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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wood County

Index to Locations

  • Parkersburg Unknown location
  • Parkersburg Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Parkersburg Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Parkersburg Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Parkersburg Parkersburg Memorial Gardens
  • Parkersburg Riverview Cemetery
  • South Parkersburg Evergreen Cemetery South


    Unknown Location
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Pat S. Pappas (1929-1990) — also known as Patsy Ruth Summers — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born September 9, 1929. Mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1981-85. Female. Died August 20, 1990 (age 60 years, 345 days). Interment somewhere.


    Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Paul Albright (1938-2009) — also known as Joseph P. Albright — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., November 8, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; furniture business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1971-72, 1975-86 (Wood County 1971-72, 8th District 1975-86); defeated, 1972; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1985-86; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1995-96, 2001-; appointed 1995. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., March 20, 2009 (age 70 years, 132 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Melvin Paul 'Jinks' Albright (1905-1976) and Catherine Alberta (Rathbone) Albright (1910-1996); married, August 16, 1958, to Patricia Ann Deem (1938-1993); married 1995 to Nancie (Gensert) Divvens.
      Epitaph: "He stood for justice / Lived his faith / and loved his family."
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Albert B. White Albert Blakeslee White (1856-1941) — also known as Albert B. White — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 22, 1856. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; banker; vice-president, George Washington Life Insurance Company; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for West Virginia, 1891; Governor of West Virginia, 1901-05; West Virginia State Tax Commissioner, 1907-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President); member of West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1927-30. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died July 3, 1941 (age 84 years, 284 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emerson Elbridge White and Mary Ann (Sabin) White; married, October 2, 1879, to Agnes Ward.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      John Dempsey Hoblitzell Jr. (1912-1962) — also known as John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. — of Ravenswood, Jackson County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., December 30, 1912. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1956; West Virginia Republican state chair, 1956-58; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1958; defeated, 1958; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Jaycees; Lions; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Phi Kappa Psi. Died of a heart attack in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., January 6, 1962 (age 49 years, 7 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Brooks Smith (1844-1899) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Elizabeth, Wirt County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 24, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1878-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1888; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1890-91. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., December 7, 1899 (age 55 years, 286 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Glen B. Gainer Jr. (1927-2009) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., July 4, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; school teacher; athletic coach; mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1968-70; West Virginia state auditor, 1977-93. Baptist. Member, American Legion. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., September 8, 2009 (age 82 years, 66 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Glen B. Gainer, Sr. and Nettie Elizabeth (Smith) Gainer; married, October 31, 1955, to Sally Jo Padgett; father of Glen B. Gainer III (born1960).
    Spencer K. Creel Spencer K. Creel (b. 1896) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Freeport, Wirt County, W.Va., April 27, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; engineer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1939-40, 1943-64, 1967-70; defeated, 1934, 1940, 1964; resigned 1970; West Virginia Republican state chair, 1952-54. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Farm Bureau. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John A. Creel and Isabella (Foutty) Creel; married, November 28, 1918, to Bertha Gillman.
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
      Gordon Butcher Gibbens (1842-1907) — also known as Gordon B. Gibbens — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 19, 1842. Republican. Postmaster at Parkersburg, W.Va., 1902-07; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1904. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., August 31, 1907 (age 65 years, 193 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jefferson Gibbens (1802-1875) and Hannah (Butcher) Gibbens (1813-1872); married, October 16, 1867, to Florence N. Blair (1848-1936).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence Cecil Woolard (1873-1923) — also known as Clarence C. Woolard — of Idaho. Born in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., January 12, 1873. U.S. Vice Consul in Cape Hatien, 1915-23, died in office 1923. Died, from malaria, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 22, 1923 (age 50 years, 344 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Robert Woolard (1834-1891) and Matilda Ann (Calvert) Woolard (1848-1891).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Erwin D. J. Bond (1834-1899) — of Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 6, 1834. Physician; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1883-84; member of West Virginia state senate 4th District, 1885-88. Died in 1899 (age about 65 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 26, 1865, to Mary Elizabeth Creel.


    Parkersburg Memorial Gardens
    (formerly Odd Fellows Cemetery)
    1912 Market Street (zip 26101)
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Arthur I. Boreman Arthur Inghram Boreman (1823-1896) — also known as Arthur I. Boreman — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., July 24, 1823. Republican. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1855-61; circuit judge in Virginia, 1861-63; Governor of West Virginia, 1863-69; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1869-75; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1889-96; died in office 1896. Methodist. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., April 19, 1896 (age 72 years, 270 days). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Kenner Seaton Boreman (1790-1850) and Sarah (Inghram) Boreman (1791-1870); brother of William Inghram Boreman, James Miller Boreman and Jacob Smith Boreman; married, November 30, 1864, to Laurane (Tanner) Bullock (1830-1908); granduncle of Herbert Stephenson Boreman (1897-1982).
      Political family: Boreman family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia and Its People (1913)
      Johnson Newlon Camden (1828-1908) — also known as Johnson N. Camden — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Lewis County, Va. (now W.Va.), March 6, 1828. Democrat. Candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1868, 1872; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1876, 1888, 1904; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1881-87, 1893-95; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1888-92. Slaveowner. Died in Baltimore, Md., April 25, 1908 (age 80 years, 50 days). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Father of Johnson Newlon Camden Jr. (1865-1942).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hunter Holmes Moss Jr. (1874-1916) — also known as Hunter H. Moss, Jr. — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., May 26, 1874. Republican. Circuit judge in West Virginia, 1904-12; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1913-16; died in office 1916. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in 1916 (age about 42 years). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Uncle of Moss Alexander (1906-1985); grandson of Jacob Beeson Blair.
      Political family: Blair-Alexander-Moss family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Reese Blizzard (1863-1941) — of Calhoun County, W.Va.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Nicholas County, W.Va., October 17, 1863. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor; banker; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1901-10; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1920. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., November 10, 1941 (age 78 years, 24 days). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of James Burton Blizzard (1825-1887) and Elizabeth (Gill) Blizzard (1836-1907); brother of Williamson S. Blizzard (1865-1941); married, February 22, 1887, to Lillin 'Lettie' Stump (1866-1896); married, September 18, 1897, to Frances H. Holland (1871-1922); grandfather of Reese Leroy Blizzard.
      Political family: Blizzard family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edgar R. Staats (1878-1961) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born January 27, 1878. Republican. Member of West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1919-22; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Died December 3, 1961 (age 83 years, 310 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Staats (1841-1923) and Dianna (Waugh) Staats (1845-1918); married to Margaret Elizabeth Jackson (1893-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Miller Boreman (1821-1895) — also known as James M. Boreman — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Pennsylvania, May 26, 1821. Republican. Postmaster at Parkersburg, Va., 1861-63; Parkersburg, W.Va., 1863-78. Died in Wood County, W.Va., June 17, 1895 (age 74 years, 22 days). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Kenner Seaton Boreman (1790-1850) and Sarah (Inghram) Boreman (1791-1870); brother of William Inghram Boreman, Arthur Inghram Boreman and Jacob Smith Boreman; married to Mary E. Hutchinson (1828-1901); granduncle of Herbert Stephenson Boreman (1897-1982).
      Political family: Boreman family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John B. Easton (1880-1961) — of Williamstown, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., September 28, 1880. Republican. President, West Virginia Federation of Labor, 1924; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1927-28; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1928. Died December 20, 1961 (age 81 years, 83 days). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of William Easton and Anna (Lynch) Easton; married, December 24, 1902, to Elizabeth Jane Thomas.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Williamson S. Blizzard (1865-1941) — also known as William S. Blizzard — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Nicholas County, W.Va., 1865. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1924. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, July 29, 1941 (age about 76 years). Interment at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of James Burton Blizzard (1825-1887) and Elizabeth (Gill) Blizzard (1836-1907); brother of Reese Blizzard (1863-1941); granduncle of Reese Leroy Blizzard.
      Political family: Blizzard family of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
      Dorr Clayton Casto II (1915-1958) — also known as Dorr C. Casto — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., February 19, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; candidate for West Virginia state senate 3rd District, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Methodist. Member, Theta Chi; Sigma Nu Phi. Died June 2, 1958 (age 43 years, 103 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Dorr Clayton Casto (1880-1918) and Elizabeth (Brigham) Casto; married, May 8, 1941, to Emma Louise Collins; third cousin of Boyd Cleo Casto, Dale George Casto (1900-1958) and Ronald H. Casto; third cousin once removed of A. Dale Casto and Carroll W. Casto.
      Political family: Casto family of West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverview Cemetery
    Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Godwin Van Winkle (1808-1872) — also known as Peter G. Van Winkle — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 7, 1808. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850; delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1863; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 1st District, 1863; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1863-69. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., April 15, 1872 (age 63 years, 221 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Juliet Rathbone (1812-1844); granduncle of Marshall Van Winkle (1869-1957).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Beeson Jackson (1829-1893) — also known as Jacob B. Jackson — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born April 6, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 1st District, 1875-76; mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1879; Governor of West Virginia, 1881-85. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., December 11, 1893 (age 64 years, 249 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Jay Jackson and Emma (Beeson) Jackson; brother of John Jay Jackson Jr. and James Monroe Jackson; grandson of John George Jackson (1777-1825).
      Political families: Jackson-Lee family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also National Governors Association biography
      William Erskine Stevenson (1820-1883) — also known as William E. Stevenson — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Warren, Warren County, Pa., March 18, 1820. Republican. Cabinetmaker; farmer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1857; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1860; delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1863; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1863-68; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1865-68; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1864; Governor of West Virginia, 1869-71; defeated, 1870; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1872. Irish ancestry. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., November 29, 1883 (age 63 years, 256 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Stevenson and Elizabeth (Erskine) Stevenson; married 1842 to Sarah Clotworthy.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Jay Jackson Jr. (1824-1907) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.), August 4, 1824. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1851-57; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1861-64; U.S. District Judge for West Virginia, 1864-1901; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Virginia, 1901-05. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., September 1, 1907 (age 83 years, 28 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Jay
      Relatives: Son of Emma (Beeson) Jackson and John Jay Jackson; brother of James Monroe Jackson and Jacob Beeson Jackson (1829-1893); married, July 8, 1847, to Carrie C. Clime; grandson of John George Jackson.
      Political family: Jackson-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      John Fryatt Snodgrass (1804-1854) — also known as John F. Snodgrass — of Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), March 2, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Virginia 11th District, 1853-54; died in office 1854. Slaveowner. Died suddenly, while arguing a case in court, in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va (now W.Va.), June 5, 1854 (age 50 years, 95 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of William Snodgrass (1775-1836) and Ann (Fryatt) Snodgrass (1778-1852); married to Louisa Kinnaird; uncle of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass; granduncle of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw; first cousin twice removed of Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924).
      Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Monroe Jackson (1825-1901) — also known as James M. Jackson — of Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, Va. (now W.Va.), December 3, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 1st District, 1870-71; delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1872; circuit judge in West Virginia, 1873-88; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1889-90; criminal court judge in West Virginia, 1891-1901. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., February 14, 1901 (age 75 years, 73 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Monroe
      Relatives: Son of Emma (Beeson) Jackson and John Jay Jackson; brother of John Jay Jackson Jr. and Jacob Beeson Jackson (1829-1893); grandson of John George Jackson; cousin *** of William Thomas Bland.
      Political family: Jackson-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Milton P. Amiss (1813-1888) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in 1813. Mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1861-62. Died in 1888 (age about 75 years). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Allen C. Murdoch — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Democrat. Mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1929, 1934. Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      John Jay Jackson (1800-1877) — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 13, 1800. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1838-44; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., January 1, 1877 (age 76 years, 323 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Jay
      Relatives: Son of John George Jackson; married 1823 to Emma G. Beeson; married 1843 to Jane Gardner; father of John Jay Jackson Jr., James Monroe Jackson and Jacob Beeson Jackson (1829-1893).
      Political family: Jackson-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      John Douglas Ayers Jr. (1917-1981) — also known as J. Douglas Ayers — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Vienna, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., October 29, 1917. Democrat. Building contractor; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1965-66; defeated, 1966. United Brethren. Member, Elks; Moose. Died in May, 1981 (age 63 years, 0 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of J. D. Ayers and Edna (Reighter) Ayers; married, August 24, 1939, to Beatrice V. Pennybacker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Rowell Neal — of Virginia. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1856-60. Interment at Riverview Cemetery.


    Evergreen Cemetery South
    South Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Perry Amos Nicely (1922-1991) — also known as William P. A. Nicely — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., October 23, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; banker; real estate developer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1955-58, 1964-70, 1983-85 (Wood County 1955-58, 1964-70, 8th District 1983-85); resigned 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1968, 1972 (alternate); mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1970-77, 1986-89. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Lions; United Commercial Travelers. Died July 26, 1991 (age 68 years, 276 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery South.
      Relatives: Son of Perry Nicely (1856-1953) and Anna E. (Posey) Nicely (1884-1948); married, June 12, 1947, to Marjorie Faith Meadows; nephew of Albert Jennie Nicely (1868-1948).
      Epitaph: "He was a warm and kind person, who genuinely cared for the people in his community."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Jennie Nicely (1868-1948) — also known as A. J. Nicely — of Wood County, W.Va. Born in Wood County, W.Va., January 20, 1868. Republican. Farmer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1921-22; defeated, 1926. Died in Wood County, W.Va., May 10, 1948 (age 80 years, 111 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery South.
      Relatives: Son of William Nicely (1826-1915) and Lydia Margaret (Winans) Nicely (1827-1903); married, August 28, 1890, to Carrie Roberta McKusick (1869-1943); uncle of William Perry Amos Nicely (1922-1991).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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