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Johnson County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Johnson County

Index to Locations

  • Cleburne Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
  • Cleburne Rosehill Cemetery

    Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
    Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Barzillai J. Chambers (1817-1895) — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., December 5, 1817. Surveyor; lawyer; Greenback candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1880. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died September 16, 1895 (age 77 years, 285 days). Interment at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walker Chambers and Talitha Cumi (Mothershead) Chambers; married 1852 to Susan Wood; married 1854 to Emma Montgomery; married 1861 to Harriet A. Killough.
      Cato Hedden Sells (1859-1948) — also known as Cato Sells — of Vinton, Benton County, Iowa; Washington, D.C.; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, October 6, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1888; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, 1894-98; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1912; U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1913-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., December 30, 1948 (age 89 years, 85 days). Interment at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George W. Sells (1829-1873) and Elizabeth Catherine (Hedden) Sells (1838-1907); married 1891 to Lola McDaniel (1869-1952).
      The community of Sells, Arizona (founded 1909), is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Rosehill Cemetery
    Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Bernerd Anderson (1910-1989) — also known as Robert B. Anderson — of Texas. Born in Burleson, Johnson County, Tex., June 4, 1910. School teacher; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1932; Received the Medal of Freedom in 1955; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1957-61. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Pleaded guilty in 1987 to charges of evading taxes by illegally operating an offshore bank; sentenced to jail, house arrest, and probation; disbarred in 1988. Died, of complications from surgery on cancer of the esophagus, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1989 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Anderson and Elizabeth Haskew "Lizzie" Anderson; married, April 10, 1935, to Ollie Mae Rawlins (died 1987).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial

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