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Bayview Cemetery
Corpus Christi, Texas


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Bayview Cemetery Forum

  • Subject: Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi
    One of my great-grandfather Addison E. Lane's brothers and his wife are buried in Bayview Cemetery. The family story says the several of the brothers were ranching on Padre Island in the 1870s when the place was attacked by 'Indians.' That's probably a mistake, because Indians weren't raiding that far south in the 1870s. It could well have been an attack by bandits out of Mexico. One of the brothers was killed in the attack. His brothers went into Corpus Christi to get lumber to build a coffin for him. His wife told them to bring lumber for two coffins, because when they got back she'd be dead, too. They didn't believe her and only brought lumber for one coffin. She was dead when they got back, probably a suicide with laudanum. Both bodies were transported to Corpus Christi in the same coffin, a second coffin was built for her there, and they were buried side by side in Bayview Cemetery, which at the time was the only cemetery in Corpus Christi. - C. F. Eckhardt, May 21, 2006


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