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paerwin (#46993770)
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I think is an amazing resource for finding lost family members. Because of this, I have focused on cemeteries that are no longer in existance. By using death certificates, newspapers and funeral home information, I am trying to help rebuild these cemeteries. I think each of these people need to have flowers on their site as they probably had few, if any, when they were buried.

On the virtual cemeteries, I have started a list of people that lived in the Jackson County Home in Little Blue, Jackson, Missouri. The cemetery at the home was active until about 1927. During that time residents were buried at the home, at cemeteries that were paid for either by themselves or their families, or their bodies were donated to medical science. Many of the bodies that were donated to medical science were sent out of Jackson County. Many went to Kirksville Osteopathic College in Adair county. Others were sent to the University of Missouri, University of Kansas, University of St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis. After 1927, all were either buried at private pay cemeteries or donated to medical science. An exception to this was when they were a patient at the Kansas City General Hospital. If they died there, they were sometimes buried at the Leeds Cemetery. Because so many were sent to medical science, I wanted to join all of them together in a virtual cemetery. Please visit them, leave them flowers and thank them for their donation of their bodies so we could enjoy better health.

Many people from all over the country came to the Kansas City TB Hospital (opened in 1915) that was located on the Municipal Farms. This is also where the Leeds Cemetery was located. Often, when the patients died, they were buried at Leeds Cemetery instead of being returned to where they were from. Because of this, you might find someone buried here with no connection to Kansas City, MO.

I will gladly change any incorrect information and am happy to transfer memorials to family members.
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RE: Memorial Charles Poor
Thank you so much...I'm thrilled to have this information you provided. I'm passing it on to others that were looking for him too. Hugs Jenny
Added by jsch on Aug 23, 2014 3:21 PM
Memorial Charles Poor
Hi, I have been looking for my great grandfather for years now. I just found his death certificate and found where he is buried. However, I have made a memorial for him and have connected him already to his family members about a year ago and just added the cemetery and find you have one already too. How do we resolve this? I don't want to create a problem for others looking for him. Your help is needed. ha
Thank you so much for your information you posted in your bio. I think that now explains why he left his family. He had TB...we didn't know that and he is buried in Leeds cemetery. That just answers so many questions...Thanks! Jenny
Added by jsch on Aug 23, 2014 2:53 PM
Jean Smith
Grace H. Oldrin
would you be able to tell me if Grace H. Oldrin has a grave stone? If so would you be able to take a picture of it?
Thank you
Jean Smith
Added by Jean Smith on Aug 13, 2014 2:47 PM
A. Black
George Wibel
I can't tell you how excited I am to find George's memorial. He was my great-grandfather and had disappeared shortly after my grandfather (Vern Wibel) was born. The family didn't know where he went or what happened to him. Now we do.
Alvin Black
Added by A. Black on May 25, 2014 4:03 PM
Diane Payne

Just wanted to thank you for all the work you are doing on Leeds Cemetery.

Added by Diane Payne on May 09, 2014 3:32 PM
patsy ettleman
Wm Collins
Hi !
I'm looking for my great grandfather William Collins he was born in Illinois in Feb 1868. He married Mahala Ferguson in Oklahoma in 1894 they had a son Clyde Herbert Collins born in Kansas in 1897. the couple divorced in Oklahoma 1900. I don't know where Wm went after that time. His folks were John Collins and Mary Whitney. Clyde and Mahala lived out their lives Iowa. William may have died shortly after 1900 or he may have remarried. He was not apart of Clyde's life after 1900. just hoping you may run acrost My Wm or that you are Kin to this wm and you can tell me more about him. My email is if you have any info Please let me know
My name is Patsy Ettleman
thank you for your time
Added by patsy ettleman on Mar 27, 2014 12:54 PM
Stephen Miller
Leeds Cemetery
While researching a family member I come up with lots of dead ends. I see the name I am researching matches some of the details of a man buried at Leeds. You have gone a great step in including the death cert in your information but I am wondering if there would be anymore information associated with the individual in addition to the death cert?
Stephen Miller
Added by Stephen Miller on Nov 12, 2013 6:10 AM
C & C Hainline
RE: Jennie Conley
Thank you for making the changes. Yes, I would love for you to transfer her memorial to me if you don't mind. Thank you very much!
Added by C & C Hainline on Oct 27, 2013 1:32 PM
tb fatality memorials
Thank you so much for what you do. That is a really important task.
Added by DNB on Sep 25, 2013 11:52 AM
Tom Phoenix
Thank you for transfering Tom Phoenix to me. I will put his info shortly.
Added by RICHARD PHOENIX on May 22, 2013 7:55 AM
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