Monday, February 4, 2013

Cemetery Damage Old City Cemetery Monroe, Louisiana

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The Friends of Old City Cemetery is a group of people dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Old City Cemetery in Monroe,LA located on DeSiard Street. The society meets the second Friday of each month at 5:30 in the Joseph Bennett McGuire Genealogy Room of the Ouachita Parish Public Library.

Photo Credit: Terry D. Ford

Photo credit: Marlon D. Ebey , Facebook
Photo credit: Marlon D. Ebey, Facebook
Photo Credit: Terry D. Ford, Facebook

Saturday, January 12, 2013

English Turn Cemetery?

None of the photos at Find A Grave appear like this one. Is this English Turn Cemetery?

Springhill Cemetery Lecompte Rapides Parish

From the LAGenWeb archives c. 1992

"From Alexandria, take US Hwy. 71 south and turn right on LA Hwy. 112 (at the caution light in Lecompte). Continue through Lecompte, and turn left just BEFORE Linzay and Red Hill Cemeteries (about .3 mile). Springhill Cemetery is about 1/3 mile up this dirt road. The cemetery is very large, situated on a hill, and is well maintained as far as grounds are concerned. Many vaults and slabs are broken or sunken in the ground; several depressions are visible as most unmarked burials once had slabs of concrete or brick vaults."

"Some graves in the rear of the burial ground have slid downhill toward a ravine that leads to the bayou." 

- Submitted by Jane Parker McManus URL

A YouTube video was uploaded in July 2012 that show a few graves at this cemetery. 

Cook Family Cemetery Shreveport Caddo Parish

Unmarked burials are at this site per genealogy research conducted by JoAnn Cook Anderson that include: 6 children and Jessie Cook Sr, and Minnie Cook Laenger. The last communication with LA DEPT of ARCHAEOLOGY in October 2012 indicated that they were UNSUCCESSFUL in contacting the landowner, Lee A. Jeter, Sr., Executive Director, Fuller Center for Housing NWLA, Building Homes, Building Lives, 318-221-7474.

Is there new construction slated to begin January 23, 2013 at or near the Cook Family Cemetery? - Caddo Parish abt. 2213 Freewater Street, Shreveport, LA.

First recorded by LA DEPT OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2010 - 1883 --- James Cook bought two acres from Charles Allemand in section 5, township 17, range 13, Caddo Parish 1890 --- James Cook received 10 acres of land as his inheritance from his father, Thomas Cook. This land is the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of section 5, township 17, Range 13, Caddo Parish 1892 --- James Cook bought one acre of land from George Cole in the NE corner of Lot 9, Cook’s subdivision, which was in the NW ¼ of Section 5, Township 17, Range 13.

Monday, October 29, 2012

White Lattier Abandoned Cemetery - Caddo Parish

UPDATE: To help clear brush from White-Lattier Cemetery and look for lost tombstones, call Jeff Girard at (318) 357-5471 or Gary Joiner at (318) 222-6112.

There is a LAGenWeb transcription of this Shreveport area cemetery. Recent photographs can be viewed at . The LA Dept of Archaeology was contacted for further information. The last burial appears to be in 1916. There is at least one headstone that appears to have been broken, but fixed. The cemetery is noted to have quite a bit of leaf clutter. It is not known at this time who is the current landowner. LA Gen Web 1999 by Martin Gautier

Holly Oak Clean Up Project - Rapides Parish

Photographs have been submitted for the clean up project started by Gloria Abraham in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. You may view photographs on Facebook here.

If anyone is interested in assisting to organize a clean up and volunteering in Pineville, Louisiana.

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