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Pike County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pike County

Index to Locations

  • Milford Unknown location
  • Milford Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Milford Milford Cemetery
  • Rowland Mt. Moriah Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Earl A. Smith (1876-1938) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., December 14, 1876. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1917-19 (New York County 23rd District 1917, New York County 22nd District 1918-19); magistrate. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Tammany Hall. Died, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 28, 1938 (age 61 years, 349 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of George H. Smith and Elizabeth (Hart) Smith; married 1906 to Florence Rochotte.

    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Westbrook (1789-1852) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Sussex County, N.J., January 9, 1789. Democrat. Pike County Sheriff, 1817; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1833; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1841-43. Died in Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, Pa., October 8, 1852 (age 63 years, 273 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Solomon Westbrook (1762-1826) and Margaret (DeWitt) Westbrook (1767-1834); married to Sarah Brodhead.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Milford Cemetery
    Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) — of Milford, Pike County, Pa. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., August 11, 1865. Chief Forester of the U.S.; close confidant of President Theodore Roosevelt; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1914 (Roosevelt Progressive), 1926 (Republican primary); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1923-27, 1931-35; defeated in Republican primary, 1938. French ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Forestry Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from leukemia, at the Harkness Pavilion, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1946 (age 81 years, 54 days). Interment at Milford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James W. Pinchot and Mary (Eno) Pinchot; married 1914 to Cornelia Elizabeth Bryce (daughter of Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917)).
      Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
      The Gifford Pinchot National Forest (established 1908 as the Columbia National Forest; renamed 1949), in Skamania, Lewis, Yakima, Cowlitz, and Klickitat counties, Washington, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Books about Gifford Pinchot: Char Miller, Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
      Charles Henry Van Wyck (1824-1895) — also known as Charles H. Van Wyck — of Bloomingburg, Sullivan County, N.Y.; Middletown, Orange County, N.Y.; Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 10, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; Sullivan County District Attorney, 1850-56; member of New York state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from New York, 1859-63, 1867-69, 1870-71 (10th District 1859-63, 11th District 1867-69, 1870-71); general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; member of Nebraska state senate, 1877-81; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1881-87. Died in Washington, D.C., October 24, 1895 (age 71 years, 167 days). Interment at Milford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Daniel Myers Van Auken (1826-1908) — of Pennsylvania. Born in New Jersey, 1826. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1867-71. Died in 1908 (age about 82 years). Interment at Milford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    Rowland, Pike County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George Franklin Rowland (d. 1907) — also known as G. Frank Rowland — of Pike County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 14th District, 1907; died in office 1907. Died October 2, 1907. Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Miles C. Rowland (1869-1922) — of Pike County, Pa. Born in 1869. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 14th District, 1909-10. Died in 1922 (age about 53 years). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

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