Rose Hill


Tulia, Swisher County, Texas

Photo courtesy of Zoe Smith (coming soon)


MARKER – (photo coming soon)

Rose Hill Cemetery was named by Mrs Lula B. Tomlinson. She said “We have the hill some day we will have the roses.”

Mr. W. T. Adams is thought to have donated land for the cemetery. Later a fee was paid for it by W. B. Hale, County Judge.

Louis H. Harrel was the first known person buried in the Tulia Cemetery (his grave was the first marked grave). This stone says Harrell. The second grave was a four year old, Robert Alonzo Hutchinson, son of W. B. and Virginia Hutchinson.

You can find more information about this cemetery in the book Windmilling (1876-1977).

You are welcome to review the old files below but for the most current information, please use FindaGrave.

Section A

Section B

Section C – North Side

Section C – South Side

Section D – North Side

Section D – South Side

Section E

Section F

Section G

Section H

Section I

Updates – Section Unknown

7 Responses to Rose Hill

  1. Tracie says:

    Hello there! I am researching the Gray family that founded the town of Tule(Tulia).
    I am looking for living descendants because I am restoring the cemetery in WV that one of early Grays are buried, namely Mary Jane Remly Gray(1853-1864); w/o Andrew Wiley Gray(1833-1859). I have been on the phone w/ the Clerks office and hit a dead end on a Mable(Maple) Gray, her marriage or death.Do you happen to have marriage for her? Thanks for your help and Thanks to Zoe for putting pics of Mable’s grandparents'(Tristram A.Gray) home online!

    • admin says:

      Maple appears in the California Death Index. I found the following on

      Name: Maple G Gray
      Social Security #: 462528810
      Sex: Female
      Birth Date: 20 Jan 1905
      Birthplace: Texas
      Death Date: 30 Jul 1982
      Death Place: Alameda
      Mother’s Maiden Name: Scott

      Since she died with her maiden name, she may not have ever married. Hope this helps.

    • admin says:

      I’m seeing now that she may have married someone with the last name King and lived in Philadelphia at the time of her grandfather’s death from his obituary on findagrave. I’ll see if I can find anything more about a marriage for her.

  2. Jay King says:

    My father was W. Adrian King, born 1905 in Shannon, MS. Our family records show he married Maple Gray from Happy, TX. in 1929. (He attended the University of Texas around 1927.) Our records show they never had any children and were divorced, but I don’t know when. My father remarried in 1950.

    • admin says:

      Hi Jay, I’m so sorry I’m just now getting around to your query and wouldn’t you know it, the website that would be most help is down for maintenance. I will check as soon as I can. Maple Gray is a name that seem very familiar to me. Hopefully we’ll find something. In the meantime I’ll see if there’s anything in Windmilling.

  3. Dale Wood says:

    My brother is buried at Rose Hill cemetery.Alan Dale Wood born 1954 died 1954.I was there about a year ago, looking for his grave. I met with the care taker and we found his grave, which had no stone. Since he has placed a metal marker there. I live in South Carolina, so do not get to Texas much. What I need help with is, I need the phone number to the cemetery and need to find out how to get a small grave stone. Thank you for your help. Dale Wood

    • admin says:

      Hi Dale! The phone number that I have for the Tulia Cemetery is (806) 995-2275. If you find out that it’s not correct, please let me know. If it happens to be incorrect, you can probably get the correct one by calling one of the funeral homes. Let me know if you don’t have any luck and I’ll see what I can do.

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