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McLennan County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in McLennan County

Index to Locations

  • China Spring Unknown location
  • Waco Oakwood Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    China Spring, McLennan County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Kirby Vidrine (d. 1973) — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940. Died in 1973. Interment somewhere.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Waco, McLennan County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Richard Coke Richard Coke (1829-1897) — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in Williamsburg, Va., March 13, 1829. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Texas, 1865; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1866; Governor of Texas, 1874-76; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1877-95. Slaveowner. Died in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., May 14, 1897 (age 68 years, 62 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Richard Coke Jr. (1790-1851).
      Coke County, Tex. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Patrick Morris Neff (1871-1952) — also known as Pat Morris Neff — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in McGregor, McLennan County, Tex., November 26, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1901-05; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1903-05; McLennan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-12; Governor of Texas, 1921-25; president of Baylor University, from 1932; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Anti-Saloon League; Lions. Died January 20, 1952 (age 80 years, 55 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Noah Neff and Isabella (Shepherd) Neff; married, May 31, 1899, to Myrtle Mainer.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Lawrence Sullivan Ross (1838-1898) — also known as Sul Ross — of Texas. Born in Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa, September 27, 1838. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875; member of Texas state senate, 1880; Governor of Texas, 1887-91; president, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), 1891-98. Died in College Station, Brazos County, Tex., January 3, 1898 (age 59 years, 98 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery; statue at Academic Plaza, College Station, Tex.
      Relatives: Son of Shapley Prince Ross (1811-1889) and Catherine Hanby (Fulkerson) Ross (1812-1886); married to Elizabeth Dorothy Tinsley (1846-1905).
      Sul Ross University (founded 1917 as Sul Ross Normal College; became a university 1969), in Alpine, Texas, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Lawrence Sullivan Ross: Dede W. Casad, The Governor's Stake: The Parallel Lives of Two Texas Governors: Richard Coke and Lawrence Sullivan Ross
      William Robert Poage (1899-1987) — also known as William R. Poage; Bob Poage — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., December 28, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1925-29; member of Texas state senate, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1937-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956. Member, American Legion. Died in Temple, Bell County, Tex., January 3, 1987 (age 87 years, 6 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George W. Clark — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Democrat. Texas state attorney general, 1874-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1876, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee); delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Texas, 1896. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      George Bernard Erath (1813-1891) — also known as George B. Erath — of Milam County, Tex. Born in Vienna, Austria, January 1, 1813. Member of Texas Republic Congress, 1843; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1846; member of Texas state senate, 1857. Died May 13, 1891 (age 78 years, 132 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Erath County, Tex. is named for him.

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