The Knill Family The records at Oak Hill Cemetery do not show a burial record for Stephen 1864 or Thomas 1863, we were not incorporated until 1867 and many burials are marked or not but not recorded in the books for that time frame
RE: Sarah Park If you happen to know the family relationships, maybe you could help link the family members together? That would be a benefit to future viewers. I also contacted Irma Hale, but I don't know if she knows the relationships or not. So, I'm asking you as well as her. Glad to have photographed the grave of the family's common namesake.
Sarah Park Grave Found! It's the best time of year for pictures too! All of the little wildflowers are out, adding extra color to the photographs! As a heads up, I'm uploading grave photos for the other four family members (in case you also happen to be related to them as well). Have a blessed day! ~Everett :-)
I'm Everett Baranowski. I've been walking Oxford Memorial (and the three adjacent cemeteries lumped together under the umbrella of Oxford Memorial here on F-A-G) for almost two years now. I may be one of the only ones (if not the only one) currently walking these grounds. I have read up on the cemetery history and have got all of the available maps on the cemeteries which includes a 1940 survey of family plot purchasers for St. Peter's Cemetery (still in use today). I also have a recent list of plot purchasers for Oxford Memorial as well. I cross-referenced the surname Park with these two sources and it is not listed on the St. Peter's map but there is an Oxford Memorial "Park" grave present for Dr. Efton L. Park Jr. which I photographed and will have posted shortly (in the event that he is kin). Since the specific name you requested cannot be found via the two aforementioned sources, the grounds will have to be walked to find your grave. The likelihood is that the grave will be found in St. Peter's or one of the other two adjoining cemeteries.
The complicated part to all of this is that cemetery boundary lines were not settled by the city of Oxford until 2007. When the local genealogical society walked the grounds to transcribe graves for their Lafayette County cemetery transcription books in 1978-1979, they stated that all of the graves found were part of St. Peter's cemetery (which isn't true by current day standards) and created nine section numbers for the grounds for transcription purposes. Those section numbers have held through the years as the transcription books are the only way folks have been able to locate loved ones for the past 40 years. St. Peter's Cemetery only encompasses sections 7, 6, 3, 1, and the front 1/3rd of section 2. An assumption has been made the past 40 years that there are only 2 cemeteries (Oxford Memorial & St. Peter's) when indeed there are two more (Old Oxford & the "Colored Cemetery"). Old Oxford & the "Colored Cemetery" (an informal name was all the 1-acre cemetery was ever given) were never surveyed, so these grounds have to be individually walked to find graves. Oftentimes, graves in these latter two cemeteries are considered part of St. Peter's by unintentional error as the cemetery boundary line resolution wasn't widely broadcast. St. Peter's ownership was also just relinquished to the city in 2008. There are no signs to indicate that one has crossed from one cemetery to another on these grounds either. The city just maintains all four grounds as if they were one. I generally have avoided walking these cemeteries from late Fall to early Spring due to the busy-ness of the holidays and the fact that Winter time is our rainy season and the grounds are typically saturated with sitting rain water during these months. Yesterday was my first trip back for the year 2016. I made a general (not thorough) walk of the St. Peter's grounds yesterday and will continue searching for your grave (especially in the unsurveyed cemeteries) in the coming months. I just wanted to apologize for the delay, let you know that your request will take some time to fulfill, and that someone is on the case. Please don't give up hope or delete this request. Thanks!
Alfred Judson 1st USVC site Hello David, Great photo of this veteran's marker but just a quick comment. You misspelled Cavalry as CALVARY. A very common mistake but thought you might want to make the change. You are doing great work that is much appreciated - Dean Knudsen
Elmer Speck Hello! I was photographing graves at Grandview Cemetery, located in Johnstown, PA. There is a 'Speck' plot which includes Elmers parents, Rev. David Speck and Frances Doebler Speck. There are also grave stones for Nina Speck Cunningham, and Elmer David Speck. I added these pictures to your memorials, please let me know if for any reason you would want them removed. You can also move them to the bottom since they are from a different cemetery. Thank you!!