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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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William Cunningham
Re: Robert Connolly
Normally, I don't add parents unless they have a Find A Grave number to add them in the Family Links section.
I made this an exception as a note in the Bio section.

If you have their Find A Grave number, please let me know.

Added by William Cunningham on Jun 15, 2016 3:09 PM
Billye ( Applegate) Page
Alfred W. Cook
Thank you for the info
Added by Billye ( Applegate) Page on Jun 15, 2016 9:54 AM
Kristen Lewetzow
Hey Leonard,

Thank you for registering Robert Earl Creason. He is our great great-uncle. I would love to add details of his siblings, Would you consider transferring his memorial to me. I would really appreciate it.

His memorial # is: 146916731
and my member # is: 49027187

Added by Kristen Lewetzow on Jun 12, 2016 1:28 PM
Judy McMichael
William F Ross
Do you know any more about the William Ross you entered in Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas. You have his father as John A Ross who died in 1951 and is supposed to be buried in Highland. His mother Myrtle Allen Ross died after 1951 maybe 1970 but I can't find any definite information. Thanks for any help and thanks for the work that you are doing.
Judy McMichael
Added by Judy McMichael on Jun 12, 2016 9:34 AM
d synnott
adding a sibling to findagrave # 111082572
Claude Mitchell is listed as having Susie Stuart Mitchell Catlett as a sibling, but my great grandmother, Emma Lulia Mitchell Karr (1861-1898) should be added as another sibling, (Note: she is not a catlett, but her sister Susie was married to charles Catlett.) She was married to Franklin Benjamin Karr (1857 - 1936 Dallas TX). After her death, her sister came to live with Franklin Benjamin Karr and they raised their kids together. I cannot find a grave for Emma Lulia Mitchell Karr, but was told she was buried there in Woodlawn in Jackson, MO Have you found her grave anywhere or her name listed?
Thanks for doing all these photographs so that I would have another place to look!
Added by d synnott on Jun 04, 2016 7:15 PM
Thank you so much for transferring my husband's grandfather's memorial to us!
Added by tinksquared on May 13, 2016 5:13 AM
Theodosia Lynn "Docia" Officer Moretini
Thanks for the updates!
Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269
Added by ranny on May 06, 2016 9:25 AM
Andrew J. Bradin
There is a photo of headstone from Woodlawn Cemetery for Andrew J. Bradin. Was wondering if it is his, or his wife's. Looks like I see "wife of Andrew J. Bradin" at the top of the monument. From the picture I can't make out the writing above "wife of"...could be wife's name possibly?
Thanks for your help.
Added by mrenner on Apr 24, 2016 7:11 PM
Luana Dawn Alger
Re: Brianna Shelton (memorial # 61411882)
Yes, that image was the first one taken and it was actually taken by a friend of mine who was with me. I do know to be on the lookout for shadows on the headstones... and I told my friend this, but the sun just would not allow the proper angle to take the photo without casting a darned shadow. Her plot is dead center and up front, so I may retake it when I go back next weekend (hopefully at a different time of day). I did not know the shadow was in it until I got back home... And the good memories are only just starting to outweigh the pain of those I have lost, but nothing will erase the nightmare of watching someone die as suddenly as my fiance' did... It does get easier as I gain acceptance, though. I'll jut never be quite the same.

Thanks for all you do,

Luana Dawn Alger
Added by Luana Dawn Alger on Apr 23, 2016 8:41 PM
Luana Dawn Alger
Bessie J. Roberts (memorial # 62103171)
I just wanted to let you know that I took some photos of her headstone this morning and loaded them up to her memorial... You may want to change the order of the three photos I added.

Thanks for all you do!

Luana Dawn Alger
Added by Luana Dawn Alger on Apr 23, 2016 4:29 PM
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