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Cherokee County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cherokee County

Index to Locations

  • Alto Old Palestine Cemetery
  • Jacksonville City Cemetery
  • Rusk Cedar Hill Cemetery


    Old Palestine Cemetery
    Alto, Cherokee County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Butler Terrell (1862-1947) — also known as George B. Terrell — of Alto, Cherokee County, Tex. Born in Texas, 1862. Democrat. Member of Texas state legislature, 1898; U.S. Representative from Texas at-large, 1933-35. Died in 1947 (age about 85 years). Interment at Old Palestine Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Calvin Box (1871-1941) — also known as John C. Box — of Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex. Born near Crockett, Houston County, Tex., March 28, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1898-1901; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1919-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., May 17, 1941 (age 70 years, 50 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Calvin
      Relatives: Son of John J. W. Box and Susan A. (Morris) Box; married, June 1, 1893, to Mina Hill.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Benjamin Long (1843-1924) — of Texas. Born in Douglass, Nacogdoches County, Tex., September 8, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1891-93; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1913. Died in Rusk, Cherokee County, Tex., April 27, 1924 (age 80 years, 232 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Marshall Claiborne (1839-1909) — also known as John M. Claiborne — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Gibson County, Tenn., February 27, 1839. Member of Texas state senate 10th District, 1887-90. Died April 28, 1909 (age 70 years, 60 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Marshall
      Robert Andrew Willson Barrett (1892-1945) — also known as R. A. W. Barrett — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Rusk, Cherokee County, Tex., November 21, 1892. Real estate business; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Atlanta, Ga., 1923-29. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; American Legion. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in the station hospital, Ellington Field, Houston, Harris County, Tex., February 27, 1945 (age 52 years, 98 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Arthur Barrett (1853-1924) and Lela May (Willson) Barrett (1869-1954); married to Grace NcNaught Bloodworth.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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