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Marion County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marion County

Index to Locations

  • Fairmont Doolittle Cemetery
  • Fairmont Fairmont Cemetery
  • Fairmont Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Fairmont Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Fairmont Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Farmington Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Seven Pines Shaver Family Graveyard


    Doolittle Cemetery
    Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ephraim Doolittle (1834-1918) — of Marshall County, W.Va. Born in Monongalia County, Va. (part now in Marion County, W.Va.), November 7, 1834. Dentist; minister; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1869-70. Died in Marion County, W.Va., February 28, 1918 (age 83 years, 113 days). Interment at Doolittle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Doolittle (1797-1875) and Sarah (McCausland) Doolittle (1803-1883); married, October 20, 1870, to Kizziah Echols (1851-1908).


    Fairmont Cemetery
    Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Zedekiah Kidwell (1814-1872) — of Fairmont, Marion County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Fairfax, Va., January 4, 1814. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1842-45, 1849-52; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1853-57. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., April 27, 1872 (age 58 years, 114 days). Interment at Fairmont Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Sherwood Haymond (1794-1869) — also known as Thomas S. Haymond — of Virginia. Born near Fairmont, Monongalia County, Va. (now W.Va.), January 15, 1794. U.S. Representative from Virginia 15th District, 1849-51; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Richmond, Va., April 5, 1869 (age 75 years, 80 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Haymond (1771-1848) and Cynthia (Carroll) Haymond (1774-1852); married to Harriet A. Franklin (1801-1857); father of Alpheus Forest Haymond (1823-1893); nephew of Daniel Haymond; uncle of Creed Haymond; grandfather of William Stanley Haymond and Thomas S. Haymond; great-grandfather of Frank Cruise Haymond; first cousin of Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; first cousin once removed of Edwin Maxwell and Henry Haymond; first cousin twice removed of William Edgar Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; second cousin once removed of Daniel S. Haymond; second cousin thrice removed of Guy D. Haymond and George S. Snodgrass.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Zion Cemetery
    Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Haymond Alpheus Alltop (1892-1979) — also known as Haymond A. Alltop — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Cedarville, Gilmer County, W.Va., June 14, 1892. Democrat. Machinist; employed by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; president, Monongahela Valley Trades and Labor Council; vice president, West Virginia Federation of Labor; vice president, West Virginia Industrial Union Council; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1939-44. Member, Woodmen; Moose. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., April, 1979 (age 86 years, 0 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alpheus Alltop and Rebecca Jane (Miller) Alltop; married, May 15, 1912, to Mona Ann Satterfield (1895-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Matthew M. Neely Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958) — also known as Matthew M. Neely — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Grove, Doddridge County, W.Va., November 9, 1874. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; mayor of Fairmont, W.Va., 1908-10; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1913-21, 1945-47; defeated, 1920, 1946; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1923-29, 1931-41, 1949-58; defeated, 1928; resigned 1941; defeated, 1942; died in office 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1952, 1956; Governor of West Virginia, 1941-45. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Delta Chi; Phi Sigma Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Americans for Democratic Action; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, from cancer, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 18, 1958 (age 83 years, 70 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Newlon Neely (1828-1906) and Mary (Morris) Neely (1848-1938); married, October 21, 1903, to Alberta Claire Ramage (1881-1976); grandfather of Richard Neely (1941-).
      Cross-reference: George Arnold — Charles Lively
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1919)
      Francis Harrison Pierpoint (1814-1899) — of Virginia. Born January 25, 1814. Governor of Virginia, 1865-68. Died March 24, 1899 (age 85 years, 58 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Aretas Brooks Fleming (1839-1923) — of Marion County, W.Va. Born in Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.), October 15, 1839. Democrat. Circuit judge in West Virginia, 1878; Governor of West Virginia, 1890-93. Presbyterian. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., October 13, 1923 (age 83 years, 363 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Third cousin by marriage of Ellery Robinson Hall (1834-1868).
      Political family: Hall-Fleming family of Fairmont, West Virginia.
      Clarence Wayland Watson (1864-1940) — also known as Clarence W. Watson — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., May 8, 1864. Democrat. Coal mining business; trustee or director of railroads and banks; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1908, 1920; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1911-13; defeated, 1918; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1916-18. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in 1940 (age about 76 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Otis Watson and Matilda (Lamb) Watson; married, October 10, 1894, to Minnie Lee Owings.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank Cruise Haymond (1887-1972) — also known as Frank C. Haymond — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., April 13, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1934, 1938; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 16th Judicial Circuit, 1939-45; appointed 1939; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1945-72; appointed 1945; died in office 1972. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Moose. Died June 10, 1972 (age 85 years, 58 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Stanley Haymond and Agnes Cruise Haymond; married 1922 to Susan Watson Arnett; nephew of Thomas S. Haymond; grandson of Alpheus Forest Haymond; great-grandson of Thomas Sherwood Haymond; second great-grandnephew of Daniel Haymond; first cousin twice removed of Creed Haymond (1836-1893); first cousin thrice removed of Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; second cousin twice removed of Edwin Maxwell and Henry Haymond; third cousin once removed of William Edgar Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; third cousin twice removed of Daniel S. Haymond.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alpheus Forest Haymond (1823-1893) — also known as Alpheus F. Haymond — of Marion County, W.Va. Born in Palatine, Va. (now part of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va.), December 15, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1853-54, 1857-58; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1873-82. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., December 15, 1893 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Sherwood Haymond and Harriet A. (Franklin) Haymond (1801-1857); married 1847 to Maria F. Boggess (1828-1918); father of William Stanley Haymond and Thomas S. Haymond; grandfather of Frank Cruise Haymond; grandnephew of Daniel Haymond; first cousin of Creed Haymond (1836-1893); first cousin once removed of Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; second cousin of Edwin Maxwell and Henry Haymond; second cousin once removed of William Edgar Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; third cousin of Daniel S. Haymond; third cousin twice removed of Guy D. Haymond and George S. Snodgrass.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Herschel Hampton Rose (1877-1945) — also known as Herschel H. Rose — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Mannington, Marion County, W.Va., April 20, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1932; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1941-45; died in office 1945. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., June 17, 1945 (age 68 years, 58 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Martyn Rose (1848-1913) and Mary Ann (Barton) Rose; married to Dessie Mae Miller; father of Herschel Hampton Rose (1912-1992).
      Benjamin Franklin Martin (1828-1895) — also known as Benjamin F. Martin — of Taylor County, W.Va. Born near Farmington, Marion County, Va. (now W.Va.), October 2, 1828. Democrat. Delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1872; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1872; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1877-81; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1884. Died in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., January 20, 1895 (age 66 years, 110 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Harper Meredith (1902-1984) — also known as J. Harper Meredith — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., December 6, 1902. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1940; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 16th Judicial Circuit, 1945-69. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., December 1, 1984 (age 81 years, 361 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Brady Meredith (1869-1961) and Myrtle (Hill) Meredith (1871-1957); married, October 27, 1928, to Elizabeth L. Leavitt (1903-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Stanley Haymond (1852-1928) — also known as William S. Haymond — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., August 26, 1852. Lawyer; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 14th Judicial Circuit, 1913-21. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Elks. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., March 3, 1928 (age 75 years, 190 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alpheus Forest Haymond and Maria (Boggess) Haymond (1828-1918); brother of Thomas S. Haymond; married to Agnes Cruise (1860-1933); father of Frank Cruise Haymond; grandson of Thomas Sherwood Haymond; great-grandnephew of Daniel Haymond; first cousin once removed of Creed Haymond (1836-1893); first cousin twice removed of Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; second cousin once removed of Edwin Maxwell and Henry Haymond; third cousin of William Edgar Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; third cousin once removed of Daniel S. Haymond; fourth cousin once removed of Guy D. Haymond and George S. Snodgrass.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ellery Robinson Hall (1834-1868) — also known as Ellery R. Hall — of Marion County, W.Va. Born in Monongalia County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 27, 1834. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1864, 1868 (speaker; member, Committee on Permanent Organization); Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1864. Methodist. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., September 23, 1868 (age 34 years, 209 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Frank Pierpont Hall (1864-?); third cousin by marriage of Aretas Brooks Fleming.
      Political family: Hall-Fleming family of Fairmont, West Virginia.
      Owen Sullivan McKinney (1849-1926) — also known as Owen S. McKinney — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in 1849. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1904, 1916. Died in 1926 (age about 77 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
    M. L. Brown Martin L. Brown (1867-1947) — also known as M. L. Brown — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va.; Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Monongalia County, W.Va., March 20, 1867. Republican. Monongalia County Superintendent of Schools; warden, West Virginia Penitentiary, 1911-15; banker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1929-30. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., May 1, 1947 (age 80 years, 42 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jabez A. Brown (1844-1903) and Mary Virginia (Galliher) Brown (1844-1934); married to Cora Duncan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      Gillian J. Meredith (1877-1956) — also known as Gillian J. Jamison; Mrs. James A. Meredith — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, May, 1877. Republican. Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1928. Female. Died in 1956 (age about 79 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of James Madison Jamison and Elizabeth Mariah (Boyers) Jamison; married to James Alva Meredith (1875-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Snodgrass Henshaw (1869-1957) — also known as John Henshaw — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., October 8, 1869. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1897-98. Died in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., January 29, 1957 (age 87 years, 113 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Snodgrass Henshaw (1845-1886) and Nannie Bell (Snodgrass) Henshaw (1846-1925); brother of William Thornton Henshaw; married to Sue Lewis (1875-1936); grandnephew of John Fryatt Snodgrass; first cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass and Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Marion Lee Henshaw; third cousin of Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961).
      Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Antonio James Manchin (1927-2003) — also known as A. James Manchin — of Farmington, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Farmington, Marion County, W.Va., April 7, 1927. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1949-50, 1999-2003; defeated, 1950; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952; secretary of state of West Virginia, 1976-84; West Virginia state treasurer, 1985-89; resigned 1989. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Following the disclosure of losses from the State Consolidated Investment Fund and accusations of mismanagement in the State Treasurer's office, the House of Delegates, in 1989, brought impeachment charges against him, but he resigned as State Treasurer before a trial could be held. Died, following a heart attack, in Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., November 3, 2003 (age 76 years, 210 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Manchin, Sr. and Kathleen (Rosco) Manchin; married 1951 to Stella Machel; father of Mark Anthony Manchin (1948?-); uncle of Joseph Manchin III and Timothy J. Manchin.
      Political family: Manchin family of Farmington and Fairmont, West Virginia.
      See also Wikipedia article


    Shaver Family Graveyard
    Seven Pines, Marion County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Clement Lawrence Shaver (b. 1867) — also known as Clem L. Shaver — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Marion County, W.Va., January 22, 1867. Democrat. West Virginia Democratic state chair, 1913-16, 1916-20; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1925, 1930; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1934. Methodist. Interment at Shaver Family Graveyard.


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