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Oklahoma, Comanche County, Highland Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Oklahoma, Comanche County, Highland Cemetery Records, 1901-1994
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Comanche, Oklahonma, 
United States
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Location of Comanche County, Oklahonma
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Location of Oklahonma
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Records
Collection years 1901-1994
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Highland Cemetery (Lawton, Oklahoma)


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains cemetery records including burial records, plat book and tombstone transcriptions from Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma. The records range from 1901-1994. Records will be added if more become available.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the Deceased
  • Birth Date
  • Place of Birth
  • Death Date
  • Place of Death
  • Date of Burial
  • Burial Location in Cemetery
  • Name of Plot Owner
  • Names of Parents

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to:
    • Obtain the actual death certificate.
    • Locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
    • Find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
    • Find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Oklahoma, United States Genealogy.

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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oklahoma.

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