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6191
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Wilmington's Oakdale Cemetery is 160 acres of almost 200 years of Cape Fear history, marked by the gravestones of the famous and the less celebrated citizenry. Among them are gravestones of Rose Greenhow, the Confederate spy; Henry Bacon, the architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and a tugboat captain who died fighting a fire in Wilmington and was buried with his dog who tried to save him.
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17243
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Captain Silas W. Martin, owner-skipper of the 250-ton clipper MARGARET CRAWFORD sailing out of Wilmington, always wanted to take his children with him on a voyage, but his wife refused for years. Finally when his son was 34 and his daughter 24, she relented. His son washed overboard during a storm and his daughter later died. Martin's daughter did not want to be buried at sea, and he brought her body back to Wilmington for burial in Oakdale Cemetery.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 3, June 1939, p30, il
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19420
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Wilmington's Oakwood Cemetery is one of the most historic cemeteries in the South. The first person buried there was on February 5, 1855--Annie, daughter of the cemetery's president. Since then over 20,000 have been buried there, some extraordinary, others ordinary people. The cemetery still has about a hundred funerals a year. Eric Kozen, who has twenty-seven years in the horticulture business and who has been a site manager at Arlington National Cemetery, is the cemetery superintendent. In his article Rowe relates how Oakdale became the first cemetery in the state to be part of a Rural Garden Cemetery Movement and what relatives of the deceased did on Sundays.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 11, Apr 2013, p132-136, 138, 140, 142-144, il Periodical Website
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