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Hardy County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hardy County

Index to Locations

  • Lost City Ivanhoe Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Moorefield Olivet Cemetery
  • Near Wardensville Wilson Cemetery


    Ivanhoe Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Lost City, Hardy County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Ward Wood (1845-1926) — also known as J. Ward Wood — of Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Hardy County, Va. (now W.Va.), December 26, 1845. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hardy County, 1903-08. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Died January 7, 1926 (age 80 years, 12 days). Interment at Ivanhoe Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


    Olivet Cemetery
    Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Harlan Mayberry Calhoun (1903-1977) — also known as Harlan M. Calhoun — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Franklin, Pendleton County, W.Va., October 25, 1903. Democrat. Circuit judge in West Virginia for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, 1937-58; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1959-72; resigned 1972. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi. Died April 17, 1977 (age 73 years, 174 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harrison Mayberry Calhoun (1866-1933) and Virginia (Mullenax) Calhoun (1866-1944); married to Alberta Dorsey (1904-1953; daughter of Albert Alan Dorsey (1873-1933)).
      Cross-reference: Thomas E. McHugh
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Ralph J. Bean Ralph Jady Bean (1912-1978) — also known as Ralph J. Bean — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va., December 15, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; Hardy County Prosecuting Attorney, 1937-44; chair of Hardy County Democratic Party, 1937-44, 1946-63; member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1945-60. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Alpha Delta; Lions. Died in June, 1978 (age 65 years, 0 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Katherine 'Kate' (Hedrick) Bean (1884-1971) and Murray A. Bean (1887-1967); married, January 8, 1938, to Carrie Rosetta Muntzing.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
      Betty H. Baker (1919-2011) — also known as Betty Head — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Thomas, Tucker County, W.Va., September 18, 1919. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1965-68; appointed 1965; defeated, 1968. Female. Presbyterian. Member, American Association of University Women; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, Grant County, W.Va., November 12, 2011 (age 92 years, 55 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Harry Davis Baker and Kathryn Agnes (Higgins) Baker; married, February 14, 1944, to Kermit Reed Orders (1921-1944; died in military service in Italy); married, November 22, 1945, to Donald Jefferson Baker (1917-1964).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Donald Jefferson Baker (1917-1964) — also known as Donald J. Baker — of Petersburg, Grant County, W.Va.; Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Petersburg, Grant County, W.Va., February 24, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; chair of Grant County Democratic Party, 1949; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1952-53; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hardy County, 1959-60; defeated, 1946; elected West Virginia state senate 16th District 1964, but died before taking office. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Lions; Farm Bureau. Died in Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va., December 22, 1964 (age 47 years, 302 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 22, 1945, to Betty Head (1919-2011).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    James M. Miley James Monroe Miley (1909-1980) — also known as James M. Miley — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va., October 11, 1909. Democrat. Farmer; livestock raiser; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hardy County, 1951-56, 1961-62; defeated, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion. Died in 1980 (age about 70 years). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Monroe
      Relatives: Son of George W. Miley and Tressie (Godlove) Miley; married, June 22, 1929, to Isabel Gilbert.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
      George Cleveland Trumbo (1886-1948) — also known as George C. Trumbo — of Milam, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Fort Seybert, Pendleton County, W.Va., October 9, 1886. Democrat. School teacher; banker; farmer; livestock raiser; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hardy County, 1943-48. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1948 (age about 61 years). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wanstaff Trumbo (1853-1930) and Nancy Rebecca (Mumbert) Trumbo (1854-1942); married, November 25, 1908, to Martha Jane Smith (1879-1964); father of George Cleveland Trumbo, Jr. (1913-1996).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    J. D. Chipley John Dixon Chipley (1866-1959) — also known as J. D. Chipley — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va., June 4, 1866. Democrat. Farmer; deputy sheriff; bank director; mayor of Moorefield, W.Va.; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hardy County, 1917-18, 1929-30. Died March 25, 1959 (age 92 years, 294 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John J. Chipley (1836-1920) and Sallie V. (Harness) Chipley (1838-1913); married, January 30, 1895, to Elizabeth Baker (1878-1910); married, December 30, 1913, to Annie Cunningham (1883-1970); father of Julian Baker Chipley (1895-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      Thomas Maslin (1808-1878) — of Virginia. Born in 1808. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in 1878 (age about 70 years). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Hetzel S. Pownall (1895-1950) — also known as Hetz Pownall — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for West Virginia state senate 14th District, 1934; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1948. Died in 1950 (age about 55 years). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Julian Baker Chipley (1895-1957) — also known as Julian Chipley — of Moorefield, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Hardy County, W.Va., November 6, 1895. Democrat. Pharmacist; chair of Hardy County Democratic Party, 1945. Died in Harrisonburg, Va., March 28, 1957 (age 61 years, 142 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Dixon Chipley (1866-1959) and Elizabeth (Baker) Chipley (1878-1910); married, April 18, 1918, to Emma C. Cunningham (1899-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Cleveland Trumbo, Jr. (1913-1996) — also known as George C. Trumbo — of Milam, Hardy County, W.Va. Born in Milam, Hardy County, W.Va., March 15, 1913. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; farmer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hardy County, 1949-50. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died February 5, 1996 (age 82 years, 327 days). Interment at Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha Jane (Smith) Trumbo (1879-1964) and George Cleveland Trumbo (1886-1948); married to Josie Irene Dolly (1913-2006).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Wilson Cemetery
    Near Wardensville, Hardy County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Machir (1764-1827) — of Virginia. Born in Tannadice, Angus, Scotland, April 17, 1764. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1793-96, 1811-13, 1818-21; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1797-99. Died June 24, 1827 (age 63 years, 68 days). Interment at Wilson Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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