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MarkersAlexander Cemetery
Stratton Community, DeWitt County Texas

Written by
Gerallt Lloyd Owen.
Read it aloud,as is designed for the ear. 


Passing the graveyard.

On every grave I hear a groan,

A sigh as old as creation,

Unmeasured in emotion -

Could it be, maybe, my own? 

 

Alphabetical list of those interred at Alexander Cemetery. [ > Page 2 < ]


Explanation of symbols
Marker was inventoried by Betsy Young ;
Names from the records of Anita Cooper ;
Names from other contributors & records
Records indicate burial in an unmarked grave.

 

A

ADAMS MEANS  Cordelia Ann "Delia"  ; Oct.15,1879 Aug 14, 1973 

ALEXANDER, ADAMS Eliza ( Lizer ) Marie Feb. 1862 - Sep. 1932

ALEXANDER, Aquilla 1887 -1914

ALEXANDER, C.H. (Charles Henry) May 10, 1859 - Jun. 17, 1907


ALEXANDER  John B  : Oct.04, 1912 Jul 14,1988  

 

B

Barker BOWEN, Sylvia Clarice Sept.22, 1943 Jan 13, 1999

BOWEN, Abraham CSA 1850 - 1923

BOWEN, Adaline Courtney Rice Jun. 21, 1839 - Jun. 23, 1909

BOWEN, Nancy October 18,1854 - September 10, 1931[ Second wife of Abraham Bowen ]
From the Buffington Beck funeral home records in Yoakum Texas, research by Betsy Young.

BOWEN, William M. 1836 - 8-28-1915 CSA Wauls Texas Legion Cavalry

 

H

HODGES, RICE, Talitha Nora May 01, 1872 Jan 09, 1904

 

M

MEANS, Joseph Arnold "Jodie" Oct.26, 1877 Feb 25, 1932

MEANS, Velma Bea Jan.23, 1918 Jul 23, 1931

 

P

PARKER, Alice Johanna Jan.21, 1906 Jul 22, 1919

PARKER, RICE, Lilly Ann Nov.07, 1881 Jun 15, 1963

PARKER, Nancy Berdy Feb.05, 1917 Jun 14, 1918

PARKER, Sam Adelbert "Delbert" Dec.30, 1908 Nov 25, 1978

PARKER, Sophie Ann Jan.09, 1922 Apr 20, 1939

PARKER, Stephen Clemence Nov.02, 1884 Oct 08, 1965

 

R

REINHARDT, Victor A Sep 24, 1903 Feb 04, 1989

RICE, COCHRAN, Mary Ann Jul 13, 1855 Feb 13, 1905

RICE, Daniel Oliver Jul 23, 1886 Jan 11, 1968

RICE, HODGES, Mary Alice Dec 16, 1859 Jan 12, 1931

RICE, SMITH, Vicki Pearl Dec 27, 1890 Feb 26, 1972

 

S

SMITH, ADAMS, Mary Ann Sep 26, 1896 May 08, 1979

 

SUSTON John M born 8/ 14/1818; died 6/1908
The 2nd husband of Amanda Garey
On 3-2002 an obituary was found at the Yoakum library stating that John M. Ruston died at the home of William Rice and was buried at Alexander Cemetery. ( Betsy Young & Barbara York )

 

W

 

WILLIAMS, ALEXANDER,RICE,Litha Nora Aug 13, 1891 Jun 10, 1976

WILLIAMS, Harrison Andrew Jul 24, 1898 ___ __ 1965

WOOD, RICE, Amanda Elizabeth Mar 24, 1861 Jan 25, 1906

WOOD, Annie A. (Cochran) May 10, 1866 Jul. 30, 1944

WOOD, James Madison Nov 02, 1858 Jan 06, 1948

 

[ Other links of possible interest ]

] Alexander cemetery page 2 [ [ Bowen family web ]

[ http://www.rootsweb.com/~txdewitt/Cemetery.htm ] [ http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/Texas/dewitt.html ]

Notes:

Thank Goodness,

I went to the library in Yoakum & went thru the Funeral Home records that have been transcribed.

I found Mrs. Nancy Bowen 10/18/1854 - 9/10/1931 buried at Alexander. That would be Abraham's 2nd wife, right?

Also found quite a few others buried there that we had no records of - mostly newborn babes. Will send you a list later.
Just wanted to let you know about Nancy Bowen. B

From March 16 , 2002

Good Morning Ben,

    An obituary was found at the Yoakum library yesterday for a John M. SUSTON born 8/14/1818; died 6/1908 at the home of William Rice, and buried at Alexander. 
I e-mailed Anita & she said it sure sounds like John M. RUSTON, the 2nd husband of Amanda Garey.  I haven't actually seen the obit - Barbara York called me from the library.  I'll pick up a copy on my next trip there.  Any idea where Amanda might be buried?

 

Bibliography:
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Patsy Goebel's inventory of the Alexander Cemetery.
Cemetery registry work of Betsy Young.
Article of Oliver H.Rice by Geneva McCown Garrett thanks to Marlene Bowen Fruth
Records of Anita J. Cooper

 

updated February 28, 2002

The Bowen family web 

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