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Lavaca County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lavaca County

Index to Locations

  • Hallettsville Hallettsville Cemetery
  • Yoakum Unknown location
  • Yoakum Oak Grove Cemetery

    Hallettsville Cemetery
    Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wilkins Whitfield (1818-1879) — Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., March 11, 1818. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Kansas Territory, 1854-56, 1856-57; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1870. Died near Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Tex., October 27, 1879 (age 61 years, 230 days). Interment at Hallettsville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Unknown Locations
    Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Dunn — of Texas. Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Goliad, Refugio and San Patricio, 1837-40. Interment somewhere.
      John Monroe Woolsey (1819-1901) — also known as "Captain" — of Texas. Born in Georgia, September 3, 1819. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1887. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sweet Home, Lavaca County, Tex., September 30, 1901 (age 82 years, 27 days). Interment somewhere.

    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Quota (1887-1971) — of Yoakum, Lavaca County, Tex. Born in Texas, September 8, 1887. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1920. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., April 28, 1971 (age 83 years, 232 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Grace Pierce (1890-1986).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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