TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Background Information

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

W.R. Conger Cemetery Studies



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA85-22
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: W.R. Conger
Title: W.R. Conger Cemetery Studies
Dates: Surviving Studies conducted in 1961 and 1962
Quantity: 1 box (12 Folders)
Language: The records are in English.

Background Information

William R. Conger taught Social Studies at Sunset High School in Oak Cliff, Texas for twenty-three years. Local history and genealogy were his main interest. He is best known for providing the impetus behind the restoration of the Millermore home and the formation of the Dallas County Heritage Society. Mr. Conger used the old cemeteries in Dallas County as a tool in teaching local history. His students were required to find the cemetaries, describe them, map the locations, and research as much as possible their backgrounds. The cemetery projects, in some instances, became oral history projects. The Students had to search for and talk to descendants. Mr. Conger made history into a tangible subject by introducing a first-hand look at the people and families involved.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains hand drawn maps both locating the cemeteries in Dallas and plotting of tombstones. A few photographs and research notes of several important Dallas gravesites are also included.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

W.R. Conger

Places:

Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects:

cemeteries

Titles:

W.R. Conger Cemetery Studies

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA85-22 W.R. Conger Cemetery Studies Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Location Maps
Marsh Family Cemetery
Cockrell Family Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery
El Manuel Cemetery
Smith's Hall Cemetery
Laurel Land Cemetery
McAdams Family Cemetery
Merrifield Family Cemetery
Oakland Cemetery
New Pioneer Cemetery
Grove Hill Cemetery
Ferris Cemetery
Cox Cemetery at White Rock
Grover Family Cemetery
Daniel Cemetery
Merrel Cemetery
Webbs Chapel Cemetery
Cochran Chapel Cemetery
Lisbon Cemetery
Lagow Cemetery
Miller Family (Millermore) Cemetery
Hillcrest Cemetery
Fishtrap Cemetery
Calvary Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Western Heights
1 2 Baily Family - Research recorded by two Civics students, Sunset High School: David Reed and Carolyn McDaniels. Includes: tombstone inscriptions, alphabetical index, family records from the Bailey and Jones family bible, and five photographs. Fall 1961
3 Beeman Memorial Cemetery (4600 Dolpnin Road) - Includes: history and family records.
4 Cameron Cemetery - Photographs only
5 Calvary Hill Cemetery - Map drawn by George Munden. Complete brochure included.
6 Cockrell/Arcadia Park - Gravesite listing, map, photograph, original ink drawing by student, Robert Stogsdill.
7 Fishtrap Cemetery - La Reunion settlement - List of colony members, no birth or death dates.
8 Horton Cemetery - Research by Summer School Civics Class, Sunset High School students: Robert Stogsdill and Carol Helton. Includes: Location map, (includes Arcadia Park), gravesite listing, four photographs, original ink drawing by Robert Stogsdill. 1961
9 McAdams Cemetery - Tombstone listing, rough location map. Research probably by Doug Willis. 1961
10 Memorial Cemetery Park - Case papers selling the land to the City of Dallas. For more information see MA85-8.
11 Scott Cemetery and J.W. Smith Cemetery - Brief sketches with some data.
12 Smith Hall Cemetery - Research by Robert Haley. Includes chronological report of research, inscriptions on tombstones, brief biographical sketches of family: Martha J.E. Mathis (1980-1876), William H. Mathis 91812-18780, and James G. Garvin (1830-1897), maps, photographs, and a letter to W.R. Conger dated May 25, 1962 concerning the cemetery. Summer 1962