(Hall Street, Dallas)
IN USE 34 YEARS
Father Martiniere Laid Out
Acres in 1875.
WILL BUY 100 ACRES
Demands of Future Generations
sidered--Work on New Catholic
years ago, or, to be more exact, in 1875, Rev. Father Martiniere,
now vicar general of the Catholic diocese of Dallas, purchased
between four and seven acres of land in the vicinity of what
is now Hall street in North Dallas, and laid out the first Catholic
cemetery in this city. It was thought at that time, and Father
Martiniere believed likewise, that a tract of ground of the dimension
given, would suffice as the burial grounds for Catholics of Dallas
for several generations to come. Even the most far-sighted of
our citizens did not realize that in thirty-four years, the city
would become the metropolis of the Southwest with a population
of over 100,000. Catholic institutions and population have grown
with the city. There is a necessity for a new cemetery, for the
one laid out by Father Martiniere has only a few lots left, and
these are being reserved for members of certain families. A new
cemetery will have to be purchased at once.
Conference Was Held.
At the residence of Bishop E. J.
Dunne in West Dallas, was held several days ago, a meeting attended
by laymen and priests from all portions of the city. At this
meeting, it was the consensus of opinion that work should begin
at once towards securing a new burial grounds for the future.
It is contemplated to purchase a tract of 100 acres, and that
efforts will be made to make it one of the most beautiful cemeteries
in the country are assured. Several locations are under consideration,
but no definite news will be had for several weeks yet.
As to Catholic Orphanages.
- June 9, 1909, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 5.
Just as soon as adequate water
facilities have been secured, and workmen will start at once
to dig for water, the work of erecting a new Catholic orphanage
on a portion of the old Packard estate south of Oak Cliff, which
was purchased for that purpose, will begin. Bishop Dunne said
to-day, that he was unable to state just exactly as to the amount
to be expended in the erection of an institution of the kind,
but that the orphanage would be of sufficient size to fill the
wants of several generations to come.
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