Boreman, Arthur Inghram b. July 24, 1823 d. April 19, 1896 1st Governor of West Virginia, US Senator. Born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania he and his family moved to Middlebourne Virginia (now West Virginia) when he was four years old. In 1843 he began practicing law in Parkersburg and soon found himself involved in local politics. From 1855 to 1861 he served, as a Whig, in the Virginia House of Delegates. Soon after the start of the Civil War he helped lead the movement in the northwestern counties of Virginia to support the Union. He presided over the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Plot: Just behind Parkersburg High School football stadium
Boury, Richard b. June 15, 1830 d. July 5, 1914 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company C, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Charlottesville, Virginia on March 5, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag". His Medal was awarded to him on March 26, 1865. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being [Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Camden Sr., Johnson Newlon b. March 6, 1828 d. April 25, 1908 US Senator. He made a fortune in the energy business becoming one of the nation's early oil producers and refiners as well as a coal operator and railroad builder. He was born in Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and educated in nearby Sutton. As a teenager the ambitious young man was the assistant county clerk for Braxton County. At the age of eighteen he went to the US Military Academy. After spending two years as a cadet there he resigned to study law and after being admitted to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Donaghho, Alexander Polk b. July 2, 1829 d. 1899 Alexander Polk Donaghho was a successful potter in Fredricktown, PA, for about 15 years, starting in 1855. By 1870, A.P. Donaghho moved to Parkersburg, WV, where he started the A.P. Donaghho Pottery Company. His company was on 14 acres near Bull Creek, which was known as "Pottery Junction" by the locals. Products produced by him usually had "A.P. Donaghho" or "Excelsior Pottery" on them. Pottery production continued (after his death in 1899) until 1903 or 1904, when it went out of business...[Read More] Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA Plot: His grave site is about 30 feet west ofthe Parkersburg High School stadium, and just a few graves north of the grave site of Arthur I. Boreman, 1st Governor of West Virginia.
Neale, Alfred Earle 'Greasy' b. November 5, 1891 d. November 2, 1973 Hall of Fame Football Coach. Major League Baseball Player. This native of Parkersburg, West Virginia was one of his state's most gifted athletes successfully playing football, baseball, basketball and golf. He played football for West Virginia Wesleyan University where, as an end, he caught fourteen consecutive passes in leading his team to their first victory ever over West Virginia University. He graduated from college in 1914 and played football one year professionally for the Canton...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Stevenson, William Erskine b. March 18, 1820 d. November 29, 1883 Governor of West Virginia. This Pennsylvania cabinet maker was elected to serve in the Keystone State's legislature in 1856 but moved to a farm near Parkersburg Virginia (now West Virginia) before his term ended. He was passionate in his opposition to slavery, in improving labor conditions for workers and in his desire to save the Union. In 1859 Virginia officials issued a warrant for his arrest because he circulated material critical of the institution of slavery. This effort to silence the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA