Three Who Will Be Missed

Posted on August 3rd, 2017
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One of the occupational traits of being in the death care business is that you follow obituaries closely. Sometimes it seems that individuals, who have in some way touched your life, seem to pass away in clusters. Such a cluster occurred for me near the end of July of this year. Playwright and actor, Sam […]

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Martin Oaks Cemetery and Some Paranormal Thoughts

Posted on July 21st, 2017
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Martin Oaks Cemetery has been a fixture in Lewisville, Texas since the mid 1800’s. Starting off as a family plot on the Martin Cattle Ranch, graves date back to 1874. Just to put this in perspective, in the 1870’s there were only around 13,000 people in all of Dallas County. Within 20 miles of Martin […]

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What Killed Jane Austen?

Posted on July 18th, 2017
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Along with William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot, Jane Austen is definitely in the pantheon of great English writers. Today, July 18th, is the 200th anniversary of her passing at the age of 41 (although 41 seems young today, in that era women lived to be about 40 years of age). One of the […]

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Finding a Lost Loved One

Posted on June 6th, 2017
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Hardly a week goes by that we here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory do not receive a call about the location of a lost loved one. Most often this involves trying to find the cemetery where the deceased was buried. So How Do You Go About Locating A Deceased Ancestor’s Final Resting Place? It […]

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The Passing of Pro Golfer Who Made Legendary Gaffe

Posted on June 2nd, 2017
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Professional golf is the only sport that demands players to keep a tally of their own score – at the end of the round, they sign their score card and submit it to officials. If the score card is incorrect, it is dire consequences. One of the most famous gaffes in pro golf history occurred […]

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