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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Montgomery County

Index to Locations

  • Wetherills Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Abington Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Ambler Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Bala Cynwyd St. Asaph Church Cemetery
  • Bala Cynwyd West Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Bala Cynwyd Westminster Cemetery
  • Bryn Athyn Unknown location
  • Bryn Athyn Bryn Athyn Cathedral Graveyard
  • Bryn Athyn Bryn Athyn Cemetery
  • Bryn Mawr Church of the Redeemer Cemetery
  • Bryn Mawr Church of the Resurrection Cemetery
  • Center Point Wentz's Reformed Church Cemetery
  • Cheltenham Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
  • Elkins Park St. Paul's Church Cemetery
  • Gwynedd Friends Meeting Burial Ground
  • Gwynedd Valley Church of the Messiah Cemetery
  • Hatboro Hatboro Cemetery
  • Horsham Friends Cemetery
  • Huntingdon Valley Shalom Memorial Park
  • Jenkintown Abington Friends Burying Ground
  • Jenkintown Montefiore Cemetery
  • Near Lansdale Towamencin Mennonite Churchyard
  • New Hanover Faulkner Swamp Church Cemetery
  • Norristown Unknown location
  • Norristown Montgomery Cemetery
  • Norristown St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Norristown St. John's Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
  • Norriton Township Norris City Cemetery
  • Oaks Upper Providence Friends Meeting Burial Ground
  • Pottstown Edgewood Cemetery
  • Pottstown Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Prospectville Whitemarsh Memorial Cemetery
  • Prospectville Whitemarsh Memorial Park
  • Rockledge Lawnview Cemetery
  • South Auburn St. Denis Cemetery
  • Trappe Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Trappe Lutheran Cemetery
  • Near West Conshohocken Calvary Cemetery
  • West Norriton Township Riverside Cemetery


    Wetherills Cemetery
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Ira Allen Ira Allen (1751-1814) — also known as "Founder of Vermont" — of Vermont. Born in Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn., April 21, 1751. Vermont state treasurer, 1776-86. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 7, 1814 (age 62 years, 261 days). Interment at Wetherills Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)


    Private or family graveyards
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan Roberts (1771-1854) — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1771. Whig. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1800; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1811-14; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1814-21; delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839 (speaker). Died in 1854 (age about 83 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Timothy Matlack (1730-1829) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Haddonfield, Camden County, N.J., March 28, 1730. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1776; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1777-83; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1780. Died in Holmesburg (now part of Philadelphia), Philadelphia County, Pa., April 14, 1829 (age 99 years, 17 days). Original interment at Free Quaker Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1905 at in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Matlack (1695-1752) and Martha (Burr) Matlack (1702-1765); married, October 5, 1758, to Ellen Yarnall (1736-1791); second great-granduncle of Caspar Wistar Haines; first cousin once removed of James Matlack (1775-1840).
      Political family: Matlack-Whitall family of Woodbury, New Jersey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Henderson (1764-1841) — of Pennsylvania. Born in England, November 27, 1764. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1814-15. Died November 17, 1841 (age 76 years, 355 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joel Keith Mann (1780-1857) — also known as Joel K. Mann — of Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pa., August 1, 1780. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1817-20; member of Pennsylvania state senate 3rd District, 1823-27; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1831-35. Died in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pa., August 28, 1857 (age 77 years, 27 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Benton Sterigere (1793-1852) — also known as John B. Sterigere — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1827-31; member of Pennsylvania state senate 3rd District, 1839-40, 1844-46. Died in 1852 (age about 59 years). Interment at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Asaph Church Cemetery
    Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Cromwell Bell, Jr. (1892-1974) — also known as John C. Bell, Jr. — of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 25, 1892. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1943-47; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1947; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1950-72; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1961-72. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the Revolution; Delta Psi. Died March 18, 1974 (age 81 years, 144 days). Interment at St. Asaph Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fleurette deBenneville (Myers) Bell (1861-1916) and John Cromwell Bell; married, June 29, 1918, to Sarah Andrews Baker; grandson of Leonard Myers (1827-1905).
      Political family: Bell-Myers family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      See also Wikipedia article


    West Laurel Hill Cemetery
    227 Belmont Avenue
    Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1992
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    J. Hampton Moore Joseph Hampton Moore (1864-1950) — also known as J. Hampton Moore — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J., March 8, 1864. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1906, 1907-20; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1920-24, 1932-36; defeated, 1927; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 2, 1950 (age 86 years, 55 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
      Daniel Miller Fox (1819-1890) — also known as Daniel Fox — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in June, 1819. Democrat. Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1869-71; defeated, 1862, 1865; superintendent, U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, 1885-90. Died March 20, 1890 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth C. Korn (1820-1885).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Howell Ashbridge (1849-1906) — also known as Samuel H. Ashbridge; "Stars and Stripes Sam" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 5, 1849. Republican. Coal dealer; coroner; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1899-1903. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 24, 1906 (age 56 years, 109 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Charles Franklin Warwick (1852-1913) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born February 14, 1852. Republican. Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1895-99. Died April 4, 1913 (age 61 years, 49 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin Sydney Stuart (1853-1937) — also known as Edwin S. Stuart — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 28, 1853. Republican. Bookseller; publisher; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1884, 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888, 1896, 1908; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1891-95; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1907-11; director, Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania; director, Diamond States Telephone Company. Died March 21, 1937 (age 83 years, 83 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hugh Stuart and Anna (Newman) Stuart.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Arista Mackey (1869-1938) — also known as Harry A. Mackey — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, Pa., June 26, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1928-32; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Foresters; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Optimist Club. Died in 1938 (age about 69 years). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George W. Mackey and Isadora (MacCollum) Mackey; married, February 1, 1900, to Ida Boner (1875-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Robert E. Lamberton Robert Eneas Lamberton (1886-1941) — also known as Robert E. Lamberton — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in South Bethlehem (now part of Bethlehem), Northampton County, Pa., September 14, 1886. Republican. Candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1940-41; died in office 1941. Died August 22, 1941 (age 54 years, 342 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Times, November 8, 1939
    Charles Emory Smith Charles Emory Smith (1842-1908) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn., February 18, 1842. Republican. Newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1876; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1890-92; U.S. Postmaster General, 1898-1902. Baptist. Member, Union League; Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 19, 1908 (age 65 years, 335 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emory Boutelle Smith and Arvilla T. (Royce) Smith; married, June 30, 1863, to Ella Huntley (1842-1906).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
    Robert E. Pattison Robert Emory Pattison (1850-1904) — also known as Robert E. Pattison — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Quantico, Wicomico County, Md., December 8, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1883-87, 1891-95; defeated, 1902; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1895; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died August 1, 1904 (age 53 years, 237 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Henry Pattison (1824-1875) and Catherine Priscilla (Woolford) Pattison (1827-1884); married to Anna Barney Smith (1850-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1902
      William Scott Vare (1867-1934) — also known as William S. Vare — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 24, 1867. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1932; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1911; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1912-23, 1923-27; member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1923; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1927-29. Political boss of Philadelphia in the 1920's; unseated as U.S. Senator in 1929 over charges of corruption and fraud in his election. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., August 7, 1934 (age 66 years, 226 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Vare and Abigail (Stites) Vare; brother of George Augustus Vare (1859-1908) and Edwin H. Vare; married, July 29, 1897, to Ida Morris; fourth cousin of Fletcher Wilbur Stites; fourth cousin once removed of Christopher Smith Hand.
      Political family: Vare-Stites family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      A. Raymond Raff (1865-1947) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 27, 1865. Democrat. Builder; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1903; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1923; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924; superintendent of U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, 1934-35; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1935-47; died in office 1947; director, Northwestern National Bank. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 10, 1947 (age 82 years, 227 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Raff and Caroline (Hahn) Raff; married 1889 to Ella Virginia Shinkle (1867-1936).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Irwin Schaffer (1867-1953) — also known as William I. Schaffer — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa.; Haverford, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 11, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; Delaware County District Attorney, 1893-1900; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1919-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1921-43; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1940-43. Episcopalian. Member, Union League. Died in 1953 (age about 86 years). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George A. Schaffer and Mary H. (Irwin) Schaffer; married to Susan A. Cross.
      William Malcolm Bunn (1842-1923) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 1, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; woodworker; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1868-70; newspaper editor; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1884-85. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 19, 1923 (age 81 years, 261 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Gesner Bunn (1802-1873) and Rebecca (Crouse) Bunn (1808-1865).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Clay Ransley (1863-1941) — also known as Harry C. Ransley — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 5, 1863. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County, 1891-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; Philadelphia County Sheriff, 1916-20; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1920-37 (3rd District 1920-33, 1st District 1933-37). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died November 7, 1941 (age 78 years, 275 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert H. Ransley and Mary A. (Irvin) Ransley; married, March 31, 1902, to Harrie A. Dilks.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Cooper Grier (1794-1870) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Cumberland County, Pa., March 5, 1794. Lawyer; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1833-46; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1846-70; retired 1870. Presbyterian. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 25, 1870 (age 76 years, 204 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1829 to Isabelle Rose (1807-1886).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles O'Neill (1821-1893) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, March 21, 1821. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1853; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1863-71, 1873-93; died in office 1893. Died November 25, 1893 (age 72 years, 249 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Crout Harmer (1825-1900) — also known as Alfred C. Harmer — of Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 8, 1825. Republican. Merchant; railroad business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1871-75, 1877-1900; died in office 1900. Died in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 6, 1900 (age 74 years, 210 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Austin Welsh (1878-1970) — also known as George A. Welsh — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born near Bay View, Cecil County, Md., August 9, 1878. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1923-32; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1932-57; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934. Member, Freemasons. Died in Media, Delaware County, Pa., October 22, 1970 (age 92 years, 74 days). Cremated; ashes interred at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Kerns McConnell, Jr. (1901-1985) — also known as Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. — of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Eddystone, Delaware County, Pa., April 6, 1901. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1944-57 (17th District 1944-45, 16th District 1945-53, 13th District 1953-57). Died in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., April 11, 1985 (age 84 years, 5 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Edmonds (1864-1939) — also known as George W. Edmonds — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa., February 22, 1864. Republican. Druggist; coal dealer; lumber business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1913-25, 1933-35. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died, in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 28, 1939 (age 75 years, 218 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Henry R. Edmonds and Catherine Ann (Huntzinger) Edmonds; brother of Franklin Spencer Edmonds (1874-?); married, June 14, 1899, to Julia H. Riley (1874-1945).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Reuben Osborne Moon (1847-1919) — also known as Reuben O. Moon — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Johnstown, Burlington County, N.J., July 22, 1847. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1903-13; defeated, 1912. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 25, 1919 (age 72 years, 95 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1876 to Mary A. Preedmore.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Green Adams (1812-1884) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 20, 1812. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1839; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1844; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1847-49, 1859-61; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1851-56. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 18, 1884 (age 71 years, 151 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of George Madison Adams (1837-1920).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Augustus Geissenhainer (1839-1917) — of New Jersey. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 28, 1839. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1889-95. Died July 20, 1917 (age 77 years, 326 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Theodora Halliwell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Roger Kirkpatrick Scott (1873-1945) — also known as John R. K. Scott — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa., July 6, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1899, 1909-13; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1915-19; resigned 1919. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 9, 1945 (age 72 years, 156 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Hardie Scott (1907-1999).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Lowe Kunzig (1918-1982) — also known as Robert L. Kunzig — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 31, 1918. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; civilian war crimes prosecutor at Nuremburg, Germany, 1946-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952; counsel, U.S House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1953-55; legal advisor, U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, 1955-58; member, U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 1958-61; vice-president, Stewart Lumber Company, 1961-62; administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Hugh Scott, 1963-66; executive director, Pennsylvania General State Authority, 1967-68; administrator, U.S. General Services Administration, 1969-72; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1972-82; died in office 1982. Died in Washington, D.C., February 21, 1982 (age 63 years, 113 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Markley Boyer (1823-1887) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa., January 22, 1823. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1865-69. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., August 16, 1887 (age 64 years, 206 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peter Edward Costello (1854-1935) — also known as Peter E. Costello — of Torresdale, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 27, 1854. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1915-21. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 23, 1935 (age 81 years, 118 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Franklin John Maloney (1899-1958) — also known as Franklin J. Maloney — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 29, 1899. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1944, 1948. Protestant. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 15, 1958 (age 59 years, 170 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Reilly (1836-1904) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Indiana County, Pa., February 22, 1836. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1875-77. Died April 19, 1904 (age 68 years, 57 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Miller Hazlett (1864-1941) — also known as James M. Hazlett — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Londonderry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), October 14, 1864. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1927; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 8, 1941 (age 77 years, 25 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Earlston Thropp (1847-1927) — also known as Joseph E. Thropp — of Everett, Bedford County, Pa. Born in Valley Forge, Chester County, Pa., October 4, 1847. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1899-1901. Died July 27, 1927 (age 79 years, 296 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cynthia DeLores Tucker (1927-2005) — also known as C. DeLores Tucker; Cynthia DeLores Nottage — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 4, 1927. Democrat. Secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1971-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004; speaker, 1984; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1978; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 2004. Female. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died, in Suburban Woods Health Center, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., October 12, 2005 (age 78 years, 8 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Whitfield Nottage and Captilda (Gardiner) Nottage; married 1951 to William L. Tucker.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Henry Ladner, Jr. (b. 1882) — also known as Albert H. Ladner — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 21, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Pennsylvania District, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1940. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, Moose; Freemasons. Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert H. Ladner (1846-1912) and Emma S. (Konzelmann) Ladner (1853-1939); married, April 14, 1909, to Lillian Guenthoer.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      A. Lincoln Acker (1865-1950) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 25, 1865. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908, 1936; Philadelphia Director of Public Works, 1905-06; purchasing agent, 1920-22; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1922-32. Member, Freemasons; Union League. Died July 21, 1950 (age 85 years, 146 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Abraham Lincoln
      Relatives: Son of Rev. James Daniel Acker (1830-1910) and Emaline (Kinsley) Acker (1832-1918); married, April 11, 1894, to Emily Rebecca Focht (1864-1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Wien Forney (1817-1881) — also known as John W. Forney — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born September 30, 1817. Republican. Newspaper reporter; author; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1870-72. Died December 9, 1881 (age 64 years, 70 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ellwood Becker (1853-1903) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 20, 1853. Republican. Real estate business; member of Pennsylvania state senate 2nd District, 1891-98. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 25, 1903 (age 49 years, 189 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Augustus Vare (1859-1908) — also known as George A. Vare — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 7, 1859. Republican. Contractor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1892-96; member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1897-1908; died in office 1908; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died, from pneumonia and influenza, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 28, 1908 (age 49 years, 21 days). Entombed at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Vare and Abigail (Stites) Vare; brother of Edwin H. Vare and William Scott Vare; married, December 7, 1881, to Clara B. Hunter; fourth cousin of Fletcher Wilbur Stites (1881-1933); fourth cousin once removed of Christopher Smith Hand.
      Political family: Vare-Stites family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      Charles Pinckney Holbrook Nason (1842-1937) — also known as Charles P. H. Nason — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Newburyport, Essex County, Mass., September 7, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; clergyman; writer; lecturer; U.S. Consul in Grenoble, 1901-11. Presbyterian or Congregationalist. Died in 1937 (age about 94 years). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Elias Nason (1811-1887) and Myra Ann (Bigelow) Nason (born 1814); married, November 17, 1870, to Helen Augusta Bond (1848-1925); second cousin thrice removed of Timothy Bigelow (1767-1821); third cousin twice removed of John Prescott Bigelow.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles D. Burk (1856-1916) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 6, 1856. Republican. Leather business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 29, 1916 (age 60 years, 237 days). Entombed at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Henry Burk and Alfred E. Burk (1864-1921).
      Political family: Burk family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      Alfred E. Burk (1864-1921) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 5, 1864. Republican. Leather business; with his brother Louis, developed and owned the Garden Pier in Atlantic City, N.J.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 13, 1921 (age 56 years, 189 days). Original interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.; re-entombed in 1939 in mausoleum at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Henry Burk and Charles D. Burk (1856-1916).
      Political family: Burk family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      James Gray Bolton (1847-1931) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Ireland, March 17, 1847. Republican. Minister; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1900 ; moderator of the Pennsylvania Synod of Presbyterians, 1910. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 22, 1931 (age 83 years, 342 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Susan Josephine Townsend (1850-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philip H. Gadsden (1867-1945) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 4, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; utility executive; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1893-98; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died February 28, 1945 (age 77 years, 147 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Shulz Gadsden (1834-1915) and Florida Indiana (Morrall) Gadsden (1835-1916); married, April 19, 1895, to Sally Pelzer Inglesby (1871-1900); grandnephew of John Gadsden and James Gadsden; second great-grandson of Christopher Gadsden; third cousin once removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard; third cousin twice removed of Harry R. Pauley (1907-?).
      Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward S. Haws (1873-1949) — of Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Joanna, Berks County, Pa., May 4, 1873. Democrat. Plastering contractor; postmaster at Narberth, Pa., 1913-22; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928. Killed himself by rifle shot to the head, in the cellar of his home, Narberth, Montgomery County, Pa., December 26, 1949 (age 76 years, 236 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John P. Haws and Sarah (McGowan) Haws; married to Ada Louise Ely.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Charlemagne Tower (1848-1923) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 17, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; president, Duluth & Iron Range Railroad; managing director, Minnesota Iron Co. (mining); U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1897-99; U.S. Ambassador to Russia, 1899-1902; Germany, 1902-08; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916. Member, American Philosophical Society. Died February 24, 1923 (age 74 years, 313 days). Original interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment at Waterville Cemetery, Waterville, N.Y.
      Relatives: Son of Charlemagne Tower and Amelia (Bartle) Tower; married, February 8, 1888, to Helen Smith.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Westminster Cemetery
    Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Edward Difenderfer (1849-1923) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., June 7, 1849. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1911-15. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 25, 1923 (age 73 years, 322 days). Interment at Westminster Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wilfred Harvey Schoff (1874-1932) — also known as Wilfred H. Schoff — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Newtonville, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., November 27, 1874. Lecturer; Honorary Consul for Bolivia in Philadelphia, Pa., 1898-1929; Honorary Consul for Peru in Philadelphia, Pa., 1898-1921; Vice-Consul for Panama in Philadelphia, Pa., 1904-22; secretary and treasurer of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association; secretary of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum. Killed when hit by a car in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, N.J., September 14, 1932 (age 57 years, 292 days); his body was not identified until almost three weeks later. Original interment at Brotherhood Cemetery, Hainesport, N.J.; reinterment in 1932 at Westminster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederic Schoff (1848-1922) and Hannah (Kent) Schoff (1853-1940); married, June 20, 1900, to Ethelwyn McGeorge (1880-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles M. Boswell (1860-1934) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Toms River, Ocean County, N.J., December 28, 1860. Republican. Minister; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1900 ; corresponding secretary, Methodist Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, 1906-17; corresponding secretary, Methodist Episcopal Hospital, 1917-34; president, Ocean Grove Campmeeting Association, 1925-34. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from pneumonia, in Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 20, 1934 (age 73 years, 357 days). Interment at Westminster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Boswell and Catherine Boswell; married, May 23, 1888, to Florence E. Dobson (1851-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Roscoe Kintner (1915-1997) — also known as William R. Kintner — of Pennsylvania. Born in 1915. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, 1973-75. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder, with Robert Strausz-Hupé, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. Died of cancer, February 1, 1997 (age about 81 years). Interment somewhere.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Bryn Athyn Cathedral Graveyard
    Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert von Moschzisker (d. 1939) — of Pennsylvania. Justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1921-30; resigned 1930; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1921-30. Died in 1939. Interment at Bryn Athyn Cathedral Graveyard.


    Bryn Athyn Cemetery
    Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond Pitcairn (d. 1966) — of Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County, Pa.; Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died July 12, 1966. Interment at Bryn Athyn Cemetery.


    Church of the Redeemer Cemetery
    Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Wayne MacVeagh (1833-1917) — also known as Wayne MacVeagh — of Chester County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa., April 19, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; Chester County District Attorney, 1859-64; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Pennsylvania Republican state chair, 1863; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1870-71; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872; U.S. Attorney General, 1881; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1893-97. Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1917 (age 83 years, 267 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maj. John MacVeagh and Margaret (Lincoln) MacVeagh; brother of Franklin MacVeagh; married, May 22, 1856, to Letitia Miner 'Letty' Lewis; married, December 27, 1866, to Virginia Rolette Cameron (daughter of Simon Cameron); father of Charles MacVeagh (1860-1931); grandfather of Lincoln MacVeagh.
      Political family: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "Genial to his friends. Enlightening to all. Keen eyed, clear spoken. He remembered, he observed, he foresaw."
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles MacVeagh (1860-1931) — of Washington, D.C. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., June 6, 1860. Lawyer; general solicitor and assistant general counsel, U.S. Steel Corporation, 1901-25; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1925-29. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara County, Calif., December 4, 1931 (age 71 years, 181 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Wayne MacVeagh and Letitia Miner (Lewis) MacVeagh; married, June 15, 1887, to Fannie Davenport Rogers (1860-1948); father of Lincoln MacVeagh (1890-1972); nephew of Franklin MacVeagh.
      Political family: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Howard Earle, Jr. (1856-1928) — also known as George H. Earle, Jr. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 6, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; banker; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1911. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died in 1928 (age about 71 years). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Hussey Earle and Ellen France (von Löhr) Earle; married, December 12, 1881, to Catherine Hansell French (1859-1937); father of George Howard Earle III; grandson of Thomas Earle (1800?-?).
      Political family: Earle family of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lincoln MacVeagh (1890-1972) — of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Narragansett Pier, Narragansett, Washington County, R.I., October 1, 1890. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Minister to Greece, 1933-41; Iceland, 1941-42; South Africa, 1942-43; U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1943-44; Greece, 1943-47; Portugal, 1948-52; Spain, 1952-53. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in a nursing home at Adelphi, Prince George's County, Md., January 15, 1972 (age 81 years, 106 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles MacVeagh and Fanny Davenport (Rogers) MacVeagh; married, August 17, 1917, to Margaret Charlton Lewis (1886-1947); married 1955 to Virginia (Ferrante) Coats; grandson of Isaac Wayne MacVeagh; grandnephew of Franklin MacVeagh (1837-1934).
      Political family: MacVeagh family of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Charles Wheeler Thayer (1910-1969) — also known as Charles W. Thayer — of Villanova, Delaware County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Villanova, Delaware County, Pa., February 9, 1910. U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1937, 1940; Berlin, 1937-38; Hamburg, 1939-40; Kabul, as of 1943; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; head of the State Department's international broadcasting division, including the "Voice of America", 1947-49; U.S. Consul General in Munich, 1952-53; in March 1953, when attacks on his loyalty by U.S. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy inspired a State Department investigation into his diplomatic career, he resigned from the Foreign Service; writer. Died, during heart surgery, in Salzburg, Austria, August 27, 1969 (age 59 years, 199 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George C. Thayer and Gertrude May (Wheeler) Thayer (c.1870-1964); brother of Avis Howard Thayer (1912-1981; who married Charles Eustis Bohlen); married, March 27, 1950, to Cynthia (Dunn) Cochrane (daughter of James Clement Dunn); uncle of Avis Thayer Bohlen (1940-).
      Political family: Bohlen-Eustis-Thayer family of Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Matthews Vauclain (1856-1940) — also known as Samuel M. Vauclain — of Rosemont, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 18, 1856. Republican. Locomotive manufacturer; inventor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. French and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Philosophical Society. Died, of a heart attack, in Rosemont, Montgomery County, Pa., February 4, 1940 (age 83 years, 262 days). Interment at Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Constant Vauclain and Mary Ann (Campbell) Vauclain; married, April 17, 1879, to Annie Kearney (1854-1923).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Church of the Resurrection Cemetery
    Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    George H. Earle George Howard Earle III (1890-1974) — also known as George H. Earle — of Haverford, Delaware County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Devon, Chester County, Pa., December 5, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; sugar business; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1933-34; Bulgaria, 1940-41; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1938; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1939. Episcopalian. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks. Died December 30, 1974 (age 84 years, 25 days). Interment at Church of the Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Howard Earle, Jr. and Catherine Hansell (French) Earle (1859-1937); married, January 20, 1916, to Huberta Potter; great-grandson of Thomas Earle (1800?-?).
      Political family: Earle family of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress


    Wentz's Reformed Church Cemetery
    Center Point, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Conrad (1759-1827) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Montgomery County, Pa., 1759. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1803-07. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., August 3, 1827 (age about 68 years). Interment at Wentz's Reformed Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Lazarro Rizzo (1920-1991) — also known as Frank L. Rizzo; "Cisco Kid"; "The Super Cop"; "The Big Bambino"; "The General" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 23, 1920. Police officer; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1972-80; defeated, 1983 (Democratic primary), 1987 (Republican); nominated, but died before the election 1991. Italian ancestry. Died, apparently from a heart attack, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 16, 1991 (age 70 years, 266 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery; statue (now gone) at Municipal Service Building Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Frank Rizzo: Joseph R. Daughen, The Cop Who Would Be King : Mayor Frank Rizzo
      Michael Donohoe (1864-1958) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland, February 22, 1864. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1911-15; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1931; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932. Catholic. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Columbus. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 17, 1958 (age 93 years, 329 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John B. Kelly — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1935; chair of Philadelphia County Democratic Party, 1937; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1956. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Grace Kelly.
      Francis John Myers (1901-1956) — also known as Francis J. Myers — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 18, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (chair, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1945-51. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in 1956 (age about 54 years). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Catharine M. Hall.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    William F. Harrity William Francis Harrity (1850-1912) — also known as William F. Harrity — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 19, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884, 1896; postmaster at Philadelphia, Pa., 1885-89; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1890; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1891-95; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1892-97; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1892-96. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 12, 1912 (age 61 years, 176 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Harrity and Jane A. Harrity.
      The William F. Harrity Public School (built 1913, closed 2017), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      William Joseph Green, Jr. (1910-1963) — also known as William J. Green, Jr. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 5, 1910. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1945-47, 1949-63; defeated, 1946; died in office 1963; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Legion. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 21, 1963 (age 53 years, 291 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of William Joseph Green III (1938-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      James Aloysius Byrne (1906-1980) — also known as James A. Byrne — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 22, 1906. Democrat. Funeral director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate); member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1951-52; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1953-73. Catholic. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 3, 1980 (age 74 years, 73 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 7, 1939, to M. Virginia Mullin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Joseph Connolly (1881-1952) — also known as James J. Connolly — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 24, 1881. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1921-35. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 10, 1952 (age 71 years, 77 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 30, 1908, to Mary A. Morrissey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William McAleer William McAleer (1838-1912) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), January 6, 1838. Democrat. Flour merchant; member of Pennsylvania state senate 2nd District, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1891-95, 1897-1901; defeated, 1900. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 19, 1912 (age 74 years, 104 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Henry Burk (1850-1903) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Wurttemberg, Germany, September 26, 1850. Republican. Leather business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1901-03; died in office 1903. German ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 5, 1903 (age 53 years, 70 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Burk and Charlotte (Reinmann) Burk; brother of Charles D. Burk and Alfred E. Burk (1864-1921); married, August 18, 1873, to Ellen Carney.
      Political family: Burk family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Raphael Smith (1911-1982) — also known as Francis R. Smith — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 25, 1911. Democrat. Candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1938; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1941-43; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Pennsylvania District, 1946-51; Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, 1955-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1964; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1956. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 9, 1982 (age 71 years, 75 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Washington Logue (1863-1925) — also known as J. Washington Logue — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 22, 1863. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1913-15; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1918. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 27, 1925 (age 62 years, 186 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Clare Gerald Fenerty (1895-1952) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 25, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1935-37; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1939-52; died in office 1952. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 1, 1952 (age 56 years, 342 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Patrick McNichol (d. 1917) — also known as James P. McNichol — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1905-17 (7th District 1905-06, 3rd District 1907-17); died in office 1917; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908, 1916. Died November 14, 1917. Entombed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Austin Meehan (d. 1961) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932 (alternate), 1952, 1960; Philadelphia County Sheriff. Catholic. Died in 1961. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of William Austin Meehan (1924-1994).


    St. Paul's Church Cemetery
    Elkins Park, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jay Cooke (1897-1963) — of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 2, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; bond broker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932, 1940, 1948, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Union League. Died July 10, 1963 (age 66 years, 99 days). Interment at St. Paul's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jay Cooke III (1872-1935) and Nina L. (Benson) Cooke (1875-1933); married, April 24, 1924, to Mary F. Glendinning (1899-1953); married, July 25, 1956, to Hannah M. Durham; father of Mary Ellen Cooke (daughter-in-law of Hallett C. Johnson); great-grandson of Jay Cooke (1821-1905; Civil War financier); great-grandnephew of Henry David Cooke (1825-1881); second great-grandson of Eleutheros Cooke.
      Political family: Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Alexander Sutherland (1869-1955) — also known as Dan A. Sutherland — of Ruby, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska. Born in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, April 17, 1869. Republican. Member of Alaska territorial senate 4th District, 1913-22; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1921-31. Died in Abington, Montgomery County, Pa., March 24, 1955 (age 85 years, 341 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Paul's Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Friends Meeting Burial Ground
    Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard M. Jenkins (1842-1902) — of Delaware. Born in 1842. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1870-72. Died in 1902 (age about 60 years). Interment at Friends Meeting Burial Ground.


    Church of the Messiah Cemetery
    Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Edward Ingersoll (1860-1932) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Penllyn, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 17, 1860. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1902. Died, from arteriosclerosis and chronic nephritis, in Penllyn, Montgomery County, Pa., June 6, 1932 (age 71 years, 355 days). Interment at Church of the Messiah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Ingersoll (1817-1893) and Anna Chester (Warren) Ingersoll (1826-1891); married, December 23, 1886, to Henrietta Auchinuty Sturgis; grandson of Charles Jared Ingersoll; grandnephew of Joseph Reed Ingersoll; great-grandson of Jared Ingersoll; first cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Ingersoll; second cousin twice removed of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll and Charles Anthony Ingersoll; third cousin once removed of Colin Macrae Ingersoll and Charles Roberts Ingersoll; fourth cousin of George Pratt Ingersoll; fourth cousin once removed of Laman Ingersoll (1805-1863).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hatboro Cemetery
    Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1876
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur D. Markley (1832-1896) — of Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa., April 28, 1832. Democrat. Physician; served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1865-67; president, Perkiomen Railroad; paper manufacturer; postmaster at Hatboro, Pa., 1886-88; member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1891-94. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Grand Army of the Republic. Died April 19, 1896 (age 63 years, 357 days). Interment at Hatboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob F. Markley; married, November 10, 1859, to Juliet Eyre (1840-1880); married, November 16, 1882, to Hannah Jarrett Penrose (1858-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stephen Decatur Yerkes (1849-1915) — also known as Stephen D. Yerkes — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pa., December 25, 1849. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1882-85. Died in Hanover Township, Morris County, N.J., July 23, 1915 (age 65 years, 210 days). Interment at Hatboro Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Stephen Decatur
      Relatives: Brother of Joseph Ball Yerkes (1839-?).


    Friends Cemetery
    Horsham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Newton Evans (1827-1901) — of Pennsylvania. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., July 29, 1827. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1877-79, 1883-87. Died in Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pa., December 3, 1901 (age 74 years, 127 days). Interment at Friends Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Shalom Memorial Park
    25 Byberry Road
    Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Arlen Specter (1930-2012) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., February 12, 1930. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; Republican candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1967; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972, 2008; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1981-2011; defeated in Democratic primary, 2010. Jewish. Died, from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 14, 2012 (age 82 years, 245 days). Interment at Shalom Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Tracey Specter (1960?-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Arlen Specter: Passion for Truth : From Finding JFK's Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill to Impeaching Clinton, with Charles Robbins (2000) — Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It, with Charles Robbins (2012)
      Leon Sacks (1902-1972) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 7, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1937-43; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Elks; B'nai B'rith. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 11, 1972 (age 69 years, 156 days). Interment at Shalom Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Morris Sacks and Dora (Clayman) Sacks.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Abington Friends Burying Ground
    Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Hallowell (1844-1916) — of Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pa. Born near Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pa., April 2, 1844. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Montgomery County, 1877-80; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1891-93. Died in Abington, Montgomery County, Pa., September 13, 1916 (age 72 years, 164 days). Interment at Abington Friends Burying Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Montefiore Cemetery
    600 Church Road
    Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Eilberg (1921-2004) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1952-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Pleaded guilty in federal court to conflict of interest charges, February 1979; sentenced to five years probation and fined $10,000. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 24, 2004 (age 83 years, 41 days). Interment at Montefiore Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Towamencin Mennonite Churchyard
    Near Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Nash (1742-1777) — of Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., 1742. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1764; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Welsh ancestry. During the Battle of Germanown, he was hit by cannonball and musket shot, was mortally wounded, and died soon after, in Montgomery County, Pa., October 7, 1777 (age about 35 years). Interment at Towamencin Mennonite Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Abner Nash (1685-1732) and Elizabeth (Hinton) Nash (1688-1711); brother of Abner Nash (1740-1786); married to Sally Moore.
      Nash County, N.C. is named for him.
      The city of Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.  — The town of Nashville, North Carolina, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Faulkner Swamp Church Cemetery
    New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hahn (1776-1823) — of Pennsylvania. Born in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pa., October 30, 1776. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1815-17. Died in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pa., February 26, 1823 (age 46 years, 119 days). Interment at Faulkner Swamp Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Richards (1753-1822) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1753. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1796-97; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1800. Died in 1822 (age about 69 years). Interment at Faulkner Swamp Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Matthias Richards (1758-1830).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Russell E. Crawford (d. 1965) — also known as "Eggman" — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Republican. Vice-president of Ehret Magnesia Company, manufacturers of many asbestos products; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952. Member, Freemasons. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., 1965. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married to Thelma Aletta Thomas.


    Montgomery Cemetery
    Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Winfield S. Hancock Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) — also known as Winfield S. Hancock — of St. Louis, Mo.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Montgomery County, Pa., February 14, 1824. Democrat. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1868, 1876; candidate for President of the United States, 1880. Member, Freemasons; Loyal Legion. Died in Governor's Island, New York County, N.Y., February 9, 1886 (age 61 years, 360 days). Interment at Montgomery Cemetery; statue erected 1896 at Hancock Circle, Washington, D.C.
      Presumably named for: Winfield Scott
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Hancock (1800-1867) and Elizabeth (Hoxworth) Hancock (1801-1879); married, February 1, 1850, to Almira Dubois Russell (1832-1893); uncle of Laura Elizabeth Hancock (1850-1943; who married William Rush Merriam (1849-1931)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Mount Hancock, in Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, is named for him.
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $2 silver certificate in the 1880s and early 1890s.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Winfield Scott Hancock: David M. Jordan, Winfield Scott Hancock : A Soldier's Life
      Image source: Cornell University Library
      John Frederick Hartranft (1830-1889) — also known as John F. Hartranft — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pa., December 16, 1830. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1866-72; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1873-79; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1876; postmaster at Philadelphia, Pa., 1879-80; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1880-83. Received the Medal of Honor in 1886 for action at Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861. Died October 17, 1889 (age 58 years, 305 days). Interment at Montgomery Cemetery.
      John Freedley (1793-1851) — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., May 22, 1793. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1847-51. Died December 8, 1851 (age 58 years, 200 days). Interment at Montgomery Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Fornance (1804-1852) — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pa., October 18, 1804. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1839-43. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., November 24, 1852 (age 48 years, 37 days). Interment at Montgomery Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Wood (1816-1898) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1816. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1859-61. Died in 1898 (age about 82 years). Interment at Montgomery Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Philip Swenk Markley (1789-1834) — also known as Philip S. Markley — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Skippack, Montgomery County, Pa., July 2, 1789. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1819-23 (7th District 1819-22, 3rd District 1822-23); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1823-27; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1829-30. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., September 12, 1834 (age 45 years, 72 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. John's Protestant Episcopal Cemetery
    Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Levi Pawling (1773-1845) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., July 25, 1773. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1817-19. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., September 7, 1845 (age 72 years, 44 days). Interment at St. John's Protestant Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Norris City Cemetery
    Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ephraim Leister Acker (1827-1903) — also known as Ephraim Acker — of Pennsylvania. Born in Marlboro Township, Montgomery County, Pa., January 11, 1827. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1871-73; defeated, 1872. Died in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., May 12, 1903 (age 76 years, 121 days). Interment at Norris City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Upper Providence Friends Meeting Burial Ground
    Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Israel Jacobs (1726-1796) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pa., June 9, 1726. Farmer; merchant; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1791-93. Died in Oaks, Montgomery County, Pa., December 10, 1796 (age 70 years, 184 days). Interment at Upper Providence Friends Meeting Burial Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Edgewood Cemetery
    Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Senewell Yost (1801-1872) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1801. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1843-47. Died in 1872 (age about 71 years). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Zion Cemetery
    Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Irving Price Wanger (1852-1940) — also known as Irving P. Wanger — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in North Coventry, Chester County, Pa., March 5, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; burgess of Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1878; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880; Montgomery County District Attorney, 1881-83, 1887-89; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1893-1911 (7th District 1893-1903, 8th District 1903-11). Died in 1940 (age about 88 years). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Wanger and Rebecca (Price) Wanger; married, June 20, 1884, to Emma C. Titlow.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Whitemarsh Memorial Cemetery
    Prospectville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Ditter (1888-1943) — also known as J. William Ditter — of Ambler, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 5, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1933-43; died in office 1943. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Rotary. Died in an airplane crash near Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa., November 21, 1943 (age 55 years, 77 days). Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Ditter and Elizabeth (Weissgerber) Ditter; married, September 2, 1913, to Mabel Sylvester Bearné.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Whitemarsh Memorial Park
    Prospectville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ira Walton Drew (1878-1972) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., August 31, 1878. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; osteopath; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1937-39. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1972 (age 93 years, 165 days). Interment at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Herring Drew and Fannie A. (Walton) Drew; married, October 28, 1911, to Margaret Spencer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lawnview Cemetery
    Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Dunning Moore (1817-1887) — also known as Henry D. Moore — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in New York, 1817. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1849-53; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1861-63, 1864-65; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869-70. Died in 1887 (age about 70 years). Original interment at Monument Cemetery (which no longer exists), Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1956 at Lawnview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Birch Florence (1812-1875) — also known as Thomas B. Florence — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 26, 1812. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1851-61. Died in Washington, D.C., July 3, 1875 (age 63 years, 158 days). Original interment at Monument Cemetery (which no longer exists), Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1956 at Lawnview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Hull Campbell (1800-1868) — of Pennsylvania. Born in York, York County, Pa., October 10, 1800. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1831; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1845-47. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 19, 1868 (age 67 years, 101 days). Original interment at Monument Cemetery (which no longer exists), Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1956 at Lawnview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Landy (1813-1875) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 13, 1813. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1857-59. Died July 25, 1875 (age 61 years, 285 days). Original interment at Monument Cemetery (which no longer exists), Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in 1956 at Lawnview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Frederick Pracht (1880-1950) — also known as C. Frederick Pracht — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Pitman, Schuylkill County, Pa., October 20, 1880. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1943-45; defeated, 1944; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1950 (age about 69 years). Interment at Lawnview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin Milton Abbott (1877-1940) — also known as Edwin M. Abbott — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 4, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; poet; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1911-13; candidate for justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1918. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Pennsylvania, November 8, 1940 (age 63 years, 157 days). Interment at Lawnview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Abbott and Alvina (Rosewig) Abbott; married, November 9, 1905, to Florence Wilson (1883-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Denis Cemetery
    South Auburn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Burrwood Daly (1872-1939) — also known as J. Burrwood Daly — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 13, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1935-39; died in office 1939. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 12, 1939 (age 67 years, 27 days). Interment at St. Denis Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807) — of Virginia; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa., October 12, 1746. Democrat. Pastor; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1789-91, 1793-95, 1799-1801 (at-large 1789-91, 1st District 1793-95, 1799-1801); delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1790; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1796; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1801; resigned 1801; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1802-07. Lutheran; later Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 1, 1807 (age 60 years, 354 days). Interment at Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (1711-1787) and Anna Maria (Weiser) Muhlenberg; brother of Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg; married, November 6, 1770, to Anna Barbara Meyer (1751-1806); father of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg; uncle of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg (1782-1844); granduncle of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; great-granduncle of Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg; second great-grandfather of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg; second great-granduncle of Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political family: Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Muhlenberg County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Rawn Shunk (1788-1848) — also known as Francis R. Shunk — of Pennsylvania. Born August 7, 1788. Secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1839-42; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1845-48. Died July 20, 1848 (age 59 years, 348 days). Interment at Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of William Findlay; father-in-law of Charles Brown; grandfather of Francis Shunk Brown (1858-?); great-grandfather of Francis Shunk Brown, Jr..
      Political family: Findlay-Brown family of Pennsylvania.
      Samuel Gross (1776-1839) — of Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Upper Providence, Montgomery County, Pa., November 10, 1776. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1803-07; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1811-15; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1819-23 (1st District 1819-21, 2nd District 1821-23). Died in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa., March 19, 1839 (age 62 years, 129 days). Interment at Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lutheran Cemetery
    Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Fry, Jr. (1802-1866) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa., June 10, 1802. Democrat. School teacher; merchant; Montgomery County Clerk of Courts, 1830-33; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1835-39; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1853-54; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1857-60. Died in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa., November 28, 1866 (age 64 years, 171 days). Interment at Lutheran Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Old Gulph Road
    Near West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Matthew Henry McCloskey, Jr. (1893-1973) — also known as Matthew H. McCloskey, Jr. — of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., February 26, 1893. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; Treasurer of Democratic National Committee, 1954; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1962-64. Catholic. Died in 1973 (age about 80 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      James Henry Gorbey (1920-1977) — also known as James H. Gorbey — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., July 30, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Chester, Pa., 1964-67; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1968-70; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1970-77; died in office 1977. Died October 24, 1977 (age 57 years, 86 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Thomas Durnin (1888-1963) — also known as John T. Durnin — of Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 3, 1888. Democrat. Fur buyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1948. Died in 1963 (age about 75 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Durnin and Margaret (Callahan) Durnin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Clayton H. Alderfer (b. 1870) — of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Montgomery County, Pa., August 9, 1870. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Member, American Bankers Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Entombed in mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Z. Alderfer and Sarah Alderfer; married 1896 to Anna M. Rosenberry.


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