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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery

 
 
Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Thomas T. McGee, the first sheriff of the town of Canadian, was buried in 1894 on a hill on the east side of town. There were already grave markers there dating back to 1883. McGee's widow, Mary, purchased the land and it became known as the McGee Cemetery. More land was bought in 1933 by the Youngs who established a fund to maintain the cemetery. They renamed it Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in honor of Robert Young's aunt who raised him. In 1989, the cemetery was given to Hemphill County. Thirteen of eighteen judges of Hemphill County are buried here as well as prominent citizens of Canadian who assisted in the establishment and development of Hemphill County.

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17846.)
 
Location. 35° 54.843′ N, 100° 22.371′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 9th Street and Houston Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in center of cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom T. McGee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Former Canadian Hospital
Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (approx. half a mile away); Jones Mansion (approx. half a mile away); W.C.T.U. Building (approx. half a mile away); First Church Bell (approx. half a mile away); R. Dick Bussell (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Hemphill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery
Thomas T. McGee grave-site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
4. Thomas T. McGee grave-site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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