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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a large Victorian-era cemetery in the North Ward of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States It is located on the west bank of the Passaic River in Newark's Broadway neighborhood, opposite Kearny It occupies approximately 40 acres 162,000 m² and is widely used as a park The cemetery is listed on both the New Jersey Register ID #1284, since 1987 and the National Register of Historic Places Reference #87000836, since 19882

The graves of some of Newark's most eminent citizens are within Mount Pleasant Cemetery The cemetery is dominated by the marble mausoleum of John Fairfield Dryden, the founder of Prudential Financial Other notable interees include Marcus Lawrence Ward, Governor of New Jersey; Seth Boyden, inventor of patent leather; and Mary Stillman, first wife of Thomas Edison Mount Pleasant also contains graves of members of the Kinney, Ballantine, and Frelinghuysen families

The cemetery itself was opened and incorporated in 1844, but there are graves that date back to the mid-17th century, which were moved from older graveyards that were crowded out due to development

Contents

  • 1 Notable burials
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Notable burialsedit

See also: Category:Burials at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark
  • Peter Ballantine 1791–1883
  • Seth Boyden 1788–1870, inventor of patent leather3
  • Joseph Philo Bradley 1813–1892, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, served on the Electoral Commission that decided the disputed 1876 presidential election4
  • Amanda Minnie Douglas 1831–1916, writer
  • John F Dryden 1839–1911, United States Senator and founder of Prudential Financial5
  • Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen 1817–1885, member of the United States Senate representing New Jersey and a United States Secretary of State
  • Edward W Gray 1870–1942, represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1915–19196
  • George A Halsey 1827–1894, represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1867–1869 and 1871–18737
  • Augustus A Hardenbergh 1830–1889, represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1875–1879 and 1881–18838
  • Franklin Murphy 1846–1920, 31st Governor of New Jersey
  • Thomas Baldwin Peddie 1808–1889, Mayor of Newark9
  • Alexander CM Pennington 1810–1867, represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1853–185710
  • William Pennington 1796–1862, 13th Governor of New Jersey and Speaker of the House during his single term in Congress
  • Nehemiah Perry 1816–1881, member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, Mayor of Newark
  • Theodore Runyon 1822–1896, Civil War general, Newark mayor, and US ambassador to Germany
  • Marcus Lawrence Ward 1812–1884, 21st Governor of New Jersey and represented the state in Congress for one term

See alsoedit

  • Fairmount Cemetery, Newark
  • List of cemeteries in New Jersey
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, New Jersey

Referencesedit

  1. ^ National Park Service 2010-07-09 "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service 
  2. ^ New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places: Essex County, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Historic Preservation Office, last updated August 6, 2007 Accessed August 26, 2007
  3. ^ About Rutgers-Newark, accessed December 4, 2006
  4. ^ Joseph P Bradley at Find A Grave, accessed December 3, 2006
  5. ^ Congressional biography of John Fairfield Dryden, accessed December 3, 2006
  6. ^ Edward Winthrop Gray biography, United States Congress Accessed July 28, 2007
  7. ^ George Armstrong Halsey, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Accessed September 26, 2007
  8. ^ Augustus Albert Hardenbergh, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Accessed August 13, 2007
  9. ^ Thomas Baldwin Peddie, Find A Grave Accessed September 24, 2007
  10. ^ Alexander CM Pennington, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

External linksedit

  • Political Graveyard interment information for Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Find a Grave
  • A newarkhistorycom feature on mausoleums of Mt Pleasant Cemetery

Coordinates: 40°45′50″N 74°09′50″W / 407639°N 741640°W / 407639; -741640

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