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Perry County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Perry County

Index to Locations

  • Duncannon Duncannon Cemetery
  • New Bloomfield Unknown location
  • New Bloomfield Bloomfield Cemetery
  • New Bloomfield New Bloomfield Cemetery


    Duncannon Cemetery
    Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Harris Jacob Bixler (1870-1941) — also known as Harris J. Bixler — of Johnsonburg, Elk County, Pa. Born in New Buffalo, Perry County, Pa., September 16, 1870. Republican. School teacher; banker; Mayor of Johnsonburg, Pa., 1908-12; Elk County Sheriff, 1916-20; Elk County Treasurer, 1920-21; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1921-27. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose. Died in Johnsonburg, Elk County, Pa., March 29, 1941 (age 70 years, 194 days). Interment at Duncannon Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Bixler and Sarah (Falkner) Bixler; married, September 26, 1896, to Jeanette Pray.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    William Harper William Harper (1861-1930) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Newport, Perry County, Pa. Born in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pa., July 24, 1861. Chief, Bureau of Information, Philadelphia Commercial Museum; Consul for Colombia in Philadelphia, Pa., 1900-07. Scottish ancestry. Died, from rectal cancer, in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., November 18, 1930 (age 69 years, 117 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of David Harper (1829-1866) and Nancy Davidson 'Nannie' (Work) Harper (1832-1915); married, April 12, 1887, to Rosalie Sully Wheeler (1861-1927); married to Bessie Shepard Welch.
      Image source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 1900


    Bloomfield Cemetery
    New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Bailey (1810-1885) — of Chester County, Pa.; Perry County, Pa. Born in Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pa., March 18, 1810. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1840; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1843-45, 1851-53 (3rd District 1843, 4th District 1844-45, 13th District 1851-53); Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1854-55; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1861-65 (16th District 1861-63, 15th District 1863-65); delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872. Died in Bailey Station, Perry County, Pa., August 26, 1885 (age 75 years, 161 days). Interment at Bloomfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Alexander Magee (1827-1903) — also known as John A. Magee — of New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa. Born in Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., October 14, 1827. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Perry County, 1863; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868, 1876, 1896; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1873-75. Died in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., November 18, 1903 (age 76 years, 35 days). Interment at Bloomfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    New Bloomfield Cemetery
    New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Black (1793-1872) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Newport, Perry County, Pa., March 6, 1793. Democrat. Merchant; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1830-31; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1836-37, 1843-47 (13th District 1836-37, 16th District 1843-47); county judge in Pennsylvania, 1842-43. Died in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., June 21, 1872 (age 79 years, 107 days). Interment at New Bloomfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Franklin Junkin (1822-1908) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., November 12, 1822. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1859-61; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1871. Died October 9, 1908 (age 85 years, 332 days). Interment at New Bloomfield Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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