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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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Jane Denny
Thank you for 1940 census info on Wulfekammer family and Kudos to you on your contributions Woodlawn Cemetery!
Added by Jane Denny on Feb 27, 2015 12:22 PM
Sean Evans
Just wanted to thank you for transferring management of my great-great grandmother Mable Ailshire's memorial to me. This will be the first memorial I've had the honor of managing. Wish me luck!!
Added by Sean Evans on Feb 14, 2015 2:40 PM
Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh
Many thanks
Dear Leonard,

Thank you very much for transferring Simon to me. I was really deeply touched. It may be a little silly but in a way, it felt like he was coming home.

Again many thanks
Added by Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh on Feb 08, 2015 1:42 PM
Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh
My id number
Hi Leonard,

Sorry forgot to give you my id no: 48627019.

Thanks again.
Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh
Added by Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh on Feb 07, 2015 1:33 PM
Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh
Simon Christopher Kelly / 126486618
Hi Leonard,

Thank you for much for registering Simon Christopher Kelly, my grand-uncle. We had spent years trying to find him. He left Ireland in 1923 and over the years he lost touch with his five brothers in Dublin. It is sad that he and his wife never had children, we were hoping to add a long-lost branch to the tree. But Simon is back in the fold now and it's great. I would love to add details of his brothers, of which William Kelly was my grandfather to his bio. Would you consider transferring his memorial to me. I would really appreciate it.

His memorial no is: 126486618

Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh

Added by Bernadette Mac Ceallaigh on Feb 07, 2015 1:23 PM
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Dear Mr. Meador
You have a George Hoelscher in Woodlawn Cemetery we have found out that he is related to us.
He is way out on the tree limb. We would like to humbly as for transfer of his memorial.
Thank you
Find A Grave #47614207
Added by Member #47614207 on Feb 07, 2015 10:46 AM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Oneta A. McPherson Lisetor # 68417184
Hi Leonard,

I'd like your permission to use your headstone photos in my Ancestry family tree. I always cite/source the original photographer in the photo's description.

Thanks so much,

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jan 30, 2015 11:02 PM
George Alexander
Hi there -- thank you for the additional information for George - I've updated his record and linked him to his parents. (I couldn't find his wife).

Thanks for doing all that you are doing!

- Linda
Added by Linda on Jan 25, 2015 6:55 PM
Debra Lavender
Eva Henley Haller
Thank you for your work on Woodlawn Cemetery, which has greatly aided this genealogy buff in California.

I have submitted a birth year for Eva Henley m. Haller, who d. 1878, because she / her family appears in the 1860 census for Blue Township, Jackson Co., MO, with her age derived as 6 (b. 1854, in Kentucky).

Thanks again,
Berkeley, California
Added by Debra Lavender on Jan 18, 2015 2:18 PM
Deborah Hufford
RE: Philip G Michael
Thank you for clearing this up. I will pass the information on. Deborah
Added by Deborah Hufford on Dec 31, 2014 9:57 PM
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