Places

  • Gainesville is also known as: Cooke County / Gainesville city.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Darcel McBath (american football player), Kevin Mathis (american football player), and Len Walterscheid (american football player).

History

The population was 15,538 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1850, the city of Gainesville was established on a 40-acre tract of land donated by Mary E. Clark. City residents called their new community Liberty, which proved short-lived, as a Liberty, Texas already existed. It was suggested by one of the original settlers of Cooke County, Colonel William Fitzhugh, that the town be named after General Edmund Pendleton Gaines. Gaines, a United States General under whom Fitzhugh had served, had been sympathetic with the Texas Revolution. The first hint of prosperity arrived with the Butterfield Stagecoach in September 1858, bringing freight, passengers, and mail. During the Civil War, the Great Hanging, a controversial trial and hanging of suspected Union loyalists, brought the new town to the attention of the state and came close to ripping the county apart. In the decade after the Civil War, Gainesville had its first period of extended growth, catalyzed by the expansion of the cattle industry in Texas. Gainesville, only seven miles from the Oklahoma border, became a supply point for cowboys driving herds...

The official website for the city of Gainesville is http://www.gainesville.tx.us/.

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Gainesville Obituaries

It was disclosed by Texarkana Gazette on June 3rd, 2016 that LaWonder Joyce Sasser (Garrett) died in Gainesville, Texas.  Ms. Sasser was 51 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor LaWonder Joyce's life.

It was disclosed by Register Guard on April 10th, 2016 that Charles Frank "Hank" Hudspeth perished in Eugene, Oregon.  Hudspeth was 81 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Charles Frank "Hank"'s life.

It was reported on January 26th, 2016 that Mary Gates (Alexander) died in Gainesville, Texas.  Ms. Gates was 89 years old and was born in Hastings, NE.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Mary's life.

It was revealed by Tri-City Herald on June 19th, 2015 that Alice Marie Aman (McBride) perished in Richland, Washington.  Ms. Aman was 90 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Alice Marie's life.

It was disclosed by The Daily Tribune on May 24th, 2015 that Evelyn Marie Bobo (Smith) perished in Clare, Michigan.  Ms. Bobo was 80 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Evelyn Marie's life.

It was reported by Visalia Times-Delta on December 23rd, 2014 that Betty L Cartlidge passed away in Tulare, California.  Cartlidge was 79 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Betty L's life.

It was disclosed by Wise County Messenger on October 1st, 2014 that Emma "Ruth" Milligan (Griffin) perished in Gainesville, Texas.  Ms. Milligan was 91 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Emma "Ruth"'s life.

It was disclosed by Orange County Register on July 29th, 2014 that Louise C Davis (Conley) perished in Santa Ana, California.  Ms. Davis was 90 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Louise C's life.

It was revealed by The Porterville Recorder on July 25th, 2014 that Carolyn Helene Noland (Cox) perished in Porterville, California.  Ms. Noland was 67 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Carolyn Helene's life.

It was reported by Klamath Falls Herald and News on March 22nd, 2014 that Mary Dexter (Beavers) passed away in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Ms. Dexter was 94 years old and was born in Gainesville, TX.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Mary's life.

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Cemeteries in Gainesville

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Fairview Cemetery Gainesville
710 Fair Ave
Gainesville, TX 76240
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Valley View Cemetery Association
872 Hockley Creek Rd
Gainesville, TX 76272

Gainesville Cemetery News

Rev. James M. Morgan
He then attended and graduated from East Texas Baptist College ... Hill Baptist Church in Gainesville with Rev. Billy King and Dr. Gerald Atkins officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC.
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20101105/OBITUARIES/11051043/0/API?Title=Rev-James-M-Morgan

Joyce LaWayne 'J.L.' Steudeman
Interment will follow at Provence Cemetery. The son of William G ... He and the former Flora Householder were married on November 8, 1991, in Gainesville, Texas. Mr. Steudeman had been a resident of Ardmore all of his life. He served his country in the ...
http://www.ardmoreite.com/obituaries/x2115310111/Joyce-LaWayne-J-L-Steudeman

Anita Jane Bidgood Mercer, 83
Gainesville, Ga., followed by a graveside service at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville ... and Robert Bruce Mercer and Debbie Mercer of Houston, Texas, and grandchildren, Channing Mercer and Lloyd Chapman of Atlanta, Ga., Brett Mercer and Amanda Mercer ...
http://www.accessnorthga.com/access/obituaries.php?m=detail&id=39415

James M. Morgan, 93
He then attended and graduated from East Texas Baptist College ... Hill Baptist Church in Gainesville with Rev. Billy King and Dr. Gerald Atkins officiating, burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Spartanburg, S.C. The ...
http://www.accessnorthga.com/access/obituaries.php?m=detail&id=39422

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Contact Information
Fairview Cemetery. Fair Avenue. Gainesville, TX 76240. Fax Number: 940 ... Gainesville, TX 76240. Fax Number: 668-4563. Parks and Recreation Supervisor: Patrick ...
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