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Franklin County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Franklin County

Index to Locations

  • Chambersburg Unknown location
  • Chambersburg Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Falling Spring Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Falling Spring Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Falling Spring Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Chambersburg First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Norland Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Rocky Spring Churchyard
  • Greencastle Unknown location
  • Greencastle Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Lurgan Middle Springs Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Heintzleman (1888-1965) — also known as Frank B. Heintzleman — of Alaska. Born in Fayetteville, Franklin County, Pa., December 3, 1888. Governor of Alaska Territory, 1953-57; regent, University of Alaska, 1957-59. Lutheran. Died of a heart attack in Juneau, Alaska, June 24, 1965 (age 76 years, 203 days). Interment somewhere.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also NNDB dossier


    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thaddeus Maclay Mahon (1840-1916) — also known as Thaddeus M. Mahon — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Green Village, Franklin County, Pa., May 21, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1872-73; president, Baltimore & Cumberland Valley Railroad; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1893-1907 (18th District 1893-1903, 17th District 1903-07). Died in Scotland, Franklin County, Pa., May 31, 1916 (age 76 years, 10 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Chambers McKibbin (1798-1891) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Newville, Cumberland County, Pa., September 5, 1798. Democrat. Postmaster at Pittsburgh, Pa., 1845-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1875-76. Died in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., February 26, 1891 (age 92 years, 174 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah McKibbin (1756-1816) and Mary (Chambers) McKibbin (1759-1825); married to Jane Bell (1802-1871); father of Joseph Chambers McKibbin (1824-1896).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Falling Spring Cemetery
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilson Reilly (1811-1885) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1811. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1857-59. Died in 1885 (age about 74 years). Interment at Falling Spring Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Falling Spring Presbyterian Cemetery
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Thomson (1788-1848) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1788. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1824-26. Died in 1848 (age about 60 years). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Findlay (1766-1838) — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., March 31, 1766. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1821-27 (5th District 1821-23, 11th District 1823-27); postmaster at Chambersburg, Pa., 1829-38. Died in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., November 5, 1838 (age 72 years, 219 days). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of William Findlay (1768-1846) and James Findlay.
      Political family: Findlay-Brown family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Shearer Stenger (1840-1918) — also known as William S. Stenger — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pa., February 13, 1840. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1875-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1883-87. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 29, 1918 (age 78 years, 44 days). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Douglas Hemphill Elliott (1921-1960) — also known as Douglas H. Elliott — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 3, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1957-60; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1960; died in office 1960. Less than two months after taking office as U.S. Representative, he killed himself by draping a deer skin over his head and the tail pipe of a car, to produce carbon monoxide poisoning, in Horse Valley, Franklin County, Pa., June 19, 1960 (age 39 years, 16 days). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Falling Spring Presbyterian Churchyard
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George Chambers (1786-1866) — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., February 24, 1786. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1833-37; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837; delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839 (speaker); justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1851. Died in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., March 25, 1866 (age 80 years, 29 days). Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Xavier McLanahan (1809-1861) — also known as James X. McLanahan — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., 1809. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1842-44 (14th District 1842-43, 18th District 1844); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1849-53. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 16, 1861 (age about 52 years). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Andrew Gregg (1755-1835).
      Political family: Curtin-Gregg family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Norland Cemetery
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Percival Stewart Heintzleman (1880-1942) — also known as P. Stewart Heintzleman — of Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania. Born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., July 24, 1880. Republican. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Canton, 1904-06; U.S. Vice Consul General in Shanghai, 1908-09; U.S. Consul General in Mukden, 1914-16; Canton, 1916-18; Tientsin, 1918-19; Hankow, 1919-25; Winnipeg, 1925-37. Lutheran. Died in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., October 21, 1942 (age 62 years, 89 days). Interment at Norland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew J. Heintzleman (1854-1935) and Rebecca J. (Seitz) Heintzleman (1857-1932).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rocky Spring Churchyard
    Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Rea (1755-1829) — of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. Born near Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., January 27, 1755. Democrat. Franklin County Coroner, 1784; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1785-86, 1789-90, 1792-93, 1801-02; Franklin County Auditor, 1793-94; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1803-11, 1813-15 (7th District 1803-11, 5th District 1813-15); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Pennsylvania state senate 15th District, 1823-24. Died in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., February 26, 1829 (age 74 years, 30 days). Interment at Rocky Spring Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      W. C. Kreps — of Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1889-90, 1899-1900; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Interment somewhere.


    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      David Fullerton (1772-1843) — of Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa. Born near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., October 4, 1772. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1819-21; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1827-39 (15th District 1827-37, 14th District 1837-39). Died February 1, 1843 (age 70 years, 120 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of David Fullerton Robison (1816-1859).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Fullerton Robison (1816-1859) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., May 28, 1816. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1855-57. Presumed to have been deliberately poisoned at a banquet during the inauguration of President James Buchanan, in Washington, D.C., and subsequently died, at Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., June 24, 1859 (age 43 years, 27 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of David Fullerton (1772-1843).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Hamsher Clippinger (1879-1937) — also known as Charles H. Clippinger — of Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa. Born July 28, 1879. Republican. Chair of Franklin County Republican Party, 1927; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1931-32. Died in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., February 6, 1937 (age 57 years, 193 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hamsher Clippinger (1828-1901) and Annie (Hade) Clippinger (1842-1926); married, April 15, 1909, to Beulah C. Snyder (1881-1967); third cousin of Henry Clay Clippinger; third cousin once removed of Roy Clippinger (1886-1962).
      Political family: Clippinger family of Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Middle Springs Cemetery
    Lurgan, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Maclay (1765-1825) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Lurgan Township, Franklin County, Pa., March 22, 1765. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1807-08; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1809; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1815-19. Died in Lurgan, Franklin County, Pa., January 4, 1825 (age 59 years, 288 days). Interment at Middle Springs Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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