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Glenwood Cemetery (Houston, Texas)

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Phone  +1 713-864-7886
Glenwood Cemetery (Houston, Texas)
Address  2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007, USA
Hours  Closing soon · 7AM–5PMTuesday7AM–5PMWednesday7AM–5PMThursday7AM–5PMFriday7AM–5PMSaturday7AM–5PMSunday7AM–5PMMonday7AM–5PM
Burials  Howard Hughes, Gene Tierney, Howard R. Hughes Sr.
Similar  Beer Can House, Buffalo Bayou, Houston Arboretum and Natur, ArtCar Museum, Bayou Bend Collectio

The Glenwood Cemetery is located at 2525 Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas. It was the first cemetery in Houston to be professionally designed and opened in 1871. The cemetery is situated between Washington Avenue on the North side and Memorial Drive on the South side, the latter overlooking Buffalo Bayou.

Buried in the cemetery is William P. Hobby, after whom Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, is named. In 1938, the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, known at the time as Houston Municipal Airport, was renamed "Howard Hughes Airport," but the name was changed back after people objected to naming the airport after a living person. This is also the location of pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley's family gravesite.[1] Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, is also buried here.[2]

This historic cemetery is the final resting place of a number of individuals who were citizens of the short-lived Republic of Texas. The grave sites of those individuals have been designated with metal markers and are frequently decorated with the flag of the Republic and State of Texas.

Keith Rosen, a Houston area history professor quoted in the San Antonio Express-News, said that the cemetery is the "River Oaks of the dead."

In 2003 the Houston Press ranked it as the "Best Cemetery".

Notable burials

  • Stacy Barnett, victim in the murder of John Goosey and Stacy Barnett
  • John T. Browne politician, mayor of Houston from 1897 to 1899 and member of Texas House of Representatives
  • Edward Benjamin Cushing S.P. Superintendent of Maintenance of Way, benefactor and in second class of TAMU for whom the Library was named in the 1930’s
  • Edward Hopkins Cushing, Editor and owner, Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph
  • Joseph S. Cullinan, Founder of Texaco
  • William Stamps Farish II, Co-founder, Humble Oil Company
  • Albert Bel Fay, U.S. Ambassasor to Trinidad and Tobago
  • Maria "Ria" Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham Gable, Texas socialite, married to Clark Gable 1931-1939
  • John Goosey, victim in the murder of John Goosey and Stacy Barnett
  • James Wilson Henderson, Governor of Texas 1853
  • George Hermann, Houston business leader
  • Oveta Culp Hobby, U.S. Secretary, Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1953-1955
  • William P. Hobby, Governor of Texas 1917-1921
  • Roy Hofheinz, Father of the Astrodome
  • Edward M. House, adviser to Woodrow Wilson
  • Roy M. Huffington, "U.S. Ambassador to Austria 1990-1993"
  • Howard R. Hughes, Jr, Aviator, Industrialist
  • Howard R. Hughes, Sr., Co-founder, Sharp-Hughes Tool Company, later renamed Hughes Tool Company
  • Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, member of the Texas House of Representatives and United States House of Representatives from Texas' 1st congressional district
  • Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr., mayor of Houston and federal judge
  • Thad Hutcheson, Houston lawyer and Republican politician
  • Anson Jones, President, Republic of Texas 1844-1845
  • Edgar Odell Lovett, President (1st), Rice University 1912-1946
  • Glenn McCarthy, "King of the Wildcatters"
  • Hiram Runnels, Governor of Mississippi 1833-1835
  • Walter Benona Sharp, Co-founder, Sharp-Hughes Tool Company, later renamed Hughes Tool Company
  • Ross S. Sterling, Governor of Texas 1931-1933; Co-founder, Humble Oil Company
  • Gene Tierney, Hollywood Actress
  • Harry C. Wiess, Co-founder, Humble Oil Company
  • Margaret Kinkaid, founder of The Kinkaid School in Houston's Piney Point area
  • Ray Miller, iconic Houston journalist
  • William G. Dudley, Former Chairman of the Board and President of Gulf Publishing Company
  • Charlotte Burdine Allen, wife of Augustus Allen founder City of Houston,
  • References

    Glenwood Cemetery (Houston, Texas) Wikipedia


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