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Oakwood Cemetery
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York

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Oakwood Cemetery

GPS: 42.764418, -73.666876

50 101st Street
Troy, New York 12180

Oakwood Cemetery is owned and operated by Troy Cemetery Association.


Established in 1848, Oakwood Cemetery was designed as a park during the rural cemetery movement of the mid-19th century, designed to serve upscale clientele. By the time Troy Cemetery Association begun its search for cemetery grounds, the City of Troy had already grown an upper-class demographic.

The site chosen by the cemetery trustees was 150 acres of land just north of Troy and east of the Village of Lansingburgh. In 1871, the Troy Cemetery Association purchased an additional 150 acres.

Cemetery Records

Contributed by Kathryn Lee.  Total records = 25.

Central monument:

North side:

Charles Lee, Born in Glasgow Scotland March 8, 1778, Died in Troy, NY July 4, 1856
Charles Lee, 1845 - 1917, Grandfather

West Side:

Children of Charles and Janet B. Lee

Caroline born May 2, 1856, Died March 12, 1889
James F. Lee, 1850 - 1917
Sarah I. Lee, Wife of Frank E. Price, Died 1928
Frank E. Price died 1925

South Side:

Children of Charles and Janet B. Lee

Isabella Foster, Born Feb 18, 1852, Died Aug 12, 1853
Janet, Born May 2 1856, Died Aug 13, 1857
John Black, Born Sept 7 1846, Died March 21, 1877

East Side:

Charles Lee, Born in Musselburgh Scotland, Jany 28 1817, Died in Troy, NY Jany 24, 1877
Janet Black his wife, Born in Jedburgh Scotland Dec 13, 1819, Died in Troy, NY April 25, 1885

Other stones in the plot:

Margaret Cooney, Wife of James F. Lee, 1853 - 1919
Joan Black, Sister of Mrs. Chas Lee, b. in Jedburgh Scotland, d. in Troy J 26 1894, in her 84th year
Son of James F. and Margaret Lee, 1882 - 1906
Caroline May Lee, Died Oct 31, 1947


Stanley N. Blakeslee 1875 - 1938
Emily Curtis Blakeslee his wife 1875 - 1962
Wilfred C. Minor 1877 - 1945
Susie Curtis Minor his wife 1876 - 1944
Edith Flagler Blakeslee his wife 1908 -
S. Curtis Blakeslee 1908 - 1987

Kirkpatrick Plot

Olive Katherine Lee, b. 12/8/1904, d. 8/21/1999, no children
Margaret Elizabeth Lee Decker, b. 2/2/1911, d. 1992
Oliver Tree Lee, d. 1/19/1953
Nellie Jane Kirkpatrick Lee, b. 1873, d. 7/21/1968

Nellie and Oliver are the parents of Olive and Margaret - plus two sons buried elsewhere, Harry James and Charles Herbert.

Contributed by Amy Leone [Leoneamy@aol.com]. Total records = 4

Velma Bowden Reeve, wife, buried 1/16/1965, age 74, Heart failure
Charles Thomas Reeve, husband, buried 9/21/1971, age 89, Heart failure
Abbie Frederick Bowden, mother of Velma, buried 6/9/1948, age 92, Heart failure
Sarah Barkley, wife of Ulysses, buried 6/15/1904, age 33, Childbirth

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