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Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: C-0045

Dates

  • 1960 - 1997

Extent

.60 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Pioneers Rest Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Fort Worth. Major Ripley Allen Arnold established Fort Worth in 1849. The first known burials were Major Arnold's children, Willis and Sophie,who died in 1850; and eleven soldiers who died at the Fort during the years 1849-1850. Ripley Arnold's remains were later reinterred at Pioneers Rest from Fort Graham. A Cemetery Association was formed in 1870 with K. M. Van Zandt, M. B. Loyd, W. P. Hurts and W. A. Darter named as trustees. Many of the early settlers of Fort Worth are buried in the Cemetery including the Daggetts, Zane-Cettis and the Peaks. Also, Edward H. Tarrant's remains were moved to the Cemetery.

Related Materials

Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, published by Fort Worth Genealogical Society, 2001. GEN 976.45315 HUDSON and LH 976.45315 HUDSON 2001
Title
Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association Records
Status
completed
Author
Harry Max Hill
Date
21 October 2001
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
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