Magnolia Cemetery, League City, Texas
Magnolia Cemetery is an African-American cemetery located off 18th Street near the intersection of FM 646 and Highway 3. Known burials range from 1905 to 2005.  This survey of the cemetery was conducted by Betty Hendricks Dunquez, Melodey Mozeley Hauch, Floyd "Lanny" Martin, Lorena Haymon Martin and Betty Monk Ryman on May 24 and June 7, 2006.  Photographs of the tombstones were taken by Lanny Martin, and the entiries were compiled in Microsoft Excel by Melodey M. Hauch.  Extra research was conducted by Lanny Martin and Betty Dunquez.  They searched Texas and Galveston County records as well as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) to clarify names and dates.  This additional information appears in the "Remarks" column.  The cemetery has numerous military tombstones, and any unit information on the tombstone is included in the "Remarks" column.  There are many unmarked graves, and we will continue to research the burials and the history of the cemetery. A special thank you to John Humphrey of Mainland Funeral Home for his time and help on this project.   Please send historical information, additions and corrections to Melodey Hauch at rhauch@houston.rr.com.
Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date See Photo Remarks
Adams, Addie Mae 1881 1946 (photo) Shared grave with Charlie Adams
Adams, Charlie 1879 1955 (photo) Shared grave with Addie Mae Adams
Adams, Emmett Charles August 25, 1907 July 29, 1970 (photo)  
Adams, Rev. C. L. July 21, 1909 January 12, 1978 (photo) SSDI shows Clarence L. Adams, United Methodist Minister decal
Anderson, Rachel January 10, 1893 December 11, 1987 (photo) Shared grave with Todd Anderson
Anderson, Todd July 29, 1892 May 6, 1968 (photo) Shared grave with Rachel Anderson
Andrews,  John September 21, 1919 December 17, 1974 Unmarked  
Ashford,  Joe   March 16, 1914 August 9 1975 Unmarked  
Ball, Arthur C. O. May 23, 1938 October 9, 1949 (photo) Picture on stone, County records show Arthur C. Owens Ball
Ball,  Eugene July 6, 1906 October 15, 1969 Unmarked  
Ball, Maudrey DeRoven January 15, 1919 June 2, 1995 (photo) Shared grave with Sylvester Ball
Ball, Sylvester December 29, 1911 July 28, 1987 (photo) Shared grave with Maudrey Ball, unmarked grave adjacent
Bell,  Charlie, Sr. September 19, 1893 July 9, 1959 Unmarked  
Belser, Charles Jeff March 10, 1939 July 1, 1959 (photo) TX, Pfc. U.S. Marine Corps
Belser, Minnie 1880 1955 (photo)  
Bivens, Delila July 6, 1897 August 22, 1963 Unmarked  
Black,  Joseph William May 18, 1920 May 25, 1972 Unmarked  
Bolden, Douglas December 22, 1920 January 22, 1970 (photo) TX, Pfc. U.S. Marine Corps, World War II
Bradford, Jush M. February 19, 1900 July 6,1967 Unmarked  
Braggs,  Wilbert July 2, 1938 February 4, 1963 Unmarked  
Brockett, Columbus, Sr. June 16, 1888 July 12, 1976 (photo) Mainland Funeral Records show Birth year as 1880    
Broussard,  Louis December 11, 1892 January 1, 1976 Unmarked  
Brown,  Eula J. July 14, 1915 December 17, 1975 Unmarked  
Bullard, George July 15, 1896 November 30, 1967 (photo)  
Burroughs, Kathrine   January 29, 1958 Unmarked  
Burroughs, Roland October 30, 1887 July 16, 1958 Unmarked  
Cage, Ella   Feburary 22, 1957 Unmarked  
Caine, Charlie April 22, 1945 December 29, 1961 (photo)  
Chapel,  Toni Jerenen December 8, 1969 January 28, 1970 Unmarked  
Chatman, Elaine October 17, 1950 February 19, 1969 (photo)  
Chatman, Glenda Faye November 3, 1949 February 19, 1969 (photo) Elaine and Glenda Chatman died on the same day
Cole,  Antoine September 8, 1902 July 15 1976 Unmarked  
Collins,  Eula B.  September 20, 1905 January 12, 1975 Unmarked  
Collins,  Horce August 30, 1911 November 27, 1971 Unmarked  
Crockett, Roxie M., Mrs. September 25, 1943 June 13, 1964 (photo) SSDI has Roxie Marie Crockett
Davis, Rosa B. 1897 1967 (photo) TDI shows Rosa Bell Davis died on July 3, 1967
Dillard,  Haywood January 16, 1904 March 13, 1961 Unmarked  
Dixon,  Effie June 4, 1898 August 22, 1969 Unmarked  
Donahue, Minnie   May 29, 1921 (photo) Age 39
Dorsey, Jimmie March 26, 1928 January 12, 1958 (photo) Pfc. 1534 Engr. Dump Truck Co., World War II
Flagg,  Oneal April 25, 1906 February 1, 1961 Unmarked  
Filmore,? Mary White August 1, 1878 May 2, 1945 (photo) Difficult to read last name
Gates,  Johnson May 20, 1872 March 5, 1958 Unmarked  
Gigions, Bernard September 7, 1924 October 7, 1975 (photo) Pfc. U.S. Army, World War II, next to unmarked grave
Gigions, Rufus February 27, 1905 April 12, 1967 (photo) Texas, Pvt. 2517 Base Unit, AAF, World War II
Gill, Quintan August 24, 1886 July 23, 1963 Unmarked  
Goolsbee, Viola 1889 1957 (photo)  
Green,  Albert "Boo", Sr. January 3, 1899 10-Jan-74 Unmarked  
Green, Babe, Jr. October 9, 1932 June 14, 1962 Unmarked  
Green, Clovis Hartell September 14, 1948 July 26, 1970 (photo) Texas, Pvt. SVC. BTRY. 6 BN, 12th ARTY., Vietnam
Green,  Marjorie November 14, 1916 February 26, 1975 Unmarked  
Green, Quincy December 24 1907 June 6, 1976 Unmarked  
Greene,  Leon     December 28, 1961 Unmarked  
Guillory, Kyle Robert November 30, 1969 July 6, 1974 (photo)  
Guyton, Eddie Lee August 28, 1945 May 27, 1969 (photo) Death date broken off stone, date from TDI
Guyton, Willa Ada March 22, 1893 January 19, 1966 (photo)  
Hagler, Charles Kent June 16, 1928 June 1, 1971 (photo) U.S. Army, World War II
Hagler, James Wesley September 1, 1938 November 27, 1958 (photo) Three unmarked graves, one has Mother 1963 and Daddy 1952
Hagler, Joseph, Sr. May 19, 1918 February 25, 1972 (photo)  
Hall,  Leon George February 22, 1920 Setpember 21, 1960 Unmarked  
Hamilton, Joe, Sr. April 13, 1879 November 26, 1946 (photo) Picture on monument
Hamilton, Virginia   December 24, 1968 Unmarked  
Hamm, Sammy Anthony November 10, 1954 February 4, 1955 Unmarked  
Hannah, Harrison 1850 1931 (photo) 81 years
Hannam, Ella September 16, 1853 July 24, 1938 (photo)  
Hannam, Sonora June 4, 1901 October 25, 1968 (photo)  
Hargrow, Ambrus October 25, 1889 January 19, 1936 (photo) Texas, Wagoner, 367 Inf. 92 Div.
Harris,  George December 21 1883 February 22, 1976 Unmarked  
Hawkins,  Ellie August 9, 1892 February 11, 1975 Unmarked  
Hill,  Alan Craig October 4, 1961 April 15, 1963 Unmarked  
Hill, Darryl 1960 1974 (photo)  Texas Death Index shows 8/24/1974
Hill,  Evelyn July 23, 1904 March 9, 1971 Unmarked  
Hill,  Lawrence July 11, 1937 May 14, 1975 Unmarked  
Hill, Smithie August 21, 1915 July 25, 1963 (photo)  
Hill, Wallis February 22, 1905 January 1, 1992 (photo) Unmarked grave at foot
Hobbs, Josephine A. April 14, 1912 August 1, 2001 (photo) Unmarked grave to right
Hobbs,  Baby Estes DiJohn October 6, 1972 March 16, 1973 Unmarked Age 5 mo 10 days
Hobbs,  Lillie  November 6, 1883 November 27, 1961 Unmarked  
Hobbs, Obie, Jr. October 26, 1909 January 25, 1978 (photo) Picture on stone
Hobbs,  Obie, Sr. January 26, 1877 April 1, 1958 Unmarked  
Holland, Chester, Jr. April 15, 1943 August 10, 1960 (photo)  
Horne, Rev. Jake February 5, 1884 July 4, 1969 (photo) Texas Death Index shows Jake Horne
Howard, Robert August 11, 1893 November 23, 1964 Unmarked  
Humphrey,  Calvin February 3, 1909 February 26, 1975 Unmarked  
Jackson, Charlotte June 9, 1864 March 25, 1918 (photo) Age 54
Jackson, Effie Louise December 16, 1926 July 11, 1950 (photo)  
Jackson, Emily B. April 5, 1894 January 8, 1977 (photo) Picture on stone
Jackson, Harry J. March 8, 1890 October 12, 1950 (photo)  
Jackson, John H. February 13, 1929 February 14, 2005 (photo) Pvt., U.S. Army, World War II
Jenkins, Dorothy L. September 9, 1929 May 17, 1975 (photo)  
Jenkins, Maggie Lee   May 2, 1969 (photo) SSDI has birth date of May 20, 1934
Johnson,  Annie Mae November 2, 1890 August 16, 1962 Unmarked  
Johnson,  Mary Lee April 26, 1911 October 29, 1964 Unmarked  
Johnson,  Orean June 23 1909 September 3, 1969 Unmarked  
Jones,  Agnes February 18, 1882 July 16, 1969 Unmarked  
Jones, Allen   March 4, 1942 (photo) Texas, Pvt. 1st Cl, 331 Serv. Bn.
Jones,  Assay W.  August 7, 1887 July 18, 1973 Unmarked  
Jones, Joshua April 2, 1905 September 7, 1962 (photo)  
Jones, Katie E. 1886 1952 (photo) County records show Katie Ethel Jones died 12/19/1952, stone damaged
Jones, Paul, Jr. February 12, 1920 July 14, 1972 (photo) Tec 4, H&S Co. 868, Engr. Avn. Bn., World War II
Jones, Paul, Sr. January 31, 1892 August 14, 1961 (photo)  
Jones, Raymond   September 2, 1960 Unmarked  
Jones, Robert   April 18, 1957 Unmarked  
Jones,  Roberta July 10, 1910 April 16, 1967 Unmarked  
Jones,  Roland, Sr. June 12 1903 May 4, 1969 Unmarked  
Jones, Sherman January 12, 1965 April 15, 1965 Unmarked  
Jones,  Sylvia October 24, 1913 September 7, 1971 Unmarked  
Kinnard,  Andrew David May 15, 1881 April 5, 1960 Unmarked  
Laday, Calvin January 18, 1920 November 18, 1958 (photo)  
Lampkin, Sonia J. July 31, 1928 May 23, 1964 (photo) Unmarked grave at foot
Lee, Minnie December 25, 1909 January 7, 1969 Unmarked  
Leeds,  Laurel August 28, 1912 August 21, 1970 Unmarked  
Lena,  Willie Ann August 10, 1888 June 10, 1975 Unmarked  
Lewis, Haywood May 4, 1916 February 9, 1974 Unmarked  
Lewis,  Mildred April 7, 1920 September 28, 1971 Unmarked  
Little, Juanita L. June 5, 1947 April 6, 1957 (photo) Picture on stone
Logan, Faurnett   December 1, 1905 (photo) Age 14, unmarked grave to the left
Long, Rev. Thurman L. July 14, 1900 January 26, 1964 (photo) United Methodist Minister decal on stone, Texas Death Index shows Thurman Louis Long
Louis, Lena, Mrs.   November 31, 1969 (photo) Picture on stone missing
Love, Rosa Lee April 10, 1905 October 20, 1975 (photo) Mainland Funeral Records shows Birth date 10/4/1905
Mason, Clarence July 5, 1914 September 6, 1975 (photo) Tec 5, U.S. Army, World War II
Mason, Emmerline August 2, 1890 August 7, 1961 (photo)  
Mason, Georgia April 30, 1926 October 25, 1964 (photo)  
Mason, Melvin     Unmarked  
Mason, John 1879 1946 (photo) Sunken stone
Mason, Vernon January 21, 1901 June 28, 1966 (photo)  
Matthews, Frank James October 18, 1883 June 8, 1957 Unmarked  
Matthews, James H. September 9, 1931 December 8, 1968 (photo) Texas, Cpl., U.S. Army
Matthews, Oliva July 20, 1890 October 20, 1974 (photo)  
Maxie, Johnnie Mae June 29, 1930 June 8, 1974 Unmarked  
Maxey,  Charity January 1, 1899 January 28, 1975 Unmarked Age 76
Maxey,  Lewis March 24 1894 February 1, 1968 Unmarked  
McDonald, Edward   December 19, 1921 (photo) Texas, Cook, 816 Pioneer Inf.
McDonald, Hamilton   August 29, 1929 (photo) Texas, Pvt., 815 Pioneer Inf.
McDonald, Sampson   January 26, 1938 (photo) Texas, Pvt. 1st cl., 863 Co. Trans. Corps.
McKensie, Hood B. October 9, 1906 June 18, 1961 (photo) Mainland Funeral Records show Birth 10/9/1904 Death  6/18/1962     
McKinney, Charley Earl November 16, 1930 February 2, 1955 (photo) Cpl. 548 Engr. Tx., Svc. Bn., Korea
McKinney, James Eugene, Sr. May 29, 1937 May 5, 2003 (photo)  
McKinney, Perry   December 19, 1960 (photo)  
McKinney, Sweetie February 5, 1893 August 23, 1969 (photo)  
Meneff,  Anna June 5, 1879 April 27, 1969 Unmarked  
Monroe, Richard Willie   January 7, 1926 (photo) Texas, Boy 1st cl., U.S. Coast Guard
Moore,  Mattie April 5, 1910 December 12, 1967 Unmarked  
Nash,  Ida Lee November 12, 1892 April 1, 1975 Unmarked  
Nash, W. March 26, 1900 November 22, 1910 (photo)  
Neco, Ellisa Martine May 22, 1962 February 24, 1964 (photo) Birth date from Mainland Funeral Records 
Nelson,  Shirley Ann May 4, 1945 August 20, 1972 Unmarked  
Norwood, Glen   October 19, 1937 (photo) Texas, Pvt. 815 Pioneer Inf.
Nunn, Johnnie Mae October 5, 1935 March 18, 1976 (photo) Mainland Funeral Records show birth year as 1934
Paige, Etta Mae January 3, 1923 March 29, 1958 Unmarked  
Palmer, Johnny Ray, Sr. February 22, 1952 January 23, 1973 (photo)  
Patterson, G. October 22, 1882 August 6, 1964 (photo)  
Patterson, James C.   March 15, 1918 (photo) Texas, Pvt. 321 Labor Bn., sunken unmarked grave below Patterson grave
Perkins, Alex, Jr. October 14, 1930 July 12, 1947 (photo) TX, Pvt. 97 Engr. Serv. Bn., World War II
Pitman,  Ethel Mae October 20, 1906 March 3, 1968 Unmarked  
Poter, Jim H.?? October 8, 1877 March 2, 1960 (photo)  
Price Annie Elizabeth   June 21, 1955 Unmarked  
Ray, Cora Lee October 28, 1926 April 7, 1966 (photo)  
Ray, Dave, Jr. March 3, 1920 October 10, 1977 (photo) Pfc., U.S. Army, World War II, unmarked grave beside his
Ray, Ida Lee April 28, 1916 November 22, 1975 (photo)  
Ricks, John L., Jr. November 11, 1919 February 7, 1965 (photo) TX, TSgt. Med. Det. 1330 Engr. Regt., World War II
Ross, Annie February 28, 1896 January 10, 1952 (photo) Unmarked grave to the left of Annie Ross
Ross, Eliza   February 5, 1967 (photo)  
Ross, Gomel D. 1909 1962 (photo) Masonic emblem
Ross,  William November 15, 1893 February 10, 1959 Unmarked  
Russell,  Emma July 5, 1893 June 20, 1975 Unmarked  
Samuel,  Mary Lee October 2, 1919 December 23, 1967 Unmarked  
Samuels, Owen May 26, 1911 March 9, 1975 (photo) Pvt., U.S. Army
Sheilley, Therman February 14, 1926 March 4, 1981 (photo)  
Shelley, Lillian Mary October 18, 1933 November 4, 1973 (photo)  
Shelton, Lennis E. February 2, 1901 December 19, 1975 Unmarked  
Sherwood, Auatrilia October 23, 1906 June 20, 1960 Unmarked  
Simmons, James R., Sr. July 2, 1924 April 24, 1974 (photo) STM3, U.S. Navy, unmarked broken stone above and left of Simmons grave
Simmons, Renee October 1, 1963 October 2, 1963 Unmarked  
Simmons, Robert Albert May 24, 1951 July 3, 1965 (photo)  
Slauhter, C. E.   March 3, 1910 (photo) Age 58
Smith, Bertha   August 15, 1921 (photo) Age 11
Smith,  Hazely James November 8, 1908 July 20, 1965 Unmarked  
Stewart,  Shirley Marie March 22, 1960 March 17, 1974 Unmarked Age 13
Taylor,  Mary June 1, 1866 July 14, 1956 Unmarked  
Taylor,  Percy December 12 1901 December 2 1971 Unmarked  
Thomas, Charles September 6, 1920 February 2, 1961 Unmarked  
Thorton,  Oscar September 8, 1967 August 26, 1968 Unmarked  
Timmons, Amanda   July 11, 1936 (photo)  
Timmons, Annie Lee 1895 1949 (photo) County death records show 11/1/1949
Timmons, Tyler   November 13, 1918 (photo) Age 45, broken stone next to him with "age 77"
Toussaint, Robert V. 1910 1981 (photo) Texas Death Index shows 3/27/1981
Toussiant, Leslie J. November 17, 1915 September 18, 1967 (photo) TSgt., U.S. Army, World War II
Vorsburgh, Mildrew E. 1916 1966 (photo) Texas Death Index shows 6/30/66
Waddy, Jane November 15, 1880 March 30, 1960 (photo)  
Waddy, Lorene May 31, 1914 April 14, 1971 (photo)  
Wardell, Minnie Ola November 30, 1892 September 27, 1957 (photo)  
Ware, A. 1879 1937 (photo) Picture on stone, County records shows Arthur Ware died 3/17/1937
Washington,  George   April 29, 1956 Unmarked  
Washington,  Lucy May 3, 1890 July 11, 1962 Unmarked  
Watkins,  Elroy   March 11, 1962 Unmarked  
Wheaton, Amelia August 31, 1914 December 28, 1975 Unmarked  
Wheelock, Catherine July 28, 1918 May 1, 2003 (photo)  
Wheelock, L.B., Sr. June 8, 1915 September 3, 1971 (photo) Plot has an unmarked grave
Whitfield, Charlie August 5, 1921 December 13, 1956 (photo)  
Whiting, Rosa December 19, 1917 November 24, 1970 Unmarked  
Wilkins, James Luther, Sr. January 14, 1909 August 23, 1967 (photo)  
Wilkins, Ola V. October 31, 1910 September 2, 1984 (photo)  
Wilks, Henry James July 16, 1870 Feburary 23, 1958 Unmarked  
Williams, Alice August 12 1914 April 23, 1972 Unmarked  
Williams, Effie March 20, 1886 December 12, 1946 (photo)  County Death Index shows 12/12/1945
Williams, J. O. March 8, 1891 March 16, 1955 (photo)  
Williams, Joseph O., Jr. May 18, 1920 May 25, 1972 (photo)  
Winfield, Celia October 25, 1878 February 2, 1958 Unmarked  
Winfield, Elic May 9, 1857 October 15, 1915 (photo) Shared stone with Rosy Winfield
Winfield, Rosy July 12, 1858 January 3, 1909 (photo) Shared stone with Elic Winfield
Wiley,  James M.  August 12 1880 November 13, 1976 Unmarked  
Woods, Marvin P., Jr. August 19, 1968 September 19, 1968 (photo) Next to unmarked grave
Young, Smith  August 16, 1888 October 29, 1957 Unmarked  
Zenno, John D. July 23, 1872 December 22, 1958 (photo) Shared grave with Willie Ann Zenno, County records show death date as 12/22/1957
Zenno, Willie Ann August 10, 1888 June 10, 1975 (photo) Shared grave with John D. Zenno
 
Last Updated on 6/7/2006
By MMH 
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