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IOOF Cemetery
Quinlan, Hunt County, Texas

Lat: 32° 55' 21"N, Lon: 96° 07' 23"W

Contributed by Carole Petty, Sep 04, 2010, last edited Sep 18, 2010 [acara@flash.net]. Total records = 1,613.

The IOOF or Odd Fellows Cemetery is located just north of the city of Quinlan on the east side of State Highway 34.

There are currently four sections to this cemetery with a fifth section being sought. The caretaker for the cemetery is the Odd Fellow-Lanham Cemetery Association. The oldest part of the cemetery is the Lanham family cemetery occupying one acre of land owned at one time by Solomon Lanham and his brother. Solomon Lanham was buried here in 1867 and his wife Sarah in 1873.

The Odd Fellow section of the cemetery is approximately six acres of land deeded to the Quinlan Lodge #438 by W. B. DeJernett and his wife in 1905. A newer section is referred to as the I.O.O.F. Annex located east of the original Odd Fellow section.

The western part of the cemetery (which fronts on St. Hwy. 34) is known as the Maiers section. It is comprised of land deeded to the cemetery in 1955 by Mrs. Sarah Maier and a 30-foot strip of land between the Maiers section and the Odd Fellow section deeded to the cemetery association in 1977 by J. L. Green.

The following list of burials (tombstone inscriptions) is taken from a survey of tombstones in 2005 with subsequent burial updates, and a prior list of burials available at the Harrison Public Library in Greenville, Texas.

- Carole Petty

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