Arkansas Cemeteries

 

Oak Cemetery

Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas

Partial Transcription Submitted 10/21/2002, by Carolyn (Parsons) Smedley

Updated 03/27/2004

 

This cemetery is the largest in SEBASTIAN COUNTY, with over 4,000 burials. It is located within the city limits of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  1000 South Greenwood Av. , Fort Smith, Arkansas.  It can be reached by going East on Rogers Ave. (through a main street) and Rogers Av. intersects with South Greenwood Av.  Turn right and go 3-1/2 blocks and the cemetery is on the left.  It actually is close to the old Historic downtown area, about 2 miles.  It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Fort Smith. There are many famous and infamous persons buried here – from Judge Isaac Parker to many of the criminals that were hung on the gallows during Judge Parker’s reign in the mid and late 1800’s. The cemetery is surrounded with a black wrought iron fence, which is presently being restored. A large, brick open “tent” for the graveside burial has been added in the last 3 years.

 

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SURNAME

GIVEN NAME

D/BIRTH

D/DEATH

               INSCRIPTIONS               

STREET LOCATION

(picture on site *)

 

BEAVERS

EULA VIRGINIA

June 17, 1897

March 1, 1963

Mother

Verbena (last)

 

BEAVERS

CHARLES H.

Oct 23, 1887

Aug 7, 1948

Father

Verbena (last)

 

BROMLEY (1st)

 

JEFFEREY D.

 

HARVEY I.

 

NOMI L.

April 18, 1938

 

April 22, 1905

 

June 19, 1934

 

June 23, 1958

 

Oct. 22, 1997

 

(living)

None

“Hyacinth Av.

Large stone w/ 3 names

 

Brown

Maxine

Sept6, 1927

Dec 27, 1926

Married

Sept 9, 1945

(dbl stone)

 

Brown

Thomas W. Jr.

Dec 27, 1926

 

 

 

 

BYNUM

FREDDY D.

1944

1962

None

Verbena St. (last)

 

BYNUM

GLADYS L.

 

ROY K.

1913

 

1912

1963

 

1987

Mother

 

Father

Verbena St. (last)

 

Cubler

Mary E.

Jan 3, 1841

Aug 1, 1894

 

 

 

DAVIS

ELLA B.

1880

1950

Mother

Verbena

 

DAVIS

JAMES M.

1877

1965

Father

Verbena

 

DYE

BILLY MARK

October 19, 1958

July 24, 1996

Precious are the Memories of (Name)…Our Love was Love Forever, Virginia, Mark Justin, Jamie, Michael, Megan & Wesley, with 2 family pictures

 

 

DYE

EMORE

 

MAMIE B.

1890

 

1896

1980

 

1960

None

Verbena St. (last)

 

HALL

AMY

October 6, 1901

May 1, 1960

Gone from our home

But not our hearts

Verbena St. (Last street)

 

HOLLOWAY

MARTIN J.

 

BESSIE L.

Apr 1, 1886

 

Jan 4, 1891

Feb 23, 1949

 

July 12, 1974

None

Verbena (last)

 

Keifer

Mae A

Jan 13, 1913

Jan 9,

1980

None

(dbl stone)

Verbena

 

Keifer

James Lee

June 6, 1907

Nov 20, 1988

 

 

 

King

W. M. “Bill”

 Jan 7, 1906

April ---

 

 

 

Kuhn

Mona Dye

March 15, 1896

Sept 15, 1995

 

 

 

Mawson

Blanch B

Sept 3, 1884

197__

 

(dbl stone)

 

Mawson

John W

1885

1952

 

 

 

MCGOVERAN

 

MARIE

1905

1999

MOTHER (front)

“Wife of Owen Parsons”

(back) Children:

Myrna F. (Parsons) Wells

Carolyn S. (Parsons) Smedley

Verbena Street

 

 

 

McGOVERAN (1st)

ORNAN

MAPEL

1907

1914

1992

1955

None

Hyacinth Av.

 

MEIER

F. W.

Born July 5, 1841

Died May 2, 1922

“He giveth His Beloved Sleep”

 

MEIER

MARY

Born

Nov. 7, 1846

Died Sept. 13, 1913

“Asleep In Jesus”

 

Mowre

Boddie

Mar 9 1890

Jan 9 1893

 

Inscription worn off

 

 

ORMAN

CORA JANE

1882

1958

Gone From Our Home

But Not Our Hearts

Verbena St. (last street)

 

PELLEY

Rev. MUNFORD

Aug. 5, 1811

Aug. 2, 1877

BORN in Rowan C., N. C.

AGED 65 yrs. 11 mo, 28 d.

 

 

REYNOLDS

 

 

 

FELICITY L.

 

JAMES E.

Nov. 17, 1847

 

July 17, 1837

Oct. 24, 1920

 

June 16, 1920

None

   (1st name)

(2 large interments w/ 3 large – 2 woman & 1 man statues) (crypt above ground – marble)

“Hyacinth Av.

 

REYNOLDS

LINA

 

Aug.20, 1884

Dau. Of J.E. & F. L. Aged 7 y.2m.15d.

(lamb..stone broken)

 

REYNOLDS

 

ELDA

(no date)

DIED

Sept. 8

1881

Dau of J.E. & F. L.

AGED   2 y. 11 m. 22 d.

“…hh few days”

(the rest if not legible)

(stone broken)

 

REYNOLDS

JAMES T.

July 10, 1866

Nov. 22, 1908

(no inscription)

 

ROBERSON

PAMELA

October 3, 1869

January 22, 1949

“Jesus, thy will” (with picture)

Verbena

 

ROBERSON

ULYSSUIS S.

Aug 1, 1867

Aug 6, 1958

Father

“Thy will be done” w/picture of Jesus

Verbena

 

Sengel

Charles

Jan 5, 1845

Feb 8, 1898

Member of Huey’s Battery CSA

Swaafn Range

 

Sengel

Mrs. Charles

Oct 23, 1844

Dec 29, 1904

Age 50 yrs, 2 mo, 6 days

 

 

John Sengel

 

July 27 1810

Dec 19 1889

Born in Brumath, France

 

Member 10th Reg 12 French

Currassep B 1730 Fort Smith BA#1

 

Father of Charles, John, George, Louie, Edward

 

 

& Edward

John Sengel

 

 

May 15, 1883

Age 36 years

 

The above Sengels is surrounded by a brick secluded area.;

Shelton

John B.

Jan 10 1892

 

Aged 29 years

Borne by Angels bands away. To a home of peace and love

Stone had been broken off in half

Tate

John Marion

May 23 1894

Aug 15 1948

 

 

 

TATE

Halcyon

May 17 1903

Aug 8 1964

 

(separate stones)

 

 

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