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Carbon County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Carbon County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Jim Thorpe City Cemetery
  • Jim Thorpe Evergreen Cemetery
  • Jim Thorpe Mauch Chunk Cemetery
  • Lehighton Lehighton Cemetery
  • Palmerton Unknown location
  • Summit Hill St. Joseph's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Carbon County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Douglas Heaton (1873-1933) — also known as Robert D. Heaton — of Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born in Ravenrun, Schuylkill County, Pa., July 1, 1873. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1915-19; defeated, 1910; member of Pennsylvania state senate 29th District, 1919-32. Died in Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pa., June 11, 1933 (age 59 years, 345 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Cemetery
    Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lilly (1821-1893) — of Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa. Born in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., June 3, 1821. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1893; died in office 1893. Died in Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa., December 1, 1893 (age 72 years, 181 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Klotz (1819-1895) — of Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa. Born in Carbon County, Pa., October 27, 1819. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1848; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1855; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1879-83. Died May 1, 1895 (age 75 years, 186 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Leisenring (1853-1901) — of Upper Lehigh, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Ashton (now Lansford), Carbon County, Pa., June 3, 1853. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1894; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1895-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Died January 19, 1901 (age 47 years, 230 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Laird Howard Barber (1848-1928) — also known as Laird H. Barber — of Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa. Born in Mifflinburg, Union County, Pa., October 25, 1848. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1899-1901. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa., February 16, 1928 (age 79 years, 114 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mauch Chunk Cemetery
    Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Asa Packer (1805-1879) — of Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa. Born in Mystic, Stonington, New London County, Conn., December 20, 1805. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1842-43; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1843-48; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1853-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860, 1864; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1868; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1869. Episcopalian. Founder, Lehigh Valley Railroad; founder, in 1865, of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. By some accounts, he had the largest fortune in Pennsylvania at the time. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 17, 1879 (age 73 years, 148 days). Interment at Mauch Chunk Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Packer (1781-1830) and Desiree (Packer) Packer (1783-1821); married, January 23, 1828, to Sarah Minerva Blakeslee (1807-1882); father of Robert Asa Packer; nephew of Daniel Packer; first cousin once removed of Daniel Burrows; second cousin of Lorenzo Burrows; second cousin twice removed of Waightstill Avery (1741-1821); third cousin twice removed of Jonathan R. Herrick and Alfred Avery Burnham; third cousin thrice removed of D-Cady Herrick, Herman Arod Gager and Walter Richmond Herrick; fourth cousin of Jabez Williams Huntington and William Waigstill Avery; fourth cousin once removed of Enoch C. Chapman, Henry Brewster Stanton, Edwin Barber Morgan, Christopher Morgan and Edwin Denison Morgan.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Fairbanks-Adams family of Massachusetts; Lenoir family of North Carolina; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Milo Melankthon Dimmick (1811-1872) — also known as Milo M. Dimmick — of Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pa. Born in Milford, Wayne County (now Pike County), Pa., October 30, 1811. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1849-53. Died in Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa., November 22, 1872 (age 61 years, 23 days). Interment at Mauch Chunk Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Harrison Dimmick (1815-1861).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Albright (1830-1880) — of Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa. Born in Bucks County, Pa., December 13, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860, 1872; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1873-75. Died, of "paralysis" (probably stroke), in Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa., September 28, 1880 (age 49 years, 290 days). Interment at Mauch Chunk Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      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, Near Sayre, Bradford County, Pa.; reinterment in 1884 at Mauch Chunk Cemetery.
      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.
      Albert Gallatin Brodhead Jr. (1815-1891) — also known as Albert G. Brodhead, Jr. — of Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe), Carbon County, Pa. Born August 13, 1815. Democrat. Railroad superintendent; banker; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1870-72 (10th District 1870-71, 13th District 1872); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876 (member, Credentials Committee). Died January 18, 1891 (age 75 years, 158 days). Interment at Mauch Chunk Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
      Relatives: Son of Garret Brodhead (1793-1872) and Cornelia (Dingman) Brodhead (1797-1882); married, July 3, 1838, to Sally Ann Tolan (1816-1897); nephew of Richard Brodhead (1811-1863).
      Political family: Taylor-Brodhead family of Easton, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      James Irwin Blakslee (1835-1921) — also known as James I. Blakslee — of Lehighton, Carbon County, Pa. Born in 1835. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912, 1920. Died April 1, 1921 (age about 85 years). Interment at Mauch Chunk Cemetery.


    Lehighton Cemetery
    Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania

    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Jackson Balliet (1863-1960) — also known as Andrew J. Balliet — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Carbon County, Pa., January 8, 1863. Lawyer; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Seattle, Wash., 1903-07. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., March 27, 1960 (age 97 years, 79 days). Interment at Lehighton Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Balliet (1816-1896) and Sarah (Meinhard) Balliet (1832-1915); brother of Thomas Meinhard Balliet; second cousin once removed of Stephen David Balliet (1885-1972).
      Political family: Balliet family of Wisconsin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Thomas Meinhard Balliet (1852-1942) — also known as Thomas M. Balliet — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Mahoning, Carbon County, Pa., March 1, 1852. Republican. Superintendent of schools; university professor; dean, School of Education, New York University, 1904-19; Law Preservation candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1932; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 18, 1942 (age 89 years, 354 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.; cenotaph at Lehighton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Balliet (1816-1896) and Sarah (Meinhard) Balliet (1832-1915); brother of Andrew Jackson Balliet (1863-1960); married, August 2, 1898, to Elizabeth O. Stearns (1862-1953); second cousin once removed of Stephen David Balliet.
      Political family: Balliet family of Wisconsin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Prutzman — of Pennsylvania. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940. Interment somewhere.


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Summit Hill, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Hilary Gildea (1890-1988) — also known as James H. Gildea — of Pennsylvania. Born in Coaldale, Schuylkill County, Pa., October 21, 1890. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1935-39; defeated, 1940; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956. Died in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., June 5, 1988 (age 97 years, 228 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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