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Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Posted: 1458145024000
Classification: Query
My 3x great grandmother, Hannah Wood, died in Fort Dodge Oct 1, 1888. It says in her obituary that funeral services were held at the Congregational Church, but it did not say where exactly interment was. I have called Oakland Cemetery and they do not have a record of her being buried there. Was there a cemetery associated with the Congregational Church? I don't think the same church is in operation anymore.......her daughter, Mary Jane Wood, is buried in Oakland, but she died about 10 years after her mother.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=wo...;


Any help or insight is appreciated, thank you!

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA

Re: Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Posted: 1459364079000
Classification: Query
Hi,
I'm confused because you refer to her FAG memorial and she was buried in Fort Dodge Memorial Park, Ford Dodge, Webster, IA.

Re: Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Posted: 1459365581000
Classification: Query
I have her grave as being there, but I do not know for sure that she is there, only that she is not at the places I have eliminated......I am not local and cannot check the cemetery. Do you have any information about the churches of Fort Dodge around 1888?

thanks,
Fawn

Re: Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Posted: 1459446575000
Classification: Query
Hi,
I understand the dilemma now. You created the FAG memorial without knowing she was buried there.

Burial records or burial transfer permits are next to impossible to find especially when a person was buried in 1888. Generally there is no law that requires they are kept. If this is an active cemetery, the owners might have the records.

If not, you can contact the Webster County Genealogical Society, http://wcgsiowa.org/ and/or the Webster County Historical Society, http://billgibbs.net/history/index.html and ask if they have cemetery inventories. They should be able to answer your church question too.

If she was buried without a tombstone, it might be impossible to find documentation on where she was buried. Successful Searching!

Re: Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Posted: 1459446804000
Classification: Query
Hi,
I think I see the dilemma. You created the FAG memorial and now you want to verify that she's really buried there.

Finding old burial or burial transfer permits is next to impossible. There generally is no law that requires cemeteries keep them.

You can contact the Webster County Genealogical Society, http://wcgsiowa.org/ and the Webster County Historical Society, http://billgibbs.net/history/index.html and ask if they have burial records or if they have inventoried the cemeteries in Webster County.

If she was buried without a tombstone, you might not be able to verify where she is buried. Successful Searching!

Re: Where in Fort Dodge would you be buried if you attended the Congregational Church in 1888?

Posted: 1459447608000
Classification: Query
Thanks Judy! I knew about the Webster Historical Society, but they do charge for research (not much really), so was hoping someone here might just know or also have an ancestor who also attended the Congregational Church there. I will keep searching! I do want to make a trip out to Fort Dodge soon if I can. Appreciate the help.

Fawn
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