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Parker County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Parker County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Springtown Springtown Cemetery
  • Weatherford East Greenwood Cemetery
  • Weatherford Oakland Cemetery
  • Near Weatherford Turner Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Parker County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edward H. Tarrant (1799-1858) — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, 1799. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1847; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849-53. Member, Freemasons. Died near Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., August 2, 1858 (age about 59 years). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; subsequent interment in 1859 at a private or family graveyard, Ellis County, Tex.; reinterment in 1928 at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
      Tarrant County, Tex. is named for him.


    Springtown Cemetery
    Springtown, Parker County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Prague (1867-1935) — also known as William H. Prague — of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Tex.; Lewisville, Denton County, Tex. Born in Parker County, Tex., November 18, 1867. Carpenter; hotel manager; mayor of Lewisville, Tex., 1931-32. Died in Aubrey, Denton County, Tex., February 17, 1935 (age 67 years, 91 days). Interment at Springtown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Grant Prague (1835-1912) and Mariah Louisa 'Marie' (Vardy) Prague (1840-1918); married, August 12, 1896, to Ethel Gertrude Ballard (1875-1965); second cousin twice removed of James McDowell (1795-1851).
      Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Benton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Greenwood Cemetery
    Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Samuel W. T. Lanham Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham (1846-1908) — also known as Samuel W. T. Lanham — of Weatherford, Parker County, Tex. Born near Woodruff, Spartanburg District (now Spartanburg County), S.C., July 4, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1880; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1883-93, 1897-1903 (11th District 1883-93, 8th District 1897-1903); Governor of Texas, 1903-07. Died in Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., July 29, 1908 (age 62 years, 25 days). Interment at East Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Beona Meng (1845-1908); father of Fritz Garland Lanham (1880-1965).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
      Fritz Garland Lanham (1880-1965) — also known as Fritz G. Lanham — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., January 3, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1919-47. Methodist. Died July 31, 1965 (age 85 years, 209 days). Interment at East Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham (1846-1908) and Sarah (Meng) Lanham; married, October 27, 1908, to Beulah Rowe.
      The Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building in Fort Worth, Texas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakland Cemetery
    Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carroll Gibson Walter (1885-1965) — also known as Carroll G. Walter — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Winchester, Va., April 19, 1885. Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1940-53. Died in Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., January 4, 1965 (age 79 years, 260 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dorsey Walter (1830-1908) and Annie (Rodeffer) Walter (1843-1920); married to Merrie Glass Whitacre and Lena Holland (1893-1971).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Turner Cemetery
    Near Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Parker (1793-1883) — of Texas. Born in Elbert County, Ga., April 7, 1793. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838-40, 1842-43; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1843-45; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state senate, 1846-53; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1855-56. Died near Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., April 14, 1883 (age 90 years, 7 days). Interment at Turner Cemetery.
      Parker County, Tex. is named for him.


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