COLLEGEPORT GRAVES MARKED WITH
ROMAN NUMERALS

 

Harry Sundstrom

 I          Sundstrom, Harry

Location:                   28o44.527 N             096o10.211 W

 (Included on Mr. Liggett's list, but was later marked with a stone with his name and birth and death years)

 

Gust Draught

 II         Draught, Gust

Location:                   28o44.520 N             096o10.191 W           

 no information found

 

Matt Doyle Pierce

 III        Pierce, Matt Doyle                  Jun 17, 1914  Collegeport, TX            Mar 04, 1923 Collegeport, TX

Location:                   280o44.499 N          096o10.175 W           

MATT PIERCE JR.

Collegeport , Texas , Mar. 6.--The heart of Collegeport is filled with sorrow Saturday night at 11 o'clock little Matt Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Pierce, passed away. He attended school Friday but Saturday morning complained of a cold and it was thought he had a slight attack of influenza. At 5 p.m. he had an attack of acute indigestion and lived only five hours.

Little Matt was loved by every man, woman and child in Collegeport. A bright, handsome lad full of spirit and promise, and his sudden death brings sorrow not only to his parents but to all who knew him.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. A. B. Buchannan officiating and he was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

Overhead! look overhead!

'Mong the blossoms white and red,--

Look up, look up! I flutter now

On this fresh pomegranate bough.

See me! 'Tis this silvery bill

Ever cures the good man's ill,

Shed no tear! O, shed no tear!

The flower will bloom another year.

Adieu, adieu--I fly--adieu!

I vanish in the heaven's blue,--

Adieu, adieu!     --Keats.

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, March 9, 1923

 NOTES: Matt was the son of Matt and Frances Smaha Pierce [death certificate indicates mother is Margaret Allender, but it appears that Margaret was the mother of Matt Sr.]

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules April 14, 1910 - January 2, 1912

Matt Pierce of Red Oak, IA purchased 65 acres from the J. E. Pierce, 2nd sub-division

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules for Fred S. Robbins Ranch, September 10, 1910

 Matt Pierce, Collegeport , Texas , purchased Lot 3 E 1/2 in the West Division

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules for J. E. Pierce, Second property, January 3, 1912

 Matt Pierce, Red Oak, Iowa , E 1/2 of VE 1/4 in Section 10

 

Frances Margaret Pierce

 IV       Pierce, Francis Margaret                             Mar 26 1916 Matagorda County, Texas          Nov 08, 1920 Collegeport, Texas

Location:                   28o44.500 N             096o10.174 W           

 NOTES: Frances Margaret Pierce was the daughter of Matt and Frances Smaha Pierce.

 1910 Matagorda County Census

Justice Precinct #7               Enumeration District 142                    Sheet: 1B

Pierce, Matt, 46

Pierce , Frances L., 38

Pierce, Matt D. Jr., 5

Pierce, Frances M., 3 10/12

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules April 14, 1910 - January 2, 1912

Matt Pierce of Red Oak, IA purchased 65 acres from the J. E. Pierce, 2nd sub-division

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules for Fred S. Robbins Ranch, September 10, 1910

 Matt Pierce, Collegeport , Texas , purchased Lot 3 E 1/2 in the West Division

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules for J. E. Pierce, Second property, January 3, 1912

 Matt Pierce, Red Oak, Iowa , E 1/2 of VE 1/4 in Section 10

 

T. W. Hendrix

 V        Hendrix, T. W.                                              Jun 24, 1923     Jun 24, 1923

Location:                   28o44.514 N             096o10.191 W            Map: #55

 NOTES:

Family information indicates that the name was Thomas Warren Hendrix. He was born in Collegeport to George Rupert and Hester Belle Fulcher Hendrix.

 

Infant Duckworth

 VI       Duckworth, Infant

Location:                   unknown

 It is uncertain as to whether this child is the one buried in the cemetery, but information is included in the event that it is the same child. Stanley W. Duckworth was born January 23, 1911 in Collegeport to George and Della Hallett Duckworth. George Duckworth was the railroad agent in Collegeport.

 

William B. "Willie" Pfeiffer

 VII      Pfeiffer, William B. "Willie"                       Jun 1, 1888        Dec 29, 1910

Location:                   unknown

Palacios

 Mr. Willie Pfeifer, aged 22 years, died this morning at 8 o'clock of typhoid fever. Deceased had been a resident of Collegeport for the past two years.

The Matagorda County Tribune, January 6, 1911

 NOTES: Willie Pfeiffer was born in Columbia County , Pennsylvania and died in Collegeport. He was the son of William Pfeiffer born in Columbia County , Pennsylvania and Tabitha Deyke Pfeiffer born in Schoolskell County , Pennsylvania .

 1910 Matagorda County Census  ( Palacios , Texas )

Justice Precinct 9                 Enumeration District 145                    Sheet 3A

Household 53/53

Pfeiffer, William, 53, b Pennsylvania

Pfeiffer, Tabitha, 47, b Pennsylvania

Pfeiffer, William B., 21, b Pennsylvania

Pfeiffer, Bertha M., 20, b Missouri

Pfeiffer, Amandus D., 18, b Missouri

Pfeiffer, Howard V., b 11, b Missouri

Pfeiffer, Mary A., 7, b Missouri

 Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules for Collegeport Townsite April 6, 1910 - May 18, 1910

Wm. Pfeiffer, Palacios , Texas , block 60, lots 5-6 and block 115, lots 1-2

 

Daniel "Dan" Jackson

 VIII     Jackson, Daniel                                          Feb 14, 1866     Nov 02, 1915

Location:                   28o44.504 N             096o10.177 W            Map: #31

 Mr. Jackson was born in Ilinois and died in Collegeport from injuries sustained in an accident. His father was Jacob Jackson born in Illinois and his mother's maiden name was Burr. He was married to A. Jackson.

 

Blanche Mae Victoria Pfeiffer

 IX       Pfeiffer, Blanche Mae Victoria                Dec 28, 1915     Jan 15, 1916

Location:                   unknown

 NOTES: Blanche was the daughter of A. D. Pfeiffer b Richmond , Ray County, Missouri and Edna Anderson b Concord , Cedar County , Nebraska . It is possible that the actual birth date was December 27, 1915 .

Amandus D. Pfeiffer and Edna S. T. Anderson married Sep 9, 1914 in Matagorda County , Texas . (Original marriage certificate on file at Matagorda County Museum )

Burton D. Hurd Land Company Sales Schedules for Collegeport Townsite April 6, 1910 - May 18, 1910

Wm. Pfeiffer, Palacios , Texas , block 60, lots 5-6 and block 115, lots 1-2

William Pfeiffer was the grandfather of Blanche Mae Victoria Pfeiffer

 

Teddy Hunt

 X        Hunt, Teddy                                                                             Dec 30, 1919

Location:                   28o44.527 N             096o10.212 W

 NOTES: Teddy Hunt was the son of A. G. and Iona Corporon Hunt.

 

Tabitha Williams Reeves Bell

 XI       Bell, Tabitha (formerly Mrs. Reeves)

Location:                   unknown

 (Mr. Liggett listed a Mrs. Reeves on his list with the name Jack Reeves, Markham , Texas beside her name.)

Bell , Tabitha                                                           Mar 22, 1828      Dec 19, 1910

Tabitha Williams Reeves Bell was born in Illinois and died in Collegeport. Her mother's name was Tabitha Williams.

 

Alina Klein

 XII      Klein, Alina                                                                               Jun 09, 1917

Location:                   28o44.527 N             096o10.205 W

 JACOB KLEIN HOME AT COLLEGEPORT DESTROYED BY FIRE THIS MORNING.

Father and Child Suffer Severe Burns.

 The home of Mr. Jacob Klein at Collegeport and contents were totally destroyed by fire early this morning. Mr. Klein was starting a fire in the kitchen stove with kerosene oil when it exploded, causing the blaze.

In trying to save what he could Mr. Klein was severely burned about the hands, arms and face. A small child was also rescued from the building after having been severely burned.

The two were brought to the hospital in Bay City for medical attention.

The Matagorda County Tribune, June 15, 1917

[The child, Alina, died June 9, 1917 and was buried in Collegeport Cemetery ]

 NOTES: Alina's mother was Lyda Doering Klein.

 

Unknown Kline

 XIII     Unknown Kline child

Location:                   unknown

 (Mr. Liggett's list indicated that two Klein children were buried at Collegeport.)

 

Unknown

 XIV     Unknown

Location:                   28o44.486 N             096o10.194 W

 

 

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