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Lamar County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lamar County

Index to Locations

  • Paris Unknown location
  • Paris City Cemetery
  • Paris Evergreen Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Paris, Lamar County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      J. Louis Robinson — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1940. Interment somewhere.


    City Cemetery
    Paris, Lamar County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Wright (1809-1877) — of Texas. Born in Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., December 11, 1809. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836-37, 1838-39; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1843-45; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., August 2, 1877 (age 67 years, 234 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Paris, Lamar County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Bell Maxey (1825-1895) — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., March 20, 1825. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Texas state senate; elected 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1872; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1875-87. Member, Freemasons. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., August 16, 1895 (age 70 years, 149 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucy (Bell) Maxey and Rice Maxey (1800-1878); married, July 19, 1853, to Marilda Cass Denton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    John W. Barnes John Wood Barnes (1893-1950) — also known as John W. Barnes — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born April 11, 1893. President, Paris (minor league) baseball club; owner, local Dr. Pepper bottling company; mayor of Paris, Tex., 1942-46. Died January 27, 1950 (age 56 years, 291 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Paris News, April 5, 1944
    J. Morgan Crook John Morgan Crook (1865-1958) — also known as J. Morgan Crook — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born July 17, 1865. Mayor of Paris, Tex., 1930-32, 1934-42; defeated, 1932, 1942. Died March 10, 1958 (age 92 years, 236 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lula Faulkner (1867-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Paris News, April 6, 1938
      A. M. Aikin, Jr. (1905-1981) — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Aiken Grove, Red River County, Tex., October 9, 1905. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1933-37; member of Texas state senate, 1937-79. Died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., October 24, 1981 (age 76 years, 15 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      John A. Binnion (1884-1951) — also known as Gus Binnion — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Biardstown, Lamar County, Tex., August 4, 1884. Mayor of Paris, Tex., 1946-48; defeated, 1944, 1948. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died November 2, 1951 (age 67 years, 90 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 15, 1919, to Myrtle Helen Stamps (1891-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Travis Henderson (1836-1919) — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Blount Springs, Blount County, Ala., June 24, 1836. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1883-86, 1893-96, 1899-1902; member of Texas state senate 3rd District, 1903-04. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., September 10, 1919 (age 83 years, 78 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Henry Henderson (1798-1857) and Minerva (Bernard) Henderson (1818-1882); married, May 27, 1866, to Martha Susan 'Mattie' Thomas (1850-1885).
      Nathan James Bell, Jr. (1918-1992) — also known as Nathan Bell, Jr. — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born November 2, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Paris, Tex., 1948. Died September 7, 1992 (age 73 years, 310 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Lee Yancey Lee Yancey (1883-1955) — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born February 4, 1883. Candidate for mayor of Paris, Tex., 1938. Died April 11, 1955 (age 72 years, 66 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Paris News, April 8, 1936
    Paul Margraves Paul Murry Margraves (1905-1956) — also known as Paul Margraves — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Petty, Lamar County, Tex., November 5, 1905. Druggist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for mayor of Paris, Tex., 1946. Died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., November 4, 1956 (age 50 years, 365 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of E. M. 'Dick' Margraves (1875-1939) and Annie Mae (Roden) Margraves (1881-1957); married to Elizabeth M. Williams (1907-2003).
      Campaign slogan (1946): "Vote for Paul Margraves and Progress."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Paris News, March 24, 1946


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