Old Trinity Cemetery
Fort Worth, Texas
Photo by Rob Yoder - 1999
|Old Trinity Cemetery is the final resting place
for many Tarrant County citizens of African American decent. One of those
buried there is William Madison "Gooseneck" McDonald who was a successful
businessman and active in politics. The McDonald monument, the tallest in
the cemetery, was erected by "Gooseneck" on his family plot. He arranged
for beautiful granite slabs to be placed on the graves of family that preceded
him in death, but his grave remains unmarked.
Old Trinity Cemetery, also known as Trinity Cemetery or Trinity Colored Cemetery, adjoins Oakwood Cemetery on it's northern edge and although it is encompassed within the same fence, it is not actually a part of Oakwood. Until recent years, records of burials in Old Trinity were not kept by Oakwood, so many of the burials there went unrecorded. Only 589 records of burials were found, with 102 from the sexton's records of Oakwood and the remaining 487 taken directly from the stones.
Source: Historic Oakwood Cemetery with Calvary Cemetery and Old Trinity Cemetery of Fort Worth, Texas, compiled by Helen McKelvy Markgraf and Rob G. Yoder. Published 1994 by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society.
Tarrant County, TXGenWeb
This page last modified on 5 Oct 1999.