We have posted new information on the site. Under Historic Houston Cemeteries: you’ll find a new page for St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, the oldest Catholic cemetery in the city. Under Founder’s Memorial Park, you’ll find new listings from Moses Brigham to Rebecca Lamar. Under Glenwood Cemetery, there are new listings from Doris Angleton to Mary Jane Harris Briscoe including one of my favorites: Decimus et Ultimus Barziza.
We added a new Sidebar: Cemetery Iconography and Symbolism.
We have also added a subscription link so you can be sure you will not miss our updates and postings.
Thank you to those who have given us positive feedback. And especially thank you to those who have shared cemetery information with us. We welcome your comments and contributions.
We are working on College Park, one of Houston’s three oldest and most historic Black burying grounds as well several additional Sidebars including one about a fake cemetery.
Thank you for your continued support. Barbara & Marks Hinton
Marks and I are very excited to launch our new website: Historic Houston: Cemeteries, Streets & Lagniappe. We think you will discover fascinating stories about people buried in Houston area cemeteries and the people and places for whom the Houston area streets are named.
The Cemeteries section focuses on interesting people interred in area cemeteries. They may not be the most famous burials in a particular cemetery but they represent intriguing characters, influential leaders, champions, inventors, rogues and rascals. Furthermore, funeral customs, rituals, practices, funereal symbolism and other fascinating burial conventions are contained in the section entitled Sidebars.
The Streets section posts new street names that Marks has uncovered since the 2nd edition of his Historic Houston Streets: The Stories Behind the Names was published.
The Lagniappe section includes published and unpublished writings and musings by Marks.
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