KSHB piece on Highland

KSHB, July 29, 2016


Leeanna Jackson

Leeanna Jackson
Ms. Jackson’s marker lies pressed into the earth. Weeds and dirt had to be cleared away to see this much.

Born 1892

Died 1917

Daughter of James R. (teamster) and Emily Jackson (laundress). 1900 census finds her living with parents, brother Guy, sister Emma, and grandparents Joseph and Maria DeCossey.

1910: she’s living in her  widowed mother’s home with husband Sam Petway and a baby as-yet unnamed.

Her small stone lies face-up in the weeds.


Death Certificate not found


William L. Caldwell

William L. Caldwell
William L. Caldwell. This interesting, hand-lettered marker appears to be made of concrete. Both the engraved dates differ from that of the death certificate.

Born July 30, 1872, Missouri
Died December 24, 1926, Kansas City, MO of cerebral hemorrhage.

Husband of Lizzie Caldwell. William was a Pullman porter. Son of Henry Caldwell and Amanda Glass.

Grave 6, lot 212, block 7. Buried December 28, 1926. Permit# 6070. Interment# 5837.
Death Certificate