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Grayson County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Grayson County

Index to Locations

  • Denison Fairview Cemetery
  • Sherman West Hill Cemetery
  • Van Alstyne Van Alstyne Cemetery
  • Whitewright Whitewright City Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    Denison, Grayson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Wilson Acheson (1842-1934) — also known as Alexander W. Acheson; Sandie Acheson — of Denison, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., October 12, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; surgeon; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1906; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 4th District, 1920. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Died in Denison, Grayson County, Tex., September 7, 1934 (age 91 years, 330 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Judge Alexander Wilson Acheson (1809-1890) and Jane Belch (Wishart) Acheson (1815-1887); brother of Ernest Francis Acheson; married, June 20, 1864, to Sarah M. Cooke (1844-1899); nephew of Marcus Wilson Acheson (1828-1906); first cousin of Charles Louis Valcoulon Acheson.
      Political family: Acheson family of Washington, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William J. Scott (1853-1925) — of Denison, Grayson County, Tex. Born February 14, 1853. Republican. Postmaster at Denison, Tex., 1877-82, 1907-16. Died July 1, 1925 (age 72 years, 137 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Hill Cemetery
    Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Brown (1836-1915) — also known as Thomas J. Brown — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Jasper County, Ga., July 24, 1836. Lawyer; law partner of James W. Throckmorton and Samuel A. Roberts; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1889-92; district judge in Texas, 1892; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1893-1911; chief justice of Texas state supreme court, 1911-15; died in office 1915. Died, of stomach cancer, in Greenville, Hunt County, Tex., May 26, 1915 (age 78 years, 306 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Son of Ervin Brown and Matilda (Burdett) Brown; married, August 7, 1859, to Louise T. Estes.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Randolph Bryant (1893-1951) — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., May 2, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1922-31; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1931-51; died in office 1951. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Elks. Died April 24, 1951 (age 57 years, 357 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Ezekiel Bryant (1849-1910) and Arizona (Thompson) Bryant; married, April 27, 1918, to Julia Hoard.
      See also federal judicial profile
      David Ezekiel Bryant (1849-1910) — also known as David E. Bryant — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Larue County, Ky., October 19, 1849. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1890-1910; died in office 1910. Died in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., February 5, 1910 (age 60 years, 109 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anthony Bryant; married 1879 to Arizona Thompson; father of Randolph Bryant (1893-1951).
      See also federal judicial profile
      Choice Boswell Randell (1857-1945) — also known as Choice B. Randell — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born near Spring Place, Murray County, Ga., January 1, 1857. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas, 1901-13 (5th District 1901-03, 4th District 1903-13). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., October 19, 1945 (age 88 years, 291 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (1821-1891).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Silas Hare (1827-1907) — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Ross County, Ohio, November 13, 1827. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Texas, 1873; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1887-91. Died in Washington, D.C., November 26, 1907 (age 80 years, 13 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Haywood Tolbert (1837-1907) — also known as J. H. Tolbert — of Howe, Grayson County, Tex.; Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Jackson County, Tenn., January 25, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1887-93, 1899-1901 (27th District 1887-93, 8th District 1899-1901). Christian. Died February 7, 1907 (age 70 years, 13 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nancy (Watts) Tolbert (1797-1854) and John Haywood Tolbert (1801-1854); married, January 31, 1866, to Catherine J. 'Kate' Miller (1844-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Texas Legislators Past & Present


    Van Alstyne Cemetery
    Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Collin McKinney (1776-1861) — of Texas. Born April 17, 1776. Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Red River, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Congress, 1830. Died September 8, 1861 (age 85 years, 144 days). Interment at Van Alstyne Cemetery.
      Collin County, Tex. is named for him.
      The city of McKinney, Texas, is named for him.
    Joe Umphress Joe Umphress (1905-2002) — also known as Jesse Joe Umphress — of Euless, Tarrant County, Tex.; Bedford, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Tex., December 10, 1905. School teacher; mayor of Euless, Tex., 1953-55; superintendent of schools. Died in Bedford, Tarrant County, Tex., April 10, 2002 (age 96 years, 121 days). Interment at Van Alstyne Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Euless


    Whitewright City Cemetery
    Grand Avenue & Doss Street
    Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Author Ray (1879-1977) — also known as John A. Ray — Born in Orangeville, Fannin County, Tex., July 14, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Consul in Masqat, 1909-11; Maracaibo, 1911; Sheffield, as of 1914; Odessa, as of 1916-17. Died August 22, 1977 (age 98 years, 39 days). Interment at Whitewright City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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