Oak Lawn Retreat Cemetery, Jacksonville Township Morgan County Illinois



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Oak Lawn Retreat Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Jacksonville Township T13N R8W 3rdPM
SE¼-NE¼, Section 28

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Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society


Death certificates at the Morgan County Court House record the following three as being made on the grounds of Oak Lawn Retreat. Oak Lawn Retreat, on East Morton Road, Jacksonville, was opened in 1872 as a private mental hospital. In later years it was used as the Morgan County Tuberculosis Sanitarium. After tuberculosis was brought under control by medical science, the building and grounds were sold by county officials. In 1975 the complex was known as Chateau DeFleur, an apartment building. A thorough search of the grounds in 1974 with Steve Coates, an employee of Chateau DeFleur, failed to disclose any known burial sites. It is possible the burials have been removed to other cemeteries. No mention of the following burials was made in the Jacksonville Journal.


* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

Words in brackets [ ] or parenthesis ( )are not on stone.

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Hamel, Richard 55 Yr 7 Dec 1889        
Hyatt, John Douhes 3 Yr 4 Mo 8 Da 9 Dec 1903        
Ralston / Robertson, Lena 50 Yr 10 Jan 1888        
Taylor, James 35 Yr 13 Dec 1887        



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