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Irvin Capers Lord

 
 
Irvin Capers Lord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 3, 2018
1. Irvin Capers Lord Marker
Inscription. South Carolina native Irvin Capers Lord (1827-1914) came to Houston with his family in 1854. A machinist by trade, he was co-owner of Lord and Richardson's Eagle Iron Works. In 1858 he was elected alderman, representing the First Ward until 1863 when he was elected city marshal. Lord helped lead Houston through the trying times of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He was elected alderman from the Fifth Ward in 1874 and became Houston's 26th mayor in 1875. He later served as a Harris County commissioner, street commissioner, and sheriff.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10720.)
 
Location. 29° 45.9′ N, 95° 23.176′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Irvin Lord is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Section E-1, Lot 087. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston TX 77007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel B.F. Terry (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Wynns (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Fairfax Gray
Irvin Capers Lord Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 3, 2018
2. Irvin Capers Lord Gravesite
(within shouting distance of this marker); James S. and Alfred T. Lucas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rev. William M. Tryon (about 300 feet away); Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen (about 300 feet away); David Finney Stuart, M.D. (about 300 feet away); Gustav August Forsgard (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Lord, Irvin Capers - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Irvin Capers Lord Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 3, 2018
3. Irvin Capers Lord Grave Marker
Marker is mounted on the back of this headstone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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