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Montour County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Montour County

Index to Locations

  • Danville Episcopal Cemetery
  • Danville Fairview Cemetery
  • Danville Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Danville Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Danville Petrikin Cemetery


    Episcopal Cemetery
    Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Gallagher Montgomery (1805-1857) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., June 27, 1805. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1855; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1857; died in office 1857. While in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of at a President James Buchanan, he became ill with "National Hotel disease" (attributed to poison, but probably dysentery), and subsequently died, at Danville, Montour County, Pa., April 24, 1857 (age 51 years, 301 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1903
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Montgomery (1736-1816) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa., August 3, 1736. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1779; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1793-95; postmaster at Danville, Pa., 1800-03; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1801-13. Died in Danville, Montour County, Pa., May 1, 1816 (age 79 years, 272 days). Original interment at Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery; reinterment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Montgomery (1690-1746) and Mary (McCullough) Montgomery (1694-1746); married 1755 to Margaret Nevins (1730-1768); father of Daniel Montgomery Jr. (1765-1831).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rufus King Polk (1866-1902) — also known as Rufus K. Polk — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Columbia, Maury County, Tenn., August 23, 1866. Democrat. Chemist; iron manufacturer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1899-1902; died in office 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 5, 1902 (age 35 years, 194 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Rufus King
      Relatives: Son of Lucius E. Polk (1833-1892; Confederate general) and Sally Moore (Polk) Polk (1844-1925); third great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin twice removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; second cousin of Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin once removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; second cousin twice removed of James Knox Polk, William Hawkins Polk and Raymond R. Guest; third cousin of Paul Fletcher Faison; third cousin once removed of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge.
      Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Montgomery Jr. (1765-1831) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa., October 30, 1765. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1800; postmaster at Danville, Pa., 1803-13; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1807-09. Died in Danville, Montour County, Pa., December 30, 1831 (age 66 years, 61 days). Original interment at Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery; reinterment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret (Nevins) Montgomery (1730-1768) and William Montgomery (1736-1816).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Dale Strawbridge (1824-1890) — also known as James D. Strawbridge — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1824. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1873-75. Died in 1890 (age about 66 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Leidy (1813-1877) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Hemlock Township, Columbia County, Pa., November 13, 1813. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1858-59. Died September 11, 1877 (age 63 years, 302 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Billmeyer (1841-1924) — of Washingtonville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Liberty Township, Montour County, Pa., January 7, 1841. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1902-03. Died near Washingtonville, Montour County, Pa., May 24, 1924 (age 83 years, 138 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Chalfant (1819-1899) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1819. Democrat. Druggist; newspaper editor; postmaster at Danville, Pa., 1853-61, 1885-90, 1894-99; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1867-68; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1873-75 (15th District 1873-74, 24th District 1875). Died in Danville, Montour County, Pa., 1899 (age about 80 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 16, 1842, to Eliza V. Hughes (1820-1892).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    319 Bloom Street
    Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Montgomery (1736-1816) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa., August 3, 1736. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1779; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1793-95; postmaster at Danville, Pa., 1800-03; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1801-13. Died in Danville, Montour County, Pa., May 1, 1816 (age 79 years, 272 days). Original interment at Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery; reinterment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Montgomery (1690-1746) and Mary (McCullough) Montgomery (1694-1746); married 1755 to Margaret Nevins (1730-1768); father of Daniel Montgomery Jr. (1765-1831).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Montgomery Jr. (1765-1831) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa., October 30, 1765. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1800; postmaster at Danville, Pa., 1803-13; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1807-09. Died in Danville, Montour County, Pa., December 30, 1831 (age 66 years, 61 days). Original interment at Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery; reinterment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret (Nevins) Montgomery (1730-1768) and William Montgomery (1736-1816).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Petrikin Cemetery
    Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      David Petrikin (1788-1847) — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., December 1, 1788. Democrat. Physician; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; woolen mill operator; Columbia County Prothonotary, 1821; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1820; postmaster at Danville, Pa., 1834-37; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1837-41. Died in Catawissa, Columbia County, Pa., March 1, 1847 (age 58 years, 90 days). Interment at Petrikin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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