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Ridgelawn Cemetery
Collinsville, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Lat: 36° 21' 51"N, Lon: 95° 51' 33"W
Collinsville Twp, Section 30

Contributed by Charlotte Keen, Oct 10, 2007 [jkeen14660@aol.com]. Total records = 6,913.

The cemetery is located about one mile west of the city of Collinsville on Hwy 20 (E 146th St).

The Ridgelawn Cemetery was purchased from the Indians in about 1900. One of the oldest graves is 9 Oct 1874.

Collinsville was originally in Rogers County, OK. The cemetery records were in the City Hall in Claremore, Rogers County, OK. They had a fire about 1920 and lost all of the burial records. There is no way to know who or how many are buried in Westridge, unless they had a head stone. The only burials in Westridge are the people that have a deed to the lots. At this point, there is no way to tell if there is someone already buried in that space.

Collinsville became part of Tulsa County, OK in 1919. The fence lines were changed and they took Collinsville out of Rogers County, OK.

The cemetery is divided into three sections. Westridge is the original cemetery and located on the Northwest part of the cemetery. Eastridge was opened in June 30, 1931, and located on the Northeast part of the cemetery. Southridge was opened in Aug 2, 1960, and it is the whole South section off of the main road running East and West.

I have done a lot of research, phone calls, and going through records to complete this as close to the original records possible. I received help from both Tim Meyers and Bobbie Harrington, sextons of the cemetery, and city hall.

Bobbie is at the cemetery from about 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. There is no one there on week ends. The cemetery is well maintained and fenced.

I completed walking and transcribing this cemetery in Oct of 2007, after several months work.

- Charlotte Keen

" " = Name called by or nickname
, + = May not be buried here
?? = Unknown
a/h = At head
a/t = At foot
b. = Born
c/b = Concrete block
c/s = Concrete square
c/t = Close to
d. = Died
d/f = Double faced marker
d/o = Daughter of
F L T = Friendship, Love, Truth, IOOF
h/o = Husband of
IOOF = Independant Order of Odd Fellows
l/f/s = Large family stone
l/s = Like stone
M/M = Mr. & Mrs.
MFHM = Metal Funeral Home Marker
n/t = Next to
s/g = Share grave
s/o = Son of
s/s = Share stone
w/ = With
w/o = Wife of

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