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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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Gerry Stanley
Barbara Curren
I sent a message to the maker of the other memorial. Thanks for letting me know. We'll see what happens.
Added by Gerry Stanley on Jul 22, 2015 8:56 AM
RE: Sylvester Ludwig
Hi! Sylvester Ludwig's wife was named Clara, who was the informant on his death certificate. However, his biological mother's name was also Clara. She was Clara Fieker Ludwig. She was my Great-Grand Aunt. She died when he was 2 1/2 years old. His father, Theodore Ludwig then married Minnie Brink. I have the obituary for Clara Fieker Ludwig and I posted it to her grave memorial page. I also have the actual wedding invitation for Theodore and Minnie Ludwig stating that their wedding date was November 28, 1906. Sylvester was born in 1903.
Clara Fieker Ludwig grave memorial #147157897

If you need me to post the wedding invitation I can do that as well onto Theodore Ludwig's page.

Michele Rehkop
Added by mmm26 on Jul 08, 2015 12:12 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Leonard Clifton Trow
Wow! I must be losing it!
No. just disregard that request...
thank you.
Added by Linda Dukes on Jun 24, 2015 2:02 PM
Frank Hampton
Blue Springs Cem.
The more I look the more I realize how much fine work you've done at this Cemetery.
Great job.

Frank Hampton
Added by Frank Hampton on Jun 18, 2015 2:51 PM
Frank Hampton
I was at the Blue Springs Cemetery today taking a few requested photos and I also like to take a few if some of the older stones that may or may not be listed. I have added a couple on your Burrus side, James A and Mattie. Mattie had a photo but a little hard to read so I added one more. Feel free to delete any of these you like. I noticed Mattie didn't have a birth date , but it gives her
death date and years, months and days.
There is a nice website that helps with this that I use and you may already have one you use, but if not try this one. just be sure and add at least two numbers, even if zero, in each field

If I can help with the Blue Springs Cemetery just let me know.

Frank Hampton
Added by Frank Hampton on Jun 18, 2015 2:40 PM
Scruggs in Mt. Moriah
While taking the photo as requested for Richard's stone, I also took pics of the stone of his wife Gladys and their infant son, Richard.
If you create memorials for them, I will be glad to attach the photos.
Added by Deb on Jun 08, 2015 8:21 PM
Blanche F Hohmbraker 147360704
Thanks for reminding me of her marriage record and for her new memorial. I did not know her maiden name or where she is buried.

Keep up the good work you busy, busy man and bless you for all you do.
Added by Janet on Jun 07, 2015 4:14 PM
Thank you!
Thanks so much for the added information and transfer!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Added by Iggy on Jun 05, 2015 10:59 AM
Brenda Hoopes Shipley
Elizabeth Potter
Is the Elizabeth Potter, the same Elizabeth Charlotte Morgan that is born Sept 10, 1863 and died Feb 9, 1920 and is buried in the Thurman Cemetery.
Added by Brenda Hoopes Shipley on Jun 04, 2015 7:49 PM
Phillip H. Pitzer
Oscar Howard Gardner
Thanks for the death certificate for Howard.
Added by Phillip H. Pitzer on May 31, 2015 7:19 PM
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