Y’all Hallows’ Eve (Part 2): Words That Go (Goose)Bump in the Night

Following our tour of the Poe parts of town (see Part 1), in Part 2 we search cemeteries for words that say it all, y’all.

Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

halloween shiver mt olivetMount Olivet Cemetery.

halloween moan olivetMount Olivet Cemetery.

halloween howl moore mem gar cemMoore Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

halloween coffin mt olivetMount Olivet Cemetery.

Oakwood Cemetery. Note that in 1914 the city hired a man named “Graves” as sexton of Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

Oakwood Cemetery.

crosskillGreenwood Cemetery.

Mount Olivet.

halloween hazel ghost parker mem cemParker Memorial Cemetery in Grapevine.

cemetery name boss RH Rose Hill Cemetery. (Oh, come on. Admit it: You’ve had the fantasy, right?)

And now a few words from cemeteries around the state (photos from Find A Grave):

halloween mourning restland dallasRestland Memorial Park, Dallas County.

halloween griefFairmount Cemetery, Tom Green County.

halloween trembleDumas Cemetery, Moore County.

halloween shakeMission Burial Park South, Bexar County.

halloween diedrichEven if you died rich, you still died. Zoar Lutheran Church Cemetery, Colorado County.

halloween deadman beth bap ch marion countyBethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion County.

halloween killRogers Cemetery, Bell County.

halloween murdersTumlinson Cemetery, Atascosa County.

halloween bodyCedar Grove Cemetery, Camp County.

halloween bonesLlano Cemetery, Randall County.

halloween farewellOakland Cemetery, Dallas County.

halloween hellNew Braunfels Cemetery, Comal County.

As Hamlet said in his dying words:


halloween restRose Hill Cemetery, Smith County.


halloween silenceBrookside Memorial Park, Harris County.

And now a few words from cemeteries out of state, north of the border, and across the oceans (photos from Find A Grave):

Osseo, Minnesota; Newark, New Jersey; Ontario, Canada.

Wynyard, Australia.

Hanover, Kansas.

Spencer, Oklahoma.

Flushing, New York; Brooklyn Park, Maryland.

Oak Hill Cemetery, Missouri.

halloween bloodthirstyUnity Burial Ground, Connecticut; Echota Cemetery, Oklahoma.

Durham, Pennsylvania.

South Coogee, Australia.

Colebrook, New Hampshire; Healdsburg, California.jpg

Superior, Wisconsin; Shoreline, Washington; North Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania; Northville, South Dakota.

Tacoma, Washington.

Whynotts Settlement, Canada.

Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia. Charles Devil of New York died in 1864.

Louisville, Kentucky. Private S. Casket of Ohio died in 1863.

Sand Lake, Wisconsin. “Andrew Headstone,” born 1841, died 1897.

Peterborough, England. For all you peckish zombies.

Crestwood, Missouri. Speaking of zombies, I would suspect a “May B. Zombie” tombstone to be a gag (ala “Nick Beef”) if not for the obvious age of this stone. The birth date seems to be 1903 or 1908. The surname Zombie is rare in North America but more common in Africa.

And now for the stars of scary movies:

Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Beaumont, California.


Elmira, New York.

Hillside Cemetery, Wisconsin.

London, Canada.

Greenwood Cemetery, Florida.

halloween terrorLittle Prairie Cemetery, Missouri.

halloween scareBurr Oak Township Cemetery, Michigan.

halloween cringeSaint Mary’s Cemetery, New York.

South Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Arizona.

halloween sceamZion Hill AME Church Cemetery, Georgia.

Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Canada.

halloween faintGrandview Cemetery, Pennsylvania.

Middlesbrough, England.

Duluth, Minnesota.

halloween mortalSomerset Methodist Cemetery, Ohio.

Berlin Cemetery, New Jersey.

Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park, Florida.

halloween heavenForest Hill Cemetery, Alabama.

Toledo, Ohio; Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Los Angeles.

Saint Joseph Cemetery, Ohio; Mount Avon Cemetery, Michigan; Forest Lawn Cemetery, West Virginia.

And now, dearly beloved, let us say a few final words as we lay to rest the mortal remains of this blog post:

halloween ashesLong Prairie Cemetery, Oklahoma.


halloween ashes 2Cramp Cemetery, Oklahoma.


halloween dustOak Hill Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas.


halloween dust 2Elmwood Cemetery, Missouri.

Robinson Memorial Park, Canada; Summerville Cemetery, Oregon.

North Fort Worth Historical Society’s 15th Annual Saints and Sinners Tour at Oakwood Cemetery October 30 and 31

Y’all Hallows’ Eve (Part 3): Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Leggedy Beasties
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6 Responses to Y’all Hallows’ Eve (Part 2): Words That Go (Goose)Bump in the Night

  1. Janean says:

    The way kids are it could be tough growing up with some of those names.

  2. Sally Campbell says:

    We are liking (and curios about) Scare and Murder.

  3. John Olthoff says:

    Too bad they couldn’t put SHAKE, by Rattle & Roll

    • hometown says:

      And Rattle and Roll, like Shake, are real surnames! But I find none in Texas with a photo on Find a Grave.

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