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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 and Division 2, Sections 1, 2 & 3. I am working on Sec 13 now.

July 11, 2014
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Sherry Ross
Daniel Pittman. Galena City Cemetery
Would you please cite your reference for his place of death. I would like to check it before I add it. Thanks
Added by Sherry Ross on Jul 21, 2014 1:53 PM
Kimberly Reynolds
Thank you for the transfer!

Added by Kimberly Reynolds on Jul 15, 2014 9:31 AM
Kimberly Reynolds
Would you mind transferring Memorial #61873851 for Kellie Schellenberger to me? She was my cousin on my mother's side.

Thank you!
Kim Reynolds
Added by Kimberly Reynolds on Jul 14, 2014 12:53 PM
Caryn Hood
RE: Easter burial locations
The one in Cameron.

Graceland and Graceland Memorial in Cameron are next to each other.



Added by Caryn Hood on Jul 11, 2014 9:12 PM
Darrell Jones
Linda Lewis
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by Darrell Jones on Jul 10, 2014 8:20 PM
Kathy Mesa
Jesse Waters
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by Kathy Mesa on Jun 24, 2014 9:48 PM
Mary Lea Blew Bunce #64717794
This is my mother. Would you please transfer her memorial to me? Thank you.
Added by CJ on Jun 23, 2014 2:23 PM
Debbie Sitlington
Thomas Ostie Sitlington mem 54388557
Thank you so much for recording this headstone for my records. Thomas Ostie Sitlington 8 Nov 1857 in Crab Bottom, Bath Co (now Highland Co), VA and died 14 August 1923 in Independence, Macon, Missouri. This father was Thomas Oliver Sitlington 1818-1897 and his mother Margaret Ann Sterrett. Thomas Oliver Sitlington was also born in Crab Bottom which is where the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought McDowell Battle on Sitlington Hill. He served in the Civil War and was very helpful in providing hay for the horses and gathered the injured. The Sterrett was a very big name in the area also at the time. Thomas Sr was my husbands Steve Sitlington 2nd great grandfather. Again thanks for adding this. I hope to connect all Sitlingtons to there Scottish background eventually.
Added by Debbie Sitlington on Jun 08, 2014 12:21 AM
Thanks so very much for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Jun 05, 2014 6:26 AM
Vera (Heffner) Slagle
Dear Mr. Meador,

I know that I could not provide enough "Thank You's" to you for your generosity in transferring Vera's memorial. It was honestly thrilling enough to simply locate her. I've already made a few updates.

Thanks you so much... God Bless!
Bryan Althouse
Added by BAlthouse on May 25, 2014 8:24 PM
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