FREE DEATH RECORDS IN OAKDALE CEMETERY WILMINGTON, NC
The Oakdale Cemetery was Wilmington's first municipal burial ground. Chartered in 1852 and opened in 1855 this landscaped 165-acre Victorian-era burying ground contains graves of many of the famous and not so famous. Oakdale contains graves of approximately 400 unknown Confederate soldiers that were reinterred to this cemetery. The Confederate Memorial Monument is located in Oakdale Cemetery. Amid the monuments lies a open field with no markers that is the mass grave of hundreds of victims of the yellow fever epidemic in 1862.
At the cemetery office, you can pick up a free map detailing some of the more interesting interments. The cemetery is open from 8 AM to 5 PM daily. Oakdale Cemetery office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to noon and 1 to 4:30 PM. Admission is free.
The architecture of the monuments, the Victorian landscaping make Oakdale a beautiful cemetery.
New Hanover County
520 N. 15th St., Wilmington
North Carolina USA
Some of the more interesting interments in Oakdale Cemetery.
Bacon, Henry b. November 28, 1866 d. February 16, 1924
Barry, John Decatur b. June 21, 1839 d. March 24, 1867
Bellamy, John Dillard b. March 24, 1854 d. September 25, 1942
Brinkley, David b. July 18, 1920 d. June 11, 2003
Davis, George b. March 1, 1820 d. February 23, 1896
Dudley, Edward Bishop b. December 15, 1789 d. October 30, 1855
Whig. Shipbuilder; planter; member of North Carolina house of commons; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1829-31; Governor of North Carolina, 1836-41
Greenhow (O’Neale), Rose (Maria Rosetta) b. 1814 d. September 30, 1864
A Confederate courier who drowned while running the blockade at Fort Fisher in 1864.
Lennon, Alton Asa b. August 17, 1906 d. December 28, 1986
Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., State court judge in North Carolina, 1934-42; member of North Carolina state senate, 1947, 1951; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1953-54; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1957-73.
MacRae, William b. September 9, 1834 d. February 11, 1882
Martin Nancedied at sea in 1857, her body was preserved seated in a chair in a large cask of rum. Six months later she was interred at Oakdale Cemetery, cask and all.
Owen, James b. December 7, 1784 d. September 4, 1865
Settle, Thomas b. March 10, 1865 d. January 20, 1919
Waddell, Alfred Moore b. September 16, 1834 d. March 17, 1912
Whiting, William Henry Chase b. March 22, 1824 d. March 10, 1865
Sprunt James Sprunt b. June 9, 1846, in Glasgow, Scotland, d July 9, 1924
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