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Michael V Greenspun (#48357683)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 2002 on ancestry.com. I live in Ventura, California and have added myself as a photo volunteer for this area. I have relatives buried at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard, and Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, so I visit these cemeteries from time to time.

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Information for anyone requesting a photo from Cemetery Park (Cemetery Memorial Park) in Ventura, CA. Originally Saint Mary's Cemetery, it was closed in the 1940's due to a new city ordinance making burials within the city limits illegal. In the 1960's the city turned the property into a park, the headstones were removed but the remains of the dead were left undisturbed. There are markers indicating where some plots are located, these markers are actually the size of a small ground level headstone with the basic information, name, birth date, and death date.

If you have a relative buried there, and you know there is a marker I would have no problem going there and getting a photo, please include the plot location.

To get the plot location info or if there is no marker for your relative(s) and you want one added you need to contact Barbara Cavalli at (805) 652 4553 or bcavalli@cityofventura.net.


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Kevin Finch
RE: Nordhoff Cemetery
Thank you for the information Mike. I'll do a little research and see if I can't come up with a map.

Kevin
Added by Kevin Finch on Jul 24, 2014 7:14 AM
Kevin Finch
Nordhoff Cemetery
Hello Mike

I noticed that awhile back you reported a problem in fulfilling a request at this cemetery. What got my attention was you mentioned having a map of this cemetery. I have been unable to find one. Where did you get yours?

I mostlty visit Ivy Lawn Memorial and Conejo Mountain Memorial, but was thinking of taking a drive up there from Camarillo. Can you help me with obtaining a map? couldnt find one online.

Kevin Finch
Added by Kevin Finch on Jul 23, 2014 3:10 PM
chris maes
RE: Cemetery Memorial Park
Thank You for your feedback and I am always glad to hear that the what ever info is shared has errors or mistakes. My intent was not to spread any false information. I have only read articles (which only makes me sad to know that any cemetery has gone through what this one has gone through) from papers etc. I haven't visted by walking through the grounds in recent years to see if any tombstones or markers are still left behind. I am saddened again that the city has taken ANY of them out and later destroyed them as mentioned. Thank you again. Please see my posts to the requestor that I wrote expanding on my findings. Fellow volunteer Chris
Added by chris maes on Apr 26, 2014 1:03 AM
Lyndon Comstock
RE: James Leonard grave
Thanks, I've now passed on the info.

Lyndon
Added by Lyndon Comstock on Apr 25, 2014 2:04 PM
Lyndon Comstock
James Leonard grave
That was very kind of you to take a look for the James Leonard gravesite. I'm not a relative but I've been interested in him for historical reasons and have become friendly with one of his direct descendants. So I was interested to hear this info and will pass it along.

Lyndon
Added by Lyndon Comstock on Apr 25, 2014 1:42 PM
may you never be forgotten
thank you
for your time and kindly posting a few grave photos
Added by may you never be forgotte... on Mar 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Norcalme
Thank you!!
Michael,

Sorry it took me so long to thank you for getting this photo. (My Uncle~Ernest Auger) I REALLY appreciate your time and kindness!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

Have a wonderful day. :)

Jill
Added by Norcalme on Mar 19, 2014 9:32 AM
Anonymous
Photo
Thank you!

bdn
Added by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2014 3:57 PM
Andrew Daft
Sherman Conaway #117909652
Thank you for the photo! May I have your permission to add your photo to my Ancestry.com tree?
Added by Andrew Daft on Mar 09, 2014 7:03 PM
sem
Ruth Vietti
Thank you for the picture of my relative's grave. S. Murdoch-SC
Added by sem on Mar 08, 2014 7:36 PM
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