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Taylor County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Taylor County

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  • Grafton Bluemont Cemetery

    Bluemont Cemetery
    Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Marmaduke Herbert Dent (1849-1909) — also known as Marmaduke H. Dent — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Born in Granville, Monongalia County, W.Va., April 18, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1893-1904. Presbyterian. Died September 11, 1909 (age 60 years, 146 days). Interment at Bluemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carrie (Roberts) Dent and Marshall Mortimer Dent; married, October 10, 1876, to Mary Jones Warder; father of Herbert Warder Dent; ancestor *** of Virginia Dent Reay Kurtz.
      Political family: Kurtz-Dent family of West Virginia.
      Guy D. Haymond (1874-1932) — of Taylor County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, March 14, 1874. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Taylor County, 1929-30. Died in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., June 16, 1932 (age 58 years, 94 days). Interment at Bluemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob M. Haymond and Sarah E. (Barnes) Haymond; married to Sarah R. Good; grandnephew of Daniel S. Haymond; first cousin four times removed of Daniel Haymond; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sherwood Haymond, Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; third cousin twice removed of Alpheus Forest Haymond, Edwin Maxwell, Creed Haymond and Henry Haymond; fourth cousin of George S. Snodgrass; fourth cousin once removed of William Stanley Haymond, William Edgar Haymond, Thomas S. Haymond and Haymond Maxwell.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Gough Ridenour John Gough Ridenour (1918-1963) — also known as Gough Ridenour — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Born in Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va., August 11, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; geologist; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Taylor County; elected 1950, 1952; defeated, 1954. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., July 3, 1963 (age 44 years, 326 days). Interment at Bluemont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alston Gordon Ridenour and Grace Maude (Gough) Ridenour; married, November 1, 1948, to Betty Louise Robinson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951

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