Marker Details

Gammell, William [Centennial]

1217 West Dallas at Valentine Street

Houston , 77019

Louis Lenz Inventory # 40 of 71, widow Jane McDaniel Gammell in Glenwood; THC listed as "Grave Marker" is 1936 Centennial Marker; was in Washington Cemetery (Old German Society Cemetery); a grey William & Jane Gammell headstone is in Washington Cemetery; THC added plaque in 2006, on granite, next to grave marker in Founders Cemetery 29 45.976 at 95 23.328
Directions: East side of Founders Memorial Park Cemetery; Also 2009 THC Marker for William Gammell in Washington Cemetery

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

William Gammell burial site is Washington Cemetery (Old German Cemetery); the Centennial marker was never at that location.

Marker Text: Born in Scotland - - Fought at San Jacinto in Captain A. H. Wyly's company - - - Died in Houston, April 10, 1869 and was buried here

His widow Jane McDaniel Gammell died November 11, 1908 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery

(Supplemental plaque THC 2006)

Later research shows William Gammell (Oct. 18, 1812 - Apr. 10, 1869) was buried in the Masonic Cemetery (now Sam Houston Park) on Apr. 11, 1869 and reinterred in the German Society Cemetery (now Washington Cemetery) on Jan. 22, 1900. His wife, Jane McDaniel Gammell (Mar. 28, 1825-Nov. 12, 1908), was interred in the German Society Cemetery on Nov. 13, 1908.

Texas Historical Commission - 2006
Marker Type: Centennial Grave Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.444, 95 22.738

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10668