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El Paso County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in El Paso County

Index to Locations

  • El Paso Concordia Cemetery
  • El Paso Evergreen Alameda Cemetery
  • El Paso Restlawn Memorial Park


    Concordia Cemetery
    El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Josiah F. Crosby (d. 1904) — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1860. Died in 1904. Interment at Concordia Cemetery.


    Evergreen Alameda Cemetery
    4301 Alameda Avenue
    El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
    Founded 1894
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Bacon Fall (1861-1944) — also known as Albert B. Fall — of Three Rivers, Otero County, N.M. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 26, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; member of New Mexico territorial House of Representatives, 1891-92; justice of New Mexico territorial supreme court, 1893; New Mexico territory attorney general, 1897; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1912-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1916; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1921-23. Convicted of bribery in 1929 for his role in the Teapot Dome oil lease scandal; served one year in prison. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 30, 1944 (age 83 years, 4 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William R. Fall and Edmonia (Taylor) Fall; married, May 7, 1883, to Emma Garland Morgan (daughter of Simpson Harris Morgan (1821?-1864)).
      Cross-reference: Edward L. Doheny — Frank J. Hogan
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Albert B. Fall: David H. Stratton, Tempest over Teapot Dome : The Story of Albert B. Fall — Herman B. Weisner, The Politics of Justice: A.B. Fall and the Teapot Dome Scandal
      Richard Moberley Dudley (1860-1925) — also known as Richard M. Dudley — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Waco, Madison County, Ky., 1860. Engineer; banker; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1910; mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1923-25; died in office 1925. Died, following ulcer surgery, in Hotel Dieu Hospital, El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., May 1, 1925 (age about 64 years). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Parker Dudley (1834-1903) and Mary Susan (Gentry) Dudley (1837-1920); married to Frances Dow Moore (1875-1973).
      R. M. Dudley School (opened 1925; now gone), in El Paso, Texas, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Edgar Kelly (1863-1932) — also known as Charles E. Kelly — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born June 11, 1863. Mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1910-15. Died June 26, 1932 (age 69 years, 15 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Willie Word.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Calloway Lea, Jr. (1877-1945) — also known as Tom Lea — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born October 29, 1877. Lawyer; mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1915-17. Died August 2, 1945 (age 67 years, 277 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Zola Mae Utt (1885-1936).
      Epitaph: "Father - Friend - Citizen."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      H. P. Jackson (1878-1961) — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born September 14, 1878. Mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1925-27. Died June 5, 1961 (age 82 years, 264 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      William Robert Smith (1863-1924) — also known as William R. Smith — of Colorado City, Mitchell County, Tex.; El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born near Tyler, Smith County, Tex., August 18, 1863. Democrat. District judge in Texas 32nd District, 1897-1903; U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1903-17; defeated, 1916; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, 1917-24; died in office 1924. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., August 16, 1924 (age 60 years, 364 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Preston Blocker (1892-1947) — also known as William P. Blocker — of Hondo, Medina County, Tex. Born in Hondo, Medina County, Tex., September 30, 1892. Democrat. School teacher; salesman; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Piedras Negras, 1916-19; U.S. Consul in Piedras Negras, 1919-23; Guaymas, 1923-24; Mazatlan, 1925-29; Ciudad Juarez, 1929-32; Monterrey, as of 1938; U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, 1938-43. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack, on board the U.S. Transport St. Mihiel, on which he had been scheduled to sail to Panama, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 28, 1947 (age 54 years, 151 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Vincular Harwood Blocker and Daisy D. Blocker; brother of V. Harwood Blocker, Jr. (1889?-?); married, February 29, 1916, to Joy Ovada Johnston (1899-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Stephen Hogan (1869-1957) — also known as Thomas S. Hogan — of Montana. Born in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., December 23, 1869. Candidate for Montana state house of representatives, 1894; secretary of state of Montana, 1897-1901; Silver Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana at-large, 1898; Independent Democratic candidate for Governor of Montana, 1900; member of Montana state senate, 1910-14. In 1929, built the first "skyscaper" (12 stories) in Midland, Texas. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 25, 1957 (age 87 years, 276 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
      John W. Gourley (1886-1910) — of Texas. Born in Boerne, Kendall County, Tex., 1886. Republican. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Juarez, 1907-10, died in office 1910. Died, from smallpox, in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., May 16, 1910 (age about 23 years). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Marion Gourley (1845-1937) and Sarah Ann (Toler) Gourley (1855-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Cyrus Cole (1848-1921) — also known as Cyrus Cole — of Hermosa, Custer County, S.Dak.; Missoula, Missoula County, Mont.; Silverton, Marion County, Ore. Born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., 1848. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 46th District, 1889-90. Died, from pneumonia, in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., January 8, 1921 (age about 72 years). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Cole (1818-1887) and Lucy (Van Liew) Cole; nephew of Cornelius Cole (1822-1924); first cousin of Willoughby Cole.
      Political family: Cole family of Sacramento and Los Angeles, California.


    Restlawn Memorial Park
    El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Ewing Thomason (1879-1973) — also known as R. Ewing Thomason — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., May 30, 1879. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1917-21; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1920-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924; mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1927-31; U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1931-47; resigned 1947; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, 1947. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 8, 1973 (age 94 years, 162 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harry Leo Walsh (1886-1957) — also known as Harry L. Walsh — Born in Baltimore, Md., May 19, 1886. Stenographer; newspaper reporter; U.S. Consul in Manzanillo, 1918-21; Nuevo Laredo, 1921-28; Hamilton, 1928-29; Moncton, as of 1932. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., February 19, 1957 (age 70 years, 276 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Walsh and Elizabeth (Daugherty) Walsh; married to Henrietta Rose Trinite (1885-1984).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Stephen E. Aguirre Stephen Earnest Aguirre (1892-1972) — also known as Stephen E. Aguirre — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., November 11, 1892. U.S. Vice Consul in Ciudad Juarez, 1917-20; Chihuahua, 1920; Manzanillo, 1921-24; Nuevo Laredo, 1925-27, 1927-29; Piedras Negras, 1927; Mexico City, 1929-32; U.S. Consul in Ciudad Juarez, as of 1943. Mexican, Scottish, English, French, and German ancestry. Died, from an aortic aneurysm, in Southwestern General Hospital, El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 19, 1972 (age 80 years, 8 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Monroe Aguirre (1867-1926) and Mary Wilhelmina (Sneed) Aguirre; married to Jeannette Adelina Krause.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1920)
      Willis Randolph Lovelace, Jr. (1912-1965) — also known as Willis Lovelace — of Corona, Lincoln County, N.M. Born in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., February 29, 1912. Republican. Rancher; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1960. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot, in near Corona, Lincoln County, N.M., August 18, 1965 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Willis Randolph Lovelace (1869-1956) and Edna Marze (Rountree) Lovelace; married, November 17, 1934, to Frances Alice Holt (1911-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas J. B. Shanley — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.


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