The Lowell Cemetery is a non-municipal and non-denominational cemetery. 

77 Knapp Ave, Lowell, MA 01852 | 978-454-5191

Notable People

Charles Louis Willoughby

Charles Louis Willoughby

Charles Louis Willoughby grew up in Lowell and was a clothing merchant who developed a chain of stores called Boston Square Dealing - One Price Clothing. His very first store was on Central Street. He ... View Bio
Charles Herbert Allen

Charles Herbert Allen

Charles Allen was born on April 15, 1848 and died on April 20, 1934. Charles Allen was an American politician and businessman. He served in state and federal elected positions and was the first United States ... View Bio
Frederick C. Ayer

Frederick C. Ayer

The monument of Frederick C. Ayer is the tallest monument in the Cemetery.  Frederick was the brother of James C. Ayer and was in business with him.  Frederick Ayer controlled the Tremont and Suffolk Mills ... View Bio
James Cook Ayer

James Cook Ayer

James Cook Ayer was born in Groton, Connecticut, on May 5, 1818 and died in Winchendon, Massachusetts, on July 3, 1878. At the age of thirteen, he moved to Lowell and resided with his uncle ... View Bio
James Bicheno Francis

James Bicheno Francis

James Bicheno Francis was a British-American engineer. He was born in England and emigrated to the Unites States at age 18. In 1834, he got a job at the Locks and Canal Company of Lowell, ... View Bio
Charles Jasper Glidden

Charles Jasper Glidden

Charles Glidden began working at age 16 and quickly rose to positions of major importance in the telegraph and telephone company. This enabled him to retire at age forty three, as a very wealthy man ... View Bio
Chauncey Langdon Knapp

Chauncey Langdon Knapp

In 1843, he moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, became editor of the Middlesex Standard [Liberty Party newspaper], and later became editor of the Lowell Citizen and News. His interest in politics continued and Knapp became Clerk ... View Bio
John Nesmith

John Nesmith

Lieutenant-Governor John Nesmith was born in Windham, New Hampshire on August 3, 1793. Up until his twenty-ninth year, his life was intimately connected with the history of Windham, and he actively mingled in its affairs ... View Bio
Dr. Moses Greeley Parker

Dr. Moses Greeley Parker

Dr. Moses Greeley Parker graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1864. After enlisting as an Army doctor, he served in several important military positions during the Civil War. For one, he supervised construction and operation ... View Bio
Theodore Edson Parker

Theodore Edson Parker

Like many others born in Lowell, Theodore Edson Parker was named after Rev. Theodore Edson, the first minister of St. Anne’s Church. He lived modestly, worked for the Boott Mills and later the telephone company ... View Bio
Margaret D. Richardson

Margaret D. Richardson

Margaret Richardson was one of a number of prominent ladies of her day who were leaders in church and civic organizations. They founded and devoted time and resources to social service activities concerned with the ... View Bio
Edith Nourse Rogers

Edith Nourse Rogers

Rogers was an American social welfare volunteer and politician, who was one of the first women to serve in the United States Congress, serving from June 30, 1925 until her death on September 20, 1960 ... View Bio
John Jacob Rogers

John Jacob Rogers

Rogers was a Representative from Massachusetts and born in Lowell. He attended public schools, graduated from Harvard University in 1904, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1907. He was admitted to the ... View Bio
Freeman Ballard Shedd

Freeman Ballard Shedd

Freeman Ballard Shedd was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on December 29, 1844. He was the son of John and Asenath Shedd. After the death of his father in 1858, Freeman became the head of the ... View Bio
Thomas Talbot

Thomas Talbot

Thomas Talbot grew up in Northampton, MA, attended public school, and later worked in a textile mill. In 1840, he opened a broadcloth factory in Billerica with his brother, which prospered over the next twenty ... View Bio
Barilla Taylor

Barilla Taylor

Barilla Taylor was a mill girl who was buried in the First Methodist Society Lot (now Saint Paul’s Methodist Lot.) She died of brown lung on August 22, 1845 at the age of 17. Much is ... View Bio
Paul E. Tsongas

Paul E. Tsongas

Paul E. Tsongas was a former U.S. Senator and Congressman from Massachusetts and the late husband of Congresswoman, Niki Tsongas. Senator Tsongas had an illustrious political career. In 1969, he was elected to the Lowell ... View Bio
Louisa Wells

Louisa Wells

Louisa Wells was born in Vermont in 1815 and came to Lowell to work in the mills as a weaver. She died in 1886, and her will directed the residue of her estate by used ... View Bio
Oliver M. Whipple

Oliver M. Whipple

Of the many water-powered industrial developments along the Concord River in the early 19th century, the gunpowder works of Oliver M. Whipple was one of the most extensive. Born in Wethersfield, Vermont, Whipple left his ... View Bio
Helen Augusta Whittier

Helen Augusta Whittier

Helen Whittier was the first woman to a run a mill in Lowell. Her father, Moses Whittier, was an overseer in the dressing room at the Merrimack Mills, and later at the Boot Mills. In ... View Bio
Rev. Horatio Wood

Rev. Horatio Wood

Rev. Horatio Wood was the first minister of the Ministry-at-Large in Lowell. A free chapel organized in 1842, which welcomed those who could not afford to rent a pew or to contribute to the collection ... View Bio
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