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#1 RicknTX

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Its been awhile since I last posted, but came up with an idea I think fits inside the scope of this forum. Several years ago I took a series of photos of General Edward Tarrant's grave and "stitched" them together (see link below). It would be nice to have a continuing topic dedicated to the final resting places (with image postings postings or links to the images) of other historic figures of Tarrant County and Fort Worth. I did a quick search and could find no similar topic. Comments?

General Tarrant's final resting place can be seen at http://www.flickr.co...57600277779216/

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:29 PM

Early Fort Worth Leader John Peter Smith (Mayor, School Teacher, Civic Leader, Businessman, CSA Officer) namesake of John Peter Smith Hospital is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in North Fort Worth. He also donated the land on which the cemetery sits.
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:33 PM

A good website for data on Political Gravesites is http://www.politicalgraveyard.com

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:57 PM

CajunMike...

Thanks for the link. Ironically, as a teenager going to North Side High School in the late 60's, I actually lived right across the street from Oakwood at Grand Ave and Lincoln. There is a lot of history buried in that cemetery. Actually, I thought John Peter Smith was buried in the little cemetery across friom the County hospital that bears his name. Guess I assumed a lot, huh. I'll check out that link...and John Peter Smith would be a great next photo for this group.

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QUOTE (cajunmike @ Oct 19 2008, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A good website for data on Political Gravesites is http://www.politicalgraveyard.com



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Posted 19 October 2008 - 02:33 PM

Rick,
You must be close to my age. I went to Haltom High School (70) also a number of years back I worked at Shannon North Funeral Home and it is just around the corner from Oakwood. Many people have no clue as to the many contributions that John Peter Smith made to the City of Fort Worth.

He was also the first Secretary of Fort Worth Masonic Lodge #148 and I am a member of the same lodge. I have reviewed some of the original minutes of the lodge that he wrote down in 1855 and are kept in the valut.
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:04 PM

Mike...

I went to school with Mike (or was it Marvin?...age, you know) Shannon...I remember envying him having a black '55 Chevy while at NS. He also worked in the family business while going to school, I believe. I dropped out in Feb '65 for the Army but would have been in the Class of '66. I will be 61 next month...who'd a ever thunk? That's a number I hate to claim but am darn glad I am able to reach it. Yes, the Smiths and the Daggetts and the Arnolds, etc...a long list could be put here. I think their headstones are historic relics of their past lives. I guess I will soon have to go seek out Mr Smith's final resting spot and commit that to digital memory, too. I would think a feeling of awe came across you when you were able to see his ofiginal handwriting on your Lodge minutes?

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QUOTE (cajunmike @ Oct 19 2008, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rick,
You must be close to my age. I went to Haltom High School (70) also a number of years back I worked at Shannon North Funeral Home and it is just around the corner from Oakwood. Many people have no clue as to the many contributions that John Peter Smith made to the City of Fort Worth.

He was also the first Secretary of Fort Worth Masonic Lodge #148 and I am a member of the same lodge. I have reviewed some of the original minutes of the lodge that he wrote down in 1855 and are kept in the valut.



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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:05 PM

A few famous people buried at Oakwood.


Burk Burnett


Khleber Van Zandt


Winfield Scott


Gov. Charles Culberson


Gen. Thomas Waul, CSA


John B. Slaughter

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:41 PM


W.T. Waggoner


William "Gooseneck" McDonald


Several Monnig family graves


Hagar Tucker (First African-American police officer in Fort Worth in the 1870s)


Several Jennings family graves

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:31 PM

This is a great thread. I heard that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried here in Forth Worth but has an unmarked grave for fear of vandalism. Any truth?
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE (FortWorthLowrider @ Aug 10 2009, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is a great thread. I heard that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried here in Forth Worth but has an unmarked grave for fear of vandalism. Any truth?



Lee Harvey Oswald is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

There is a marker and it only says Oswald no first name , no dates. Rose Hill is off East Lancaster ave. in East Fort Worth.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:12 PM

Thanks Ill check it out.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

Oswald marker is on the West side of the cemetery.
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (cajunmike @ Aug 10 2009, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oswald marker is on the West side of the cemetery.

Thanks that will help when I go look for it.
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (FortWorthLowrider @ Aug 10 2009, 10:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (cajunmike @ Aug 10 2009, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oswald marker is on the West side of the cemetery.

Thanks that will help when I go look for it.


Off of Lancaster right before the actual funeral home is street called Rosehill.Turn onto this street til you come to Church St.At Church street turn right into the cemetary,and turn at the first right once inside.The Oswald grave is north east of the tomb sitting by itself in the middle of the street.It is next to another grave marked "Nick Beef".
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