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Dauphin County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Dauphin County

Index to Locations

  • Dauphin Dauphin Cemetery
  • Dauphin English Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Harrisburg Capitol Park
  • Harrisburg City Cemetery
  • Harrisburg East Harrisburg Cemetery
  • Harrisburg Harrisburg Cemetery
  • Harrisburg Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Harrisburg Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
  • Near Harrisburg Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Hummelstown Hummelstown Cemetery
  • Middletown Middletown Cemetery
  • Paxtang Paxtang Cemetery
  • Paxtang Paxton Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Shellsville Old Hanover Cemetery


    Dauphin Cemetery
    Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Innis Green (1776-1839) — of Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, February 26, 1776. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1818-27, 1833-39; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1827-31. Died in Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pa., August 4, 1839 (age 63 years, 159 days). Interment at Dauphin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    English Presbyterian Cemetery
    Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Clark (1774-1851) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pa., February 18, 1774. County judge in Pennsylvania, 1803-18; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1821-27; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1833-37. Died near Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pa., March 28, 1851 (age 77 years, 38 days). Interment at English Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Capitol Park
    Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Boies Penrose Boies Penrose (1860-1921) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 1, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County 8th District, 1885-86; member of Pennsylvania state senate 6th District, 1887-98; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1897-1921; died in office 1921; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1916, 1920; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1903-04; member of Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1904-21. Died December 31, 1921 (age 61 years, 60 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue erected 1930 at Capitol Park.
      Relatives: Son of Richard A. F. Penrose and Sarah Hanna (Boies) Penrose; brother of Spencer Penrose; grandson of Charles Bingham Penrose; grandnephew of Edward MacFunn Biddle; second great-grandnephew of Edward Biddle and Charles Biddle; first cousin thrice removed of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; first cousin four times removed of John Scull; second cousin of Edward MacFunn Biddle Jr.; second cousin twice removed of John Cadwalader (1805-1879), James Stokes Biddle, Charles John Biddle and Thomas Biddle; third cousin once removed of John Cadwalader (1843-1925) and John Biddle (1859-1936); third cousin twice removed of Edward Scull; fourth cousin of Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin once removed of George Ross Scull (born1856), Robert Spencer Scull and Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Jr..
      Political family: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919


    City Cemetery
    Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Conrad Bucher (1792-1851) — also known as John C. Bucher — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., December 28, 1792. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1831-33; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1839-51. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., October 15, 1851 (age 58 years, 291 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    East Harrisburg Cemetery
    Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Mann Mumma (1890-1961) — also known as Walter M. Mumma — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Steelton, Dauphin County, Pa., November 20, 1890. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1951-61 (18th District 1951-53, 16th District 1953-61); died in office 1961. Died in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 25, 1961 (age 70 years, 97 days). Interment at East Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Isaac Hoffer Doutrich (1871-1941) — also known as Isaac H. Doutrich — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born near Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., December 19, 1871. Republican. Clothing merchant; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1927-37. Died May 28, 1941 (age 69 years, 160 days). Interment at East Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eli Doutrich and Caroline Doutrich; married to Lena Erb.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank Crawford Sites (1864-1935) — also known as Frank C. Sites — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pa., December 24, 1864. Democrat. Watchmaker; jeweler; postmaster at Harrisburg, Pa., 1913-22; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1923-25; defeated, 1924, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 23, 1935 (age 70 years, 150 days). Interment at East Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Harrisburg Cemetery
    (formerly Mt. Kalmia Cemetery)
    13th & Liberty Streets
    Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1985
    Politicians buried here:
      Simon Cameron (1799-1889) — also known as "The Czar of Pennsylvania" — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., March 8, 1799. Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1829-30; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1845-49, 1857-61, 1867-77; resigned 1861, 1877; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1860; U.S. Secretary of War, 1861-62; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1862. Member, Freemasons. Died near Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., June 26, 1889 (age 90 years, 110 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Cameron and Martha (Pfoutz) Cameron; brother of William Cameron; married to Margaret Brua; father of Virginia Rolette Cameron (who married Isaac Wayne MacVeagh) and James Donald Cameron (1833-1918); grandfather of Joseph Gardner Bradley.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cameron counties in La. and Pa. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
    J. Donald Cameron James Donald Cameron (1833-1918) — also known as J. Donald Cameron — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., May 14, 1833. Republican. Banker; iron manufacturer; president, Northern Central Railroad, 1863-74; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868, 1880; U.S. Secretary of War, 1876-77; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1877-97; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1879-80. Died in Lancaster County, Pa., August 30, 1918 (age 85 years, 108 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simon Cameron and Margaret (Brua) Cameron; married, May 20, 1856, to Mary McCormick (died 1874); married 1878 to Elizabeth Sherman (niece of William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)); nephew of William Cameron.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Ewing family of Yonkers and New York City, New York; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      John White Geary (1819-1873) — also known as John W. Geary — of San Francisco, Calif. Born near Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., December 30, 1819. Civil engineer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; postmaster at San Francisco, Calif., 1849; candidate for Governor of California, 1849; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1850-51; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1856-57; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1867-73. Methodist. Died after suffering a heart attack, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., February 8, 1873 (age 53 years, 40 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Geary County, Kan. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      William Findlay (1768-1846) — of Franklintown, York County, Pa. Born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., June 20, 1768. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1797; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1807-17; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1817-20; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1821-27. Slaveowner. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., November 12, 1846 (age 78 years, 145 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Findlay and James Findlay; father-in-law of Francis Rawn Shunk (1788-1848); grandfather of John Van Lear Findlay; great-grandfather of Francis Shunk Brown; third great-grandfather of Francis Shunk Brown Jr..
      Political family: Findlay-Brown family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      George Wolf (1777-1840) — of Easton, Northampton County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa., August 12, 1777. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Easton, Pa., 1802-03; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1814; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1824-29; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1829-35; defeated, 1835; comptroller of the U.S. Treasury, 1836-38; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1838-40; died in office 1840. German ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 11, 1840 (age 62 years, 212 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maria Margaretta Wolf (1736-1811) and George Wolf (1737-1808).
      Wolf Township, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — Wolf Hall, at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — Governor Wolf Elementary School (built 1956), in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — George Wolf Elementary School, in Bath, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — The Governor Wolf Building (built 1893, a former school converted to apartments), in Easton, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Rittenhouse Porter (1788-1867) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., October 31, 1788. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1819; member of Pennsylvania state senate 8th District, 1836-38; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1839-45. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 6, 1867 (age 78 years, 279 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of George Bryan Porter and James Madison Porter; married to Josephine McDermett (1802-1872); father of Horace Porter (1837-1921); granduncle of Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882) and Mary Ann Todd (who married Abraham Lincoln); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
      Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Samils Haldeman (1821-1889) — also known as Jacob S. Haldeman — of New Cumberland, Cumberland County, Pa. Born October 13, 1821. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1853-55; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1861-64. Died in 1889 (age about 67 years). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Crain Kunkel (1898-1970) — also known as John C. Kunkel — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., July 21, 1898. Republican. Banker; farmer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939-51, 1961-67 (19th District 1939-45, 18th District 1945-51, 16th District 1961-67); candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1950. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Lions; Elks; Moose; Odd Fellows. Died July 27, 1970 (age 72 years, 6 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Kunkel and Louisa (Sergeant) Kunkel; grandson of John Christian Kunkel (1816-1870); great-grandson of John Sergeant; second great-grandson of Robert Whitehill and Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant.
      Political family: Sergeant-Whitehill-Kunkel-Spencer family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Andre Hanna (1762-1805) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J., 1762. Lawyer; delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1791; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1797-1805 (6th District 1797-1803, 4th District 1803-05); died in office 1805. Slaveowner. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., July 23, 1805 (age about 43 years). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Archibald McAllister (1813-1883).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marlin Edgar Olmsted (1847-1913) — also known as Marlin E. Olmsted — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1847. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1897-1913 (14th District 1897-1903, 18th District 1903-13); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Died in 1913 (age about 66 years). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Miller (1800-1850) — of Landisburg, Perry County, Pa. Born near Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., 1800. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1826-28; member of Pennsylvania state senate 16th District, 1828-33; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1833-36; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1845-48. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 20, 1850 (age about 50 years). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of William Henry Miller (1829-1870).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Harris (1768-1851) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harris Ferry (now Harrisburg), Dauphin County, Pa., September 5, 1768. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1823-27. Slaveowner. Died September 3, 1851 (age 82 years, 363 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of John Harris (1760-1824).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Ensinger Beidleman (1873-1929) — also known as Edward E. Beidleman — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., July 8, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1905-08; member of Pennsylvania state senate 15th District, 1913-19; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1928; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1926. Died April 9, 1929 (age 55 years, 275 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Christian Kunkel (1816-1870) — also known as John C. Kunkel — of Pennsylvania. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., September 18, 1816. Whig. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1844; member of Pennsylvania state senate 8th District, 1852-54; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1855-59. Died October 14, 1870 (age 54 years, 26 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of John Crain Kunkel (1898-1970).
      Political families: Sergeant-Whitehill-Kunkel-Spencer family of Pennsylvania; Wise-Sergeant-Rockefeller family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Jacobs Haldeman (1831-1886) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 19, 1831. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1869-73. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., October 1, 1886 (age 55 years, 135 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Luther Reily (1794-1854) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, October 7, 1794. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1837-39. Died February 20, 1854 (age 59 years, 136 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Christian Henry Orth (1773-1816).
      Political family: Orth family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Henry Miller (1829-1870) — also known as William Miller — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1829. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1863-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864. Died in 1870 (age about 41 years). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Miller (1800-1850).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Franklin Meyers (1833-1918) — also known as Benjamin F. Meyers — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born near New Centerville, Somerset County, Pa., July 6, 1833. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1864; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864, 1880, 1884, 1892, 1896, 1900; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1871-73; postmaster at Harrisburg, Pa., 1887-92. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 11, 1918 (age 85 years, 36 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John James Pearson (1800-1888) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Darby, Delaware County, Pa., October 25, 1800. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1836-37; member of Pennsylvania state senate 20th District, 1837-41. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 30, 1888 (age 87 years, 218 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William B. Hart (d. 1889) — of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1888-89; died in office 1889. Died November 9, 1889. Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Edward James Stackpole (1861-1936) — also known as Edward J. Stackpole — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pa., January 18, 1861. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster at Harrisburg, Pa., 1901-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., January 2, 1936 (age 74 years, 349 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Henry Harrison Stackpole (1836-1890) and Margaret Jane (Glasgow) Stackpole; married, October 10, 1888, to Maria Catherine 'Kate' Hummel; father of Albert Hummel Stackpole (1897-1971).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Montgomery (1733-1794) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pa., September 23, 1733. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1780-82; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1786-94. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., October 14, 1794 (age 61 years, 21 days). Interment at Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
    Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Wayne S. Ewing (1929-2010) — of Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pa., February 14, 1929. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Pennsylvania state senate 37th District, 1967-76. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Sigma Phi; Jaycees. Died in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., March 19, 2010 (age 81 years, 33 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin C. Ewing (1902-1967) and Gertrude (Scherlock) Ewing.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Genevieve Blatt (1913-1996) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in East Brady, Clarion County, Pa., June 19, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1952; Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1955-66; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1964; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1972-93. Female. Catholic. Member, American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters; Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho; Pi Sigma Alpha. Died in a retirement home at Hampden Township, Cumberland County, Pa., July 4, 1996 (age 83 years, 15 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of George F. Blatt and Clara (Laurent) Blatt.


    Hummelstown Cemetery
    Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edgar Fox (1860-1942) — also known as John E. Fox — of Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pa., November 27, 1860. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1892; member of Pennsylvania state senate 15th District, 1901-12; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 12th District, 1921-29. Died in 1942 (age about 81 years). Interment at Hummelstown Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Middletown Cemetery
    Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Winebrenner Rife (1846-1908) — also known as John W. Rife — of Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1846. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1889-93. Died in 1908 (age about 62 years). Interment at Middletown Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Paxtang Cemetery
    Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1898
    Politicians buried here:
      Silas Comfort Swallow (1839-1930) — also known as Silas C. Swallow — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Plains, Luzerne County, Pa., March 5, 1839. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Methodist minister; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896, 1900, 1908, 1916, 1920; Prohibition candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1897; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1898, 1902; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1904. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 13, 1930 (age 91 years, 161 days). Interment at Paxtang Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Swallow and Sarah Swallow; married, January 30, 1866, to Louisa Robins.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Joshua William Swartz (1867-1959) — also known as Joshua W. Swartz — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pa., June 9, 1867. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1915-17; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1925-27. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 27, 1959 (age 91 years, 352 days). Interment at Paxtang Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      M. Harvey Taylor (1876-1982) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., June 4, 1876. Republican. Insurance business; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1934-37, 1942-54; candidate for Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; chair of Dauphin County Republican Party, 1940; member of Pennsylvania state senate 15th District, 1941-64. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, Pa., May 15, 1982 (age 105 years, 345 days). Interment at Paxtang Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Morris C. Taylor (1853-1932) and Catherine A. (Rishel) Taylor (1854-1927); married to Bertha May Shertzer (1877-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Paxton Presbyterian Cemetery
    Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Maclay (1737-1804) — of Pennsylvania. Born in New Garden, Chester County, Pa., June 20, 1737. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-91; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1780; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1796. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., April 16, 1804 (age 66 years, 301 days). Interment at Paxton Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel Maclay; uncle of William Plunkett Maclay (1774-1842).
      Political family: Maclay family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Crouch (1764-1827) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Walnut Hill, Dauphin County, Pa., November 9, 1764. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1804; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1813; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1813-15. Slaveowner. Died February 2, 1827 (age 62 years, 85 days). Interment at Paxton Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Hanover Cemetery
    Shellsville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Simonton (1788-1846) — of Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1788. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1839-43. Died in 1846 (age about 58 years). Interment at Old Hanover Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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