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Van Zandt County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Van Zandt County

Index to Locations

  • Canton Canton Cemetery
  • Canton Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Grand Saline Woodside Cemetery
  • Wills Point White Rose Cemetery

    Canton Cemetery
    Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Maclin Lively (1855-1929) — also known as Robert M. Lively — of Canton, Van Zandt County, Tex. Born in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., January 6, 1855. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1910-11; state court judge in Texas, 1916. Died January 16, 1929 (age 74 years, 10 days). Interment at Canton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Preston Lively (1818-1906) and Amanda Elizabeth (Erwin) Lively (1830-1896); married to Julia Cannon.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Morgan Gurley Sanders (1878-1956) — also known as Morgan G. Sanders — of Canton, Van Zandt County, Tex. Born near Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt County, Tex., July 14, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1903-06; Van Zandt County Attorney, 1910-14; District Attorney 7th District, 1914-16; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1921-39. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died January 7, 1956 (age 77 years, 177 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Lindsey Sanders and Sarah Francis (Smith) Sanders; married, February 19, 1905, to Norma Louise Tull (died 1932).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Woodside Cemetery
    North FM Road 17
    Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Enoch Garner Fletcher (1899-1990) — also known as Enoch G. Fletcher — of Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Tex. Born January 4, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1926 (3rd District), 1932 (at-large); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1936. Died October 24, 1990 (age 91 years, 293 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eugene Benjamin Germany (1892-1971) — also known as E. B. 'Gene' Germany — of Highland Park, Dallas County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Tex., September 18, 1892. Democrat. School teacher and principal; geologist; oil producer; industrialist; founder of Preston State Bank, Dallas, Tex.; founder of Cozby-Germany Hospital, Grand Saline, Tex.; founder and president of Lone Star Steel Company; mayor of Highland Park, Tex., 1934-40; Texas Democratic state chair, 1939-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1944 (alternate); Presidential Elector for Texas, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., July 12, 1971 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arona Lea Germany (1870-1958).
      Arona Lea Germany (1870-1958) — also known as Mammy Germany; Mrs. J. W. Germany — of Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Tex. Born in 1870. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Female. Methodist. Died in Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Tex., 1958 (age about 88 years). Interment at Woodside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Mother of Eugene Benjamin Germany (1892-1971).

    White Rose Cemetery
    Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
    Constantine B. Kilgore Constantine Buckley Kilgore (1835-1897) — also known as Constantine B. Kilgore — of Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Tex. Born in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., February 20, 1835. Democrat. State court judge in Texas, 1869; member of Texas state senate, 1884; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1887-95; federal judge, 1895. Died September 23, 1897 (age 62 years, 215 days). Interment at White Rose Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Library of Congress

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