Location: Maple, Bailey County, Texas, USA
Surname/tag: Cemetery, Maple Texas, Bailey County Texas
This free space page for the Maple Cemetery is part of WikiTree's Texas Cemeteries Project. The page has been created to document the life and times of the people who are interred there. The Texas Cemeteries Project is a sub-project of the larger U.S. Cemeteries Project. Whether this cemetery is still active is unknown at this time.
This page is a work in progress. It will remain so until the cemetery have been photographed and profiles created for each person interred here.
If the reader would like to assist in documenting this cemetery, please contact Charlie Vines. Please contact me if you know a person interred in the cemetery who has an existing profile.
The Maple Cemetery is located near the intersection of CR 1326 and CR 65. See directions below.
GPS COORDINATES: 33.839970, -102.941744
From Maple, travel north for approximately one mile on SH 596. Turn left on CR 1316 and travel approximately one mile. The cemetery will be on the right. There is a cemetery sign and historical marker.
In 1934, in the midst of drought and the great depression, landowner Maple Wilson donated four acreas for a cemetery for the small community that bore his name. It was used briefly up until World War II. Today, the identities of only three burials are known. Infant Jay T. Sanderson (d. 1934): James Gentry (1885-1936), struck by lightning, leaving a wife and five children; and Minnie Elizabeth Baricek (1897-1935), who died quietly while nursing her eleventh child. Reportly, three to five infants of Mexican descent are also interred here. This burial groung is a reminder of the hard times faced by Bailey County families in the 1930s.