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Jefferson County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Beaumont Magnolia Cemetery
  • Groves Greenlawn Memorial Park


    Magnolia Cemetery
    Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    George W. Carroll George W. Carroll (1855-1935) — also known as "The Moneyless Millionaire of Texas" — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., April 11, 1855. Lumber business; banker; oil millionaire; philanthropist; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Texas, 1902; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1904. Baptist. Died, of pneumonia, in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., December 14, 1935 (age 80 years, 247 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank L. Carroll and Sarah (Long) Carroll; married 1877 to Underhill Mixson (1854-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Prohibition Year Book 1912
      Samuel Bronson Cooper (1850-1918) — also known as Samuel B. Cooper; Sam Bronson Cooper — of Woodville, Tyler County, Tex.; Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born near Eddyville, Lyon County, Ky., May 30, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Tyler County Attorney, 1872-80; member of Texas state senate, 1881-85; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1893-1905, 1907-09. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 21, 1918 (age 68 years, 83 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Martin Combs (1889-1953) — also known as Jesse M. Combs; J. M. Combs — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Center, Shelby County, Tex., July 7, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Texas 75th District, 1923-25; Judge, Texas Court of Appeals, 1933-43; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1945-53. Died in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., August 21, 1953 (age 64 years, 45 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Combs and May (Beck) Combs.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Christopher Stephen Flanagan (1876-1943) — also known as Christopher S. Flanagan — of Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Quebec, December 26, 1876. Stevedoring business; bank director; Honorary Vice-Consul for Argentina in Port Arthur, Tex., 1911-42; Honorary Vice-Consul for Brazil in Port Arthur, Tex., 1935. Catholic. Died, following a heart attack, in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Tex., February 16, 1943 (age 66 years, 52 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Michael Flanagan (1840-1911) and Maria Rachael (Cunningham) Flanagan (1845-1936); married to Mae Katherine Sims (1880-1987); father of Christopher Stephen Flanagan, Jr. (1905-1991).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Chilton O'Brien — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1956. Interment at Magnolia Cemetery.


    Greenlawn Memorial Park
    3900 Twin City Highway
    Groves, Jefferson County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Otis Hoffpower Lee (1910-1990) — of Texas. Born in Pecan Island, Vermilion Parish, La., December 17, 1910. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1947-51, 1953-55; candidate for Texas state senate, 1951. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Member Lamar University Hall of Honor. Died of heart failure, in Groves, Jefferson County, Tex., March 4, 1990 (age 79 years, 77 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Russell Harry Dunn (1873-1928) — also known as Russell H. Dunn — of Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Texas, April 12, 1873. Republican. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909-10, 1927; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916 (alternate), 1920; real estate agent. Died, from cholecystitis and post-operative aspiration pneumonia, in St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Tex., June 27, 1928 (age 55 years, 76 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Brother of Simpson Ira Dunn (1884-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Simpson Ira Dunn (1884-1972) — also known as Simpson I. Dunn — of Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Willis, Montgomery County, Tex., March 14, 1884. Republican. Postmaster at Port Arthur, Tex., 1923-35. Died in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Tex., July 15, 1972 (age 88 years, 123 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Brother of Russell Harry Dunn (1873-1928); married to Mary Belinda Roman (1887-1986).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christopher Stephen Flanagan, Jr. (1905-1991) — also known as Christie Flanagan — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., December 8, 1905. Honorary Vice-Consul for Argentina in Houston, Tex., 1944-47. Died in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Tex., March 22, 1991 (age 85 years, 104 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Stephen Flanagan (1876-1943) and Mae Katherine (Sims) Flanagan (1880-1987); married 1930 to Rita Catherine Hancock (1907-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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