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Uvalde County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Uvalde County

Index to Locations

  • Montell Montell Cemetery
  • Uvalde Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Uvalde Uvalde Cemetery

    Montell Cemetery
    Montell, Uvalde County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Robert Baylor (1822-1894) — of Texas. Born in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., July 20, 1822. Member of Texas state legislature, 1853; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Montell, Uvalde County, Tex., February 6, 1894 (age 71 years, 201 days). Interment at Montell Cemetery.

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Yale Leland Kerby (1925-2013) — of Lenawee County, Mich.; Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., April 11, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1948; district judge in Michigan, 1969-78; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1974. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Died in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex., July 31, 2013 (age 88 years, 111 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Yale Harrington Kerby and Eltha Kerby; married, June 30, 1956, to Grace Gail Cutler.

    Uvalde Cemetery
    Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    John Nance Garner John Nance Garner (1868-1967) — also known as "Cactus Jack" — of Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex. Born near Detroit, Red River County, Tex., November 22, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; Uvalde County Judge, 1893-96; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1898-1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1900, 1904, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1924; U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1903-33; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1931-33; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932; Vice President of the United States, 1933-41; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1939; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex., November 7, 1967 (age 98 years, 350 days). Interment at Uvalde Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Nance Garner (1844-1919) and Sarah Jane (Guest) Garner (1851-1932); married, November 25, 1895, to Ettie Garner (1869-1948).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about John Nance Garner: O. C. Fisher, Cactus Jack : A Biography of John Nance Garner (for young readers) — Maurine Walpole Liles, The Boy of Blossom Prairie Who Became Vice-President (for young readers)
      Image source: New York Red Book 1936
      Ettie Garner (1869-1948) — also known as Mariette Elizabeth Rheiner — Born in Sabinal, Uvalde County, Tex., July 17, 1869. Democrat. Second Lady of the United States, 1933-41. Female. Swiss ancestry. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex., September 17, 1948 (age 79 years, 62 days). Interment at Uvalde Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Johann Peter Rheiner (1832-1879) and Mary Elizabeth (Watson) Rheiner (1849-1870); married, November 25, 1895, to John Nance Garner (1868-1967).
      Ettie R. Garner Hall, at Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, Texas, is named for her.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Jake Schwartz — of Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Interment at Uvalde Cemetery.

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