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

Index to Locations

  • Barrie Barrie Union Cemetery
  • Belleville Belleville Cemetery
  • Cataraqui Cataraqui Cemetery
  • London Woodland Cemetery
  • Ridgeway Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery
  • St. Catherines Victoria Lawn Cemetery

    Barrie Union Cemetery
    Barrie, Ontario
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Edwin Horace Creswicke (1860-1915) — also known as A. E. H. Creswicke — of Barrie, Ontario. Born in Barrie, Ontario, March 7, 1860. U.S. Consular Agent in Barrie, as of 1898-1905. Died in Barrie, Ontario, May 7, 1915 (age 55 years, 61 days). Interment at Barrie Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Creswicke (1804-1883) and Sarah Ann (Burgess) Creswicke (1816-1897); married 1893 to Mary Elizabeth Fortier Spry (1870-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Belleville Cemetery
    Belleville, Ontario
    Politicians buried here:
      William Nisbet Ponton (1855-1939) — also known as William N. Ponton — of Belleville, Ontario. Born in Belleville, Ontario, January 22, 1855. U.S. Vice Consul in Belleville, 1885-1907. Died in Bethany, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, September 6, 1939 (age 84 years, 227 days). Interment at Belleville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James William Ponton (1814-1893) and Anne (Hunton) Ponton (1826-1888); married 1883 to May Elizabeth Sankey (1860-1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Cataraqui Cemetery
    Cataraqui, Ontario
    Politicians buried here:
      Barnabas Bidwell (1763-1833) — of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Tyringham (part now in Monterey), Berkshire County, Mass., August 23, 1763. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1801-04; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1805-07; resigned 1807; Massachusetts state attorney general, 1807-10. Died in Kingston, Ontario, July 27, 1833 (age 69 years, 338 days). Interment at Cataraqui Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Woodland Cemetery
    London, Ontario
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Mazyck (1801-1894) — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., May 12, 1801. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. James, Santee, 1860-62. Died in London, Ontario, January 27, 1894 (age 92 years, 260 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery
    Ridgeway, Ontario
    Politicians buried here:
      William B. Mahoney (1898-1980) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Ridgeway, Ontario. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Erie County Democratic Party, 1947-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1952. Died, in a nursing home at Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., March 19, 1980 (age about 81 years). Interment at Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Walter J. Mahoney (1908-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Victoria Lawn Cemetery
    St. Catherines, Ontario
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Franklin Patterson (1836-1907) — also known as R. F. Patterson — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa; Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, March 9, 1836. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 8th Tennessee District, 1879; postmaster at Memphis, Tenn., 1889-93; U.S. Consul General in Calcutta, 1896-1906. Died in St. Catherines, Ontario, January 9, 1907 (age 70 years, 306 days). Interment at Victoria Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John T. Patterson and Mary F. Patterson; married, August 3, 1878, to Marion B. Hudson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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