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Navarro County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Navarro County

Index to Locations

  • Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery
  • Corsicana Navarro County Courthouse Grounds
  • Corsicana Oakwood Cemetery
  • Near Dawson Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Dresden Dresden Cemetery


    Hebrew Cemetery
    Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas
    Founded 1881
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Mose R. Blumrosen (1886-1958) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Ennis, Ellis County, Tex., January 2, 1886. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932, 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1948, 1952; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1950. Jewish. Died, in the Navarro Clinic, Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., December 2, 1958 (age 72 years, 334 days). Interment at Hebrew Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Navarro County Courthouse Grounds
    Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) — of Texas. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., February 27, 1795. Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Bexar, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838-39; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1845; member of Texas state senate, 1846-49. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died January 13, 1871 (age 75 years, 320 days). Interment at San Fernando Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Tex.; statue at Navarro County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Father of Angel Navarro III; nephew of José Francisco Ruiz; uncle by marriage of William Gordon Cooke (1808-1847).
      Political family: Navarro family of San Antonio, Texas.
      Navarro County, Tex. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Roger Q. Mills Roger Quarles Mills (1832-1911) — also known as Roger Q. Mills — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Todd County, Ky., March 30, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1859-60; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1873-92 (at-large 1873-75, 4th District 1875-83, 9th District 1883-92); U.S. Senator from Texas, 1892-99. Southern Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., September 2, 1911 (age 79 years, 156 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Henley Mills and Tabitha Buckner (Daniel) Mills; married, January 7, 1855, to Carolyn R. Jones.
      Roger Mills County, Okla. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Beauford Halbert Jester (1893-1949) — also known as Beauford Jester — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., January 12, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Texas, 1947-49; died in office 1949; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Kappa Sigma; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Lions. Died, aboard a Pullman railroad car, near Houston, Harris County, Tex., July 11, 1949 (age 56 years, 180 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Taylor Jester (1846-1922) and Frances Paine (Gordon) Jester (1861-1953); married, June 15, 1921, to Mabel Buchanan (1901-1984); second cousin of Perry Northen Jester.
      Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
      Jester Center Residence Hall (built 1969), at the University of Texas, Austin, is named for him.
      Luther Alexander Johnson (1875-1965) — also known as Luther A. Johnson — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., October 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Navarro County Attorney, 1898-1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1923-46; resigned 1946; federal judge, 1946. Presbyterian. Member, Kappa Sigma; Odd Fellows; Lions. Died June 6, 1965 (age 89 years, 220 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Wiley Johnson and Fannie L. (McMillan) Johnson; married, July 19, 1899, to Turner Read.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rufus Hardy (1855-1943) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born near Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., December 16, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; Navarro County Attorney, 1880-84; district attorney, 13th District, 1884-88; district judge in Texas 13th District, 1888-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1907-23. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died March 13, 1943 (age 87 years, 87 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Hardy and Paulina Jane (Whittaker) Hardy; married 1881 to Felicia E. Peck.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Marion Martin (1830-1903) — of Texas. Born in Livingston County, Ky., April 1, 1830. Member of Texas state senate, 1859, 1879-81; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1883-85; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Texas, 1888. Died June 11, 1903 (age 73 years, 71 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Francis Marion
      Relatives: Son-in-law of James L. Harle (1835?-?).
      George Taylor Jester (1846-1922) — also known as George T. Jester — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Macoupin County, Ill., August 23, 1846. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1891-92; member of Texas state senate 9th District, 1893-94; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1895-98. Died in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., July 19, 1922 (age 75 years, 330 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Jester (1818-1851) and Diadema (McKinney) Jester (1820-1885); married 1871 to Alice Bates (1854-1875); married, December 29, 1880, to Frances Paine Gordon (1861-1953); father of Beauford Halbert Jester; first cousin once removed of Perry Northen Jester (1902-1982).
      Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joshua Lucius Halbert (1869-1929) — also known as Josh Halbert — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., 1869. Lawyer; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1913-23. Died in 1929 (age about 60 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ida Jester (1879-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas J. Haynes (1824-1877) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Williamson County, Tenn., July 22, 1824. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1872-75. Member, Freemasons. Died September 25, 1877 (age 53 years, 65 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      John L. Miller (1821-1907) — also known as "Old Flax" — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Tennessee, 1821. Postmaster at Corsicana, Tex., 1859; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1877-80. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in 1907 (age about 86 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      John C. Calhoun (1882-1956) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Georgia, December 12, 1882. Democrat. Mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1940-47; Texas Democratic state chair, 1949. Died May 9, 1956 (age 73 years, 149 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Ben Franklin Blackmon (1891-1971) — also known as Ben F. Blackmon — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Eureka, Navarro County, Tex., 1891. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1951-53. Died December 13, 1971 (age about 80 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Charles Henry Allyn (1842-1918) — also known as Charles H. Allyn — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Oswego County, N.Y., 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1888-90. Died in 1918 (age about 76 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Wister Johnson (1853-1922) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in 1853. Physician; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1900-02. Died in 1922 (age about 69 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Charles C. Sapp (1887-1963) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Lufkin, Angelina County, Tex., November 17, 1887. Railroad foreman; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1953-55. Died in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., December 7, 1963 (age 76 years, 20 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Monroe Sapp (1845-1912) and Tabitha Allie (Beard) Sapp (1858-1910); married to Dagmar Hennisen (1887-1958); fourth cousin once removed of George Bert Sapp, Allen Wiseman Sapp and William Hollis Sapp (1888-1957).
      Political family: Sapp family of Columbia, Missouri.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hermon Lorenzo Roberts (1901-1992) — also known as Hermon L. Roberts — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Ladonia, Fannin County, Tex., November 10, 1901. Mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1967-69. Died, in a nursing home in Lyons, Rice County, Kan., September, 1992 (age 90 years, 0 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.


    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Near Dawson, Navarro County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Hill (1814-1860) — of Texas. Born in Hill Creek, Warren County, Tenn., April 22, 1814. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838-41, 1842-43; Texas Republic Secretary of War and Marine, 1843-44. Died in Spring Hill, Navarro County, Tex., May 29, 1860 (age 46 years, 37 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Hill County, Tex. is named for him.


    Dresden Cemetery
    Dresden, Navarro County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin O. Call (1859-1918) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in North Carolina, April 7, 1859. Lawyer; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1902-05. Died, in a sanitarium in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., November 16, 1918 (age 59 years, 223 days). Interment at Dresden Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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