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, |
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|Location of Comanche County, Oklahonma|
|Location of Oklahonma|
|Record Type||Cemetery Records|
|Highland Cemetery (Lawton, Oklahoma)|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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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- 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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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Sexton Records
- How to Find Oklahoma Death Records
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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Highland Cemetery. Cemetery records, 1901-1994; index, 1901-1994
- Highland Cemetery burial record (Lawton, Oklahoma)
- Pecan Cemetery (Comanche County, Oklahoma)
- Letitia Cemetery
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Oklahoma Deaths and Burials, 1864-1941
- Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Rose Hill Burial Park, Interment cards, 1917-1982
- Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Rose Hill Memorial Park Interment Records, ca.1915 - ca.1982
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