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LaDon Brennan (#46902635)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 22 days
Rose Sizemore Rector
RE: Charles Sizemore
thank you for your message however I am not familiar with any Ford directly being related to mylate grandfather. I can tell you however that my grandfather is buried at the Clinton cemetery in Clinton Missouri however he does not have a tombstone marking his place of burial he was in the military but he was dishonorably discharged shortly after the Korean War.

Added by Rose Sizemore Rector on Jul 24, 2015 5:08 PM

Dawn Clark
Mildred Stoneking
Mildred Swanson Stoneking was my great-grandmother's sister. She had 4 siblings. Mildred was born in Moline 22 Oct 1897. The family history states that she was buried in an unmarked grave near her parents at Riverside. Probably because her parents died young and the children were "farmed out" to live with other people. There would have been no money for a headstone.
Her parents' names were Mathilda Wilhemina Peterson Swanson and Lars Peter Swanson. They were from Sweden and came to the US after they were married. Their children were all born in Moline.
If you would like further information, I'd be happy to share. I'm just back from Moline and am getting ready to put the headstone photos on Riverside @ Find a Grave, because they are not yet posted by anyone. I see you are also doing Cass County. I have relatives from there, as well and Bond. Trying ever so slowly to find all the burial sites!
Dawn Clark

Added by Dawn Clark on Jul 22, 2015 4:54 PM

Marilyn Morgan
Your comments
"They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most."

I love this.... I have run into a few 'body collectors' as I call them here on Find A Grave, and I just don't understand it. I have requested family members be transferred to me on occasion and one gal just ripped me up one side and down the other for asking, and her reason? Because I had not been a member for very long and had not contributed much. Wow.

Thank you for the great comments, I really appreciate your attitude about this site.


Marilyn Morgan

Added by Marilyn Morgan on Jul 21, 2015 6:58 PM

Marilyn Morgan
I just submitted and edit for memorial #79676988 to link her to her husband Francis Marion Stewart, Memorial #19798513.
Marilyn Morgan

Added by Marilyn Morgan on Jul 21, 2015 6:53 PM

Charlotte Palmer
The headstones of Alexander and Leah are stored inside at Meadowcroft Village, Avella, Pa. The cemetery where they are interred has only one partially legible stone. I have not posted anything to Find A Grave. I'm not sure I know how it's done.


Added by Charlotte Palmer on Jul 19, 2015 4:51 AM

D L Melville
RE: Theron Gregg.
I only know Theron with his 2nd wife, Margaret.
If I learn anything I'll be sure to share it though.
thanks for your efforts
DL Melville

Added by D L Melville on Jul 14, 2015 10:36 PM

patricia hook
Samuel Stoneking 1756-1820
I am trying to find information on Samuel Stoneking Born 1756 Greene County, Pa.,& Died 1820 in Whitely, County, Pa., He was married to a Frakes. Nothing else know about wife.
Where buried etc.
Son of Johann Jakob Steinkonig, and Summer Eve Ali-quippa (reported to be a Seneca Indian).

He was the brother of Jacob Johan Stoneking
Find A Grave Memorial# 26498753

Any help would be appreciated.

Samuel is my great-great-great-great grandfather on my mother's side of family.

Added by patricia hook on Jul 04, 2015 1:55 PM

Geri Hemp Mercer
RE: Sarah Babb
Sarah Babb was not listed in the cemetery records, nor in the old Macomb Cemetery transcriptions complied by the Genealogical Society. I also checked the old Macomb Journal newspaper general abstracts that were compiled by Janet Pease, published by the McDonough County Genealogical Society several years ago, thinking there might have been mention of Sarah. There was no mention of her. A Samuel Babb (Co C, 7th Wisc. Inf.) was mentioned Oct 5, 1882, he attended a reunion of Civil War soldiers in Macomb. And there is a Samuel Babb buried at Stoneking Cemetery near Colchester. Don't know if it is the same one.

Added by Geri Hemp Mercer on Jun 30, 2015 4:44 PM

Jerry Coffman
Ely/Eli Family
I am interested in this family as my great grandmother was Amanda Ely Coffman married to Jacob W Coffman and both are buried in Manhattan, Kansas.
Would you be willing to share info/pictures of the family?
Jerry Coffman

Added by Jerry Coffman on Jun 30, 2015 9:26 AM

Gayle Maldonado
Eliza Mock
Hello LaDon,

Thank you so much for updating Eliza's memorial with
the photos. It is nice that Find A Grave has such a great team of volunteers who work together so well. Thank you for the information on Mary Maude Carver too. I appreciate your skill in creating these family memorials.

With much gratitude!

Added by Gayle Maldonado on Jun 29, 2015 12:39 PM

Jeannie Beck
RE: Veteran's memorial
I have deleted the second memorial. Thank you for advising me of the necessity to do so. As for Rose Hill Cemetery, yes, it is well maintained. I have many family members there and will be there one day. My parents moved to that area in 1958, was their home until the time of their death. Thanks again, Jeannie Beck

Added by Jeannie Beck on Jun 20, 2015 4:52 PM

Jeannie Beck
veteran memorial
My son is Jeffery W. Brown, buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Johnson County Missouri. The Veteran's Memorial you posted on his site is very beautiful! I just want to thank you so much, have tried to find the site you used so I can put one on my husband's site but could not find it. If you can furnish any info it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Jeannie Beck

Added by Jeannie Beck on Jun 20, 2015 1:26 PM

RE: Ron Diener
Yes. He passed away on December 22nd, 2010

Added by nels on Jun 17, 2015 4:21 PM

RE: Francis Wells photo request
Just wanted to let you know I got the photos posted on Mr. Wells's memorial today. I'm in and out of that cemetery a lot. If a permanent marker is placed, I'll get a photo of it.

Added by David on Jun 11, 2015 12:39 PM

Virginia Brown
Your Bio
Hi LaDon,
I just read your bio and think it is very inspiring. I only wish that everyone felt as you do about honoring those who are no longer with us. I'm sorry about your nerve damage. We often don't appreciate what normal is until we don't have it anymore.
Best wishes,

Added by Virginia Brown on Jun 10, 2015 6:03 PM

Shannon Wells
I saw your posting about DNS trying to find connection to Wells in Ky. Though I'm not directly connected I am connected to Wells threw their dna Have you tried uploading your DNA to It can help especially if you can get your tree on there.

Added by Shannon Wells on Jun 05, 2015 3:07 PM

J Groce
RE: Page Cem
Hi, LaDon-
Thanks for your reply. This cemetery is full of distant maternal relatives of mine: Renicks, Hogans, Sturgeons, etc. The last time I was there, the cemetery was in fairly good condition. A lot of the original tombstones are gone or damaged. Many graves are marked with only a fieldstone. Sunken graves had been filled in and it had been mowed. However, since the cemetery is in the middle of a farm field, it is usually grown up. The man that lives on the property now takes better care of it than the previous owner did. The cemetery is surrounded by a chain link fence, but my daddy's grave (Charles Marcum) is located on the outside of the chain link fence. I remember when my mother went to buy a grave for my daddy, all the graves within the enclosure had been filled, but the landowner was kind enough to let my mother have a space right beside the original fence. In later years, my husband and I put a fence around my daddy's grave. If you have a photo request for Hogan, Renick, Sturgeon, just send me the name and I'll look it up. Thanks again. Joyce Groce

Added by J Groce on Jun 05, 2015 9:32 AM

Farm Girl from MO.
Flower on this memorial.
Would you mind deleting the flower you left on Rosena Belle (Prather) Davison's memorial and add a new one without the part about her grave being unmarked. I have included the fact that it is, at the present time, unmarked with the cemetery info. There is a chance that once the weather cooperates she will get a stone so then I can just edit her memorial to show that she & her husband have a stone. Thanks, Farm Girl from MO.

Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Jun 02, 2015 8:05 AM

D. L. Lee
RE: Transfer
Thank you so very much. God's blessing, D. L.

Added by D. L. Lee on Jun 01, 2015 8:25 PM

RE: Lucille Elizabeth McDonald
You are welcome - I'm keeping my hopes up for the Chicago graves - more Find A Grave graves are listed everyday...I think Chicago is behind the rest of the state.

Added by Shawdau on Jun 01, 2015 6:39 PM

RE: Lucille Elizabeth McDonald
You are welcome - I'm keeping my hopes up for the Chicago graves - more Find A Grave graves are listed everyday...I think Chicago is behind the rest of the state.

Added by Shawdau on Jun 01, 2015 6:39 PM

D. L. Lee
RE: Transfer
Thank you for your reply. I am related to many of the Wells and related families for whom you have created memorials. My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Wells who was the daughter of William Lemuel Wells. You had created his memorial in 2009, and so graciously transferred it to my care some time ago. I will check to see if there are other memorials that you have created that I would love to maintain. Thank you so much for your generosity, Debbie

Added by D. L. Lee on Jun 01, 2015 12:32 PM

D. L. Lee

Thank you for the transfer of memorial #44730571, but was the transfer requested by me or Jean? Please let me know if I need to transfer it to her. It was wonderful to have contact with you again. School is out and I can't wait to grave! Thanks for all of your wonderful contributions and help, Debbie

Added by D. L. Lee on Jun 01, 2015 8:37 AM

Lucille Elizabeth McDonald
Sorry I have so little info. on her husband, George Stoneking, but I am really happy to find some evidence of Lucille (1907 - 1937). Her parents you have, Emmett Eugene McDonald (1880 - 1947) also died in Chicago and Cornelia Floss Armstrong (1886 - 1948) also died in Chicago.

Now comes my part: Cornelia Floss Armstrong is the sister of my great-great grandfather. Her parents names were Luther William Armstrong (1857 - 1926) and Elizabeth Victoria Putney (my maiden name is also Putney) who was born 5 Nov. 1861 in Olena, Henderson, IL and died 02 Aug 1911 in Galesburg, Knox County, IL. She is in Find A Grave in Linwood Cem, Galesburg, IL. I found her obituary. Her husband, Luther, whom she divorced, remarried to a teenager named Mabel C Golden (Pauline Cem, Scotland County, MO) and he, Luther William Armstrong, is buried in South Dakota. He went to live with the Harr family after his young second wife died. The second wife died pregnant with her fourth child with Luther. We have a letter from her family to relatives telling of her death.

These people, except for Luther William Armstrong, are in Find A Grave. I have a picture of him, on Ancestry, along with a picture of Elizabeth Victoria Putney Armstrong. I hope this makes sense to you.

The Stonekings came from PA. I have back as far as Joseph D. Stoneking (b. 1799) died in Schuyler County, IL. His son, George Washington Stoneking (b. 1831). His son Andrew Stoneking (b. 11 Nov. 1854 in McDonough County, IL - died 15 May 1937 in McDonough County, IL) His son, George Thomas Stoneking (b. 2 Feb 1874 - died July 1930 in Brookfield, MO) and to him the son was George Stoneking who married Lucille Eliz. McDonald. I have their children, Jerry Francis Stoneking (1927 - 1995) married Rita Catherine Peckham (1930 - 2008) and Georgia Stoneking Holguin I have a note that says she lived in Big Bear City, CA. That's all - no dates.

I hope this mess helps you!

Added by Shawdau on May 31, 2015 6:35 PM

Amber Tarver
RE: Bezzie Payne'
I thought I added a comment while I was posting pictures but for some reason it didn't. I went back and added it. I found a website that has lots of pictures and she is the one who did the hard work. I just got it to your page. :-) I will be out looking very soon though.

Added by Amber Tarver on May 31, 2015 1:54 AM


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