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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Delaware County

Index to Locations

  • Aston Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Chadds Ford Lafayette Cemetery
  • Chester Unknown location
  • Chester Chester Rural Cemetery
  • Chester Old St. Paul's Cemetery
  • Chester St. Paul's Churchyard
  • Near Chester Friends Cemetery
  • Drexel Hill Arlington Cemetery
  • Haverford Old Haverford Meeting House Cemetery
  • Havertown St. Denis Cemetery
  • Lima Middletown Friends Meeting Cemetery
  • Media Unknown location
  • Media Media Cemetery
  • Near Media Middletown Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Middletown Township Friends Cemetery
  • Radnor Old St. David's Church Cemetery
  • Ridley Township Leiper Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Sharon Hill Mount Lawn Cemetery
  • Thornton Edgewood Memorial Park
  • Upper Darby Southwestern Friends Burial Ground
  • Upper Darby Township Fernwood Cemetery
  • Rose Valley, Wallingford Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Yeadon Holy Cross Cemetery


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    884 Concord Road
    Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Larkin Eyre (1905-1976) — also known as Joseph L. Eyre; Joe Eyre; "Mr. Republican" — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., April 24, 1905. Republican. Mayor of Chester, Pa., 1956-63. Died in Sacred Heart Hospital, Chester, Delaware County, Pa., December 28, 1976 (age 71 years, 248 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Descendant *** of John Larkin, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Lawrence Eyre (1862-1926) and Stanley Eyre Bowdle.
      Political family: Eyre family of Chester, Pennsylvania.


    Lafayette Cemetery
    Chadds Ford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Weldon B. Heyburn Weldon Brinton Heyburn (1852-1912) — also known as Weldon B. Heyburn — of Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho. Born in Delaware County, Pa., May 23, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho Territory, 1888; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1892, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1898; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1903-12; died in office 1912; member of Republican National Committee from Idaho, 1904. Died in 1912 (age about 60 years). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Library of Congress


    Unknown Location
    Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania


    Chester Rural Cemetery
    Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cameron Sproul (1870-1928) — also known as William C. Sproul — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Octoraro, Lancaster County, Pa., September 16, 1870. Republican. Farmer; manufacturer; journalist; member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1897-1919; resigned 1919; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1920, 1924; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1919-23; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920. Quaker. Member, American Philosophical Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Phi Kappa Psi; Grange; Freemasons; Elks; Union League; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died March 21, 1928 (age 57 years, 187 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Hall Sproul and Deborah Dickinson (Slokom) Sproul; married, January 21, 1892, to Emeline Wallace Roach.
      Sproul Hall, a residence hall at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — The Sproul State Forest, in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
      Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822-1893) — Born in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1822. Surveyor; explorer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; led the experiment to use camels in the U.S. Army; during the Mexican War, made six trips between Washington, D.C. and the Pacific coast, relaying military information; thought to be the courier who brought news to Washington of the discovery of gold in California; Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California and Nevada, 1853-56; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1876-77. Died in Washington, D.C., April 22, 1893 (age 71 years, 77 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Dixon Beale (1792-1835) and Emily (Truxton) Beale (1798-1885); married 1849 to Mary Edwards (1827-1902; daughter of Samuel Edwards); father of Truxtun Beale (1856-1936).
      Political families: Beale-Blaine-Edwards family of Chester, Pennsylvania; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Beale Air Force Base, near Marysville, California, is named for him.  — Beale Street, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Edwards (1785-1850) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Chester Township, Delaware County, Pa., March 12, 1785. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1814-16; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1819-27 (1st District 1819-21, 2nd District 1821-23, 4th District 1823-27). Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., November 21, 1850 (age 65 years, 254 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Mary Edwards (1827-1902; who married Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822-1893)).
      Political family: Beale-Blaine-Edwards family of Chester, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Darlington (1795-1884) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa.; Media, Delaware County, Pa. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., September 17, 1795. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1833-39; delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839. Died in Media, Delaware County, Pa., November 21, 1884 (age 89 years, 65 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Amy (Sharpless) Darlington (1758-1831) and Jesse Darlington (1762-1842); married, April 26, 1827, to Ann P. Eyre (1804-1843); nephew of Edward Darlington; first cousin of Isaac Darlington, William Darlington (1782-1863), Esther Darlington (1793-1877; who married James B. Roberts) and William Darlington (1804-1879); first cousin once removed of Edward C. Darlington and Smedley Darlington; first cousin thrice removed of Smedley Darlington Butler and Darlington Hoopes (1896-1989).
      Political family: Darlington-Butler family of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Ward (1837-1895) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1837. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1877-83. Died in 1895 (age about 58 years). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Larkin, Jr. (1804-1896) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pa., October 3, 1804. Merchant; river transportation business; Delaware County Sheriff, 1840; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1845-46; real estate developer; mayor of Chester, Pa., 1866-72; banker. One of the founders of Chester Rural Cemetery. Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., July 22, 1896 (age 91 years, 293 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha (Thomas) Larkin (1765-1837) and John Larkin (1766-1844); married, January 25, 1827, to Charlotte Johnson Morton (1808-1848); married, October 23, 1849, to Mary A. Boggs (1813-1878); ancestor *** of Joseph Larkin Eyre (1905-1976).
      Political family: Eyre family of Chester, Pennsylvania.
      Larkin School (built 1894, demolished 1988), in Chester, Pennsylvania, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John J. McClure (1886-1965) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., September 24, 1886. Republican. Manufacturer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1929-36; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932. Died March 28, 1965 (age 78 years, 185 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery.


    Old St. Paul's Cemetery
    Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Anderson (1762-1829) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Accomack County, Va., December, 1762. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1809-15, 1817-19 (1st District 1809-13, 2nd District 1813-15, 1st District 1817-19); county judge in Pennsylvania, 1826-29. Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., December 16, 1829 (age about 66 years). Interment at Old St. Paul's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Dixon.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Paul's Churchyard
    Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Morton (1724-1777) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pa., 1724. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776. Died in 1777 (age about 53 years). Interment at St. Paul's Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Friends Cemetery
    Near Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Chew Thomas (1764-1836) — of Maryland. Born in Perryville, Cecil County, Md., October 15, 1764. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1796-97; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1799-1801. Quaker. Died near Leiperville, Delaware County, Pa., May 10, 1836 (age 71 years, 208 days). Interment at Friends Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Arlington Cemetery
    2900 State Road
    Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1895
    Politicians buried here:
      Bernard Samuel (1880-1954) — also known as Barney Samuel — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 9, 1880. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936; speaker, 1948; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1941-52; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1948. Died, from a stroke, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 12, 1954 (age 73 years, 309 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Samuel and Christina (Streeton) Samuel; married, June 3, 1903, to Eleanor Hamm.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin James (1885-1961) — also known as Benjamin F. James — of Rosemont, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 1, 1885. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1939-47; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1949-59. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Freemasons; Lions. Died in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., January 26, 1961 (age 75 years, 178 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Married to Frieda Pauline Gneiting.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William H. Milliken, Jr. (1897-1969) — of Delaware County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 19, 1897. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1940; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1959-65. Died in Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pa., July 4, 1969 (age 71 years, 319 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lemuel Paynter (1788-1863) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., 1788. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1837-41. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 1, 1863 (age about 75 years). Original interment at Union Sixth Street Cemetery (which no longer exists), Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1906 at Arlington Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Marmaduke Pratt (1891-1946) — also known as Joseph M. Pratt — of Pennsylvania. Born in New Jersey, 1891. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1944-45; defeated, 1944. Died in 1946 (age about 55 years). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Vernon Phillips (1875-1931) — also known as W. Vernon Phillips — of Yeadon, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Wales, November 18, 1875. Iron and steel business; bank director; burgess of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, 1923-31; died in office 1931. Episcopalian. Welsh ancestry. Member, Union League. Died, from heart disease, in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 2, 1931 (age 55 years, 226 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Richard Phillips (1849-1904) and Emily Mary (Jenkins) Phillips (1849-1929); married 1912 to Florence Louise Starr (1885-1975).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Haverford Meeting House Cemetery
    Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Humphreys (1714-1786) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Haverford, Delaware County, Pa., September 19, 1714. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-76. Quaker. Voted against the Declaration of Independence because he was a Quaker and opposed to war. Died in Haverford, Delaware County, Pa., March 11, 1786 (age 71 years, 173 days). Interment at Old Haverford Meeting House Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Denis Cemetery
    Havertown, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Joseph Stack (1888-1960) — also known as Michael J. Stack — of Pennsylvania. Born in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, September 29, 1888. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1935-39; defeated (Royal Oak), 1938. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 14, 1960 (age 72 years, 76 days). Interment at St. Denis Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Michael Joseph Stack III (1963-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Middletown Friends Meeting Cemetery
    Lima, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Edgar Nicholson (1862-1934) — of Howard County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind.; Media, Delaware County, Pa. Born near Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Ind., June 29, 1862. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; newspaper editor and publisher; real estate and insurance business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1895-97. Quaker. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died in Media, Delaware County, Pa., April 17, 1934 (age 71 years, 292 days). Interment at Middletown Friends Meeting Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Nicholson and Rhoda (Holliday) Nicholson; married 1889 to Rhoda Elma Parker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania


    Media Cemetery
    Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Martin Broomall (1816-1894) — also known as John M. Broomall — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pa., January 19, 1816. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1851-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1863-69; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1872; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1874; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1874-75. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 3, 1894 (age 78 years, 135 days). Interment at Media Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of John Martin Broomall III (1878-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Valentine Cooper (1835-1909) — also known as Thomas V. Cooper — of Media, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, January 16, 1835. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1870-72; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1874-89 (5th District 1874, 9th District 1875-89); resigned 1889; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1891. Died in 1909 (age about 74 years). Interment at Media Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jesse Matlack Baker (1854-1913) — also known as Jesse M. Baker — of Media, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Parkesburg, Chester County, Pa., March 1, 1854. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1893-96; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Died July 30, 1913 (age 59 years, 151 days). Interment at Media Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Mitchell Baker (1827-1899) and Phebe Ann (Matlack) Baker (1828-1856); married, January 26, 1882, to Courtenay Wallace.
      W. Roger Fronefield (1864-1943) — of Delaware County, Pa. Born near Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa., November 22, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 32nd District, 1925-29. Died in 1943 (age about 78 years). Interment at Media Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Middletown Presbyterian Cemetery
    Near Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Anderson (1773-1850) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., 1773. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1815-18, 1823-25, 1829-35; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1833; Delaware County Sheriff, 1819-23; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1827-29. Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., January 17, 1850 (age about 76 years). Interment at Middletown Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Friends Cemetery
    Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edwards Leonard (1845-1878) — of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La. Born in Fairville, Chester County, Pa., February 22, 1845. Republican. Justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1876; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1877-78; died in office 1878. Died in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, March 15, 1878 (age 33 years, 21 days). Interment at Friends Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of John Edwards (1786-1843).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Edwards (1786-1843) — of Ivy Mills, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Ivy Mills, Delaware County, Pa., 1786. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1839-43. Died near Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pa., June 26, 1843 (age about 56 years). Interment at Friends Cemetery.
      Relatives: Granduncle of John Edwards Leonard (1845-1878).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old St. David's Church Cemetery
    763 South Valley Forge Road
    Radnor, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    George Wharton Pepper George Wharton Pepper (1867-1961) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Devon, Chester County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 16, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; orator; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-27; defeated in primary, 1926; member of Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1922-24; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1928, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Philosophical Society. Died May 24, 1961 (age 94 years, 69 days). Interment at Old St. David's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Pepper and Hitty Markoe (Wharton) Pepper; married, November 25, 1890, to Charlotte Root Fisher (daughter of George Park Fisher (historian and theologian)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: American Review of Reviews, February 1922
      Isaac Wayne (1772-1852) — of Warren, Warren County, Pa. Born in Paoli, Chester County, Pa., 1772. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1799-1801, 1806; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1810; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1814; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1823-25. Died October 25, 1852 (age about 80 years). Interment at Old St. David's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Lowber Stokes (1880-1964) — also known as Edward L. Stokes — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 29, 1880. Republican. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1930; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1931-35 (2nd District 1931-33, 6th District 1933-35); defeated, 1950; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934. Died in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pa., November 8, 1964 (age 84 years, 40 days). Interment at Old St. David's Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) — also known as "Mad Anthony" — of Chester County, Pa.; Chatham County, Ga. Born in Chester County, Pa., January 1, 1745. Surveyor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1774-80, 1784; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Georgia convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1791-92. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Fort Presque Isle (now Erie), Erie County, Pa., December 15, 1796 (age 51 years, 349 days). Original interment at Garrison Hill, Erie, Pa.; reinterment in 1809 at Old St. David's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Wayne (1699-1774) and Elizabeth (Eddings) Wayne; married 1766 to Mary Penrose; father of Isaac Wayne (1772-1852).
      Wayne counties in Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Mich., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa. and Tenn. are named for him.
      Fort Wayne (1794), and the subsequent city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Cromwell Bell (1861-1935) — also known as John C. Bell — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Elders Ridge, Indiana County, Pa., October 3, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1911-15. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 29, 1935 (age 74 years, 87 days). Interment at Old St. David's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred M. Bell and Sarah (Risher) Bell; married, December 10, 1890, to Fleurette de Benneville Keim Myers (1861-1916; daughter of Leonard Myers); father of John Cromwell Bell, Jr. (1892-1974).
      Political family: Bell-Myers family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935) — also known as William W. Atterbury; "The Railroad General" — of Radnor, Delaware County, Pa. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., January 31, 1866. Republican. Railroad superintendent; president, American Railway Association; during World War I, he was called on to organize organized U.S. military railroad operations in France; he was designated Director-General of Transportation for the American Expeditionary Forces; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920; President, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1925-35. Member, American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, of apoplexy, in Radnor, Delaware County, Pa., September 20, 1935 (age 69 years, 232 days). Interment at Old St. David's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John G. Atterbury and Catharine (Larned) Atterbury.
      Camp Atterbury, a military training camp in Johnson County, Indiana, is named for him.  — Atterbury Army Air Base, Columbus, Indiana, later known as Bakalar Air Force Base, and since 1970 as Columbus Municipal Airport, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Leiper Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George Gray Leiper (1786-1868) — also known as George G. Leiper — of Leiperville, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 3, 1786. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1822; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1829-31; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1843. Died in Delaware County, Pa., November 18, 1868 (age 82 years, 289 days). Interment at Leiper Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Leiper (1745-1825) and Elizabeth Coultas (Gray) Leiper (1762-1829); brother of Jane Duval Leiper (1796-1866; who married John Kintzing Kane); married to Eliza Snowden (1792-1868); granduncle of Elisha Kent Kane (1856-1935).
      Political family: Kane-Leiper family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mount Lawn Cemetery
    Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Lucien Edward Blackwell (1931-2003) — also known as Lucien E. Blackwell — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Whitsett, Fayette County, Pa., August 1, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; dock worker; president, Local 1332, International Longshoremen's Association; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1973-75; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1979 (Consumer), 1991 (Democratic primary); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1991-95; defeated in primary, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1992, 1996. African ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 24, 2003 (age 71 years, 176 days). Interment at Mount Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post


    Edgewood Memorial Park
    Thornton, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Lawrence Gordon Williams (1913-1975) — also known as Lawrence G. Williams — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 15, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1967-75. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Lions. Died July 13, 1975 (age 61 years, 301 days). Interment at Edgewood Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Southwestern Friends Burial Ground
    Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Wolfenden (1889-1949) — of Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Cardington, Delaware County, Pa., July 25, 1889. Republican. Manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1928-47 (8th District 1928-45, 7th District 1945-47). Died in 1949 (age about 59 years). Interment at Southwestern Friends Burial Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fernwood Cemetery
    Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1870
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Freeman P. Hankins (1917-1988) — also known as Freeman Hankins — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga., September 30, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; funeral director; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1961-67; member of Pennsylvania state senate 7th District, 1967-88; died in office 1988. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, American Legion; Amvets; NAACP; Freemasons; American Woodmen; Elks. Died, from heart disease, in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 31, 1988 (age 71 years, 92 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver Hankins and Anna (Pyles) Hankins; married, April 20, 1939, to Dorothy Days.
      The Freeman Hankins branch post office, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article


    Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Rose Valley, Wallingford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      E. Wallace Chadwick (1884-1969) — of Rose Valley, Wallingford, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., January 17, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; member, board of managers, Chester Hospital; solicitor, Delaware County Hospital; director, Delaware County National Bank; orphan's court judge in Pennsylvania, 1945; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1947-49. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Rotary; Union League. Died in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., August 18, 1969 (age 85 years, 213 days). Interment at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Burtch Chadwick and Margaret (Moore) Chadwick; married to Alice Cambern.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Michael Foglietta (1928-2004) — also known as Thomas M. Foglietta — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 3, 1928. Lawyer; member, Philadelphia city council, 1955-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960 (alternate); Republican candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1975; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1981-97; resigned 1997; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1997-2001. Catholic. Member, Sons of Italy; American Bar Association; Loyal Legion. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 13, 2004 (age 75 years, 346 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Aloysius Barrett (1896-1976) — also known as William A. Barrett — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 14, 1896. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1945-47, 1949-76; defeated, 1946; died in office 1976; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 12, 1976 (age 79 years, 242 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Michael Joseph Bradley (1897-1979) — also known as Michael J. Bradley — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 24, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1937-47; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1951. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 27, 1979 (age 82 years, 187 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dennis Joseph Bradley and Hannah (McCarthy) Bradley; married, July 6, 1919, to Emily Anguili.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph McLaughlin (1867-1926) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Burt, County Donegal, Ireland, June 9, 1867. Republican. Real estate business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1917-19, 1921-23 (3rd District 1917-19, at-large 1921-23). Irish ancestry. Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians. Died November 21, 1926 (age 59 years, 165 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eleanor Driscoll.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James A. Gallagher (1869-1957) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 16, 1869. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1943-45, 1947-49; defeated, 1944. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 8, 1957 (age 88 years, 326 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Neill McGarvey (1888-1952) — also known as Robert N. McGarvey — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 14, 1888. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948. Died June 28, 1952 (age 63 years, 319 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lawrence E. McCrossin (1878-1929) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in 1878. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1920; member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1929; died in office 1929. Died November 9, 1929 (age about 51 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James A. McCrossin and Mary (McNulty) McCrossin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Edward Heenan (1848-1914) — also known as Thomas E. Heenan — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1848. Physician; U.S. Consul in Odessa, as of 1897-1905; Warsaw, as of 1914. Irish ancestry. Died, from heart disease, in Fiume, Hungary (now Rijeka, Croatia), June 26, 1914 (age about 65 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Dennis Heenan (1818-1872) and Margaret (O'Donnell) Heenan.
      Joseph Pangrazio Bartilucci (1880-1940) — also known as Joseph P. Bartilucci — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 31, 1880. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908 (alternate), 1920. Died in 1940 (age about 59 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Abbot (1893-1966) — also known as Alex Abbot — of Darby, Delaware County, Pa. Born February 27, 1893. Burgess of Darby, Pennsylvania, 1953-60. Died in October, 1966 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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