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Camden County
New Jersey

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Camden County

Index to Locations

  • Bellmawr New St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Camden Evergreen Cemetery
  • Camden Harleigh Cemetery
  • Camden Newton Burying Ground
  • Cherry Hill Calvary Cemetery
  • Cherry Hill Locustwood Memorial Park
  • Cherry Hill Township Colestown Cemetery
  • Haddonfield Haddonfield Baptist Churchyard
  • Pennsauken Arlington Cemetery


    New St. Mary's Cemetery
    Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Michael Madden (1907-1976) — also known as Thomas M. Madden — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 28, 1907. Lawyer; assistant U.S. Attorney; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1945-68; took senior status 1968. Died in Collingswood, Camden County, N.J., March 29, 1976 (age 69 years, 1 days). Interment at New St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Camden, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Christopher Augustus Bergen (1841-1905) — of New Jersey. Born in Bridge Point, Somerset County, N.J., August 2, 1841. Republican. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1889-93. Died in Haverford, Delaware County, Pa., February 18, 1905 (age 63 years, 200 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Harleigh Cemetery
    Camden, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
    William J. Sewell William Joyce Sewell (1835-1901) — also known as William J. Sewell — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, December 6, 1835. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; railroad executive; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1873-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896 (speaker), 1900; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1881-87, 1895-1901; died in office 1901. Received the Medal of Honor in 1896 for action at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., December 27, 1901 (age 66 years, 21 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902
      David Baird (1839-1927) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Londonderry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), April 7, 1839. Republican. Lumber business; banker; Camden County Freeholder, 1876-80; Camden County Sheriff, 1887-89, 1895-97; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1904, 1916; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1918-19; appointed 1918. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., February 25, 1927 (age 87 years, 324 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 23, 1868, to Christiana Beatty; father of David Baird Jr. (1881-1955).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Anderson Wolverton (1880-1969) — also known as Charles A. Wolverton — of Camden, Camden County, N.J.; Merchantville, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., October 24, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1915-18; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1918; Camden County Prosecutor of the Pleas, 1918-23; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1927-59. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Union League. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., May 16, 1969 (age 88 years, 204 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles S. Wolverton and Margaret Wolverton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Baird Jr. (1881-1955) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., October 10, 1881. Republican. Lumber business; director, First Camden National Bank; director, West Jersey & Seashore Railroad; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1929-30; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1931. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., February 28, 1955 (age 73 years, 141 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Baird (1839-1927) and Christiana Baird; married, June 21, 1930, to Frances H. Smith.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William John Browning (1850-1920) — also known as William J. Browning — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., April 11, 1850. Republican. Dry goods merchant; postmaster at Camden, N.J., 1889-94; insurance business; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1911-20; died in office 1920. Died, from a heart attack, in the barber shop of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1920 (age 69 years, 348 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert E. Burling (1891-1960) — of Pennsauken, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., August 3, 1891. Lawyer; law partner of John B. Kates; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1936-38; circuit judge in New Jersey, 1942-47; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1947-60; died in office 1960. Died October 29, 1960 (age 69 years, 87 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson Donges (b. 1875) — also known as Ralph W. E. Donges — of Camden, Camden County, N.J.; Collingswood, Camden County, N.J. Born in Donaldson, Schuylkill County, Pa., May 5, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in New Jersey, 1920-30; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1930-48; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1948-51. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Moose; Elks. Entombed in mausoleum at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Ralph Waldo Emerson
      Relatives: Son of John W. Donges and Rose (Renaud) Donges; married, October 1, 1921, to Lillian L. Mosebach.
      John Farson Starr (1818-1904) — also known as John F. Starr — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Pennsylvania, 1818. Republican. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1863-67. Died in 1904 (age about 86 years). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Louis Theodore DeRousse (1844-1921) — also known as Louis T. DeRousse — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 29, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; accountant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1895-97; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1896; postmaster at Camden, N.J., 1898-1903. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in West Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 27, 1921 (age 77 years, 90 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Charles Shimer Boyer (1869-1936).
      Ella Reeve Bloor (1862-1951) — of New York. Born July 8, 1862. Socialist. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1918. Female. Died August 10, 1951 (age 89 years, 33 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Charles Shimer Boyer (1869-1936) — also known as Charles S. Boyer — of Camden, Camden County, N.J.; Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J. Born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., May 23, 1869. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J., November 10, 1936 (age 67 years, 171 days). Interment at Harleigh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Louis Theodore DeRousse (1844-1921).


    Newton Burying Ground
    Camden, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Matlack Cooper (1768-1843) — also known as Richard M. Cooper — of Cooper's Ferry, Gloucester County (now Camden, Camden County), N.J. Born in Gloucester County, N.J., February 29, 1768. Member of New Jersey state legislature, 1800; postmaster at Cooper's Ferry, N.J., 1810-29; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1829-33. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., March 10, 1843 (age 75 years, 0 days). Interment at Newton Burying Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      William Thomas Cahill (1912-1996) — also known as William T. Cahill — of Collingswood, Camden County, N.J.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 25, 1912. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1952-53; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1959-70 (1st District 1959-67, 6th District 1967-70); Governor of New Jersey, 1970-74; defeated in primary, 1973; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1972 (delegation chair). Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Haddonfield, Camden County, N.J., July 1, 1996 (age 84 years, 6 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Nelson G. Gross
      Campaign slogan (1969): "For Answers in New Jersey"
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Locustwood Memorial Park
    1500 Marlton Pike West
    Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey
    Founded 1903
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Herbert Adler (1959-2011) — also known as John H. Adler — of Cherry Hill, Camden County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 23, 1959. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state senate 6th District, 1991-2008; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 2009-; defeated, 1990. Jewish. Died while recovering from heart surgery, in connection with a staph infection, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 4, 2011 (age 51 years, 224 days). Interment at Locustwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Shelley Levitan.
      Epitaph: "Beloved husband and father -- He loved his family and his country -- missed terribly by both."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Colestown Cemetery
    Cherry Hill Township, Camden County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Gilmore Cattell (1816-1894) — also known as Alexander G. Cattell — of Salem County, N.J.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Merchantville, Camden County, N.J. Born in Salem, Salem County, N.J., February 12, 1816. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1840; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1844; banker; financier; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1866-71; member of Republican National Committee from New Jersey, 1872-. Died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., April 8, 1894 (age 78 years, 55 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Ford Patterson Jr. (1867-1935) — also known as Francis F. Patterson, Jr. — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., July 30, 1867. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1900; Camden County Clerk, 1901-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916 (alternate), 1920; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1920-27; banker. Died in Merchantville, Camden County, N.J., November 30, 1935 (age 68 years, 123 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Ford Patterson and Abigail (Null) Patterson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Grant Garrison (1849-1924) — also known as Charles G. Garrison — of Merchantville, Camden County, N.J. Born in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, N.J., August 3, 1849. Democrat. Physician; lawyer; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1888-93, 1896-1900; resigned 1893. Episcopalian. Died April 22, 1924 (age 74 years, 263 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Joseph Fithian Garrison (1823-1892) and Elizabeth Vanarsdale (Grant) Garrison (1829-1903); brother of Lindley Miller Garrison; married, March 4, 1880, to Anna Hoffman Miller; grandnephew of Amos Fithian Garrison Sr.; first cousin thrice removed of Reuben Fithian; second cousin thrice removed of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; third cousin once removed of James Ezra Sayers, Alexander Robeson Fithian and Mary Estelle Sayers; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Garrison; third cousin thrice removed of Floyd James Fithian; fourth cousin of George Hires, Benjamin Franklin Hires, Albert Harwood Sayers, James Hampton Fithian and Jane Sayers; fourth cousin once removed of Lucius E. Hires (1860-1937), Nathaniel Stretch Hires, Charles Royal Hires and Albert Allison Sayers.
      Political family: Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Kessler Hay (1809-1881) — also known as Andrew K. Hay — of Winslow, Camden County, N.J. Born near Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., January 19, 1809. Glass manufacturing business; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1849-51; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1872; president, Camden and Atlantic Railroad, 1872-76. Died in Winslow, Camden County, N.J., February 7, 1881 (age 72 years, 19 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Hiram Lennox (1842-1907) — also known as Albert H. Lennox; Albert Hiram Lenox — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., December 22, 1842. Shipbroker; commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Haiti in Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-83; Consul for Greece in Philadelphia, Pa., 1881-91; Consul for Haiti in Philadelphia, Pa., 1883-91; in 1891, he and other officers of some mutual benefit associations were charged in Philadelphia with obtaining money under false pretenses; in 1894, he resisted eviction for non-payment of rent; he was no longer consul, but falsely claimd diplomatic immunity; the government of Haiti contradicted his claim, and a scandal resulted. Died in Camden, Camden County, N.J., July 4, 1907 (age 64 years, 194 days). Interment at Colestown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Jane Lenox and Hiram Lenox (1818-1892); married to Emma Stoy (1846-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Haddonfield Baptist Churchyard
    Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Eastlack Driscoll (1902-1975) — also known as Alfred E. Driscoll — of Haddonfield, Camden County, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 25, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1939-41; Governor of New Jersey, 1947-54; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948, 1952 (speaker); member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55. Presbyterian. Member, Psi Upsilon. Died March 9, 1975 (age 72 years, 135 days). Interment at Haddonfield Baptist Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Roble Driscoll and Mattie (Eastlack) Driscoll; married 1932 to Antoinette Ware Tatem.
      The Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway, over the Raritan River, between Sayreville & Woodbridge, New Jersey, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article


    Arlington Cemetery
    Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Gilbert Rhoads Willson (1881-1967) — also known as Gilbert R. Willson — of Laredo, Webb County, Tex.; Point Rock, Oneida County, N.Y.; Pennsauken, Camden County, N.J. Born in Lee Center, Oneida County, N.Y., April 23, 1881. School teacher; U.S. Consul in Matamoros, 1918-24; Yarmouth, 1924-29; Lagos, as of 1932; Piedras Negras, as of 1938. Died, in Cooper Hospital, Camden, Camden County, N.J., March 20, 1967 (age 85 years, 331 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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