Vigo Park


VIGO PARK CEMETERY

Swisher County, Texas

Vigo Park Cemetery is located twenty-three miles north-east of Tulia,

Texas on FM highway 146. The Cemetery is located one mile west and one

mile north of Vigo Park.

Mrs. Bessie C. Hall was the first person buried at this cemetery.

Charles Gardner and J. C. Stitt rode around on their horses to locate a

most likely place for it. There are a lot of tin markers that do not have

names on them.

Although it has been assumed that J. C. Stitt was buried in the Vigo Park

Cemetery, he was actually buried in Marlow, Oklahoma in 1933.  This

information was furnished by Norma Stitt Finch, granddaughter of Joseph C. Stitt:

“I visited Vigo Park several years ago, met Robert Gardner – he took us

to the Vigo Park cemetery; found the plot that shows  J.C. Stitt and a

Stitt child buried in the Lot 6.

 

It was apparently an assumption that he ‘probably’ was buried there.

He is actually buried in Marlow, OK died in 1933.  As far as I know

there is a child either stillborn or that died shortly after birth in

the second grave.

 

The Stitt family moved from Vigo Park moving to Colorado in the early

20’s and then to Oklahoma sometime before early 1930’s.  Joseph and

second wife Myrtle are both buried in Marlow.  She died in the mid

’60’s.  I found that he married his second wife in Wise Co TX in 1912.

 

The Stitt and Gardner families moved from Vigo and Park Counties

Indiana.  My grandmother died before 1910; she wasn’t on the 1910

Swisher Co census.  I believe she is buried at the Catholic cemetery in

Nazareth.  (My dad was Frank Stitt the eldest of 5).”

LOT 1

a. NUZUM, Minnie Inez

Nov 23, 1860 – Sept 7, 1917

b. NUZUM, James Thomas

July 3, 1843 – Jan 25, 1920

LOT 4

a. GARDNER, Charles Robert

May 18, 1870 – May 11, 1940

b. GARDNER, Ethel Grace

Feb 28, 1817 – Oct 22, 1950

c. GARDNER, Xenia

May 15, 1921 – Oct 16, 1930

d. GARDNER, Stanley Maxwell (Inf)

? – July 2, 1951

LOT 5

b. NEWTON, Agnes M

Sept 27, 1912 – Feb 7, 1915

Her father was Charles

Her mother was Mary S

LOT 6

a. STITT, J C

b. STITT, Child (tin marker)

? – 17 Nov 1912

LOT 7

b. MONTGOMERY, Ina D

Wife of James N.

Nov 17, 1874 – Mar 17, 1913

c. MONTGOMERY, Susan L

June 4, 1862 – Mar 10, 1934

d. MONTGOMERY, Andrew J

Apr 5, 1855 – Dec 25, 1927

LOT 8

b. wood marker

LOT 9

a. HENRY, Baby ?

b. SPEAR, Baby – tin stake ?

LOT 10

a. HAY, Hershell W

Mar 27, 1896 – Nov 12, 1950

b. HAY, Infant son of R.W, & K B. Hay

Feb 7, 1900 – Feb 9, 1909

c. HAY. Kathren L

dau of R.W. & K.B. Hay

July 19, 1900 – Apr 15, 1912

d. HAY, Rollin W.

Feb 23, 1870 – Jun 12, 1917

LOT 11

b. HALL, Bessie C

Jan 28, 1880 – Apr 4, 1908

LOT 12

KENNON, Lawrence

March 12, 1868 – August 27, 1913

LOT 15

a. HAY, Addie (Little)

Feb 3, 1854 – July 17, 1935

b. HAY, William H

1851 – 1887

LOT 16

a. HANCOCK, Darrett or Garrett

? – ?

b. HANCOCK, Adeline (alleyway)

Feb 21, 1873 – Sept 19, 1950

d. HANCOCK, Albert

Feb 22, 1869 – July 26, 1933

HICKS, S M

tin marker

LOT 17

SADLIER, H ?

LOT 18

a. WELKER, Oran E

Sept 21, 1893 – June 10, 1914

d. WELKER, John

Mar 7, 1861 – Apr 28, 1920

LOT 19

ROUNDTREE, Baby ?

LOT 20

a. GARDNER, Orvell West

Sept 23, 1898 – Mar 29, 1980

LOT 21

a. GARDNER, Betty LaJean

Sept 13, 1931 – Sept 7, 1945

b. GARDNER, Leo Charles

Apr 17, 1896 – Mar 4, 1978

c. GARDNER, Sophia Anna

July 26, 1904 – Oct 22, 1988

LOT 24

d. SMITH, Joriam H (father)

Apr 23, 1852 – Mar 28, 1931

LOT 26

a. May, J L (tin marker)

1933 – 59 yrs old

LOT 28

a. WEAKS, George W

Oct 27, 1856 – July 3, 1921

c. WEAKS, Brad

Aug 22, 1890 – Nov 12, 1929

d. WILSON, Lou Ollie (mother)

May 21, 1893 – Mar 11, 1928

LOT 29

a. GARDNER, Loyd Frank

Nov 15, 1900 – Sept 22, 1982

LOT # 30

b. ROUNDTREE, Missouriann

Jan 21, 1856 – Feb 20, 1922

c. ROUNDTREE, Rev. Felix S

Apr 16, 1852 – July 25, 1934

LOT 31

a. McBRIDE, Parker H.

Feb 14, 1921 – Feb 10, 1976

marr Aug 21, 1945 to

b. McBRIDE, Rosa Lee

Dec 5, 1927

LOT 33

a. LOWE, Roy

May 17, 1919 – June 1, 1919

b. LOWE, Ray

May 17, 1919 – June 6, 1919

c. LOWE, Rea (Baby)

1921 – 1921

LOT 34

a. MAY, Baby son

b/d Apr 26, 1919

b. May, Roy Oswald

Sept 20, 1920 – Feb 9, 1933

c. MAY, Aralea

Feb 17, 1916 – July 8, 1935

LOT 38

2 tin markers ?

LOT 40

b. Tin marker ? Baby Turner

LOT 41

b. Tin marker ?

LOT 43

a. PARKER, Howard Franklin

July 1, 1915 – May 15, 1983

LOT 62

WESLEY, Alva (Lily)

Jan 22, 1918 – July 17, 1918

LOT 63

FROST, Wilma Ruth

dau of W. L. Frost

b/d Aug 16, 1919

LOT 64

a. tin plate ?

LOT 65

a. COX, Lee

Apr 11, 1915 – Feb 12, 1925

b. COX, W. M.

July 1, 1867 – Nov 23, 1925

LOT 70

a. ROBERTS, Baby dau of J. H.

b/d Oct 7, 1918

c. WRIGHT, Carroll Waynne

May 16, 1940 – Jan 16, 1990

marr Mar 30, 1961 to

WRIGHT Marion Jo McMullen

 

 

3 Responses to Vigo Park

  1. Gardner, Stanley Maxwell
    Infant son of Glenn & LaVohn Gardner

  2. terry ingram says:

    In 1924/25 my grandparents buried their only daughter Velma Ingram there was only a tin marker is there anyway to locate her

    • admin says:

      You should be able to find the location through wherever the cemetery burial records are kept. I will see if I can locate that information for you… I can’t believe I don’t have it. Another way would be to add a record to findagrave.com and request a photo. You can make a comment when you do the request and state that you believe it to be a marker. I’m pretty sure those who take photos know where to find that information. I’ll see what I can find out.

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