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African American Cemeteries

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Re: African American Cemeteries

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 9:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
To locate land, try the courthouse at Hempstead - tax office and the county clerk's office. Look at the Deed Indexes. I check "A Directory of Cemeteries in Waller County" 1977, Waller County Historical Commission - not listing of your names.
Do you have the death certificates? if not, try FamilySearch.org ... Melvin Garner: birth:29 May 1911 Hempstead,​ Texas
death: 21 Jul 1934 Houston,​ Harris Co.,​ Texas
burial: 24 Jul 1934 Hempstead,​ Texas
residence: Houston,​ Texas
Parents are James Garner & Ida B. Spiller
Name: Melvin Garner
Death Date: 21 Jul 1934
Death Place: Houston, Harris Co., Texas
Gender: Male
Race: colored
Death Age: 23 years 1 month 22 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 29 May 1911
Birthplace: Hempstead, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: James Garner
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Name: Ida B. Spiller
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Laborer
Place of Residence: Houston, Texas
Cemetery:
Burial Place: Hempstead, Texas
Burial Date: 24 Jul 1934
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2116193
Digital Film Number: 4166539
Image Number: 2427
Reference Number: 32689
Certificate shows he was buried by McCoy-Harrison out of Houston. In business since 1925 - http://www.mccoyandharrison.com/ - if they will look up the record for you, they should have directions to the cemetery where the body was taken.
Sarah Spiller's certificate is also on FamilySearch, verified El Paso as place of death but shipped to Hempstead - no location; Peak-Hagedon Undertaking Co (El Paso or Hempstead??) You might try looking for other family names at FamilySearch to see if any of them show a specific cemetery or location.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
MelvaT28 26 Feb 2011 7:12AM GMT 
SALLRAYREE 10 Mar 2011 2:35AM GMT 
MelvaT28 10 Mar 2011 6:58AM GMT 
tutwia 13 Apr 2011 5:33PM GMT 
MelvaT28 16 Oct 2011 6:24AM GMT 
TreviaWBeverl... 16 Oct 2011 3:49PM GMT 
jeannine_rich... 25 Aug 2012 11:35PM GMT 
MelvaT28 26 Aug 2012 8:39PM GMT 
MelvaT28 19 Sep 2011 3:50AM GMT 
MelvaT28 19 Sep 2011 4:01AM GMT 
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