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Venango County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Venango County

Index to Locations

  • Franklin Franklin Cemetery
  • Franklin Old Pioneer Cemetery
  • Oil City Grove Hill Cemetery
  • Oil City St. Joseph's Cemetery


    Franklin Cemetery
    Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1870
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Crocker Sibley (1850-1926) — also known as Joseph C. Sibley — of Franklin, Venango County, Pa. Born in Friendship, Allegany County, N.Y., February 18, 1850. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1893-95, 1899-1907 (26th District 1893-95, 27th District 1899-1903, 28th District 1903-07). Died May 18, 1926 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      Politician named for him: Joseph S. Crawford
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arnold Plumer (1801-1869) — of Franklin, Venango County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1801. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1837-39, 1841-43; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1848-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860. Died in 1869 (age about 68 years). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Hays (1783-1868) — of Pennsylvania. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, September 10, 1783. Democrat. Venango County Treasurer, 1808; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1813, 1816, 1823-25; Venango County Sheriff, 1820, 1829, 1833; member of Pennsylvania state senate 22nd District, 1838-42; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1843-45; iron manufacturer; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1856. Died in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., July 1, 1868 (age 84 years, 295 days). Original interment at Old Pioneer Cemetery; reinterment in 1892 at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Gallatin Egbert (1828-1896) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Sandy Lake, Mercer County, Pa., April 13, 1828. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1875-77. Died in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., March 28, 1896 (age 67 years, 350 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Calvin Willard Gilfillan (1832-1901) — of Pennsylvania. Born near East Brook, Lawrence County, Pa., February 20, 1832. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1869-71. Died December 2, 1901 (age 69 years, 285 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Vernon Culver (1830-1909) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, September 6, 1830. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1865-67. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 10, 1909 (age 78 years, 126 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James H. Osmer (1832-1912) — of Franklin, Venango County, Pa. Born in England, January 23, 1832. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 27th District, 1879-81. Died October 3, 1912 (age 80 years, 254 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Orrin Dubbs Bleakley (1854-1927) — of Franklin, Venango County, Pa. Born in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., May 15, 1854. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1917. Died in Robinson, Crawford County, Ill., December 3, 1927 (age 73 years, 202 days). Interment at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Pioneer Cemetery
    Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1797
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Samuel Hays (1783-1868) — of Pennsylvania. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, September 10, 1783. Democrat. Venango County Treasurer, 1808; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1813, 1816, 1823-25; Venango County Sheriff, 1820, 1829, 1833; member of Pennsylvania state senate 22nd District, 1838-42; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1843-45; iron manufacturer; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1856. Died in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., July 1, 1868 (age 84 years, 295 days). Original interment at Old Pioneer Cemetery; reinterment in 1892 at Franklin Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Grove Hill Cemetery
    Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1870
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Willis J. Hulings * Willis James Hulings (1850-1924) — also known as Willis J. Hulings — of Oil City, Venango County, Pa. Born in Rimersburg, Clarion County, Pa., July 1, 1850. Lawyer; civil engineer; oil operator; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Venango County, 1881-86; general in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Pennsylvania state senate 48th District, 1907-10; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1913-15, 1919-21; defeated (Prohibition), 1920. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Oil City, Venango County, Pa., August 8, 1924 (age 74 years, 38 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Marcus H. Hulings and Margaret McDermott (McCluee) Hulings; married, April 28, 1874, to Emma Simpson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Book of Prominent Pennsylvanians (1913)
      James Buchanan Siggins (1857-1929) — of Oil City, Venango County, Pa. Born in West Hickory, Forest County, Pa., January 12, 1857. Mayor of Oil City, Pa., 1911-15. Died in Oil City, Venango County, Pa., July 22, 1929 (age 72 years, 191 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Buchanan
      Relatives: Son of William Siggins (1803-1865) and Jane (Hunter) Siggins (1817-1870); married to Susan Virginia Hall; father of Mary Alice Siggins (1894-1957; who married Alexander Royal Wheeler (1889-1935)).
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Peter Theobald (1874-1941) — Born in Titusville, Crawford County, Pa., November 10, 1874. Oil company manager; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Rotterdam, 1908-11. Died November 2, 1941 (age 66 years, 357 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Alex Theobald (1838-1918) and Wilhelmina (Schwartzkopf) Theobald (1850-1954); married to Edith Mackey (1877-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Hasson (1833-1923) — of Oil City, Venango County, Pa. Born in Shippenville, Clarion County, Pa., March 17, 1833. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; oil business; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1872, 1904, 1912; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Venango County, 1875-76, 1883-84, 1899-1900. Died in Oil City, Venango County, Pa., May 15, 1923 (age 90 years, 59 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Hasson (1797-1883) and Sarah (Fetzer) Hasson (1805-1884); married 1871 to Mary Collins (1850-1925).
      Hasson Park, in Oil City, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — Hasson Avenue, in Oil City, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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