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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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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
RE: Transfer of memorials
That's perfect, Leonard. Thank you so much!
I need go back through the rest of mine that are from your project cemeteries and do the same. There are a few I'd like to keep when they are linked to some of folks buried at Union but I know I have others that I came across and entered just in the process of finding other information.
Here's to continued teamwork!
Added by J F-B on Sep 02, 2014 2:51 PM
Ruth O'Riley Stewart
Ruth is not a daughter of James and Sarah O'Riley. She needs to be unlinked from them. thanks
Added by Kim on Sep 01, 2014 6:39 AM
Pam Barns
Albert Wilson Luce Moore and Faith Marie Coffman
Hello Leonard,

Thank you for sharing Albert Wilson Luce Moore's and Faith Marie Coffman's marriage certificate number and other details contained therein. I really appreciate it.

Thank you for all you do on
Find A Grave #46946976

Added by Pam Barns on Aug 29, 2014 1:43 PM
Jennie Hill Cobb
Permission to use photo
Do you give permission to use your photos? I am interested in posting James Henry and Nellie Ann Small Bunyard's gravestone photo on Ancestry, where, as you know I'm sure, that it will copied to other family trees by other folks. Nellie is m first cousin twice removed. Thanks. Jennie
Added by Jennie Hill Cobb on Aug 27, 2014 1:07 PM
Lillie Riney
Robert Sealy Tuley
Thanks for the information on the maiden name of Robert's wife.
Added by Lillie Riney on Aug 27, 2014 11:58 AM
Jeanette Marsh Shannon
Lewis Todt - Big Spring
Hi, I left a couple of edits on Lewis Todt's memorial but it doesn't have a place for the
Thank You for adding his info and connecting him to his parents. You have taken on a huge project and there are many of us who will benefit from it.
Many Thanks, Jeanette
Added by Jeanette Marsh Shannon on Aug 27, 2014 10:25 AM
G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay)
83312358 - Leslie Frank Olson
Could ya kindly link this memorial with his parents:
Frank Olson died 1904 - Find A Grave #104842595
Joanna Hutcheson Olson Lape etc...#134899332

Thank you very kindly

dated 8/26/2014
Added by G. Charles Ogline Lantay ... on Aug 26, 2014 4:29 PM
G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay)
89538816 - Pina Hutcheson
Father Find A Grave MEM # 83274636 IVY J. HUTCHENSON

Mothers Find A Grave MEM # 88893552 MARGARET P. HUTCHENSON

all the family are buried in same cemetery - could ya kindly link Pina with her parents. Thank you
Added by G. Charles Ogline Lantay ... on Aug 26, 2014 3:54 PM
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