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Clearfield County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clearfield County

Index to Locations

  • Clearfield Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Clearfield Old Clearfield Cemetery
  • Curwensville Oak Hill Cemetery


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bigler (1814-1880) — of Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County, Pa., January 1, 1814. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1842-47 (23rd District 1842-43, 20th District 1844-47); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1852-55; defeated, 1854; president, Philadelphia & Erie Railroad, 1855; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1856-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860, 1864, 1868; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872. Died in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., August 9, 1880 (age 66 years, 221 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Bigler and Susan (Dock) Bigler; brother of John Bigler (1805-1871); married 1836 to Maria Reed.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Andrew Wallace (1827-1896) — also known as William A. Wallace — of Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1827. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1863-75, 1883-86 (20th District 1863-64, 23rd District 1865-71, 18th District 1872-74, 34th District 1875, 1883-86); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864, 1876 (speaker); U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1875-81. Died in 1896 (age about 69 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Irvin Swoope (1862-1930) — also known as William I. Swoope — of Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1862. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1923-27. Died in 1930 (age about 68 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of John Patton (1823-1897).
      Political family: Patton family of Curwensville, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Mitchell Chase (1891-1945) — also known as J. Mitchell Chase — of Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Glen Richey, Clearfield County, Pa., December 19, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1927-33. Baptist. Member, American Legion. Died in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., January 1, 1945 (age 53 years, 13 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John M. Chase and Jane T. (Phillips) Chase; married, October 6, 1920, to Elise Lake.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Kerr (1851-1908) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pa., October 2, 1851. Democrat. Coal and lumber business; Clearfield County Prothonotary, 1880-83; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1889-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1908. Died, following surgery for an liver cancer, in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., October 31, 1908 (age 57 years, 29 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Julia Boardman Smith (1852-1940).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Don Gingery (1884-1961) — of Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Woodland, Clearfield County, Pa., February 19, 1884. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1915-16; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948. Died in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., October 15, 1961 (age 77 years, 238 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Irvin Shaw (1860-1900) — also known as W. Irvin Shaw — of Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., 1860. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Clearfield County Republican Party, 1894; U.S. Consul in Barranquilla, 1897-1900. Died by suicide, from slashing his throat, wrists, and leg, in a hotel at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 25, 1900 (age about 40 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Archibald Henry Shaw (1824-1880) and Mary E. (Irvin) Shaw (1832-1897); married 1895 to Mary Valentine Rhodes (1875-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Clearfield Cemetery
    Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Irvin (1800-1874) — of Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Penn Valley, Bucks County, Pa., January 18, 1800. Merchant; lumber business; Clearfield County Treasurer, 1828-30; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1835-38 (13th District 1835-37, 23rd District 1837-38); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1847-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1872. Died in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., March 20, 1874 (age 74 years, 61 days). Interment at Old Clearfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Patton (1823-1897) — of Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Covington, Tioga County, Pa., January 6, 1823. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1861-63, 1887-89 (24th District 1861-63, 20th District 1887-89). Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 23, 1897 (age 74 years, 351 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Patton, Jr. and Charles Emory Patton (1859-1937); uncle of William Irvin Swoope.
      Political family: Patton family of Curwensville, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Carlile Arnold (1851-1906) — also known as William C. Arnold — of DuBois, Clearfield County, Pa. Born in Luthersburg, Clearfield County, Pa., July 15, 1851. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1895-99; defeated, 1898. Died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., March 20, 1906 (age 54 years, 248 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Emory Patton (1859-1937) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pa., July 5, 1859. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1911-15. Died near West Grove, Chester County, Pa., December 15, 1937 (age 78 years, 163 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Patton; brother of John Patton, Jr. (1850-1907).
      Political family: Patton family of Curwensville, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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