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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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Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
Charles Bynum
Thanks Leonard, it's been corrected. My sister, who made Charles' memorial, lived in Lone Jack for many years..on Bynum Rd. You've made wonderful contributions. "Each Day Counts", Loretta
Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on May 16, 2017 6:37 AM
Virginia Brown
Sarah Bishop
Thanks for the name of Sarah's parents, which I have added to her memorial, giving you credit.
Added by Virginia Brown on May 15, 2017 2:31 PM
Nancy W
Thank you for all your hard work.
Added by Nancy W on May 15, 2017 6:31 AM
Gertrude Blacker
Do you have the memorial nbrs to link the parents and spouse?
Added by Romper90069 on May 14, 2017 12:39 PM
Edythe Canfield
Thank you for the information regarding Edythe #118809747.
It is very clear you spend a great deal of time on your projects.
Than you for your dedication!
Added by jmaw2 on May 12, 2017 1:48 PM
Michael Wayne Wagener
William Earley
Thank you for updating Earley memorial.
Added by Michael Wayne Wagener on May 03, 2017 6:38 AM
Sheli Hendricks
Find-A-Grave Memorial# 167559835
Good evening. I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer the memorial site for my great-grandfather, King L. Johnson. I would appreciate it greatly. I am currently working on my family's genealogy and trying to make sure they are all on this site as well. Thanks again.

Sheli Hendricks
Added by Sheli Hendricks on Apr 27, 2017 7:19 PM
James Bretzke
thanks for the transfer
Thanks for the transfer of my uncle Raymond G. Kilp's grave!
Added by James Bretzke on Apr 18, 2017 1:50 PM
L. Forbes
Lovell A Fountain #71684521
Please link him to his parents.
Grover Cleveland Fountain # 162519732

Effie Strong Fountain # 177839309

I thank you.
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Mar 29, 2017 6:15 PM
Bob Patterson
Roy Patterson bio addition
I was glad to add the marriage information on Roy's memorial #78877964. I see you did the same on Esther's memorial. It's a good addition.
Added by Bob Patterson on Mar 26, 2017 2:58 PM
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