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Cemetery Walk Hosted by the Jackson County Historical Society

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Date(s) - 04/29/2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Oakland Cemetary


Learn About Carbondale History and the People Who Lived It 


WHAT:          Cemetery Walk Hosted by the Jackson County Historical Society 

 WHEN:          Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 12-4 p.m. 

 WHERE:       Oakland Cemetery, 1100 North Oakland Avenue, Carbondale, IL 


                        Scott Johnson, JCHS President at 

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The Jackson County Historical Society will host a cemetery walk on Saturday, April 29, 2023, featuring seven Carbondale residents who died in 1923. The media and public are invited to attend. Attendees will learn about the lives of these seven individuals and their families as well as stories about the history of Carbondale and the history of Oakland Cemetery.


The individuals being featured are:


Hazel Price Algee – A 19-year-old single mother with an infant son, who died tragically but left a legacy.

Francis Marion Batson – Civil War veteran and prisoner of war at the infamous Andersonville prison.

            Thomas McKinney – Carbondale physician who served the community for 55 years.

Daniel Parkinson – President of the SINU Teachers College for 17 years.

Clara Perce Pratt – A single mother working in a professional man’s world.

John Jefferson McDaniel – Makanda farmer and Civil War veteran.

William “Billy” Henry Plater – A 10-year-old boy that 1920s medicine could not save.


The Jackson County Historical Society is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the collection and preservation of information relating to the history of Jackson County.


This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities. 

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