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Beeler Family Cemetery
Houston, Harris County, Texas

GPS: 29.766116, -95.622148

1150 Enclave Parkway
Houston, Texas 77077

by Chris Newcomb [eaglehawk@gmail.com]
Published: May 17, 2016
Total records: 10

Beeler Family Cemetery is currently owned and maintained by Harris County Precinct 3.

Also Known as "Beeler Memorial Park", "Beeler Pocket Memorial Cemetery", "Pocket Park"

From Westbound Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) Take the Eldridge exit, turn left on Eldridge, cross Memorial drive, cross Buffalo Bayou, turn left on Enclave Parkway. Cemetery is to the next right after you see the sign that says Pocket Park it is directly before the entrance gate of the business park.

History

It is unknown why the cemetery only had these very few burials, although it could have been for these families only.

The cemetery was neglected for years, but then Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack began maintaining the area in 2003, as the Texas Health and Safety Code allows the County to maintain a historical cemetery. It is being maintained by Harris County Precinct 3.

Rumors: The Beeler Memorial Park area (along with the parking garage next door) is known for ghost hunting, as mediums have reported there are several spirits in the area, even though the cemetery is very small (a person could literally walk around the entire cemetery perimeter in only a minute). It has also been said there are people buried outside the cemetery walls, as those that were buried outside of the main area of a cemetery (especially a family cemetery) were said to have led a shameful life (such as being accused of practicing witchcraft or committing suicide, for instance).

A person may contact the Park Administration Office: (281) 496-2177, they may or may not have any information about the interred but they should know where to look.

Beeler Family Cemetery is in relatively nice condition, it is known that at least 3 gravemarkers are gone, and it is not known if they will ever be replaced by park administration.

Cemetery Records

This transcription was compiled by Chris Newcomb on September 21, 2014. The transcription was compiled by tombstone inscriptions and using records found in the Fogel-West Funeral Home Records found at the Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research. The file contains all known and visible burials. However there there are rumours that there are more burials in the area that were not recorded.

Beeler, Amanda F., b. 5/16/1832, d. 5/2/1914, 82, "Not my will but Thine be done", 29.765898, 95.6215253
Beeler, James A, b. 4/22/1829, d. 12/15/1888, 59, "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit", 29.765898, 95.6215253
Beeler, Milam, b. 1/27/1905, d. 4/27/1905, 90, "Husband", 29.765898, 95.6215253
Beeler, William, b. 1855, d. 1934, 79, No grave marker*, 29.765898, 95.6215253
Gentry, Zilpak J., b. 6/7/1881, d. 11/18/1881, 4 Months, Inscription used to read: "A little time on earth she spent, till He his angel sent. No Grave stone*, 29.765898, 95.6215253
Lomax, N. Ruben, b. 8/3/1902, d. 4/12/1916, 14, 29.765898, 95.6215253
Lomax, Wilton B, b. 8/11/1894, d. 11/13/1911, 17, 29.765898, 95.6215253
Mapps, F P, b. 1857, d. 1934, 77, "Frank P Mapps*" 29.765898, 95.6215253
Mapps, Kate, b. 1857, d. 1931, 74, 29.765898, 95.6215253

Our Baby; (Wooden marker engraved with a lamb, marker is no longer there*) ",29.765898,95.6215253

* Source is Fogel-West Funeral Home Records Location: Housed at Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research

Numbers at the end of each record are GPS coordinates.

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