Midfield Cemetery

Midfield, Texas

 

State Highway 71                     28°56'46.15"N      96°12'35.57"W


MIDFIELD CEMETERY
 

THE COMMUNITY OF MIDFIELD DEVELOPED AT A LOCATION EQUIDISTANT FROM EL CAMPO, PALACIOS, BAY CITY AND GANADO. IN 1940, THE COMMUNITY’S POST OFFICE OPENED AND TEN YEARS LATER, THE TOWN WAS A STOP ON TEXAS & NEW ORLEANS RAILROAD. BY THAT TIME, MIDFILED-AREA RESIDENTS WERE USING THIS SITE AS A COMMUNITY BURIAL GROUND.

IVA NELL HALE, BORN TO WILLIAM AND EVA BENNETT HALE IN 1896, DIED FROM APPENDICITIS ON JULY 17, 1913, AND WAS BURIED HERE. HER FATHER TALKED TO W. B. GAUMER, LAND AGENT AND PRESIDENT OF THE MIDFIELD STATE BANK, ABOUT THE NEED FOR A COMMUNITY CEMETERY, AND GAUMER FORMALLY DEEDED THIS SITE AS A GRAVEYARD IN AUGUST 1916. IT HAS REMAINED IN COMMUNITY USE SINCE THEN.

AS MIDFIELD’S POPULATION WANED IN THE LATTER PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY, AREA RESIDENTS ORGANIZED AN ASSOCIATION TO MAINTAIN THE BURIAL GROUND. THE GROUP HELD ITS FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING IN 1980, AND IT CONTINUED TO CARE FOR THE SITE. MEMBERS ALSO MAINTAIN RECORDS ON THOSE BURIED HERE—INDIVIDUALS WHO IN LARGE AND SMALL WAYS CONTRIBUTED TO MIDFIELD’S HISTORY.

HISTORICAL TEXAS CEMETERY 2004
 

Marker inscription typed by Faye Cunningham.


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Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Dedication

 



Marker picture courtesy of
G. W. Franzen
 




Map copyright Google Earth 2011
 

Iva Nell Hale, first burial in Midfield Cemetery
Midfield News
 

Our community was very much shocked at the death of Miss Iva Hale which occurred at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, after an illness of about a week, from appendicitis. Deceased was a very bright and lovable young lady much admired by her acquaintances and was only sixteen years of age. The funeral services were conducted in the church here by Rev. Yockey, at four o'clock Friday afternoon, after which the body was laid to rest in the Midfield cemetery, just north of town. The bereaved relatives have our deepest sympathy.

The Palacios Beacon, July 25, 1913


Iva Nell Dau of Wm. & Eva Hale
11 - 5 - 1896    7 - 17 - 1913

 

Flagpole Plaque

Erected in appreciation to
Mrs. Emmie Richardson [&] Mrs. Dora Woodson
for their dedicated service to the Midfield Cemetery
August, 1981
 



 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 

Copyright 2006 - Present by Midfield Cemetery Association
All rights reserved

Created
Jan. 24, 2006
Updated
Jan. 20, 2013
   

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