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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of U.S. Politicians in China

Index to Locations

  • Changzhou Island, Guangzhou Foreigners' Cemetery
  • Shanghai Bubbling Well Road Cemetery
  • Shanghai Pootung Seamen's Cemetery

    Foreigners' Cemetery
    Changzhou Island, Guangzhou, China
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Hill Everett (1790-1847) — also known as Alexander H. Everett — of Massachusetts. Born in 1790. U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Netherlands, 1818-24; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1825-29; U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Cuba, 1840; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to China, 1845-47, died in office 1847. Died in Canton (Guangzhou), China, June 28, 1847 (age about 56 years). Interment at Foreigners' Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Edward Everett.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary

    Bubbling Well Road Cemetery
    Shanghai, China
    Founded 1880
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Harold Frederick Newhard (1877-1930) — also known as Harold F. Newhard — Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., September 19, 1877. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Vladivostok, 1909-15; U.S. Vice Consul in Vladivostok, 1915-17. Died, from pneumonia, in Shanghai, China, March 9, 1930 (age 52 years, 171 days). Cremated; ashes originally interred at Bubbling Well Road Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore W. Newhard; married to Vanda Marie Korczki.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Pootung Seamen's Cemetery
    Shanghai, China
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonas Abbott Hughston (1808-1862) — of Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y. Born in Sidney, Delaware County, N.Y., 1808. Lawyer; Delaware County District Attorney, 1842-45; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1855-57; U.S. Consular Marshal in Shanghai, 1862, died in office 1862. Died in Shanghai, China, November 10, 1862 (age about 54 years). Interment at Pootung Seamen's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Caroline Paddock.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

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