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Please contact Ernie Deats for information:
P. O. Box 1117 - Dickinson, TX 77539
281-337-3954 - 713-252-7957
IN MEMORY OF THOSE THAT SERVED TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE
Deloye Ray Alford - WW II Victor Kirklighter - Vietnam War
John W. Averitt - WW I Frederick F Luhning - WW II
Thomas Wayne Barker - WW II Carl B. McDougal - WW II
A. Mickey Battistoni - WW II Jack Curtis Melton - WW II
Charles T. Bear - WW I Robert C. Muller - WW I
Lawrence Biondo - WW II Leon Joseph Napoli - Korean War
Phillip Roy Carona - Korean War Elmer H. Neumann - WW II
Emanuel Endresen - WW I George Willis Richards - WW II
Gabriel Galli - WW I Arthur L. Schmidt - WW II
Paul James Galli - WW I Frederick W. Schmidt - WW II
Paul James Galli - WW I George B. Schmidt - WW II
Maurice M. Green - Korean War Walter F. Schmidt - WW I
Percy J. Hartman - WW I Frank E. Strom - WW I
Guy G. Hennisen - WW I Charles H. Tuttle - Spanish American War
James W. Horton - WW II Charles H. Tuttle, Jr. - WW II
John Herman Jones - WW I Willie Reuben Watts - WW II
Chester Leroy Woods, Jr. - WW II
We would like to thank Will and Pharulene Deats for their help in compiling this information. We would also
like to recognize Eunice Lanning Andrus, Lucille Smith Craddock, Rose Powell and Ella Lee Sheffield,
members of the Texas City Ancestry Searchers who in June 1977 helped to publish information on the
Dickinson City Cemetery.
HISTORY OF DICKINSON CITY CEMETERY
by Wilson and Phraulene Deats
P.O. Box 32
Dickinson, TX 77539-0032
by the progress of the world around it, the old
The cemetery has a long history. Prior to 1882, the land was owned by W. P. Ballinger, who in that year signed a quit-claim to W. S. Deats et al, for the purpose of building a Methodist church.
1900 Storm destroyed the church building and the church was rebuilt on higher
ground. Several members of the
congregation died before the church was destroyed and were buried on the
grounds. The cemetery has more than 400
grave sites, many belonging to
Some of the original records were destroyed in 1961 by Hurricane Carla. After Hurricane Alicia, there was a city-wide clean-up of the cemetery. With professional lawn service, it has remained in good condition. It is maintained mostly from donations given by the families of relatives buried there.
Monday, December 5, 2004 the Tejas Bluebonnet Trails
Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames 17th Century dedicated a
historical marker. One of the objectives
of the Colonial Dames is to help preserve the records and historical sites of
For nearly 60 years Wilson Deats has been the caretaker of the records. He works with local funeral homes in the location for the lots and with families seeking information on the lots.
If you have never visited the cemetery, it is located to the south of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
This information current as of May 2008, burials will be added as received.