Stratton Community, DeWitt County Texas
Gerallt Lloyd Owen.
Read it aloud,as is designed for the ear.
Passing the graveyard.
On every grave I hear a groan,
A sigh as old as creation,
Unmeasured in emotion -
Could it be, maybe, my own?
Alphabetical list of those interred at Alexander Cemetery. [ > Page 2 < ]
Explanation of symbols
Marker was inventoried by Betsy Young ;
Names from the records of Anita Cooper ;
Names from other contributors & records
Records indicate burial in an unmarked grave.
ADAMS MEANS Cordelia Ann "Delia" ; Oct.15,1879 Aug 14, 1973
ALEXANDER, ADAMS Eliza ( Lizer ) Marie Feb. 1862 - Sep. 1932
ALEXANDER, Aquilla 1887 -1914
ALEXANDER, C.H. (Charles Henry) May 10, 1859 - Jun. 17, 1907
ALEXANDER John B : Oct.04, 1912 Jul 14,1988
Barker BOWEN, Sylvia Clarice Sept.22, 1943 Jan 13, 1999
BOWEN, Abraham CSA 1850 - 1923
BOWEN, Adaline Courtney Rice Jun. 21, 1839 - Jun. 23, 1909
BOWEN, Nancy October 18,1854 - September 10, 1931[ Second wife of Abraham Bowen ]
From the Buffington Beck funeral home records in Yoakum Texas, research by Betsy Young.
BOWEN, William M. 1836 - 8-28-1915 CSA Wauls Texas Legion Cavalry
HODGES, RICE, Talitha Nora May 01, 1872 Jan 09, 1904
MEANS, Joseph Arnold "Jodie" Oct.26, 1877 Feb 25, 1932
MEANS, Velma Bea Jan.23, 1918 Jul 23, 1931
PARKER, Alice Johanna Jan.21, 1906 Jul 22, 1919
PARKER, RICE, Lilly Ann Nov.07, 1881 Jun 15, 1963
PARKER, Nancy Berdy Feb.05, 1917 Jun 14, 1918
PARKER, Sam Adelbert "Delbert" Dec.30, 1908 Nov 25, 1978
PARKER, Sophie Ann Jan.09, 1922 Apr 20, 1939
PARKER, Stephen Clemence Nov.02, 1884 Oct 08, 1965
REINHARDT, Victor A Sep 24, 1903 Feb 04, 1989
RICE, COCHRAN, Mary Ann Jul 13, 1855 Feb 13, 1905
RICE, Daniel Oliver Jul 23, 1886 Jan 11, 1968
RICE, HODGES, Mary Alice Dec 16, 1859 Jan 12, 1931
RICE, SMITH, Vicki Pearl Dec 27, 1890 Feb 26, 1972
SMITH, ADAMS, Mary Ann Sep 26, 1896 May 08, 1979
SUSTON John M born 8/ 14/1818; died 6/1908
The 2nd husband of Amanda Garey
On 3-2002 an obituary was found at the Yoakum library stating that John M. Ruston died at the home of William Rice and was buried at Alexander Cemetery. ( Betsy Young & Barbara York )
WILLIAMS, ALEXANDER,RICE,Litha Nora Aug 13, 1891 Jun 10, 1976
WILLIAMS, Harrison Andrew Jul 24, 1898 ___ __ 1965
WOOD, RICE, Amanda Elizabeth Mar 24, 1861 Jan 25, 1906
WOOD, Annie A. (Cochran) May 10, 1866 Jul. 30, 1944
WOOD, James Madison Nov 02, 1858 Jan 06, 1948
[ Other links of possible interest ]
] Alexander cemetery page 2 [ [ Bowen family web ]
[ https://sites.rootsweb.com/~txdewitt/Cemetery.htm ] [ https://sites.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/Texas/dewitt.html ]
I went to the library in Yoakum & went thru the Funeral Home records that have been transcribed.
I found Mrs. Nancy Bowen 10/18/1854 - 9/10/1931 buried at Alexander. That would be Abraham's 2nd wife, right?
Also found quite a few others buried there that we had no records of - mostly newborn babes. Will send you a list later.
Just wanted to let you know about Nancy Bowen. B
From March 16 , 2002
Good Morning Ben,
An obituary was found at the Yoakum library yesterday for a John M. SUSTON born 8/14/1818; died 6/1908 at the home of William Rice, and buried at Alexander.
I e-mailed Anita & she said it sure sounds like John M. RUSTON, the 2nd husband of Amanda Garey. I haven't actually seen the obit - Barbara York called me from the library. I'll pick up a copy on my next trip there. Any idea where Amanda might be buried?
Patsy Goebel's inventory of the Alexander Cemetery.
Cemetery registry work of Betsy Young.
Article of Oliver H.Rice by Geneva McCown Garrett thanks to Marlene Bowen Fruth
Records of Anita J. Cooper
updated February 28, 2002
The Bowen family web