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Chemung County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chemung County

Index to Locations

  • Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery
  • Elmira Unknown location
  • Elmira Fitzsimmons Cemetery
  • Elmira St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery
  • Elmira Second Street Cemetery
  • Elmira Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Horseheads Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Veteran town Van Duzer Cemetery
  • Wellsburg Ashland Cemetery


    Rural Home Cemetery
    Big Flats, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Oscar Kahler (1871-1953) — of Big Flats, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in 1871. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1923; defeated, 1921, 1923, 1939. Died in 1953 (age about 82 years). Interment at Rural Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Kahler (1841-1927) and Rosina (Keesler) Kahler (1841-1923); married to Mary Belle Lowe (1868-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Locations
    Elmira, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Barry Stanchfield (1855-1921) — also known as John B. Stanchfield — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., March 30, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1886-88; member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1895-96; candidate for Governor of New York, 1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904, 1912 (speaker); delegate to New York state constitutional convention 13th District, 1915. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died of kidney failure, in Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., June 25, 1921 (age 66 years, 87 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of John K. Stanchfield; married 1886 to Clara S. Spaulding.
      John F. Murtaugh — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state senate 41st District, 1911-14; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914. Interment somewhere.


    Fitzsimmons Cemetery
    Elmira, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Caleb Baker (1762-1849) — of Tioga County (part now in Chemung County), N.Y. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., 1762. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in New York, 1810; member of New York state assembly from Tioga County, 1813-15, 1829; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1819-21. Died in Southport (now part of Elmira), Chemung County, N.Y., June 26, 1849 (age about 86 years). Interment at Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery
    623 Franklin Street
    Elmira, Chemung County, New York
    Founded 1850
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Sheehan (1860-1951) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Ridgebury, Bradford County, Pa., 1860. Democrat. Merchant; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1903-04, 1908-11; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; postmaster at Elmira, N.Y., 1918-21. Died in 1951 (age about 91 years). Interment at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ellen 'Nellie' O'Herron.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry W. Honan (1888-1935) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in 1888. Democrat. Mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1934-35; died in office 1935. Died May 20, 1935 (age about 46 years). Interment at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Second Street Cemetery
    Elmira, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Partridge (1790-1883) — of New York. Born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vt., November 29, 1790. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1841-43. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., March 30, 1883 (age 92 years, 121 days). Interment at Second Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Elmira, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Williams Randall (1819-1872) — also known as Alexander W. Randall — of Prairieville, Milwaukee County (now Waukesha, Waukesha County), Wis.; Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis.; Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis.; Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Ames, Montgomery County, N.Y., October 31, 1819. Lawyer; postmaster at Prairieville, Wis., 1843-46; delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1846; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1855; circuit judge in Wisconsin 2nd Circuit, 1856; Governor of Wisconsin, 1858-62; U.S. Minister to Papal States, 1861-63; U.S. Postmaster General, 1866-69. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., July 26, 1872 (age 52 years, 269 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary C. Van Vechten; married, March 26, 1863, to Helen Thomas (1845-1918).
      See also National Governors Association biography — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Lucius Robinson Lucius Robinson (1810-1886) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Windham, Greene County, N.Y., November 4, 1810. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1860-61; New York state comptroller, 1862-65, 1876; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1870; Governor of New York, 1877-80; defeated, 1879; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., March 23, 1886 (age 75 years, 139 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Image source: New York Red Book 1896
      Jacob Sloat Fassett (1853-1924) — also known as J. Sloat Fassett — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., November 13, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Chemung County District Attorney, 1879-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880, 1892, 1904, 1908, 1916; member of New York state senate 27th District, 1884-91; Secretary of Republican National Committee, 1888-92; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1891; candidate for Governor of New York, 1891; U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1905-11; defeated, 1910; banker; lumber business. Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 21, 1924 (age 70 years, 160 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Newton Pomeroy Fassett (1822-1894) and Martha Ellen (Sloat) Fassett (1829-1907); married, February 13, 1879, to Jennie L. Crocker (1860-1939; daughter of Edwin Bryant Crocker; niece of Charles Crocker); fourth cousin once removed of Zenas Ferry Moody (1832-1917) and Alfred Clark Chapin.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Crocker-Whitehouse family of Sacramento, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The village of Fassett, Quebec, Canada, is named for him.  — Fassett Elementary School, in Elmira, New York, is named for him.  — Fassett Commons, a building at Elmira College, Elmira, New York, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Jacob Sloat Fassett (built 1944 at Savannah, Georgia; scrapped 1965) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Arnot Jr. (1831-1886) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., March 11, 1831. Democrat. Banker; village president of Elmira, New York, 1859-61; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1864-65, 1870-71, 1874-75; U.S. Representative from New York, 1883-86 (29th District 1883-85, 28th District 1885-86); died in office 1886. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., November 20, 1886 (age 55 years, 254 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horace Boardman Smith (1826-1888) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., August 18, 1826. Republican. Lawyer; Chemung County Judge, 1859-60; U.S. Representative from New York, 1871-75 (27th District 1871-73, 28th District 1873-75); Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1883-88; resigned 1888. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., December 26, 1888 (age 62 years, 130 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Walter Lloyd Smith (born1856).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Schmeck Flood (1844-1908) — also known as Thomas S. Flood — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., April 12, 1844. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1887-91. Died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 28, 1908 (age 64 years, 199 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick H. Flood (1811-1886) and Rachel (Schmeck) Flood; married 1870 to Frances Miller (daughter of Edmund Miller, Sr. (1808-1878)); relative *** of Frank H. Flood.
      Political family: Flood-Miller family of Elmira, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hosea Hunt Rockwell (1840-1918) — also known as Hosea H. Rockwell — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Lawrenceville, Tioga County, N.Y., May 31, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; school teacher; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1877; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1891-93; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896, 1900. English ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in 1918 (age about 78 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Rockwell and Johanna (Hunt) Rockwell; married 1877 to Hattie Heckman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Edward L. Adams Edward Le Grand Adams (1851-1928) — also known as Edward L. Adams — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., January 3, 1851. Republican. Newspaper editor; oil producer; New York State Tax Commissioner, 1895-98; U.S. Consul General in Stockholm, 1902-09; U.S. Consul in Dublin, 1909-19; Sherbrooke, 1920-24. Died in Booterstown, County Dublin, Ireland, October 2, 1928 (age 77 years, 273 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin T. Adams and Janet (Gibson) Adams; married, January 22, 1879, to Kate L. Atwater.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1919)
      Hiram Gray (1801-1890) — of New York. Born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., July 10, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1837-39; circuit judge in New York, 1846; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1847-60; Member of the New York Commission of Appeals, 1871-73; appointed 1871. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., May 6, 1890 (age 88 years, 300 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Maxwell (1792-1864) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Tioga Point (now Athens), Bradford County, Pa., February 16, 1792. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; Tioga County Clerk, 1819-29; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1829-31; newspaper editor; postmaster at Elmira, N.Y., 1834-39; Chemung County Treasurer, 1836-43; vice-president, New York & Erie Railroad, 1841. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., November 4, 1864 (age 72 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Asher Tyler (1798-1875) — of New York. Born in New York, 1798. U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1843-45. Died in 1875 (age about 77 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Samuel Diven (1809-1896) — of Angelica, Allegany County, N.Y.; Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Catharine (now Watkins Glen), Schuyler County, N.Y., February 10, 1809. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of George Miles, and later, of Samuel G. Hathaway; railroad promoter; candidate for New York state assembly, 1843 (Allegany County), 1854 (Chemung County); member of New York state senate 27th District, 1858-59; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1861-63; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1880-82. Presbyterian. Irish and English ancestry. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., June 11, 1896 (age 87 years, 122 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Diven and Eleanor (Means) Diven; married 1834 to Amanda M. Beers; married 1876 to Maria Joy.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Irvine (1820-1882) — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y.; Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Whitney Point, Broome County, N.Y., February 14, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856; U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1859-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; taken prisoner by Confederate forces at Beverly Ford, 1863, and held at Libby Prison in Richmond, Va. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 12, 1882 (age 62 years, 271 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis Henry (1885-1941) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., June 8, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1922-23; president, Oriental Consolidated Mining Company. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 23, 1941 (age 56 years, 45 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jay Maxwell Beers (1870-1941) — also known as J. Maxwell Beers — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Lindley, Steuben County, N.Y., January 1, 1870. Republican. Mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1936-41; died in office 1941. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., November 29, 1941 (age 71 years, 332 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Johnson Beers (1837-1932) and Elizabeth (Elmendorf) Beers (1844-1904); married, September 20, 1898, to Helena DeWitt (1877-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Zebulon Reed Brockway Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827-1920) — also known as Z. Reed Brockway; "Father of Prison Reform"; "Father of American Parole" — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Brockway Landing, Lyme, New London County, Conn., April 27, 1827. Warden, Elmira Reformatory, 1876-1900; mayor of Elmira, N.Y., 1906-07. Died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., 1920 (age about 93 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Woodhouse.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
      Erwin J. Baldwin (1849-1927) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Otego, Otsego County, N.Y., March 10, 1849. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1906, 1909, 1913, 1915; Prohibition candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1912; Prohibition candidate for chief judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1916. Died in Chemung, Chemung County, N.Y., May 14, 1927 (age 78 years, 65 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John J. Baldwin and Sally M. (Beardsley) Baldwin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Menzo Clinton Beardsley (1859-1946) — also known as Menzo C. Beardsley — of White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y.; Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Catharine (now Watkins Glen), Schuyler County, N.Y., October 5, 1859. Insurance agent; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1902 (19th District), 1910 (33rd District); Prohibition candidate for New York state assembly, 1911 (Chemung County), 1914 (Chemung County), 1920 (Queens County 4th District); Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916. Died in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 23, 1946 (age 86 years, 322 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James E. Beardsley (1829-1912) and Letitia P. (Coe) Beardsley (1830-1915); married to Florence May Capitola Patterson; third cousin once removed of Walter Keene Linscott (1872-1933) and Sidney Smythe Linscott.
      Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Charles W. Perry (1900-1972) — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., August 21, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; chair of Chemung County Republican Party, 1935-42; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1945-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Alpha Sigma Phi. Died in July, 1972 (age 71 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Horseheads, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edgar Tuttle Jr. (1870-1923) — also known as William E. Tuttle, Jr. — of Westfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., December 10, 1870. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1911-15; chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1913; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1916. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in 1923 (age about 52 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Van Duzer Cemetery
    County Route 15
    Veteran town, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Hulett (1805-1883) — of Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y. Born February 19, 1805. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860; member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1863. Died in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., January 26, 1883 (age 77 years, 341 days). Interment at Van Duzer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nancy McDowell, Ann Elizabeth Munson and Eliza P. Hulett.


    Ashland Cemetery
    Wellsburg, Chemung County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Rutherford Losey Decker (1904-1972) — also known as Rutherford L. Decker — of Missouri. Born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., May 27, 1904. Minister; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1960. Baptist. Died September 21, 1972 (age 68 years, 117 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dallas Mifflin Decker (1877-1936) and Ruth (Losey) Decker (1881-1969).
      See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail

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