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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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Thank you
I just wanted to express my appreciation for your "gift" to
us. These wonderful memorials will forever be remembered.
Added by Skippersgirl on Apr 25, 2015 8:24 PM
Clarence W. Brugger
Thank you for the parents , I have posted them.
Added by DKOWN on Apr 21, 2015 10:02 AM
Mary Lou Hanson
Leonard Keller
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Mary Lou Hanson on Apr 21, 2015 7:00 AM
Kim Kerr
Leah Kraas
You sent updates for birth date and death date/place. I am interested in the source info so I can add it to my files. Thanks for your help!
Added by Kim Kerr on Apr 20, 2015 5:47 PM
Jeanne Roland
James N. Brown
Thank you so much for transferring James Brown to me especially since I didn't expect that! Jeanne Roland.
Added by Jeanne Roland on Apr 16, 2015 9:50 PM
Robin (Huffer) D
Thomas J Armstrong family
Will you add Thomas J. Armstrong's (Find A Grave Memorial# 65039834) first wife Mary (Huffer) Armstrong (Find A Grave Memorial# 132218294) to his memorial?

Also will you add Thomas J. Armstrong #65039834 and Mary (Huffer) Armstrong # 132218294 as the father and mother of Benton H. Armstrong #65041198, James V. Armstrong #65041269, Mary E. Armstrong #65041157, Amon Thomas Armstrong #65041346 and William F. Armstrong #70551841

Mary (Huffer) Armstrong daughter of John and Anna (Michael) Huffer died in 1877 Clinton County, Indiana. It was after 1880 when Thomas J. Armstrong and most of his children moved to Missouri.
Added by Robin (Huffer) D on Apr 12, 2015 3:01 PM
Penny N.
Ben Gard and Laura Totty
Thank you for the information. I was not able to view the image, but put a link on their posts.

Added by Penny N. on Apr 11, 2015 12:40 PM
Jennifer Eagan Dixon
William Preston Braden
Wanted to clarify for you ..he is the son of Isaac Hull Braden and Mary Stovall Hess Braden..they are buried at Arnold Cemetery in Lafayette Co., MO...
he is my 2nd great grandfather...tks!
Added by Jennifer Eagan Dixon on Mar 30, 2015 3:10 PM
RE: David Stayton 29099556
Thank you for your reply Leonard. I added certif. number. Thanks again.
Added by Sheila on Mar 11, 2015 3:58 PM
David Stayton 29099556
Hi Leonard,

I already had all this info in the bio., so not sure if there was something else you wanted me to do with it?

Their suggestion:
David C. Stayton, age 21, married Emma M./E. McVey, age 21, on 21 November 1893 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. (Original marriage record has both "M" and "E" as her middle initial.)
Jackson County, Missouri marriage certificate #1893I0001434.
Added by Sheila on Mar 11, 2015 9:32 AM
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