The marker has the family name WRIGHT down the center of the marker.
On the left side is:
Jacob - Husband
6/17/1825 - 12/22/2909
Charles - Son
11/9/1847 - 7/16/1896
Mary A. - Daughter
7/5/1857 - 4/12/1858
Across from Jacob is:
Mary - Wife
2/18/1825 - 8/22/1857
George - Son
6/6/1854 - 10/28/1913
Child of Jacob & Mary
These notes will explain in detail about the marker:
Buried Lot 49, Section 21
On November 5, 1998, I spoke to Darwin Baranski, Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3210 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601 517-759-1656
He looked up the Lot 49, Section 21 Oakwood Cemetery Records for me. He said that the Oakwood Cemetery was not open for burials until 1868 and the notation (12-3-1869 - removal Marker "Mary") probably means that Mary was buried somewhere else and then she and the marker and the two children were moved to Lot 49, Section 21. He said it was interesting that 7 individuals were listed as buried on this plot but that there were only 4 graves which probably meant that the children could have been buried in the same grave or that when the information was recorded, they were not sure which person was buried in which grave. I asked him if they would correct their records to reflect the correct names of the persons buried on this plot and he said "no" because these cards were legal records and could not be changed.
He did tell me that in 1932 or 1933 the Saginaw County Hall had a fire and all old records were destroyed which may explain some discrepancies in the dates.
He said that we could buy a double marker to put on this plot. The stone would be granite and would sit flush in the ground. On this marker we could list the names and dates of all seven individuals buried on this plot. The cost would be $716.00 which would include the taxes, inscription, and the setting. He also said that they would leave Mary's stone in place and clean it for us.
As to the child that died and was re-buried (we have not been able to locate the name of this child but we wanted his/her name on the marker. As to the re-buried citation, please note:
As to the cemetery where the Wrights were moved from. It was over on the west side, south of Court street. I'll look up the exact location for you when I get to the library again. They moved ALL the burials from there. There is no trace of the cemetery now. Its all covered over with cement and houses now.
Also, Jacob's first wife, Mary Baker, has a marker which sits to the left of this marker and that is where her body was buried. We included her on this marker because we wanted to.
- Maintained by: Joan Wright Romero
- Added: 1 Jan 2001
- Find A Grave Memorial 1711