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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Kanawha County

Index to Locations

  • Charleston Unknown location
  • Charleston Bnai Israel Cemetery
  • Charleston Davis Park
  • Charleston Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Charleston Mountain View Memorial Park
  • Charleston Pennington Cemetery
  • Charleston St. Matthews Columbarium
  • Charleston Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Cross Lanes Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens
  • Dunbar Grandview Memorial Park
  • Elkview Given Cemetery
  • St. Albans Unknown location
  • St. Albans Bangor Cemetery
  • St. Albans Cunningham Memorial Park
  • St. Albans Teay's Hill Cemetery
  • South Charleston Sunset Memorial Park
  • Spring Hill Spring Hill Cemetery


    Unknown Locations
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Edward Hodges (1892-1968) — also known as Charles E. Hodges — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va. Born in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., September 27, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaperman; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1931-38; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1935-38. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., May 1, 1968 (age 75 years, 217 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Edward Hodges and Mary Amelia (Hayes) Hodges; married, April 3, 1926, to Florence Kirkland Conant.
      R. P. DeVan — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1931-35. Interment somewhere.
      C. Lance Marshall (died c.1974) — of Mt. Hope, Fayette County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County; elected 1928; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1936. Died about 1974. Interment somewhere.


    Bnai Israel Cemetery
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul John Kaufman (1920-1980) — also known as Paul J. Kaufman — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 16, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1961-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972, 1976; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1974. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Lions. Died December 28, 1980 (age 60 years, 287 days). Interment at Bnai Israel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sydney J. Kaufman and Sylvia (Miller) Kaufman; married, May 31, 1951, to Rose Jean Levinson; father of Tod Joseph Kaufman (1952-).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Simon Hirsch Galperin, Jr. (1931-2007) — also known as Si Galperin, Jr. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., August 5, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; real estate business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1967-70; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1971-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1976. Jewish. Member, Izaak Walton League; B'nai B'rith. Died, from complications of a stroke, June 17, 2007 (age 75 years, 316 days). Interment at Bnai Israel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simon H. Galperin (1893-1984) and Fannie (Lavenstein) Galperin (1904-1986); married, June 18, 1958, to Rose Marie Rogers; married to Maureen Supcoe.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Davis Park
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) — also known as Henry G. Davis — of Piedmont, Mineral County, W.Va. Born near Woodstock, Howard County, Md., November 16, 1823. Democrat. Railroad promoter; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County, 1866; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1869-71; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1871-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1872, 1880, 1904, 1912; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1904. Died in Washington, D.C., March 11, 1916 (age 92 years, 116 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.; statue at Davis Park.
      Relatives: Son of Caleb Davis (1792-1850) and Louisa Warfield (Brown) Davis (1799-1868); brother of Thomas Beall Davis; married 1853 to Katherine Ann Salome 'Kate' Bantz (1892-1902); father of Hallie D. Davis (1853-1933; who married Stephen Benton Elkins (1841-1911)); grandfather of Davis Elkins.
      Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      The town of Davis, West Virginia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edward Kenna (1848-1893) — also known as John E. Kenna — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near St. Albans, Kanawha County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 10, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney, 1872-77; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1877-83; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1883-93; died in office 1893. Catholic. Died in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1893 (age 44 years, 276 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Kenna and Margery (Lewis) Kenna; married 1870 to Rosa Quigg; married 1876 to Anna Benninghaus; father of Joseph Norris Kenna (1888-1950).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mountain View Memorial Park
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Boone Dawson (1897-1975) — also known as D. Boone Dawson — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Sissonville, Kanawha County, W.Va., September 12, 1897. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1935-47; defeated, 1947; candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1940, 1944; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1960; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1972. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; Elks; Moose; Lions. Dead on arrival at Charleston General Hospital, Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., September 15, 1975 (age 78 years, 3 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Presumably named for: Daniel Boone
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Summers Dawson and Mary Lillie (Aultz) Dawson; married, December 24, 1923, to Clyde Elizabeth Brown.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Walter S. Hallanan Walter Simms Hallanan (1890-1962) — also known as Walter S. Hallanan — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., April 29, 1890. Republican. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; private secretary to Gov. Henry Hatfield, 1913-17; West Virginia State Tax Commissioner, 1917-23; president, Plymouth Oil Company; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1920; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1927-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee; member, Credentials Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1956, 1960; member of Republican National Committee from West Virginia, 1928-62; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1940-44. Methodist. Member, Elks. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 28, 1962 (age 72 years, 243 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Thomas Burton Hallanan (1861-1921) and Martha (Blake) Hallanan (1871-1936); married 1911 to Mary Imogene Burns; father of Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan (1925-2004).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      William Thurlow Weed Brotherton (1892-1961) — also known as W. T. Brotherton; "Suey" — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Goldtown, Jackson County, W.Va., September 4, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; merchant; farmer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1935-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960. Southern Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died December 17, 1961 (age 69 years, 104 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Kathryn Slack; father of William Thurlow Weed Brotherton, Jr. (1926-1997).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joel Ferree Bedell, Jr. (1905-1992) — also known as J. F. Bedell, Jr.; "Free" — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., July 20, 1905. Democrat. Public affairs representative, Humble Oil and Refining Company; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-66; defeated, 1966. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary. Died September 12, 1992 (age 87 years, 54 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Ferree Bedell and Cora W. (Kiger) Bedell; married, September 6, 1924, to Dorothy Jane Courtney.
    Edward Calderwood Edward Calderwood (1884-1946) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Malden, Kanawha County, W.Va., December 27, 1884. Republican. Banker; oil and gas business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1929-30. Presbyterian. Scottish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 7, 1946 (age 61 years, 11 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William B. Calderwood (1843-1906) and Anna (Wilkinson) Calderwood (1844-1927).
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      Dale George Casto (1900-1958) — also known as Dale G. Casto — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Ripley, Jackson County, W.Va., September 24, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1940; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1956. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., August 22, 1958 (age 57 years, 332 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram Johnson Casto (1862-1949) and Anna Eliza 'Lide' (Cowen) Casto (1868-1946); married to Virginia M. Johnson; second cousin of Boyd Cleo Casto and Ronald H. Casto (1902-1960); second cousin twice removed of A. Dale Casto; third cousin of Dorr Clayton Casto II; third cousin once removed of Carroll W. Casto.
      Political family: Casto family of West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pennington Cemetery
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Dennis Pennington (1929-2006) — also known as Robert D. Pennington — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born April 29, 1929. Democrat. Democratic candidate for mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1967, 1971 (primary). Member, Lions. Died December 19, 2006 (age 77 years, 234 days). Interment at Pennington Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Matthews Columbarium
    40 Norwood Road
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Thurlow Weed Brotherton, Jr. (1926-1997) — also known as W. T. Brotherton, Jr. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 17, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1953-64; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1965-80; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1985-. Methodist; later Episcopalian. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Alpha Delta; American Legion; Lions; American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 6, 1997 (age 70 years, 354 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Matthews Columbarium.
      Presumably named for: Thurlow Weed
      Relatives: Son of William Thurlow Weed Brotherton (1892-1961) and Kathryn (Slack) Brotherton; married, June 17, 1950, to Ann Jourdan Caskey.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    George W. Atkinson George Wesley Atkinson (1845-1925) — also known as George W. Atkinson — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 29, 1845. Republican. Postmaster; lawyer; West Virginia Republican state chair, 1884-88; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1890-91; Governor of West Virginia, 1897-1901; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1904; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1905-16. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 4, 1925 (age 79 years, 279 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Atkinson and Miriam (Rader) Atkinson; married, December 3, 1868, to Ellen Eagan (died 1893); married, June 24, 1897, to Myra H. Camden; father of Florence Miriam Atkinson (who married Samuel Brashear Avis (1872-1924)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — West Virginia Encyclopedia
      Image source: West Virginia Encyclopedia
      Walter Eli Clark (1869-1950) — also known as Walter E. Clark — of Washington, D.C.; Alaska; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Ashford, Windham County, Conn., January 7, 1869. Republican. Newspaper reporter; Governor of Alaska District, 1909-12; Governor of Alaska Territory, 1912-13; newspaper editor. Presbyterian or Congregationalist. Member, Chi Psi. Died of a heart attack, in a hospital at Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., February 4, 1950 (age 81 years, 28 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oren Andrus Clark and Emily Jeannette (Jones) Clark; married, June 15, 1898, to Lucy Harrison Norvell (died 1920); married 1929 to Juliet Staunton.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alban Goshorn Snyder (1877-1954) — also known as Alban G. Snyder — of West Virginia. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., November 5, 1877. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1899-1901; U.S. Consul General in Bogotá, 1903-06; Buenos Aires, 1906-09; Panama, 1909-20; Singapore, 1920; Christiania, 1921-22; Oslo, as of 1926. Died in a hospital at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., January 26, 1954 (age 76 years, 82 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Philip Snyder (1847-1915) and Jane Adelia (Goshorn) Snyder (1851-1909); married, September 16, 1911, to Evelyn Schuber (1892-1936).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cornelius Clarkson Watts (1848-1930) — also known as Cornelius C. Watts — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born April 23, 1848. Democrat. West Virginia state attorney general, 1881-85; U.S. Attorney for West Virginia, 1886-89, 1893; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1891-94; candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1896. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., May 28, 1930 (age 82 years, 35 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
    John H. Hatcher John Henry Hatcher (1875-1950) — also known as John H. Hatcher — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Bland, Bland County, Va., June 29, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Beckley, W.Va., 1903; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 10th Judicial Circuit, 1921-24; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1924-40; defeated, 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died June 20, 1950 (age 74 years, 356 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wilson Cary Hatcher and Anne (Bulman) Hatcher; married, April 12, 1900, to Leona Lyle Bowman.
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      Adam Brown Littlepage (1859-1921) — also known as Adam B. Littlepage — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 14, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1907-10; U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1911-13, 1915-19 (3rd District 1911-13, 1915-17, 6th District 1917-19); defeated, 1912. Died, from uremia brought about by nephritis, in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 29, 1921 (age 62 years, 76 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Brown Dickinson Littlepage (1818-1862) and Rebecca (Wood) Littlepage (1822-1898); married, April 8, 1884, to Eva Collett (1864-1941).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Holt Gaines (1864-1951) — also known as Joseph H. Gaines — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Washington, D.C., September 3, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for West Virginia, 1897-1901; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1901-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1932. Died in Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va., April 12, 1951 (age 86 years, 221 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theophilus Gaines and Ariadne (Stockton) Gaines; married, November 23, 1898, to Marjorie Lewis Gentry.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Henry Brown (1818-1900) — also known as James H. Brown — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Cabell County, Va. (now W.Va.), December 25, 1818. Republican. Judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1863-70. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 28, 1900 (age 81 years, 307 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Brown.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Philip Snyder (1847-1915) — also known as Charles P. Snyder — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 9, 1847. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1872-74; Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney, 1876-84; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1883-89; criminal court judge in West Virginia, 1890-96; U.S. Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1897-1901. Died in Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J., August 21, 1915 (age 68 years, 73 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David C. Snyder (1807-1891) and Lucinda C. (Brawley) Snyder (1820-1874); married, November 25, 1875, to Jane Adelia Goshorn (1851-1909); father of Alban Goshorn Snyder (1877-1954).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Augustine Miller (1819-1890) — also known as Samuel A. Miller — of Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Shenandoah County, Va., October 16, 1819. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1863-65; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1875. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., November 19, 1890 (age 71 years, 34 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 27, 1845, to Helen M. Quarrier.
      See also Wikipedia article
      James Hall Huling (1844-1918) — also known as James H. Huling — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., March 24, 1844. Republican. Lumber business; mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1884-88; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1895-97. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 23, 1918 (age 74 years, 30 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Wilson Byrne (1820-1903) — also known as Benjamin W. Byrne — of Braxton County, Va. (now W.Va.); Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Burnsville, Braxton County, Va. (now W.Va.), May 16, 1820. Democrat. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; West Virginia superintendent of schools, 1873-77; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1883-86. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., September 12, 1903 (age 83 years, 119 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John B. Byrne and Anne (Haymond) Byrne.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elbert Edson Caldwell (1875-1950) — also known as Elbert E. Caldwell — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Cheshire, Gallia County, Ohio, June 4, 1875. Democrat. Printer; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1934. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 18, 1950 (age 75 years, 14 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Smith Caldwell (1832-1896) and Amanda Irene (Caldwell) Caldwell (1850-1929); married, May 20, 1903, to Antha Belle Graham (1870-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Mayer (1837-1910) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Nierstein, Germany, January 6, 1837. Naturalized U.S. citizen; physician; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1889-90; U.S. Consul in Buenos Aires, 1897-1905. German ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died, from uremia, in the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, May 20, 1910 (age 73 years, 134 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Sidney Laidley (1839-1917) — also known as William S. Laidley — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Cabell County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 27, 1839. Lawyer; historian; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1872-73. Died in 1917 (age about 78 years). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Osborn Laidley; brother of Amacetta Laidley (who married George William Summers (1804-1868)); uncle of John B. Laidley.
      Political family: Laidley family of Cabell County, West Virginia.


    Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens
    Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Kenneth Keller Hall (1918-1999) — also known as K. K. Hall — of Madison, Boone County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Greenview, Boone County, W.Va., February 24, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Madison, W.Va., 1949-52; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 25th Judicial Circuit, 1953-68; defeated, 1968; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1971-76; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1976-98; took senior status 1998. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., July 8, 1999 (age 81 years, 134 days). Interment at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Jack Hall (1897-1936) and Ruby G. Hall (1900-1987); married to Geraldine Faye Tabor (1919-2008).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jesse S. Barker (1905-1977) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Ashford, Boone County, W.Va., November 22, 1905. Democrat. Garage owner; gasoline retailer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1959-66, 1970; defeated, 1966, 1968; appointed 1970. Methodist. Member, United Commercial Travelers. Died December 10, 1977 (age 72 years, 18 days). Interment at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of William Cumberland Barker and Bernie Myrtle (Atkins) Barker; married, March 14, 1937, to Eleanor E. Baber.


    Grandview Memorial Park
    Dunbar, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Homer W. Caldwell (1910-1971) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born June 22, 1910. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1957-58; defeated, 1958. Presbyterian. Member, Lions. Died March 23, 1971 (age 60 years, 274 days). Interment at Grandview Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Lucy Jane Dickerson (1915-1986).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Given Cemetery
    Little Sandy Road
    Elkview, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Leslie Emmett Given (1893-1962) — also known as Leslie E. Given — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Elkview, Kanawha County, W.Va., July 3, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; common pleas court judge in West Virginia, 1941-42; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1943-50; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1950-62; appointed 1950; died in office 1962. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; American Legion. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., May 11, 1962 (age 68 years, 312 days). Interment at Given Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Amos Given and Mary Lucy (Melton) Given; married, December 27, 1917, to Bessie Frances Via (1895-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    W. W. Trent William Woodson Trent (1878-1960) — also known as W. W. Trent — of Nicholas County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Summersville, Nicholas County, W.Va., January 31, 1878. Democrat. School teacher and principal; West Virginia superintendent of schools, 1933-37; defeated, 1920, 1924, 1956. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis; Kappa Delta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 15, 1960 (age 82 years, 136 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Wood Trent and Mary Agnes (McClung) Trent; married, August 5, 1909, to Isabel Carmichael (1883-1956).
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951


    Bangor Cemetery
    St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Founded 1819
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      America M. Baldwin (1835-1929) — also known as America M. Grant — of St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kentucky, November 9, 1835. Republican. Postmaster at St. Albans, W.Va., 1874-1910. Female. Died in St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va., July 22, 1929 (age 93 years, 255 days). Interment at Bangor Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cunningham Memorial Park
    St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Mark Slack, Jr. (1915-1980) — also known as John M. Slack, Jr. — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 18, 1915. Democrat. U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1959-80 (6th District 1959-63, 3rd District 1963-80); died in office 1980; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Exchange Club. Died in Alexandria, Va., March 17, 1980 (age 64 years, 365 days). Interment at Cunningham Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Mark Slack and Jennie (Gilchrist) Slack; married to Frances Jean Reid.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leonard I. Underwood (c.1917-1999) — of St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born about 1917. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1973-87; defeated, 1986; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972, 1976 (alternate). Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died April 9, 1999 (age about 82 years). Interment at Cunningham Memorial Park.


    Teay's Hill Cemetery
    St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edwin Chilton (1858-1939) — also known as William E. Chilton — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Colesmouth, Va. (now St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va.), March 17, 1858. Democrat. Lawyer; Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney, 1883-84; candidate for West Virginia state senate, 1886; West Virginia Democratic state chair, 1892-96; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1893-97; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1911-17; defeated, 1916, 1924, 1934. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias; Moose. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., November 7, 1939 (age 81 years, 235 days). Interment at Teay's Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edwin Chilton and Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Chilton; married, December 19, 1892, to Mary Louise Tarr (1868?-?); father of Joseph Eustace Chilton II (c.1895-1937; suicide) and William E. Chilton, Jr.; grandfather of W. E. Chilton III.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Sunset Memorial Park
    4301 MacCorkle Avenue Southwest
    South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Chapman Revercomb (1895-1979) — also known as Chapman Revercomb — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Covington, Va., July 20, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1920; member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1933-34; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1943-49, 1956-59; defeated, 1948, 1958; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1944, 1956 (speaker), 1968, 1972; candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Rho; Elks; Moose; Omicron Delta Kappa; Rotary. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 6, 1979 (age 84 years, 78 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of George Anderson Revercomb; married to Sara Venable Hughes; father of George Hughes Revercomb (1929-1993).
      Political family: Revercomb family of Charleston, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William G. Conley William Gustavus Conley (1866-1940) — also known as William G. Conley — of Parsons, Tucker County, W.Va.; Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va., January 8, 1866. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; newspaper editor; Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney, 1896-1904; mayor, Parsons, W.Va., 1901-03; mayor, Kingwood, W.Va., 1906-08; West Virginia state attorney general, 1908-13; Governor of West Virginia, 1929-33. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America; Redmen; Odd Fellows; Elks; Rotary; Union League. Died October 21, 1940 (age 74 years, 287 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Maj. William Conley and Mary (Freeburn) Conley; married, July 14, 1892, to Bertie Ison Martin (1873-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1936
      William Alexander MacCorkle (1857-1930) — also known as William A. MacCorkle — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., May 7, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney; Governor of West Virginia, 1893-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1904, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1920, 1924; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1911-14; defeated, 1914. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., September 24, 1930 (age 73 years, 140 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William MacCorkle and Mary (Morrison) MacCorkle; married, October 19, 1881, to Isabelle Goshorn.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Edward T. England Edward Theodore England (1869-1934) — also known as Edward T. England; E. T. England — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Gay, Jackson County, W.Va., September 28, 1869. Republican. Member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1909-16; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1915; West Virginia state attorney general, 1917-25; candidate in primary for Governor of West Virginia, 1924; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1927-29; defeated, 1928. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 9, 1934 (age 64 years, 346 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1917
    George Poffenbarger George Poffenbarger (1861-1951) — of Mason County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Mason County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 24, 1861. Republican. School teacher; Mason County Sheriff; lawyer; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1901-22; resigned 1922. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 20, 1951 (age 89 years, 116 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Clinton Poffenbarger and Mary (Lewis) Poffenbarger; married, May 10, 1894, to Livia Simpson Poffenbarger (1861-1937); father of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger; third cousin once removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; third cousin twice removed of John T. Poffenbarger; fourth cousin once removed of Noland I. Poffenberger.
      Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1917
      Leonard Sidney Echols (1871-1946) — also known as Leonard S. Echols — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Madison, Boone County, W.Va., October 30, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Mason County Prosecuting Attorney, 1904-09; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1919-23; defeated, 1922, 1924; postmaster at Charleston, W.Va., 1925-29. Member, Freemasons. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., May 9, 1946 (age 74 years, 191 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of George A. Echols and Cartha Grace (Atkins) Echols; married, March 27, 1913, to Anne Campbell De Pue.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Thomas Copenhaver (1898-1959) — also known as John T. Copenhaver — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., January 2, 1898. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1948; mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1951-59; died in office 1959. Died in Kanawha County, W.Va., August 13, 1959 (age 61 years, 223 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of John T. Copenhaver, Jr. (1925-).
    William Cassius Cook William Cassius Cook (1882-1947) — of McDowell County, W.Va.; Princeton, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Windom, Wyoming County, W.Va., November 21, 1882. Republican. School teacher; McDowell County Superintendent of Schools; West Virginia superintendent of schools, 1929-33; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District, 1946. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Hinton, Summers County, W.Va., December 31, 1947 (age 65 years, 40 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Harrison Cook (1840-1923) and Jane (Cooper) Cook (1845-1917); married 1907 to Lula Stewart (1890-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
    Houston G. Young Houston Goff Young (1882-1981) — also known as Houston G. Young — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Harrison County, W.Va., October 10, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1917-25; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1942. Died in January, 1981 (age 98 years, 0 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of David Sylvester Young (1845-1938) and Sarah A. (Pickens) Young; married 1907 to Frances V. Chesney (1886-1963).
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1917
      Joseph Harvey Farris (1922-1997) — also known as Joe H. Farris — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 14, 1922. Radio and television personality; sports announcer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1991-97; died in office 1997. Episcopalian. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Lions. Found dead in a hotel room probably from cardiac arrythmia, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 10, 1997 (age 75 years, 118 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Lou Corey (sister-in-law of Mario J. Palumbo; aunt of Corey Palumbo (1972-)).
      Political family: Palumbo-Corey family of Charleston, West Virginia.
      Kelly L. Castleberry (1926-2002) — of South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 17, 1926. Democrat. Realtor; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-66; defeated, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972, 1976; candidate for mayor of South Charleston, W.Va., 1975. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters. Died in South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., November 19, 2002 (age 76 years, 306 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Thomas Castleberry (1898-1954) and Thelma (Stover) Castleberry (1905-2002); married, October 27, 1945, to Lorena Russe.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Livia Simpson Poffenbarger (1861-1937) — also known as Olivia Nye Simpson; Mrs. George Poffenbarger — of Point Pleasant, Mason County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, March 12, 1861. Republican. Newspaper editor; historian; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1924. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Colonial Dames; Daughters of the American Revolution. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 27, 1937 (age 76 years, 229 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of George Perry Simpson and Phoebe Almeda (Kennedy) Simpson; married, May 10, 1894, to George Poffenbarger; mother of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger (1899-1997).
      Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger (1898-1962) — also known as Nathan S. Poffenbarger — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Spring Hill, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, August 4, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1948. Died July 19, 1962 (age 63 years, 349 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Livia Simpson Poffenbarger and George Poffenbarger; brother of Perry Simpson Poffenbarger; fourth cousin of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger (1903-1983); fourth cousin once removed of John T. Poffenbarger.
      Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Grover Cleveland Robertson (1885-1976) — also known as Grover C. Robertson — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kettle, Roane County, W.Va., August 8, 1885. Democrat. Physician; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924; chair of Kanawha County Democratic Party, 1941-49. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; American Legion. Died February 15, 1976 (age 90 years, 191 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Presumably named for: Grover Cleveland
      Relatives: Son of George W. Robertson (1843-1923) and Delilah Elizabeth (Melton) Robertson (1847-1932); married, May 24, 1908, to Hattie Mae Lytton.
      Stanley C. Morris (1893-1981) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born March 7, 1893. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1940; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1952, 1956. Died April 26, 1981 (age 88 years, 50 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger (1903-1983) — also known as L. F. Poffenbarger — of Dunbar, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Maryland, December 17, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1950. Died in Kanawha County, W.Va., October 20, 1983 (age 79 years, 307 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Albertus Poffenberger (1861-1920) and Anna (Murray) Poffenberger (1863-1935); married to Virginia E. Jarrett (1911-2004); father of John T. Poffenbarger; first cousin four times removed of Andrew Dorsey; first cousin five times removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Dorsey and Thomas Beale Dorsey; third cousin once removed of George Poffenbarger (1861-1951); third cousin thrice removed of Caleb Dorsey; fourth cousin of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger.
      Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Perry Simpson Poffenbarger (1899-1997) — also known as Perry S. Poffenbarger — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Born November 24, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1960. Died April 20, 1997 (age 97 years, 147 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Livia Simpson Poffenbarger and George Poffenbarger; brother of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger; married to Helen Reid Wood (1907-2004); fourth cousin of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger (1903-1983); fourth cousin once removed of John T. Poffenbarger.
      Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Spring Hill, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Brashear Avis (1872-1924) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Harrisonburg, Va., February 19, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1913-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916. Episcopalian. Killed by lightning in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 8, 1924 (age 52 years, 110 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Braxton D. Avis and Harriet Elizabeth (Wilson) Avis; married, December 6, 1899, to Florence Miriam Atkinson (daughter of George Wesley Atkinson (1845-1925)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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