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[Grave of Annie Mae Powell, Marshall]

Description: The grave of Annie Mae Powell is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on this headstone are Dec. 11 1885 - May 19 1916. The name Powell is in large raised block letters on the middle of the stone. Scroll lines decorate the top edge. Other graves are visible nearby.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Description: The Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall was an overgrown woodland site when a group organized to rescue it. The picture shows the cleanup effort. Piles of posts are in the center. A truck with ladders on the side pulls a utility trailer with a chipper on it. A man feeds brush into the chipper. Two other men work in the distance. None are identified.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Woodland Cemetery, Marshall]

Description: This woodland area may be the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. It was an overgrown site when a group organized to clean it. It is a traditionally African-American cemetery with graves more than 100 years old.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Description: The Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall was receiving a cleanup at the time of this picture, c1984. The cemetery is located on FM 1997. It is a traditionally African-American site. A unidentified man with his back to the camera is seen at left. In the center is a box truck pulling a utility trailer with a chipper on it. In foreground the graves which have already been cleared are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of Willie S. Truitt, Marshall]

Description: The grave of Willie S. Truitt is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are Feb 2 1916 - Feb 5 1974. There are also the words "Texas Pvt Army Air Force World War II." The legs of a person are visible in the upper left area of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Description: Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall is a traditionally African-American site. It had become overgrown when a group organized to clean it up. Here a pile of brush shows how much was being accomplished. Vehicles are visible at right behind the brushpile.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave, Marshall]

Description: The words and dates on a headstone of blue granite have become illegible. The cemetery is unknown. The decorative flower urns against cutwork are still clear.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of David E. Hawkins Jr, Marshall]

Description: The grave of David E. Hawkins is in Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are May 28 1930 - July 6 1953. The words "Texas" and "US Air Force" are also engraved. There is a plain encircled cross at the top. The stone sits on a block base and that on a slab. A flower arrangement sits to the left. Some refined plants are mixed with weeds around the site and there is a stone border showing behind the grave. Another grave is nearby.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of Henry Campbell, Marshall]

Description: The grave of Henry Campbell is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997, Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are "BORN 7-2-1899 DIED 2-9-1976." The engraving is plain as though hand-hewn. The stone rests on a slab.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of Marcus Emory, Marshall]

Description: The grave of Marcus Emory is located in Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates are 1928-1976. The words "...US ARMY" are between the name and the dates. The stone rests on a slab with a name marker above. A pot or vase of flowers decorates the slab. To the left is another stone, unidentified.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of Lillie Adams, Marshall]

Description: The grave of Lillie Adams is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the pink granite stone are Nov. 18, 1890 - Sept. 27, 1972. The word "Mother" is above the name. Some illegible words are below the dates. An open book design in white frames the information. Stalks of flowers also adorn the design. Some real or artificial plants are to the left and right of the headstone.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of Father and Son Leach, Marshall]

Description: The graves of Matthew Leach, Sr. and Matthew Leach, Jr. are in the Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall. The cemetery, located on FM 1997 in Marshall, is traditionally African-American. Dates of Matthew Leach, Sr. are 1882-1952. Dates of Matthew Leach, Jr. are 1910-1968. Stalks of flowers are engraved into the top of the single stone which touches two slabs. A vase of flowers rests on the slab at left. Another grave is visible to the left also. Behind the scene is an iron fence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of James Bell, Marshall]

Description: The grave of James Bell is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997 in Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. Dates on the stone are 1879-1951, followed by the words "Age 72" and "At Rest." At the top of the stone is a flying bird.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Long-time Educator Emma Mae Brotze]

Description: Miss Emma Mae Brotze was a long-time educator in Marshall, Texas. A social studies teacher and later a school principal, she authored a textbook on Texas government. Bill Moyers, television journalist and author, highlighted Miss Brotze's contributions in his television documentary about Marshall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[UT Alumni Celebrate Library Opening]

Description: Members of the Harrison County Association of ex-University of Texas Students celebrate the opening of the new Marshall Public Library at a reception on October 20, 1973.
Date: October 20, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[African-American Educator in Marshall]

Description: An educator and leader in the African-American community in Marshall sits behind his office desk. A calendar and early telephone are at left. On the desk blotter are a vase of flowers and a fountain pen set. Behind him are storage drawers and some large record books.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of Ardelia A. Lee, Marshall]

Description: The grave of Ardelia A. Lee is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997, Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are 1868-1932. Other words are "Wife of J. R. E. Lee Good Mother and a Faithful Wife for 50...Years." Stylized flowers decorate the top of the stone. Ardelia A. Lee was the wife of John Robert Edward Lee whose monument is nearby. There is an entry about him in the Texas History Portal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Grave of John L. A. Baltimore, Marshall]

Description: The grave of John L. A. Baltimore is in the Powder Mill Cemetery on FM 1997, Marshall. The cemetery is traditionally African-American. The dates on the stone are Feb 5 1914 and Oct 17 1956. Other information is "TEXAS CK2 USNR World War II." There is a simple encircled cross at the top. The stone is attached to a larger slab. A pot of flowers sits above.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph