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Embalmu2 (#46834659)
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Bio Photo *Please read regarding transfers!: Happy to do transfers but PLEASE request through the transfer request link. You will get them much more quickly than through mail. If you want info added (obits/DOB/name change, etc.) Send this through the edit tabs as well. Thanks!*

I have always been intrigued with the rich history found in cemeteries. My mom always took me (since I was a very small child) with her to put flowers on family members' graves and I suppose that started my love of cemeteries. I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer in MO and IL. I have personally photographed all of the markers at Oak Hill in Kirkwood and am now re-walking each garden to catch any that may have been missed or covered as well. I am using an interment spread sheet that I made for each garden made from the interment books. I have rewalked all of the gardens except New Babyland and the Mausoleum. I did find some markers I missed the first time around and have posted them! Unless the burial is new, if a record doesn't show a marker, it probably does NOT have one. Being an older cemetery, some flat markers may be buried or tablets broken and not repaired. Some of the public lots are in ovegrown wooded areas also. I am trying to list under the inscription section if there is no marker.

In Spring 2016, I plan on returning to the cemetery to walk with my spreadsheet and check each garden AGAIN by section/lot. Please let me know if you have a special request!

I have high numbers because I enjoy spending time in the boneyards with my camera, not because I am a records hoarder! This being said...

*Please note, I will not link family members I have no connection to personally. I don't want to assume and possibly place inaccurate information as fact. If you send me a request to link, I will transfer the record to you so don't be surprised!
*Please ask my permission before using my photos. I am happy to let you use them for ancestry purposes.

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Angus Hardy d. 1909
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 68215319. Angus Hardy, d. 1909. On his memorial is "Accident." What does that refer to? Thank you. I know you enjoy working on this cemetery listing, but I still want to thank you for the time you spend. It is such a help for the rest of us.
Added by narnialucy on Oct 29, 2016 4:45 PM
deanna french
St Louis Edgar Harris Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial of Edgar Harris, 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 Oct 02, 2016 7:47 PM
Nichole Maguire
Hugo Arnold
Hi, I noticed you have memorials for a few of my family members buried in Kirkwood Cemetery who did not have grave markers. I am particularly interested in my Great Grandpa, Hugo Arnold(# 86744625) I was wondering if you have further information on him and/or his parents. there is very little oral family history and finding records about him before he came to the US is next to impossible. I'd appreciate anything you might have to offer. Sincerely, Nichole
Added by Nichole Maguire on Oct 02, 2016 7:22 PM
Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
RE: John Tudor - #28924525
Just sent you several edits as well as the long biographical sketch on John Tudor. Contributor, Rob DeRossett made memorials for several of John Tudor's children. I've not had much luck with Rob responding to my edit suggestions. Therefore, Guy Seymour Tudor is memorial #25828043 and Charles Sherman Tudor is memorial #25828075. Might Rose Hannah be the woman in memorial #95858991??
Added by Laura Whistle Cates Dunca... on Sep 30, 2016 5:25 PM
Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
John Tudor - #28924525
If I go to the trouble of "keying" and sending to you a "biographical sketch" from, "Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois" by the Biographical Publishing Company, published 1894, concerning John Tudor, will you consider using the content to expand his FAGrave memorial? I realize the document is not a primary source and therefore, you may be hesitant to rely on it. Laura Duncan
Added by Laura Whistle Cates Dunca... on Apr 20, 2016 8:40 AM
RE: Pfitzinger-
And of coarse, I would pleased to have the transfers....I'm sure my mother would appreciate that, thanks in advance- and excellent crossing paths with you!!
Added by Boggs322 on Nov 02, 2015 6:29 PM
RE: Pfitzinger-
Such a small world- Yeah, Duke is my uncle! He is a great guy- Neat to hear from you! I would be a little more surprised....but this site being what it is, not too surprised!
Added by Boggs322 on Nov 02, 2015 6:24 PM
William Croghan
RE: Pvt Alfred Leath at Oak Hill
Hi...thanks so much for looking into this... I am 99% sure Alfred is buried there....
Added by William Croghan on Feb 21, 2015 10:46 AM
Rachel Gillooly
Robert Blanchard Starr
Robert Blanchard Starr Sr.,
He was the 1s husband to my grandmother Mary Anna Davies Starr Abbott.

Their Children:
1. Robert Blanchard Starr II(my uncle)
2. Joseph Starr my (uncle)
3. Rebecca Starr Ruzzella (my uncle)
Added by Rachel Gillooly on Nov 02, 2014 9:50 PM
Susan Ing
RE: Vollmers at Friedens
Mr. Plotz I assume. Oh yes. He gets frustrated where the records say people are sometimes and I know he has gotten a couple markers in the past. The owner of Friedens is not all that helpful at all. He lives out of state and I have only spoken to him a couple times. I have his e-mail too and he is not good at even getting with me there too. This is not a great suggestion but if he knows what family lots they should be in and I am sure he will tell you. I would suggest just placing them without the cemeteries assistance. I know the last couple he got were small angled upright type and other than weight and some guidance, he should be there and just place them. You hardly ever see anyone there. Lake Charles workers does his few burials I believe. Some relation there. Even the grass cutters are hired out.
Added by Susan Ing on Oct 10, 2014 6:43 PM
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