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Gary L. Maize (#46981549)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 28 days
Leta Dykes
Thank you for the grave photo.

Added by KSM on May 13, 2016 12:30 AM

One more Orton-Crane connection.
One of George Orton's daughters did marry to one of Tarlton Crane's half-brother's grandsons, but I don't think that branch was at all connected to the Crane/Powell cemetery. I sometimes wonder if there might have even been some family squabble there, as that branch is the one that uses the name "Crain" fairly often.

Added by KQB on May 10, 2016 12:10 AM

RE: Lucy Paugh - Terill Cemetery
I'm not sure about Lucy. I got that name from a canvas done in the 1960's, which likely also had some names added by memory from family members no longer with us. I did quite a bit of looking for hidden stones a few times, and found some that weren't listed anywhere, but no sign of hers.

I've looked a bit for a direct family connection for the Ortons and the Crane/Powell family without much information found. I do know that in the 1870's George Orton (84093472) owned the farm from the west edge of the cemetery to the road. His son and grandson, both also named George, are buried in Higbee. His parents are buried in Ohio. But other than living in the midst of the Crane clan, I haven't found anything other than Cora Orton, (Geroge's niece), was married to Eugene "Judy" Crane. She remarried a time or two and is buried in Arkansas, and "Judy" doesn't seem to have married again after she left and he is buried in Greenwood along with his father, sister, and Claudia (the daughter he had with Cora). Of course, it could easily be a totally different George Orton, but the records I have looked at don't conflict with the scenario Gensearcher has added to the memorial for George Orton in the Crane/Powell (Terrill) cemetery.

Added by KQB on May 09, 2016 11:38 PM

A. Mahan
James F Mahan
Thank you for the grave stone photo.

Added by A. Mahan on May 09, 2016 5:38 PM

Pat Fogle
Irene Smith
Thank you so much for posting the photo of Irene's tombstone. Your help is much appreciated.
Pat Fogle

Added by Pat Fogle on May 09, 2016 12:58 PM

Sue (Lumley) Sayre
J. South
Hi, Gary ---- My long-time gene friend! I see that you're still on the hunt! Thanks for taking the pic! Keep the faith!

Added by Sue (Lumley) Sayre on May 09, 2016 10:51 AM

Heather Cottrell
I wanted to thank you for the obvious time you have spent out in Greenwood Cemetery at Palmyra getting not only my many photo requests but also many others photos. Your time is appreciated.


Added by Heather Cottrell on May 09, 2016 7:32 AM

Gail Braddock
Thank you for the photo!!
Thank you for the photo of James Tate!
I will forward that this picture is posted to the two sisters that I was working with to get into the DAR.
Thank you for your time!!

Added by Gail Braddock on May 08, 2016 9:02 PM

Kathleen Conboy Yates
Lawrence and Steve walker
Thank you so much

Added by Kathleen Conboy Yates on May 08, 2016 4:25 PM

Becky Feaster
W.W. Sears
Thanks so much for his photo.


Added by Becky Feaster on May 08, 2016 4:20 PM

Nina Moody
Thank you for the photo for Nina


Added by Nancy on May 08, 2016 4:03 PM

Nina Moody
Thank you for the photo for Nina


Added by Nancy on May 08, 2016 4:02 PM

Marvin & Samme Templin
Franklin Request
Thanks for filling our request.

Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on May 07, 2016 11:52 AM

Heather Cottrell
John W. Church, Jr.
Thank you for posting this photo. Did you know it posted three times? It is a very nice shot. Did you happen to notice if his wife Ada had a marker yet? She just passed in the fall of 2015 and I had not photo requested her yet.

Thanks again!


Added by Heather Cottrell on May 06, 2016 9:14 AM

V Flesher
Bates grave
Thanks for the photo of the Bates grave.

Added by V Flesher on May 01, 2016 5:04 PM

Lynne Tutor
RE: Lear Family Members
I have been trying to generate interest before the truck stop goes in. I live too far away to make too many waves, since I "hit and run" the area a couple times a year. It would be a great Eagle Scout project, but only pack 101 is left at Oakwood School in Hannibal, and I'm not sure about the New London area. I have gotten copies of the cemetery trust from Tom Ruhl, and I haven't found where the trust has been dissolved, but I honestly haven't had time to search all of the records properly. The clerk and her assistant (and I cannot recall their names right now, even though I know them better than not) let me come and go as I please, and even let me make free copies. Even Marylee Lemon and I have done lunch a few times. She is a hoot, but she knows her history. I'll be down for a few days on May 11-13, but gone again until November. I won't get any Ralls CO cemetery work done this spring.

I enjoy hearing from you. Please stay in contact.

Added by Lynne Tutor on Apr 24, 2016 1:47 PM

Lynne Tutor
Lear Family Members
Hi, Gary. I read Mary Lou's article on the Turner Cemetery tonight. Intriguing. There are Lear burials at the Flowerree Cemetery in Ralls county as well, if Patty is interested. I have pictures of the stones. They were on a Lake stone, so I put the last name as Lake, but I could be mistaken. I put them on Find A Grave. Check out Frank Lear.

Oh, I drug Mary Lou to the Old New London Cemetery, too. It was an adventure!!

Lynne McGee Tutor

Added by Lynne Tutor on Apr 23, 2016 8:19 PM

Jodie Strack
RE: Smith's in Marion Co..
They are distant relatives of mine that I have never met before and would love to talk to them and piece together some of my family history. Would you be willing to give my information to Doris so that I may pick her brain to find out some missing pieces of my family history? It would mean so much to me.

Jodie Strack

Added by Jodie Strack on Apr 06, 2016 10:34 AM

Jodie Strack
RE: Smith's in Marion Co..
I show a Henry Leslie that was born Jan 25 1937 to Charles William Smith and Vadia Vivian Smith.

I am happy to hear that Doris Ilene Hathaway is still with us.

You know so much about them. Do you know of them personally?

Thanks so much for your help!!!

Jodie Strack

Added by Jodie Strack on Apr 05, 2016 4:28 PM

Jodie Strack
Billy Eagan
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Billy's headstone for me! Your time is truly appreciated!!

Jodie Strack

Added by Jodie Strack on Apr 04, 2016 6:00 PM

Pam Witherow
RE: Cissna Farm Cemetery
Cool!! When you can give me a location and I'll mark it on a map!!! Wonderful that I now know I am not crazy--at least about Cissna!!! LOL

Added by Pam Witherow on Mar 06, 2016 11:21 AM

Pam Witherow
RE: Cissna Farm Cemetery
PS--just clicked on the Cissna Cemetery place I found on that website I told you about--page no longer exists!! :( Now I have no proof that I am not crazy!!

Added by Pam Witherow on Mar 05, 2016 2:01 PM

Pam Witherow
RE: Cissna Farm Cemetery
Gary, been so sick that I have not been very wordy with my answers. So I'll start again :-)

No, I have not been to this cemetery. I found it listed in the Cemetary Database | Marion County Library Subdistrict # 1 website. I am trying to locate where it is via "cyber space" so I can mark the map. Already received an email that one of the women that I have buried there never lived in Missouri--go figure!!! Anyway, hope your have managed to stay away from all the "bad bugs" out there!! No fun--went from one kine right into another--bummer!!!!

Take care,

Added by Pam Witherow on Mar 05, 2016 1:57 PM

Pam Witherow
RE: Cissna Farm Cemetery
No, I haven't.

Added by Pam Witherow on Mar 02, 2016 7:40 AM

No, not kin. If you are, I am happy to transfer!

Added by Deb on Feb 28, 2016 7:27 PM


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