Notables

The following historical gravesites can be found at Hillside Cemetery. To locate the burial sites listed below, please download and print a copy of the Cemetery’s Guide Map to Historical People, or visit the Cemetery’s office for more specific directions.

Founders of The Hillside Cemetery Association

Alexander Gilbert
  • Charles Potter, Jr.
  • Mason W. Tyler
  • Augustus C. Baldwin
  • Alexander Gilbert
  • William B. Wadsworth
  • John W. Murray
  • Lemuel W. Serrell
  • Augustus D. Shepard

Historical People

  • James Frank Hubbard (1827-1905) Civil War Union Captain
  • Robert Lowry (1826-1899) Hymnist
  • Winfield Scott Post No. 73 Grand Army of the Republic Burial Site
  • Eli Long (1837-1900) Civil War Union Brigadier General
  • J. Herbert Case (1872-1972) Deputy-Governor and Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve
  • Julian Scott (1846-1901) Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient; Artist
  • Kimball H. Stiles (1830-1914) Civil War Union Captain
  • William Nelson Runyon (1871-1931) 50 th New Jersey Governor
  • Warren C. McLaughlin (1876-1923) Left-handed Pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1900 – 1902
  • Percy Hamilton Stewart (1867-1951) US Congressman
  • Charles Aubrey Eaton (1868-1953) US Congressman
  • Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery (relocated from Arlington Avenue, Plainfield, NJ in June 1903)
  • Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) Author
  • James Edgar Martine (1850-1925) US Senator
  • Jonas Lie (1880-1940) Artist
  • DeWitt Rapalje (1880-1950) Engineer of City of Plainfield
  • Joseph Black, Jr. (1924-2002) Pitcher Brooklyn Dodgers, 1952 National League Rookie of the Year
  • Dudley S. J. Moore (1935-2002) Actor, Comedian
  • Ernest Robinson Ackerman (1863-1931) US Congressman
  • J. Evarts Tracey (1868-1922) Civil War Union Lt. Colonel, Distinguished Service Medal recipient; Architect
  • Matthias C. Dobbins (1837-1909) Civil War Union Captain