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Galveston County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Galveston County

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  • Galveston Unknown location
  • Galveston Beth Jacob Cemetery
  • Galveston Calvary Catholic Cemetery
  • Galveston Evergreen Cemetery
  • Galveston Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Galveston Lakeview Cemetery
  • Galveston Old Catholic Cemetery
  • Galveston Old City Cemetery
  • Galveston Trinity Episcopal Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Galveston, Galveston County,


    Beth Jacob Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Morris Schreiber (1901-1951) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in New York, October 3, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; customs inspector; laundry and dry cleaning business; jeweler; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1947; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1948. Jewish. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., June 2, 1951 (age 49 years, 242 days). Interment at Beth Jacob Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah (Karten) Schreiber (1873-1933) and Max Schreiber (1875-1950); married to Sonia Shulman (1908-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    2506 65th Street
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Miles Crowley (1859-1921) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 22, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate 17th District, 1893-95; U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1895-97; Galveston County Prosecuting Attorney, 1904-12. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., September 22, 1921 (age 62 years, 212 days). Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "At Rest."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clemente Nicolini (1853-1938) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy, January 13, 1853. Steamship agent; importer and exporter; Consular Agent for Italy in Galveston, Tex., 1887-1901; Consul for Mexico in Galveston, Tex., 1895-96. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, from prostate cancer and senility, in St. Mary's Infirmary, Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., July 9, 1938 (age 85 years, 177 days). Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Nicolini and Rosa (Rossi) Nicolini; married to Carmelita Linaro (1873-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Ulrich Müller (1854-1921) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, May 26, 1854. Cotton exporter; Consul for Switzerland in Galveston, Tex., 1893-1914. Swiss ancestry. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., May 17, 1921 (age 66 years, 356 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "In God's Care."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edmund Reed Cheesborough (1867-1961) — also known as Edmund R. Cheesborough — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., July 17, 1867. Democrat. Postmaster at Galveston, Tex., 1914-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928. Died, from cerebral vascular accident, in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., June 4, 1961 (age 93 years, 322 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Reed Cheesborough (1826-1876) and Maria Theresa (Jackson) Cheesborough (1843-1924); married to Clara Floride Noble (1870-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jens Möller (1846-1930) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Skagen, Denmark, April 1, 1846. Ship's officer; shipbroker; Vice-Consul for Russia in Galveston, Tex., 1879-1900; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Galveston, Tex., 1882-96, 1900-07; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1911-12. Danish ancestry. Died in a hospital at Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex., February 20, 1930 (age 83 years, 325 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Josephine Hamilton Wilson (1870-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bertrand Adoue (1841-1911) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Deyme, France, September 9, 1841. Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in Galveston, Tex., 1878-1900. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., November 17, 1911 (age 70 years, 69 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Clark Wallace Thompson (1896-1981) — also known as Clark W. Thompson — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., August 6, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; insurance business; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1933-35, 1947-67 (7th District 1933-35, 9th District 1947-67); served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Redmen. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., December 16, 1981 (age 85 years, 132 days). Interment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clark Wallace Thompson and Jessie Marilla (Hyde) Thompson; married, November 16, 1918, to Libbe Moody.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Heinrich Mosle (1864-1921) — also known as Henry Mosle — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Germany, January 16, 1864. Consul for Costa Rica in Galveston, Tex., 1897-1907; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Galveston, Tex., 1900-07. German ancestry. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., January 31, 1921 (age 57 years, 15 days). Original interment at Lakeview Cemetery; reinterment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of J. L. Mosle and Marianna (Amann) Mosle; married to Margaret A. Focke (1872-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lakeview Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Robert Bradley Hawley Robert Bradley Hawley (1849-1921) — also known as R. B. Hawley — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., October 25, 1849. Republican. Merchant; importer; manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1897-1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1904. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 28, 1921 (age 72 years, 34 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Walter Gresham (1841-1920) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in King and Queen County, Va., July 22, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; district attorney, Galveston judicial district, 1872; member of Texas state house of representatives 65th District, 1887-88; U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1893-95. Died in Washington, D.C., November 6, 1920 (age 79 years, 107 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Robert Vance Davidson — also known as R. V. Davidson — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Member of Texas state senate 17th District, 1901-04; Texas state attorney general, 1904-09. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Norris Wright Cuney (1846-1898) — also known as N. W. Cuney — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born near Hempstead, Waller County, Tex., May 12, 1846. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892; secretary of Texas Republican Party, 1873; candidate for mayor of Galveston, Tex., 1875; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 1876; candidate for Texas state senate, 1882; member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1886; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1889-91. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., March 3, 1898 (age 51 years, 295 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Francis Lammers (c.1832-1904) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Germany, about 1832. Consul for Belgium in Galveston, Tex., 1873-1903; Consul for Netherlands in Galveston, Tex., 1876-77. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., August 11, 1904 (age about 72 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870) — also known as David G. Burnet — of Texas. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., April 14, 1788. U.S. Consul in Galveston, 1832-35; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Liberty, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Liberty, 1835; President of the Texas Republic, 1836; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1838-41; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1839, 1839-40. Member, Freemasons. Died December 5, 1870 (age 82 years, 235 days). Original interment and cenotaph at Lakeview Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Son of William Burnet; half-brother of Jacob Burnet (1770-1853).
      Political family: Burnet family of Newark, New Jersey.
      Burnet County, Tex. is named for him.
      William Houston Jack (1806-1844) — of Alabama; Texas. Born in Wilkes County, Ga., April 12, 1806. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1829; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1839-40; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1842-44; died in office 1844. Died of yellow fever in Brazoria County, Tex., August 20, 1844 (age 38 years, 130 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Lakeview Cemetery; reinterment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
      Relatives: Brother of Patrick Churchill Jack (1808-1844).
      Jack County, Tex. is named partly for him.
      Heinrich Mosle (1864-1921) — also known as Henry Mosle — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Germany, January 16, 1864. Consul for Costa Rica in Galveston, Tex., 1897-1907; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Galveston, Tex., 1900-07. German ancestry. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., January 31, 1921 (age 57 years, 15 days). Original interment at Lakeview Cemetery; reinterment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of J. L. Mosle and Marianna (Amann) Mosle; married to Margaret A. Focke (1872-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Patrick Churchill Jack (1808-1844) — also known as Patrick C. Jack — of Texas. Born in Wilkes County, Ga., 1808. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Liberty, 1832; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Liberty, 1833; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; judge of Texas Republic, 1841-44. Died of yellow fever in Houston, Harris County, Tex., August 4, 1844 (age about 36 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; subsequent interment at Lakeview Cemetery; reinterment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
      Relatives: Brother of William Houston Jack (1806-1844).
      Jack County, Tex. is named partly for him.


    Old Catholic Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Michel Brindamour Menard (1805-1858) — also known as M. B. Menard — of Texas. Born in Laprairie, Quebec, December 5, 1805. Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Liberty, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Congress, 1840-42. One of the founders of the city of Galveston. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., September 2, 1858 (age 52 years, 271 days). Interment at Old Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Pierre Menard (1766-1844).
      Menard County, Tex. is named for him.


    Old City Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Herman Arthur Bornefeld (1883-1948) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., September 4, 1883. Honorary Vice-Consul for Sweden in Galveston, Tex., 1935. German and English ancestry. Died, from a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., June 1, 1948 (age 64 years, 271 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur Bornefeld (1850-1902) and Mary (Fowler) Bornefeld (1861-1938); married, March 29, 1914, to Lucie Kenison (1886-1973); nephew of Robert Carl Bornefeld (1850-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Trinity Episcopal Cemetery
    Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816-1874) — also known as Louis T. Wigfall — of Texas. Born near Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., April 21, 1816. Democrat. Killed Thomas Bird in a duel around 1840; wounded Rep. Preston S. Brooks in another duel; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849; member of Texas state senate, 1857; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1859-61; when the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., February 18, 1874 (age 57 years, 303 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Durand Wigfall (1777-1817) and Eliza (Thomson) Wigfall; married, August 22, 1844, to Charlotte Cross (1820-1893); second cousin twice removed of Francis Irenee du Pont (1873-1942).
      Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Asa Hoxie Willie (1829-1899) — also known as Asa H. Willie — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., October 11, 1829. Democrat. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1866, 1882-88; U.S. Representative from Texas at-large, 1873-75. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., March 16, 1899 (age 69 years, 156 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of James Willie (1823-1865); married to Elizabeth Johnson (1840-1898).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Love (1795-1874) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Nelson County, Ky., May 12, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1833-35; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., June 12, 1874 (age 79 years, 31 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Warren DeWitt Clinton Hall (1788-1867) — also known as Warren D. C. Hall — of Texas. Born in Guilford County, N.C., 1788. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Liberty, 1832; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836. Died April 8, 1867 (age about 78 years). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.
      Hall County, Tex. is named for him.
      George Campbell Childress (1804-1841) — also known as George C. Childress — of Texas. Born January 8, 1804. Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Milam, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Killed himself, in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., October 6, 1841 (age 37 years, 271 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery; statue at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, Washington, Tex.
      Childress County, Tex. is named for him.
      Albert Ferrier (1848-1908) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Carcassonne, France, June 29, 1848. Accountant; Galveston city auditor; Consul for Central America in Galveston, Tex., 1898; Consul for Honduras in Galveston, Tex., 1899; Consul for Nicaragua in Galveston, Tex., 1899-1901. French ancestry. He was found wandering in St. Louis, well-dressed but suffering from amnesia and confusion; police identified him from letters and tickets in his pocket; died about three weeks later, in a hospital at St. Louis, Mo., August 31, 1908 (age 60 years, 63 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Sumpter Murphy (c.1796-1844) — also known as William S. Murphy; "Patrick Henry of the West" — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Born in South Carolina, about 1796. Whig. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1839; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Texas Republic, 1843-44, died in office 1844. Died, of yellow fever, in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., July 13, 1844 (age about 48 years). Original interment and cenotaph at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery; reinterment somewhere in Chillicothe, Ohio.
      Relatives: Married 1821 to Lucinda Sterret.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


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