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2017-03-07

Pauline Moraw Fry
mimifry@aol.com
70 Frysmith Rd.
Murphy, NC 28906
828-557-2865

I need information on the burial sites of my grandparents, Frank and Frances Moraw. I believe they are buried at St.Monica's. I plan to visit the cemetery in May (we are traveling from NC).

Please confirm if they are buried there and perhaps a site map or information to locate the graves, and any other "Moraw" graves.

Frank Moraw died in 1944.

Thank you.

Pauline Moraw Fry

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2017-03-07

Standard reply to Ms Fry. Email forwarded to MCHC members and others interested in MC history.

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2007-03-08

Pauline, you will have other replies to your inquiry, but you may want to look up 'findagrave.com'.

Request graves in Milam County, Texas, then select St Monica's.

This is a free site with great information.

You can also request all Moraw's in Milam County to find other graves.

Happy hunting,

Peggy Wright

peggy.pj@gmail.com

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2017-03-11

Ms. Fry.

It appears that you have quite a few ancestors interred in the Saint Monicas Catholic Cemetery. I'll add what I'm able after Ms. Wrights excellent suggestions. Ms. Norinne Holman and her late father, Perry Holder, spent many years inventorying our Milam County cemeteries so that we may be able to provide the above cemetery information.


Additional links of interest follows;  http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org/markers_cameron_st_monicas_catholic_church.php

http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org/cemetery_santa_monica.php

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Moraw&GSfn=Francis&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=46&GScnty=2685&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=25821970&df=all&

Different references have different names for the cemetery. It is also known as Santa Monicas and St. Monica's cemetery. There are over 1300 interred as of 2001. Since it is an active cemetery there may be 1400-1500 by now. Many of the family plots have curbing so I would imagine that you'll find your ancestors site that way as well. The cemetery has limited space and is located on one city block. Therefore it shouldn't take much walking or time to locate graves of interest.

Since you're traveling a considerable distance, I've attached a list of potential Milam County relatives via the public records references noted. I hope that it may be of some assistance in further establishing/ reestablishing local family ties.

If you have the time, I'd recommend visiting the Milam County Historical Museum, our beautiful Courthouse on the square, Historic Jail and "Little Cameron", a miniature 1940's replica of downtown Cameron. They're just blocks away from the cemetery. Charles King, who works at the Museum, gives fabulous free tours of these buildings. A modest donation toward the upkeep of these beautiful buildings and museum activities is always appreciated by the staff and dedicated volunteers. The museum may be reached at (254) 697-8963. Hours are Tuesday thru Friday 9 AM-4 PM and Saturday 10 AM-2 PM. Special arrangements are possible outside of those hours depending on staff availability.

If you're into historic places and need lodging while visiting, the historic Rainbow Courts Motel located in Rockdale is quite popular. Numerous other motels in Cameron and Rockdale also have convenient and comfortable lodging. The Cameron Chamber of Commerce located on the square would be happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

I'll be mailing two Milam County maps to you this morning, one of which is more historical in nature than the other. They might assist you while planning your visit.

On behalf of the Milam County Historical Commission, we hope that you and yours have a safe and an enjoyable visit to Milam County.

Respectfully,

Jack Brooks

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2017-03-11

Ms. Fry, Maps should arrive 03/14/2017.
Have a blessed day!.

Jack Brooks

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03-13-17

From: Pauline M. Fry <mimifry@aol.com>

To: John Brooks
Thank you so much for your help.

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2017-03-14

Ms. Fry, it has been my pleasure to  contribute to your inquiry.

If you're comfortable surfing the net, and wouldn't mind taking the time to become familiar with this site, I believe that you'll find a treasure trove of information on the Moraw's over the years;  https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/browse/?q=Rockdale&fq=untl_institution%3AROCKD&t=fulltext  

The Cameron Herald and Rockdale Reporter newspapers have been digitized and searchable back to the late 1800's. Once one is familiar with the site and the various search options, you should be able to learn considerably more about your family heritage. It takes a little patience and trial and error but I believe that it will be worth your effort.

Out of curiosity, is your father's childhood home still in the family?. If it's in town, and you know the address, I could look it up on Google Earth street view for you so that you would be able to see the exterior as viewed from the street. You may also download Google Earth yourself and do the same after becoming familiar with the site (if you already aren't). Isn't this modern technology wonderful?.

Jack Brooks


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03-13-17

From: Pauline M. Fry <mimifry@aol.com>

To: John Brooks

Thank you so much for your help.

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