Photos by Jeanette Coaly
Historical Marker: Claude Cemetery (Established 1890). Dan Cavanagh
settled here in 1885 and bought this land in 1888. In 1890 he
gave a grave site for railroad worker Neal DeBerry. Settler C.
C. Bates was buried in 1890, and early burials from the Fort
Worth & Denver Railroad right-of-way were later moved here.
James and Harriet Grimes deeded the cemetery land to the public
in 1905. A cemetery association was organized in 1912, and perpetual
care began in 1936 with a $10,000 gift from Jim Hill. Also interred
here are veterans of the Civil War, The Spanish American War,
World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam.