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Arcadia in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, April 26, 2007
1. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1890 Henry J. Runge laid out the town of Arcadia at the site of a railroad depot on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad near here known as Hall's Station. Sometime between 1890 and 1897, Evergreen Cemetery was established to serve the growing community of Arcadia. The first person known to be buried here was Susan Carswell Sims (d. 1897).

The Evergreen Cemetery Association was formed in 1906; J.L. Polinard, R.H. Romine, and S.A. Franks were the original trustees. That same year the cemetery was granted a state charter and in 1907 Henry Runge deeded the 2-acre Evergreen Cemetery plot to the association. At that time the cemetery contained 13 known gravesites. Between 1906 and 1949 at least 47 people are known to have been buried here.

When the charter was not renewed in 1956 the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce stepped in and led a successful effort for its renewal in 1958. The purpose of the cemetery under the new charter was to provide a burial place for indigent residents of Arcadia. The last person buried in Evergreen Cemetery was Josephine Short in 1958. Grounds restoration by Arcadia volunteers and construction
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of a road to the cemetery by Galveston County were completed in 1972.
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7436.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 29° 25.675′ N, 95° 6.877′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Lane and Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east on Oak Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe TX 77517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dickinson Station of the Galveston, Houston, & Henderson Railroad Co. (approx. 2.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dairy Industry in the Santa Fe Area (approx. 3.2 miles away); Arcadia Christian Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Runge Park (approx. 3˝ miles away); Santa Fe Consolidated High School (approx. 3˝ miles away); Faith United Methodist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Alta Loma (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Additional commentary.
1. Names of burials in Arcadia Evergreen Cemetery (from photo #3)
Arcadia Evergreen Cemetery
Susan Carswell Sims
Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, December 29, 2011
2. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
1858-1898 ∙ Onete Franks 1896-1897 ∙ Anna B. Hutchison 1877-1899 ∙ A.K.N. ∙ Blata Hoteman 1820-c1903 ∙ Florence Junnie Romine 1892-1903 ∙ Juanita Coker -1904 ∙ Fannie Baker 1873-1904 ∙ B. Monroe Franks 1851-1904 ∙ Frank V. Duncan 1903-1904 ∙ Mary C. Pourchot 1853-1905 ∙ Benjamin C. Meek -1905 ∙ Orval McCarty 1904-1905 ∙ Cora Tee Pourchot 1885-1905 ∙ J.L. Polinard infant son -1906 ∙ Bertha L. Gilbert -1907 ∙ John H. Grider 1865-1909 ∙ August Pourchot 1834-1909 ∙ Andrew J. Hawkins 1829-1909 ∙ Dossie Davis 1893-1910 ∙ Albert Davis 1885-c1910 ∙ Phebe F. Breed 1828-1910 ∙ John Cheford Sturm 1909-1910 ∙ Morant Cheek 1910-1911 ∙ not readable Fay Powers -1911 ∙ Judith Vans Powers 1879-1911 ∙ James W. Shules 1866-1911 ∙ Elizabeth Hawkins Romine 1874-1911 v Henry J. Breed 1828-1911 ∙ Henry Newton Franks 1843-1911 ∙ Harry Thomas Wilson 1910-1912 ∙ Elizabeth H. Locke -1913 ∙ Simeon A. Franks 1848-1914 ∙ Eva May Romine 1909-1914 ∙ Alex Lewis 1914-1915 ∙ James Robert Meek 1857-1916 ∙ Anna Lassen 1852-1918 ∙ Clifford Robertson 1886-1920 ∙ Mary Jane Hendrick 1920-1921 ∙ Doris Elizabeth Minson 1919-1921 ∙ Herman E. Lassen 1841-1922 ∙ Robert Louis Colton
A Granite Slab Containing a List of Those Buried in Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, December 29, 2011
3. A Granite Slab Containing a List of Those Buried in Evergreen Cemetery
1922-1923 ∙ Leary H. Auck 1892-1923 ∙ Christiana Baly 1922-1923 ∙ George H. Tully -1924 ∙ Nancy Cooper Romine not readable-1926 ∙ Lee Chiles infant -1926 ∙ Sevno Espinoza -1928 ∙ Charles Walker infant –c1929 ∙ Arthur Franks 1887-c1930 ∙ James Franks infant son -1930 ∙ Alice E. Day 1869-c1931 ∙ Charlie E. Day 1859-1932 ∙ Walter T. Day 1866-1933 ∙ Hattie Franks 1853-c1933 ∙ Gus Oleson 1860-1935 ∙ Venalu Hendrick 1929-1936 ∙ Chris Hillerman 1882-c1947 ∙ Robert Henry Romine 1870-1947 ∙ Ambrose Miller –c1949 ∙ Josephine Short 1880-1958 Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted February 23, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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