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(Updated December 23, 2004: added four additional burials)
(Updated January 3, 2005: added 36 additional burials)
(Updated January 6, 2005: added list of burials from early Dallas Morning News obituaries)


(Contributed by A. C. Morgan)

LAGOW CEMETERY, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Original land contributed by Richard Lagow

City Block 2126, 3700 Carpenter, north of Second Ave.  (Mapsco 46-V)  0.5 acre

This land was also known as the Lagow School House Graveyard and was in use before 1891.  Some early pioneers of Dallas County are buried here.

Cemetery Census taken 29 Apr 2002 by A. C. Morgan

*Cecil Jones personal information

**Survey by Willie Flowers Carlisle, 1948; markers not found in 2002 Survey  

Entries in red are indicated burials in Lagow Cemetery with no markers & unknown location or lost markers.


Additional burials in Lagow Cemetery,
with no markers in evidence

OBITUARY:  Esther DOOLEY (Infant Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. L. L. DOOLEY, 327 Snodgrass Street, Dallas, Tex.) b. Abt. Dec 1904; d. Late Sat 23 Sep 1905; Burial, Lagow Cemetery, Sun Aft. 24 Sep 1905.

- September 25, 1905, The Dallas Morning News, p. 10.
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OBITUARY:  Newton HATCHER, b. Abt. 1834, Georgia; Came to Dallas, Tex., 1845; d. Sun 24 Dec 1905; Burial, Lagow Cemetery, Mon Aft. 25 Dec 1905.

- December 25, 1905, The Dallas Morning News, p. 10.
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OBITUARY:  T. J. PREWITT, Native of Alabama, Lived in Dallas, Tex., 17 years; d. Mon night 6 Jan 1908 at 522 Corinth Street, Aged 57 years; Burial, Lagow Cemetery, Wed Aft. 2 o'clock 8 Jan 1908.

- January 8, 1908, The Dallas Morning News, p. 14.
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OBITUARY:  Alphonso E. MEEK, Living in Dallas, Tex., for 35 years; d. at his residence, Corner of Second Avenue & Carpenter Street, Mon 3 May 1909; Burial, Lagow Cemetery, Tue Aft. 4 May 1909.

- May 4, 1909, The Dallas Morning News, p. 3.
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(The following obits were submitted by David Stovall):


     Esther Dooley, the 9-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Dooley of 327 Snodgrass street, died late Saturday and the remains were interred yesterday afternoon in Lagow Cemetery.

- September 25, 1905, The Dallas Morning News.
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Death Of Newton Hatcher
Old Time Resident Passes Away at Home South of City

     Newton Hatcher, aged 71 years, died yesterday at his home, three miles south of the city. He was born in Georgia and came to Dallas County in 1845. After residing here a number of years he removed to another part of the State and returned in 1867. He is one of the old time residents of the county and has many relatives. The funeral will be held at Lagow Cemetery this afternoon.

- December 25, 1905, The Dallas Morning News.
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     J. C. Cantwell died yesterday at 181 Chestnut street, aged 74 years. The interment will be in Lagow Cemetery at 10 a. m. today. Deceased, who recently came to Dallas, was a native of Tennessee.

- December 20, 1906, The Dallas Morning News, p. 11.
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Inter T. J. Prewitt at Lagow

     T. J. Prewitt died Monday night at 522 Corinth street, aged 57 years. The interment will be at the Lagow Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The deceased, who was a native of Alabama, had lived in Dallas 17 years.

- January 8, 1908, The Dallas Morning News, p. 11.
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AN OLD RESIDENT DEAD
Alphonso E. Meek Lived Here
Thirty Five Years-Funeral Today

     Alphonso E. Meek, who has been living in Dallas for thirty five years, died yesterday at his home at the corner of Second avenue and Carpenter street. The funeral and interment will be at Lagow Cemetery this afternoon. Rev. W. Irving Carroll will conduct the services. A widow survives him.

- May 4, 1909, The Dallas Morning News.
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     Mrs L. A. Prewett died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. Stevens, 508 South Lamar street. The burial took place yesterday afternoon at the Lagow burying ground, east of the city. Mrs. Prewett was born in Georgia, Oct. 28, 1828. She had been a resident of Dallas eighteen years.

- June 10, 1909, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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Burial Is At Lagow

     Mrs. Catherine S. Davis died at the family home at Lagow Monday night, aged 78 years. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. P. Dickey officiating. The burial was in the Lagow Cemetery. Mrs. Davis is survived by three children. H. H. Davis of Lagow, Mrs. Ella Wall of Dallas and a son, Dr. Davis.

- February 23, 1910, The Dallas Morning News.
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     The funeral of Mrs Idela Turner, wife of J. W. Turner, who was burned to death as a result of the explosion of a can of kerosene Saturday morning, took place from the family residence, 648 Exposition avenue, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. R. H. Coleman conducting the service. The burial was in the Lagow Cemetery, east of the city.

- March 14, 1910, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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     Vernon Hatcher, who was drowned in the pool at the gravel pit, below the Fair Grounds Monday afternoon, was given burial yesterday at Lagow Cemetery.

- May 4, 1910, The Dallas Morning News, p. 7.
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     John M. Rowlett died yesterday at his home near Lagow. The funeral will occur at 4 p.m. tomorrow, with burial in the Lagow Graveyard. Mr. Rowlett was born in Missouri, May 12, 1857. He had been a resident of Dallas County eighteen years.

- September 14, 1910, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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     F. H. Harris died Wednesday night at his home on the Kaufman road a few miles east of the city. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, the interment being at the lagow Cemetery. Mr. Harris was born in Tennessee, Oct. 13, 1884. He located in Dallas County twelve years ago.

- October 7, 1910, The Dallas Morning News, p. 4.
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     An infant of Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Head died at the family home on Kaufman road a short distance east of the city yesterday. The burial will be in the Lagow Cemetery at 9:30 this morning.

- November 28, 1910, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12.
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     William R. Williams, 26 years of age, died of cerebro-spinal meningitis about 5 o'clock Tuesday morning at the City Hospital. The funeral was at 3:30 p. m. at the home of the father, at 3317 Peabody avenue. The funeral service at the home was conducted by Rev. A. J. Bush. The body was taken by Charles F. Weiland Undertaking Company to Lagow for interment, near the old family home.

- December 27, 1911, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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     The body of Mrs. G. Karlin, who died Sunday near Lagow, was buried yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Lagow.

- January 9, 1912, The Dallas Morning News, p. 3.
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     Mrs. M. Boyd, aged 33, wife of Mack Boyd, died yesterday at 3200 Forest Avenue. The funeral will be from the residence to Lagow Cemetery at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon.

- February 7, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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SILL, Jerry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sill, died at the family residence on the Kaufman road, two miles from the city yesterday. Funeral service will be held at the house by Rev. Father Blatte at 9 o'clock this morning. The burial will be in the Lagow Cemetery.

- February 27, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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     Robert Bolton, aged 76, died last night at his home, 400 Kentucky street. The funeral will be from the residence to the Lagow Cemetery at 3 p. m. tomorrow. Rev. L. S. White conducting the service. Mr Bolton was a native of Georgia. During the Civil War, he was in Gen. Lee's command.

- March 1, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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     Funeral services for Mrs C. R. Miller, wife of C. R. Miller, 600 Kentucky street, who died at the City Hospital Monday, was held in the Henninger Brewer Chapel at 5 o'clock yesterday evening. The burial was in the Lagow Cemetery, five miles east of the city.

- April 30, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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     Nora Connor, 2 year old daughter of Mrs Delphia Connor, died at the family home in East Dallas yesterday morning at an early hour. The body was sent by Undertaker George W. Loudermilk yesterday afternoon to Lagow for burial.

- May 19, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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     Mary Lucas Krecek, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Krecek, died yesterday at the family residence on Carpenter avenue. Funeral service will be held at the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and the burial will be in the Lagow Cemetery in the county.

- June 19, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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     Ida Kolaczkowski, the 18 months old daughter of F. C. Kolaczkowski, died at the family residence, 1902 Fourth avenue, at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral services will be held from the home at 10 o'clock this morning and burial will take place in the Lagow Cemetery.

- October 10, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 16.
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     The body of Henry Clay, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay, who died Wednesday night at their home, corner Spring and Second avenues, was taken by Undertaker Loudermilk to Lagow Cemetery for burial at 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning.

- February 20, 1914, The Dallas Morning News, p. 18.
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     Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah R. Williams, who died at the residence, 1532 Second avenue, Saturday at age of 60 years, were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home. Services were also conducted at the Third Avenue Christian Church. Burial was in the Lagow Cemetery.

- April 19, 1915, The Dallas Morning News, p. 3.
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     Funeral services for Elbert Herman Hodges, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hodges, who died at the family residence, corner Second avenue and Reed street, at 5 o'clock yesterday evening. The burial was in the Lagow Cemetery.

- April 24, 1915, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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     Mrs. J. L. Brown, 67 years old, died at her home on Marshall avenue yesterday morning. Funeral service will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock this morning. The burial will be in the Lagow Cemetery.

- June 18, 1915, The Dallas Morning News, p. 7.
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     Anna Lee Hooten, 6 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Hooten, died early yesterday morning at the residence of Mrs. Hooten's parents, 3835 Metropolitan avenue. Burial was at Lagow Cemetery yesterday afternoon.

- August 9, 1915, The Dallas Morning News, p. 2.
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     Henry Chambers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Chambers, died early yesterday morning. The funeral was from the residence to Lagow Cemetery at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

- February 6, 1916, The Dallas Morning News, p. 4.
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ONE OF TRIPLETS DIES

     Felma Drinning, one of the triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Drinning, May 4, died yesterday at the Baby Camp. Funeral service will be held at the home of the family, Metropolitan and Second avenues, at 10 o'clock this morning. The burial will be in the Lagow Cemetery.

- June 20, 1916, The Dallas Morning News, p. 16.
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     Funeral service for Andrew J. Flanagan, 40 years old, who died Thursday night, was held at the home of the family, 2919 Nussbaumer street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Burial was in the Lagow cemetery. Mr Flanagan, who was a native of Mississippi, had been a resident of Dallas eighteen years. He is survived by his wife and several children.

- March 16, 1918, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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     Funeral services for R. M. Chambers, 68 years old, who died on Wednesday, was held at the residence, 1720 South Austin street, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Burial was in the Lagow Cemetery.

- October 25, 1918, The Dallas Morning News, p. 13.
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     Stella B. Huffman, 13 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Huffman, died yesterday morning at the home of the family, 1905 Third avenue. Funeral service was held at the residence at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, with burial in the Lagow Cemetery.

- November 30, 1918, The Dallas Morning News, p. 16.
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     William Fulps, 59 years old, of Talbott Street, died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Weilands Parlors, the Rev. Glen L. Sneed officiating. Burial was in Lagow Cemetery. Surviving are Mr. Fulps' wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Woody; two sons, Captain Lee Fulps and Frank Fulps, and three grandchildren, all of Dallas.

- April 29, 1919, The Dallas Morning News.
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     Funeral service was held over the body of Mrs. Sallie Williams, 80 years old, at the home of her son, 3504 Carpenter avenue, yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Williams was a native of Georgia, but had lived in Dallas for the last thirty five years. Burial was in the Lagow Cemetery.

- July 9, 1919, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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     Samuel H. Douglas, 76 years old, 1600 Spring Avenue, died Saturday in a local sanitarium. He is survived by two sons, Floyd H. and Ray Douglas of Dallas, and a daughter, Mrs Pearl Bannah of Fort Worth, and a stepbrother, M. E. Cummins of Rice. Funeral services will be held at the Lagow Cemetery at 10 am Monday.

- July 4, 1921, The Dallas Morning News, p. 3.
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Boy Scouts Tending Neglected
Graves in Old Lagow Cemetery

     Neglected graves of pioneer settlers who were buried in the old Lagow Cemetery when it was a rural community are being tended each week by Boy Scouts of Troop 57. The work is being done under the sponsorship of the Richard lagow Parent Teacher Association.
     In its growth, Dallas has spread around the old burying ground, and now it is located at Second avenue and Carpenter street, a seldom visited bit of ground overgrown with weeds and shrubbery. Graves are being filled in and markers repaired or replaced and the weeds, and much of the shrubbery, cut down.

- March 7, 1932, The Dallas Morning News.
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Burial Ground Suit Instituted

     A damage suit involving the old Lagow Cemetery was filed in Ninety-Fifth District Court Wednesday. It was brought against C. C. McGaugh Jr., Sidney Mary Langley Kent and A. H. Kent by J. T. Reese, his wife, and 109 other plaintiffs.
     The petition seeks a permanent injunction restraining the defendants from trespassing on the deed and restoration of title in the people.

- September 12, 1946, The Dallas Morning News, Sec. 2, p. 7.
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LAGOW CEMETERY
Burials from early DMN Obituaries
(contributed by A. C. "Cecil" Morgan)

Red indicates no visible marker found in cemetery

DOOLEY, Esther b. Abt. Dec 1904 d. 23 Sep 1905 9 month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. L. DOOLEY Buried Sun 24 Sep 1905.

HATCHER, Newton b. Abt. 1834 in Georgia d. 24 Dec 1905 Buried Mon 25 Dec 1905.

CANTWELL, J. C. b. Abt. 1835 in Tennessee d. 19 Dec 1906 Aged 74 years Buried Thu 20 Dec 1906.

PREWITT, T. J. b. Abt. 1851 in Alabama d. 6 Jan 1908 Aged 57 years Buried Wed 8 Jan 1908.

MEEK, Alphonso E. d. 3 May 1909 Lived in Dallas, 35 years Buried Tue 4 May 1909.

PREWETT, Mrs. L. A. b. 28 Oct 1828 in Georgia d. 7 Jun 1909 Buried Wed 9 Jun 1909.

DAVIS, Mrs. Catherine S. b. Abt. 1832 d. 21 Feb 1910 Aged 78 years Buried Tues 22 Feb 1910.

TURNER, Mrs. Idell Wife of J. W. TURNER Buried Sun 13 Mar 1910.

HATCHER, Vernon d. 2 May 1910 (drowned in gravel pit behind the Fair Grounds) Buried Tue 3 May 1910.

ROWLETT, John M. b. 12 May 1857 in Missouri d. 13 Sep 1910 Buried Thu 15 Sep 1910.

HARRIS, F. H. b. 13 Oct 1884 in Tennessee d. 5 Oct 1910 Buried Thu 6 Oct 1910.

HEAD, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. D. K. HEAD Buried Mon 28 Nov 1910.

WILLIAMS, William R. b. Abt. 1885 d. 26 Dec 1911 Aged 26 years.

KARVIN, Mrs. G. d. 7 Jan 1912 Buried Mon 8 Jan 1912.

BOYD, Mrs. M. Wife of Mack BOYD b. Abt. 1880 d. 6 Feb 1913 Buried Fri 7 Feb 1913.

SILL, Jerry Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. A. SILL d. 26 Feb 1913 Buried Thu 27 Feb 1913.

BOLTON, Robert b. Abt. 1837 of Georgia d. 28 Feb 1913 Aged 76 years Buried Sun 2 Mar 1913.

MILLER, Mrs. C. R. d. Mon 28 Apr 1813 Buried Tue 29 Apr 1913.

CONNOR, Nora Dau of Mrs. Delphia CONNOR b. Abt. 1911 d. Sun Morn 18 May 1913 Aged 2 years Buried Sun Aft 18 May 1913.

KRECEK, Mary Lucas Infant dau of Mr. & Mrs. E. KRECEK d. 18 Jun 1913 Buried Thu 19 Jun 1913.

KOLACZKOWSKI, Ida Dau of F. C. KOLACZKOWSKI b. Abt. Apr 1912 d. 9 Oct 1913 Aged 18 months Buried Fri 10 Oct 1913.

CLAY, Henry Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry CLAY d. 18 Feb 1914 Buried Thu 19 Feb 1914.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sarah R. b. Abt. 1855 d. 17 Apr 1915 Aged 60 years Buried Sun 18 Apr 1915.

HODGES, Elbert Herman Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J. R. HODGES d. 23 Apr 1915 Buried Sat 24 Apr 1915.

BROWN, Mrs. J. L. b. Abt. 1848 d. 17 Jun 1915 Aged 67 years Buried Fri 18 Jun 1915.

HOOTEN, Ana Lee Infant dau of Mr. & Mrs. J. U. HOOTEN b. Abt. Feb 1915 d. 8 Aug 1915 Aged 6 months Buried Sun 8 Aug 1915.

CHAMBERS, Henry Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. C. E. CHAMBERS d. 5 Feb 1916 Buried Sat 5 Feb 1916.

DRINNING, Felma Triplett dau of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel DRINNING b. 4 May 1916 d. 19 Jun 1916 Buried Tue 20 Jun 1916.

FLANAGAN, Andrew J. b. Abt. 1878 of Mississippi d. 14 Mar 1918 Aged 40 years Buried Fri 15 Mar 1918.

CHAMBERS, R. M. b. Abt. 1850 d. 23 Oct 1918 Aged 68 years Buried Thu 24 Oct 1918.

HUFFMAN, Stella B. Dau of Mr. & Mrs. H. M. HUFFMAN b. Abt. 1905 d. 29 Nov 1918 Aged 13 years Buried Fri 29 Nov 1918.

FULPS, William b. 25 Apr 1858 d. 28 Apr 1919 Aged 59 years (actual age, 61 years & 3 days) Buried Mon 28 Apr 1919.

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sallie b. Abt. 1839 in Georgia d. Abt. 8 Jul 1919 Aged 80 years Buried Tue 8 Jul 1919.

DOUGLAS, Samuel H. b. 1845 d. 2 Jul 1921 Aged 76 years Buried Mon 4 Jul 1921.




LAGOW CEMETERY & Dunn Recreation Center & Park (Old Lagow Park)
locations. 4300 Second Ave. & 3500 Carpenter


*CANTRELL, B. (Barrister)
19 Jun 1844 - 28 Nov 1921
(Possible relative of Cecil Jones)

**DAVIS, Catherine S.
1831 21 Feb 1910

*FLOYD, Martha J.
"Wife of T. P.
5 Jan 1862 25 Feb 1912
(*5 Jan 1886 25 Feb 1912)
"Woodmen Circle"
"Mother"

FRANCK, Infant of J. W. & A. I.
b. & d. 20 Jul 1911

FULPS, William A.
25 Apr 1858 28 Apr 1919

FULPS, Minnie Lue

HARRIS, Franklin A.
"Husband of Katie HARRIS
13 Oct 1884 5 Jan 1910
"Gone but not forgotten."

**HATCHER, Mary
13 Oct 1842 19 Sep 1891

KENNY, Belle (*Delle)
31 Jul 1857 31 Jul 1911
(*31 Jul 1857 22 Jul 1914

KENNY, J. P.
24 May 1847 21 Sep 1914
"At rest"

LEWIS, Little Maud
"Daughter of C. W. & M. L.
26 Mar 1890 -  9 Jun 1891

**McINTIRE, Willie & Philip
(no dates)

MILLIGAN, Sarah
20 Nov 1832 5 Oct 1902

MILLIGAN, Joseph
28 Feb 1823 5 Oct 1887


**PETERSON, G. F.
25 May 1832 6 Oct 1898

**TODD, Lee A.
(no dates)

TODD, Mrs. J. N.
(no dates)

TURNER, Joseph W.
14 Feb 1844 26 Aug 1921
(*1844 6 Jul 1906)

TURNER, Idella (*Idela)
9 Sep 1862 12 Mar 1910
(*9 Sep 1842 12 Mar 1910)
"Parted on earth
Re-united in Heaven."

VAUGHN, Marzee, A.
"Wife of W. J.
10 Dec 1856 18 Jan 1890

WELSH, Effie
10 Apr 1893 11 Sep 1895

WELSH, Nonie
14 Feb 1891 8 Jan 1895
"Aged 3 Yrs 10 Mos & 25 Days"

WILLIAMS, Lydia Beulah
"Daughter of W. B. & S. R.
1 Oct 1881 23 Aug 1886

WILLIAMS, Nelly Margaret
"Daughter of W. B. & Belle
29 May 1907 11 Nov 1911

*WOOD, John J.
15 Apr 1856 - 15 Jul 1911

*BAIN  ?, Sarah
20 Nov 1832 25 Oct 1902

*CLUCK, Lena
1804 1905
(Relative of Cecil Jones)

 *LIVINGSTON, Andrew Cornelius
d. 1918
Unmarked grave

*LIVINGSTON, Mattie Catherine CLUCK
d. 1917
Unmarked grave beside husband, Andrew Cornelius
Cecil Jones' grandparents

*LYDIA, W. B.
1881 23 Aug 1886

*NORTON, Georgia A.
1 Sep 1856 6 Jul 1906

*PURCELL, Infant
26 Jan 1912 1912

Infant Daughter of W. M. EUBANKS & Etta GABLE
Stillborn, Died Feb 16, 1918, Buried Feb 17, 1918

Infant Daughter of W. I. BURKLEY & Bessie MARTIN
Died Nov 2, 1917, Buried Nov 3, 1917

Infant Son of Chas. KARLEN
Died Jan 24, 1920, Buried Jan 26, 1920



Cotton Belxxxx Building located on NE corner of Second & Carpenter.



Vandalized stone of Little Maude LEWIS, Dau. of C. W. & L. M. LEWIS



Typical vandalism of stones inside cemetery



Franklin H. HARRIS, Woodmen of the World, Husband of Kattie HARRIS



Effie WELSH, Great looking stone in overgrown condition



Overgrown burial plot in fenced in area



Trash dumped on sidewalk on Carpenter Street



Typical view into cemetery from Carpenter Street fence


Large, old, dead fallen tree inside cemetery



Joseph W. & Idella TURNER



Martha J., wife of T. P. FLOYD



Stones in overgrown area next to buildings on SW side of cemetery



Overgrown area next to buildings on SW side of cemetery



Steel pipe markers for burial plot of unknown person or persons



Dunn Recreation Center & Park sign



Dunn Park with Cotton Belxxxx building in background
(LAGOW CEMETERY is located directly behind building)



Dunn Recreation Center building