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robin hixon (#46979634)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 23 days
Mitch Clendening
RE: Siria Cemetery, Woodson, Kansas
Hi Robin,
Thanks for your help. Here's the only clue I have to the location of John Clendening's grave.

Here is the text of an article regarding the death of John Clendenning of Kansas, Indiana and Ireland:

from the Le Roy Reporter, August 14, 1886


Last Tuesday afternoon the news spread up town, that an old man who had been camping and fishing in the river bottom below Woodard & Norton's mill, was found drowned in the river about a quarter of a mile below the cut-off. He had apparently been in the water for about ten days and, consequently, his body was very much decomposed. Judging from all the surroundings and the manner in which his body was found attached to the trotline, it appears reasonable to suppose that, while in his boat working with his lines, he fell from some cause over board, and being perhaps entangled in the lines, was drowned. He was towed to shore, as soon as found, and the coroner notified, who viewed the body about six o'clock in the evening and rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. Some of the neighbors had learned from the old man, that he had friends living on Duck Creek. Messengers were sent up and it was found that he had a daughter, Mrs. Shipley. Mr. Shipley, J. H. Old and R. C. Tilden cam down Wednesday morning and took charge of the reamins which were burried at Sirea cemetery on Duck Creek. From the gentlemen named we learned that the deceased's name was John Clendening, aged about 64 years. He leaves three sons and two daughters, all grown. Two sons and one daughter live in Commanche county, Kansas, on son at Rich Hill, Mo., and the other daughter, Mrs. Shipley, on Duck Creek. He had been fishing for about two months, more for pass-time than profit, and last visited his home about four weeks ago.

Added by Mitch Clendening on Aug 23, 2012 6:52 PM

jim gillis
RE: Gilkesons
No, I never got the Plummer Gilkeson obit. Thank you. Please send. Jim

Added by jim gillis on Mar 25, 2012 6:12 PM

Cedarvale Map
You can find a Cedarvale map online. Go to Google and do a search for Neosho Falls, KS

From there zoom in on the cemetery to the west of town. You can print that. The map printed on 3 pages, 2 of which were blank. I think if you do a print preview you can see which page the actual map is on.


Added by RisingSun on Sep 12, 2011 5:33 PM

RE: hallam - kinzle - crow - iola, allen co ks
First off, thank you so much for going out to Iola and getting the photos and information on the Hallams for me. I really appreciate it.

I am definitely interested in having Bonnie & Dolly's memorials transferred. They were my great-aunts. I'm not sure who Candy was, I'm guessing from the year and Kinzle name that she was a child of Bonnie's.

As for the Houdeshells, I'd be very interested in whatever info you have on their gravesites. I didn't find any records in my searches. There should be at least a couple of my great-grandmother's sisters buried somewhere in the Iola area.

Added by Ursula on Jul 09, 2011 5:27 PM

Thx for the transfers. The George I found, was a small headstone next to Enos. Only "George" was legible on the very small headstone. I took the photo while I was there, but didn't know who he was connected to.
Do you know Lavon Johnson or Donna Houser? Lavon is my mom's cousin in Iola, and I visited her last month. She took me to ACHS where I met Donna (researching Hankins/Case) who helped me with my research. If you see Donna, say "Hi"! I'll be back there again, as I've already found more info to research! Isn't it always that way!?
Thx again, Sherrill Stone

Added by sherjstone on Jul 05, 2011 11:41 AM

G. Cubbage
Green Graves at Mapleton
Hi Robin,
The Green Grave sites at Mapleton that are related are:
Celina and George Green = Husband and wife
William Miles Green - Son of Celina & George
Joseph Henry Green - Son of Celina & George
Annie Matilda & Joseph Waddle - Annie is daughter of Celina & George
Daphne VanBuskirk is daughter of Annie and Joseph Waddle
I belived Frankie and Charles are also sons of Celina and George.
I don't know who Wells & Jeremiah are?
We do have a George Wells Waddle that is related.
We have a Celina Green who is daughter of Celina and George. I think her married name is Baker.
Thanks for your emai.
All the best, Happy Spring

Added by G. Cubbage on Apr 18, 2011 3:31 PM

jim gillis
RE: Gilkesons
Oh thank you Robin, you are go kind. Instead of scanning them, would you send me a copy of the obits. My mailing address is Jim Gillis, 285 W 400 N, Cayuga, IN 47928. If you are ever needing obits or anything in my area Vermilion County, Illinois or Vermillion County, Indiana or Vigo, Indiana or Parke County, Indiana, let me know. Jim

Added by jim gillis on Mar 02, 2011 6:54 PM

Craig Moore
Lynn's in Neosho Falls
Thank you for asking about the Lynn's. I think you are inquiring about some of George's children, in which case you may retain ownership.
George H Lynn was the brother of my great grandmother, Margaret E Lynn Moore, who died there in 1886. We've never found her grave, nor her husband's, David Stedman Moore, who died about 1909. If you ever ran across their graves around there, I and alot of their other descendants would be very grateful.

Thank You Very Much,

Craig Moore

Added by Craig Moore on Feb 15, 2011 11:54 AM

Carmen Hill-Wathen
Transfer Request
Please transfer this marker 29866574. Logsdon.
This is my husband's great-great grandmother and grandfather.

Carmen Hill-Wathen

Added by Carmen Hill-Wathen on Dec 27, 2010 1:31 PM

sue walkemeyer
RE: spurrier-todd family bourbon co KS
Thank you for looking. I didnt know if they would be there. I dont know where the family needed up. last cen. was allen co. but was not sure if she was brought back to be buried with family. Thank you so very much for all your help.

Added by sue walkemeyer on Oct 13, 2010 10:21 AM

sue walkemeyer
RE: John T Todd family bourbon co KS
Thank you, if you find yourself back, could you please look for john e spurrier and wife violet todd-spurrier. Have a nice night. sue

Added by sue walkemeyer on Oct 12, 2010 9:40 PM

sue walkemeyer
John T Todd
By any chance did you see graves for sons;

Malcolm b] 8 aug 1868 d] 13 sept 1868
James b] 27 dec 1872 d] 20 dec 1873
Arthur b] 9 nov 1878 d] 10 aug 1943

Added by sue walkemeyer on Oct 10, 2010 12:49 PM

RE: central city cemetery, anderson co ks
I don't have any names. Harper and Mary E. Bevington lived in Jackson Twp. Garnett, Anderson Co., KY from 1868 to 1884. 5 children were born to them there and 3 died.
Kate b 1869 died 1948 CA
Grace b 1883 died 1948 CA
3 children b between 1869-1884 ages, gender unknown.

I had an Aunt that swore Grace was adopted, because her parents died, but I have no documentation for that.

If you need any help from Wichita let me know, I will be going to the library abt once a week.

I also have a great book on PA. The Indian Wars of PA, it is indexed with lots of names and history. Dates include 1730-1800. If you want a look up just send your names to me at

Added by mishpocha99 on Sep 29, 2010 4:01 PM

Williams in Yates Center
George Wesley Williams is in Section B in the YC Cemetery. That is the section I am working on at the current time...slow but sure.

Fern and George N Williams are in Section 3. If you go straight north of the gazebo on the road, the large section on the left (west) is section 3 on the north end and section 6 on the south end. Don't ask me why they are numbered that way. There should be a metal marker about 1/2 way to the north end along the road.

Were the Wiliams related to you? George Wesley Williams lived not far from where we live.

Under the "plot" on the memorial go ahead and add the section number/letter for those named above. I have been trying to include that when I add people, only because I know how the sections are named.

Added by RisingSun on Sep 26, 2010 6:40 PM

Hockett's of Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Dear Robin,
I am interested in obtaining all or any headstones of the Hocketts at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Allen Co. Kansas. You took the one of Henry Hockett and his wife. I am doing research and want to find all the Hocketts I can through I want to make sure where all are buried. Could you check to see if any more are at the cemetery? Could you also check the cemetery plot records for people who should have a stone but may not? Sexton records would be great.

Added by shirleyw55 on Mar 19, 2009 12:33 PM

George Young
I can't believe you found the grave!! Thank You So Much! I had never used findagrave before, and I can't thank you enough for putting your time and effort out to help me!!! Thank You!!

If you took any other photos of the area I would love to see them even if they are not related. My email address is Did you notice any graves next to it that may be related or was it all by itself?

Again..Thank You Again SOOO much!!! I really appreciate you doing this! You have really made my day!


Added by roxanne on Mar 31, 2008 9:15 AM


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