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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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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
K. Steinbach Shelton
William A. Miller
I see you left a flower at this memorial. Do you have a connection to William and Miriam? They are my 3 x great grandparents through Jeremiah Miller.
Kathy Steinbach Shelton
Added by K. Steinbach Shelton on Jul 29, 2014 12:34 PM
Quincy Stroeing
Plotting Oakland
Carmen....didn't you lead the project to plot & register the graves at Oakland Cemetery? If so, do you know which of the graves are Civil War (CW) vets? I'm guessing that some had official govt issued CW gravestones and others didn't.

The same holds true for the 3 Melrose Cemeteries where there are more than 25 CW vets buried. Some have original govt issued markers others have military markers that the family made the replacement requested.

I wanted to replace some CW vets stones but the VA continues to insist the request come from family members.....after 150 years its near impossible to find blood relatives of CW vets. Its such a rediculuous requirement.

I'm wondering if you or the Sauk Centre Hist folks have attempted to get free replacement gravestones for any CW vets. If so, can you share the details with me? You can email me. See my profile for details.

Added by Quincy Stroeing on Jul 20, 2014 9:04 PM
RE: Mable Horni
She is not, I happen to read a bunch of old newspapers and I send along obit's as I can. Glad it helped!
Added by MJC on Jul 16, 2014 11:13 PM
Warren Hilt
Ethel Paulson
I don't post obit's on findagrave / If you want to manage the site/ let me know so you can put what ever you want on the grave site
Added by Warren Hilt on Jul 06, 2014 10:13 PM
Jayme Ann
Duke Whistler
Okie Dokie.. obituary added.. thank you for the information.
Added by Jayme Ann on Jun 29, 2014 6:15 PM
Katie Lou
Clifford Gardiner
I did make the addition, but there are many corrections you can do yourself now. When you click on the edit tab, you will see you can change:

Birth/death date, birth/death place
Relationship (parent and spouse links)
Plot or GPS
Marker transcription

The last choice can be used for other corrections/ additions.



Find A Grave contributor Carmen Gardiner has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Clifford Gardiner.
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Please link Clifford Douglas Gardiner to his parents Jane Waddell Gardiner 63935268 and James Gardiner 63935188


Carmen B Gardiner
Added by Katie Lou on Jun 24, 2014 6:56 PM
Delane Wincentsen
Carmen, I linked them. Did you want me to transfer the memorial to you?
Added by LMM on Jun 01, 2014 8:06 PM
RE: Travis, James O ect.
Did you know you can ask for a transfer with the edit button? It keeps records straight. If you will request that way, I will transfer the 2 Tavis I have to you.

Added by Winnette on Jun 01, 2014 11:09 AM
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