Maple Cemetery, TX

place and cemetery

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Texas Historical Marker #17443

Maple Cemetery. In 1934, in the midst of drought and the Great Depression, landowner Maple Wilson donated four acres for a cemetery for the small community that bore his name. It was used briefly up until World War II. Today, the identities of only three burials are known: infant Jay T. Sanderson (d. 1934); James Gentry (1885-1936), struck by lightning, leaving a wife and five children; and Minnie Elizabeth Daricek (1897-1935), who died quietly while nursing her eleventh child. Reportedly, three to five infants of Mexcian descent are also interred here. This burial ground is a reminder of the hard times face by Bailey County families in the 1930s. #17443

?, , TX, United States where it sited (1934)