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Columbia County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Columbia County

Index to Locations

  • Benton Benton Cemetery
  • Berwick Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Bloomsburg Rosemont Cemetery
  • Mifflinville Brown Cemetery


    Benton Cemetery
    Benton, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Geiser McHenry (1868-1912) — also known as John G. McHenry — of Benton, Columbia County, Pa. Born in Benton Township, Columbia County, Pa., April 26, 1868. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1907-12; died in office 1912. Died in Benton, Columbia County, Pa., December 27, 1912 (age 44 years, 245 days). Interment at Benton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Market Street
    Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Hartman Woodin (1868-1934) — also known as William H. Woodin; Will Woodin — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Berwick, Columbia County, Pa., May 27, 1868. President, American Car and Foundry Company, manufacturer of railroad freight cars; music composer; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Union League. Died, from a throat infection and nephritis, in the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 3, 1934 (age 65 years, 341 days). Entombed at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clement Woodin.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Heber Eaton (1863-1916) — also known as Frederick H. Eaton — of Pennsylvania. Born in Berwick, Columbia County, Pa., April 15, 1863. Republican. Business executive; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896. Died January 28, 1916 (age 52 years, 288 days). Entombed at Pine Grove Cemetery.


    Rosemont Cemetery
    1 East First Street
    Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Rollin Buckalew (1821-1899) — also known as Charles R. Buckalew — of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa. Born in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pa., December 28, 1821. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1851-56, 1858, 1870-72 (16th District 1851-56, 13th District 1858, 15th District 1870-72); U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1858-61; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1863-69; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1872; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1887-91 (11th District 1887-89, 17th District 1889-91). Died in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa., May 19, 1899 (age 77 years, 142 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Permelia Wadsworth (1827-1903).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Bartch (1849-1927) — also known as George W. Bartch — of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pa.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pa., March 15, 1849. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; justice of Utah territorial supreme court, 1893-94; justice of Utah state supreme court, 1896-1906; chief justice of Utah state supreme court, 1899-1901, 1905-06. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 16, 1927 (age 78 years, 1 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of John G. Bartch and Mary Magdalene (Steiner) Bartch; married 1871 to Amanda Alice Guild (1847-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles E. Kesty (d. 1943) — of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924; chair of Columbia County Republican Party, 1927. Died in 1943. Interment at Rosemont Cemetery.


    Brown Cemetery
    Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Curns Brown (1848-1921) — also known as James C. Brown — of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa. Born in Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pa., April 29, 1848. Republican. Surveyor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884, 1900, 1920; postmaster at Bloomsburg, Pa., 1902-14. Died, from heart disease, in Black Creek Township, Luzerne County, Pa., January 8, 1921 (age 72 years, 254 days). Interment at Brown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Nice Brown (1807-1876) and Loretta (Yonker) Brown (1817-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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