10830 Magnolia Drive
Thonotosassa, Florida 33592
West side of cemetery headstones
East side of cemetery headstones
Alphabetical list of graves
Families in Thonotosassa Cemetery
|Just off Lake Thonotosassa in the small community by the same name there is a small cemetery. If you aren't familiar with Thonotosassa you probably won't even find it as it is tucked away on a narrow side street way off the beaten track. When the idea of putting these headstones on the internet first came to me, I visited the cemetery for the first time in many years. I was pleasantly surprised to see it is being well taken care of. The last time I visited it some years ago, it was all overgrown and there had been a lot of vandalism of headstones. There is a relatively new fence across the front and the rest of the fence is in relatively good shape. There are a few markers that are illegible or very hard to read due to aging but I am attempting to include every grave. If I have missed any please e-mail me. General William P. Hazen, a wealthy citrus grower, and Elisapti Dorchester along with their wives donated the original part of the cemetery in 1885. Captain Owen W. Strait and his wife donated the western part to the left of the walkway in 1905. Ruth, the daughter-in-law of the Straits, donated the eastern part in 1968. The cemetery has been in use since 1855 when Martha Wilder became the first person buried there.
Nestled amoung the oak trees are approximately 340 graves. Only 305 have legible headstones. I have found quite a few more in various ways. There is a list of the family names I have found contained in this cemetery. A few don't have headstones but the information comes from other sources such as family members or historical society cemetery lists. Click on a family name for headstones and information about the family.|