EARLIEST Burial at Spring Creek Cemetery - Cooke County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 33.019 W 097° 12.160
14S E 666859 N 3713744
Quick Description: A 2000 Texas Historical Marker at Spring Creek Cemetery indicates that the earliest burial on this site was that of an infant, Mary C. Underwood, who died in 1875.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2022 5:16:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM15ZW4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
This young lady is buried just a few feet from her paternal grandparents. Her own parents are buried up in Wapanucka, OK. Palm leaves complement the rose at the top of her short marble headstone, with "Our Baby" right above the rose. The inscription reads:

Mary E.
Underwood

Born
Mar. 20, 1875
Died
Sept. 11, 1875

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The historical marker provides some background:

The earliest burial on this site is that of infant Mary C. Underwood, who died in 1875. Another infant, identified only as "Newton's child," was interred on what became known as "Stranger's Row" in 1882. The following year, John P. and Sarah Jane (Ball) Barnhart donated this land to the newly formed Spring Creek Cemetery Association. Among the pioneers and their descendants interred here is Maleta Stapp Kleiser (1816-1902), whose father served in the Revolutionary War. Travis Anderson (1891-1918) died while in training during World War I, and Roy Speake, Jr. (1918-1944) died in the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. The Spring Creek Cemetery Foundation was organized in 1972 to maintain the historic graveyard. Spring Creek Cemetery is a chronicle of Cooke County.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 9/11/1875

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