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Texas Rangers at Oakland Cemetery
At least two individuals who are purported to have served as Texas Rangers are buried at
Oakland Cemetery. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSL) website provides
a searchable database of official military service records from the Adjutant General's Office and
other state agencies. Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas, has additional records on Texas
Henry Coleman' was born 22 May 1834, Germany, and died 6 Feb 1912. He is interred in
Section 6, Lot 5 of Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. His tombstone and obituary state that he
was a Texas Ranger 1858-1861. Texas State Library and Archives provides records for two
Henry Colemans, but neither is the person buried at Oakland Cemetery.
Frank A. Beaumont was born Jul 1854, Louisiana, and died 16 Dec 1909. He is interred in
Section 18, Tier 3 of Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. According to his record at the Texas
State Library and Archives Commission, he enlisted as a private in George W. Baylor's
Company A of the Frontier Battalion on 15 Oct 1880 at Ysleta, Texas. The Dallas Morning
News reported that he fought the Apaches along the New Mexico border and participated in the
"last battle the Ranger had with the Comanches, which took place in the eastern part of El Paso
"Former Texas Ranger Dies," The Dallas Morning News, 7 Feb 1912, page 10, col. 2. Texas. State Department of
Health. Standard Certificate of Death. 3700 (1912). Henry Coleman. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.
2 "Frank Beaumont Dead; Was Old-Time Ranger," The Dallas Morning News, 17 Dec 1909, Section p. 5, col. 3.
1880 U. S. census, Dallas Ward 6, Dallas, Texas population schedule p. 3B (written), enumeration district (ED) ed
170, dwelling 32, family 32, person's name; NARA microfilm publication 623, roll 1625. "Texas Adjutant General
Service Records 1836-1935," database, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
(http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/service/index.php: accessed 19 Sept 2010) entry for Frank A. Beaumont.
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