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Leonard Louis Meador (#46801557)
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Bio Photo I am currently working on Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, Missouri. The cemetery was founded in 1837 with the purchase of 1.25 acres adjacent to the Stayton Family Cemetery for the "interment of all Jackson County residents". In 1845 Joseph and Sally Hansbrough sold one and 6/25 acres of land for use as a grave yard for persons of Jackson County. The land was to be used for the purpose of public burials. This established the cemetery known for many years as the City Cemetery. The land south of the original cemetery was sold to Father Donnelly in 1853 adding six acres on the southern edge calling it Saint Mary Cemetery for the use of Catholic patrons. These three cemeteries were combined in 1922 to become Woodlawn Cemetery. The Woodland Cemetery now contains 56 acres, the final resting place for over 33,000 graves. Within its walls is the history of the Civil War and the Sante Fe Trail.
I spent the summer getting the entire cemetery photographed and I am in the process of posting all to Find A Grave along with any information I can get. The records at Woodlawn start in 1897, but I started at 1910 for now because I can usually find some supporting documents to verify the entries in the book. Always willing to transfer memorials to their family. I also worked on Blue Springs cemetery the summer before. There are a lot of names that I am not posting at this time because I can't find any information on them other than they are listed in the records at Woodlawn. It only gives a name, age, race, gender and date of internment and most of the time a plot location.
At the present time I am mapping out the cemetery. I have documented Division 1, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 A, 14 B, Stayton Meadows Garden, New St. Mary's Cem., Sec. 21 and Division 2, Sections 1, 2 & 3. I am working on Old St. Mary's Cem., Sec 17 now.

December 2, 2014
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Marsha Adkison
RE: Donald Wesley Memoral #47589726
Thank you so much! Have a good one-Marsha
Added by Marsha Adkison on Nov 14, 2016 1:06 PM
RJJ
William M. Heinzle & Selma Heinzle
Hi :)

I've submitted an edit connecting Bill and Selma. Selma was my great-great aunt.

Best regards.
Added by RJJ on Nov 02, 2016 2:07 PM
Nancie Barnett
RE: Bess Fish Henley memorial
well then who is the caretaker then? do you have any info on who they are and how i can get into contact with them?
Added by Nancie Barnett on Nov 01, 2016 7:46 PM
T Schmidt
Transfer Memorials
Would it be possible to transfer these two memorials to me these are my paternal grandparents

William J. Schmidt #70888687 (middle name is incorrect) s/b James
Frances Stumpenhaus Schmidt #70888887

Thank you for posting photo of their grave marker
Added by T Schmidt on Oct 30, 2016 10:06 PM
Kathy Monical
RE: Ambrose Patrick Maloney photo
Thank you so much!
Added by Kathy Monical on Oct 28, 2016 10:46 AM
Kathy Monical
RE: Ambrose Patrick Maloney photo
Oops! 126243694
Added by Kathy Monical on Oct 28, 2016 8:45 AM
Kathy Monical
Ambrose Patrick Maloney photo
Would you please remove the photo of his death certificate? This is my grandfather, and his parents' names are incorrect. Thanks, Kathy Maloney Monical
Added by Kathy Monical on Oct 26, 2016 11:41 AM
julie robinson
shelton/clements/meador
Hello,
My name is Julie Robinson (Shelton). I was just wondering if you are related to the Shelton/Clements family. My great-grandparents were Alvis and Mary(Clements) Shelton. They lived in Grandview.
Added by julie robinson on Oct 22, 2016 3:28 PM
LittleBobbie
Wm B C Brown
Thank you for turning my gggrandfather over to me
Added by LittleBobbie on Oct 18, 2016 10:44 AM
deanna french
Jackson Co. MO. Henry Boardman Civil War Veteran
May I use the grave marker photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for Henry Boardman to post on the Vermont Civil War site? ( www.vermontcivilwar.org)

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 30, 2016 10:00 AM
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