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Perry County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Perry County

Index to Locations

  • Madison Township Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
  • New Lexington Maplewood Cemetery
  • New Lexington New Lexington Cemetery
  • Somerset Holy Trinity Cemetery

    Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
    Madison Township, Perry County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Ritchey (1801-1863) — of Somerset, Perry County, Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, 1801. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1847-49, 1853-55 (13th District 1847-49, 11th District 1853-55). Died in 1863 (age about 62 years). Interment at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Maplewood Cemetery
    New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Mell Gilbert Underwood (1892-1972) — also known as Mell G. Underwood — of New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. Born in Morgan County, Ohio, January 30, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1923-36; defeated, 1920; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, 1936-67. Died near New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio, March 8, 1972 (age 80 years, 38 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Flora E. Lewis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    New Lexington Cemetery
    New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice H. Donahue (1864-1928) — of New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio. Born in Monroe, Richland County, Ohio, May 10, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; Perry County Prosecutor, 1887-1903; circuit judge in Ohio 5th Circuit, 1901-10; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1911-19; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1919-28; died in office 1928. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, September 10, 1928 (age 64 years, 123 days). Interment at New Lexington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maurice Donahue and Louise (O'Neil) Donahue.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges

    Holy Trinity Cemetery
    Somerset, Perry County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edward Finck (1822-1901) — also known as William E. Finck — of Somerset, Perry County, Ohio. Born in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, September 1, 1822. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate 15th District, 1852-53, 1862-63; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1852; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1863-67, 1874-75; Democratic candidate for justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1868. Died in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio, January 25, 1901 (age 78 years, 146 days). Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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