At rest in the Evergreen Alameda Cemetery; El Paso, Texas are the mortal remains of Robert Zumwalt and his wife Amanda Floyd (section L, lot 195, places 8 & 9). Memorials for both can be found on FindAGrave.
Robert Dowling Zumwalt
July 20, 1846
Aug 16, 1926
Amanda A. Zumwalt
Dec 17, 1855
Nov 7, 1919
Robert was born 20 July 1846 in Hallettsville, Texas to G. Zumwalt. The informant, Roberts's son Sam, was not able to provide the name of Robert's mother. However, the record states she was born in Holland.
Amanda Ann Zumwalt's death certificate contained less information. I was hoping it would provide the names of her parents, but it did not. The informant was Amanda's daughter Carolyn, but that information was either unknown or simply not provided. There is also a discrepancy regarding her birth date. The death certificate lists it as 17 December 1854. The date engraved on Amanda's tombstone has a year of 1855. The document did confirm her death date and burial information. Amanda's birthplace was listed as Texas, and she passed away at her home -- 3715 Clifton Street, El Paso, Texas.
Federal census records of 1900 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas (e.d. 84, pg 6A, family 111) state Amanda was born in Kentucky. She and Robert had seven living children: Luella, Claud, Sam, Edward, Fay, Julia, and Carrie.
Census records of 1860 and 1870, both from Lavaca County, Texas, list Robert's father as Gabriel and his mother as Elenor. In both instances, Elenor's birthplace is listed as Missouri. While it does not seem to fit with the birthplace of Holland provided for Elenor on her son Robert's death certificate, I did find out there is a town in Pemiscot County, Missouri with that name. Maybe there's the connection?
The 1860 census provides names of siblings of Robert Zumwalt: Phoeby, Henrietta, and Edward. Phoeby (age 22) and Henrietta (age 15) were listed as "spinsters." Really. I wonder, at what age did the census taker think they should have been married?