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Ritchie County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ritchie County

Index to Locations

  • Auburn Auburn Cemetery
  • Harrisville Harrisville Cemetery
  • Harrisville Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Mountain Mole Hill Cemetery

    Auburn Cemetery
    Auburn, Ritchie County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Talmage Somerville (d. 1992) — of Auburn, Ritchie County, W.Va. Republican. Chair of Ritchie County Republican Party, 1969. Died December 30, 1992. Interment at Auburn Cemetery.

    Harrisville Cemetery
    Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Romeo Hoyt Freer (1846-1913) — also known as Romeo H. Freer — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Harrisville, Ritchie County, W.Va. Born in Bazetta, Trumbull County, Ohio, November 9, 1846. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney, 1871-73; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in San Juan del Norte, 1873-77; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ritchie County, 1891-92; Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney, 1893-97; circuit judge in West Virginia for the 4th Judicial Circuit, 1897-99; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1899-1901; West Virginia state attorney general, 1901-05; postmaster. Member, Odd Fellows; Grand Army of the Republic. Died May 9, 1913 (age 66 years, 181 days). Interment at Harrisville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah D. Freer and Caroline P. (Brown) Freer; married, July 8, 1884, to Mary Iams.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Gordon Pressley Fought (1877-1964) — also known as Gordon P. Fought — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Newark, Wirt County, W.Va., June 27, 1877. Democrat. Automobile dealer; druggist; newspaper publisher; insurance and real estate business; mayor of Wheeling, W.Va., 1932-35; city manager of Wheeling, West Virginia, 1932-35; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945-49; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose. Died in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., August 5, 1964 (age 87 years, 39 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Paschal Fought and Mary Jane (Foutty) Fought; married to Grace Musgrave.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Mole Hill Cemetery
    Mountain, Ritchie County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Haymond (1787-1874) — of Ritchie County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., April 28, 1787. Republican. Member of West Virginia state senate 4th District, 1863-67. Died in Mountain, Ritchie County, W.Va., December 10, 1874 (age 87 years, 226 days). Interment at Mole Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Haymond and Cassandra (Clelland) Haymond; married to Mary Ann Bond, Elizabeth Griffin and Hannah Pindell; uncle of Thomas Sherwood Haymond, Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; granduncle of Alpheus Forest Haymond, Edwin Maxwell, Creed Haymond and Henry Haymond; great-granduncle of William Stanley Haymond, William Edgar Haymond, Thomas S. Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; second great-granduncle of Frank Cruise Haymond; first cousin twice removed of Daniel S. Haymond; first cousin four times removed of Guy D. Haymond and George S. Snodgrass.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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