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Ron Vest (#46920170)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 19 days
RE: Harry & Etheleen Jackson
Got it. Thanks.

Added by DSH on Jun 09, 2014 11:00 AM

Harry & Etheleen Jackson
Are the birthdates you provided calculated or "known" dates? It might be important to researchers. I will add a note that they are calculated, if they are.

Added by DSH on Jun 09, 2014 9:15 AM

Walter Vest
I would be happy to fulfill your photo request - would you call the cemetery to get the burial location?
There are over 11,000 graves there and without a location, it is difficult to find your request.
The phone number is 509-926-2753 - and there is no charge to obtain the location contrary to the description on
I fulfill requests regularly there and will get you the photo if you can supply the grave location to me. Please email info

Thank you

Added by IdaKhat on Jun 02, 2014 9:25 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
I understand that. Ends up being a lot of time spent!

Added by Tracy C. on May 12, 2014 8:56 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
Yes, this one was born 1868, died 1888. His memorial is on there, as well. I can transfer him to you so you can link family and maintain it. You are welcome to any I add. I will be adding 2 Shively cemeteries from the same road, so if you have info on James' wife's family, they may be there. Probably add them tomorrow.

Added by Tracy C. on May 12, 2014 7:50 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
Was as exciting for me! If I can do anything else, just let me know. I don't mind at all! As I said before, your excitement makes it all worthwhile!
I have created the cemetery. It is Pearl M Rakes Cemetery, (only cemetery name I could find that referenced it) Ferrum, Franklin County, so you can move him.

Cemetery photo has been added, as well, but waiting to be approved.

Again, let me know if I can help with anything else!


Added by Tracy C. on May 12, 2014 7:37 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
Ron, I had some good luck today! I found his stone and his date of death is February 27, 1897. Was exciting to find! The stone hasn't held up very well, which made the photos not very legible, but I was able to read it. There was also a Charles Vest, but most were Shively's. I will add photos to James' memorial and once I get the cemetery added, I will let you know so you can move him there. Glad I could locate him!


Added by Tracy C. on May 12, 2014 5:41 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
I am glad to do it! This is the part I like the best! I am sure James had that DOB with the best of intentions, as his info is usually pretty accurate. I have found that date online as well. Hopefully, the cemetery will give us some proof and hopefully I can find it! I am not sure what his connection would be to that area, except that there is a creek called Shively branch, which would make sense given he married a Shively. Anyway, we shall see what turns up! I am excited to see it. I don't know anything about Franklin County so should be interesting to go somewhere new...


Added by Tracy C. on May 10, 2014 9:29 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
I possibly have some info on a different date of death and maybe the place he is buried. I found same dob with death Feb 1897, buried in Franklin County, which is next to Floyd County. I won't know for sure until I locate the cemetery. I can't find where its been transcribed, but I have a general location on where it is, so I will try to get out there to see if I can find a stone.


Added by Tracy C. on May 10, 2014 6:52 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest
Glad to be of any help. I love trying to find something that is important to someone else. Plus, I usually learn quite a bit along the way and have a reason to go see places I have never been!

Added by Tracy C. on May 07, 2014 10:25 PM

Tracy C.
RE: James Vest Photo Request
That is pretty interesting.. the other James was James Merritt Vest who it appears is his son as well. There are a few books at the library where cemeteries were transcribed back in the 70's and that info isn't online or, if it is, I haven't found it. There are quite a few that have never been added to any of the online archives or databases. With that said, I will check to see if anyone did that cemetery and whether they recorded his burial even being there. I will let you know what I find out.


Added by Tracy C. on May 07, 2014 7:12 PM

Bill Stephens
RE: Paul Pfannenstiel @ Topeka Cemetery
Paul is buried in section 78 lot 364...there is no marker there. The photo which I have posted shows the lots on either side of his and the obvious empty ground. I posted the photo because it does show his final resting place. The photo is looking towards the west.

Added by Bill Stephens on Apr 28, 2014 2:33 PM

Thanks for looking up Doran Carter. Parents were Thomas and Caroline Carter of Holden, Mo. I located her parents but not Thomas's. They were John and Mary Carter, formerly of Tn but I think they moved to Mo at some point.

Added by KEFleming on Apr 05, 2014 5:22 PM

Links made. Are you related to the Carter family of Johnson county, MI? If so I have questions.
Doran Carter was my uncle.

Added by KEFleming on Apr 05, 2014 3:20 PM

RE: RE Your Memorial #90079805
Here is the obit for this Thelma Ann Martin Vest---
VEST , Thelma Ann Martin, 81, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001. She was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and retired from General Electric. Thelma loved to garden and was always sharing her harvest of vegetables with many. Surviving is a daughter, Sharon Williams and special friend, Bill Thornton of Roanoke; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Eddie Allman of Hardy; a sister, Jane M. Farrand of Roanoke; sisters-in-law, Virginia A. Martin of Richmond and Cathryn V. Ayres of Roanoke; several nieces and their families. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 11 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2001. The Rev. Morris A. Bennett will officiate. Interment will follow at Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 East Church Avenue, Roanoke, Va. 24011, or to your favorite charity.
Edition: METRO
Page: B3
Record Number: 0112020005
Copyright (c) 2001 The Roanoke Times

Added by Karen on Mar 26, 2014 7:36 PM

Wickline photos.
They are not gravestone photos. If you would like the gravestone photos request them.

Added by historianne on Mar 24, 2014 2:01 PM

Lynn Hufft
RE: Corbett Williams
I will go do that today and post it soon. Thank you. I do not know how to add his children to site. Do you know how to do that?
Lynn Hufft.

Added by Lynn Hufft on Mar 11, 2014 9:03 AM

Ephriam Jones Hancock
Thanks for linking my grandmother's sister to her first husband. ranny

Added by ranny on Mar 10, 2014 12:39 PM

John Skillman
Peter King in Stonewall Cemetery
Wife Sarah has been linked to him.

Added by John Skillman on Mar 08, 2014 8:06 PM

RE: Abraham Adams
Thank you anyway, Ron. I do understand. I certainly leave it up to the creator/manager of the memorial to make the final call. Thanks for your feedback, and for your discretion.

Added by Rosie on Mar 06, 2014 8:47 PM

Memorial Transfers
Good Afternoon Ron~
Thanks so much for the transfers of Harley Stumpff and Nellie {Stumpff} Duncan. It's much appreciated!
Have a great day!

Added by Dianaღ on Feb 11, 2014 3:09 PM

E.M. Smith
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 85688299
Raymond L. Vest was born in Virginia, lived in West Virginia for six years and died in Hinton, Summers County, W.Va., according to his obituary. Just thought the photo found in Virginia might be the same.

Thanks for your response.

Added by E.M. Smith on Jan 16, 2014 10:21 AM

E.M. Smith
Find A Grave Memorial# 85688299
A visitor to West Virginia Memories shared a photo: Raymond Vest, found 14 Apr 2013, Mechanicsville Antique Village, Va. I've posted it on my Mystery Photos page -- My question is, do you have any idea if this could be Raymond L. Vest?

Added by E.M. Smith on Jan 16, 2014 7:06 AM

Ernie Wright
Is it possible that you gave me the wrong number for Minnie Vest husband ?
it comes up as David S. Winebrener (1820 - 1885)
Memorial #46263928

Added by Ernie Wright on Jan 03, 2014 4:04 AM

Elizabeth Scarcliff
Thank you so much for the transfer.

Added by Carolyn on Dec 26, 2013 3:54 PM


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