Grayson County TXGenWeb


 
 
Olivet Cemetery
also known as the Mt. Olivet(t) Cemetery , Mt. Olive and Olive Grove Cemetery in Certificates.
Location is lost- Any information appreciated. I have collected this information about some of the burials. 
This is an African American Cemetery
and was located some- where near Denison. I think it is located in the SE area of Denison but not sure.
I have found an old newspaper article from Aug. in 1903, it mentions a Mt. Olive Church on Monterey St. in Denison, Was this cemetery near that and created by the church members?
Please,  i need a volunteer to locate & photograph this cemetery or report what happened to it.
I am sure there were many many more burials here in addition to these I have found:
Abrams, Victoria , she was a widow, black, 78 yrs old. Died 24 May 1912, of Brights disease at 613 W. Sears in Denison. Parent info not filled out the informant was Martha Johnson of Denison. 
She was listed as buried at Olive Grove Cemetery, a common name for Mt. Olivet.

Brantley, Lula, female / black/ married. 12 Jan 1880 - death date was not filled it, it read 'NO PHYSICIAN'. Date of burial was 25 Jan 1912. The early records were often poorly filled out. She was born in Dallas Co.,Tx. Dau. of Tone Carter b. in Ala. Mother 'don't know'. Informant was Joe Brantley of Denison. probably her husband. She was buried in the Olivet Cemetery.

Cheatham, Durwood     male/colored/married, died in the Katy Hospital in Denison of hypertensive heart disease, decompensation of heart and hypostatic pneumonia. He was born in 1903 and died 22 May 1947.
He was a Section Worker for the M.K.T. Railway (Katy). He was born in Tx. son of Glenny Cheatham & Emily Smith, both born in Tx. Lizzie Cheatham was the informant. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Coleman, Inez   female/ colored/ widow. 6 Jan 1886 - 24 Nov 1914. 28 yrs, 10 mos & 19 ds. She died of pellagra and a rectal fistula. She was born in Tx. dau. of Talley Giles b. in Ala. and Alice Smith.
Lola Chiles?, of Denison was the informant.  She was buried in the Olivett Cemetery.

Johnson, F. Marion  (Prob. Frances Marion) - male / colored / infant. 29 Sep 1914 - 19 Feb 1915. Died at 224 W. Walker St in Denison. Died of Gastro - enteritis and adenitis. He was born in Tx. son of F.J. Johnson & L.M. Poole, both born in Tx. F.M. Johnson of Denison was the informant. Buried in Olivett Cemetery.

Johnson, J.D.   male/colored/married  died 19 Jun 1913, age 24 yrs. He was killed by a train. The word 'Ray' at the top instead of an address. The main Katy RR railyard is in the north end of Denison and named Ray Yards so he probably died there. He was a Section Hand for the RR. 
He was born in Tx. son of O. L. Johnson & Lula Heath ,both born  in Tx. 
Milo Dannells was the informant. Marked as buried in Mt. Olive , Denison.

Love, Julia     female/colored/married  born 29 May, no year noted, she was 56 yrs old and died 17 Apr 1915 at 330 E. Shephard St. in Denison. She died of paralysis, second stroke of paralysis. She was born in Louisiana, dau. of Geo. Hollands b. in Miss. and Virginia McKinney b. in Louisiana. 
Mary Ida Love of Denison was the informant. Buried in Olivett Cemetery. 

Mason, Louis    male/colored/married, 4 Aug 1850 - 13 May 1916. He died at 617 W. Bond St. in Denison of cancer on his tongue and congestion of lungs. He was born in Tx. son of Adam Mason  & ... McKinney, both born in Virginia. A.A. Mason was the informant. Buried in the Olivett Cemetery.

Smith, Billie June , female/colored/ 11 Oct 1934 - 2 Feb 1937, lived and died at 413 W. Bond in Denison in a fire, cause of death suffocated & burned to death. Dau. of Elijah Smith & Nellie Redman, both born in Tx. Elijah Smith informant. Death Cert. has Olivet Cemetery written over Magnolia Cemetery, so they had changed the info to Olivet Cemetery after the cert. was written.

Smith, Loyce Bonita    female/ colored/ single  9 Jul 1936 - 2 Feb 1927, she died in a housefire at 413 W. Bond.  Dau. of Elijah Smith & Nellie Redman, both born in Tx. Elijah Smith informant.  This death Cert. also has Olivet Cemetery written over Magnolia Cemetery, so they had changed the info to Olivet Cemetery after the cert. was written.

Watson, Frank         male/colored/ widowed. Birthdate "Supposed Feb about 830" - died 16 Mar 1915, age 85 years and 1 mo.,  at 717 Lamar Ave. in Denison. He died of paralysis-hemiplegia and epileptic convulsion. He was a farmer and born in Virginia. Parents not listed. Informant was J.S. Love. Buried in the Olivett Cemetery.

 

Back to the Grayson County TXGenWeb Index page
If you find any of Grayson County TXGenWeb links inoperable,
please send me a message.
Visit the TXGenWeb State Page.
Visit the USGenWeb
WorldGenWeb
This page is maintained by Elaine Nall Bay ©2010