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Cameron County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cameron County

Index to Locations

  • Brownsville Unknown location
  • Brownsville Buena Vista Burial Park
  • Brownsville Old City Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas

    Buena Vista Burial Park
    5 McDavitt Boulevard
    Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Milton Horace West (1888-1948) — also known as Milton H. West — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born near Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex., June 30, 1888. Democrat. Member of Texas state legislature, 1929-33; U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1933-48; died in office 1948. Died in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1948 (age 60 years, 120 days). Interment at Buena Vista Burial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Blanca Vela (1936-2014) — also known as Blanca Sanchez — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Harlingen, Cameron County, Tex., May 27, 1936. Democrat. Mayor of Brownsville, Tex., 1999-2003; bank director. Female. Mexican ancestry. Died in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., February 19, 2014 (age 77 years, 268 days). Interment at Buena Vista Burial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1962 to Filemon Bartolome Vela (1935-2004); mother of Filemon Bartolome Vela Jr..
      Political family: Vela family of Harlingen, Texas.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Runyon (1881-1968) — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Ky., July 28, 1881. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Died in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., March 9, 1968 (age 86 years, 225 days). Interment at Buena Vista Burial Park.
      Henry Gustav Krausse (1896-1972) — also known as Henry G. Krausse — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., October 28, 1896. U.S. Vice Consul in Matamoros, 1919-22, 1922-24, 1924-26, 1926-27, 1927-38; Nuevo Laredo, 1922, 1924; San Luis Potosi, 1926; Saltillo, 1927. Died, from arteriosclerosis and congestive heart failure, in Mercy Hospital, Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., October 3, 1972 (age 75 years, 341 days). Interment at Buena Vista Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Henry G. Krausse and Teresa (Puente) Krausse.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Old City Cemetery
    Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Rice Garland (1798-1863) — of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La.; Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Albemarle County, Va., September 30, 1798. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1834-40; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1840-46; Cameron County Judge, 1853-54. Slaveowner. Died in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., August 12, 1863 (age 64 years, 316 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rice Garland (1766-1818) and Elizabeth (Hamner) Garland (c.1766-1840); married, March 28, 1826, to Celeste Lastrapes (1804-1883); father of Henry Lastrapes Garland (1826-1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    R. B. Creager Rentfro Banton Creager (1877-1950) — also known as R. B. Creager — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., March 11, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1944, 1948; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1916; member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1924-40. Member, Freemasons. Died October 28, 1950 (age 73 years, 231 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank A. W. Creager (1835-1912) and Katharyn (Rentfro) Creager (1850-1928); married to Alice Terrell (1878-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
      Simon Celaya (1824-1908) — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Spain, September 28, 1824. Merchant; promoter and builder, Rio Grande Railroad; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Brownsville, Tex., 1900-07. Catholic. Spanish ancestry. Died in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., November 25, 1908 (age 84 years, 58 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1855 to Adelaide Danache (1836-1860); married 1866 to Leocadia (Danache) Rivadrella (1832-1887; sister of first wife).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Celestin Jagou (1844-1898) — also known as Celestin Jagou — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in France, 1844. Commission merchant; importer; Consular Agent for France in Brownsville, Tex., 1897-98. Died, from Bright's disease, in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., April 14, 1898 (age about 53 years). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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