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Gilmer County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Gilmer County

Index to Locations

  • Glenville Unknown location
  • Glenville Old Glenville Cemetery
  • Glenville Stalnaker Cemetery
  • Rosedale Rosedale Community Cemetery
  • Stumptown Collins Community Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Emmett J. Bush (1897-1970) — of Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Gilmer County, W.Va., October 25, 1897. Democrat. School teacher; deputy sheriff; automobile dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Gilmer County, 1937-38, 1941-42. Baptist. Member, Rotary; American Legion. Died in 1970 (age about 72 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of J. Woodford Bush and Cora Lee (Bartlett) Bush; married, August 5, 1919, to Zelma May Hall.

    Old Glenville Cemetery
    Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Franklin Kidd (1853-1930) — also known as Robert F. Kidd — of Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va.; Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Upshur County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 11, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Gilmer County, 1887-88, 1929-30; died in office 1930; member of West Virginia state senate, 1899-1914, 1923-28 (4th District 1899-1902, 10th District 1903-14, 1923-28); chair of Gilmer County Democratic Party, 1917; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1920. Member, Freemasons. Died in Gilmer County, W.Va., June 8, 1930 (age 77 years, 117 days). Interment at Old Glenville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Kidd (1804-1888) and Margaret (Johnston) Kidd (1812-1879); married, November 12, 1884, to Leila Rosalie Johnson (1866-1953); father of Paul H. Kidd; uncle of John Wesley Kidd and Frank H. Kidd; granduncle of Robert Henry Kidd (1888-1982); great-granduncle of William Matthew Kidd.
      Political family: Kidd family of West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Stalnaker Cemetery
    Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Gay Rohrbough (1874-1956) — also known as Edward G. Rohrbough — of Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, 1874. Republican. U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1943-45, 1947-49; defeated, 1944, 1948. Died in 1956 (age about 82 years). Interment at Stalnaker Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Rosedale Community Cemetery
    Rosedale, Gilmer County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Luther Enoch Roberts (1874-1948) — also known as Luther E. Roberts — of Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Braxton County, W.Va., October 26, 1874. Republican. Physician; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Gilmer County, 1946. Died in Gilmer County, W.Va., December 15, 1948 (age 74 years, 50 days). Interment at Rosedale Community Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jerimiah 'Jerry' Roberts and Mary (Long) Roberts; married 1907 to Mamie Ruth Stump (1890-1967); married 1928 to Alma Snodgrass (1907-1932).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Collins Community Cemetery
    Stumptown, Gilmer County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Jack Vincent Stalnaker (1922-2008) — also known as Jack V. Stalnaker — of Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. Born in Hardman, Gilmer County, W.Va., December 6, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; accountant; banker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Gilmer County; elected 1952. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the Revolution; Farm Bureau. Died in Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va., July 27, 2008 (age 85 years, 234 days). Interment at Collins Community Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Delbert Stalnaker (1881-1965) and Edna (Chrisman) Stalnaker (1887-1971); married, November 6, 1948, to Ann Carpenter (1923-2007); fourth cousin once removed of Lummie J. Earle (1852-1906).
      Political families: Coberly-Hovermale family of West Virginia; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).

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