Mary Kate Durham and Merle McNeese
The following family biographical note was scanned from:
Hood County Genealogical Society Newsletter No. 21; February 1989
Editor: Merle McNeese
A small family and/or community cemetery. Two neighbors, J. E. Arrington and James Roxburg gave the land jointly for the cemetery and the school house. Since so many of the Arrington family are buried there, the cemetery is often called the ARRINGTON CEMETERY.
The first marked grave is dated 1880; however, there are at least 20 graves marked only with field stones. No names nor dates are visible. Along with four grandbabies of J. B. Arrington in a row, there is also a marker to J. E. Arrington’s arm. It was amputated in 1897 in an effort to stop the growth of cancer, but the effort failed. Mr. Arrington was buried only two months later.
Driving directions to the Friendship Cemetery are as follows: From the intersection of Morgan Street and W. Pearl St. drive west on Hwy 377 for 4.5 miles. There is a cemetery sign on the highway; watch for that and turn right on an unmarked county road beside a blue metal warehouse. Drive .1 mile on pavement then watch for a dirt lane to the right just as you approach the yard of the house in front of the drive. Turn on the lane and the cemetery is .1 mile farther. It is surrounded with a nice metal fence and is well maintained. The little school house ceased to be used in the late 1940’s. It sat to the northeast of the cemetery, but it is nothing more than an old foundation and a bit of rubble now. The windmill sits all alone now with no duties to perform.
We completed this survey one sunny afternoon in early January, 1989.
Mary Kate Durham & Merle McNeese
FRIENDSHIP CEMETERY NAMES DATES ARCHER, Charles Wade 2-06-1923 3-26-1923 ARCHER, Frank 1-31-1921 10-20-1974 Married (Leu Ella) 7-01-1944 ARCHER, George W. 1880 1947 ARCHER, Hettie May 5-18-1884 5-01-1962 ARCHER, Joseph Leon 1903 1929 ARCHER, Lou ELla 9-11-1922 Married(Frank) 7-01-1944 ARCHER, Sam 6-29-1924 11-17-1960 ARRINGTON, Ha t tie A 5-14-1868 5 - 03 -19 50 ARRINGTON, Charles Henry 10-20-1862 10-29-1945 ARRINGTON, Charles T. no dates Co. H 17 TEX CAV CSA ARRINGTON, G. A. 10-04-1859 10-14-1880 ARRINGTON, Infant 1-09-1886 1-09-1886 Infant daughter of C.H. & Hattie A. Arrington ARRINGTON, Infant 7-3-1887 7-3-1887 Infant daughter of C.H. & Hattie A. Arrington ARRINGTON, Infant 12-05-1890 12-05-1890 Infant daughter of C.H. & Hattie A. Arrington ARRINGTON, J. E. 9-28-1826 12-21-1897 Moved to Hood Co., Sept 11, 1865 ARRINGTON, J. E. (Arm) Ampt. 10-11-1897 ARRINGTON, James T. (stone broken thru date) 1880 Son of J. E. & L. Arrington ARRINGTON, Johnnie 7-26-1888 5-18-1890 Son of C.H. & Hattie A. Arrington ARRINGTON, Mary C. 2-27-1844 1-08-1931 BELL, Floyd J. 6-10-1898 11-01-1898 Son of J. D. & J. S. Bell BELL, Loyd J. 6-10-1898 11-10-1890 Son of J. D. & J. S. Bell BIRD, Bessie 8-14-1894 8-18-1894 Daughter of M.D. & L. D. Bird BRADLEY, Amanda L. 3-28-1852 12-19-1925 BRADLEY, H. P. 8-22-1857 12-13-1918 BRADLEY, Mrs. H. P. 2-20-1867 6-07-1928 BRADLEY, Jessie 5-13-1811 11-09-1899 BRADLEY, R. E. 10-02-1892 11-26-1978 BRADLEY, R. E., Jr. 19:3 1923 Infant son of R. E. & Bessie Rradley BRADLEY, Rachel A. 4-28-1841 3-22-1897 CASSITY, George W. 3-2:-1869 5-12-1941 CPL 3 TEXAS Inf SP AM WAR CASSITY, Sarah A. 10-28-1892 Aged 70 years DIXON, Mrs. C. H. 1898 GRAHAM, J. F. 2-04-1889 4-02-1909 GRAHAM, W. E. 6-12-1879 9-04-1905 HAMILTON, Daniel M. 9-03-1867 3-27-1949 HAMILTON, Mands V. 10-16-1886 1-29-1956 HAMILTON, Velma Estella 10-29-1907 12-17-1913 Aged 6 yrs, 1 mo & 19 days HOODENPYLE, Nellie 6-13-1887 11-24-1906 Wife of J. W. Hoodenpyle KNOX, G. C. 12-31-1878 11-01-1951 KNOX, H.S.C. 5-16-1843 6-13-1927 Wife of J. F. Knox KNOX, Hattie Bradley 1894 1957 KNOX, Infant 7-04-1902 7-04-1902 Infant Son of G.C. & N.E. Knox KNOX, J. F. 2-12-1843 2-03-1928 KNOX, Mrs. L. M. 6-16-1885 5-02-1906 Wife of J. P. Knox KNOX, Lilie 5-01-1906 6-28-1906 Daughter of J.P. & L.M. Knox KNOX, Nancy Elizabeth 1883 1974 KNOX, Roshell 7-4-1902 1-08-1905 Son of G.C. & N.E. Knox LIGHT, Maud 0. 6-10-1871 10-03-1951 LOFTIN, Edith 8-31-1918 MASTERS, Infant 7-12-1908 7-12-1908 Infant son of F.H. Masters MASTERS, Infant 12-20-1910 12-10-1910 Son of Mr. & Mrs. F.H. Masters MILLS, Louis Franklin 12-16-1878 12-17-1907 PHILLIPS, Addie Louise 2-19-1906 1-24-1947 Sister PHILLIPS, Infant no dates Infant Son of Chester & Addie Louise Phillips POWELL, Claborn A. 3-19-1868 2-25-1877 POWELL, Johanna 4-29-1843 5-19-1882 ROXBURG, James 3-14-1844 2-02-1930 ROXBURG, Jane 6-0-1843 4-07-1932 SMITH, J. D. 3-10-1954 4-28-1925 SMITH, Lanham 3-15-1907 4-02-1907 Son of H. & May Smith SMITH, Sarah Jane 9-19-1852 2-15-1932 SUMRALL, J. H. 4-15-1848 1-04-1884 Born in Mississippi THORP, Coye M. 1889 1978 THORP, Dan N. 1886 1965 THORP, Iona (Babe) 7-30-1908 11-23-1954 Wife of J. H. Thorp THORP, James G. 9-12-1925 5-23-1972 TEXAS PFC Army Air Force WW II THORP, Joe Henry 3-20-1901 5-03-1980 THORP, Lou M. 2-12-1881 1-06-1978 THORP, Ples G. 3-14-1874 8-19-1946 WHITE, Clyde H. 12-13-1901 1-22-1902 Son of A.P. & N.P. White WHITE, Infant 4-03-1896 4-03-1896 daughter of A.P. & N.P. White