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Bradford County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bradford County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Canton East Canton Cemetery
  • Near Sayre Tioga Point Cemetery
  • Towanda Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Towanda Riverside Cemetery
  • Troy Unknown location
  • Troy Glenwood Cemetery
  • West Burlington Old Church Cemetery
  • Wysox Brick Church Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Laporte (1798-1862) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Asylum, Bradford County, Pa., November 4, 1798. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1828; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1833-37; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1837. Died August 22, 1862 (age 63 years, 291 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    East Canton Cemetery
    Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Thomas McFadden (1876-1936) — also known as Louis T. McFadden — of Canton, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Granville Center, Bradford County, Pa., July 25, 1876. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1915-35 (14th District 1915-23, 15th District 1923-35). Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 1, 1936 (age 60 years, 68 days). Interment at East Canton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Tioga Point Cemetery
    Near Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Robert Asa Packer (1842-1883) — also known as R. A. Packer — of Wysox, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa., November 18, 1842. Democrat. President, Northern Division, Lehigh Valley Railroad; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876, 1880. Died, of Bright's disease, in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 20, 1883 (age 40 years, 94 days). Original interment at Tioga Point Cemetery; reinterment in 1884 at Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Pa.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Packer and Sarah Minerva (Blakeslee) Packer (1807-1882); married to Emily V. Piollet; nephew by marriage of Josef Marie Piollet (born c.1836); grandnephew of Daniel Packer; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Burrows; second cousin once removed of Lorenzo Burrows; second cousin thrice removed of Waightstill Avery; third cousin twice removed of Luther Hotchkiss; fourth cousin once removed of Jabez Williams Huntington, William Waigstill Avery, Jonathan R. Herrick, Alfred Avery Burnham and Doraf Wilmot Blakeslee.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The Robert Packer Memorial Hospital (now Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital), in Sayre, Pennsylvania, is named for him.


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ulysses Mercur (1818-1887) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1818. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1865-72; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1883-87; died in office 1887. Died June 6, 1887 (age about 68 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wilson Darwin Gillette (1880-1951) — also known as Wilson D. Gillette — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born near Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pa., July 1, 1880. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1931-41; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1941-51 (15th District 1941-45, 14th District 1945-51); died in office 1951. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., August 7, 1951 (age 71 years, 37 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Washington Kipp (1847-1911) — also known as George W. Kipp — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Green Township, Pike County, Pa., March 28, 1847. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1907-09, 1911; died in office 1911. Died in Canada, July 24, 1911 (age 64 years, 118 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Edward Overton, Jr. Edward Overton Jr. (1836-1903) — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., February 4, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1877-81; bank president. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., September 18, 1903 (age 67 years, 226 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eliza Willing (Clymer) Overton (1795-1868) and Edward Overton (1795-1878); married 1869 to Colette Theresa Rossell (1847-1921); uncle of James Rieman Macfarlane; great-grandson of Thomas Willing and George Clymer; second great-grandson of Charles Willing; second great-grandnephew of Edward Shippen (1703-1781) and William Shippen; fourth great-grandson of Edward Shippen (1639-1712); first cousin twice removed of Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin thrice removed of Edward Shippen (1729-1806); second cousin once removed of John Brown Francis; third cousin once removed of Edward Shippen (1823-1904) and Francis Fisher Kane; fourth cousin of Bertha Shippen Irving.
      Political family: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Library of Congress
      James Hodge Codding (1849-1919) — also known as James H. Codding — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Pike Township, Bradford County, Pa., July 8, 1849. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1895-99. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 12, 1919 (age 70 years, 66 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Powell (1828-1904) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1828. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1875-77. Died in 1904 (age about 76 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Mial Eben Lilley (1850-1915) — also known as Mial E. Lilley — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Canton, Bradford County, Pa., May 30, 1850. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1905-07. Died February 28, 1915 (age 64 years, 274 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elnathan O'Meara Goodrich (1824-1881) — also known as E. O'Meara Goodrich — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa., June 23, 1824. Newspaper publisher; Bradford County Prothonotary, 1860-66; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1869-81; died in office 1881. Died in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., January 28, 1881 (age 56 years, 219 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Achsah (Parsons) Goodrich (1796-1842) and Elisha Sheldon Goodrich (1801-1863; newspaper publisher).


    Riverside Cemetery
    Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      David Wilmot (1814-1868) — of Towanda, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pa., January 20, 1814. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1845-51; author of the Wilmot Proviso (1846), a proposal to ban slavery in territory acquired in the war with Mexico; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856 (chair, Platform Committee; speaker), 1860; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1857; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1861-63. Died in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., March 16, 1868 (age 54 years, 56 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Elliot S. M. Hill (1820-1871) — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Carmel, Putnam County, N.Y., December 6, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; mayor of Scranton, Pa., 1866-69. Died September 29, 1871 (age 50 years, 297 days). Interment somewhere.


    Glenwood Cemetery
    Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Daniel E. Pomeroy Daniel Eleazer Pomeroy (1868-1965) — also known as Daniel E. Pomeroy — of Englewood, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Troy, Bradford County, Pa., May 13, 1868. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1940; member, Arrangements Committee, 1936, 1940; member of Republican National Committee from New Jersey, 1932-40; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1940. Died in Sea Island, Glynn County, Ga., March 25, 1965 (age 96 years, 316 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Annie Amelia (Davison) Pomeroy (1831-1912) and Newton Merrick Pomeroy (1833-1914); married 1895 to Frances Morse (1868-1930); married 1937 to Trevania Barlow Dallas (1881-1964); grandnephew of Eleazer Pomeroy; fourth cousin of George Washington Kingsbury and Orville Samuel Basford (1848-1926); fourth cousin once removed of Herman Arod Gager.
      Political families: Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Official Report of the 22nd Republican National Convention (1940)
      E. Everitt Van Dyne (1861-1922) — of Troy, Bradford County, Pa. Born September 15, 1861. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Died June 21, 1922 (age 60 years, 279 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.


    Old Church Cemetery
    West Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel McKean (1787-1841) — of Burlington, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1787. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1823-29; member of Pennsylvania state senate 11th District, 1829-30; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1829-33; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1833-39. Died in 1841 (age about 54 years). Interment at Old Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of James Bedell McKean (1821-1879).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Brick Church Cemetery
    Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Wells Tracy (1807-1886) — of Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pa. Born in Ulster Township, Bradford County, Pa., September 24, 1807. Republican. Merchant; road contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1861-62; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1863-65; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1866. Died in Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pa., April 11, 1886 (age 78 years, 199 days). Interment at Brick Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

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