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Maypearl Cemetery

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Maypearl, TX, USA
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    The community of Maypearl was established on the International and Great Northern Railroad line in 1903. The 1907 death of landowner William P. Wilemon and subsequent burial on his farm led Maypearl citizens to discuss the establishment of a cemetery for the community. Wilemon's widow, Minnie, sold four acres of land, including the burial site of her husband, to trustees J. P. Claunch, A. W. Dowd and Isaac Griffith for that purpose. The Maypearl Cemetery stands as a testament to the people who lived and worked in the community, including doctors, business owners, teachers and farmers. Members of various fraternal organizations rest here as well. Tombstones mark the graves of military veterans, including those who served in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. In the latter part of the 20th century, the descendants of William and Minnie Wilemon and Betha Jackson donated additional land for the graveyard. As a reflection of the community's heritage, the Maypearl Cemetery is a significant reminder of the history of this part of Ellis County. (2001)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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