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New Jersey

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Union County

Index to Locations

  • Berkeley Heights St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Elizabeth First Presbyterian Church Burial Ground
  • Elizabeth First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Elizabeth First Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Elizabeth St. John's Churchyard
  • Hillside Bnai Jeshurun Cemetery
  • Hillside Evergreen Cemetery
  • Hillside Oheb Shalom Cemetery
  • Linden Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery
  • Plainfield Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Rahway Rahway Cemetery
  • Rahway St. Gertrude's Cemetery
  • Scotch Plains Hillside Cemetery
  • Scotch Plains Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Westfield Fairview Cemetery
  • Westfield Old Presbyterian Cemetery


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Berkeley Heights, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Steven J. Bercik (d. 2003) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., 1957-64; New Jersey Waterfront Commissioner for New York Harbor, 1966-71; juvenile court judge in New Jersey, 1972-88. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died June 14, 2003. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Catherine V. Clark.


    First Presbyterian Church Burial Ground
    Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Aaron Ogden (1756-1839) — of New Jersey. Born in New Jersey, December 3, 1756. U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1801-03; Governor of New Jersey, 1812-13; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1812-13. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died April 19, 1839 (age 82 years, 137 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Burial Ground.
      Relatives: Granduncle of Daniel Haines (1801-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Stephen Crane (1709-1780) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., 1709. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1774. Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., July 1, 1780 (age about 71 years). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Joseph Halsey Crane (1782-1851).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    First Presbyterian Churchyard
    Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Elias Dayton (1737-1807) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., May 1, 1737. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1778; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1791-92, 1794-96; mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1795-1805. Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., October 22, 1807 (age 70 years, 174 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Churchyard.
      Relatives: Father of Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824).
      Political family: Dayton family of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    St. John's Churchyard
    61 Broad Street
    Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., October 16, 1760. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1786-87, 1790, 1814-15; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1787-89; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1791-99; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1795-99; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1799-1805. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons. Arrested in 1807 on charges of conspiring with Aaron Burr in treasonable projects; gave bail and was released, but never brought to trial. Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., October 9, 1824 (age 63 years, 359 days). Entombed at St. John's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Dayton (1737-1807); distant relative *** of William Lewis Dayton.
      Political family: Dayton family of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
      The city of Dayton, Ohio, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Halsted Williamson (1767-1844) — also known as Isaac H. Williamson — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., September 27, 1767. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1816; Governor of New Jersey, 1817-29; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1817-29; mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1830-33; member of New Jersey State Council, 1831-32; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1844. Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., July 10, 1844 (age 76 years, 287 days). Interment at St. John's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Matthias Williamson and Susannah (Halsted) Williamson; married 1808 to Anne Crossdale Jouet (1777-1853); father of Benjamin Williamson (1812?-?).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John De Hart (1727-1795) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., July 25, 1727. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1774-76; postmaster at Elizabethtown, N.J., 1775-76; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1776-77; mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1789-95; died in office 1795. Died in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., June 1, 1795 (age 67 years, 311 days). Interment at St. John's Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob De Hart (1699-1777) and Abigail (Crane) De Hart; grandfather of Mary D. Mayo (who married Winfield Scott (1786-1866)).
      Political family: Scott-DeHart-Hanna family of New Jersey and Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Williamson Scudder (1816-1881) — also known as Isaac W. Scudder — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., 1816. Republican. Lawyer; Hudson County Prosecutor of the Pleas, 1845-55; director and counsel for railroad and canal companies; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1873-75. Died in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., September 10, 1881 (age about 65 years). Interment at St. John's Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bnai Jeshurun Cemetery
    Hillside, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Lippman (1864-1934) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J.; South Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., October 30, 1864. Republican. Banker; insurance executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920 (alternate), 1928, 1932 (alternate). Jewish. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in South Orange, Essex County, N.J., March 23, 1934 (age 69 years, 144 days). Interment at Bnai Jeshurun Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Leopold Lippman (1817-1882) and Elizabeth (Beumel) Lippman (1938-1913); married to May Rosenstein (1872-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    1137 N. Broad Street
    Hillside, Union County, New Jersey
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerome Taylor Congleton (1876-1936) — also known as Jerome T. Congleton — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., August 25, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1928-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932. Methodist or Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks. Died, from a heart attack, while sitting in his car, in Newark, Essex County, N.J., December 10, 1936 (age 60 years, 107 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Norton Congleton and Mary Isabel (Wade) Congleton; married, October 16, 1901, to Jessie Oakley Tobin.
      See also Wikipedia article
      William Jay Magie (1832-1917) — also known as William J. Magie — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., December 9, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; Union County Prosecutor of the Pleas, 1866-71; member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1876-78; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1880-97; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1897-1900; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1900-08. Died in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., January 15, 1917 (age 84 years, 37 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Frances Baldwin (1834-1894).
      Epitaph: "The path of the just is as the shining light."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Kean (1852-1914) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J.; Union Township, Union County, N.J. Born in Union Township, Union County, N.J., December 4, 1852. Republican. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1883-85, 1887-89; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1892; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1899-1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1904. Died November 4, 1914 (age 61 years, 335 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Kean (1814-1895) and Lucinetta 'Lucy' (Halsted) Kean (1825-1912); brother of Hamilton Fish Kean; uncle of Robert Winthrop Kean; granduncle of Thomas Howard Kean; great-grandson of John Kean (1756-1795); great-grandnephew of Philip Peter Livingston; great-granduncle of Thomas Howard Kean, Jr.; second great-grandson of Peter Van Brugh Livingston and Lewis Morris; second great-grandnephew of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Philip Livingston and William Livingston; third great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775) and Gilbert Livingston; fourth great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder and Pieter Van Brugh; fourth great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724), Abraham de Peyster, Johannes Cuyler, Johannes de Peyster and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin of Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); first cousin once removed of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); first cousin twice removed of Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873) and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); first cousin thrice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward; first cousin four times removed of Robert Gilbert Livingston and Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775); first cousin five times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger, Johannes DePeyster, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746), Cornelis Cuyler and John Cruger, Jr.; first cousin six times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin twice removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843), Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston and William Jay; second cousin thrice removed of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. and Edward Livingston (1764-1836); second cousin four times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler, Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), Philip P. Schuyler, Stephen John Schuyler and Henry Cruger; third cousin once removed of Philip Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), Henry Bell Van Rensselaer and John Jay II; third cousin twice removed of Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); third cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), James Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and Philip DePeyster; fourth cousin of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?); fourth cousin once removed of Gilbert Livingston Thompson, John Jacob Astor III, Herbert Livingston Satterlee, Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933), Bronson Murray Cutting, Robert Reginald Livingston and Brockholst Livingston.
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William Sulzer William Sulzer (1863-1941) — also known as "Plain Bill" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., March 18, 1863. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1890-94, 1914 (New York County 14th District 1890-92, New York County 10th District 1893-94, New York County 6th District 1914); Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1893; U.S. Representative from New York, 1895-1912 (11th District 1895-1903, 10th District 1903-12); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896, 1900, 1912 (speaker); Governor of New York, 1913; removed 1913; defeated, 1914, 1914. Presbyterian. German and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Impeached and removed from office as governor, 1913. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 6, 1941 (age 78 years, 233 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Sulzer and Lydia Sulzer; brother of Charles August Sulzer (1879-1919); married, January 7, 1908, to Clara Rodelheim.
      Cross-reference: Alexander S. Bacon
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
      William Chetwood (1771-1857) — of New Jersey. Born in Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J., June 17, 1771. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1836-37; mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1839-42. Died in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., December 17, 1857 (age 86 years, 183 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      David Naar (1800-1880) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J.; Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), November 6, 1800. Democrat. Mayor of Elizabethtown, N.J., 1842-45; U.S. Consul in SAINT Thomas, 1848; newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1860; New Jersey state treasurer, 1865. Jewish. Portugese ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., February 24, 1880 (age 79 years, 110 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua Naar (1769-1834).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Phineas Jones (1819-1884) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., April 18, 1819. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1873-74; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1881-83. Died April 19, 1884 (age 65 years, 1 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Amos Clark, Jr. (1828-1912) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 8, 1828. Republican. Member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1867-69; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1873-75; defeated, 1874. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 31, 1912 (age 83 years, 358 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Brisbin (1818-1880) — of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pa.; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Sherburne, Chenango County, N.Y., July 13, 1818. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1851. Died in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 13, 1880 (age 61 years, 215 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Second cousin twice removed of James Willsie Brisbin; second cousin thrice removed of Willsie Ernest Brisbin (1908-1948).
      Political family: Brisbin family of Vermont.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles August Sulzer (1879-1919) — also known as Charles A. Sulzer — of Sulzer, Prince of Wales-Hyder census area, Alaska. Born in Roselle, Union County, N.J., February 24, 1879. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Alaska territorial senate 1st District, 1915-17; resigned 1917; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1917-19, 1919; died in office 1919. Died in Sulzer, Prince of Wales-Hyder census area, Alaska, April 28, 1919 (age 40 years, 63 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Sulzer (1863-1941).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Howard P. Frothingham (1861-1907) — of Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1861. Stockbroker; mayor of Mt. Arlington, N.J., 1891. Following large financial losses, he jumped from the second-story window of his home, fell about 30 feet, fractured his skull, and subsequently died, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1907 (age 45 years, 327 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oheb Shalom Cemetery
    Hillside, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Meyer C. Ellenstein (1886-1967) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 15, 1886. Democrat. Dentist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 (alternate), 1940, 1948; lawyer; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1933-41; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1952. Jewish. Died February 11, 1967 (age 80 years, 119 days). Interment at Oheb Shalom Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Max Ellenstein and Libby (Bzuroff) Ellenstein; married, March 15, 1913, to Hilda Hausner (divorced 1943); married, September 25, 1943, to Ruth Tlusty.
      See also Wikipedia article


    Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery
    355 East Linden Avenue
    Linden, Union County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Anthony LeFante (1928-1997) — also known as Joseph A. LeFante — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J.; Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., September 8, 1928. Democrat. Furniture merchant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1970-76 (District 12-A 1970-73, 31st District 1974-76); U.S. Representative from New Jersey 14th District, 1977-78; resigned 1978; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1982. In the 1984 election, he headed a group called "Democrats for Reagan-Bush.". Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1997 (age 68 years, 171 days). Interment at Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Hudak (c.1935-1996) — of Linden, Union County, N.J. Born about 1935. Democrat. Mayor of Linden, N.J., 1983-87; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 20th District, 1986-93. Died, probably from a heart attack, in Linden, Union County, N.J., November 4, 1996 (age about 61 years). Interment at Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harwood Edward Odery Fish (1875-1934) — also known as Harwood E. Fish — of Roselle Park, Union County, N.J. Born in Otterville, Ontario, August 23, 1875. Mayor of Roselle Park, N.J., 1912-16. Killed himself with illuminating gas, in Roselle Park, Union County, N.J., September 4, 1934 (age 59 years, 12 days). Interment at Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John DeField Fish (1833-1911) and Janette Ann (Titus) Fish (1843-1886); married, June 22, 1898, to Florence Adeline More (1879-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Eaton Cary (1803-1888) — of Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Coventry, Kent County, R.I., April 30, 1803. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1843-45. Died in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., 1888 (age about 85 years). Interment at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rahway Cemetery
    Rahway, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Clark (1726-1794) — of Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth, Union County), N.J. Born near Elizabethtown, Essex County (now Elizabeth Union County), N.J., February 15, 1726. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1776-78, 1779-83, 1787-89; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1776, 1783-85; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1791-94; died in office 1794. Presbyterian. Died in Rahway, Union County, N.J., September 15, 1794 (age 68 years, 212 days). Interment at Rahway Cemetery.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Abraham Clark (built 1941, wrecked and scrapped 1959) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Almeth White Hoff (1878-1950) — also known as Almeth W. Hoff — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 24, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1911-12, 1914-15; defeated, 1933; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum. Died, from a heart ailment, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 22, 1950 (age 71 years, 272 days). Interment at Rahway Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph F. Hoff and Sarah Adelia (White) Hoff (1853-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Marsh Price (1809-1892) — also known as Benjamin M. Price — of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, N.J.; Rahway, Union County, N.J. Born in Rahway, Union County, N.J., October 4, 1809. Democrat. Banker; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1858; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1864. Died in Rahway, Union County, N.J., September 10, 1892 (age 82 years, 342 days). Interment at Rahway Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Gertrude's Cemetery
    Rahway, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      James Paul Mitchell (1900-1964) — also known as James P. Mitchell — of Little Silver, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., November 12, 1900. Republican. U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1953-61; candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1961. Died October 19, 1964 (age 63 years, 342 days). Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Stephen Horn
      See also NNDB dossier


    Hillside Cemetery
    1401 Woodland Avenue
    Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Edgar Martine (1850-1925) — also known as James E. Martine; "Farmer Jim" — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 25, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1911-17; defeated, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912 (speaker). Died February 26, 1925 (age 74 years, 185 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Nelson Runyon (1871-1931) — also known as William N. Runyon — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., March 5, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1915-17; member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1918-22; Governor of New Jersey, 1919-20; defeated, 1919, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1923. Died November 9, 1931 (age 60 years, 249 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Charles Aubrey Eaton (1868-1953) — also known as Charles A. Eaton; "Doc" — of Natick, Middlesex County, Mass.; Toronto, Ontario; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Watchung, North Plainfield, Somerset County, N.J. Born in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, March 29, 1868. Republican. Baptist minister; magazine editor; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920, 1924; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1925-53 (4th District 1925-33, 5th District 1933-53). Baptist. Member, Union League. Died in Washington, D.C., January 23, 1953 (age 84 years, 300 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Eaton and Mary D. (Parker) Eaton; married, June 26, 1895, to Mary Winifred Parlin (c.1874-1948); uncle of William Robb Eaton (1877-1942).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest Robinson Ackerman (1863-1931) — also known as Ernest R. Ackerman — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 17, 1863. Republican. President, Lawrence Portland Cement Company; banker; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1896; member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1906-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1908, 1916; member of New Jersey state board of education, 1918-20; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1919-31; died in office 1931. Presbyterian. Member, Union League. He was elected to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 2000. Died, of heart disease, in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., October 18, 1931 (age 68 years, 123 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ellen Robinson (Morgan) Ackerman (1836-1905) and James Hervey Ackerman (1837-1885); married 1892 to Mora L. Weber.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Percy Hamilton Stewart (1867-1951) — also known as Percy H. Stewart — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 10, 1867. Democrat. Mayor of Plainfield, N.J., 1912; chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1914; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1928; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1931-33; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1932. Died June 30, 1951 (age 84 years, 171 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Peters Stevens (1868-1929) — also known as J. P. Stevens — of Fanwood, Union County, N.J.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in North Andover, Essex County, Mass., February 2, 1868. Republican. Dry goods merchant; postmaster at Fanwood, N.J., 1901-03; founder of J.P. Stevens textile firm; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1928. Member, Union League. Died in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., October 27, 1929 (age 61 years, 267 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Susan Elizabeth (Peters) Stevens (1835-1871) and Horace Nathaniel Stevens (1837-1876); married, February 12, 1895, to Edna Ten Broek (1875-1964); nephew of Charles Abbot Stevens and Moses Tyler Stevens (1825-1907).
      Political family: Stevens family of North Andover, Massachusetts.
      J.P. Stevens High School, in Edison, New Jersey, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Washburn Yates (1826-1904) — also known as Joseph W. Yates — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine, January 30, 1826. Democrat. Ship captain; importer and exporter; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1871; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee); Consul for Liberia in New York, N.Y., 1881-97. Died in Lake Minnewaska, Ulster County, N.Y., July 29, 1904 (age 78 years, 181 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Yates (1788-1840) and Catherine (Young) Yates (1798-1836); married, November 8, 1855, to Susan Gray Jackson (1831-1913); father of Frederick Washburn Yates; third cousin twice removed of Simeon Baldwin; third cousin thrice removed of John Adams (1735-1826); fourth cousin once removed of Roger Sherman Baldwin and Caleb Cummings Libby.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Sprague family of Providence, Rhode Island; Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts; Baldwin-Yates-Adams family of Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Pierre Mali (1856-1923) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Verviers, Belgium, August 19, 1856. Woollen manufacturer; importing business; Vice-Consul for Belgium in New York, N.Y., 1889-99; Consul for Belgium in New York, N.Y., 1899-1901; Honorary Consul-General for Belgium in New York, N.Y., 1921. Belgian ancestry. Died in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., October 4, 1923 (age 67 years, 46 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jules Mali; married, April 30, 1892, to Frances Johnston (1857-1928); father of John Taylor Johnston Mali and Gertrude Mali (1894-1984; who married Douglas Maxwell Moffat (1881-1956)); grandson of Henry William Theodore Mali; grandnephew of Charles Mali.
      Political family: Mali family of New York City, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Washburn Yates (1866-1930) — also known as Frederick W. Yates — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., March 9, 1866. Lawyer; Consul for Liberia in New York, N.Y., 1898-1901. Presbyterian. Died, from heart trouble, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 10, 1930 (age 64 years, 215 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Washburn Yates (1826-1904) and Susan Gray (Jackson) Yates (1831-1913); married 1894 to Bertha Kedzie Cornwell (1868-1938); third cousin thrice removed of Simeon Baldwin.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Libby-Felt family of Maine; Baldwin-Yates-Adams family of Maine; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery
    333 Park Avenue
    Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey
    Founded 1742
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Kyte (1846-1900) — of Fanwood, Union County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1846. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1891-93; Union County Sheriff, 1894-97; mayor of Fanwood, N.J., 1898-1900. Died, from pneumonia, in Fanwood, Union County, N.J., May 5, 1900 (age about 53 years). Interment at Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairview Cemetery
    Westfield, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Newell Fowler (1852-1932) — also known as Charles N. Fowler — of Beloit, Mitchell County, Kan.; Cranford, Union County, N.J.; Elizabeth, Union County, N.J.; Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Lena, Stephenson County, Ill., November 2, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1895-1911 (8th District 1895-1903, 5th District 1903-11); member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1898-1907. Died in Orange, Essex County, N.J., May 27, 1932 (age 79 years, 207 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arthur N. Pierson (b. 1867) — of Westfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Westfield, Union County, N.J., June 23, 1867. Republican. Wholesale sewer pipe and clay products business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1915-22; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1919; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916; member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1923-32. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Robert Sayre MacCormack (1872-1938) — also known as Robert S. MacCormack — of Westfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1872. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; president of a fruit auction company; president, New York Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exchange; director, Franklin National Bank of New York; mayor of Westfield, N.J., 1936-38; died in office 1938. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, in Memorial Hospital, Rahway, Union County, N.J., September 7, 1938 (age about 66 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Emily Florence Waterbury (1890-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Presbyterian Cemetery
    Westfield, Union County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      William Radford (1814-1870) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 24, 1814. Democrat. Merchant; village president of Yonkers, New York, 1855-56; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1863-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864. Died in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., January 18, 1870 (age 55 years, 208 days). Interment at Old Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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