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Sharon Versluis-Butcher (#47039776)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 9 days
Request for photo of Nathaniel Wise Stone
In 2011, my wife with me tagging along, photographed all the markers in the Americus Cemetery for the Flint Hills Genealogical Society. No photograph for Nathaniel Wise not his wife appeared in the photographs we took. Their names did not appear among the list of names we had for interments in the Americus Cemetery.

Think we could have well overlooked the marker of one or both, I checked the Emporia today to see if there was any record of Nathaniel Wise and his wife.

First, checked the Tombstone Inscriptions for Lyon County, Volume 9 (Americus Cemetery) done by the D.A.R. in or about 1950 (Volume was published February 1951). Nathaniel Wise and his wife names do not appear in the records.

Next checked the index of obituaries for the Emporia Gazette (the local paper). I found the obits for Nathaniel Wise and Kerrenhappuch McDill Wise, his wife.

I got the microfiche film and read the obits. Nathaniel's information appears in the 13 Oct 1913 and 14 Oct 1913 edition of the Gazette. Kerrenhappuch Mc Dill Wise obit is in the 28 Sept. 1915 and 30 Sept 1915 of the Gazette. Both obits state they are interred in the Americus Cemetery.

From the obits on both, I'm surprise there is no memorial stone for either since the D.A.R. did not document the inscription and I could find no other record of their burial including my wife's photographs.

There is a link to the Americus Cemetery from the Flint Hills Genealogical Society website if you wish to look:

If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.


Added by Anonymous on Jan 04, 2015 5:02 PM

This means a lot . Thank you.

Added by M on Oct 28, 2014 2:39 PM

Ralph wiles was married at least once.

Added by M on Oct 28, 2014 1:41 AM

RE: Nick
I would! Thank you. I would like to see what is there. The place he was from changed its name in early in the last century.

Added by M on Oct 27, 2014 6:20 PM

Thanks for correction! Nick was born in Greece but not in Piraeus

Added by M on Oct 27, 2014 3:41 PM

Ralph n wiles
Where was he born and where did he die? He had at least one child.

Added by M on Oct 27, 2014 3:04 PM

Kira McFadden
RE: Edmond's Son
Hi, Sharon,

Yes, I am directly related to Earl Leroy (his great-grand daughter through Clarence DJ McFadden).

Here is the URL to Edward:

And Edmond, Earl's father:

I have no information other than that; we've lost a lot of records, and are looking into a claim that an Angus McFadden/McFaddin from Scotland is the patriarch of our line, but I've yet to discover any relation.

It's nice to meet you--thank you for putting this page together!

Kira McFadden

Added by Kira McFadden on Oct 21, 2014 9:21 AM

Kira McFadden
Edmond's Son
Hi, Sharon,

One of Edmond's sons was Earl Leroy McFadden, who in turn was Clarence DJ McFadden's son. Both of these men, and their spouses and children, are on this Website.



Added by Kira McFadden on Oct 21, 2014 8:13 AM

Athanasios stefopoulos
Hi Sharon. Could you please photograph the headstone of Athanasios Stefopoulos at Rose City Cemetery at Portland, Oregon? Thank you .

Added by M on Oct 19, 2014 12:48 AM

Orville Pershins
Hi Sharon, I found a marker for Orville Pershins within the cemetery. I've unfortunately lost the grave marker photos a took when my computer crashed a while back, but I know there are findagravers actively reading the cemetery and adding photos daily. Perhaps you could place a photo request, if you have not already done so. Take care.

Added by Ann on Dec 11, 2013 12:41 PM

John I. Snouffer
Alexander Dobbs
Sharon, Please read the remarks I have posted for Alexander Dobbs's grave (2 pics) ..... and I have 2 more pics of Daisy and Bert.

Added by John I. Snouffer on Oct 14, 2013 7:37 AM

John Mairs
RE: Infant Gerkey baby
I am going to try to get a few rubbings from some of the stones that have a faint trace of script still left. If I find anything with the Gerkey Family name on it, I will let you know.
You wouldn't happen to know what part of the cemetery the child is buried in, would you?
Also, there is a Brethren Church just up the road from the cemetery. They might have good enough records to get us close to the right spot.
Overall, the cemetery is in remarkably good shape, at least compared to other cemeteries of that age that I have seen. Still, there are several family plots where all of the stones have been worn completely blank from time.
If you are able to get any more information about Infant Gerkey, I will be happy to continue the search.


Added by John Mairs on Oct 08, 2013 7:34 PM

Rachel Butcher
I tried to find Rachel Butcher today at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills but was not able to find a #3304. The lowest 3300 number I could find at 3352 then 3299 - could not find anything between those two numbers.

Added by TLS on Sep 06, 2013 3:47 PM

Donna Lea [Gear] Loper
Charles Bugiyne & Emma Viola Moore
Get in touch with me please. I am a descendent of Lela Ann Moore, Emma's sister. Thanks, Donna Lea Gear Loper dloper3 at

Added by Donna Lea [Gear] Loper on Aug 05, 2012 7:39 PM

Robert Aldrine
Ida Woodward
Apparently there is a miscommunication. According to the City Clerk of Delta, there is no headstone for Ida, and no record of a spouse or infant son buried next to her.
I apologize if I wasn't clear in my message to you.
Soli Deo Gloria

Added by Robert Aldrine on Aug 05, 2012 2:11 PM

RE: Charles Bugiyne
I must tell you. The records are mixed for South Pleasant View, Pleasant View, and Mount Olivet in Kewanee Illinois. I just went by what I could find in the records stating his burial location. All three cemeteries border each other. Someone with direct knowledge of the family that lives in the area maybe be able to help find other records. I suggest you call the Kewanee, Illinois library and ask if they can check the records again. Include South Pleasant View Cemetery in the search, both (SPV & PV) have a plot numbered 1671. My notes indicate I only checked Pleasant View and stopped when I found him recorded, but records are sometimes wrong. Good Luck.

Added by Har37x on Jul 02, 2012 9:22 AM

Barbara Wolf
RE: William Vanzile
No, it's Alverett (a or e) Born May 18, 1875, died Feb 8, 189__. I think. Barb

Added by Barbara Wolf on Apr 29, 2012 9:00 AM

Barbara Wolf
RE: William Vanzile
So glad you are happy with the photo. Just to the right of him is another Vanzile. The name looks like Alvetta. I wonder if that might be your other request but name is a little different. Do you want me to add to your request or make up a new memorial? Barb

Added by Barbara Wolf on Apr 28, 2012 6:56 PM

RE: McFadden
Mine too - Hamilton County. Check the Virtual for "All The Mac's". I'll delete the original request for John. I should be going over to Fairhaven tomorrow. Also, thanks for checking for his location - it is much appreciated!

Added by Margi on Apr 28, 2012 2:42 PM

Larry Huffman
RE: Rolla Huffman
Send to Thanks

Added by Larry Huffman on Apr 27, 2012 6:13 PM

Larry Huffman
RE: Rolla Huffman
Yes please I would appreciate it. My father is Calvin Huffman who was Bill's brother.

Added by Larry Huffman on Apr 23, 2012 3:14 PM

Larry Huffman
Rolla Huffman
Per memorial # 63023116 I was wondering where you received your bio information from for Rolla Huffman. He was my grandfather and I happened to stumble onto this site after spending time on as I was trying to gather info on his fathers father Daniel Huffman. Thanks for your efforts.

Added by Larry Huffman on Apr 19, 2012 1:43 PM

Ed Seela
John & Elizabeth Martin
You might be interested in the bio I just suggested for 76422086 John Martin. The daughter linked was my g grandmother. If you need additional Martin information, please email me. Thanks, Ed

Added by Ed Seela on Apr 15, 2012 4:00 PM

RE: Elizabeth Vanzile
This is the only Elizabeth Vanzile in the Robinson Chapel Cemetery according to the D.A.R. Records for Allen County, IN. The other picture as included as the original headstone contained the inscription of all three names as I indicated on the caption for Elizabeth's photo.

I do not maintain this memorial but will request the manager to remove the second photo and to inform her of the discrepancy with regards to the birth and death dates.

Added by David on Mar 27, 2012 11:55 AM

Chuck Johnson
Sarah Vanzill
Please contact me at my e-mail address, I have a few questions about this request ... Thank you, Chuck Johnson

Added by Chuck Johnson on Mar 18, 2012 2:02 PM


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