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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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Jason Bendure
Woodlawn Cemetary...
Thank you for archiving this information. Found this by online search of my mother who has been deceased for more than 30 years. Glad to know her location is searchable for future generations of family geneologists.
Added by Jason Bendure on Feb 08, 2016 6:01 AM
Thank you so much for the transfer of Robert Whitworth. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Feb 06, 2016 7:01 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Capt Aaron Hill
last name is Thomas. I added civil war info from ancestry
Added by Tom Denardo on Feb 01, 2016 8:28 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Capt Aaron Hill
thanks. Should i change last name to thomas?
Added by Tom Denardo on Feb 01, 2016 4:50 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Capt Aaron Hill
hi leonard
its a match from what i can read. is his name aaron thomas hill?
Added by Tom Denardo on Jan 31, 2016 11:20 AM
D. Goodboe
Transfer: James Richeson
Leonard, thanks a bunch for the transfer. I'll take good care of the page.

Added by D. Goodboe on Jan 28, 2016 5:56 PM
Annette Stone-Kerr
RE: Othello L. Kerr memorial #68377236
not necessary to transfer, in my search for ancestry of course I found him. But it appears he does not "belong" to us. So I leave that to his family. But in reading his obit it does indicate he was 32 and the age on his marker indicates the same. The obit indicates he has lived there for 10 years,so I thought maybe some how that was the confusion of his age. The census was another clue that his age was 32, also the marriage cert would indicate his age at time of marriage not at death. Just trying to help. Again thanks for all you do and are doing on Find A Grave.
Added by Annette Stone-Kerr on Jan 28, 2016 8:33 AM
Chris Lueken
RE: Clara Enlow
Thank you so much!
I'll go and look at the death certificate now.
Thank you again!
Added by Chris Lueken on Jan 24, 2016 9:46 AM
Chris Lueken
Clara Enlow
I see you added the memorial for my gg aunt, Clara Enlow. I was wondering how you found she was buried there, as I can find no records!
I would love to finally come and see her burial spot one day, but I just want to make sure she's there befor the drive :)
Thanks so much!
Added by Chris Lueken on Jan 23, 2016 8:39 AM
Dolores J. Rush
Do you happen to know if you are related to the Boone family?
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jan 06, 2016 1:41 AM
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