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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Erie County

Index to Locations

  • Wattsburg, Amity Township Wattsburg Cemetery
  • Corry Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Erie Calvary Cemetery
  • Erie Erie Cemetery
  • Erie Garrison Hill
  • Erie Trinity Cemetery
  • Girard Girard Cemetery
  • Millcreek Township Laurel Hill Cemetery


    Wattsburg Cemetery
    Wattsburg, Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Casper Mead Rouse — also known as Casper M. Rouse — of New York. Member of New York state senate Western District, 1811-15. Interment at Wattsburg Cemetery.


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    23 East Columbus Avenue
    Corry, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Cassius Lynn Alexander (1875-1931) — also known as Cassius L. Alexander — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Wayne Township, Erie County, Pa., January 24, 1875. Republican. Undertaker; mayor of Corry, Pa., 1909-13, 1918-25, 1929-31; died in office 1931; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 3rd District, 1915-16. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles. While en route to Buffalo, N.Y., he was killed in a one-car automobile accident, when his car went off the road and hit a telephone pole, in near Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., June 9, 1931 (age 56 years, 136 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Alexander (1837-1923) and Sarah M. (Dutton) Alexander (1846-1925); married to Melinda Alvira Cody (1873-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Starr (1867-1932) — also known as Benjamin F. Starr — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Lisburn, Cumberland County, Pa., August 18, 1867. Owner and manager, Starr Granite Works; mayor of Corry, Pa., 1932; died in office 1932. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Seemingly uninjured in an automobile accident which overturned his car, he collapsed and died a few minutes later, possibly from a head injury or heart attack, in Rome Township, Crawford County, Pa., July 27, 1932 (age 64 years, 344 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of James Starr and Anna Starr; married 1896 to Ruth Treat.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Lafayette Bliss (1851-1909) — also known as Frank L. Bliss — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Nunda, Livingston County, N.Y., February 1, 1851. Republican. Mayor of Corry, Pa., 1903-06; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died in 1909 (age about 58 years). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Marion C. Austin (1872-1954) — also known as Marion Crighton — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1872. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936. Female. Died in Corry, Erie County, Pa., January 30, 1954 (age about 81 years). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Robert Crighton and Agnes Crighton; married to Frank S. Austin (1867-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Keppel — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Entombed at Pine Grove Cemetery.


    Calvary Cemetery
    Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Raycroft Barber (1901-1987) — also known as Charles R. Barber; Charlie Barber — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 19, 1901. Republican. Mayor of Erie, Pa., 1936-47; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1949-53; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1953-57. Catholic. Member, Exchange Club. Died in 1987 (age about 86 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John J. Barber and Kathryn Barber; brother of Thomas W. Barber (1902-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis J. Tullio (1916-1990) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born May 17, 1916. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 (alternate), 1984; mayor of Erie, Pa., 1966-89; resigned 1989. Italian ancestry. Died, of amyloidosis, in Erie, Erie County, Pa., April 17, 1990 (age 73 years, 335 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Italo S. Cappabianca (1936-2001) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born December 19, 1936. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 2nd District, 1979-2001; died in office 2001. Italian ancestry. Died, of brain cancer, on May 28, 2001 (age 64 years, 160 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Cappabianca (Italian Royal Vice Consul).
      Max B. Haibach (1883-1967) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., November 11, 1883. Democrat. Meat packing business; Erie County Sheriff, 1913-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1920. Catholic. Died in 1967 (age about 83 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ben Haibach and Anna (Bosch) Haibach.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maurice J. Coughlin (1902-1958) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., February 2, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944. Catholic. Member, Moose; American Bar Association. Died in 1958 (age about 56 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Coughlin and Mary (Murray) Coughlin; married 1943 to Frances Teft.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas W. Barber (1902-1970) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., November 23, 1902. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1935-36. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died in August, 1970 (age 67 years, 0 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John J. Barber and Kathryn Barber; brother of Charles Raycroft Barber (1901-1987).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Erie Cemetery
    Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Milton William Shreve (1858-1939) — also known as Milton W. Shreve — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Venango County, Pa., May 3, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Erie County District Attorney; chair of Erie County Republican Party, 1900; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1907-12; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1913-15, 1919-33 (25th District 1913-15, 1919-23, 29th District 1923-33). Member, Society of the War of 1812. Died December 23, 1939 (age 81 years, 234 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Shreve and Florella Shreve; married to Mary Hill.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Galbraith (1794-1860) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., August 2, 1794. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1833-37, 1839-41. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., June 15, 1860 (age 65 years, 318 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Lawrence Scott (1828-1891) — also known as William L. Scott — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Washington, D.C., July 2, 1828. Democrat. Mayor of Erie, Pa., 1866, 1871; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1876-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880 (speaker), 1888; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1885-89; defeated, 1866, 1876; president, Erie & Pittsburgh Railroad. Died in Newport, Newport County, R.I., September 19, 1891 (age 63 years, 79 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Gustavus Scott (1753-1800).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Hale Sill (1783-1856) — also known as Thomas H. Sill — of Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio; Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., October 11, 1783. Whig. Lawyer; burgess of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1816-17, 1829, 1833-34, 1843-44; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1823; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1826-27, 1829-31; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837-38; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1848; postmaster at Erie, Pa., 1849-53. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., February 7, 1856 (age 72 years, 119 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Lord Sill (1757-1805) and Sarah (Hale) Sill (1758-1820); married to Joanna Boylston Chase (1796-1889); second cousin of Theodore Sill; second cousin once removed of George Griswold Sill; second cousin twice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); second cousin thrice removed of Allan Percy Sill; third cousin of Frederick William Lord; third cousin once removed of Roger Griswold, Zina Hyde, Jr., John William Allen and Augustus Frank; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Buell Ely; fourth cousin of Daniel Chapin, Henry Titus Backus and Thomas Worcester Hyde; fourth cousin once removed of John Larkin Payson, Graham Hurd Chapin, Alexander Hamilton Waterman, Samuel Lord (1831-1880), Matthew Griswold (1833-1919), Charles Edward Hyde, Herman Arod Gager, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Owen McIntosh Burns (1892-1952) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Danville, Vermilion County, Ill., September 6, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1947-49; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1949-52; died in office 1952. Died October 26, 1952 (age 60 years, 50 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile
      Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., June 6, 1833. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1862, 1865; manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1891-93, 1895-97. Died, from heart disease, in Erie, Erie County, Pa., May 19, 1919 (age 85 years, 347 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Matthew Griswold (1792-1879) and Phebe Hubbard (Ely) Griswold (1804-1904); married, January 8, 1866, to Sarah Lucy Olmstead (1840-1871); married, April 13, 1876, to Anna Brooks Schenk (1845-1936); grandson of Roger Griswold; granduncle of Selden Chapin; great-grandson of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); great-grandnephew of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; great-granduncle of Frederic Lincoln Chapin; second great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin of John William Allen and Henry Titus Backus; second cousin twice removed of Zina Hyde, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Huntington; third cousin of James Samuel Wadsworth, Christopher Parsons Wolcott and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, George Frederick Stone, Thomas Worcester Hyde, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Edward Oliver Wolcott and Alfred Wolcott; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Pitkin and James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Samuel H. Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington and James Jermiah Wadsworth; fourth cousin of Elisha Hunt Allen, George Washington Wolcott, Alexander Hamilton Waterman, George Griswold Sill, Charles Edward Hyde, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde; fourth cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Thomas Hale Sill, Frederick William Lord, Edmund Holcomb, Erastus Clark Scranton, Theodore Sill, Sereno Hamilton Scranton, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, William Fessenden Allen, Samuel Lord (1831-1880), Alonzo Mark Leffingwell and Frederick Hobbes Allen.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elijah Babbitt (1795-1887) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., July 29, 1795. Whig. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1836-37; member of Pennsylvania state senate 27th District, 1844-45; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1859-63. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., January 9, 1887 (age 91 years, 164 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah Babbitt (1750-1850) and Amy (Tefft) Babbitt (1759-1850); married, November 28, 1827, to Caroline Elizabeth Kelso (1805-1889); first cousin once removed of Jacob Babbitt; first cousin twice removed of George Henry Babbitt; first cousin thrice removed of Francis Sanford Babbitt; first cousin four times removed of William Greene (1695-1758); second cousin thrice removed of William Greene, Jr.; third cousin once removed of Henry Howard Starkweather; third cousin twice removed of Ray Greene, Charles Henry Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Alfred Avery Burnham, Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, George Mortimer Beakes and Daniel Parrish Witter.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Arza Davenport (1834-1911) — also known as Samuel A. Davenport — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born near Watkins (now Watkins Glen), Schuyler County, N.Y., January 15, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; Erie County District Attorney, 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888, 1892; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1897-1901. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., August 1, 1911 (age 77 years, 198 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Manning Reed (1803-1871) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1803. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1843-45. Died in 1871 (age about 68 years). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Myron Brainerd (1842-1898) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Albion, Erie County, Pa., November 13, 1842. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1883-85. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., November 21, 1898 (age 56 years, 8 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Alden Clark (1850-1944) — of Erie County, Pa. Born in Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pa., January 7, 1850. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 49th District, 1911-16; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1917-19. Died in Erie, Erie County, Pa., February 15, 1944 (age 94 years, 39 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip A. Becker (c.1836-1888) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Germany, about 1836. Grocer; mayor of Erie, Pa., 1883-84. Died January 12, 1888 (age about 52 years). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eugena Jung (died 1896).
      Robert F. Devine (1860-1928) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Schuylkill County, Pa., September 17, 1860. Democrat. Coal miner; blacksmith; president, Erie Forge Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; candidate for mayor of Erie, Pa., 1912. Died January 3, 1928 (age 67 years, 108 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Craig (1861-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      C. Arthur Blass (1884-1970) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., December 17, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Erie County District Attorney, 1920-24; member of Pennsylvania state senate 49th District, 1945-60. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in 1970 (age about 85 years). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Blass and Mary Blass; married 1907 to Annabelle Koehler.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard H. Arbuckle (1835-1928) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., October 14, 1835. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Died May 31, 1928 (age 92 years, 230 days). Interment at Erie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Arbuckle.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Garrison Hill
    Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      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; reinterment in 1809 at Old St. David's Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.
      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


    Trinity Cemetery
    Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Liebel, Jr. (1870-1927) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., December 12, 1870. Democrat. Accountant; worked in Buffalo office of Nickel Plate Railroad; organized Cascade Brewery in 1898 (merged with Erie Brewing Co. in 1900); hardware business; mayor of Erie, Pa., 1907-11; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1915-17; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 8, 1927 (age 56 years, 239 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Girard Cemetery
    Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Constantine Culbertson (1825-1906) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Edinboro, Erie County, Pa., November 25, 1825. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1889-91. Died in Girard, Erie County, Pa., May 24, 1906 (age 80 years, 180 days). Interment at Girard Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    4523 Love Road
    Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred W. Lamberton (1897-1987) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie County, Pa., June 24, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936; chair of Erie County Republican Party, 1936-38, 1956-58; Erie County Sheriff, 1941-46; Erie County Commissioner, 1946; candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 49th District, 1964. Died in 1987 (age about 90 years). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna T. Crawford (1901-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David S. Gifford (1907-1984) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Born in Erie County, Pa., February 27, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1934; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1957-58. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 14, 1984 (age 77 years, 261 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of P. V. Gifford and Mary (Shirk) Gifford; married to Martha Carr (1908-1973).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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