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Ashtabula County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ashtabula County

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  • Ashtabula Chestnut Grove Cemetery
  • Jefferson Oakdale Cemetery

    Chestnut Grove Cemetery
    Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John Warren Prine (1862-1925) — also known as J. Warren Prine — of Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, May 19, 1862. Republican. Postmaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, 1903-15. Died May 31, 1925 (age 63 years, 12 days). Interment at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Green Perrine (1826-1863) and Mary A. (Moon) Perrine (1834-1905); married, December 23, 1887, to Marian Minnie Cameron Ross; second cousin once removed of Spencer Gale Frink (1861-1943).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Oakdale Cemetery
    Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878) — also known as Benjamin F. Wade — of Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Born in Feeding Hills, Agawam, Hampden County, Mass., October 27, 1800. Republican. Member of Ohio state senate, 1837-38, 1841-42; circuit judge in Ohio, 1847-51; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1851-69; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868. Died in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, March 2, 1878 (age 77 years, 126 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Brother of Edward Wade; uncle of Ellen Wade (who married Schuyler Colfax); granduncle of Schuyler Colfax, Jr. (1858?-?).
      Political family: Wade-Colfax family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
    Joshua R. Giddings Joshua Reed Giddings (1795-1864) — also known as Joshua R. Giddings; "The Lion of Ashtabula" — of Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Born in Tioga Point (now Athens), Bradford County, Pa., October 6, 1795. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1826; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1838-59 (16th District 1838-43, 20th District 1843-59); delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (member, Platform Committee; speaker), 1860; U.S. Consul General in Toronto, 1861-64, died in office 1864. Died in Montreal, Quebec, May 27, 1864 (age 68 years, 234 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: New York Public Library
      Stephen Asa Northway (1833-1898) — also known as Stephen A. Northway — of Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Born in New York, 1833. Republican. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1893-98; died in office 1898. Died September 18, 1898 (age about 65 years). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Miner Gibbs Norton (1857-1926) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 11, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died September 5, 1926 (age 69 years, 117 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rowland Miner Norton and Eliza Ann (Gibbs) Norton; married, August 5, 1885, to Agnes Hine.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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