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 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas, United States


Latitude: 32.4105988, Longitude: -97.2202988

Notes:
Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery

Two early area families established cemeteries in the 1870s. During that time, the Campbell and Sansom families purchased land in this vicinity. The first documented burial is that of seven-month-old Ula Sansom (d. 1876), who was buried in the Sansom family plot. The following year, Louisiana Campbell (1826-1877) was buried in the Campbell family plot. Several more burials were made during the next two decades.

In 1881, the railroad came to Alvarado, bringing with it many new residents. With more families in the area and a growing need for additional cemetery space, many buried their loved ones in the vicinity of the Sansom and Campbell plots. In 1896, the local Knights of Pythias and I.O.O.F. Lodges established burial grounds on land surrounding the two family plots.

During the Great Depression, the city of Alvarado took over care for the cemeteries, which were known collectively as Glenwood Cemetery. Additional land enlarged the graveyard, for which in 1970 a cemetery association formed to maintain and preserve the site. Today, the burial ground remains a link to early pioneers and the history of generations of Alvarado residents.

(Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004)

Photo pending permission, courtesy of Judy Rogers, www.findagrave.com, requested 6/22/2009.


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Claude H. Hightower 1889-1963
Claude H. Hightower 1889-1963
Son of James Payne Hightower & Emma L. Bramblett Hightower

Husband of Lily May Hightower 
Located    Claude Henderson HIGHTOWER (d. 24 Nov 1963)
 
Emma L. Bramblett Hightower 1861-1944
Emma L. Bramblett Hightower 1861-1944
Wife of James Payne Hightower 
Located    Emma Lenora BRAMBLETT (d. 27 Feb 1944)
 
J. P. Hightower 1857-1933
J. P. Hightower 1857-1933
Son of William A. Hightower & Sarah Aletha Pattillo Hightower
Husband of Emma L. Bramblett Hightower 
Located    James Payne HIGHTOWER (d. 18 Feb 1935)
 
Lily May Hightower 1892-1970
Lily May Hightower 1892-1970
Wife of Claude H. Hightower 
Located    Lily May BYRD (d. 18 Jul 1970)
 
Sallie F Neff 1862-1937<br />Emor J Neff 1857-1940
Sallie F Neff 1862-1937
Emor J Neff 1857-1940

Inscriptions: "Mother" "Father"
Sallie is the daughter of William A. and Sarah A. Hightower;
Jeff is her husband. 
Photo needed    Sally Francis HIGHTOWER (d. 20 Aug 1937)
Emor Johnson NEFF (d. 29 Jan 1940)
 
Sallie Francis Hightower Neff 1862-1937<br />Emor Johnson Neff 1857-1940
Sallie Francis Hightower Neff 1862-1937
Emor Johnson Neff 1857-1940

Sallie is the daughter of William Arnold Hightower
Emor is her husband 
Located    Sally Francis HIGHTOWER (d. 20 Aug 1937)
Emor Johnson NEFF (d. 29 Jan 1940)
 

All Burials

   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. BOTELER, Thomas Marion   bur. Aft 3 Dec 1963 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1316
2. BRAMBLETT, Emma Lenora   bur. Aft 27 Feb 1944 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1310
3. BYRD, Lily May   bur. 19 Jul 1970 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1361
4. HIGHTOWER, Claude Henderson   bur. 26 Nov 1963 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1360
5. HIGHTOWER, James Payne   bur. Aft 18 Feb 1935 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I924
6. HIGHTOWER, Leola   bur. Aft 25 May 1987 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I2521
7. HIGHTOWER, Sally Francis   bur. Aft 20 Aug 1937 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1249
8. NEFF, Emor Johnson   bur. Aft 29 Jan 1940 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1314
9. NEFF, Lola   bur. Aft 6 Feb 1953 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1315
10. REEDY, Henry Langhorne   bur. 3 Dec 1952 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I12624
11. ROGERS, Nora Lee   bur. 28 Mar 1958 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I2791
12. WALKER, Ollie W   bur. Aft 1964 Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I2798