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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Summit County

Index to Locations

  • Akron East Akron Cemetery
  • Akron Glendale Cemetery
  • Akron Mt. Peace Cemetery
  • Fairlawn Rose Hill Burial Park
  • Hudson Unknown location
  • Hudson Hudson Cemetery
  • New Franklin Manchester Cemetery
  • Northfield Northfield Macedonia Cemetery
  • Richfield West Richfield Cemetery
  • Tallmadge Tallmadge Cemetery


    East Akron Cemetery
    1135 East Market Street
    Akron, Summit County, Ohio
    Founded 1853
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Rollo C. Witwer (1887-1940) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Stark County, Ohio, March 16, 1887. Democrat. Candidate in primary for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1933; postmaster at Akron, Ohio, 1936-40 (acting, 1936). Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 19, 1940 (age 53 years, 156 days). Interment at East Akron Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Glendale Cemetery
    Akron, Summit County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Clinard Rybolt (1869-1937) — also known as D. C. Rybolt — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Milford, Clermont County, Ohio, October 30, 1869. Republican. School principal; mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1922-27; defeated, 1927; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1922. Methodist. Died in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, August 10, 1937 (age 67 years, 284 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Dew Rybolt (1841-1921) and Wineford (Morison) Rybolt (1846-1886); married to Maude C. Thackara (1870-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles Dick Charles William Frederick Dick (1858-1945) — also known as Charles W. F. Dick — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, November 3, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Summit County Auditor, 1886-98; chair of Summit County Republican Party, 1887-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904; Ohio Republican state chair, 1892-94, 1899-1907; Secretary of Republican National Committee, 1897-1900; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1898-1904; resigned 1904; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1904-11; defeated in primary, 1926, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, March 13, 1945 (age 86 years, 130 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gottlieb Dick and Magdalena Dick; married, June 30, 1881, to Carrie R. Peterson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Representative Men of Ohio, 1900-03
      Elsworth Raymond Bathrick (1863-1917) — also known as Elsworth R. Bathrick — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born near Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., January 6, 1863. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1911-15, 1917 (19th District 1911-15, 14th District 1917); died in office 1917. Underwent surgery for gallstones, and died ten days later, probably from infection, in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, December 23, 1917 (age 54 years, 351 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sumner Bathrick and Louisa Bathrick; married 1889 to May L. Clark.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Hanford Upson (1823-1910) — also known as William H. Upson — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, January 11, 1823. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Sidney Edgerton; member of Ohio state senate, 1854-55; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1864, 1876; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1869-73; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1883; circuit judge in Ohio, 1885-93 (6th Circuit 1885-88, 8th Circuit 1888-93). Congregationalist. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, April 13, 1910 (age 87 years, 92 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Polly (Wright) Upson (1786-1872) and Daniel Upson; married, May 20, 1856, to Julia Ann Ford (1835-1926); grandfather of William Hazlett Upson; third cousin once removed of Charles Upson, Harvey Washington Upson, Gad Ely Upson (1823-1866) and Andrew Seth Upson; third cousin twice removed of James Wesley Upson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Upson-Dawes family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Frederick Seiberling (1918-2008) — of Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, September 8, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1971-87. Presbyterian. Died in Copley, Summit County, Ohio, August 2, 2008 (age 89 years, 329 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Frederick Seiberling (1888-1962) and Henrietta McBayer (Buckler) Seiberling (1888-1979); married to Elizabeth Behr (1920-2017); grandnephew of Charles Willard Seiberling (1861-1946); first cousin twice removed of Francis Seiberling.
      Political family: Seiberling family of Akron, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Crouse (1832-1912) — also known as George W. Crouse — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, November 23, 1832. Republican. School teacher; Summit County Auditor, 1858-63; Summit County Treasurer, 1863; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Summit County Commissioner, 1874-75; member of Ohio state senate, 1885-87; U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1887-89. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, January 5, 1912 (age 79 years, 43 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Peace Cemetery
    Akron, Summit County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Ray Charles Bliss (1907-1981) — also known as Ray C. Bliss — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, December 16, 1907. Republican. Insurance business; chair of Summit County Republican Party, 1942-60; member of Ohio Republican State Central Committee, 1944-65; Ohio Republican state chair, 1949-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1952-80; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1965-69; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1960-64. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Suffered a heart attack at his office, and died soon after at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, August 6, 1981 (age 73 years, 233 days). Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emil Bliss and Emilie (Wieland) Bliss; married 1959 to Ellen F. Palmer.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rose Hill Burial Park
    3653 West Market Street
    Fairlawn, Summit County, Ohio
    Founded 1920
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Landon Knight (1867-1933) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., June 18, 1867. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1924; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1921-23. Died September 26, 1933 (age 66 years, 100 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest Louis Marting (1885-1964) — also known as E. L. Marting — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, February 14, 1885. Candidate for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1931. German ancestry. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, February 21, 1964 (age 79 years, 7 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Marting (1854-1914) and Caroline (Frowine) Marting (1854-1928); married to Bertha Luella Barr (1886-1967); first cousin once removed of Henry Adam Marting (1850-1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Seiberling (1870-1945) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, September 20, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1929-33. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, February 1, 1945 (age 74 years, 134 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Septimus Seiberling (1847-1873) and Joseva Ann (Myers) Seiberling (1851-1926); first cousin of Charles Willard Seiberling; first cousin twice removed of John Frederick Seiberling (1918-2008).
      Political family: Seiberling family of Akron, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest H. Clinedinst (1884-1926) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Virginia, September 23, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1921; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924. Died, from lobar pneumonia and "La Grippe" (influenza), in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, April 6, 1926 (age 41 years, 195 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park; cenotaph at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Market, Va.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fred William Yoos (1879-1940) — also known as Fred W. Yoos — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 20, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; railroad flagman; police officer; rubber tire worker; after serving as an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan, he resigned, or was expelled, and announced in January 1923 that he would expose corruption and "un-American prejudice" in the local Klan organization; on January 18, police received an anonymous "tip off" that Yoos was illegally carrying a concealed weapon; he was searched, and no weapon was found on his person, but a companion had a gun, and Yoos was arrested and held in jail for days until released; he continued to express opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, but did not make the disclosures he promised; Independent candidate for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1923. German ancestry. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Freemasons. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, May 31, 1940 (age 61 years, 132 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Fred B. Yoos and Katie (Hurst) Yoos; married, October 24, 1900, to Hedwig 'Hattie' Wojahn.
      Walter J. Bankes (d. 1942) — Dry candidate for delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died in 1942. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.


    Unknown Location
    Hudson, Summit County,


    Hudson Cemetery
    Hudson, Summit County, Ohio
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Van R. Humphrey (1800-1864) — of Summit County, Ohio. Born in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn., July 28, 1800. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864. Died September 5, 1864 (age 64 years, 39 days). Original interment at Hudson Cemetery; reinterment in 1871 at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Relatives: Married to Stella Beach (1799-1832).


    Manchester Cemetery
    West Nimisila Road
    New Franklin, Summit County, Ohio
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac S. Myers (1862-1945) — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Green, Summit County, Ohio, September 25, 1862. Democrat. Mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1918-19, 1934-35; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924. Died in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, December 13, 1945 (age 83 years, 79 days). Interment at Manchester Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Northfield Macedonia Cemetery
    Northfield, Summit County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Oliver Ocasek (1925-1999) — of Northfield, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 2, 1925. Democrat. Candidate for Ohio state house of representatives, 1946; member of Ohio state senate, 1959-87; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1962, 1968, 1986 (primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; member of Ohio state board of education, 1993-98. Died, of cancer, at Hospice Care Center, Copley Township, Summit County, Ohio, June 25, 1999 (age 73 years, 235 days). Interment at Northfield Macedonia Cemetery.
      Charles Willard Seiberling (1861-1946) — also known as Charles W. Seiberling — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Medina County, Ohio, January 26, 1861. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928. Died in Northfield, Summit County, Ohio, September 20, 1946 (age 85 years, 237 days). Interment at Northfield Macedonia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Frederick Seiberling (1834-1903) and Catherine Lucinda (Miller) Seiberling (1836-1911); married to Blanche Carnahan (1873-1932); granduncle of John Frederick Seiberling (1918-2008); first cousin of Francis Seiberling.
      Political family: Seiberling family of Akron, Ohio.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Richfield Cemetery
    Broadview Road
    Richfield, Summit County, Ohio
    Founded 1824
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Luther Thomas Ellsworth (1853-1914) — also known as Luther T. Ellsworth — of East Richfield, Summit County, Ohio; Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind.; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in West Richfield, Summit County, Ohio, November 13, 1853. Stockholder, directtor, and secretary of a gold mining company; school teacher; foreman of railway coaling station; U.S. Consul in Puerto Cabello, 1898-1903; Cartagena, 1903-07; Chihuahua, 1907; Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1907-13. Died in Summit County, Ohio, July 2, 1914 (age 60 years, 231 days). Interment at West Richfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harriet Melinda (Dustin) Ellsworth (1827-1913) and Elisha T. Ellsworth (1828-1879); uncle of Hallet Thomas Ellsworth; second cousin thrice removed of Abijah Blodget; second cousin four times removed of Oliver Ellsworth; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Blodget; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth (1791-1868); fourth cousin once removed of Walter Harrison Blodget.
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Tallmadge Cemetery
    Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Sidney Edgerton (1818-1900) — Born in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., August 17, 1818. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1859-63; justice of Idaho territorial supreme court, 1863; Governor of Montana Territory, 1864-65. Agnostic. Died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, July 19, 1900 (age 81 years, 336 days). Interment at Tallmadge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Wilbur Fiske Sanders (1834-1905).
      Cross-reference: William H. Upson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Upson (1786-1863) — Born in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., March 18, 1786. Physician; farmer; mining business; member of Ohio state senate, 1836-38. Died in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, June 21, 1863 (age 77 years, 95 days). Interment at Tallmadge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Upson (1739-1816) and Lois (Atwater) Upson (1747-1826); married, May 19, 1814, to Polly Wright (1785-1872); father of William Hanford Upson; great-grandfather of William Hazlett Upson; first cousin once removed of Josiah Cowles; second cousin twice removed of Charles Upson, Calvin Josiah Cowles, Harvey Washington Upson, Gad Ely Upson, Christopher Columbus Upson, Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson; second cousin thrice removed of James Wesley Upson and Charles Holden Cowles; third cousin of Henry Champion, Epaphroditus Champion and Daniel Chapin; third cousin once removed of Simeon Baldwin, Graham Hurd Chapin and George Seymour; third cousin twice removed of Frederick Enoch Woodbridge and Charles Hale; third cousin thrice removed of Asbury Wright Lee; fourth cousin of Orsamus Cook Merrill, James Doolittle Wooster, Timothy Merrill and Roger Sherman Baldwin; fourth cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., John Charles Birdsall, John Arnold Rockwell, Norman A. Phelps, Francis William Kellogg, Ausburn Birdsall, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), Russell Sage and Simeon Eben Baldwin.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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