FIRST Marshal of Trophy Club - Trophy Club, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 59.860 W 097° 11.386
14S E 669120 N 3652483
Quick Description: David M. Nolte's occupation is noted by the commercial airliner flying on the back of the headstone marking his final resting place at historic Medlin Cemetery, Trophy Club, TX. He is also noted as the "1st Marshal" in the city, from 1985 to 1989.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2022 9:01:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM160JZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Unfortunately, neither Findagrave nor FamilySearch are forthcoming as far as details on Mr. Nolte's life and career. In the photo medallion on Mr. Nolte's side of the headstone he shares with his wife, Carole (apparently still with us at the time of posting), he is wearing the uniform of a commercial pilot, and above is "Gone Flying". He may have flown as a hobby as well, although the RV pulling a truck on the reverse suggests that traveling was done on the ground come vacation time. The airliner flies above a mountain scene with a evergreens and a soaring bald eagle, with the family name "Nolte" up high.

On the front, flowers decorate the upper corners, with the family name at center. A wedding photo medallion of the couple is below Mrs. Nolte's name, "Carole L. Dixon", with birthdate of July 6. 1934 off to one side. Scanning to the right are wedding rings with a ribbon bearing their wedding anniversary of Sept. 30, 1954, followed by Mr. Nolte's photo medallion and his dates, Sept. 22, 1930 and Jan. 11, 1996. At the bottom of the headstone he is noted as "1st Marshal of Trophy Club 1985-1989". Trophy Club had its beginnings in the 1970s as a planned community that would display the trophies of Ben Hogan, who designed the city's golf course. While the golf course happened, the trophies didn't, and the community moved on, incorporating in 1985. As the city notes (below), they had a volunteer fire department that was established in 1982, but it's likely that once Trophy Club made things official, they organized their own services and Mr. Nolte was the first fire marshal.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1985

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