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Carmen Gardiner (#47116644)
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Right now I am involved with a project in conjunction with the Sauk Centre Historical Society and the Shad-Patton Funeral Home to try to map and gather information on all the people in Oakland Cemetery, east of Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota.

The oldest burial is of soldiers killed in the Sioux Uprising in 1863, but those were probably moved from the now-defunct Greenvale Cemetery that was shut down in 1874, the year Oakland was platted. At one point it was under the direction of the GAR, but went through a period of neglect and vandalism. In 1980, Louise Parker Pendroy renewed interest in the cemetery and since then it has been maintained.

Most records and many markers have been lost.

We'll see!
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Pip Clark
W. Ward - Picture
Hi Carmen, thank you so much for posting the pictures for W. Ward. His name is Joseph Wilburn Ward and is my great-grandmother's father. I have a picture of him as a much younger man. If you could send me a copy of the picture that you posted - I would appreciate it so much ... or where you found the picture. Your text filled in some missing info for me. He was widowed prior to marrying Wolford ... (my great-grandmother's mother). And I cannot find a record of her and when or where she is buried. She is who I'm really trying to find. Her name was Elizabeth Middleton.

Thanks for taking your time with this ... I appreciate all your efforts.

Pip Clark
Added by Pip Clark on Jul 31, 2015 9:48 AM
RE: Re-Lillian Smith
Added by Marianne on Jul 30, 2015 7:45 PM
Re-Robert G. Smith 57566006
Hi Carman, You sent an edit asking me to link Lillian Smith with Robert as his spouse . Do you have any sources to prove that they were married other then they share a common grave marker. If you do have a verifiable source that I can view,I will accept your edit. Thanks
Added by Marianne on Jul 28, 2015 11:10 AM
Amy Hall Teller
Amy Hall Teller is not buried in Minnesota, she is buried in the Teller Family plot in Edwards Cemetery on Mutton Hill Road in Neversink, New York. You have both Amy and Eliza Case Teller (wife of Richard Teller and Amy's daughter-in-law) buried in plot 26. Robert Bassett was able to add Amy and her husband William Waring Teller to Find A Grave in January.

Added by sukiyhtaky on Mar 23, 2015 6:19 PM
Winnie Fernstrom
Permelia Jane Layman Getty
I want to tell you that the second picture you
have posted on Permelia Getty Find a grave page
is NOT Permelia but her sister, Margaret S. Layman Garvey.
I am a great-granddaughter of Permelia's brother, Charles B. Layman. I have been researching and collecting information on the Layman Family for many years.

Winnie Layman Fernstrom
Added by Winnie Fernstrom on Jan 30, 2015 2:47 PM
Robert Bassett
Amy Hall Teller
I believe there is an error on #69709219, Amy Hall Teller and her husband William W. Teller are buried in a family plot in Neversink NY. See #141048170 .

I will be happy to help any way I can.

Bob Bassett
Added by Robert Bassett on Jan 08, 2015 5:46 AM
Louise Taraba
RE: Garland A. Miller #20189555
Carmen, thanks for your reply. I have a copy of Garland's death certificate and Ballard is not shown as his mother's maiden name. It shows unknown. You must have found the Ballard name in something else. Have you other ideas where you may have came across the Ballard name?

In Garland's bio in the History of Harrison County in 1921, its states "...son of Jacob E. and Elizabeth (Miller) Miller..." In a cemetery book Harrison County Genealogical Society published it says "Elizabeth...dau. of Adam & Mary Miller" and Mary Miller is buried in same cemetery. The Death cert. for son Robert shows Miller with nothing to indicate it is not her maiden name. Of course I do know this does not mean any of these are correct.

Not sure what is actually right. Wish the marriage record of Jacob Miller and Elizabeth would surface. Jacob is son of my 3rd Great Grandfather, Simon Miller, who is buried in the Hamilton Cemetery in Mercer Co., Mo.


Added by Louise Taraba on Nov 08, 2014 8:00 PM
Louise Taraba
Garland A. Miller #20189555
I see where you say in a flower left on Garland's memorial that his mother Elizabeth was a Ballard. I would like to know your source or sources. I have two or three sources that say her parents were Adam and Mary Miller. Also, are you related?
Thank you.
Louise Taraba
Added by Louise Taraba on Nov 08, 2014 1:25 PM
Martin W Johnson
RE: John Charles Parker
no, im just entering in suggestions for out of state veterans in minn. g.a.r. death book 1886 - 1906. sold by
Added by Martin W Johnson on Sep 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Debbie Hartman
John Wierman
Updated John Wierman's biography with his obituary. Thanks. Debbie Hartman
Added by Debbie Hartman on Aug 05, 2014 1:54 PM
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