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Hello Jones Listers!
I just needed some help on where to write for an ancestor who is buried at Oakwood Cemetery. She is not listed in the WPA grave records but her Step-Daughter is and they both passed away within a week of each other. Would the following Funeral home be the one I would write to regarding info on Oakwood Cemetery located in Monticello?
Kramer Funeral Home
700 East Oak Street
Minticello, IA 52310
My ancestor was
"Myra"STARKS [AKA Almira (SCOTT) JEFFERS STARKS]
Her Step Daughter was Minnie (STARKS) CARSON
Minnie is listed in WPA as Minnie CARSONS.
The two had a double funeral at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Monticello in 1923
Thanks for any help.
In the 1930's the WPA walked Iowa cemeteries and recorded the gravestones.
This was before computers -- all this information was typed on a typewriter.
There are many errors in the listings. The original recordings were
handwritten at the windy, weedy cemeteries.
The following entries were made for Holy Cross Cemetery by these WPA
These names are not in the Holy Cross Cemetery records.
These names are not on readable gravestones currently in the Holy Cross
Elizabeth Burke b 1889 d 1937
P Burke (possible: Patrick Burke d 01/05/1900 76 yrs)
______Curren/Currin/Currier d 1891 32 yrs
Mrs. Peter Garety (maybe w/o Peter Garrety of Linn Co.)
_____ Gillen d 05/15/1884 (schoolboy) maybe named John
Joseph Gorman d 2/25/1925
Robert T Healey b 1810 d 6/21/1889 Death Cert. says 60 yrs old - lived IA
Patrick & Kathleen Hennessey - twins
Mary/Marian A King d 11/12/1884 2yrs 4 mos Stone City
Niclas Kneir b 11/19/1865 d 06/03/1891 (Keirer?)
Francis Gene McNamara b & d 4/11/1935
Harv Mere b 04/11/1889 d pre 1955 s/o Isador & Philomene (Sampica) Mere
Hellen Mere (possible Mary Helen (Mere) Lathrop 1900-1967 - d/o Isadore &
Philomene (Sampica) Mere
J Mullins b 12/28/1859 WI d 7/31/1916 parents: Tom & ___ (Kane) Mullins
J Murphy (possible James H Murphy d 3/8/1899 50 yrs)
James O Donnell
George W Powers d 08/08/1874 1 yr
Glenden Remington d 07/09/1936
Jerry Sampica b 08/1858 Wife: Adeline June family says buried Dubuque Co.
Mary L Sampica b 1874 d 1935
W E Thornley
Can you confirm that any of these people are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery?
Jones Co Gen Soc., Treasurer
Jones Co. Gen Soc. is almost ready to put the Holy Cross Cemetery on the
USGenWeb site. Sister Susan of the St Patrick's Catholic Church in Anamosa was
kind enough to let us use the cemetery records-- so we think you will find
additional information in this listing.
If you can help us gain the following information, we will be very
Is Mary A (Neville) Donnelly buried at Holy Cross? She was the daughter of
Michael & Ellen (Bowes) Neville. She was the wife of Francis "Frank"
The church records show a Pauline Drumbarger. We cannot tell if she is
buried at Holy Cross or simply a lot owner.
We see a stone for Michael Fitzpatrick died 05/21/1879. We did not find him
listed in the church records.
Did John Philip Frasher b 1892 die in 1964 or 1967?
We show a Helen M _____(maybe Howe) born 1882. Does anyone recognize this
We see a stone for Agness Jones born 1891 with no death date. There is not
a death certificate at the Jones Co. courthouse.
Did Thomas McElin die in 1908 or 1903 (74 yrs old). No Death Certificate at
The maiden names for the following ladies are spelled many ways. Do you
know the correct spelling:
Octavia/Actavia Rushford b 1835 died 1905. She was the wife of Nelson
Ella Sampica b 11/2/1882 died 4/24/1975 w/o Leva Gerald Sampica d/o John &
Libbie (Filloon?) Aslin?
Is Gregory Stafford really John Stafford who died 9/6/1900 81 yrs b Cicero,
NY? He had wives: Mary Brickley and Susan Halpin.
Is Dwayne Franklin Mere, Sr., who died 1/27/1934, buried at Holy Cross?
Jones Co. Gen Soc., Treasurer