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Paducah in Cottle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Garden of Memories Cemetery

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
1. Garden of Memories Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery dates to the early days of Cottle County, which was formally organized in 1892. The oldest marked grave, that of infant Cyrenia Rickard, dates to the same year. In 1906, the Paducah Ladies Cemetery Association began raising money to fence what was then known as Paducah Cemetery. In 1907, J.B. and Delia Earp formally conveyed land for the burial ground, and it has been enlarged over the years with additional acquisitions. Also in 1907, a cemetery association formed with Judge J.H. Doolen as chairman.

The site became known as Garden of Memories in 1948, and in 1950-51 the Sorosis Club funded a significant landscaping project that included the elaborate entryway of rusticated stone walls and a metal arch.

Among those interred here are Ella Bird Dumont and Addie A. Brooks Barron, early active sponsors of the cemetery. Graves of military veterans date to Civil War service. One local veteran honored, although not buried here, is Vernon M. Matney, who died aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15340.)
 
Location. 34° 0.393′ N, 100° 17.579′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Texas
Garden of Memories Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Garden of Memories Cemetery Marker
, in Cottle County. Marker is at the intersection of Clare Street and South 1st Street when traveling east on Clare Street. Touch for map. Marker is inside entrance to cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah TX 79248, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cottle County (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Cottle County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Gray and The Blue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gober-Barron-Williford House (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Find A Grave memorial for Vernon Medford Matney. One local veteran honored, although not buried here, is Vernon M. Matney, who died aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941 (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Garden of Memories Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
3. Garden of Memories Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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