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Mercer County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Mercer County

Index to Locations

  • Greenville Shenango Valley Cemetery
  • Grove City Woodland Cemetery
  • Jamestown Parklawn Cemetery
  • Mercer Mercer Citizens Cemetery
  • Sharon Morefield Cemetery
  • Sharon Oakwood Cemetery


    Shenango Valley Cemetery
    Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Sheakley (1829-1917) — of Greenville, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, Pa., April 24, 1829. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1875-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1892; Governor of Alaska District, 1893-97. Presbyterian. Died in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., December 10, 1917 (age 88 years, 230 days). Interment at Shenango Valley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Eugene Pierce Gillespie (1852-1899) — also known as Eugene P. Gillespie — of Greenville, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., September 24, 1852. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1891-93. Died December 16, 1899 (age 47 years, 83 days). Interment at Shenango Valley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel P. Johnson — of West Greenville, Mercer County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860. Interment at Shenango Valley Cemetery.


    Woodland Cemetery
    Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin John Fithian (1863-1953) — also known as Edwin J. Fithian — of Grove City, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Portersville, Butler County, Pa., July 1, 1863. Physician; president, Bessemer Gas Engine Company; after 1929, chairman of the successor firm, Cooper-Bessemer Corporation; makers of industrial compressors and marine engines; bank director; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908, 1920, 1928; Prohibition candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1916; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1918; burgess of Grove City, Pennsylvania, 1923; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1932, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, from acute cardiac decompensation, in Grove City, Mercer County, Pa., May 15, 1953 (age 89 years, 318 days). Entombed at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Newton Fithian (1837-1923) and Margaret Jane (Riddle) Fithian (1840-1904); married to Georgiana A. Shellito (1862-1913) and Esther Shellito (1888-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Parklawn Cemetery
    Jamestown, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Dennis F. Dunlavy (1884-1960) — of Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Born in Jamestown, Mercer County, Pa., March 2, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924, 1928, 1940 (alternate); candidate in primary for Ohio state attorney general, 1924; mayor of Ashtabula, Ohio, 1951-53. Died in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 28, 1960 (age 76 years, 87 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.


    Mercer Citizens Cemetery
    Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Cunningham Cochran (1877-1957) — also known as Thomas C. Cochran — of Mercer, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Sandy Creek Township, Mercer County, Pa., November 30, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Mercer County District Attorney, 1906-09; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1927-35 (28th District 1927-33, 20th District 1933-35). Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Died in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., December 10, 1957 (age 80 years, 10 days). Interment at Mercer Citizens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wilson Henry Cochran and Elizabeth Eve (Robinson) Cochran; married, August 15, 1906, to Olive Belle Pierson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Henry Miller (1840-1918) — also known as Samuel H. Miller — of Mercer, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Coolspring Township, Mercer County, Pa., April 19, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1881-85, 1915-17 (26th District 1881-85, 28th District 1915-17); Mercer County President Judge, 1894-1904. Died in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., December 3, 1918 (age 78 years, 228 days). Interment at Mercer Citizens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Stewart (1810-1876) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., September 10, 1810. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1842-44 (20th District 1842-43, 25th District 1844); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1857-61. Died in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., October 17, 1876 (age 66 years, 37 days). Interment at Mercer Citizens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Swan Garvin (1806-1883) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., July 25, 1806. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1845-47. Died in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., February 20, 1883 (age 76 years, 210 days). Interment at Mercer Citizens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Griffith (1816-1893) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Wales, February 14, 1816. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1871-73. Died October 1, 1893 (age 77 years, 229 days). Interment at Mercer Citizens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      J. A. Stranahan — of Mercer, Mercer County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876. Interment at Mercer Citizens Cemetery.


    Morefield Cemetery
    Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Carver Trout (1810-1873) — also known as Michael C. Trout — of Sharon, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1810. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1853-55. Died in 1873 (age about 63 years). Interment at Morefield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Bryant Jarrett (1881-1944) — also known as Benjamin Jarrett — of Farrell, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa., July 18, 1881. Republican. Telegraph operator; steel mill foreman; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 50th District, 1911-14; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1937-43. Died in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, July 20, 1944 (age 63 years, 2 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Agnes Boyle (1884-1977).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander McDowell (1845-1913) — of Sharon, Mercer County, Pa. Born in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., March 4, 1845. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1893-95; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died September 30, 1913 (age 68 years, 210 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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