San Angelo, Tom Green Co, Cemeteries of Texas
For inscriptions see: * Fairmount Cemetery.
Photos by R. Clayton Hooper (CH)
Vietnam Casualties photos by Billy M.
Address: Fairmont Cemetery, Charles Robinson, Manager, 1116 W. Ave N., San Angelo, TX, (915)655-9475
Location: 1116 W. Ave. N, San Angelo.
|Last Name||First Name||Birth||Death||Comments|
|Chapa||Lorenzo||May 17 1948||Oct 26 195 ?|
|Evans||Lloyd William, Jr||1946||1968||Vietnam|
|Fitts||Charles M.||Nov 21 1932||Jan 11 1963||Vietnam|
|Gonzales||Mario||Sep 12 1948||Mar 05 1975||Vietnam|
|Griffis||William A.||Nov ?? 19??||Jan 24 197?||Vietnam|
|Harris||Leslie Earl, Jr||Mare 20 19224||May 05 1965||Vietnam|
|Lowe||Walter B. Jr||Feb 3 1947||Sep 16 1969||Vietnam|
|Sims||J. Thomas||1848||1930||Father Pictured with the Thomas and Mary Sims marker are, from left, Weldon O. Day, and Clay Hooper(CH)|
|Sims||W. t.||1872||1947||"Uncle Bill"(CH)|
|Sims||Alice Brown||1871||1974||Aunt Alice(CH)|
|Quinn||Michael M.||Apr 12 1947||May 24 1962||Vietnam|
|Wheless||Jimmy R.||Jul 17 1943||May 09 1968||Vietnam|
Historical Marker: San Angelo established the "New City Cemetery" here in 1893 on 22.5 acres. The first recorded burial was that of city alderman George Bond's wife, Elise, in 1893. A cemetery association, formed in 1897, organized a volunteer women's auxiliary to manage the graveyard. The auxiliary was headed by Mrs. C. A. Broome for 38 years. Early auxiliary member Leila Hill is credited with naming the cemetery "Fairmount". Although the association deeded the cemetery to the city in 1927, a perpetual care fund was created and the women's auxiliary continued to oversee operations. Fairmount Cemetery's 52 acres contain more than 33,000 burials, some of which were transferred from other area graveyards. Interred here are former slaves; African American Buffalo Soldiers; pioneer ranchers and oilmen; civic leaders; and veterans of wars ranging from the Texas Revolution to the Vietnam conflict including Lt. Jack Mathis, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for service in the European Theater in World War II. Members of a local Greek Orthodox Church are buried in a separate section. Among the cemetery's outstanding statuary is the statue of Tom McCloskey by noted sculptor Frank Teich and one of St. Francis shaped by Italian artisans. (1994)
For a hard bound copy of Fairmount Cemetery (San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas) that has just been published, send 65.00 (plus tax for TX residents - no tax for out of state) to San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 3453, San Angelo, TX 76902. The 710 pg. limited edition has a 42 pg. surname index, 10 pg. introduction, map and photographs of unusual headstones..