Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association Collection


Marian Emily Zane-Cetti

Pictured: Marian Emily Zane-Cetti

Historical Note

Pioneers Rest Cemetery was established in 1850, making it the oldest cemetery in Fort Worth. Individuals buried in the cemetery include General Edward H. Tarrant, Major Ripley Arnold, and other notable founders of Fort Worth. 

The Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association is a 501(c)13 dedicated to the maintenance of the cemetery and education about those buried there.

The Zane-Cetti family have a plot in the Pioneers Rest Cemetery. In 1895, Jessie Shenton Zane-Cetti (1844-1922) helped found the Texas Brewing Company in Fort Worth. Jessie Shenton Zane-Cetti and his wife Emma Amelia Hoeflein Zane-Cetti, had two daughters, Marian and Louise. An endowment fund was left in the Zane-Cetti name to help with the upkeep of the cemetery.

Scope and Contents

The Pioneers Rest Cemetery Association Collection consists of a photograph and various documents related to the Zane-Cetti family. The date range for materials in this collection is 1896-1928 and includes undated materials.

Materials in this collection consist of the following:

  • Marian Emily Zane-Cetti (1885-1966), portrait photograph taken by Wilton Portrait, undated
  • Certificate from Fort Worth, Texas Public Schools, May 21, 1898, acknowledging that Marian Cetti had completed coursework through the Seventh Grade. Certificate signed by Principal M. G. Bates, Superintendent of Schools E. E. Bramlette, and Teacher Severe E. Frost
  • Certificate from The Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America admitting Zane-Cetti to membership to the Hella Temple of Dallas on May 14, 1909
  • Tax Collector's Office for Archer County, Redemption Receipt for Zane-Cetti, August 14, 1896
  • Records related to Texas Brewing Company, its closure in 1918, and the Texas Beverage and Cold Storage Company, 1901-1928