E. Coombes and W. B. Gano to the Oakland Cemetery Company, 60
acres, two and one-half miles southeast of the court house, $36,000.
24, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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NOTICE OF CEMETERY LOT
The deed of dedication,
duly executed by the Oakland Cemetery company and filed for record
on the 8th day of December, 1892, and recorded in book 158, page
628, Dallas county deed records, contains the following provision,
- March 22, 1899, Daily
Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
"Provided, however, and it is hereby
expressly understood, that the use and benefit of said grounds
shall be limited exclusively to the purchasers respectively of
lots therein; and that 25 per cent of the sum received in the
sale of each and every lot in all time to come shall be, and
is hereby set apart and made a perpetual fund to be loaned upon
the best securities by three trustees, one to be selected by
the company and two by the lot-owners; and the interest received
therefrom devoted to the care and keeping of the grounds, graves,
etc., in said cemetery, under the rules and regulations of said
The Oakland Cemetery company hereby gives
notice of its purpose to select one trustee, as provided, and
further hereby notifies all lot-owners in said Oakland cemetery
to meet at the office of the company, No. 255 Main street (up-stairs),
in the city of Dallas, Tex., on Saturday, the 25th day of March,
1899, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of selecting
two trustees by the lot-owners, provided for in the dedication
aforesaid, and to transact such other business as may come before
J. L. HARRIS, President.
S. S. LONG, Secretary.
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NEW CITY CEMETERY
Plenty of Room Provided for
of City's Poor.
Mayor S. J. Hay,
Commissioner Doran, J. M. Strong and Undertaker P. J. Donovan
took a trip to the new city cemetery located adjoining the east
side of Oakland cemetery, early this morning and officially announced
that the cemetery was opened to the public. The ground, which
is comprised of some six acres, was surveyed and divided, one-half
to be used for whites and the other half for negroes.
- July 26, 1907, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 3.
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City Has Gang of Men Clearing
For several days
a gang of men under the direction of Street Superintendent Sira
have been engaged in clearing the underbrush and rubbish from
what is known as the potter's field or old city cemetery, adjoining
Greenwood cemetery in North Dallas. Already the clearing work
has progressed to a considerable extent but it may take at least
another week to completely clean up the grounds and put them
in first-class condition. The plot of ground, several acres in
extent, was used for many years as a burying ground for the unfortunate
- January 22, 1909,
Dallas Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2.
It became so crowded about two years
ago that a new plot was acquired adjoining Oakland cemetery.
While little attention was paid the grounds while it was being
used for burial purposes, practically no attention was given
to the plot since it was abandoned for burying purposes and the
weeds and underbrush has grown up in rank profusion.
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Will Be in
Dallas Today on Way
of the World head camp officials are to unveil twenty-two monuments
of deceased sovereigns who are buried in Oakland Cemetery this
afternoon. They are to the assisted by many of the uniform rank
companies of the order that will assemble in Dallas to-day, en
route to the State Uniform Rank Encampment of the Woodmen of
the World, which opens in Galveston Monday morning.
- August 16, 1914,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 3, col. 1.
At 2 p. m., the head camp officers,
uniform rank companies and W. O. W. bands will assemble at Woodman
Hall, 416 North Harwood street, where they will form for a parade,
headed by a band, followed by automobiles bearing Sovereign Commander
W. A. Fraser, Sovereign Clerk John T. Yates and other sovereign
camp officers, who will arrive on the Katy this morning en route
to Galveston to attend the encampment. Next following, will
be autos bearing the head camp officers, Head Consul H. W. Wiseman
of Cleburne, H. T. McGrath, acting head adviser for R. H. McDill
of Dallas; Head Banker Will A. Harris of Dallas; Head Clerk H.
Russell of Mineral Wells; Head Escort W. P. Brady of Pecos; Head
Watchman S. J. Flood of Waco; Head Sentry Will T. Brady of Georgetown,
and sovereign delegates, followed by uniform rank companies under
the command of Major N. A. Coombs of the Third regiment.
The parade will go south on Harwood
street to Main, and down Main street to the loop, where special
street cars will be waiting to take the party to Oakland Cemetery,
where the unveiling ceremonies will be held at the big W. O.
W. monument, which was erected at a cost of $3,300 in memory
of thirty-three sovereigns whose burying places are not known,
but whose names are inscribed thereon. A company of the uniform
rank will form about each of the twenty-two monuments to be unveiled,
and at a given signal, will simultaneously lift the veils and
each company will carry out its part of the ceremony in unity
at given signals.
Hon. Louis Wilson will deliver
the unveiling oration, Mrs. J. J. Verbert will recite the Woodmen
poem and Sovereign Commander W. A. Fracer will make an address.
Special trains will carry the uniform
companies and officers to Galveston, arriving in that city at
7:30 a. m., Monday, where the encampment will last until August
22, giving he sovereigns a real touch of military life.
The encampment grounds are located
on the seawall boulevard facing the Gulf of Mexico, and Colonel
R. H. McDill of Dallas has been quartered there for the past
few weeks, preparing the grounds and receiving equipment to be
used, including cooking utensils, tents, boots, blankets and
all other equipment generally used in military camps.
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