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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 and 14 A and Division 2, Sections 1, 2 & 3. I am working on Sec 14 B now.

September 11, 2014
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McCraw Headstones
Hi Leonard,
Would mind if I use photos of headstone you took of the McCraws. In My Ancestry Tree. I well give you credit for creating memorials and photos
Added by SDLatham on Oct 14, 2014 7:52 PM
Janis Babb
Please check your listings for Charles, Caroline, Clarance and Victoria HUHN. I believe you have the couples mixed up. It should be Charles and Caroline together and Clarence and Victoria together. Thanks, Janis Webb Babb
Added by Janis Babb on Oct 09, 2014 10:47 AM
Bev Golden
Leonard, thank you for the marriage info for Mary V. Reed and William F. Armstrong. Bev
Added by Bev Golden on Oct 06, 2014 1:53 PM
Mary Ann Loss
RE: Grave memorial for Lemon Vallant
Hi, I understand getting the information from his death certificate. Doesn't it strike you as unusual that two men with identical and very unique first names and very similar last names died on the same day and are both buried in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery? I'm wondering if you would consider calling the cemetery to figure out if there are two men? Or one? And if there are two, what is the burial location of the your Lemon? Your thoughts? Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Oct 06, 2014 9:19 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Judson Bartlett Hartley & Minnie Flora Horn Hartley
Thank you for making the edits.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Oct 03, 2014 9:50 AM
Carl Anderson - Kansas City, MO
Thank you for the information about where Carl died. I like being accurate! Sheri
Added by Gen-Sher on Sep 26, 2014 1:35 PM
michael selders
Woodland, Independence, Mo


is alive and well, living in Macomb, Il. with her daughter

You show the grave stone of her still born baby and her
headstone with the same name.

Mike Selders

Added by michael selders on Sep 25, 2014 11:08 AM
Mike Davidson
John Ingram - Grave #63822417
1.John Ingram was born in Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland (not Aberdeen city).
2. His father's grave (in Grove cemetery, Aberdeen, Scotland) is #135388005
Added by Mike Davidson on Sep 17, 2014 9:31 PM
Graham's buried in Oakland Cemetery
Thank you so much for your information on the marriages of some of the Grahams buried in Oakland. I appreciate all the help I can get in finding info on relatives.

Keep up the good work & feel free to make all the corrections/additions you can for me.
Added by Marilyn on Sep 16, 2014 11:59 AM
Carolina Grave Hunter
Hello Leonard,

Thank you very much for the additional details for there marriage license numbers.

You have done an excellent job researching those folks buries at the cemetery.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Vicky Binder Matlock
Added by Carolina Grave Hunter on Sep 04, 2014 7:50 AM
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