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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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Sheperd Family
Harry Stepp
Thank you for creating a virtual cemetery for my grand uncle Harry Stepp. Thank you for your work in documenting the poor souls who resided for years at this home. Harry had encephalitis and lived in the home since he was 18. He had a 4th grade education and could read and write. His parents died in 1912 and 1916 and he came to the home in 1916. Harry died in 1941 and is listed in the 1940 census in the Jackson County Home. I appreciate your efforts on his behalf and on behalf of the other residents of the Jackson County (MO) Home. I can only imagine the sad life they all led. Kathie S.
Added by Sheperd Family on Mar 25, 2015 9:39 PM
Sheperd Family
Harry Stepp
Thank you for creating a virtual cemetery for my grand uncle Harry Stepp. Thank you for your work in documenting the poor souls who resided for years at this home. Harry had encephalitis and lived in the home since he was 18. He had a 4th grade education and could read and write. His parents died in 1912 and 1916 and he came to the home in 1916. I appreciate your efforts on his behalf and on behalf of the other residents of the Jackson County (MO) home. Kathie S.
Added by Sheperd Family on Mar 25, 2015 9:36 PM
pz
Leo M Vickery #134053136
Thank you for the very prompt update. Thanks for all your work. Peggy
Added by pz on Feb 24, 2015 4:44 PM
Thomas N. Corr
Transfers
Thanks so much for the transfers
Added by Thomas N. Corr on Feb 07, 2015 10:57 AM
Susani
Ben F. Workman
Thank you so much for what you are doing!!! My family and I have been looking for Ben F. Workman for many many years and through your efforts we have finally found him.

Thank you for remembering the lost !

Susan Iacono
Added by Susani on Jan 01, 2015 6:51 PM
Susani
Ben F. Workman
Thank you so much for what you are doing!!! My family and I have been looking for Ben F. Workman for many many years and through your efforts we have finally found him.

Thank you for remembering the lost !

Susan Iacono
Added by Susani on Jan 01, 2015 6:37 PM
Judy Diaz
William and Rella Drinkard Martin
Thank you so much for taking the photo of William and Rella Martin's Doublestone. I appreciate your time, effort and kindness.

Again, Thanks!

Judy Diaz
Added by Judy Diaz on Dec 01, 2014 12:55 PM
FBC
Pence Family Headstones
Thank you so much for the Pence headstones pictures from Maple Grove Cemetery in Grundy County. I really appreciate your time.
Added by FBC on Dec 01, 2014 5:28 AM
sezena
Hillman Sweetland
Thank you so much for taking the picture of the memorial of Hillman....I so appreciate this for our family...thank you for your work on Find A Grave for so many families! Sezena
Added by sezena on Nov 30, 2014 6:03 PM
Anna
oops...that would be Ruth Nollard 9494018
I had the wrong #.
Added by Anna on Nov 30, 2014 5:55 PM
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