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I was born, raised, and currently living in Dallas, Texas. I am an infant in the genealogy world, and I'm learning by the minute.|
Long story short, my maternal grandmother relocated from West Virginia to Dallas in 1965 with her husband and three youngest children. My uncle, Harold, passed suddenly on Feb 23, 1966 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 13. He was buried two days later at Oakland cemetery. Fast forward 47 years and a descendant, me, of whom he never knew discovers a decaying, deplorable piece of local history. Harold was only a small example of a much larger forgotten past. I had to do something about it.
I am not wealthy, so I have no money to give. I do not have a landscaping company or metallurgy business; therefore, I probably couldn't put any noticeable dent in the condition of the grounds. I am not a councilman, judge, or person of influence, so i have no say in municipal or charitable funds. But, what I do have is my personal effort and actions to do something that I feel is important.
This site, is the best way I can do that. If I can help others find those lost to history as I have, and keep the embers stoked until the flames begin to rise, then I have done my part.
Please help, Oakland is dying.
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|Kathy Leach||RE: EW Lowery at Ft Towson|
Thanks for letting me know. I will delete #124647885 for EW Lowery.
|Robert "Scott" Patrick||William Jordan Patrick Photo|
Dan, I wish to thank you for the work you are doing in the Oakland cemetery, and especially for uploading the picture of William Jordan Patrick's Headstone. I have never seen the cemetery, but have read that its in such bad shape that its a scary place to visit. Could you please add the same photo to his wife's Memorial, since her name is also on the stone? I could have copied yours and uploaded, but I think you deserve the credit for your effort. In addition do you happen to know who's name is on the stone to the left of the one you uploaded? It looks like it is a Patrick Marker.
|Jo "West" Stallbohm||Nancy Burgess|
Thanks for looking, I found a site after I posted a lookup for her, that says there was no tombstone. Jo
Yes, I see that now and corrected it, thanks
|Anonymous||RE: Walter Falin Burns|
Hi, I need you to go to the edit part of the page (at the top right) and put your question in there. I can't tell what memorial you are speaking of.
I do have Walter Falin Burns married to Bessie Henry.
Walter Burns memorial # 70376154
Bessie # 70376361
|Mark Schmidt||Mary Loyise Grigsby Zell|
Thank you so much for the photo for this memorial. It looks like the cemetery is a little overgrown. I sincerely appreciate your time in locating her grave and shooting the picture. Thank you as well for the transcription at the bottom.
Thanks so much for the photo of my gggrandfather's headstone, your work is greatly appreciated.
Added by jleontx on Apr 14, 2013 12:11 AM
|Nancy Reed||John W Reed|
Thanks for locating. I will try to get someone to help clean it up. I have many Reed relatives buried there. I have photos of most of the markers. I am assuming this is the John W from my records although the birth year is off by several years. The death date matches. Some of us have given money and when Oakland gets publicity, there is a little flurry of activity. Thank goodness that Harold is still there and also that the Historical Society is trying to preserve the records. My first trip to Oakland was after the death of M C Reed in 1952. It was a nice place at that time.
Thank you very much for your efforts to find his resting place. It had to be difficult.
|Nancy Reed||John W Reed|
|Karin Huffman Galindo||RE: Correction|
Thanks for trying!!
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