STRANGER'S REST CEMETERY
(also known as FROST CEMETERY )
Angelina Co. Cemeteries of TX
Submitted by Debra Coursey-Pitts and son D J
Information cataloged by Debra Coursey-Pitts in December 2002.
Location : Traveling north on Timberland Dr.,turn right on Paul Ave.,
proceed to Lubbock St. going right ,past Hackney School,left on Knight St.,
cemetery is where Knight St. dead ends into Walter St.
All burials occurred between the dates of 1901 and 1947.
Names of known burials....
ALLEN,Will JOHNSON,Levi David
ALLEN,Mrs.Emma JOHNSON,Mary J.
BAILEY,George W. LACY,Maggie
BEASLEY,Mattie LONG,Robert Jr.
BEASLEY,Eula MATTHEW'S,Lula H.
BOND,George MUNGER,Harry E.
BROWN,Willie OLD DAD
CANCLER,Uncle Jim PALUM,Henry
CHANDLER,Mattie PATTON,Elise F.
DAVIS,(inf.of Will) POLK,Willie
DAVIS,(inf.of Era) PREWITT,Ludie(inf.twin boys)
FIELD,Mary L. ROBERTS,Joe
FOSTER,Charlie Lee ROGERS,Dink
FRANCIS,Lum (inf.) ROSS,Jimmie Lee
GARRY,Jon Henry SMITH,Ivey
GILLON,Beatrice STARKS,Willie P.
GREEN,Eli (inf.) STERN,Rena(inf.)
HENDERSON,Richard WALKER,Reeves Bell
JACKSON,Elnora WILKERSON,Dortha L.
JOHNSON,W.S.(inf.son of ) WOODS,Tom(inf.dau.of)
JOHNSON,Gertrude L. WRIGHT,Jim
JOHNSON,Fred R. YOUNG,J.J.(inf.)
The historical marker on this site reads as folows:
R.D.Holland,Sydney Hackney and S.D.Long,trustees of an Angelina Co.
African-American cemetery group,aquired one acre here from the Lufkin
Land and Timber Co. in 1905.Recorded burials began in 1901.The graveyard
was first known as Frost cemetery but according to local tradition began
to be called Strangers Rest Cemetery about 1915 because of the large
number of drifters buried here.*The last recorded interment of Norris Patton
took place in 1946*.The site fell into disrepair but was reclaimed by members
of the local commumity and county volunteers in 1991-92.
*Norris Patton's name is not mentioned on the memorial stone.