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Infant Girl Bagley

Bagley, Infant girl                                                  Nov 19, 1940    Nov 19, 1940

Location:                              unknown

NOTES: This child was the daughter of William Wyman Bagley born in Huntler , Oklahoma and Vivian Mary Clark Bagley born in Madisonville , Madison County, Texas.

Nannie K. Brown Bonnett

Bonnett, Nannie K. (Mrs. Benjamin Lewis)           Oct 18, 1852 Arkansas      Apr 6, 1938 Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas

Location:                              28o44.495 N             096o10.167 W

Mrs. B. L. Bonnett

Mrs. B. L. Bonnett, age, 85 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hill in Richmond , Texas , yesterday at 12:30 p.m.   Mrs. Bonnett had made her home there for the past 9 months. She formerly lived at Markham , Texas .

Mrs. Bonnett is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Hill of Richmond, and Mrs. Kimball Roberts of Snyder , Texas , 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held from the Walker-Matchett Funeral Home this afternoon at 2:30 with the Christian Science service being read. Interment in Collegeport Cemetery .

The Matagorda County Tribune, April 7, 1938

B. L. Bonnett married Mrs. Nannie K. Brown on Nov 13, 1912 in Matagorda County , Texas . (Original marriage certificate on file at the Matagorda County Museum )

North "Butch" Cable

Cable, North                                                           May 1867          Nov 25, 1936

Location:                              unknown
(early map indicated in western part of the cemetery)


North Cable, age 70 years, died at his home in Collegeport , Texas , Wednesday morning at one-thirty o'clock. Mr. Cable had been a resident of this county for some time, and was engaged in the fig business when it was introduced in this section. Mr. Cable leaves no survivors. He had lived by himself since coming here from Illinois .

Funeral services were held Wednesday at three p.m. at the Community House at Collegeport with Rev. Geo. Gillespie of the Presbyterian Church, Palacios, officiating. Burial was in the Collegeport cemetery under the direction of Taylor Bros.

The Matagorda County Tribune, December 3, 1936

Two times this month the grim reaper has taken toll from this community. First the passing of Burton D. Hurd and with him some of his many dreams for further progress. Wednesday morning at one o’clock another character, who in no less manner, filled his place in the community life, North Cable was called to his fathers. North came here from Springfield, Illinois, about twelve years ago, as an employee of the Collegeport Fig Orchard Company and how well he filled the position is well known. For several years he was janitor of the local school and to his credit I record that never was there such a janitor. North loved flowers, shrubs, trees, bird and animal life. He loved flowers and they love him. He had what every man does not possess. He had the ability to make flowers grow and bloom. He gave each plant individual attention and they sprang into his arms spreading their fragrance on the air. Had the school pupils appreciated his work the campus would this day be ablaze with the colors of the rainbow. Instead they trampled on the flower beds, tore up, broke up and threw away the young shrubs and trees which he planted with loving care and much labor. A bunch of lawless rubes with home training lacking. None of them cared for beauty and so North, being disgusted, ceased his efforts. The school pupils evidently prefer a jungle of weeds and tall grass. North was a man of strong, rugged character. He wanted to work at some project of value to himself and others. He wanted to be independent, make his own living and pay his way. Modest and diffident, he spoke little except to his intimates. He owned his own little home on the bayshore and there he lived in bachelor style. He was seventy years of age. North Cable well filled his place in this community and there is no person left who loves plant life and all nature evidences as did he. His life work was well done. Funeral was held in the church house with Reverend George Gillespie reading the service. Many old friends brought the bloom he loved. Taylor Brothers were in charge and interment in the local cemetery. May God receive and rest his pain racked soul.

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, December 3, 1936

NOTES: Mr. Cable was born in Pennsylvania.

Severe Camacho

Camacho, Severe                                                                             Feb 22, 1931

Location:                              unknown

NOTES: Mr. Camacho was 69 years old when he died at Citrus Grove  and was widowed. His father was Luz Camacho who was born in Mexico and his mother was Eutimia Diaz Camacho also born in Mexico.

Axel Robert Drott

Drott, Axel Robert                                          Jul 25, 1891 Askeryd, Ostergotland
                                                                            Died after his arrival in the US on April 19, 1911                                                    

Location:                              unknown

Came in his casket, sad story of a young immigrant who died en route to Collegeport. Here follows the account of the death of Axel Robert Drott, who left Sweden to join his brothers, Alban and Gustave Drott of this city. He was picked up on the Houston streets a very sick boy and died there. The remains were brought to Collegeport on Monday where a large number citizens accompanied the sorrowing brothers to the cemetery for interment.

Collegeport Chronicle

John Daniel Gregory

Gregory, John Daniel                                           Sep 08, 1871     Dec 25, 1930

Location:                              28o44.485 N             096o10.152 W

NOTES: Mr. Gregory was born in Lavaca County , Texas and died in Collegeport. His parents were Jim and Sarah Ann Nolan Gregory and were both born in Texas .

Infant Boy Halick

Halick, Infant boy                                                  Oct 10, 1923     Oct 12, 1923

Location:                              unknown

NOTES: This child was born and died in Citrus Grove and was the son of John and  Adelaide R. Bonneau Halick.

John Halick and Adelaide Bonneau married Jan 2, 1922 in Matagorda County . (Original marriage certificate on file at the Matagorda County Museum .

James Henry "Uncle Dum" Hamilton

Hamilton, James Henry                                 Nov. 25, 1850?           Oct 11, 1922

Location:                              unknown

Mr. Hamilton lived on the claim next to the family of B. V. and Sadie Merck when they lived in Custer County, Oklahoma. After the Merck family moved to Collegeport in 1908, Mr. Hamilton followed sometime after 1910 and lived with the Merck family until his death. It is believed he was a Union veteran of the Civil War. The picture below was taken while he still lived in Oklahoma.  (Information and picture provided by John M. Merck, Jr.)


Perlee Harris

Harris, Perlee                                                                                     Sep 11, 1934

Location:                              unknown

Perlee Harris was African-American, born in Texas and widowed. She was 78 years old at the time of her death.

Mrs. Daniel Jackson
Amelia Sampson Jackson

Jackson, Mrs. Daniel                                May 22, 1892                                        May 2, 1928

Location:                              28o44.505 N             096o10.179 W

Old residents will remember Mrs. Daniel Jackson who used to live on the Slough Ranch. Mrs. Jackson died at Gulf and was buried in the Collegeport cemetery Thursday. She leaves four sons, three of them married, and two daughters, both married. --The Matagorda County Tribune, May 25, 1928

Amelia Sampson Jackson was born in Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

Mrs. Jackson was the informant for her husband's (Daniel) death certificate and her name was listed as A. Jackson.

Joe Wilborn Kevett

Kevett, Joe Wilborn                                              Aug 05, 1929     Jul 29, 1931

Location:                              unknown

Joe Wilborn Kevett was born in Oklahoma and was the infant son of Joe William Kevett Additional records indicate his parents were Canadian.

Infant Boy Laxton  

Laxton, Infant boy                                                 Aug 05, 1938    Aug 05, 1938

Location:                              unknown

NOTES: This child was born in Palacios and was the son of Jessie Edgar Laxton b Texas and Lucille Frankie Provence/Province b Texas . The actual birth date was possibly August 4, 1938 .

Infant Maddox

Maddox, Infant                                                       Jun 13, 1956     Jun 13, 1956

Location:                              unknown

NOTES: This infant was the child of Morris Ray Maddox b Texas and Kathleen Edith Welch Maddox.

Infant Boy Mize

Mize, Infant boy                                                     Jun 06, 1943    Jun 06, 1943

Location:                              unknown

This child was the son of F. A. Mize and Otha Gabbert Mize. According to additional records, both parents were born in Texas .

Norman Horace Moore

Moore, Norman Horace                                       Jul 27, 1937       Dec 25, 1993

Location:                              28o44.519 N             096o10.152 W


Graveside services for Norman H. Moore, 56, of Palacios, are scheduled for 2 p. m .Thursday at Collegeport Cemetery in Collegeport with the Rev. David Manchester officiating.

Mr. Moore was born July 27, 1937, in Del Rio to Howard Lee and Iva Crystal  Moore and died Dec. 25, 1933, in Palacios.

He was a resident of Matagorda County for 17 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Moore of Palacios; two daughters, Amanda Michelle Moore of Palacios and Joshlyn Edwards of Enid, Okla.; a sister, Maryland McKinney of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Wade Moore of San Leon and Herschal Moore of Del Rio and one grandchild.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home of Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, December 29, 1993

Alonzo R. Myers

Myers, Alonzo R.                                                   Jun 25, 1874     Nov 30, 1932

Location:                              unknown

A. R. Myers

A. R. Myers, age 58 years, 6 months and 6 days, died at his residence in Citrus Grove, Thursday, at 1:55 a.m. He is survived by two sons, W. A. Myers of Citrus Grove and L. J. Myers of Kingsville, Texas, one daughter, Mrs. F. J. Roper of Bloomington, Tex., three brothers Rev. W. A. Myers of Woodsboro, Jim Myers of Ballinger and Richard Myers of Victoria, and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Hess and Miss Ida Myers of Victoria. Mr. Myers has lived in the Citrus Grove community for 12 years, having been employed by the Missouri Pacific Lines as section foreman at that point. Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Palacios Funeral Home by Rev. Robt. Payne of the Methodist Church, officiating. The active pallbearers were A. F. Johnson, M. W. Koretsky, G. W. Corporon, M. V. Batchelder, O. J. Crabill and R. V. Corporan. Burial was in the Collegeport cemetery, following the service, under the direction of the Palacios Funeral Home.

The Palacios Beacon, December 8, 1932

 A. R. Myers

Mr. A. R. Myer[s], section foreman of the Missouri-Pacific lines in Citrus Grove, died at his home there, Thursday morning at 1:55 . The funeral services were held in the Palacios Funeral Home this morning at 10 with burial in Collegeport. Rev. Robert Payne of the Palacios Methodist Church , officiated.

The Matagorda County Tribune, December 8, 1932

Thoughts by Harry Austin Clapp

Mr. A. R. Meyers, who has been in charge of the section work on the Collegeport branch for many years, died suddenly Thursday morning. Wednesday afternoon he went to Palacios to visit the doctor and returned feeling better. He passed away in his sleep, an easy passage from this life to the other. God was good to him. Interment in the Collegeport Cemetery with Rev. Robert Payne of the Palacios Methodist Church reading the burial service.

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, December 8, 1932

Mr. Myers was the son of Lonzo Myers b Texas and Nary [Mary?] Rankin b Mississippi .

Billie Jo Myers

Myers, Billie Jo (girl)                                             Jun 1, 1931        Jun 1, 1931

Location:                              unknown

NOTES: A cemetery list from the early 1960s indicated that Billie Jo was the granddaughter of A. R. Myers. She was the daughter of William A. Myers and Minnie Eva Adams Myers residents of Citrus Grove.


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