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Cooke County

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  • Gainesville Fairview Cemetery

    Fairview Cemetery
    Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Joseph W. Bailey Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey — of Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., October 6, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1888; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1891-1901; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1901-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1904; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1920. Died, from a coronary embolism, in a courtroom while defending a client, in the Grayson County Courthouse, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 13, 1929 (age 66 years, 189 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1835-1906) and Harriett Lucinda (Dees) Bailey (1840-1906); married to Ellen Beaty Murray (1859-1926); father of Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr. (1892-1943).
      Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1902
      George Y. Bird (d. 1906) — of Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex. Mayor of Gainesville, Tex., 1873. Died in 1906. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      W. T. G. Weaver (d. 1876) — of Texas. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866. Died in 1876. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Claude Weaver (1867-1954).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr. (1892-1943) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., December 15, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas at-large, 1933-35; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Presbyterian. Died in military service, of pneumonia following injuries he suffered in a collision, in the military hospital at Camp Howze, near Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., July 17, 1943 (age 50 years, 214 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery; reinterment in 1958 at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) and Ellen (Murray) Bailey; married, November 6, 1924, to Roberta Lewis; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and John Floyd; second cousin once removed of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
      Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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