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Colorado County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Colorado County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Borden Weimer Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Columbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
  • Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery
  • Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Colorado County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Caleb Claiborne Herbert (c.1814-1867) — of Texas. Born in Goochland County, Va., about 1814. Member of Texas state senate, 1857-59; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Shot and killed outside a saloon in Columbus, Colorado County, Tex., July 5, 1867 (age about 53 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.

    Weimer Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Borden, Colorado County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Pettit Borden (1812-1890) — of Texas. Born in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., December 30, 1812. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Land Office Commissioner, 1837-40; county judge in Texas, 1846. Died, of erysipelas, at Borden, Colorado County, Tex., November 12, 1890 (age 77 years, 317 days). Interment at Weimer Odd Fellows Cemetery.

    Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
    Columbus, Colorado County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Vinc Frnka (1880-1958) — also known as Joseph V. Frnka; Joe V. Frnka — of Columbus, Colorado County, Tex. Born in Industry, Austin County, Tex., March 7, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, in Columbus Hospital, Columbus, Colorado County, Tex., January 29, 1958 (age 77 years, 328 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josef Frnka and Anna (Kynsak) Frnka.

    Masonic Cemetery
    Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (1861-1947) — also known as Joseph J. Mansfield — of Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Tex.; Columbus, Colorado County, Tex. Born in Wayne, Wayne County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 9, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; Colorado County Attorney, 1892-96; Colorado County Judge, 1896-1916; U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1917-47; died in office 1947. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 12, 1947 (age 86 years, 153 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (Confederate officer, killed in battle 1861); married 1888 to Annie Scott Bruce.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Weimar, Colorado County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George McCormick — Texas state attorney general, 1878-80. Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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