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Oakwood Cemetery, Upper Alton IL

I spent many weeks at the Oakwood Cemetery, also called Upper Alton, IL Cemetery, Madison Co, IL, in March 1987. These records are all the Bakers buried at Oakwood Cemetery up until March 7, 1987.

Many didn't have stones and the information on those was taken from the main office at the Oakwood Cemetery. Thanks to the wonderful job this cemetery has done keeping records, we have an accurate list.

Just wanted to add, Iris Zimmer, deceased, Carlinville Public Librarian for many years, deserves credit for much of the work I do. Iris made a huge surname file for Macoupin Co, Illinois. She carefully extracted info from all available sources, and made surname files for each surname, to help people with research. Those files convinced me... the impossible just takes a little longer.

If you have a Macoupin Co, IL ancestor, be sure to visit the Carlinville Public Library & see if your surname has a folder!

Many thought the work Iris did was a waste of time. Truth is, THOSE people were in genealogy to make money. Iris making this file was a gift of love, it didn't center around money. Many thanks, long overdue, to a wonderful lady...

I hope she'd be proud of me for learning from her example. I want to have full Macoupin Co. IL Cemetery files online, in memory of Iris Zimmer.

Thanks to Iris, many of you have a gold mine of information in one surname folder at the Carlinville Public Library!!

Crystal Jensen


Oakwood Cemetery,also called Upper Alton IL Cemetery, Alton Illinois: Off the Belt Line Drive, 2090 Oakwood Ave; Alton, IL 62002.

They have a very good cemetery map at the main office there. Employees are helpful & the records are the best kept in the area.


BAKER , Abraham K. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1881 OAK
             Died:   Nov 1948 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W 1/2 Block 74 Section 4 Grave 1; Burial Nov 19, 1948; Age 67 years 3 mo 14 days; Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Agnes Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1830 OAK
             Died:   Feb 1923 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W 1/2 Lot 1 Block 374 Grave 3; Burial 18 Feb 1923. Age 93 yrs (Ida Baker relative) Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Amy B. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1900 OAK
             Died:   1 Nov 1979 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E/H Lot 2 Block 232 Section 203 Grave 4; died 1 Nov 1979, Godfrey, Ill; Burial 5 Nov 1979. Age 79 yrs. Smith Funeral Home
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BAKER, Anna L. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1881 OAK
             Died:   25 June 1977 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W Block 48 Section 8 Grave 2; Died 25 June at Edwardsville Ill, buried 28 June 1977. Age 96 years. Smith Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Anna Marie Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1868 OAK
             Died:   Jan 1946 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E 1/2 Block 25 Section 8 Grave 2; Burial 27 Jan 1946; Age 77 yrs 5 mo 25 days; Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Annie Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1830 OAK
             Died:   1888 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W 1/2 Lot 2 Block 387; Burial Feb 2, 1888; Age 58 years. Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Annie Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   5 June 1853 OAK
             Died:   2 Feb 1919 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W 1/2 Lot 2 Block 336 Grave 2; Burial Feb 3, 1919; Age 65 yrs 7 mo 27 days; Mrs. William Keene; and Frank and Adelia Day, from Wood River, Ill. relatives; Streeper Funeral Home. (On McKinney Lot)
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BAKER, Arnel Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1915 OAK
             Died:   11 Sept 1967 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E Block 1827 Section 10 Grave 1; Burial 14 Sept 1967; Age 52 years; died Wood River Hosp, Wood River, Il.
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BAKER, August P. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1873 OAK
             Died:   Sept 1923 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial Sept 23, 1923; age 50; Part E 1/2, Lot 1, Block 274, Grave 1. (Ferdinand Nitsche paid for the lot.) Streeper Funeral Home)
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BAKER, Baby Boy Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1957 OAK
             Died:   9 Dec 1957 Inscription:
Remarks: Died Dec 9 & buried Dec 10; born Alton Memorial Hospital. Part W 1/2 Block 1717, Grave 3 H.
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BAKER, Bessie Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   23 Oct 1872 OAK
             Died:   20 Oct 1948 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W 1/2, Lot 2, Block 271, Grave 5; Age 75 years 11 mo 28 days. Died 20 Oct & buried Oct 23, 1948.
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BAKER, Betty Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1886 OAK
             Died:   July 1886 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial July 16, 1886; age 16 days; Lot 2, Block 274.
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BAKER, Calista V. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1907 OAK
             Died:   14 Feb 1984 Inscription:
Remarks: Buried 17 Feb 1984; 77 yrs; died Alton IL Feb 14; Part W/H, Block 25, Section 8, Grave 2; Smith Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Charles Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1903 OAK
             Died:   1 Mar 1979 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial 2 March; age 76 years; died Mar 1, 1979, State of NJ. Part E, Lot 2, Block 308, Grave 5.
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BAKER, Charles A. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1927 OAK
             Died:   17 Dec 1974 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial 20 Dec 1974; Age 47 yrs; Died Dec 17, Blue Island, IL; Part W, Block 1474, Section 100, Grave 3.
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BAKER, Charles W. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   March 1833 OAK
             Died:   Sept 1901 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial 26 Sept 1901, age 68; Part W, Lot 1, Block 235. Klunk Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Child of Charles Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:    OAK
             Died:   April 1865 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial April 11, 1865. Cameron Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Child of Charles Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:    OAK
             Died:   Feb 1877 Inscription:
Remarks: Burial Feb 21, 1877. No other info.
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BAKER, Clara Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1868 OAK
             Died:   March 1931 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E 1/2, Block 833, Grave 2. Age 62 yrs 8 mo 6 days; Burial April 1, 1931. (Blanche Kaiser, relative) Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Clark Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1851 OAK
             Died:   Feb 1916 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E 1/2, Lot 2, Block 220; age 65 yrs, Burial 6 Feb 1916. Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Cleatus W.S. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1908 OAK
             Died:   June 1943 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E 1/2 Block 54 Section 4 Grave 1; Burial 20 June 1943. Age 35 yrs. 1 mo 18 days. Streeper Funeral Home. (Ida E. Baker relative)
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BAKER, Cora L. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1883 OAK
             Died:   April 1942 Inscription:
Remarks: Part E 1/2 Block 53 Section 1 Grave 2. Burial April 15, 1942; age 59 yrs. 1 mo 24 days. (John Baker, Wood river IL relative) Streeper Funeral Home
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BAKER, Cornelius Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1850 OAK
             Died:   April 1900 Inscription:
Remarks: Lot 2 Block 274; Burial 30 April 1900; Age 50 years. Streeper Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Daniel Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1889 OAK
             Died:   1938 Inscription:
Remarks: Block 700 Tier 16 Grave 11; Burial 23 April; Age 49 yrs 1 mo 0 days; Nathaniel Baker relative. Russell Funeral Home.
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BAKER, Daniel W. Sr. Cem: Section: Row: Lot: Source:
             Born:   1905 OAK
             Died:   13 Sept 1982 Inscription:
Remarks: Part W/H Block 1222 Grave 4; Buried 16 Sept 1982. Age 77 years. Died Sept 13, Alton, Il. Smith Funeral Home.
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