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 #B021 Oaklawn Cemetery, Brookhaven Hamlet, Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, NY, USA


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The Oaklawn Cemetery in Brookhaven is at the north end of Arthur Avenue, north of Montauk Highway. It resulted from a meeting of twelve residents, held at the home of Nathaniel Miller, on March 20, 1890. He and James H. Post gave six acres of land for a nonsectarian burial ground.

There had been a small Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery on the west side of Beaver Dam Road, across from the modern Bellport High School, then on the James H. Post estate. This cemetery was abandoned in the early 20th century, and most of the graves were disinterred and headstones moved to Oaklawn Cemetery by Post (a few, at the request of their families, were moved elsewhere).

Many old headstones, and perhaps remains, from other local family burying grounds were relocated in to the Oaklawn Cemetery, including a Rose family burying ground (apparently a.k.a. the Swezey cemetery) located near to the Brookhaven Free Library on Beaver Dam Road (at the northeast corner of Library Lane) and a Homan family burying ground in South Haven. These sites appear to have been largely maintained as separate plots at Oaklawn, perhaps as approximations of their original configurations.

This is still an active cemetery maintained by the Oaklawn Cemetery Association. Mailing Address: PO Box 415, Brookhaven, New York 11719. Phone: (631) 286-0204, John E. Barry.

The information on the interments at the Oaklawn cemetery is being completely revised with the assistance and encouragement of the Oaklawn Cemetery Association. Since most of the individuals interred in the Oaklawn cemetery have a strong associations with Brookhaven hamlet, it is our intention to incorporate most of these individual in the Hamlet People database to the extent that information becomes available. Since this is likely to take some time, the information on these pages and their associated linked pages will be updated as the work progresses.

The purpose of this project is two-fold:

  1. To compare what is visually apparent at each lot with the records of the cemetery association, and in the process provide a photographic record of the plot. Throughout its over 100 year history, the cemetery's administrative records has been maintained by community volunteers. Inevitably, errors in these records creep in (although the results of the inventory work so far has shown a high degree of accuracy). Notations are being made to these records where errors and ambiguities are found.
  2. To provide a "face" to the individuals in the cemetery, many of which are from families who have had a long association with the hamlets of Brookhaven and South Haven and are important to its history.The information on individuals and families interred at the cemetery is not intended to be an exhaustive genealogy report. It is mostly obtained through research of internet published records such as commercial genealogy web sites such as Ancestry.com, and online local newspapers, principally the Patchogue Advance. These sources are often sketchy and incomplete, and relationships are sometimes inferred (and therefore may be incorrect). Information from family members and knowledgeable associates is encouraged. Please contact us.

This cemetery has Historic Sites Reference ID Br01.3-S and is #21 on the Town of Brookhaven Historian's master inventory of cemeteries. Gravesites in this listing are first identified by cemetery (#21), then by lot number and a family name (e.g., "#021.001.Corson:" means cemetery 21, lot 1, Corson family site).

Each identified gravesite has a link to a datasheet containing research facts on the individual(s). In some cases, Oaklawn cemetery records indicate that a person was interred at a site, but no grave marker could be found. These are identified with aicon. In other cases, a monument was found, but the records of the cemetery association do not indicate that the person, either as a body or cremated remains, were actually interred on the site (these instances are often memorial monuments.)

Click Here For Downloadable Oaklawn Cemetery Maps (includes site and lot location maps)

Description revised: 29 August 2013

Latitude: 40.7823 , Longitude: -72.9282


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 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
#021.024.Gillespie16:  Joseph A. & Margaret M. Kearney gravestone
#021.024.Gillespie16: Joseph A. & Margaret M. Kearney gravestone
.. Joseph Andrew Kearney was a brother of Helena Kearney Gillespie (#10). 
Located  024. Edward Gillespie  Family: Joseph Andrew Kearney/Margaret M. [Kearney] (F6410)
 
#021.024.Gillespie17:  Henry & Mary Hallam gravestone
#021.024.Gillespie17: Henry & Mary Hallam gravestone
.. they were the parents of Edith Hallam Gillespie (#4), Edward Gillespie's wife, and Michael and Helena Gillespie's (#10) daughter-in-law. 
Located  024. Edward Gillespie  Family: Henry Hallam/Mary [Hallam] (F6406)
 
#021.025.Bennet00:  Bennet family plot
#021.025.Bennet00: Bennet family plot
 
Located  025. Joseph Bennet and family  Family: Joseph Edwin Bennet/Kate Wilson (F6457)
Family: Richard Wilson Bennet/Helen Victors (F6458)
Edna W. Bennet, ^ (d. 1978)
 
#021.025.Bennet01:  Joseph E. and Kate W. Bennet gravestone
#021.025.Bennet01: Joseph E. and Kate W. Bennet gravestone
 
Located  025. Joseph Bennet and family  Family: Joseph Edwin Bennet/Kate Wilson (F6457)
 
#021.025.Bennet02:  Edna W. Bennet gravestone.
#021.025.Bennet02: Edna W. Bennet gravestone.
.. she was a daughter of Joseph and Kate Bennet 
Located  025. Joseph Bennet and family  Edna W. Bennet, ^ (d. 1978)
 
#021.025.Bennet03:  Helen Victors & Richard Willson Bennet gravestone
#021.025.Bennet03: Helen Victors & Richard Willson Bennet gravestone
.. Richard was Joseph and Kate Bennet's son 
Located  025. Joseph Bennet and family  Family: Richard Wilson Bennet/Helen Victors (F6458)
 
#021.025.Bennet04:  Elizabeth Bennet Buroughs monument.
#021.025.Bennet04: Elizabeth Bennet Buroughs monument.
 
Located  Lot 025 Bennet  Elizabeth Bennet, < (d. Nov 2012)
 
#021.026.Hotcaveg01:  Charles Clifford Hotcaveg, Jr. gravestone
#021.026.Hotcaveg01: Charles Clifford Hotcaveg, Jr. gravestone
 
Located  026. Charles Hotcaveg  Charles Clifford Hotcaveg, Jr. ^ (d. 16 Nov 1942)
 
#021.027.Husband00:  Husband Family plot
#021.027.Husband00: Husband Family plot
 
Located  027. Dr. E. Bancroft  Family: Robert O. Fulton-Husband/Margaret [Fulton-Husband] (F5908)
 
#021.027.Husband01:  R. O. Fulton Husband gravestone
#021.027.Husband01: R. O. Fulton Husband gravestone
 
Located  027. Dr. E. Bancroft  Robert O. Fulton-Husband, ^ (d. 1955)
 
#021.027.Husband02:  Margaret F. Husband gravestone
#021.027.Husband02: Margaret F. Husband gravestone
.. she was the wife of R. O. Fulton Husband 
Located  027. Dr. E. Bancroft  Margaret [Fulton-Husband], ^ (d. 1959)
 
#021.028.Kosenkranius01.  Alex and Helmi Kosenkranius gravestone
#021.028.Kosenkranius01. Alex and Helmi Kosenkranius gravestone
 
Located  Lot 028. Alex Kosenkranius  Family: Alexander Kosenkranius/Helmar [Kosenkranius] (F4712)
 
#021.028.Kosenkranius02:  John A. Gray
#021.028.Kosenkranius02: John A. Gray
.. records of the Oaklawn cemetery indicate that a John A. Gray was interred at this site. No grave marker has been found. 
Missing  Lot 028. Alex Kosenkranius   
#021.029.Brown/Hunn00:  Brown & Hunn family plots
#021.029.Brown/Hunn00: Brown & Hunn family plots
.. while lot 029 is assigned to Peter Brown, interments for Browns, Hunns and Reillys may be found here. The relationships between these three families, if any, have not been found. 
Located  029. Peter Brown  Family: Peter Henry Brown/Christina E. [Brown] (F6441)
Family: William R. Hunn/Edith [Hunn] (F6443)
Peter K. Hunn, ^ (d. 1962)
Georgeiann Reilly, ^ (d. 2 Mar 2015)
Olga [Reilly] (d. 5 Nov 1991)
 
#021.029.Brown/Hunn01:  Christina Brown gravestone
#021.029.Brown/Hunn01: Christina Brown gravestone
.. Christina was William Hunn's wife. 
Located  029: Peter Brown  Christina E. [Brown], ^ (d. 1971)
 
#021.029.Brown/Hunn02:  Peter K. Brown gravestone
#021.029.Brown/Hunn02: Peter K. Brown gravestone
.. after he retired from the real estate business in New York City, they resided on Bay road, Brookhaven, NY. 
Located  029. Peter Brown  Peter Henry Brown, ^ (d. 2 Jan 1949)
 
#021.029.Brown/Hunn03:  Hunn family gravestone
#021.029.Brown/Hunn03: Hunn family gravestone
.. on the reverse side are inscriptions for the Reilly family. No evidence has been found that the Hunn family resided in Brookhaven hamlet or environs, or in Suffolk County, NY. 
Located  029. Peter Brown  Family: William R. Hunn/Edith [Hunn] (F6443)
Peter K. Hunn, ^ (d. 1962)
 
#021.029.Brown/Hunn04:  Olga & Georgeina Reilly gravestone
#021.029.Brown/Hunn04: Olga & Georgeina Reilly gravestone
.. this inscription is on the reverse side of the Hunn family gravestone. No evidence has been found that the Reilly family resided in Brookhaven hamlet or environs, or in Suffolk County, NY. 
Located  029. Peter Brown  Georgeiann Reilly, ^ (d. 2 Mar 2015)
Olga [Reilly] (d. 5 Nov 1991)
 
#021.029A.Zukowski00:  Zukowski Family plot
#021.029A.Zukowski00: Zukowski Family plot
.. James O. and Edith Still at back. 
Located  029A. George Zukowski  Family: George L. Zukowski/Dorothy E. Burgbacher (F6295)
Family: David George Zukowski/Living (F6450)
Family: James Oliver Still/Edith Kearney (F6452)
 
#021.029A.Zukowski01:  George L. & Dorothy E. Zukowski gravestone
#021.029A.Zukowski01: George L. & Dorothy E. Zukowski gravestone
 
Located  029A. George Zukowski  Family: George L. Zukowski/Dorothy E. Burgbacher (F6295)
 
#021.029A.Zukowski02:  David George and Joanne Vasso Zukowski gravestone
#021.029A.Zukowski02: David George and Joanne Vasso Zukowski gravestone
 
Located  029A. George Zukowski  Family: David George Zukowski/Living (F6450)
 
#021.029A.Zukowski03.  James O. and Edith Still gravestone
#021.029A.Zukowski03. James O. and Edith Still gravestone
 
Located  029A. George Zukowski  Family: James Oliver Still/Edith Kearney (F6452)
 
#021.030.Waldron01:  George E. Waldron
#021.030.Waldron01: George E. Waldron
 
Located  030. Catherine M. Waldron  George Edward Waldron, ^ (d. 22 Dec 1982)
 
#021.030.Waldron02:  Thelma M. Waldron gravestone
#021.030.Waldron02: Thelma M. Waldron gravestone
.. wife of George E. (Ed) Waldron. 
Located  030. Catherine M. Waldron  Thelma M. [Waldron], ^ (d. 8 Sep 1966)
 
#021.030.Waldron03:  Catherine Waldron gravestone
#021.030.Waldron03: Catherine Waldron gravestone
.. wife of George A. Waldron. 
Located  Lot 030. Catherine M. Waldron  Catherine M. Faggot, ^ (d. 13 Nov 1965)
 
#021.030.Waldron04:  George A. Waldron
#021.030.Waldron04: George A. Waldron
 
Located  030. Catherine M. Waldron  George Arthur Waldron, ^ (d. 12 May 1946)
 
#021.030.Waldron05: Christian Cowles Waldron gravestone
#021.030.Waldron05: Christian Cowles Waldron gravestone
 
Located  030. Catherine M. Waldron  Christian Cowles Waldron, < (d. 1977)
 
#021.030.Waldron06:  Charles Henry Waldron
#021.030.Waldron06: Charles Henry Waldron
 
Located  030. Catherine M. Waldron  Charles Henry Waldron, [ii] ^ (d. 12 Jan 1993)
 
#021.030.Waldron07:  Lorraine Josephine Waldron gravestone
#021.030.Waldron07: Lorraine Josephine Waldron gravestone
.. nee Victor, wife of Charles Henry Waldron 
Located  Waldron  Lorraine Josephine Victor (d. Apr 1996)
 
#021.030.Waldron08:  Cowles G. Waldron memorial monument
#021.030.Waldron08: Cowles G. Waldron memorial monument
 
Located  030. Catherine M. Waldron  Cowles G. Waldron, ^ (d. 6 Jul 2002)
 
#021.030A.Kelly00:  Kelly family plot
#021.030A.Kelly00: Kelly family plot
 
Located  030. Sidney Kelly  Family: Sidney John Kelly/Else Hintermann (F5940)
 
#021.030A.Kelly01:  Sidney J. & Else Kelly gravestone
#021.030A.Kelly01: Sidney J. & Else Kelly gravestone
 
Located  030A. Sidney Kelly  Family: Sidney John Kelly/Else Hintermann (F5940)
 
#021.031/032.Corrigan00:  Corrigan family plot.
#021.031/032.Corrigan00: Corrigan family plot.
.. this plot combines two lots, 031 & 032, at the north end of the middle Section 2. There is only one gravestone on this plot, that of Walter E. Corrigan. However, Oaklawn cemetery records indicate an additional interment in the plot, that of William O'Rourke. No marker for his grave has been found. 
Located  031/032. Mrs. Walter E. Corrigan  Walter E. Corrigan, ^ (d. 22 Jul 1947)
William O'Rourke, ^ (d. 1952)
 
#021.031/032.Corrigan01:  Walter E. Corrigan gravestone
#021.031/032.Corrigan01: Walter E. Corrigan gravestone
 
Located  031/032: Mrs. Walter E. Corrigan  Walter E. Corrigan, ^ (d. 22 Jul 1947)
 
#021.031/032.Corrigan02: William O'Rourke interment site
#021.031/032.Corrigan02: William O'Rourke interment site
.. while the records of the Oaklawn cemetery indicate his interment in this plot, no grave marker has been found. 
Not yet located  031/032. Mrs. Walter Corrigan  William O'Rourke, ^ (d. 1952)
 
#021.033.Reserved:
#021.033.Reserved:
.. no interments recorded 
  033. Oaklawn Cemetery Association   
#021.034.Reserved.
#021.034.Reserved.
.. no interments recorded 
  034. Oaklawn Cemetery Association   
#021.035.Reserved:
#021.035.Reserved:
.. no interments recorded 
  035. Oaklawn Cemetery Association   
#021.036.Reserved:
#021.036.Reserved:
.. no interments recorded 
  036. Oaklawn Cemetery Association   
#021.037.Darling00:  The Charles Darling Family monument and plot
#021.037.Darling00: The Charles Darling Family monument and plot
.. there are inscriptions on all sides.

There is an ambiguity in the Oaklawn cemetery records because of a notation which reads: "Charles F. Darling-not here in Mattie Rose Darling" Inscriptions for both Mattie and Charles F. may be found on the obelisk. No other grave site for Charles F. and Mattie has been identified.

 
Located  037. Darling  Family: Charles F. Darling/Martha J. Rose (F2069)
 
#021.037.Darling01  Ernest W. and Violet Darling
#021.037.Darling01 Ernest W. and Violet Darling
 
Located  037. Darling  Ernest W Darling, < (d. 25 Feb 1887)
Violet Darling, ^ (d. 22 Sep 1890)
 
#021.037.Darling02:  Charles E. and Jesse Darling
#021.037.Darling02: Charles E. and Jesse Darling
 
Located  037. Darling  Charles E. Darling, < (d. 10 Apr 1881)
Jesse Darling, ^ (d. 9 Sep 1885)
 
#021.037.Darling03:  Willie and Ella Darling
#021.037.Darling03: Willie and Ella Darling
 
Located  037. Darling  Ella Rose Darling, < (d. 11 Feb 1887)
William Darling, < (d. 26 May 1898)
 
#021.037.Darling04:  Charles F. Darling and Mattie Rose, his wife
#021.037.Darling04: Charles F. Darling and Mattie Rose, his wife
 
Located  037. Darling  Captain Charles F. Darling, ^ (d. Aft 1910)
Martha J. Rose, ^ (d. 6 Jun 1901)
 
#021.038.01:  Old Methodist Church Plot, looking southeast.
#021.038.01: Old Methodist Church Plot, looking southeast.
The Methodists in Brookhaven Hamlet established a small cemetery sometime during the mid-19th century. This cemetery became a de facto community cemetery. It was located on the west side of the Beaver Dam Road, about opposite the location of the modern Bellport High School on property now owned by the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church. This site eventual became incorporated into the James H. Post estate, and sometime around 1900-1910 Post arranged to have the graves stones and remains moved to the newly established Oaklawn cemetery. A few families requested that their family members be reinterred elsewhere, including the Woodland cemetery in Bellport, NY, but most bodies were removed to the Oaklawn cemetery in Brookhaven, NY, although some apparently were reinterred in family plots already established there. This plot appears to contain most of the gravestones of the original Methodist site, perhaps arranged much as they were originally arranged at the old site. Records indicate that four unmarked and unknown bodies also were moved to this plot.

In addition to the bodies interred in this plot, some bodies were reinterred in other plots at the Oaklawn cemetery as families established their own new family plots. 
Located  038. Fletcher (From Methodist Cemetery)   
#021.038.02:  Old Methodist Church Plot, looking northeast.
#021.038.02: Old Methodist Church Plot, looking northeast.
 
Located  038. Fletcher (From Methodist Cemetery)   
#021.038.Fletcher:  Arminda, wife of Thomas Fletcher
#021.038.Fletcher: Arminda, wife of Thomas Fletcher
 
Located  038. Fletcher (From Methodist Church Cemetery)  Arminda [Fletcher], ^ (d. 25 Apr 1872)
 
#021.038.Fletcher:  Bethia, wife of Thomas Fletcher
#021.038.Fletcher: Bethia, wife of Thomas Fletcher
 
Located  038. Fletcher (From Methodist Church Cemetery)  Bethia [Fletcher], ^ (d. 4 Mar 1859)
 
#021.038.Fletcher:  Hannah, wife of Thomas Fletcher
#021.038.Fletcher: Hannah, wife of Thomas Fletcher
 
Located  038. Fletcher (From Methodist Church Cemetery)  Hannah [Fletcher], ^ (d. 16 Apr 1865)
 
#021.038.Fletcher:  Thomas Fletcher
#021.038.Fletcher: Thomas Fletcher
 
Located  038. Fletcher (From Methodist Church Cemetery)  Thomas Fletcher, ^ (d. 25 Feb 1872)
 

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