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Henderson County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Henderson County

Index to Locations

  • Athens Athens Cemetery
  • Athens Oaklawn Memorial Park
  • Brownsboro Rock Hill Cemetery


    Athens Cemetery
    Athens, Henderson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Richardson Bishop (1874-1947) — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., August 23, 1874. District judge in Texas 3rd District, 1920-23; justice of the Texas Supreme Court Commission of Appeals, 1923-27. Died in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., September 28, 1947 (age 73 years, 36 days). Interment at Athens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jessie Lynn Carpenter (1879-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Matthias Richardson (1877-1918) — also known as Benjamin M. Richardson; Ben Richardson — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., March 2, 1877. Democrat. Postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1914-18. Died, from double pneumonia, in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., December 14, 1918 (age 41 years, 287 days). Interment at Athens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Matthias Edwyn Richardson (1850-1919) and Kate (Jordon) Richardson (1856-1952); married, June 9, 1909, to Alice Mary Richardson (1888-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alice Mary Richardson (1888-1945) — also known as Alice Richardson; Alice Mary Blanton — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Flatonia, Fayette County, Tex., March 18, 1888. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1918-19. Female. Presbyterian. Died in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., October 1, 1945 (age 57 years, 197 days). Interment at Athens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charles Sanford Blanton (1858-1908) and Virginia Penelope (Drisdale) Blanton (1862-1921); married, June 9, 1909, to Benjamin Matthias Richardson (1877-1918).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edgar Lynn Watson (1883-1959) — also known as Edgar L. Watson — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Texas, December 13, 1883. Democrat. Postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1933-53 (acting, 1933-34). Died, from heart disease, in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., January 21, 1959 (age 75 years, 39 days). Interment at Athens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Starling Watson (1856-1948) and Alice Cornelia (Freeman) Watson (1860-1955); married, May 21, 1913, to Melinda 'Linkie' Wofford (1891-1955); married, July 16, 1956, to Edna (Wofford) Wallace (1894-1986; sister of first wife).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Eugene Baccus (1922-1996) — also known as Robert E. Baccus — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Tex., October 14, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1962-84 (acting, 1962-64). Died in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., February 14, 1996 (age 73 years, 123 days). Interment at Athens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Embury Depee Baccus (1890-1966) and Pearl Eugena (Shine) Baccus (1898-1972); married 1943 to Patricia Richards (1924-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oaklawn Memorial Park
    Athens, Henderson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Ernest E. Cornelius (1893-1966) — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Oneonta, Blount County, Ala., January 1, 1893. Republican. Postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1923-33 (acting, 1923); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932. Died in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., July 28, 1966 (age 73 years, 208 days). Interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Solomon B. Cornelius (1861-1947) and Emma M. (Chote) Cornelius (1873-1951); married to Iris McWilliams (1897-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Merle Royse Walker II (1922-1985) — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born in Mississippi, August 27, 1922. Republican. Acting postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1959-62. Died in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., March 7, 1985 (age 62 years, 192 days). Interment at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, March 26, 1948, to Betty Ross Moseley (1927-1968); married to Zara (Shieldes) Frazier (1915-2014).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rock Hill Cemetery
    Brownsboro, Henderson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Gwynn A. Boswell (1919-1967) — of Athens, Henderson County, Tex. Born August 25, 1919. Republican. Postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1956-59 (acting, 1956-58). Died August 9, 1967 (age 47 years, 349 days). Interment at Rock Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Albert Boswell (1896-1968) and Laura Wilson (Lewis) Boswell (1896-1980); married to Hattie Sue Browning (1923-2008).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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