Sunday, 23 November, 2014

Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. Historical Marker Dedication

Murchison Remembered From Staff Reports of Athens Daily ReviewA marker dedication commemorating the life of the late Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. was held November 22 in Athens Cemetery. The commemoration of Murchison, also known as Clint, was announced by the Texas Historical Commission and the Athens Cemetery Association. Clint Murchison's grandson, Robert ...

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Wednesday, 1 January, 2014

Historical Spotlight - Sid Williams Richardson

(1891-1959) There are many notable persons buried in our Athens Cemetery who contributedgreatly to Athens, to Texas, and to the nation, but two of the most notable were Sid WilliamsRichardson and Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr., two of the wealthiest men in America. Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. was remembered on November 22 of ...

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Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

Dedication - Veteran Memorial Court

Wall that honors veterans interred in the cemetery. The impressive 50' long 10' high brick structure honors veterans who served their country in the Cherokee Indian War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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Tuesday, 1 January, 2013

Historical Spotlight - Thomas Miller Matthews, Sr. M.D

There are many, many prominent and early Americans buried in the Pioneer Section of thehistoric Athens Cemetery. We continue our look at some of those early Athenians. Thomas Miller Matthews was born at Cumberland Courthouse, Virginia on March 6, 1830. Hisfather, George H. Matthews, was a prominent attorney and served for ...

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Sunday, 30 December, 2012

Announcement - Plans for Veterans' Memorial Court

The Veterans' Memorial Court is becoming a reality. In 2011, plans for a Veterans' Memorial Court were announced. This memorial honors all who served in the military that are buried atour historical cemetery. Veterans who served in the Civil War, Cherokee Indian War, Spanish American War, WorldWar I and World War ...

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