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Kent County
Rhode Island

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Kent County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Coventry Greenwood Cemetery
  • Warwick Governor Greene Cemetery
  • Warwick Lincoln Park Cemetery
  • Apponaug, Warwick Brayton Cemetery
  • West Warwick St. Joseph's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Kent County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      John Lester Hubbard Chafee (1922-1999) — also known as John H. Chafee — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 22, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1957-63; Governor of Rhode Island, 1963-69; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1976-99; defeated, 1972; died in office 1999. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion. Died, of heart failure, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., October 24, 1999 (age 77 years, 2 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard; statue at Colt State Park, Bristol, R.I.
      Relatives: Son of John Sharpe Chafee (1896-1984) and Janet Malise 'Jay' (Hunter) Chafee (1897-1977); married to Virginia Coates; father of Lincoln Davenport Chafee; grandnephew of Charles Warren Lippitt and Henry Frederick Lippitt; great-grandson of Henry Lippitt; first cousin seven times removed of William Greene (1695-1758).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      Elisha Harris (1791-1861) — of Coventry, Kent County, R.I. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., September 8, 1791. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1846-47; Governor of Rhode Island, 1847-49; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1860. Died February 1, 1861 (age 69 years, 146 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Henry Howard (1826-1905).
      Henry Howard (1826-1905) — of Coventry, Kent County, R.I. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., April 2, 1826. Republican. Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1872; Governor of Rhode Island, 1873-75. Died September 22, 1905 (age 79 years, 173 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Elisha Harris (1791-1861).
      Dutee Arnold (1763-1849) — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born July 30, 1763. Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1816, 1820. Died August 13, 1849 (age 86 years, 14 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Arnold (1722-1799) and Barbara (Rice) Arnold (1723-1814); married, August 27, 1786, to Naomi Rice (1764-1835).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Governor Greene Cemetery
    Love Lane
    Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      William Greene (1695-1758) — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., March 16, 1695. Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1734, 1739; Governor of Rhode Island, 1743-45, 1746-47, 1748-55, 1757-58; died in office 1758. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., February 22, 1758 (age 62 years, 343 days). Interment at Governor Greene Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Greene (1670-1720) and Mary (Gorton) Greene (1673-1732); married to Catherine Greene (1698-1777); father of William Greene, Jr. (1731-1809); grandfather of Ray Greene; first cousin four times removed of Elijah Babbitt, Abel Madison Scranton, Henry Lippitt, Dennison Franklin Holden and Frederick Walker Pitkin; first cousin five times removed of Ossian Ray, Charles Warren Lippitt, Henry Frederick Lippitt, Walter Thomas Bliss and Clayton Harvey Deming; first cousin six times removed of Daniel Parrish Witter, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Chester Merton Bliss and George Walter Bliss; first cousin seven times removed of Ossian Edward Ray and John Lester Hubbard Chafee; second cousin twice removed of Albert Collins Greene; second cousin thrice removed of John Baldwin, George Washington Greene and William Maxwell Greene; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Finley Vinton and Martin Olds; third cousin thrice removed of Peter Rawson Taft; fourth cousin once removed of Pierpont Edwards.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article
      William Greene, Jr. (1731-1809) — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., August 16, 1731. Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1776-78; Governor of Rhode Island, 1778-86. Died in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., November 29, 1809 (age 78 years, 105 days). Interment at Governor Greene Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Greene and Catherine (Greene) Greene (1698-1777); married to Catherine Ray (1731-1794); father of Ray Greene; second cousin thrice removed of Elijah Babbitt, Abel Madison Scranton, Henry Lippitt, Dennison Franklin Holden and Frederick Walker Pitkin; second cousin four times removed of Ossian Ray (1835-1892), Charles Warren Lippitt, Henry Frederick Lippitt, Walter Thomas Bliss and Clayton Harvey Deming; second cousin five times removed of Daniel Parrish Witter, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Chester Merton Bliss and George Walter Bliss; third cousin once removed of Albert Collins Greene; third cousin twice removed of John Baldwin, George Washington Greene and William Maxwell Greene; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Finley Vinton and Martin Olds.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Burlingame family of Vermont (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Ray Greene (1765-1849) — of Rhode Island. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., February 2, 1765. U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, 1794-97; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1797-1801. Died in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., January 11, 1849 (age 83 years, 344 days). Interment at Governor Greene Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Greene, Jr.; grandson of William Greene; third cousin twice removed of Elijah Babbitt, Abel Madison Scranton, Henry Lippitt, Dennison Franklin Holden and Frederick Walker Pitkin (1837-1886); third cousin thrice removed of Ossian Ray, Charles Warren Lippitt, Henry Frederick Lippitt, Walter Thomas Bliss and Clayton Harvey Deming; fourth cousin of Albert Collins Greene; fourth cousin once removed of John Baldwin, George Washington Greene and William Maxwell Greene.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Lincoln Park Cemetery
    1469 Post Road
    Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Licht (1916-1987) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., March 3, 1916. Law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge John C. Mahoney, 1942-43; lawyer; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1949-56; superior court judge in Rhode Island, 1956-68; Governor of Rhode Island, 1969-73. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; American Bar Association. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., May 30, 1987 (age 71 years, 88 days). Interment at Lincoln Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Licht and Rose (Kassed) Licht; married, June 16, 1946, to Dorothy Shirley Krauss; uncle of Richard A. Licht (1948-).
      Epitaph: "Beloved husband and father."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Brayton Cemetery
    Apponaug, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      William Daniel Brayton (1815-1887) — also known as William D. Brayton — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., November 6, 1815. Republican. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1841, 1851; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1848, 1853; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1856; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1857-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1872; member of Republican National Committee from Rhode Island, 1872-. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., June 30, 1887 (age 71 years, 236 days). Interment at Brayton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Ray Brayton (1840-1910).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    West Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
    Politicians buried here:
      Felix Hébert (1874-1969) — of West Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born near St. Hyacinthe, Quebec of American parents, December 11, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Rhode Island, 1909-28; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1929-35; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Rhode Island, 1944-52. Catholic. Died in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., December 14, 1969 (age 95 years, 3 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Hébert and Catherine (Vandale) Hébert; married, September 18, 1900, to Virginia Provost.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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