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Tyler County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Tyler County

Index to Locations

  • Centerville Fairview Church Cemetery
  • Josephs Mills Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Middlebourne Beechwood Cemetery
  • Middlebourne Middlebourne Cemetery
  • Shirley Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Sistersville Greenwood Cemetery


    Fairview Church Cemetery
    Centerville, Tyler County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Howard B. Lee Howard Burton Lee (1879-1985) — also known as Howard B. Lee — of Putnam County, W.Va.; Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Sanoma, Wirt County, W.Va., October 27, 1879. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Putnam County, 1909-10; Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney, 1912-24; West Virginia state attorney general, 1925-33. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in the Hobe Sound Geriatric Village nursing home, Stuart, Martin County, Fla., May 24, 1985 (age 105 years, 209 days). Interment at Fairview Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Sullivan Lee (1848-1937) and Virginia (Quick) Lee (1856-1946); married, March 5, 1907, to Ida Lenore Hamilton (1877-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Josephs Mills, Tyler County, West Virginia

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Cecil H. Underwood Cecil Harland Underwood (1922-2008) — also known as Cecil H. Underwood — of Sistersville, Tyler County, W.Va.; Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va.; Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Josephs Mills, Tyler County, W.Va., November 5, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; minister; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Tyler County, 1945-56; Governor of West Virginia, 1957-61, 1997-2001; defeated, 1964, 1976, 2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960 (Temporary Chair), 1972, 2000; candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1960; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Junior Order; Kiwanis; Pi Kappa Delta; Farm Bureau. He was both the youngest (in 1957) and the oldest (in 2001) governor in West Virginia history. Died, following a series of strokes, in Memorial Hospital of the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., November 24, 2008 (age 86 years, 19 days). His body was donated to the School of Medicine at Marshall University. Cenotaph at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of S. H. Underwood and Della (Forrester) Underwood; married, July 25, 1948, to Hovah Hall (1919-2004); father of Cecilia Underwood (1932?-).
      Campaign slogan (1996): "Better Government, Not Bigger Government."
      Epitaph: "They gave their lives in service to others and their bodies in death to science."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951


    Beechwood Cemetery
    Middlebourne, Tyler County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl Wilford Freeland (1914-1978) — also known as Carl W. Freeland; Carl Wilford Main — of Middlebourne, Tyler County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, 1914. Democrat. Chair of Tyler County Democratic Party, 1961-63. Died in April, 1978 (age about 63 years). Interment at Beechwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arch Main and Rose Ann Freeland (1897-1944); married to Agnes Pearl Albright (1916-2008).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cecil Lloyd Nichols (1909-1988) — also known as Cecil L. Nichols — of Alma, Tyler County, W.Va.; Middlebourne, Tyler County, W.Va. Born in Meeker, Tyler County, W.Va., January 9, 1909. Republican. School teacher and principal; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Tyler County, 1941-44. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., November 27, 1988 (age 79 years, 323 days). Interment at Beechwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Everett Nichols and Blanche (Tustin) Nichols; married, May 20, 1933, to Lillian Ruth Meredith (1911-1985).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Middlebourne Cemetery
    Middlebourne, Tyler County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Inghram Boreman (1816-1892) — also known as William I. Boreman — of Tyler County, W.Va. Born in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., June 18, 1816. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Tyler County, 1867; member of West Virginia state senate 4th District, 1868-71. Died in Tyler County, W.Va., January 15, 1892 (age 75 years, 211 days). Interment at Middlebourne Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Kenner Seaton Boreman (1790-1850) and Sarah (Inghram) Boreman (1791-1870); brother of James Miller Boreman, Arthur Inghram Boreman and Jacob Smith Boreman; grandfather of Herbert Stephenson Boreman (1897-1982).
      Political family: Boreman family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Shirley, Tyler County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel McMillan (b. 1816) — of Doddridge County, W.Va. Born in Brooke County, Va. (part now in Hancock County, W.Va.), 1816. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Doddridge County, 1872-73. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Langfitt.


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Sistersville, Tyler County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      A. Emerson Doak (1876-1960) — of Sistersville, Tyler County, W.Va. Born in Deep Valley, Tyler County, W.Va., February 21, 1876. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; newspaper editor; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1941-44. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1960 (age about 84 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Doak and Ingabe I. (Bee) Doak; married to Callie Fuchs (1879-1946).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Forrest M. Buck (1909-1996) — of Sistersville, Tyler County, W.Va. Born in Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pa., March 8, 1909. Republican. Automobile dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1963-72 (Tyler County 1963-64, 5th District 1965-72). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Sigma Chi. Died February 13, 1996 (age 86 years, 342 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Luster F. Buck and Katherine (Marshall) Buck; married, May 31, 1933, to Mary Harrington.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Russell U. Adams (1888-1957) — also known as Russ U. Adams — of Sistersville, Tyler County, W.Va. Born in 1888. Democrat. Candidate for West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1946; chair of Tyler County Democratic Party, 1949-55. Died in 1957 (age about 69 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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