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Sandra Brookshire Behne (#46966324)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 2 days
Caroline Feist
Thank you
Thanks for the transfer.

Added by Caroline Feist on Mar 10, 2016 1:29 PM

Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo- Seal
Lola Essary & Bertha McGuffin Memorials.
Sandra, Thank you for the transfers of my husband's family memorials. I ask for Mrs. Essary and you were so kind and sent two, her daughter Bertha. I pray your health is better real soon.Charlene

Added by Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo-... on Mar 10, 2016 7:53 AM

Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo- Seal
Lola Minerva Wheeler Holloway-Essary #63911510
Hello Sandra, Mrs. Essary is my husband's grandmother and if you are not related will you please transfer her Memorial Page to me so I can link her to our family and add family data. Thank you so very much if you can transfer. Charlene
PS. (Thanks for making the Memorial for her.)

Added by Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo-... on Mar 08, 2016 9:16 PM

Natalie and Tim Day
Robert Carl "Robbie" Greene
(Sandra, I am so sorry but my old eyes skipped a couple of lines when I was typing up the obituary. Below is the corrected version with the correct birthplace.)

Robert Carl Greene, 72, of Dunlap Route, Roswell, died Friday at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Mr. Greene was owner and manager of Berrendo Café and Courts. He had been a resident of Roswell 23 years and of New Mexico 35 years.

Mr. Greene was born Jan. 20, 1892 at Greentree, Tenn. He married Ima B. Shield on Aug. 11, 1912 in Trickham, Tex. He was a member of the College Avenue Church of Christ.

Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Lenore Cameron, Downey, Calif.; one son, Maj. Maurice G. Greene, stationed at the U.S. Southern Command, Panama Canal Zone; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Beaird of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Ida Laura Mossman of El Paso, Tex., Mrs. Addie Martin of Brooksmith, Tex., Mrs. Gladys Featherston of Brownwood, Tex.; two brothers, Bruce H. Greene of Roswell, Hayden L. Greene of Lynwood, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the College Avenue Church of Christ by Jack McCall. Music will be furnished by the church choir. Nephews of Mr. Greene will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Burl Best, Ira C. Coggin, Lewis Cox, Gus Everett, Bert Rhodes, Homer Terrell and Morris W. Ward.

Burial will be in the Trickham Cemetery, Trickham, Tex., where graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.

The Turner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

---Roswell Daily Record, 15 Nov. 1964, Page 2

Added by Natalie and Tim Day on Feb 22, 2016 7:59 PM

Joanne T
Sarah Cody / Barbee
Thank you for letting me know there are duplicates. Joanne T

Added by Joanne T on Feb 10, 2016 1:12 PM

Regina Matus Janak
Find A Grave Memorial# 111609648
He is the son of Annie Uhlar & Thomas C. Bailey

Thanks again for fixing this information

Regina Matus Janak

Added by Regina Matus Janak on Feb 04, 2016 11:41 AM

Regina Matus Janak
Find A Grave Memorial# 138308278
couldn't find the edit tab
so here is my information:

Her husband was Thomas C. Bailey

Regina Matus Janak

Added by Regina Matus Janak on Feb 04, 2016 11:38 AM

Lee Family in Norton Cemetery
Thank you for your work in Runnels County! Good folks like yourself make family research much more fun and productive.

Added by annabel on Jan 30, 2016 4:06 PM

RE: Wm Franklin McDonald
Thanx for the reply Sandra - I was just trying to get some family info. Pam

Added by Lawsonail on Jan 19, 2016 10:59 PM

Wm Franklin McDonald
Hi Sandra - are you by chance related to Wm (Find A Grave #8760237)? Pam

Added by Lawsonail on Jan 19, 2016 4:13 AM

Yvonne McBride Williams
RE: Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Your welcome. I am trying to get as many headstone photos uploaded as possible for the Abilene Municipal Cemetery and submitting corrections as I go along. I am enjoying this and getting a little exercise while I'm at it. I would be happy to help out if you need me to check on any while I'm out there.

Added by Yvonne McBride Williams on Jan 08, 2016 5:41 PM

Nancy Yankie Sidarous
RE: Eliza Jenkins' memorial
Sandra, I think it would be fine. I have already noted that she is buried elsewhere. We just need to combine the. To be sure people in later years are not confused! Thanks and Happy 2016 to you. Nancy

Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Jan 05, 2016 9:23 PM

James Bozeman
Joe C. and Lou Ella Davis
Could you please these two memorials to me? They are my great-grandparents. Joe C. Davis, #31738442, and Lou Ella Davis, #31738500.

Added by James Bozeman on Dec 28, 2015 8:21 PM


Added by Billie on Dec 27, 2015 6:04 PM

Peggy Herridge Wilson
RE: LaVerne Jones among others
Think my eyes are going to play out and will limit what I can do. Trying to get info on Ancestry so we can do DNA testing to see if I can learn anything new.

Thank you for your help.

Added by Peggy Herridge Wilson on Dec 14, 2015 6:57 PM

Darla Moore Rogers
Cecil Dupre #28084748
Sandra ... regarding the above, I'm interested to know what identifies the grave as a baby's. Also, do you know how I can find out the parents's names. I have Dupre ancestors who lived in the area and am trying to discover if this is their child. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Darla Rogers

Added by Darla Moore Rogers on Dec 12, 2015 2:42 PM

Yvonne McBride Williams
RE: Repaired headstone
I live in Abilene and am available to take photos for you as needed. I'm working on the City section right now in an attempt to photograph the whole section. I'm about a 1/4 of the way thru but not going to give up! Let me know if you need anything.

Added by Yvonne McBride Williams on Dec 06, 2015 7:51 PM

Yvonne McBride Williams
Repaired headstone
Check out Thomas Buck at the Abilene Municipal Cemetery headstone. It has been cleaned up, repaired and stood back up. I have attached a new picture for you.

Added by Yvonne McBride Williams on Dec 06, 2015 10:44 AM

RE: Annie Butterfield

You're very welcome. Glad I could be of some help.

Warm regards,

Added by Joan on Nov 11, 2015 5:51 PM

Carole Lee Alexander
Lewis Cass Alexander
Thank you so much for the transfer of Lewis. I really appreciate it. Carole

Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Nov 03, 2015 4:43 PM

K. Sites
Alfred O. Teschendorf
Would you please transfer management of this memorial (55567547) to me. He is a relative. Thank

Kay Sites

Added by K. Sites on Oct 27, 2015 10:58 PM

Curtis Fant
RE: Overall memorial
Veteran Rail Road Man, Well Known in Macon, Passes Away—A Tragic Incident in His Life.
A brief item in last week’s republican announced the dying condition of Richard H. Overall, who for several years after the war was a well-known and highly respected citizen of Macon.
Mr. Overall died Thursday at his home in Coleman, Texas. He was 68 years old. Mrs. Walter G. McCully, who was raised in Mr. Overall’s family, started for Texas Friday, to be with her adopted mother during her trying ordeal. Besides his wife, Mr. Overall leaves a brother and two sisters—John H. Overall, of St. Louis, Mrs. J.F. Williams, of Macon, and Mrs. L.E. Carter, of St. Joseph.
During the war he was a passenger conductor on the old North Missouri road, then running between St. Louis and Macon City, as it was then called. After the war, Mr. Overall located in Macon and was first in the grocery business under the firm name Glaze, Kemper & Overall, in the Lemley building, at the head of Vine street. Then he built a large flouring mill and was operating it successfully until it burnt out. Another mill was constructed in the eastern part of town, alongside the Hannibal & St. Joe tracks, but the same ill fortune overtook it and it was reduced to ashes. After this second disaster, Mr. Overall thought fate was against him here and moved to Texas, where he acquired control of a large ranch, on which the town of Coleman is now located. This has proven a most profitable investment in and during the 25 years of his residence in Texas, Mr. Overall had succeeded in turning the wheel of fortune his way.
While Mr. and Mrs. Overall lived in Macon they became greatly endeared to the people here, and it was with keen regret that they witnessed their departure. Both were members of the M.E. church, South, and Mrs. Overall was specially known and loved as an indefatigable church worker. That was during the days of Revs. Vincil and Hendrix.
When they moved to Texas they found churches and preachers few and far between. Mrs. Overall, however, soon inaugurated the custom of holding services on Sunday for the benefit of the large number ranchmen and cow boys on the place. She was an expert on the organ and soon taught the hardy frontiersmen to sing—and sing well—all the songs in the hymn book and had the pleasure of seeing many of them embrace religion. Their home life in Coleman is described as peculiarly pleasant and hospitable. They had no children, but were very fond of young people, who were frequently guests at their house.
The thrilling incident in Mr. Overall’s life occurred on the 27th day of September, 1864. The older citizens of Macon will remember keenly the consternation created in this section by the news that Bill Anderson and his men had held up “Dick” Overall’s train at Centralia and killed every man aboard of it. On that day Mrs. Overall, who had been but recently married, was at Danville, Montgomery county. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. John F. Williams, was with her. Danville was then the county seat, but had no telegraphic communication with the railroad. A courier brought the news of the massacre to the little town. Mrs. Overall endured the agonizing suspense for two days and then, in company with Mrs. Williams, set out for St. Louis, hoping that there she would learn the full details of the tragedy. They reached the city in safety, and Mrs. Overall was soon rejoiced by finding her husband there alive and well. He had gone to Macon by another train, and here he took the St. Joe to Hannibal, and a packet from there to the city.
Mr. Overall owed his escape to a peculiar circumstance. When the guerrilla chieftain entered the coach he met the conductor and inquired his full name. Mr. Overall gave it. Anderson then produced a soiled scrap of paper from some place about his person and scrutinized it closely. Then he said: “R.H. Overall, conductor; Mark Belt says not to hurt him.’ That lets you out, I guess. Now, you clear out of here.”
Mark Belt and Mr. Overall had been schoolmates. One day Belt had been guilty of some flagrant misdemeanor, which not only threatened to get him into trouble with the school authorities, but the State as well. Overall took his part and plead his case so well that he got Belt out of the difficulty. When the war came on Belt joined with Quantrill’s rough riders, and was one of the most daring and merciless of the men who fought under the black flag. He was present at the council of the guerrillas shortly before Centralia and was fully aware of Anderson’s blood-thirsty program. He stipulate with the guerrilla chieftain that the conductor, Dick Overall, should be spared, no matter if it were found necessary to kill every other man on the train. He told Anderson and the other guerrillas the story of his high school days and every one of them agreed that Overall had earned his right to immunity. It matters not how cruel the guerrillas were, it seemed to have been a sort of unwritten and absolute law with them to remember and protect a man who had at any time befriended one of their number.
Mr. Overall visited Macon an couple of years ago. While here he had a long talk with Mr. R.M. Hold, who was the mail agent on his train that day. The engineer of the ill-fated train, James Clark, was then living at Columbia, and Mr. overall tried to see him also, but Clark was away at the time. Riding on the train with Mr. Overall to Macon, during the latter’s recent visit was Frank James, the man who was in the van in the fight with Major Johnson, which took place almost immediately after the massacre at the railroad track. The two men chatted pleasantly over war times and each gave the other such information as he had about the people of mutual acquaintance. The men had met before a number of times and were very good friends. Mr. Overall said that Frank James always denied the implication of bushwhackers. James contended that the men fighting under Anderson and Quantrill were regular bands of the cavalry service, and the very fact that they fought on horseback and used revolvers, James said, disproved the charge of bushwhacking, because horses could not be maneuvered in the bushes, and the bush fighter would be more likely to use a rifle than a revolver, as he never fought in the open as did the men who rode with Anderson & Co.
The men who operated railroads in those days were bright, resourceful fellows. One who felt tied down to orders and was unable to act with precision and judgment in case of an emergency, wouldn’t have done at all. Good wages were paid and the trainmen were allowed to use their own discretion to a large extent. What the company asked was that they would do the very best they could, trusting in Providence and good fortune to pull them through.
The Macon Republican, 1900-12-07

Added by Curtis Fant on Oct 01, 2015 3:59 PM

Curtis Fant
RE: Overall memorial

I emailed the Obit to your aol address. Let me know if you did not get it.


Curtis Fant

Added by Curtis Fant on Oct 01, 2015 3:58 PM

Carole Lee Alexander
Lewis Cass Alexander
I also wrote to Mellisa Clayton Key who had the Memorials for Mattie. Perhaps she did something on her end. Everything looks great now! Carole

Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Sep 28, 2015 8:24 PM

Bill Bedell
John Brookshier
I uploaded John Brookshier's headstone, as you requested. It was a long trip to Cowgill. It looks like he may have been married to Leona, but she wasn't on Find A Grave. So I added her. If you would like me to transfer ownership of her memorial to you, so that you can make all the updates, I would be glad to. Just let me know. I also added a lot of other Brookshier's headstones as I ran across them. Also, I added the grave Plot as a caption to each pic. If I can help in any other way, please let me know. ~Bill

Added by Bill Bedell on Sep 03, 2015 8:06 PM


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