Brewster County, Texas

Marathon Cemetery

Need Photos and Interments of this Cemetery

According to Albert Chambers, an early resident of Marathon, the first people who were buried in Marathon were six Chinese railroad workers.  They were buried on the north side of what later became the Albert Chambers home.  This burial site was slightly to the southeast of the Old Chambers Hotel, a local historical building.  Mrs. Fannie Harris, a long-time Marathon resident, related that the next burials were south of the old George Harris home in Beakley Draw known as the Village Green.  In 1905 a flood displaced many of the graves.  Mr. Guy Combs and Mr. W.J. McIntyre donated land south of town for an  Anglo cemetery as well as land for a Mexican cemetry.  Additional land was donated by the Combs family in 1951.  Mr. Lewis Harmon, another early Marathon resident, has stated that the first burial in the new cemetery was a Mr. Quick, although no record of his death has been located.  The rock  work for the entrance gate and four corner posts was done by L.Cordova in 1933.  The plaque on one of the entrance posts was donated by Laura & Thomas B. Henderson.  It reads as follows:

IN MENORY OF
THE DONORS OF THIS LAND
Guy S. Combs                    Nora C. McGehee
Lila C. Matthews                W.J. McIntyre
1902  Marathon Cemetery Ass'n 1961

A recent survey of the Anglo cemetery shows that there are 587 marked graves and approximately 127 unmarked and lost graves.  Approximately 12 graves remain in the civilian cemetery at Fort Pena Colorado, and only one grave remains in the military cemetery.  Several of the graves from these two cemeteries have been moved elsewhere.  Many unknown graves are located on area ranches.  No survey has been made of the Mexican cemetery.

Information in Magenta is from the Texas Death Certificates, furnished by Peggy Trammell Allen, July 2009

Allen, David M.
Allen, Irene
Armentrout, Nora Gene
Bomar, Edward Bain
Celaya,Rosa S. Santiago
Cavness, Rastus
Celaya, Rosa Santiago
Crawford, Rufus Hamilton
Dragoo, Benjamin Crawford
Dragoo, Margaret
Dragoo, Willie Lou Powell
Fischer, Regula
Garcia, Cruz G.
Garcia, Eulalio H.
Garcia, Juana O. Olvera
Garcia, Sr., Tiburcio Mata
Gibson, Guy Sheridan
Gibson, Infant Boy
Gibson, Juna
Giles, Marco Adam
Granger, Virginia Moore Young
Halliburton, Lalage Lucille
Halliburton, Otis U.
Hargus, William W.
Hernandez, Alfredo Ortiz
Hinojos, Felipe Olvera
Hinojos, Lazaro O.
Hinojos, Maria Gonzales Garcia
Hinojos, Paula O. Olvera
Hofacket, Benny Lee
Hollis, Hulda Fischer
Hollis, Jessie Henry
Hollis, Jr., John Robert
Hollis, Sr., John Robert
Lamothe, Louise Smith
Lee, Georgia Evelyn "Babe" Page
Lee, Guy
Lightfoot, Kenneth Ray
Maddox, Claude Allen
Maddox, Frances Helen Meeks
Martin, Sr., Glen Edward
Meeks, Alma Louise Smith
Meeks, James Newton
Nail, Bertha L.
Nail, Jack Houston
Oatman, Gertrude Odell
Oatman, William Arthur
O'Donnell, Orene
Olvera, Angel Jesus Garcia
Page, George Washington
Pineda, Savanna Elain
Rackley, Homer Glen
Rackley, Ira Price
Rackley, Ruby Lou Riggs
Rackley, Serina D.      D/O Simon Peter Heath
Rackley, Thomas Phinas
Rackley, William Wilson
Rainey, Otis Lynn
Roberts, Virginia Roberts Smith
Shuler, Dorine Oatman
Simpson, Henry E.
Simpson, John P.
Simpson, Peggy Lois
Simpson, Robert Lorenzo
Simpson, Sallie L.
Stewart, Gene J.
Stewart, Hattie P. Jones
Stewart Jr., Richard Elliott
Stewart Sr., Richard Elliott
Terrazas, Isabel S.
Terrazas, Santiago
Walker, Eunice Bond
Walker, John
Wiley, James Franklin
Wiley, Margaret Martha Rilla
Wyatt, William H.

Feb. 14, 1911
Sep. 12, 1912
Dec. 1, 1930
Mar. 25, 1925
Aug. 30, 1913
Oct. 5, 1908
Aug. 30, 1913
1841
Jan. 25, 1878
Apr. 2, 1882
Feb. 17, 1887
Jan. 6, 1851
May 03, 1934
no date
Aug. 17, 1908
Mar. 15, 1873
Feb. 22, 1873
Sep. 1938
1882
Sep. 9, 1918
June 28, 1917
Aug. 26, 1915
Oct. 8, 1904
May 28, 1921
Oct. 20, 1949
May 01, 1924
Dec. 17, 1892
Feb. 11, 1924
Jun. 18, 1900
Jun. 30, 1934
Mar. 28, 1880
Sep. 9, 1911
Apr. 17, 1905
Oct. 19, 1871
Nov. 18, 1917
Dec. 22, 1912
Sep. 23, 1914
May 01, 1934
May 17, 1916
Mar. 10, 1921
Jan. 27, 1906
Nov. 18, 1917
Jan. 11, 1914
1901
Feb. 10, 1900
Oct. 25, 1892
Jan. 2, 1887
1920
Nov. 1, 1955
no date
1999
Jan. 5, 1920
Mar. 6, 1888
Mar. 30, 1898
Jul. 16, 1836
Feb. 10, 1858
Jun. 24, 1883
Apr. 13, 1953
May 24, 1921
Feb. 11, 1914
Aug. 27, 1905
1865
Jul. 5, 1929
Jul. 13, 1913
1881
Aug. 3, 1926
1906
Jan. 14, 1925
May 4, 1896
Apr. 7, 1923
no date
1871
1864
Mar. 10, 1876
Jan. 1, 1885
Aug. 29, 1846

Apr. 24, 1997
Feb. 16, 2007
Mar. 15, 1934
Feb. 24, 1984
May 19, 2003
Jan. 3, 1951
May 19, 2003
1926
Jul. 5, 1951
Feb. 16, 1968
Nov. 6, 1938
Jan. 4, 1933
Aug. 27, 2007
Sep. 30, 1964
Feb. 28, 1990
Jan. 21, 1931
Jan. 21, 1931
Sep. 1938
1959
Jan. 1, 1997
July 13, 2000
July 29, 2007
Dec. 11, 1917
Nov. 18, 2004
Feb. 28, 2008
Oct. 3, 1985
May 31, 1979
Feb. 13, 1970
May 29, 1990
no date
Mar. 21, 1950
Jul. 11, 1980
Dec. 24, 1942
Jul. 9, 1945
Feb. 21, 2009
Jun. 19, 1997
May 05, 1994
Dec. 27, 1979
Feb. 19, 1979
Nov. 18, 1997
Apr. 22, 1966
Feb. 21, 2009
Apr. 26, 1955
1980
Jul. 18, 1968
Nov. 21, 1974
May 21, 1973
Aug. 14, 2002
Nov. 5, 2004
no date
Nov. 20, 2000
Dec. 11, 1967
May 15, 1963
Nov. 15, 1987
Feb. 14, 1926
Aug. 7, 1939
Oct. 6, 1969
Jul. 4, 1962
Nov. 8, 1964
Mar. 21, 2009
May 16, 1945
1946
Jul. 17, 1929
Apr. 14, 1942
1946
Mar. 4, 1999
Dec. 5, 1972
Sep. 30, 1943
Dec. 26, 1962
Feb. 12, 2007
no date
1954
1930
May 25, 1946
Jul. 19, 1938
Apr. 23, 1923

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