Red River County
Smith Rosalie Cemetery,
21 Nov 1863,"This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant
of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33
Deg 28.389N, 95 Deg 11.065W. While reading the microfilmed records
of CLARKSVILLE TIMES we noticed that most references to this
cemetery were as Smith, not Rosalie. Since name preferences change
as time goes on, we have referenced all work as Smith Rosalie
Cemetery. This cemetery is located about 9 miles southwest of
Clarksville on FM 909, just east of the Rosalie Community. The
oldest marked grave is that of Margaret Smith who died 21 Nov
1863. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on
16 Dec 1998 and rechecked on 19 Dec 1998. While this work was
in progress we divided the cemetery into 'East' and 'West' sections
and all burials are identified as such.
Bogata News, Friday 20 July, from microfilm in the Clarksville
Library: ROSALIE CEMETERY ASS'N ORGANIZED At a meeting Friday
night, July 13, the Rosalie Cemetery Association was organized.
Frank Tyer was elected president, Mary Williams Brown elected
secretary and treasurer. Mr. Tyer appointed Bud Mauldin, Curt
Williams, Mrs. Lallie Ferguson Cooper and Mrs. Ruth Scott Manufair
on rules and by laws. By unanimous vote, the name of Rosalie
Cemetery Assocation, embodying Smith Cemetery and Hinson Cemetery,
was adopted. Work and finance committee consists of Buck Kidd,
Clarence Shoffner, Oscar Goodloe, Mrs. Frank Watkins and Mrs.
Norton Gibson. A systematic and diligent effort will be made
to continuously keep these two burying grounds in a respectful
condition of which everyone interested will no doubt wholeheartedly
co operate. The first Friday night of each month is set for meeting
dates. $50.00 was collected at this meeting as a starter. We
visited the site again on 20 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings.
We also did a re walk of the cemetery adding new burials and
noting marker changes."
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