Harper Cemetery
Harper Cemetery, Elk, McLennan County, Texas.

Additions and Corrections made April 15, 2003

Location: Hwy 84 east from Bellmead. At the 'Y' continue on Hwy 84, past the 'Y', exactly 3.4 miles.  There will be a gravel road to the right, Frazier Road.  This is just past the cattle ranch. Take Frazier Road to the right, continue on gravel road, then road will bend to the left, a little way farther, the road will bend to the right. Harper Cemetery is on the left.  That's exactly 1.4 miles from Hwy 84.  

The Methodist Boys Home in Axtell has recently made and erected a sign at the front of the cemetery.

This list is published with permission of William E. "Sonny" Helm and wife Ella Mae Helm.  They surveyed the cemetery September 1989.  List submitted by Sandra Carter Van Wyk.


Abbott, Alice J.     (dau of L.M. and & J.T.)
b. Mar 12, 1881
d. Feb 22, 1902

Abbott, Judith T.      (wife of L.M.)
b. Apr 17, 1851
d. Feb 12, 1910

Abbott, L.M.
b. Oct 10, 1846
d. Feb 12, 1897, aged 50 years, 4 months and 2 days

Abbott, T. F.
b.
d. March 20, 1956, aged 76 years

Abbott, Will
b. ?
d. May 8, 1917, aged 40 years

Andrues, Naomia     (wife of S.S.)
b. Sep 3, 1861
d. Aug 10, 1892

Andrues, Cook     (son of S.S. and A.L.)
b. March 13, 1895
d. May 13, 1895

Barron, G.B.
b. 1842
d. July 19, 1893

Barron, John William      (son of G.B. and R.J.)
b. ?
d. Sep 25, 1878, aged 5 months

Barron, (more infants buried in unmarked graves) (information given by relatives)

Barron, Mrs. R.J.
b. Dec 12, 1856
d. Dec 31, 1925

Barron, Robert DeWitt     (son of R.D. & L.M.)
b. Jan 3, 1900
d. May 20, 1901

Bennett, Willie A.     (wife of S.G.)          
b. Nov 15, 1857     
d. Dec 29, 1899

Bracken, J. W. "Willie"   (son of J. H. and A. L. Bracken)
b. Sep. 7, 1878
d. Aug 21, 1903
Byas, Mildred      (wife of Burl Byas)          
b. Dec 19, 1846     
d. Aug 21, 1906

Bryan, Sarah
b. 1833
d. 1879

Carroll, Louis W.     (son of A.B. & M.M.)
b. Dec 4, 1875
d. May 9, 1896

Carter, Baby Boy     (son of Lula and James Brown Carter)
b. Feb 1918     
d. Feb 1918

Carter, Vada     (dau of Lula and James Brown Carter)
b. 1923     
d. 1924     

Carter, Vernon T.     (son of Lula and James Brown Carter)
b. Mar 29, 1913       
d. Jun 28, 1934

Chafin, Jimie     (infant son of R.W. & M.E.)     
b.      
d. Oct 29, 1888     Aged 2 months and 2 days     

Chaffin, Willie     (son of J.N. & M.L.)
b. Oct 21, 1890
d. Aug 18, 1899

Cooper, Mary Lue     
b. Jul 31, 1899
d. Aug 3, 1899

Cooper, Texas Ann      (dau of O.B. & M. R.)     
b. Aug 17, 1897     
d. Mar 15, 1898

Crawford, Josie A. and Jno.H.
no dates on markers.  
(Josephine A. Harper, daughter of T J and Nancy Harper)

Davis, David Wesley
b. Nov 30, 1903     
d. Feb 3, 1906

Davis, H. C.     (Masonic emblem)
b. Aug 9, 1864     
d. Apr 13, 1918

Davis, Jack                    
b.      
d. Jan 2, 1885

Davis, W.H.
b. Nov 17, 1873
d. Dec 19, 1905

Duncan, Georgia Edna (dau of T.M. & M.H.)     
b. Sep 14, 1888     
d. Jan 8, 1889

Freeman, M.A.
b. Dec 29, 1855
d. July 22, 1891

Harper, Nancy J.     (wife of T.J.)          
b.     
d. Jun 24, 1891     Age 56 yrs, 6 months & 10 days     

Harper, Thomas Jefferson
b. Feb 3, 1832     
d. Sep 23, 1922

Harper, W. M.             (this could be William Moses Harper, son of TJ and Nancy Harper
b. Feb 3, 1865     
d. May 7, 1903

Helm, Amanda L.     (first wife of J.H. Bracken, 2nd wife of Marion Alford Helm)
b.
d. Jul 2, 1905, age 44 years

Helm, Amanda L.     (dau of M.A. & A.L.)     
b. Jun 14, 1905     
d. Jul 11, 1905

Helm, Bascom Everett  (son of M.A. & A.L.)     
b. circa 1885     
d. Jun 15, 1907

Helm, Claude     (son of M.A. & A.L.)     
b. circa 1887     
d. Jul 13, 1908

Helm, Infant son     (of Marion Alford & Amanda L.)
 b. Jun 5, 1898     
d. Jun 20, 1898

Helm, John Thomas     (son of M.A. & Catherine Cushing Helm
b. circa 1912     
d. 18 months

Helm, Lottie     (dau of M.A. & A.L.)     
b.      
d. after 1905

Helm, Omega “Meggie” (dau of M.A. & A.L.)      
b. Jul 16, 1899     
d. Aug 18, 1901

Helm, Roy    (son of M.A. & A.L.)     
b. circa 1892     
d. after 1905

Howard, Mary Inez
b. May 12, 1905
d. Aug 25, 1905

Kellum, Nettie Pearl      (dau of J.S. & L.A.)
b. Jul 6, 1879
d. Apr 15, 1899

Mansfield, Elizabeth Rebechah      (wife of J.W.)     
b. May 23, 1853     
d. April 30, 1893

Mansfield,  Infant           (son of J.W. & E. R.)
b. Apr 27, 1893
d. Apr 27, 1893

Martin, John F.          
b. Mar 24, 1844     
d. Nov 12, 1900

Martin, Nannie F.     (wife of John F.)          
b. Apr 8, 1849     
d. Dec 26, 1910

Martin, Samuel Arthur                    
b. 1849     
d. 1913

Martin, Sarah Forlines     (wife of Samuel Arthur)     
b. 1852     
d. 1904

McKay, George T.                    
b. May 8, 1851     
d. Apr 17, 1884

McKay, Samuel W.                    
b. Jul 20, 1820     
d. Mar 10, 1880

McKinley, Mildred Herndon (wife of J.C.)          
b. 1883     
d. May 19, 1913

Steel pipe on right of Mildred McKinley could be grave of her husband J.C. McKinley

Mims, P. B.                    
b. Sep 19, 1857     
d. Jan 23, 1884

Mims, S. E.                    
b. Nov 26, 1865     
d. Oct 16, 1883

Moore, Ellon O.     (wife of H.B.)          
b. Dec 19, 1863     
d. July 9, 1896

Morrow, Allie Josie
b. Sep 30, 1867
d. Jul 31, 1938

Morrow, B.F.     (stone has been reset and the dates covered)

Morrow, Frank A.
b. Jan 22, 1886
d. Nov 1, 1941

Morrow, George A.      (W.O.W.)
b. Nov 13, 1867
d. Nov 10, 1917

Morrow, J.B.
b. Jun 28, 1815
d. Feb 15, 1883

Morrow, James L.
b. Jun 18, 1850
d. Jul 27, 1906

Morrow, James L.
b. Nov 1, 1898
d. Feb 21, 1965

Morrow, John Wm.
b. 1891
d. 1950

Morrow, Lucy E. (stone has been reset and the dates covered)

Morrow, Sarah J.     (wife of John B.)
b. Sep 20, 1830
d. May 12, 1892

Mullins, Hattie
b. 1889
d. 1967

Mullins, Ross
b. 1889
d. 1954

Nickey, Pearly     (son of S.E. and S.D.)     
b. Aug 28, 1879     
d. Nov 12, 1900

Oden, C. V.               (Removed to Bold Springs, West, Texas May 2002)
b.
d. Jan. 16, 1911

Oden, John     (Removed to Bold Springs, West, Texas May 2002)          
b.      
d. Mar 11, 1909

Oden, N.J. Mrs.     (Removed to Bold Springs, West, Texas May 2002)     
b.      
d. Dec 29, 1917

Oden, W.E.L.     (Removed to Bold Springs, West, Texas May 2002)          
b. Dec 31, 1874     
d. Dec 1, 1947

Ozment, Walter                    
b. Sep 7, 1869     
d. Mar 9, 1904

Sanders, Mrs. C.P.
Age 84 years
b.
d. June 20, 1925

Scott, Sarah
Mother
b.
d. July 1885

Scott, Will
Father
b. 1857
d. 1885

Seals, L. J.
b. Jun 6, 1813
d. Nov 23, 1892

Shelton, Ruby Mae     (dau of W.E. & Lela)     
b. Jun 3, 1907     
d. Oct 19, 1909

Shelton, William E.     W.O.W.          
b. Aug 24, 1875     
d. May 10, 1912

Slauter, F. G. (Frank G).               
b. Oct 25, 1869     
d. Sep 27, 1903

Slauter, Wallace      (son of F.G. and E.)          
b. Jul 2, 1901     
d. May 9, 1907

Smiley, Robert G.     (son of R.G. & L.W.)
b. March 25, 1879, in Nashville
d. Jun 17, 1899

Stodghill, Irvie D.      (son of E.H. & M.E.)
b. Jun 3, 1899
d. Aug 30, 1899

Sypert, Emily C.                    
b. Jul 18, 1834     
d. May 11, 1899

Thomas, Arthur J.     (son of J.C. & E.J.)
b. Dec 3, 1883
d. Mar 10, 1885

Thomas, Eliza J.     (wife of J.C.)
b. May 23, 1856
d. Dec 14, 1883

Thomas, _______     (dau of J.C. & E.J.)
b. Oct 9, 1880
d. Oct 23, 1880

Thomas, J.P.
b. Nov 1, 1855
d. Jan 11, 1883

Torrance, Mrs. J.E.S.     (wife of R.B.)
b. Mar 15, 1854
d. Jun 26, 1907

Torrance, Little Beulah  (dau of R.B. & J.E.S.)
b. July 12, 1891
d. June 14, 1893

Torrance, Little Nettie   (dau of R.B. & J.E.S.)
b. Mar 9, 1889
d. Oct 18, 1889

Torrance, Little Willie   (son of R.B. & J.E.S.)
b. Jul 18, 1896
d. Feb 14, 1897

Torrance, R.B.
b. Apr 17, 1850
d. Jun 11, 1904

Vaughan, J. H.                    
b. Jul 20, 1850     
d. Jun 5, 1892

Whitton, J. D.     (son of W. M. & Maggie)     
b. Jul 2, 1903     
d. Feb 22, 1907

Yowell, Edna     (dau of C.M. & H.E.)
b. Oct 10, 1890
d. May 20, 1891

There are many unmarked graves in this cemetery.  

Listing found for Elk and Harper Cemetery Records According to Fall & Puckett Funeral Home & Index to Early McLennan County, Texas Deaths

** Elk Cemetery and Harper Cemetery are the same cemetery**

Abbott, Jennie 19 yrs; by J. H. Shelton; d. Feb 22, 1902, int at Harper Cem., Feb 23.

Andrews, Mrs. 30 yrs; by W. F. Thompson, at Axtell, d. Aug 10, 1892, int at Harper School House Cem, Aug. 11;

Andrews, Sam, infant of, 5 months; d. June 28, 1901; cemetery near Elk; given by J.W. Gray; Falls & Puckett

Arnold, Willie, 8 years, d. Dec 25, 1899; given by Jim Kellum for Jno Arnold; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Barek, Antone; age 3; d. Mar 12, 1916; given by A.M. Morris for Antone Barek; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Bennett, I. J. Mrs. Sep 23, 1902; by I. J. Bennett

Bennett, J.J., age 83; d. Dec 31, 1901; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Bennett, Mariah, age 76, d. July 30, 1901; F&P; Elk Cem; given by E.L. Bennett.

Boone, M.C., age 45, d. Jan 25, 1897, F&P; Harper Cemetery.

Carroll, E.W., age 20, son of A.B.; d. May 5, 1896; Harper Cem.

Clark, Katie, Mrs., age 27; d. Jan 14, 1908; by D.W. Fentress for Richard Boone; F&P; Elk Cem.

Duffy, Woodroe Wilson, age 5 weeks; d. Dec 23, 1916; F&P; Harper Cem.

Ford, F.D., age 9 months; d. Jun 28, 1903; F&P; Harper Cemetery

Guesman, Catarino, 19 years; d. 10 miles out on Springfield Road; May 19, 1928; male, Mexican, singer, farmer; born 1909, Mexico; for E.M. Cruz; father. Andres Guesman, b. Mexico; mother Ascenion Fabala, b. Mexico. F&P; Elk Cemetery

Hendricks, F. Mrs., age 39, d. Jan 20, 1897; by J.L. Williams; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Herndon, Tom, age 66; d. Nov 1, 1908; F&P; Harper Cemetery

Hicks, Claude T.; age 9 months; for T.B.; d. Jun 1, 1896; F&P; Harper Cemetery

Howard, Jim, age 2 months, d. Aug 25, 1905; given by C. M. Yowell

Ivy, Dolph, age 4; d. Oct 24, 1900; by Oscar Terry for Dolph Ivy; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Kemp, Cleave, age 1 day; d. Dec 22, 1912; by Jno. Kemp; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Kemp, M.B., age 65; d. Dec 28, 1912; for John Kemp by Andrew Holloway; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Lacenda, Lillie, age 15, d. Nov 16, 1899 ; by G.D. Griffich ; F&P ; Elk Cemetery

Malory, S.A., Mrs.; age 72; d. Aug 20, 1896; F&P; Harper Cemetery

Mansfield, Howard Calvin, 2 months d. May 1, 1918; given by C. P. Mansfield

McBride, W. E. 37 years, d. Dec 14, 1896; given by E. L. McBride

McGlasson, (Dr.) (Inf of). d. Oct 23, 1897; EWO; Elk Cemetery

McGlasson, I.E. (Dr.) (inf. Of); d. May 11, 1900; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Merrett (?), Lee, (inf of) stillborn; d. Oct 10, 1916; F&P; Elk Cemetery

Merritt, Lee, (inf of) stillborn d. Sep 15, 1915; for Lee Merritt by J.W. Hall; F&P; Elk Cem.

Moore, Mrs., d. July 9, 1896 for A. J. Holloway

Morgan, C.A., age 21, for Lee; d. Jul 1, 1897; F&P; Harper Cem.;

Morrell, Malissa, age 75; d. Sep 27, 1914; by Major Morrell; for R.B. Duty, at Golinda; F&P; Elk Cem (poss. Morrow)

Oden, C.V., age 1 month; d. Jan 16, 1911; by W.L. Oden for A.J. Holloway; F&P; Elk Cem

Ogles, S.L., inf of; stillborn, d. Dec 12, 1894; F&P; Harper Cem

Pavelka, Edna; age 1 year, 5 months, 4 days, died at Elk, March 8, 1924; for John Pavelka, Elk; female, white, born Oct 4, 1922; father, John Pavelka, b Bohemia; mother, Lillie Sumbera, b. Texas. F&P; Elk Cem.

Pecakey, Jim, age 24, d. Sep 15, 1899; F&P; Harper Cem.

Peters, J.J., inf of, by H.A. Peters; d. Jun 24, 1904; F&P; Elk Cem

Robertson, Pearl, age 7, d. Dec 17, 1899; by Ed Castleman for Mr. Roberts; F&P; Elk Cem.

Semis, L.J., age 79. d. Dec 23, 1892; Harper Cem.

Settle, W.C., age 59, for J.M.; d. Sep 4, 1913; F&P; Elk Cem.

Sharpe, Mrs. Laura, age 26, d. Oct 27, 1905; F&P; Harper Cem.

Sickler, Bell, age 6; d. Aug 8, 1907; F&P; Harper Cem.

Smith, Mary, Mrs. Age 45, d. Nov 23, 1897; F&P; Harper Cem.

Sparks, Claude, age 3 months, d. Feb 3, 1893; F&P; Harper Cem

Sparks, Bee (Ben?), age 1, d. May 6, 1895; by J.W. Davis; F&P; Elk Cem

Thomas, Clara J., age 39, wife of J.C.; d. Dec 14, 1896; Harper Cem

Torrance, T.S. Mrs., d. Jan 11, 1917; by Rivers Torrence for J.R. Torrence; F&P; Elk Cem.

Williams, Annie Lee, age 3 months, by J.N.; d. Jan 20, 1899; F&P; Harper Cem

Williams, Leida, (Miss), for Dan W.; d. Jun 14, 1900, F&P; Harper Cemetery

Williams, Sallie, (Mrs), age 52, d. Sep 19, 1893; F&P; Harper Cem

Yates, Mary M., age 12, d. Sep 10, 1872, Harper Cem.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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