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Wallace Ranch Cemetery

If you have loved ones interned here and they are not listed or do not have markers,

please contact me by email: Christina Palmer-Mitchell County Coordinator 

 

Photos by Becky Hudgins

Historical Marker

D. W. "80 John" Wallace

Born of slave parents, Victoria County, at 15 became a cowboy. Rode from Old Mexico to Kansas. In 1877, came to this county, riding for Clay Mann, whose "80" Brand gave him name for rest of life. On Mann's advice, bought land, fast 25, and 6'3" tall, went back to school. Left Mann's for own ranch., 1891. Eventually had fine cattle and crops on 12 1/2 sections of land. Also oil was found on his property up to 74, still rode bucking horses. Married Laura Owen, 3 of their 4 children became teachers. His interest in education caused a school to be named for him.

Location: Take I-20 to the Narrell Road exit (Mitchell County Road 424), go south 1.2 miles. The cemetery sits on the West side of the road.

Transcriptions by Pearl Smith and Pat Hudgins

Name (Last, First) Birth Death Comments
Branch, Travis S. July 15, 1896 February 24, 1989  
Branch, Hattie Wallace November 2, 1895 May 13, 1992  
Ervin, Richard Henry March 18, 1867 February 25, 1951  
Fowler, T.P. Jr. 1915 1991  
Fowler, Charice G. 1917 1993 Married June 22, 1939
Fowler, Dennis Cleveland "D.C." May 10, 1924 February 18, 2011  
Gilroy, Charlie Cahoun September 8, 1874 October 5, 1964  
Harris, Eula Wallace Fowler March 23, 1893 January 18, 1984  
Jackson, Mary Wallace Fowler March 6, 1889 May 12, 1957  
McMichael, Alfred September 8, 1918 September 9, 2002  
McMichael, Elaine F. Sep 30 1919 Dec 31 2003  
Muse, Bert Cromwell September 8, 1909 January 27, 1988  
Muse, Vonceil Fowler July 12, 1915 April 15, 1999  
Wallace, Carson W. October 22, 1890 April 3, 1946  
Wallace, D. W., ("80" John) September 15, 1860 March 28, 1939  
Wallcae, Laura Dee October 14, 1870 December 28, 1950  

 

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