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paerwin (#46993770)
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I think findagrave.com 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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Mary Ann Loss
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Hi there, Would you be so kind as to use some (or all) of your photo requests to help us finish up FLNC? We're so close, 97 percent. Any requests that you can submit from my virtual cemetery Ft Leavenworth P would be most helpful. How's life where ever you are? Thanks in advance. Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Aug 22, 2015 9:32 AM
Al Haxton
Jess Haxton
Hello Pat,


I fixed my memorial. I was on vacation.


Very Respectfully,

Al Haxton
Added by Al Haxton on Aug 08, 2015 7:47 AM
April
Myrtle Steele Beck
Thank you for the transfer and for posting the information that makes "finding" our families possible.
Added by April on Aug 05, 2015 5:16 PM
April
Myrtle Steele Beck
Would you consider transferring this memorial to me? Myrtle was my great-grandfather's sister. I have bio info, family connections to make, etc. Thank you for considering the transfer. #48638175
Added by April on Aug 02, 2015 5:20 PM
Robin Wright Hissam
Carson Willard White
Thank you so much for posting this memorial - I have just yesterday found this person to be a possible GGGGrand Uncle. The parents names are the same. I have been searching for more information on his parents, since his father has such a common name that it is hard to follow. But they are from Ohio, so that is not where you are working.
Thanks again! Hoping this will give me another lead!
Robin Wright Hissam
Added by Robin Wright Hissam on Jul 31, 2015 6:31 PM
Fausset-Fasullo
RE: George Fausset
Thank you for your offer to transfer George Fausset, but only if you want to. It's not necessary
by any means and that's not why I sponsor the memorial. When a memorial is sponsored, it just means that there can be more information added to it and or, pictures, I believe up to 20 if I am not wrong. I just run across different ones along the way and enjoy helping others to find something out that maybe they didn't know. It's fun and keeps me out of the stores shopping!
Added by Fausset-Fasullo on Jul 17, 2015 11:39 AM
Michael Stephens
Frank Brainard
paerwin,
You created a memorial for Frank Brainard at Jackson Country Home Cemetery. I posted a photo request and another member stated that the cemetery no longer exists? Do you know anything about that or where to find info about it?
Added by Michael Stephens on Jun 22, 2015 1:27 PM
Sheperd Family
Harry Stepp
Thanks for transferring him.
Added by Sheperd Family on May 03, 2015 1:48 PM
Karen Struve
Walter Hart Burress
Hello,
First, a very special thank to you for adding the names of the persons buried at the Leeds Cemetery in Missouri.
Walter Hart Burress is my great uncle. I would like to manage his memorial if you are willing to transfer it to me.
My ID number is 46975450.
thank you, Karen Struve
Added by Karen Struve on May 02, 2015 5:48 PM
Karen Struve
Walter Hart Burress
Walter Hart Burre
Added by Karen Struve on May 02, 2015 5:38 PM
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