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Smith (lost grave question)
Posted by: HRHJWNII (ID *****1061) Date: January 14, 2004 at 01:08:06
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My grandmother's grandfather Horace Frank Smith died in August of 1910 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. The death certificate says he died of Malarial Fever on August 17th and burial was at Oakland on the 18th. He lived on Hall Street at the time of death and a Railroad Conductor. His son gave the information and he lived just southwest of Central not too far from Oakland Cemetery. If you went to MapQuest or looked on a map the 3 points are almost in a line. North you got Hall, center you have Oakland Cemetery and South you have his son's home. I know I have the right place but the caretaker at Oakland doesn't have a "card" on him so I'm getting the run-around. I haven't found a tombstone walking nearby his relatives there (Powell) that he is supposed to be buried not far from (within eyesight). The cemetery's way of keeping up with burials {cards} is idiotic. If a card gets misplaced then he says that person doesn't exist. Not true! Why are these names not in a book mapping out their exact locations? Cards should only be used as a secondary backup not the only option. They get worn out, they get misplaced, etc. You can't tell me that in 100 years a single card has never been lost. That's Oakland's reasoning based on our conversations in person and via mail. Who do I need to write to to get an investigation started to find his grave?

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