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Hidalgo County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hidalgo County

Index to Locations

  • McAllen Roselawn Cemetery
  • McAllen Valley Memorial Gardens
  • Mission Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery


    Roselawn Cemetery
    McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Oliver Percy Archer (1869-1930) — also known as O. P. Archer — of McAllen, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Garland, Tipton County, Tenn., November 29, 1869. Mayor of McAllen, Tex., 1913-23. Member, Rotary. Died May 3, 1930 (age 60 years, 155 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Clara Hill (1879-1958).
      Archer Park, McAllen, Texas, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Valley Memorial Gardens
    3605 North Taylor Road
    McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Eligio de la Garza II (1927-2017) — also known as E. 'Kika' de la Garza — of Mission, Hidalgo County, Tex.; McAllen, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Tex., September 22, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1952-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964, 1996; U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1965-97. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, American Legion; Catholic War Veterans; Kiwanis; Delta Theta Phi. Died in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Tex., March 13, 2017 (age 89 years, 172 days). Interment at Valley Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Willard Everett Townsend (1904-1985) — also known as Willard E. Townsend — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Beatrice, Gage County, Neb., April 23, 1904. Democrat. Laundry business; chair of Lancaster County Democratic Party, 1936-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956 (delegation vice-chair); Nebraska Democratic state chair, 1956. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hidalgo County, Tex., May 27, 1985 (age 81 years, 34 days). Interment at Valley Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Townsend and Nellie (Dewey) Townsend; married, August 15, 1925, to Katherine Elizabeth Fellows.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
    Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Bernard S. Kahn (1921-2007) — of Oakland County, Mich. Born June 18, 1921. Lawyer; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1966. Died December 1, 2007 (age 86 years, 166 days). Interment at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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