Municipal Archives

Pauper's Cemetery and the Henninger-Brewer Company, 1914​

​Collection 1996-034


Repository ​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator Henninger-Brewer Company
TitlePauper's Cemetery and the Henninger-Brewer Company
​Dates 1914
​Quantity  ½ linear inch
Abstract Legal document.
Identification 1996-034
Language: ​​Records are in English

Scope and Contents 

Collection contains a contract made between the City of Dallas and the Henninger-Brewer Company on May 8, 1914.  The contract dictated that the Henninger-Brewer Undertaking Company was to be given charge of the Pauper's Cemetery.   The requirements for the cemetery's management included, but were not limited to, proper care of each body, record-keeping procedures, and minimum standards for gravesite maintenance.   The Pauper's Cemetery ceased to be an active burial ground in 1978 when responsibility for the burials was transferred from the County of Dallas to the City of Dallas.   Located in Northwest Dallas on Shady Trail between Harry Hines Boulevard and US Interstate 35, the Pauper's Cemetery is now called the Dallas City Cemetery.

Henninger-Brewer Company also agreed to the use of its Automobile Ambulance and two experienced attendants for emergencies when the City Ambulance was unavailable.  The ambulance provided by Henninger-Brewer became Dallas' first motorized ambulance.  Henninger-Brewer was later called the George A Brewer Funeral Home, and in 1967, it was merged into the Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. 




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Pauper's Cemetery and the Henninger-Brewer Company, 1914 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History

Container List​

Box Folder Title, Date
Pauper's Cemetery Contract