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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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Gerry Stanley
Hattie & Albert Moore
Marriage info added. Thanks.
Added by Gerry Stanley on Nov 23, 2014 5:14 AM
Added by MICHAEL MARTENS on Nov 19, 2014 11:30 AM
Added by MICHAEL MARTENS on Nov 15, 2014 7:52 PM
Sylvia H
RE: John Y Porter
This particular William C Porter is the father of John Y Porter, Find A Grave#53876878, also buried in Blue Springs Cemetery. The William C. Porter I am searching for has a wife, Frances Powers Hutchins Porter who should also be buried there.

Thanks in advance,
Added by Sylvia H on Nov 07, 2014 10:44 AM
Sylvia H
John Y Porter
I am searching for the headstone for John's parents, William Carroll Porter and his wife, Frances Powers Hutchins Porter. I believe there is a gravestone marked for WC Porter and his daughter, Eliza Porter in Blue Springs Cemetery.

I wonder if you have indexed these graves but haven't posted them yet?

Thanks in advance,
Added by Sylvia H on Nov 06, 2014 4:48 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Nov 03, 2014 2:13 PM
Mary Ann Loss
RE: Donald Wayne Toliver memorial# 125098121
Thanks for your quick response. I'm wondering if you would consider calling the Fort Leavenworth/Leavenworth National Cemetery office to verify Donald's internment there. Maybe he's there and then we would have the plot location. Or maybe that's where the family thought he would be buried and then they changed their minds. Or maybe he was moved later. Your thoughts? Thanks so much, Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Oct 28, 2014 10:40 AM
Logan Thompson
Scott Alan White
Thank you for transferring my uncle to me.
Added by Logan Thompson on Oct 27, 2014 1:53 PM
McCraw Headstones
Thank You, for letting me use photos.
Added by SDLatham on Oct 25, 2014 2:00 PM
RE: photo permission
Thank you so much!
Maureen O'Connor Hale
Added by Teofilia on Oct 24, 2014 12:14 PM
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