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Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Judy Culb (View posts)
Posted: 25 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hall
Monroe County, Sparta, Wisconsin. Does anyone know if there was a Lost Children's Cemetery in Sparta, Wisconsin. My grandfather, Bidwell David Hall, had a baby sister born May 15, 1901. When the mother, Onelia Hall, died six weeks after the baby girl was born, it is told the baby went to an orphanage in Sparta, WI. My grandfather went to the same orphanage (Bidwell David Hall)and he had another sister, Nina Mildred Hall, who was sent by their father to live and work on a local farm. The reason they were sent away was because the new mother, Louise Hall did not want them to live with her (she had other children). Austin Hall lived on Main Street, Sparta in 1901 at the time of Onelia's death. Would there be any record of a Lost Children's Cemetery in Sparta? We do not know the baby's name, but she died several weeks after she was taken to the orphanage (we know she was born May 15, 1901). We would like to find the cemetery and we think it might be near the orphanage? Any help is appreciated.

Child Center Cemetery

Posted: 2 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Feb 2004 8:52PM GMT
OK, looks like the Wisconsin Child Center was previously know as the State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children.

Child Center Cemetery

Posted: 2 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Feb 2004 8:52PM GMT
Judy, There was an orphanage in Sparta. I think it was called the Wisconsin Child Center. There is a project going on in Sparta now to help restore the cemetery and to identify all the graves. That is all I can tell you right now. If I see something in the paper, I'll let you know.

Kelly

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 8:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
i know where the cemetery is by the old orphanage.

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 15 Oct 2010 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
The old cildrens cemetary is in the middle of the golf course behind the old child center. Go to the club house of the golf course and ask where it is and they will show you...

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: hall and strickland
i know that nina mildred hall father and mother were austin and onelia hall married walter awood strickland. they had children one of their sons was named donald strickland who had children. amongst them twin boys.in which one twin is my father.

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 26 Apr 2011 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
I realize that I'm replying to an old post but roughly 11 years ago, I took my mother up to a reunion at the old Sparta ophanage. That day, they also held the ceromony for naming the 111 children in the old cemetary whose names had been lost in a fire at the old Monona center. They managed to find the names of all the children but one..if my memory serves me correctly.
Back in the old days, they would farm children out to whoever needed cheap labor. Many children of these types of places were literally worked to death. In addition to illnesses that went untreated or untreatable and just general abuse, its just sad, sad, sad. It was a very emotional ceramony.
My mom was fortunate to have had a house mother there that genuinely cared for the children and did all she could for them. She was at the reunion and remembered my mother and my aunts that also attended.
I'm also trying to find more information. I know at one time there was a story posted in the Sparta newspaper regarding this and again, it was roughly 11 years ago. I'll post if I'm able to find it and give a link.

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 3:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for a woman who might have had a child at the orphanage. i am not sure if she was there. there is not person by her name there. but that might not have been her name. " Ella Heacox " it would have been between 1884 - 1885. If anyone ever finds this person please email me. She would be a g grandmother. A local family took a baby into their home and raised her. She was my grandmother and she died at 19 years old. Her name was Abbe, or Abigail Hunt. I cannot find anything on this lady Ella Heacox. I have searched for 10 years with nothing on Ella. I have been in contact with the Hunt family and the History Museum and they only have Abbys marriage announcement in the news paper. the Hunt family knows nothing about her but she is in the Hunts will. thank you

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Don't know if this is who you are looking for but on www.findagrave.com there is a Ella Heacox b. 1864 d. 1946. Interesting fact is that it is for a grave in Lexington, Kentucky.

Good luck!

Genie

Re: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 8:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, My grandmother worked at the Child Center, So I recently went to Sparta to take photos of what was left. I also have photos of the Child Center Cemetery. The Child Center Cemtery is within the property of the city golf course, but is set off with a fence. The golf There is a list online of all the names of children buried there. I noticed there is a child named Eva Hall on the list. You can find the list here: http://www.interment.net/data/us/wi/monroe/sparta_child.htm
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