Oakland Cemetery

Mt. Auburn Cemetery is now a part of Oakland Cemetery

3900 S Oakland Ave

Dallas, Dallas Co. Cemeteries of Tx

History   Photo 1  Photo 2


Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
Frey Fred - 1926 OBIT (KB)
Pierson G.G. March 1876 Jan 30, 1929 The Rains County Leader, February 15, 1929

Fernando Gayoso (my great granfather)Son of Fernando Gayoso de Lemos and the great grandson of Manuel Gayoso de Lemos- Spanish Governor of The Louisiana Province 1789-1799

Fernando Shares a headstone with his daughter Stella Gayoso Hyskell
Zilphia Sonendreicker Gayoso Gowen-Wife of Fernando-mother of Stella,Cicero and Aurora
Aurora Kamman Fuller-daughter of Fernando( I do not have a picture of this headstone)
Cicero Marcus Gayoso-My Granfather-Son of Fernando Gayoso
Ethel Frazier Gayoso-My Grandmother-Wife of Cicero
Lester Ray Gayoso-Son of Cicero and Ethel (Killed Overseas) 
It is truly a terrible shame the condition of this beautiful old cemetery. I would love to go visit more often if they would make some improvements. I took these photos a couple of years ago. Planning to go back soon.
Thank you for your hard work and making it free to do our family research. Sincerely,Vickie Wheeler


Obituaries by Elaine Nall Bay

The Rains County Leader, February 15, 1929

G.G. Pierson, Attorney, Died
Funeral services for George G. Pierson, 53, prosecuting attorney of The Corporation Court, who died at noon Friday at a local hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gaston Avenue Baptist Church. The cortege will leave his home, 4627 Columbia Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Dr. W. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Pierson died of a heart attack, with which he was stricken shortly after the afternoon session of the Corporation Court Wednesday, January 30. His condition grew worse and death…suddenly.
Mr. Pierson was born in Emory, Rains County, March --, 1876, the son of the…who later became clerk of the City Court. He served that capacity for ten years, until the time of his death. He was appointed by Mayor S.J. Hay.
Begins Law Practice
Mr. Pierson first practiced at Waxahachie with Bowd Farrer. He moved to Dallas 20 years ago and became a member of the firm of Pierson, O’Donnell & Pierson. J. Willis Pierson, a brother and Judge Charles F. O’Donnell were the other members. When Judge O’Donnell became City Attorney, the firm continued under the name of Pierson & Pierson. In 1918, when J. Willis Pierson was elected District Attorney, George G. Pierson continued his practice alone in Dallas.
He then became the first Assistant District Attorney under Shelby Cox. When Mr. Cox’s term expired, he became City Prosecutor under the present administration of Dallas. Mr. Pierson was a member of the Gaston Avenue Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge at Waxahachie, the Knights of Pythias of Dallas, Odd Fellows, Elks, Moose Maccabees Security Benefit Association, the Praetorians, the Brotherhood of America Yeomen, Rebeccas, the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan and the Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are his wife; a son, J.W. Pierson, both of Dallas; two brothers, J. Willis Pierson of Mosse Heart, Ill., former District Attorney of Dallas; and F.H. Pierson of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. C.K. Bailey of Dallas.
Active pallbearers at the funeral will be Judge Charles F. O’Donnell, Judge Walter Branan, former District Attorney Shelby Cox, Judge W.H. Ried, James W. Morgan and Huling P. Robertson. ---From Saturday’s Dallas News ~ ~ ~ The Rains County Leader, February 15, 1929