Municipal Archives



​Frances James Cemetery Files Collection, 1965 -2018

​Collection 2019-010

Overview

Repository
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorFrances James
TitleFrances James Cemetery Files Collection
Dates 1965 -2018 and undated
Quantity 6.25 linear feet
AbstractRecords documenting cemeteries in North Texas and local history
Identification 2019-010
Language Records are in English


Scope and Content

Collection documents primarily the historic preservation of North Texas cemeteries and the work of local historian Frances James. The collection focuses on cemeteries in Dallas and North Texas, many of them having a connection to Dallas government through ownership, litigation, or other issues. While it is not comprehensive, the collection largely concerns endangered, neglected, or abandoned cemeteries.

Known as the "Cemetery Lady," James (1922-2019) spent her life during retirement documenting cemeteries in Dallas County and adjacent counties, helping protect them and often providing research and documentation for state and local historical markers. Her research expanded to include genealogy and local history, and it is estimated she wrote more than fifty historical marker applications.

James was a past president of the Dallas County Pioneer Association and served as a  commissioner on the City of Dallas Landmark Commission and the Dallas County Historical Commission. "Cemeteries are sacred places," said James. "I just want to see that they are taken care of."


Organization

Arranged in alphabetical order by cemetery. Please note that many of the cemeteries have common names as well as formal. For help with cemetery names, please see the following table with known alternate names: https://dallascityhall.com/government/citysecretary/archives/Pages/Archives_2005-005.aspx

Access

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Citation

Frances James Cemetery Files Collection 1965-2018 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

Index Terms

Cemeteries -- Texas -- Dallas
Cemeteries -- Texas -- Dallas County
Dallas -- Texas -- History
 

Container List

Box Folder/Item Title, Date
Cemetery Files Series:
​1​1​Agudas Achim Cemetery (Scyene)
​2​Anderson Family Cemetery (Garland)
​3​Antioch Cemetery (Grand Prairie)
​4​Baccus Cemetery (Collin County)
​5​Balch Springs Cemetery
​6​Beatty/Oak Cliff Cemetery
​7​Beeman Memorial Cemetery

8Beeman Memorial Cemetery (2)

9Beeman Memorial Cemetery (3)
2
1Bennett Family Gardens - Laurel Oaks Memorial Cemetery

2Bear Creek Cemetery

3
Bethel Cemetery (Coppell)
​4Big A Cemetery (Garland)
​5Big Springs Cemetery
​6Blewett Cemetery
​7Brick Yard Cemetery (Mesquite)
​8Buckner Cemetery
​9Buckner Cemetery (2)
​10Buckner Cemetery (3)
​11Bullock Cemetery (Coppell)
​3​1Butler Nelson Cemetery
​2Butler Nelson Cemetery (2)
​3Butler Nelson Cemetery (3)
​4Butler Nelson Cemetery (4)
​4​1Calvary Cemetery
​2Calvary Cemetery (2)
​3Calvary Cemetery (3)
​4Cameron Family Cemetery
​5Camposanto de Cemento Grande
​6Camposanto de Cemento Grande (2)
​7Caruth Cemetery
​8Caruth Cemetery (2)
​9Caruth Cemetery (3)
5​1Carver (Abraham) Cemetery
​2Carver (Albert) Cemetery
​3
Carver (Albert) Cemetery (2)
​4
Coats Cemetery
​5
Cochran Chapel Cemetery
​6
Cockrell (Wesley) Cemetery
​7​Cockrell (Wesley) Cemetery (2)
6​1Confederate Cemetery
​2Cory-Cox Cemetery
​3
Cottonwood Cemetery
​4Cox Cemetery
​5Cox Cemetery (2)
​6
Cox Cemetery (3)

7Cox Cemetery (4)

8Cox Cemetery (5)
7
1
Crawford Cemetery

2Crown Hill Cemetery

3Cumby-Webster-Bailey Cemetery (Seagoville)

4Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

5Daniel Cemetery (Danieldale)

6Daniel Family Cemetery (University Park)

7Durrett Cemetery

8Elam Cemetery

9Elmwood (Pleasant Mound)

10Emanu - El Cemetery
8
1 Warren A. Ferris Cemetery

2Warren A. Ferris Cemetery (2)

3Warren A. Ferris Cemetery (3)

4Warren A. Ferris Cemetery (4)

5Warren A. Ferris Cemetery (5)

6Warren A. Ferris Cemetery (6)

7Fields Cemetery
9
1
Fish Trap - La Reunion Colony Cemetery

2​Fish Trap - La Reunion Colony Cemetery (2)
​3Fish Trap - La Reunion Colony Cemetery (3)
​4Fish Trap - La Reunion Colony Cemetery (4)
​5Fish Trap - La Reunion Colony Cemetery (5)
​10​1​Five Mile Cemetery
​2​Fletcher Cemetery
​3​Fletcher Cemetery (2)
​4​Fletcher Cemetery (3)
​5​Floyd Cemetery

​6​Floyd-Taylor Cemetery
​7​Frankford Cemetery
​11​1Freedman's Cemetery
​2​Freedman's Cemetery (2)
​3​Freedman's Cemetery (3)
​4​Freedman's Cemetery (4)
​5​Freedman's Cemetery (5)
​6​Freedman's Cemetery (6)
​7​Freedman's Cemetery (7)
​8​Freedman's Cemetery (8)
​9​Freedman's Cemetery (9)
​12​1​Fugitt Cemetery
​2​Garland Memorial Cemetery
​3​Garvin Cemetery
​4​Garvin Cemetery (2)
​5​Garvin Cemetery (3)
​6​Garvin Cemetery (4) - Smith Hall Cemetery
​7​Garvin Cemetery (5) - deeds
​8​Garvin Cemetery (6) - landmark application
​9​Garvin Cemetery (7) - inventory
​10​Garvin Cemetery (8) - African American inventory
​11​Garvin Cemetery (9) - Swor file
​12​Garvin Cemetery (10) - Kelso - Daugherty
​13​Garvin Cemetery (11) - archaeology
​14​Garvin Cemetery (12) - clippings
​15​Garvin Cemetery (13) - notes
​16​Garvin Cemetery (14) - maps
​17​Garvin Cemetery (15) - preservation criteria
​18​Garvin Cemetery (16) - legal correspondence
​19​Garvin Cemetery (17) - appraisal district
​20​Garvin Cemetery (18) - Geo-Marine dig
​21​Garvin Cemetery (19) - Sons of Confederate Veterans
​13​1​Garvin Cemetery (20)
​2​Garvin Cemetery (21) - landmark
​3​Garvin Cemetery (22)
​4​Garvin Cemetery (23) - timeline
​5​Garvin Cemetery (24) - correspondence
​6​Glover Cemetery
​7​Glover Cemetery (2) - Hunnicutt Family
​8​Glover Cemetery (3) - correspondence
​9​Glover Cemetery (4) - deeds
​10​Gravel Slough Cemetery
​14​1​Greenwood Cemetery - Friends of Greenwood Cemetery
​2​Greenwood Cemetery 2 - deeds and ordinances
​3​Greenwood Cemetery 3 - maps
​4​Greenwood Cemetery 4 - LaTour correpsondence
​5Greenwood Cemetery 5 - maps
​6Greenwood Cemetery 6 - minority report on archaeological report
​7Greenwood Cemetery 7 - upzoning files
​8Greenwood Cemetery 8 - removal of dedication
​9Greenwood Cemetery 9 - correspondence
​10Greenwood Cemetery 10 - ephemera
​11Greenwood Cemetery 11 - Potter's Field archaeological
​12​Greenwood Cemetery 12 - rebuttal of archaeological report
​13​Greenwood Cemetery 13 - archaeological evaluation map

​14​Greenwood Cemetery 14 - Pauper's Cemetery/Potter's Field
​15​Greenwood Cemetery 15 - Friends of Greenwood Cemetery
​15​1​Greenwood Cemetery 16 - correspondence
​2​Greenwood Cemetery 17 - City of Dallas correspondence
​3​Greenwood Cemetery 18 - correspondence
​4​Greenwood Cemetery 19 - photographs
​5​Greenwood Cemetery 20 - biographical clippings
​6​Greenwood Cemetery 21- newspaper clippings
​7​Greenwood Cemetery 22 - C. C. Slaughter
​8​Greenwood Cemetery 23 - historical notes and clippings
​9​Greenwood Cemetery 24 - historical marker application
​10​Greenwood Cemetery 25 - deeds
​16​1​Greenwood Cemetery 26 - maps and deeds
​2​Greenwood Cemetery 27 - Don Henley
​3​Greenwood Cemetery 28 - maps
​4​Greenwood Cemetery 29 - case correspondence
​5​Greenwood Cemetery 30 - newspaper clippings
​6​Greenwood Cemetery 31 - Friends of Greenwood financial records
​7​Greenwood Cemetery 32 - interments (selected)
​8​Greenwood Cemetery 33 - Kurts & Company
​9​Greenwood Cemetery 34 - Friends of Greenwood - Orion Marketing
​17​1​Greenwood Cemetery 35 - LaTour
​2​Greenwood Cemetery 36 - cemetery recertification
​3​Greenwood Cemetery 37 - LaTour correspondence
​4​Greenwood Cemetery 38 - John Williams/Post Properties
​5​Greenwood Cemetery 39 - Claude Albritton
​6​Greenwood Cemetery 40 - Friends of Greenwood
​7​Greenwood Cemetery 41 - Friends of Greenwood contributions
​8​Greenwood Cemetery 42 - Friends fundraising
​9​Greenwood Cemetery 43 - Hughes and Luce
​10​Greenwood Cemetery 44 - City Plan Commission notebook
​18
​1
​Greenwood Cemetery 45 - Prints and negatives, Sandy Kincaid/Irma Janicek
​2
​Greenwood Cemetery 46 - Color slides, headstones and statues
​3
​Greenwood Cemetery 47 - Color slides, headstones and statues
​4
​Greenwood Cemetery 48 -Prints and negatives, Roll A
​5
​Greenwood Cemetery 49 - Prints and negatives, Roll D
​6
​Greenwood Cemetery 50 - Prints and negatives
​19
​1​Grove Hill Cemetery
​2​Haley Cemetery
​3​Harrington/Estelle Cemetery

​4​Haught Cemetery

​5​Honey Springs - Homecoming Cemetery binder 

​6​Honey Sprints - Loose pages
​7​Horton Cemetery 1

​8​Horton Cemetery 2

​9​Horton Cemetery 3

​10​Horton Cemetery 4
​20
​1​Horton Cemetery 5
​ 
​2
​Housely/Myers Cemetery 1

​3​Housely/Myers Cemetery 2
​4​Hutchins - Atwell Cemetery
​5​Jordan-Hight Cemetery
​6​Keenan Cemetery - (Farmers Branch)

​7​Kinard/Smith Cemetery

​8​Kings Daughters Cemetery (Greenwood)
​9​Kit Cemetery

​10​Kleberg Cemetery

​11​Kleberg Cemetery - Glenn Hickory
​12​Lagow Cemetery 1

​13​Lagow Cemetery 2

​14​Lancaster - Edgewood Cemetery 1

​15​Lancaster - Edgewood Cemetery 2
​21
​1
​Lancaster - Edgewood Cemetery 3

​2
​Ledbetter Cemetery
​3
​Lee Cemetery - Seagoville
​4
​Letot Cemetery 1
​5
​Letot Cemetery 2

​6
​Letot Cemetery 3 (Letot Family)
​7
​Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
​8
​Lisbon Cemetery
​9
​Little Bethel Cemetery

​10
​Long Creek Cemetery 1
​22
​1
​Long Creek Cemetery 2

​2
​Long Creek Cemetery 3

​3
​Long Creek Cemetery 4

​4
​Long Creek Cemetery 5

​5
​Long Creek Cemetery 6
​23
​1
​Long Creek Cemetery 7

​2
​Long Creek Cemetery 8

​3
​Long Creek Cemetery 9

​4
​Long Creek Cemetery 10

​5
​Long Creek Cemetery 11
​6
Lumley Cemetery 
​24
​1
​Lyons Cemetery

​2
​McAdams Cemetery

​3
​McCombs Cemetery

​4
​McCree Cemetery 1

​5
​McCree Cemetery 2

​6
​McGarrah Cemetery (Collin County)

​7
​McKinney Cemetery 

​8
​McShan Cemetery (Rowlett)

9
Marsh Cemetery 

​10
​Merrell Cemetery
​11
​Mesquite Cemetery
​25
​1
​Miller Family Cemetery

​2
​Mills Cemetery

​3
​Missionary Baptist Church/Haymarket Cemetery
​4
​Motley Family Cemetery

​5
​Mount Auburn - Opportunity Cemetery
​6
​Mount Calvary Cemetery
​26
​1
​Oakland Cemetery 1

​2
​Oakland Cemetery 2

​3
​Overton Cemetery
​4
​Parkland Cemetery  1

​5
​Parkland Cemetery 2

​6
​Parkland Cemetery 3

​7
​Parkland Cemetery 4

​8
​Parkland Cemetery 5

​9
​Parkland Cemetery 6

​10
​Parkland Cemetery 7
​27
​1
​Parrish Cemetery

​2​Patrick/Pruitt Cemetery

​3​Pauper Cemeteries 1

​4​Pauper Cemeteries 2

​5​Pauper Cemeteries 3 (City Cemetery - Shady Trail)

​6​Perry Cemetery

​7​Pioneer Park Cemetery 1

​8​Pioneer Park Cemetery 2

​9​Pioneer Park Cemetery 3
​28
​1Pioneer Park Cemetery 4

​2Pioneer Park Cemetery 5

​3Pioneer Park Cemetery 6

​4Pioneer Park Cemetery 7

​5Pioneer Park Cemetery 8

​6Pioneer Park Cemetery 9

​7Pioneer Park Cemetery 10

​8Pioneer Park Cemetery 11

​9Pioneer Park Cemetery  12 - Photographic prints

​10Pioneer Park Cemetery 13 - Odd Fellows section

​11Pioneer Park Cemetery 14 - Masonic section

​12Pioneer Park Cemetery 15 - Correspondence
​29
​1​Pioneer Park Cemetery 16

2​Pioneer Park Cemetery 17

​3Pioneer Park Cemetery 18 - Conger

​4Pioneer Park Cemetery 19 - Alpha

​5Pioneer Park Cemetery 20 - Landmark designation

​6Pioneer Park Cemetery 21 - Geo-Marine environmental study

​7Pioneer Park Cemetery 22 - Jewish section

​8Pioneer Park Cemetery 23 - Willemet

​9Pioneer Park Cemetery 24 - Odd Fellows and Elks

​10Pioneer Park Cemetery 25 - Missing Graves

​11Pioneer Park Cemetery 26 - City Section

​12Pioneer Park Cemetery 27 - Landmark designation

​13Pioneer Park Cemetery 28 - research notes

​14Pleasant Mound Cemetery 1
​30
​1​Pleasant Mound Cemetery 2
​2Pleasant Mound Cemetery 3 - Park Department
​3 Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
​4​Pleasant Valley Cemetery - Cedar Hill
​5​Pleasant Valley Cemetery - Sachse
​6​Porter Cemetery
​7​Potter Family Cemetery (Mesquite)
​8​Rawlins Cemetery
​9​Rhodes Cemetery
​10​Ritter Cemetery
​11​Robinson Family/Fish Creek Cemetery
​12​Routh Cemetery (Richardson)
​13​Rylie Cemetery
​14​Sachse Cemetery
​31​1​Sacred Heart Cemetery (Rowlett)
​2​Shearith Israel Cemetery
​3​Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery
​32​1​Western Heights Cemetery 1
​2​Western Heights Cemetery 2
​3​Western Heights Cemetery 3
​4​Western Heights Cemetery 4
​5​Western Heights Cemetery 5
​6​Western Heights Cemetery 6
​7​Wheatland/Wesley Chapel Cemetery
​8​Wolf Springs/Tennessee Cemetery 1
​9​Wolf Springs/Tennessee Cemetery 2
​10​Wolf Springs/Tennessee Cemetery 3
​11​Wolf Springs/Tennessee Cemetery 4