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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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Linda Dukes
RE: Fred Fort, 2nd P.S.
1880 census with his parents
Father born Kentucky
Mother born Missouri
Added by Linda Dukes on Apr 30, 2016 5:06 PM
Linda Dukes
Fred Fort P.S.
1900 census,He says both parents born in France
1910 census,He says Father born Texas, Mother born MO
1920 census, He says both parents born in MO

He didn't even know where his own parents were born!
Added by Linda Dukes on Apr 30, 2016 5:05 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Fred Fort
I did quite a bit of research, Their marriage record July 4 1895 in Gasconade Co MO, states Fred B Fort is of McKittrick, Montgomery County Missouri. That is where Frederick Bartlett Fort was born and living with his parents in the 1880 census. I also went through all the census records, and everything matches up. You are welcome to unlink them...Why he died in KC MO, and his birth date is wrong, why the record clerk states he was born in France, is anybody's guess, Iv'e seen worse. Maybe they separated before his death....I always try to be as accurate as possible. I try...
Added by Linda Dukes on Apr 30, 2016 4:57 PM
Walter Thompson (Memorial# 128849342)

Are you able to tell me any more about this Walter Thompson? Do you know where he was hospitalized or have any other hints to his whereabouts?

I am not sure if this is the Walter Thompson I am searching for. I am looking for a Walter C. Thompson (1877-1953?). I found a death record in California for December 21st of that year, and the description fits him, but nothing positively links it to his family. He had family in Kansas City and was from the general area originally, but moved to California at some point. I believe his wife died there between 1930 and 1940. I could see him moving back to KC in his old age and living at a home, but I'm not sure. I could not find a memorial for him in California.

Any help would be appreciated.

Logan Thompson
Added by Logan on Apr 26, 2016 4:02 PM
Diane Seitz Hall
RE: James Oran
I added the name of his parents on your memorial. What do you mean about adding family? I do have his family tree back 4 generations.
Added by Diane Seitz Hall on Mar 17, 2016 7:00 PM
Diane Seitz Hall
James Oran
Thank you so much for your work. Because of it we have found my mother's long lost cousin. May he rest in peace.
Added by Diane Seitz Hall on Mar 16, 2016 11:21 PM
Mountain Traveler
Eliza Ann Campbell VanAllen #86044792
Hi, Yes, I do have ancestry and can look up Eliza's death certificate. She is not my direct line, but I tend to wander all over my family tree. I am related to her through her grandfather, John N. Campbell. I am descended through John's daughter, Christianna Campbell Clark.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Feb 22, 2016 1:03 PM
Ruth Smith
Leeds Cemetery
Hello - I just wanted to thank you and tell you how touched I was when I read your bio. Just recently, I linked Robert Thornton to his wife Oma Thornton who is buried here in Cape Girardeau, Mo. When your memorial page for him came up, I understood about the Leeds Cemetery. We have a similar situation with my husband's grandmother, Martha Buck Smith, who died in the State Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. After many years of trying to find when she died and where she is buried, we finally just placed a monument for her next to her husband who was buried in a rural cemetery in Arkansas. We made several trips to Arkansas from Missouri and many phones calls, letters, visits to state offices, but the only answers we got were: she could be buried on the old hospital grounds, she could be buried at Benton, Ark. at the new hospital grounds because bodies were removed but records were not kept, she could be buried in the area of ground set aside as a memorial for patients in the vacinity of the Ark. Game and Fish Commission building or - and the worse, her body could be under the Wilbur Mills Freeway in Little Rock. That is why your work and "mission" to help others was so very touching. Thanks again.
Ruth Smith
Added by Ruth Smith on Feb 14, 2016 9:45 AM
RE: George Fausset
Thank you for your offer to transfer George Fausset to me, but that's not the reason I sponsored his memorial. When a memorial is sponsored, you can add more information that may be found later, or pictures, obits, etc. It is up to you what to do, but please don't feel obligated to do so. Again, thank you and have enjoy find-a-grave, as I sure do.
Added by Fausset-Fasullo on Oct 07, 2015 1:09 PM
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
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