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Oakland Cemetery, Section 2
available in the Texas/Dallas History and Archives section, 7th floor, of the J. Eric Jonsson
Public Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas.
The Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) Oakland Cemetery survey team of Suzan Younger,
Shari Degan, Alvin Harper, Barbara Ware and Tresa Gomez recorded all the visible tombstones
twice. The records transcription team of DGS members Suzan Younger, Carole Ruska, Barbara
Ware and Carolyn Smith have recorded, compared and edited the tombstone transcriptions,
interment cards, lot owner cards, alpha singles ledger, and singles ledger and are preparing the
database for publication. Harold Williams, Oakland Cemetery sexton, has been immeasurable
help to this project and team members. The transcription team realizes that even with careful
edits and checks, it is possible that a date or name may not be correct. The members would
appreciate any corrections that can be verified.
For information about activities of the Oakland Cemetery Association, see their website
www.oaklandcemeterydallas.com or contact them via mail at Oakland Cemetery, 2626 Myrtle
Springs Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75220. Note: this is not the location of the cemetery. Some
information and photos of tombstones have been posted at www.findagrave.com and on
Rootsweb with two or three-generation lists of some of the families found at Oakland Cemetery.
Codes used in this transcription:
S - stone
DS - double stone
TS - triple stone
QS - quad stone
R - removed from Oakland Cemetery
V - vault
P - Purchase (no burial)
* - no stone
# - not found in Singles Ledger (SL)
** - Alpha Singles Ledger (ASL)
nd - no date
Codes for the funeral homes (FH) follow the list of
interments. The funeral home information is not
available for all burials listed here.
In the Tombstone inscription section
IC - interment card
FS - Footstone inscription
8 -obituary attached to IC
9 - other information written on IC
dau - daughter
[ ]- information for sources other than tombstone
WOW - Woodmen of the World
IOOF - International Order of Odd Fellows
AOUW - Ancient Order of United Workmen
LOC - Lot owner card
ASL - Alpha Singles Ledger
SL - Singles Ledger
OOSL - Old Oversized Singles Ledger
FH - Funeral Home
When a death date was not found, the burial date, if known, was placed on the chart.
"Oakland Cemetery. A Sacred Resting Place Whose Beauty Suggest the Eternal." Dallas Morning News, I1 June 1893, p. 12
2 "Barnett Gibbs Dead," Dallas Morning News, 5 Oct 1904, p. 4
3 "Another Landmark Gone," Dallas Morning News, I May 1887, p. 4
4 "First Dallas City Attorney is Dead," Dallas Morning News, 3 Jan 1922, p. 18
5 "Funeral of W. C. Connor is Largely Attended." Dallas Morning News, 10 Aug 1921, p. 8.
6 "Miss Rowe Was 'Irresistible'." Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug 1965, p. 14.
"Obsequies of John C. M'Coy," Dallas Morning News, 4 May 1887, p. 7.
8 Oakland Cemetery (Dallas, Dallas County, Texas). "Interment Cards, 1891-1999." FHL microfilm 2116663; 2116834-39,
2117073-76; 2117077, item 1. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Oakland Cemetery (Dallas, Dallas County, Texas). "Lot Owner Cards, 1891-1999." FHL microfilm 2117077, item 2; 2117078;
2117248, items 1 & 2; 2117249-50; 2117429; 2117430, item 1. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
10 Oakland Cemetery (Dallas, Dallas County, Texas). "Singles Section Cards, 1891-1999." FHL microfilm 2117430, item 2.
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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