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Tarrant County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Tarrant County

Index to Locations

  • Arlington Johnson Plantation Cemetery
  • Arlington Moore Memorial Gardens
  • Fort Worth Unknown location
  • Fort Worth East Oakwood Cemetery
  • Fort Worth Greenwood Memorial Park
  • Fort Worth Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Fort Worth Oakwood Cemetery
  • Fort Worth Pioneer Rest Cemetery
  • Fort Worth Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Grapevine Unknown location
  • Grapevine City Hall Grounds
  • Mansfield Mansfield Cemetery


    Johnson Plantation Cemetery
    Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Middleton Tate Johnson (1810-1866) — Born in 1810. Member of Arkansas territorial House of Representatives, 1832; member of Alabama state legislature, 1844; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1845; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1849; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1851, 1853, 1855, 1857; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died May 15, 1866 (age about 55 years). Original interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.; reinterment at Johnson Plantation Cemetery.
      Johnson County, Tex. is named for him.


    Moore Memorial Gardens
    1219 North Davis Drive
    Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Tommy Joe Vandergriff (1926-2010) — also known as Tom Joe Vandergriff — of Arlington, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Carrollton, Dallas County, Tex., January 29, 1926. Automobile dealer; insurance business; mayor of Arlington, Tex., 1951-77; U.S. Representative from Texas 26th District, 1983-85; defeated (Democratic), 1984; Tarrant County Judge, 1990-2007. Died in Arlington, Tarrant County, Tex., December 30, 2010 (age 84 years, 335 days). Interment at Moore Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Waynette Smith (1927-2009).
      Epitaph: "He led his city and region in the achievement of great dreams. Beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and public servant."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    J. S. Anderson John Samuel Anderson (1893-1972) — also known as J. S. Anderson — of University Park, Dallas County, Tex.; Euless, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Texas, September 6, 1893. Mayor of Euless, Tex., 1961-63. Baptist. Died in Arlington, Tarrant County, Tex., April 3, 1972 (age 78 years, 210 days). Interment at Moore Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Barksdale Anderson (1844-1923) and Amanda Louisa (Crane) Anderson (1851-1897); married, June 15, 1923, to Mary Antoinette Daniel (1899-1988).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Euless


    Unknown Location
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Clayton McNealus (1850-c.1921) — of Texas. Born in Delaware County, N.Y., 1850. Member of Texas state senate, 1890. Died about 1921 (age about 71 years). Interment somewhere.


    East Oakwood Cemetery
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Allen Culberson (1855-1925) — also known as Charles A. Culberson — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., June 10, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; Texas state attorney general, 1890-94; Governor of Texas, 1895-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1896, 1904, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Texas, 1899-1923. Died, of pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1925 (age 69 years, 282 days). Interment at East Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eugenia (Kimbal) Culberson and David Browning Culberson (1830-1900).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Keith Bell (1853-1913) — also known as Charles K. Bell — of Hamilton County, Tenn.; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., April 18, 1853. Republican. Hamilton County Attorney, 1876; member of Texas state senate, 1884-88; district judge in Texas, 1888-90; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1893-97 (27th District 1893-95, 8th District 1895-97); Texas state attorney general, 1901-04; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1906. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., April 23, 1913 (age 60 years, 5 days). Interment at East Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Reese Bowen Brabson (1817-1863).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Memorial Park
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Founded 1909; approximate acreage: 196
    Politicians buried here:
      Egbert Railey Cockrell (1872-1934) — also known as E. R. Cockrell — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex.; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Weston, Platte County, Mo., 1872. Lawyer; mayor of Fort Worth, Tex., 1921-24. Died in Fulton, Callaway County, Mo., September 13, 1934 (age about 62 years). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Clifton Cockrell (1841-1919) and Sadie (Railey) Cockrell (1847-1924); married to Dura Brokaw (1877-1961); grandnephew of Elisha Logan Cockrell and Harrison Cockrill; great-grandnephew of Moses Cockrell; second great-grandson of Simon Cockrell; first cousin of James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944); first cousin twice removed of Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; second cousin once removed of John T. Crisp and Ewing Cockrell.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Clay Meacham (1869-1929) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born October 10, 1869. Mayor of Fort Worth, Tex., 1925. Died December 7, 1929 (age 60 years, 58 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John S. Justin, Jr. (1917-2001) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Nocona, Montague County, Tex., January 17, 1917. Business executive; mayor of Fort Worth, Tex., 1961-63. Died, of respiratory failure, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 26, 2001 (age 84 years, 40 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John S. Justin, Sr. and Ruby (Love) Justin; married 1953 to Jane Chilton.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Clifton Wilson (1874-1951) — also known as James C. Wilson — of Texas. Born in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Tex., June 21, 1874. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1913-17; U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1917-19; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1919-47. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., August 3, 1951 (age 77 years, 43 days). Original interment at Rose Hill Cemetery; reinterment in 1957 at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William J. Bailey (1860-1949) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in 1860. Member of Texas state senate 30th District, 1895-98. Founder of Greenwood Memorial Park in 1909. Died in 1949 (age about 89 years). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
    Baylor L. Agerton Baylor Lewis Agerton (1886-1960) — also known as Baylor L. Agerton — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Jonesboro, Coryell County, Tex., December 29, 1886. Lawyer; U.S. Consul in Copenhagen, 1917-19. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., October 21, 1960 (age 73 years, 297 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William David Agerton (1849-1912) and Melissa Jane (Montgomery) Agerton (1853-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1917)
      Ambrose Brazier Culbertson (1894-1968) — also known as Ambrose B. Culbertson; A. B. Culbertson — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Athens, Henderson County, Tex., April 16, 1894. Democrat. Postmaster at Athens, Tex., 1919-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1944. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., May 4, 1968 (age 74 years, 18 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Raymond Elliot Buck (1894-1971) — also known as Raymond E. Buck — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., July 13, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; insurance executive; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1960, 1964. Member, American Bar Association. Died March 27, 1971 (age 76 years, 257 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Katie R. Ozbirn (1895-1974) — also known as Katie Rhoda Freeman; Mrs. E. Lee Ozbirn — of Sentinel, Washita County, Okla.; Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Cooke County, Tex., November 24, 1895. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Female. Died, from leukemia, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., January 24, 1974 (age 78 years, 61 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of Dr. Wiley Howell Freeman (1855-1950) and Laura Susan (Seagraves) Freeman (1862-1950); married to Egbert Lee Ozbirn (1891-1954; state director, Farmers Home Administration).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Pinkney McLean (1836-1925) — also known as William P. McLean — of Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Tex. Born in Mississippi, 1836. Democrat. Member of Texas state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1873-75. Died March 14, 1925 (age about 88 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Clarence E. Farmer Clarence Edwin Farmer (1874-1963) — also known as Clarence E. Farmer; "The Old Warhorse of Politics" — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Virginia, October 19, 1874. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1931-32, 1935-38, 1939-40 (101st District 1931-32, 1935-38, 102nd District 1939-40). Died, in a meeting of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 21, 1963 (age 88 years, 125 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Hume Farmer (1847-1927) and Palmyra J. (Phillips) Farmer (1847-1940); married, January 22, 1905, to Dora Belle Hamilton; married to Ruth Trimble.
      See also Texas Legislators Past & Present
      Image source: Texas Legislative Reference Library


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Founded 1879; approximate acreage: 100
    Politicians buried here:
      John Peter Smith (1831-1901) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Owen County, Ky., September 16, 1831. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Fort Worth, Tex., 1882-86, 1890-92. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 1901 (age 69 years, 207 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Neville Waul (1813-1903) — also known as Thomas N. Waul — of Texas. Born in Sumter District (now Sumter County), S.C., January 5, 1813. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1859; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866. Died near Greenville, Hunt County, Tex., July 28, 1903 (age 90 years, 204 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Augustus McKinney Carter (1848-1906) — also known as A. M. Carter — Born in Panola County, Tex., 1848. Member of Texas state senate, 1877. Died in 1906 (age about 58 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Second great-grandfather of Susan Brown (who married Thomas Joseph Davis (1963-)).
      Khleber Miller Van Zandt (1836-1930) — of Texas. Born in Franklin County, Tenn., November 7, 1836. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state legislature, 1873-74; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1875. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., March 19, 1930 (age 93 years, 132 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Van Zandt (1813-1847).
    George Gilmour George Gilmour (1872-1948) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Pennsylvania, 1872. Democrat. Minister, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Tex., 1908-21; First Unitarian Church of Denver, Colo., 1921-32; United Liberal Church (Unitarian-Universalist) of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1932-48; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1928. Unitarian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Optimist Club. He and his wife were killed when their car was hit by a train, the southbound Silver Meteor of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, at a grade crossing near Frostproof, Polk County, Fla., March 12, 1948 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 1, 1910, to Nona Leach (1875-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: First Unitarian Society of Denver


    Pioneer Rest Cemetery
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians 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 a private or family graveyard, Parker County, Tex.; subsequent interment in 1859 at a private or family graveyard, Ellis County, Tex.; reinterment in 1928 at Pioneer Rest Cemetery.
      Tarrant County, Tex. is named for him.


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James Clifton Wilson (1874-1951) — also known as James C. Wilson — of Texas. Born in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Tex., June 21, 1874. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1913-17; U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1917-19; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1919-47. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., August 3, 1951 (age 77 years, 43 days). Original interment at Rose Hill Cemetery; reinterment in 1957 at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Wingate Hezekiah Lucas (1908-1989) — also known as Wingate H. Lucas — of Grapevine, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Tex., May 1, 1908. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1947-55. Died in 1989 (age about 81 years). Interment somewhere.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    City Hall Grounds
    Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Benjamin Richard Wall (1876-1955) — also known as B. R. Wall — of Grapevine, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Tex., May 7, 1876. Lawyer; newspaper publisher and columnist; mayor of Grapevine, Tex., 1912-14, 1916-17, 1919-20, 1933-46. Died in 1955 (age about 79 years). Statue erected 2004 at City Hall Grounds.


    Mansfield Cemetery
    Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Oscar William Gillespie (1858-1927) — also known as Oscar W. Gillespie — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born near Quitman, Clarke County, Miss., June 20, 1858. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1903-11. Died August 23, 1927 (age 69 years, 64 days). Interment at Mansfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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