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Bill T. Whitis (#48066287)
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Bio Photo A native-born resident of Marshall, Texas, I have begun researching my family's gravesites in the surrounding areas. From Avinger to Upshur County to sites all over Marshall and towns in and around Harrison County.

I have walked and photographed markers in and around Harrison County at many of the cemeteries. My goal is to walk, locate, and record them all. I try to locate and add GPS coordinates every so often at the around 200 cemeteries in our county; I have even had funeral homes ask me to help them locate burial sites. If the markers are legible, I have photographed them and added them on here if missing. More get added all the time, and I try to stop and check for new ones now and then.

I have found hidden and lost cemeteries in Harrison County and added them to this website, like most recently Saint Marks and Cornerstone in the Harleton area, Pace Memorial Garden in the Hallsville area, and Elizabeth Cemetery in eastern Harrison County near Leigh. I am trying to gather info on Harrison County cemeteries that have incorrect directions or none and locate them so they accurately appear on the Maps tab; if you know where one is but can not get to it, let me know! Sipps Cemetery is one of my newest attempts at finding the exact location.

* New cemetery found and added 5/2/15: Pine Grove COGIC Cemetery in Waskom.

I want the memorials for cemeteries in my area, and that my family are in, to be as complete as possible for future generations.

Please use the 'Edits' tab to submit changes or request a transfer, not through 'Messages'.

If you have your messages disabled or your email is not available, please do not leave me an odd edit request. If I cannot contact you to verify sources or if I have a question, your edit may be declined. Reasonable changes are rarely questioned.

*Please do not add Death Certificates to the memorials on here - it goes against Findagrave guidleines.

Also per Findagrave guidelines, I will not add an obituary, or link to an obituary, to a memorial without permission from the original publisher.

Thank you.
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J Thacker
Frank & Laura Douglas
Laura Douglas
Record added: Jan 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64005192
birth: 21 January 1874
death: 24 January 1946
Her death certificate signed by
F L Douglas

Frank Leslie Douglas
birth: 4 July 1875 , Indiana
death: 15 April 1948 , Cherokee, Texas, United States
Find A Grave Memorial# 64005149


Laura Melanie Fayard Douglas
Record added: Oct 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 136662156
Added by J Thacker on Jul 02, 2015 8:44 PM
Judy Richards
RE: Frank and Laura Douglas, Resthaven Cemetery
Sorry no.. I got the info from listing on the Resthaven Cemetery web page. Wish I could help, if you find these are the couple you are looking for I will be happy to transfer them to you.

Added by Judy Richards on Jun 23, 2015 8:55 PM
J Thacker
RE: Oliver Watson
Individuals using this site need to realize that we are all volunteers and do not and should not need to deal with abusive behavior or rudeness. That is why I created a virtual cemetery for people of Milam County, Texas not in their transcripts.
Added by J Thacker on Jun 13, 2015 8:52 AM
K. McKinley
Thank you for taking and adding the headstone photo for Kenneth McKinley...
Added by Mairbair57 on Jun 04, 2015 8:59 PM
Jacquelyn B Perabo
Piney Cemetery
I was wondering if you knew anything about the unmarked graves at the Piney Cemetery, near Harleton,TX. I have heard that they are the graves of the Smallpox victims. Dr. J. F. Mattox was my great-great grandfather. He, his wife Sarah "Sally" Jane Carrington Mattox, and daughter Mabel all died in 1905 from Smallpox. There are no markers for Sarah and Mabel.
-Jacqie Perabo
Added by Jacquelyn B Perabo on May 31, 2015 5:21 PM
Cisco Kid
Armstead West
Thanks for the notification. Cemetery Corrected.
Added by Cisco Kid on May 27, 2015 8:53 PM
Vikki Prudden
James Daniel Love #13374097 and family
I would like to ask permission to use your photos of the above named memorial, as well as, Bettie Rose Love #13374096, and Ruby Irene Love #45656835, for my family history and on James is my second cousin once removed. I would, of course, credit you with the photos.

Thank you for the work you do, it is appreciated.

Vikki Prudden
Added by Vikki Prudden on May 19, 2015 12:57 PM
Ron Renfro
RE: Dear Sir.
Thank You Sir
Added by Ron Renfro on May 15, 2015 12:13 PM
Chuck Kearns
Robert & Mattie Newhouse
Hi Bill-
I was wondering if next time you go to Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hallsville, Texas, whether former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Fulton Newhouse Jr (1950-2014) is with his parents (whose grave you've already posted). He died in Dallas, but his burial is currently unknown. He may be with his parents.
Added by Chuck Kearns on May 09, 2015 7:28 PM
Dianne H. Wylie
John Bane
Appreciate your efforts!
Added by Dianne H. Wylie on Apr 29, 2015 4:16 PM
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