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Lake County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lake County

Index to Locations

  • Mentor Mentor Municipal Cemetery
  • Painesville Evergreen Cemetery
  • Painesville St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Waite Hill Waite Hill Village Cemetery

    Mentor Municipal Cemetery
    Mentor, Lake County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
    James R. Garfield James Rudolph Garfield (1865-1950) — also known as James R. Garfield — of Mentor, Lake County, Ohio. Born in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio, October 17, 1865. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1896-99; member, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1902-03; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1907-09; Progressive candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1914; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932. Died in Washington, D.C., March 24, 1950 (age 84 years, 158 days). Interment at Mentor Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Abram Garfield and Lucretia Garfield; brother of Harry Augustus Garfield; married, December 30, 1890, to Helen Newell (1866-1930); fourth great-grandson of Peleg Sanford; first cousin twice removed of Stephen Daniel Tilden; second cousin once removed of Daniel Rose Tilden and Edwin Carpenter Pinney; third cousin of Claude Carpenter Pinney; third cousin once removed of Harold B. Pinney; fourth cousin once removed of Eli Thayer (1819-1899).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sprague family; Conger-Hungerford family; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, May 1902

    Evergreen Cemetery
    501 E. Main Street
    Painesville, Lake County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel H. Huntington (1765-1817) — of Trumbull County, Ohio. Born in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., October 4, 1765. Lawyer; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Trumbull County, 1802; member of Ohio state senate from Trumbull County, 1803; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1803-08; Governor of Ohio, 1808-10. Died in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, June 8, 1817 (age 51 years, 247 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Joseph Huntington (1735-1794) and Hannah (Devotion) Huntington (1743-1771); nephew and adoptive son of Samuel Huntington; first cousin once removed of Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington and Elisha Mills Huntington; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huntington; first cousin thrice removed of William Barret Ridgely; first cousin four times removed of Helen Huntington Hull; second cousin once removed of Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin of John Davenport, Ebenezer Huntington, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Abel Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin once removed of Samuel Adams (1722-1803), William Woodbridge, Zina Hyde Jr., Jabez Williams Huntington, Isaac Backus, Theodore Davenport, Charles Phelps Huntington and Henry Titus Backus; third cousin twice removed of John Hall Brockway, Robert Coit Jr., Thomas Worcester Hyde, Alonzo Mark Leffingwell, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and William Clark Huntington; third cousin thrice removed of Alexander Hamilton Waterman, Matthew Griswold, George Douglas Perkins, Charles Edward Hyde, Herman Arod Gager, Josiah Quincy, William Brainard Coit, Henry Arthur Huntington, John Sedgwick Hyde, Edward Warden Hyde, John Leffingwell Randolph and Arthur Evarts Lord; fourth cousin of Joseph Allen, Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Samuel Nicholls Smallwood and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Lathrop, Bela Edgerton, Willard J. Chapin, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter Jr., Philo Fairchild Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum and Peter Augustus Porter.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Fairbanks-Adams family of Massachusetts; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Beach Wakefield (1825-1910) — also known as James B. Wakefield — of Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minn. Born in Winsted, Litchfield County, Conn., March 21, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1857-58, 1863, 1866 (District 14 1857-58, District 20 1863, 1866); Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1866; member of Minnesota state senate 20th District, 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1868; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1876-80; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1883-87. Died in Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minn., August 25, 1910 (age 85 years, 157 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Luman Wakefield (1787-1850) and Betsey (Rockwell) Wakefield; married 1864 to Nanette Reinhart; third cousin of Albert Gallatin Wakefield (born1804).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Raymond Paige (1844-1901) — of Ohio. Born in Madison, Lake County, Ohio, April 8, 1844. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1883-85. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 30, 1901 (age 57 years, 83 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Maynard Murray (1841-1913) — of Painesville, Lake County, Ohio; Piqua, Miami County, Ohio; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Concord, Lake County, Ohio, November 28, 1841. Democrat. Mayor of Painesville, Ohio, 1877-79; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1883-85. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 2, 1913 (age 71 years, 247 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Painesville, Lake County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Stanton (1924-2002) — also known as J. William Stanton — of Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Born in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, February 20, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lake County Commissioner, 1956-64; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1965-83. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Jaycees. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., April 11, 2002 (age 78 years, 50 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank M. Stanton and Mary (Callinan) Stanton; married, December 3, 1966, to Margaret Smeeton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Waite Hill Village Cemetery
    Waite Hill, Lake County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
    Florence Ellinwood Allen Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966) — also known as Florence E. Allen — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1921-22; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1922-34; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1926; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1934-59; took senior status 1959. Female. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Association of University Women; Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Beta Pi; Delta Kappa Gamma; Kappa Delta Pi. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2005. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 12, 1966 (age 82 years, 173 days). Interment at Waite Hill Village Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Clarence Emir Allen (1852-1932) and Corinne Marie (Tuckerman) Allen.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
      Image source: Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio (1921)

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