Milford Cemetery, Milford, TX
Milford Texas was first settled in 1853-1854. Read the stories about some of the great citizens of our city. Sign at city limits: "Milford, a town of 700 friendly folks and 3 or 4 old grouches." Below are the death certificates I found of some of the 2,750 people buried in the Milford Cemetery.
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William R. Hudson
1811-1872 | Milford, Texas
In 1853 he was living in Cherokee County, Texas. By 1853, he and his family were living in Milford. He and Colonel Arvin Wright and J.M. Higgins laid off the town site. He opened the first store in 1854. He and his wife were charter members of The Milford Presbyterian Church. And he gave our town the name of MILFORD after a factory town in Massachusetts. He built the first house in Milford in 1853 on the site of which is now the two story hotel on Main Street. He was the first Postmaster appointed August 3, 1854. He was a very active citizen of our town and made a great contribution to its history.
1799-1879 | Milford, Texas
In 1851 Colonel Arvin Wright, who had bought six hundred and forty acres, together with William R. Hudson and J.M. Higgins laid off the Milford town site. They designated certain lots for school purposes. In 1853 Mr. Wright sold land at fifty cents an acre, the land on which Milford now stands. Milford Lodge, No. 262 A.F. and A.M. charter was granted June 14, 1861. Arvin Wright was a charter member.
1916-2010 | Milford, Texas
Copied from the book, "Milford Men and Women in Service in World War II". Published by C.O. Miller in 1944.
Sgt. Cordell Clanton entered the service February 12, 1942, receiving his basic training at Camp Barkeley, Texas, and was then assigned to the Army Air Base at Salt Lake City, Utah where he served as an Ambulance Driver. Sgt. Clanton is a graduate of Milford High School and also attended Hillsboro Junior College.
After his military duties he worked at Tylers Garage for many years and was a deacon of the First Baptist Church.