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Harv (#47030477)
 member for 6 years, 3 days
Kris Jones
RE: Joe Slater Memorial Cemetery Wright City
No problem. We enjoy doing it.

Added by Kris Jones on Jul 24, 2014 11:12 AM

RE: Goins
Rance Goins

Added by Twila on Jul 01, 2014 10:33 AM

RE: Goins
I am the gr gr grandson of Rance Goins. My family has always known where he is buried. I have been researching my family for more than 30 years so I too have spent much time on the Goins family history.


Added by Twila on Jul 01, 2014 9:53 AM

You are very welcome Harv. I added a couple of others to the cemetery. Everyone was buried together. I noticed their names changed to Ruffatt. Mary Ruffatto is buried next to Andra, however, Find A Grave has her listed as Raffatt, I have submitted a correction based on her headstone. I added her picture also. Also, near them are Sylvia and Lucille Ruffatt. I added their pictures also.

I saw several Morris' in Paris. I noticed you said you were hunting for Morris'. The cemetery is missing a lot of profiles. If there is anyone you suspect might be buried there, let me know and I can check it out for you.

Happy hunting and thanks for you commitment to Find A Grave.


Added by Jennifer on May 25, 2014 7:50 PM

Scholastiga Gansz

Hi! Reference your photo request(s) at Elmwood Cemetery in River Forest, Illinois.

I am one of the few people who actually photographs at this cemetery. There are over 70,000 burials in the cemetery, so there is no way that any photo volunteer is going to be able to find the graves unless you provide the plot location. The cemetery lots are also mostly unmarked which makes finding graves here very challenging.

If you call the cemetery they should provide you the grave plot.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

The cemetery will not provide the grave plot to photo volunteers.

If you then send me the names and burial plots I should be able to provide you photos within a week or two afterwards (depending upon my schedule and Chicago weather).

Just so you know, the Find A Grave Help files also state that it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the burial plot location.

If you have any questions in regards to this information, please let me know.


Added by Ace on May 09, 2014 2:08 AM

RE: Joseph Ferris.
Not related either. :-) Just paying it backward and forward for the help others have given. I keep wanting to say I almost have this cemetery complete... but LOL.... that's not possible as it's still active. I have 95% of the pictures posted... I'm sure I won't get to 100%... but I'm about as done as I will be soon. :-) Thanks for all the work you've done!!!

Added by Lois on May 01, 2014 9:13 AM

RE: Combs family
Glad to help. I am not related to this family but do newspaper research and follow up with public family trees on It helps fill a lot of holes.

Thanks for all you do to promote family genealogies.

Added by Elkco on Apr 05, 2014 5:03 PM

Mike Crowder
Darrel Preston Dunkin
Thank you so much for transferring Darrel's memorial to me.

Added by Mike Crowder on Apr 03, 2014 1:07 PM

Ardis, Pvt Major Jefferson
Descendant of Ardis. Are you willing to transfer memorial. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into Find A Grave. Truly a blessing.

Added by Vic on Mar 25, 2014 2:27 AM

Thanks for the two transfers, I will take care of them proudly.

Added by Nay on Mar 21, 2014 7:41 PM

Scholastiga Gansz
Hi! Regarding your photo request, can you please contact the cemetery and obtain the Section, Lot, and Grave Number information, and then post it to your request? Please also ask if there is a grave marker and add that information to your photo request and/or memorial. The Find A Grave FAQs state the photo requestor is responsible to provide this information.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

This cemetery provides extremely limited assistance to photo volunteers with finding a grave's location. Last year I was able to fulfill almost 200 photo requests at Elmwood through this process. Because the lots in this cemetery are poorly marked, almost no one else ever photographs here. I have only had success here because I have spent literally weeks at a time to learn the intricacies of the layout of this cemetery.

Thank you for helping me to help you.


Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2014 4:01 PM

Alice Fischer Magyar
RE: John Palmer
You are most welcome.

Added by Alice Fischer Magyar on Mar 03, 2014 9:43 AM

Linda Lambert
Arlin Louis Lambert Sr.84626132

I was deeply touched that you transferred this memorial to me! I never ask that memorials be transferred-it's more than gift enough that someone should care to give the time and effort to create one! Do you have a connection with Arlin Sr? Mine is not really "legal". (He is my husband's father)
Arlin Sr. died before I met "my" Arlin, but he is remembered and loved!

Added by Linda Lambert on Feb 20, 2014 8:46 AM

Patty Taylor
John M. Gill
Sir, I have to apologize. I gave you the location of John M. Gill and Celia Gill's graves incorrectly. I looked at the information I had for someone else. I am truly sorry for getting your hopes up. Please forgive me.
patty Taylor

Added by Patty Taylor on Feb 16, 2014 9:44 AM

Patty Taylor
John & Celia Gill
While researching Jerry Boyd & Lucy V. Gill, I found John McClish Gill & Celia Anna Kirby-Gill, my husband's great-great grandparents, who are buried in Lamar, Pontotoc Co, Oklahoma. Their graves are on this website. My husband's gr grandmother was Lucy Viola Gill-Boyd, married to Jerry Mire Boyd. Barney C.Boyd was his maternal grandfather, and he is buried in Duncan,Ok.

Added by Patty Taylor on Feb 09, 2014 5:02 PM

Nikki Ryherd
RE: Leonard T. Reeves - Hominy, OK.
I'm sorry- at this time all I know is that Jessie died in 1979. I only know they lived in Nowata at the time that this happened. As soon as I can find out more, I will certainly share it w/ you!! Thanks so much for your time, & your patience w/ me! & Thank You for transferring (??) management of my grandfather's memorial to me!!

Added by Nikki Ryherd on Feb 03, 2014 9:15 AM

Nikki Ryherd
RE: Leonard T. Reeves - Hominy, OK.
I also have a question for you: I see that you have the Goins Family on your page. My husband's grandmother was supposedly a Goins, living in Nowata. The story has been told that her (my husband's grandmother- Jessie Mae) mother told her to go "look in" on her "sleeping" father, & when she did, he was dead. The mother then (again, supposedly) went "crazy", & took her 4 or 5 kids & just started "walking down the highway..." -Now I have no idea about the validity of this story. The outcome was that the children were put in an orphanage (I believe, it was Pawhuska, OK), & then adopted out. Jessie Mae (Goins?) was 4 or 5 when she was adopted. She then became Jessie Mae Hudiburg. Do you know about any of this????

Added by Nikki Ryherd on Feb 03, 2014 7:48 AM

Nikki Ryherd
RE: Leonard T. Reeves - Hominy, OK.
Thank You!! Yes, he was & he lost 1/2 a leg from it. I don't really know how to operate this site -at all!- but again, Thank You!!

Added by Nikki Ryherd on Feb 03, 2014 7:17 AM

Nikki Ryherd
Leonard T. Reeves - Hominy, OK.
Leonard was, in fact, married to Anna. I am new to this, but am instantly curious as to why you have their gravestone on your site?? I am their granddaughter. I can probably answer most questions about them.

Added by Nikki Ryherd on Feb 03, 2014 6:48 AM

Bob DeLozier
Willis L Roll
Willis' mother was my Dad's mother, she outlived 3 husbands, William Apperson, Elmer DeLozier and William Roll (Willis' Dad).

Added by Bob DeLozier on Jan 31, 2014 3:37 PM

Lori Blassingame
RE: Spencer Morris
Carrie D. Morris
You can create the memorial page and I'll fulfill your photo request for it, if you'd like. I'll keep an eye out for other Morris' around here.

Added by Lori Blassingame on Jan 28, 2014 5:52 PM

Lori Blassingame
RE: Spencer Morris
I almost forgot. There was one person with the last name of Morris at New Zion. Let me know if that interest you.

Added by Lori Blassingame on Jan 28, 2014 3:51 PM

Lori Blassingame
RE: Spencer Morris
I will check as soon as I get a chance.

Added by Lori Blassingame on Jan 28, 2014 3:38 PM

Lori Blassingame
RE: Spencer Morris
You're welcome. I'm sorry I could not get the picture you wanted. Are you sure of the location? There is also a Mt. Zion church and cemetery close to this same location.

Added by Lori Blassingame on Jan 28, 2014 2:51 PM

RE: Julie Goodall Crum
Mrs. Crum in not a relation of mine, I ran across this, while researching some one else. Thanks.

Added by JoyB on Jan 20, 2014 7:02 PM


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