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Alto Springs Cemetery

GPS Coordinates 31.289412, -96.674919


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·         Alto Springs Cemetery is actually quite a ways from the road, way back in the middle of private land around FM 2745 and FM 413

·         This area of land is completely fenced and thick with trees and brush

·         Some tombstones are almost completely covered over and the weeds are 4 foot high in most areas

·         Joseph Byrd and Tabitha (Massengale) Rogers came to Falls County, Texas after 1855, where he purchased 2,000 acres of land in the Sarah Pillow Survey. It was here that he built his log cabin, and donated land for the Alto Springs Cemetery. His broken tombstone indicates that he was a Methodist, and a Mason

·         Updated as info is submitted

 

Alto Springs Cemetery Highway Sign
Submitted by J. L. Cain

Alto Springs Cemetery Highway Sign
Submitted by Delores Oliver

Alto Springs Cemetery Highway Sign
Submitted by Delores Oliver

Gate Leading Into The Cemetery
Submitted by Delores Oliver

     The Community Center is just inside of a gate on FM 2745 where the sign says "Alto Springs Cemetery".  Annie Lee McCarver Davis, born in Kosse, lived in Alto Springs, has lived in Waco for close to 60 years, said that as a small child, she and the other children would sing and have plays on the stage just beyond the piano.  She said they would have square dances all the time here, and on Sundays they would have church.  She thinks the Community Center was built in 1931, but before it was built, there was a 3 room schoolhouse close by, with porches on each side and little cloak rooms where they hung up jackets and a shelf where they put their lunch.  She started first grade there (around 1929).  The schoolhouse was moved at some point, and she had been told it was moved to Marlin and that a family lived in it, but she is not sure if that is true.  She says that the community center was actively used from when it was first built in 1931 until she was 20, which would have been 1943.

Outside View Of Old Community Center Near Alto Springs Cemetery
Submitted by Delores Oliver

Outside View Of Old Community Center Near Alto Springs Cemetery
Submitted by Delores Oliver

Inside View of Old Community Center Near Alto Springs Cemetery
Submitted by Delores Oliver

Inside View of Old Community Center Near Alto Springs Cemetery
Submitted by Delores Oliver

Hidden Fence Behind All The Vines In Alto Springs Cemetery
Submitted by Delores Oliver

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Last Name

First Name

Birth

Death

Notes

BUTTRILL

John Wilkins

Sep 16 1830

Feb 04 1862

Full name and dates submitted by Brenda Scott Hines

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

CAIN

Catherine

Jan 19 1900

Feb 16 1928

Daughter of Thomas R. and S. C. Cain

CAIN

Sallie A.

Aug 8 1847

Jul 2 1927

“Mother”

 

Another view of Sallie A. Cain tombstone

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

CAIN

Mary R. (Swann)

Sep 25 1817

Oct 18 1915

Wife of Thomas J. Cain

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

CAIN

James Andrew

Oct 8 1847

Feb 19 1936

James Andrew Cain was born in Florida to Thomas J. and Mary Rives Swann Cain

All info from the Cain Family Bible, dated 1865 and submitted by Donna Owen, Great Grand Niece

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

CAIN

Louisa Georgia Americus (Warren)

Aug 26 1849

Feb 8 1907

Wife of James Andrew Cain

All info from the Cain Family Bible, dated 1865 and submitted by Donna Owen

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

CAIN

Thomas J.

Jul 29 1818

Aug 17 1886

All info and picture submitted by Delores Oliver

CAIN

Rev. Thomas R.

Sep 2 1854

Mar 19 1929

“He lived and served God”

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

COLLINS

Lucia A.

Jul 17 1848

Nov 04 1879

Wife of T. B. Collins

All info and picture submitted by Delores Oliver

DAVIDSON

Dr. G. L.

No Date

Nov 30 1887


DAVIS

Sallie

Sep 16 1859

Feb 21 1885

Tombstone erected by sister and daughter

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

DAVIS

Robert

Mar 2 1859

Aug 8 1860

Son of W. M. and M. E. Davis

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

DAVIS

William

Jun 5 1832

Aug 23 1874

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

DAVIS

Unknown

No Date

No Date


DAVIS

Ada Lee

Dec 4 1891

Aug 30 1902

Daughter of Wiley and I. Davis

FENNER

Mary Jane (Rogers)

Apr 11 1843

Nov 10 1897

Wife of S. J. Fenner

GARRETT

R.

Oct 4 1901

Aug 13 1902


HUDGINS

S. I.

No Date

No Date


HUNT

Infant Daughter

Aug 7 1892

Aug 7 1892

Infant Daughter of W. G. and L. R. Hunt

KIDD

Rev. William L.

Jul 24 1825

Dec 30 1892

He was the son of Webb and Rebecca Allen Kidd and brother to Dr. T. O. Kidd who are all buried in the Alto Springs Cemetery.  He was a Methodist minister and a teacher, as well as the postmaster in Alto Springs in 1899.

Info submitted by Teresa Carneal Sanofsky

KIDD

Rebecca

Feb 1798

Jun 22 1885

Wife of Webb Kidd

 

“Age 87 yrs. 4 mos.”

Other Views of Tombstone

View 1

View 2

View 3

Pictures submitted by Delores Oliver

KIDD

Webb

Mar 1795

Jan 18 1883

Husband of Rebecca Kidd

“Age 87 yrs. 10 mos.”

Other Views of Tombstone

View 1

View 2

View 3

Pictures submitted by Delores Oliver

KIDD

Maggie V.

No Date

Apr 4 1873

Wife of W. Z. Kidd

“Age 33 yrs.”

KIDD

Dr. T. O.

No Date

May 27 1867

Son of Webb and Rebecca Kidd

Info submitted by Teresa Carneal Sanofsky

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

KIMBALL

Claud Livingston

Sep 22 1878

Dec 4 1879

Son of S. M. and E. V. Kimball

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

LEHN

J. H.

No Date

Jul 22 1883

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

LEWIS

P. G.

No Date

Sep 24 1878

Wife of F. A. Lewis

“Age 48 yrs.”

OLIVER

Beary H.

Dec 14 1870

Sep 12 1880

OWEN

OWEN

Oscar T.

Nov 24 1875

Jun 13 1899

Oscar T. Owen grave is inside an iron fence erected by Rosa Owen

PRICE

G. W.

No Date

No Date

CO E 35TH TEXAS CAV

CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

RIDDLE

T. J. G.

Jan 14 1858

Sep 15 1900

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

RIDDLE

R. F.

Nov 30 1857

Mar 25 1899

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

RIDDLE

V.

Sep 21 1876

Jun 19 1900


RIDDLE

E. R.

Jun 28 1897

Aug 14 1900


ROGERS

Charles W.

Nov 20 1867

Jul 19 1892

Charles W. Rogers was born in Limestone County, Texas and died in Kosse, Texas

Son of Larkin and Mary (Aycock) Rogers

Poem on bottom of Headstone

Pictures submitted by Delores Oliver

ROGERS

Joseph Byrd

Jun 6 1806

May 23 1867

Death date submitted by Brenda Scott Hines

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

ROGERS

Thomas B.

May 12 1872

Jun 29 1873

Son of H. J. and L. M. Rogers

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

TALLY

Alma A.

Mar 13 1868

Aug 26 1880

Daughter of A. D. and J. H. Tally

THOMPSON

Maggie C.

Apr 20 1865

Apr 27 1910

Wife of W. R. Thompson

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

THOMPSON

Maggie C.

Nov 3 1902

Nov 3 1902

Daughter of W. R. and M. C. Thompson

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

THOMPSON

James Foy

Jul 14 1891

Jan 24 1908

Son of W. R. and M. C. Thompson

THOMPSON

Sarah L.

Apr 1 1884

Apr 1 1884

Daughter of W. R. and M. C. Thompson

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

WARREN

Emery Gillis

Nov 2 1893

Jul 30 1907

Son of G. W. and M. E. Warren

WARREN

G. W.

Sep 18 1856

Mar 6 1925


UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

This tombstone was unreadable

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

This tombstone was unreadable

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

This tombstone was unreadable

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver

UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

This tombstone was unreadable

Picture submitted by Delores Oliver


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