Oak Lawn Retreat Cemetery
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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