Flagler County GenWeb
AKA: Flagler Palms Memorial Gardens
Section 39, Township 12, S, Range 31, E (Plat 2, pg 11)
As of 15 July 2005
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of I-95 and State Road 100, go east about 1/4 mile. Turn south on Old Kings Road and go about one mile to the cemetery which lies on the east side of the road.
BACKGROUND: On 15 Jun 1923, the Dupont Holding Company deeded to W. Lea Bartlett, R. L. Harper, Ed Johnson, E. W. Johnston and D. B. Brown as trustees, 5 acres of land for the cemetery (Flagler CO Deed Book 6, pg 99). The cemetery was laid out in four blocks with plans for a chapel in the center which was never build. The lots in each block were 12' x 34' with a 6' alley on each side.
Deed No 1 was issued to my Grandfather William Frank Booe for Lot No 44 in Block 1. There is no date on this deed which I have in my possession. Deed No 2 was issued to D B Brown on 20 Jul 1924.The compiler was issued a deed for Lot No 6 in Block 4 of Hope Cemetery in August 1971. This deed was filed on 10 Aug 1971 in Book 37, page 323 of the official records of Flagler Co, FL. In July 1994, I visited the Flagler Co Courthouse and found that my deed was no longer on file. I was shown a paper that indicated that an inventory was conducted in 1981 and that page 323 of Book 37 was missing - the list of missing items was over a page long. On this same visit, I found the following information:
On 22 May 1980, a citizen of Flagler Co, conveyed her individually owned interest in Hope Cemetery to A. H. and Margie Craig of St Augustine, FL.
The last Board of Trustees of The Hope Cemetery Association, an unincorporated association, conveyed to A. H. and Margie Craig their interest in the cemetery on 30 May 1980. At this time, there were two parcels making up 4.831 acres.
On 08 Mar 1994, the Craig's conveyed their interest to Prime Succession of Florida, Inc, a Delaware corporation with an Indiana address. I do not know when the name of the cemetery was changed to Flagler Palms Memorial Gardens, nor do I know who currently owns same. The current owners should be commended, however for the outstanding manner in which the cemetery is being maintained.
NOTE: This listing was originally compiled in May 2001 and updated in July 2005 by taking digital images of the grave markers (1,670) and transferring that information to the listing. Any items contained in parenthesis were added by the compiler and do not appear on the grave markers. Dates that appear in parenthesis were obtained from obituaries, the Social Security Death Index and family histories.
The compiler was assisted in the production of this listing by Norma Durrance Turner and June Rodgers Smith, both descendants of Flagler County Pioneer Families.
Any corrections and/or additions should be sent to the compiler, © 2005 Claude Sisco Deen, Jr, P.O. Box 637, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-0637, (386) 439-2639, Sisco_Deen@hotmail.com.