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Smith County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Smith County

Index to Locations

  • Tyler Oakwood Cemetery
  • Tyler Rose Hill Cemetery


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Tyler, Smith County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Richard B. Hubbard Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr. (1832-1901) — also known as Richard B. Hubbard, Jr. — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Born in Walton County, Ga., November 1, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1856, 1880; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1857-59; member of Texas state senate, 1859-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1873-76; Governor of Texas, 1876-79; U.S. Minister to Japan, 1885. Died July 12, 1901 (age 68 years, 253 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard B. Hubbard and Seneca (Carter) Hubbard.
      Hubbard Middle School, in Tyler, Texas, is named for him.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
      Horace George Chilton (1853-1932) — also known as Horace Chilton — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Tyler, Smith County, Tex., December 29, 1853. Democrat. Printer; newspaper publisher; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1896; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1891-92, 1895-1901. Accidentally fell over a chair, broke his upper leg, never recovered from the injury, and died three months later, from heart and kidney disease and senility, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 12, 1932 (age 78 years, 166 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Chilton (1828-1884) and Ella (Goodman) Chilton (1835-1916); married, February 20, 1877, to Mary W. Grinnan (1856-1924); grandson of Thomas Chilton; grandnephew of William Parish Chilton; first cousin four times removed of John Smith (1750-1836); second cousin of Arthur Bounds Chilton; second cousin twice removed of Joshua Chilton; third cousin once removed of Commodore Perry Chilton and Shadrach Chilton.
      Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Earle Bradford Mayfield (1881-1964) — also known as Earle B. Mayfield — of Meridian, Bosque County, Tex. Born in Overton, Rusk County, Tex., April 12, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1907-13; Texas railroad commissioner, 1913-22; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1923-29; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924. Methodist. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Kappa Sigma; Freemasons. Died in Tyler, Smith County, Tex., June 23, 1964 (age 83 years, 72 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Blythe Mayfield and Mary (DeGeurin) Mayfield; married, June 10, 1902, to Ora Lumpkin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Gordon James Russell (1859-1919) — also known as Gordon J. Russell — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., December 22, 1859. Democrat. County judge in Texas, 1890-92; district judge in Texas, 1896-1902; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1902-10; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1910. Died in Kerrville, Kerr County, Tex., September 14, 1919 (age 59 years, 266 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Smith Herndon (1835-1903) — also known as William S. Herndon — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Born in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., November 27, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; attorney, advisor, and solicitor for several railroad companies; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1871-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1876, 1880. Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., October 11, 1903 (age 67 years, 318 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Stockton P. Donley (1831-1871) — of Texas. Born in Missouri, May 27, 1831. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1866. Died February 17, 1871 (age 39 years, 266 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Donley County, Tex. is named for him.
      George Washington Whitmore (1824-1876) — of Texas. Born in McMinn County, Tenn., August 26, 1824. Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1852-53, 1858; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1870-71. Died in Tyler, Smith County, Tex., October 14, 1876 (age 52 years, 49 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Tyler, Smith County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Lindley Garrison Beckworth, Sr. (1913-1984) — also known as Lindley Beckworth; Gary Beckworth — of Gilmer, Upshur County, Tex.; Gladewater, Gregg County, Tex. Born in South Bouie, Kaufman County, Tex., June 30, 1913. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1937-38; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1939-53, 1957-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964; Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1967-68; member of Texas state senate, 1971-72. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Tyler, Smith County, Tex., March 9, 1984 (age 70 years, 253 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Otis Jefferson Beckworth and Josie (Slaughter) Beckworth.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Brady Preston Gentry (1896-1966) — also known as Brady Gentry — of Texas. Born in Colfax, Van Zandt County, Tex., March 25, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; state court judge in Texas, 1931-39; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1953-57. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., November 9, 1966 (age 70 years, 229 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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