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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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julie robinson
My name is Julie Robinson (Shelton). I was just wondering if you are related to the Shelton/Clements family. My great-grandparents were Alvis and Mary(Clements) Shelton. They lived in Grandview.
Added by julie robinson on Oct 22, 2016 3:28 PM
Wm B C Brown
Thank you for turning my gggrandfather over to me
Added by LittleBobbie on Oct 18, 2016 10:44 AM
deanna french
Jackson Co. MO. Henry Boardman Civil War Veteran
May I use the grave marker photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for Henry Boardman to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 30, 2016 10:00 AM
Cheryl Hanson
Janice Morgan

Thank you so very much. It really means a lot to me.

Have a nice evening,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Sep 28, 2016 6:04 PM
Gerry Stanley
Middleton & Holmes
Thanks for the info. Its been added to both.
Added by Gerry Stanley on Sep 22, 2016 2:38 PM
jane witter
Charles B.Sheldon #128537208
Please could you transfer my great-grandfather,Charles B.Sheldon in Floral Hill Cemetery,to me,#47178823. Thank you for creating his memorial.Jane Witter
Added by jane witter on Sep 10, 2016 4:36 PM
Thomas Cooke
Anna Tryer Jacobs
y took of Anna being in woodlawn. Did y make sure they didn't burial in St Mary's Cemetery? Those who had her at the end may have not known at her plot that and that why no death date is on Tombstone. Please some people get lost because their Tombstone one with and they are in other.
Added by Thomas Cooke on Sep 10, 2016 8:29 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 126967807
Thought you might want to know photo added. Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Sep 09, 2016 4:39 PM
Cheryl White
Robert Erving Cooper
I have updated the pages for Robert and both of his wives who are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Shawnee County, Kansas.
Added by Cheryl White on Aug 29, 2016 11:47 AM
Doris Schleininger
Robert Linden Huggins Sr.
He is in Mt Washington Forever Cemetery in Jackson Co., Mo. He is the son of Robert Gale Huggins and Melinda (Russell) Huggins. The Death Cert. shows a middle initial for his father as "D" instead of "G"in error. I was there when information was given and he wrote it down wrong. Doris

Added by Doris Schleininger on Aug 26, 2016 7:59 PM
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