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Elk County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Elk County

Index to Locations

  • Ridgway Pine Grove Cemetery
  • St. Marys Unknown location
  • St. Marys St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Knox Polk Hall (1844-1915) — of Ridgway, Elk County, Pa. Born in Milesburg, Centre County, Pa., September 30, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; Elk County District Attorney, 1867-70, 1873; interests in coal mining, lumbering, railroads, and banking; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896, 1904 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1899-1903; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1903-14 (38th District 1903-06, 26th District 1907-14). Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., January 5, 1915 (age 70 years, 97 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Knox Polk
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    St. Marys, Elk County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George J. Fehrenbach Jr. (d. 1991) — of St. Marys, Elk County, Pa. Burgess of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, 1937. Died in 1991. Interment somewhere.


    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    St. Marys, Elk County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Denis Joseph Driscoll (1871-1958) — also known as D. J. Driscoll — of St. Marys, Elk County, Pa. Born in North Lawrence, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., March 27, 1871. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, 1899-1922; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1905; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1928 (alternate), 1952; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1920-21; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1935-37; defeated, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in St. Marys, Elk County, Pa., January 18, 1958 (age 86 years, 297 days). Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Biglan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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