Clark, Samuel b. January, 1800 d. October 2, 1870 US Congressman. After attending Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and studying law in Auburn, he was admitted to the bar and opened a law practice in Waterloo in 1826. He moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1842. A Democrat, Clark was elected to two terms in the US House of Representatives, representing New York from 1833 to 1835 and Michigan from 1853 to 1855. He was also a member of the Michigan State Constitutional Convention in 1850. Defeated for reelection to Congress in 1854...[Read More] Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Giddings, Marsh b. November 19, 1816 d. June 3, 1875 Governor of the New Mexico Territory. Born in Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut Marsh Giddings moved to Michigan as a young man. He attended Western Reserve College in Ohio, but did not complete his studies. At the age of 21 he was elected as a Justice of the Peace for Richland Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan and later was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1849. Giddings also served as a Probate Judge from 1860-1868. In 1870 President Ulysses S. Grant...[Read More] (Bio by: EddieM) Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
North inscription: "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgement. Lives most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"
May, Dwight b. September 8, 1822 d. January 28, 1880 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as a Captain in the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel and commander of the 12th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on October 24, 1865 for "faithful services during the war". He served as Michigan's Lieutenant Governor from 1867 to 1869, and as its Attorney General from 1869 to 1873. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section I, Lot 409
Polond, Alfred b. February 29, 1872 d. March 26, 1956 Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in United States Army during the War with Spain as a Private in Company F, 10th United States Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. His citation reads "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1899. (Bio by: Don Morfe) Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section Q, Lot 83, Grave 11 GPS coordinates: 42.3034706, -85.5662994 (hddd.dddd)
Potter, Allen b. October 2, 1818 d. May 8, 1885 U.S. Congressman. First Mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Born in Galloway, Saratoga County, New York Allen Potter moved to Michigan as a young man. He was trained as a tinsmith, and became a successful hardware merchant and banker in Kalamazoo. He was elected several times to the Kalamazoo Village Council and the Board of Education. Potter served one term in the Michigan House of Representatives in 1857. He was elected as a Democrat to the US Congress in 1874, and served from March 4, 1875 to...[Read More] (Bio by: EddieM) Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA