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Jefferson County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Brookville Brookville Cemetery
  • Punxsutawney Calvary Cemetery
  • Punxsutawney Circle Hill Cemetery


    Brookville Cemetery
    Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Shively (1857-1916) — also known as Benjamin F. Shively — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in St. Joseph County, Ind., March 20, 1857. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1884-85, 1887-93; defeated, 1906; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1896; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1912 (speaker); U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1909-16; died in office 1916. Died March 14, 1916 (age 58 years, 360 days). Interment at Brookville Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Joel Shively and Elizabeth (Penrod) Shively; married 1889 to Laura Jenks (daughter of George Augustus Jenks (1836-1908)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      George Augustus Jenks (1836-1908) — also known as George A. Jenks — of Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa. Born in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., March 25, 1836. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1875-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880; U.S. Solicitor General, 1886-89; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1898. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., February 10, 1908 (age 71 years, 322 days). Interment at Brookville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1860 to Mary A. Mabon; father of Laura Jenks (who married Benjamin Franklin Shively (1857-1916)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathan Leroy Strong (1859-1939) — also known as Nathan L. Strong — of Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa. Born in Summerville, Jefferson County, Pa., November 12, 1859. Republican. Telegraph operator; railway station agent; lawyer; Jefferson County District Attorney, 1895-1901; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1917-35. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died December 14, 1939 (age 80 years, 32 days). Interment at Brookville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Colwell White (1833-1906) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1833. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1885-87. Died in 1906 (age about 73 years). Interment at Brookville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Alfred Craig (1839-1920) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., November 18, 1839. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1889-91. Died in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., March 17, 1920 (age 80 years, 120 days). Interment at Brookville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William T. Darr (b. 1870) — of Jefferson County, Pa. Born in Jefferson County, Pa., February 6, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 54th District, 1925-29. Interment at Brookville Cemetery.


    Calvary Cemetery
    Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Joseph Margiotti (1891-1956) — also known as Charles J. Margiotti — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., April 4, 1891. Lawyer; business executive; director, Punxsutawney National Bank; candidate in Republican primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1935-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Eagles; Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus; Sons of Italy; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Foresters. Died August 25, 1956 (age 65 years, 143 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Margiotti and Fortunata (Reca) Margiotti; married, February 5, 1918, to Denise Wery.
      Raymond J. Dereume (1889-1975) — of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa. Born in Belgium, June 5, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Honorary Consul for Belgium in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1933-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940. Belgian ancestry. Died in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., March 19, 1975 (age 85 years, 287 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Circle Hill Cemetery
    Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Orlando Smith (1859-1932) — also known as William O. Smith — of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa. Born in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pa., June 13, 1859. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1903-07. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, May 12, 1932 (age 72 years, 334 days). Interment at Circle Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Solomon Taylor North (1853-1917) — also known as S. Taylor North — of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1853. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Jefferson County, 1905-08; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1915-17. Died in 1917 (age about 64 years). Interment at Circle Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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