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Luzerne County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Luzerne County

Index to Locations

  • Conyngham Conyngham Episcopal Cemetery
  • Drifton St. James Episcopal Churchyard
  • Forty Fort Forty Fort Cemetery
  • Hanover Township Hanover Green Cemetery
  • Hanover Township St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Lee Park, Hanover Township Oak Lawn Cemetery
  • Hazleton St. Gabriel's Cemetery
  • Hazleton Vine Street Cemetery
  • Pittston Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
  • Pittston Pittston Cemetery
  • Pittston St. John's Cemetery
  • Plymouth Unknown location
  • Plymouth Plymouth Cemetery
  • Plymouth Shawnee Cemetery
  • Shavertown Evergreen Cemetery
  • Sugar Notch St. Charles Borremeo Cemetery
  • Trucksville Mt. Greenwood Cemetery
  • West Nanticoke Edgehill Cemetery
  • Wilkes-Barre Unknown location
  • Wilkes-Barre Hollenback Cemetery


    Conyngham Episcopal Cemetery
    Conyngham, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank M. Brundage (1851-1920) — of Conyngham, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Conyngham, Luzerne County, Pa., August 18, 1851. Republican. Physician; U.S. Consul in Aix-la-Chapelle, 1897-1905. Died, from arteriosclerosis and nephritis, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., February 22, 1920 (age 68 years, 188 days). Interment at Conyngham Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Brundage (1825-1890) and Catherina (Andreas) Brundage (1827-1901); married, June 10, 1862, to Mary Ann Reinhart; married, November 19, 1874, to Ella Minerva Young (1854-1933); second cousin twice removed of Perry Amherst Carpenter (1881-1957); fourth cousin once removed of John Randolph Wilder and Ernest I. Hatfield.
      Political families: Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Hatfield-Brundage-Carpenter-Wilder family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. James Episcopal Churchyard
    Drifton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Eckley B. Coxe (1839-1895) — of Luzerne County, Pa. Born June 4, 1839. Democrat. Mining engineer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 21st District, 1881-84. Founder of American Institute of Mining Engineers. Died May 13, 1895 (age 55 years, 343 days). Interment at St. James Episcopal Churchyard.


    Forty Fort Cemetery
    Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Martyn Hoyt (1830-1892) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., June 8, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1875-76; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1879-83. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 1, 1892 (age 62 years, 176 days). Interment at Forty Fort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ziba Hoyt (1788-1853) and Nancy (Herbert) Hoyt; married, September 25, 1855, to Mary Elizabeth Loveland (1833-1890); father of Henry Martyn Hoyt (1856-1910).
      Political family: Hoyt-McMichael family of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Denison (1818-1867) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Wyoming Valley, Luzerne County, Pa., January 23, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1863-67; died in office 1867; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., June 27, 1867 (age 49 years, 155 days). Interment at Forty Fort Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Nephew of George Denison (1790-1831).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lazarus Denison Shoemaker (1819-1893) — also known as Lazarus D. Shoemaker — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1819. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1866-68; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1871-75. Died in 1893 (age about 74 years). Interment at Forty Fort Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Murray Turpin (1878-1946) — also known as C. Murray Turpin — of Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., March 4, 1878. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; steamboat captain; dentist; burgess of Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1923; Luzerne County Prothonotary; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1929-37. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Psi Omega; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Junior Order. Died in 1946 (age about 68 years). Interment at Forty Fort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1907 to Anna V. Manley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Hubert Butler (1850-1914) — also known as Edward H. Butler — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., September 5, 1850. Republican. Newspaper editor; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896, 1900; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896, 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 9, 1914 (age 63 years, 185 days). Interment at Forty Fort Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Elizabeth Barber (1855-1893); father of Edward Hubert Butler (1883-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hanover Green Cemetery
    Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) — also known as Arthur H. James; "Breaker Boy" — of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., July 14, 1883. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1927-31; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1933-39; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1939-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940. Methodist. Welsh ancestry. Died in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., April 27, 1973 (age 89 years, 287 days). Interment at Hanover Green Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    1594 South Main Street
    Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel John Flood (1903-1994) — also known as Daniel J. Flood — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa., November 26, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1945-47, 1949-53, 1955-80; defeated, 1946, 1952. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Lions; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Charged in 1979 with taking bribes; a trial resulted in a hung jury; resigned from the House in 1980; pleaded guilty in February 1980 to a lesser charge of conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws, and sentenced to one year probation. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., May 28, 1994 (age 90 years, 183 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick F. Flood and Sarah (McCarthy) Flood.
      The Daniel J. Flood Elementary School (opened 1967), in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Joseph Casey (1875-1929) — also known as John J. Casey — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Empire, Luzerne County, Pa., May 26, 1875. Coal miner; plumber; steamfitter; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1907-08; candidate for Pennsylvania secretary of internal affairs, 1910; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1913-17, 1919-21, 1923-25, 1927-29 (11th District 1913-17, 1919-21, 12th District 1923-25, 1927-29); defeated (Democratic), 1920 (11th District), 1924 (12th District); died in office 1929. Died in Balboa, Canal Zone (now Panama), May 5, 1929 (age 53 years, 344 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Peter Casey and Mary (McGrath) Casey; married, August 1, 1900, to Sarah Celestine Lally.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Lynch (1843-1910) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., November 1, 1843. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1887-89; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1892-1910. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., August 17, 1910 (age 66 years, 289 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Hines (1856-1914) — also known as William H. Hines — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 15, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Luzerne County, 1879-80, 1882-84; member of Pennsylvania state senate 21st District, 1889-92; defeated, 1884; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1893-95. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., January 17, 1914 (age 57 years, 308 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Thomas Lenahan (1852-1920) — also known as John T. Lenahan — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Jenkins Township, Luzerne County, Pa., November 15, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896, 1916; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1907-09. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., April 28, 1920 (age 67 years, 165 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sophia M. R. O'Hara (1882-1954) — of Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa.; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa.; Lemoyne, Cumberland County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., November 13, 1882. Republican. Stenographer; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928, 1936; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1939-43. Female. Irish ancestry. Died in Luzerne County, Pa., April 26, 1954 (age 71 years, 164 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Patrick J. O'Hara.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Martin L. Murray (1909-1990) — of Ashley, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Ashley, Luzerne County, Pa., December 16, 1909. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1945; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1957-64, 1969-82 (21st District 1957-64, 14th District 1969-82); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 (alternate), 1968, 1972. Catholic. Member, Lions; Eagles; Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died July 1, 1990 (age 80 years, 197 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.


    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    Lee Park, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Sydney Fine (1893-1978) — also known as John S. Fine — of Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Alden, Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pa., April 10, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 (alternate), 1936, 1952 (speaker); chair of Luzerne County Republican Party, 1922-23; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 11th District, 1927-29; appointed 1927; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1947-50; resigned 1950; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1951-55. Died May 21, 1978 (age 85 years, 41 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob W. Fine and Margaret (Crosp) Fine; married to Helene P. Morgan (died 1951).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Gabriel's Cemetery
    Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Thomas Kennedy Thomas Kennedy (1887-1963) — of Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Lansford, Carbon County, Pa., November 2, 1887. Democrat. Miner; United Mine Workers secretary-treasurer, 1925-48, vice-president, 1948-60, and president, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936, 1940, 1956, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Knights of Columbus; Eagles. Died January 19, 1963 (age 75 years, 78 days). Interment at St. Gabriel's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Kennedy and Mary (Boyle) Kennedy; married, July 23, 1912, to Helen Melley; married, November 12, 1959, to Evelyn Summers.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Image source: Pennsylvania Manual 1937


    Vine Street Cemetery
    Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James James (1814-1888) — of Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, February 11, 1814. Republican. Postmaster at Hazleton, Pa., 1869-85. Died in Luzerne, Luzerne County, Pa., November 22, 1888 (age 74 years, 285 days). Interment at Vine Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Stradling) James (1772-1824) and Evan James (1773-1856).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery
    Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Harold Flannery (1898-1961) — also known as J. Harold Flannery — of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., April 19, 1898. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1937-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1960. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 3, 1961 (age 63 years, 45 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pittston Cemetery
    Vine Street
    Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Calvin Bowman (1852-1941) — of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., November 14, 1852. Republican. Coal mining business; mayor of Pittston, Pa., 1886; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1911-13. Died in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., July 3, 1941 (age 88 years, 231 days). Interment at Pittston Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John J. Allardyce (1903-1953) — of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in 1903. Mayor of Pittston, Pa., 1953. Died in 1953 (age about 50 years). Interment at Pittston Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Cemetery
    Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Kenneth Joseph English (1899-1970) — also known as Kenneth J. English — of Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., December 27, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Pittston, Pa., 1937-39. Catholic. Died in December, 1970 (age about 71 years). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Francis English and Frances Teresa (Webber) English; married, November 16, 1938, to Mary Frances Burke.


    Unknown Location
    Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


    Plymouth Cemetery
    Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Stanley Woodward Davenport (1861-1921) — also known as Stanley W. Davenport — of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., July 21, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; Luzerne County Register of Wills, 1893-06; secretary-treasurer, Central Poor District, Luzerne County; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1899-1901; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904. Died in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., September 26, 1921 (age 60 years, 67 days). Interment at Plymouth Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 13, 1889, to Mary Weir.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Shawnee Cemetery
    Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Shonk (1850-1900) — also known as George W. Shonk — of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1850. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1891-93. Died in 1900 (age about 50 years). Interment at Shawnee Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Father of Herbert Bronson Shonk (1881-1930).
      Political family: Shonk-Knight family of New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John B. Smith (1819-1904) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., May 26, 1819. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1877-80. Died July 19, 1904 (age 85 years, 54 days). Interment at Shawnee Cemetery.


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Shavertown, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Mitchell Jenkins (1896-1977) — of Trucksville, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pa., January 24, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1947-49. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 15, 1977 (age 81 years, 234 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Evan Jenkins and Katherine Bertha (Mitchell) Jenkins; married, June 20, 1924, to Lois Irene Williams; married, April 1, 1936, to Janet Smith Morgan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Charles Borremeo Cemetery
    Sugar Notch, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Caffrey (1860-1945) — also known as P. F. Caffrey — of Pennsylvania. Born in County Mayo, Ireland, March 17, 1860. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1887-91. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Labor. Died in Sugar Notch, Luzerne County, Pa., 1945 (age about 85 years). Interment at St. Charles Borremeo Cemetery.


    Mt. Greenwood Cemetery
    Trucksville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Clarence Dennis Coughlin (1883-1946) — also known as Clarence D. Coughlin — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., July 27, 1883. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 11th District, 1925-29. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 15, 1946 (age 63 years, 141 days). Interment at Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James M. Coughlin; uncle of Robert Lawrence Coughlin Jr. (1929-2001).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Edgehill Cemetery
    West Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Weir Templeton (1867-1935) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1867. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1917-19. Died in 1935 (age about 68 years). Interment at Edgehill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Martyn Hoyt (1856-1910) — also known as Henry M. Hoyt — Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 5, 1856. Lawyer; U.S. Solicitor General, 1903-09. Died, from peritonitis, in Washington, D.C., November 20, 1910 (age 53 years, 350 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Martyn Hoyt (1830-1892) and Mary (Loveland) Hoyt; married 1883 to Anne McMichael (daughter of Morton McMichael).
      Political family: Hoyt-McMichael family of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
      See also NNDB dossier


    Hollenback Cemetery
    540 North River Street
    Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Woodward (1809-1875) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pa., March 26, 1809. Democrat. Delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837, 1873; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1841-51; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1845; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1852-67; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1863-67; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1863; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1867-71. Died in Rome, Italy, May 10, 1875 (age 66 years, 45 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      The World War II Liberty ship SS George W. Woodward (built 1943 at Baltimore, Maryland; scrapped 1960) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Wilber Palmer (1839-1913) — also known as Henry W. Palmer — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Clifford, Susquehanna County, Pa., July 10, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872-73; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1879-83; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1901-07, 1909-11 (12th District 1901-03, 11th District 1903-07, 1909-11); delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., February 15, 1913 (age 73 years, 220 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gideon W. Palmer; married, September 12, 1861, to Ellen M. Webster.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hendrick Bradley Wright (1808-1881) — also known as Hendrick B. Wright — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., April 24, 1808. Democrat. Lawyer; Luzerne County District Attorney, 1834; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1841-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1844, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1868, 1876; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1853-55, 1861-63, 1877-81. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 2, 1881 (age 73 years, 131 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ellen (Hendrick) Wright (1776-1872) and Joseph Wright (1785-1855); married to Mary Ann Bradley Robinson (1818-1871).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Winthrop Welles Ketchum (1820-1879) — also known as Winthrop W. Ketchum; Winthrop Welles Ketcham — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., June 29, 1820. Republican. College teacher; lawyer; Luzerne County Prothonotary, 1855-57; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1858; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860, 1864; member of Pennsylvania state senate 10th District, 1860-62; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1875-76; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1876-79; died in office 1879. Died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., December 6, 1879 (age 59 years, 160 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Chester Pierce Butler (1798-1850) — also known as Chester P. Butler — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., March 21, 1798. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1832; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1847-50; died in office 1850. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 5, 1850 (age 52 years, 198 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Lord Butler (1761-1824) and Mary (Pierce) Butler (1763-1834); married 1829 to Sarah Anne Hollenback.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Mills Fuller (1820-1860) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pa., January 3, 1820. Whig. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1851-53, 1855-57 (11th District 1851-53, 12th District 1855-57). Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 26, 1860 (age 40 years, 358 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Denison (1790-1831) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., February 22, 1790. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1819-23. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., August 20, 1831 (age 41 years, 179 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Charles Denison (1818-1867).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Beaumont (1790-1853) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., January 24, 1790. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1821-22, 1826, 1849; postmaster at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 1826-32; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1833-37. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 30, 1853 (age 63 years, 249 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fear (Alden) Beaumont (1755-1836) and Isaiah Beaumont (1757-1837); married to Julia Colt (1796-1872).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Miner (1780-1865) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Connecticut, 1780. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1825-29. Slaveowner. Died in 1865 (age about 85 years). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edmund Nelson Carpenter (1865-1952) — also known as Edmund N. Carpenter — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., June 27, 1865. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; mining business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1925-27; defeated, 1918 (Republican), 1926 (Prohibition). Methodist. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Sons of the Revolution. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 4, 1952 (age 87 years, 130 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Gardner Carpenter (1827-1889) and Sally Ann (Fell) Carpenter (1827-1912).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Morgan B. Williams (1831-1903) — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Wales, September 17, 1831. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884 (alternate), 1900; member of Pennsylvania state senate 21st District, 1885-88; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1897-99. Died in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., October 13, 1903 (age 72 years, 26 days). Interment at Hollenback Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
     
      The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/PA/LU-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

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