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Cal_Jen (#47176245)
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Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: James Parks
I've sent for a correction for the dates of birth and death. Nov. 15, 1882- Age 6 Mo/11 days; S/O J.P and M.E. Parks. That would make his death May 26, 1883, I think.

Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 10, 2014 5:36 PM

Jerry W. Ferguson
RE: James Parks
I have a few Park Family monument photos to take the next time I'm at Nola. Have you looked at the list at Parks Cemetery at Not sure that all listed can be found but will try.

Added by Jerry W. Ferguson on Aug 10, 2014 11:43 AM

april worster
RE: Clarissa, Henry Gay : Headstone photo
I added a close up picture. Not the best but being so large it was difficult to see the etching.

Added by april worster on Jul 13, 2014 9:42 AM

Didn't realize I already responded to this last month..... scatterbrained. Forget last message.

Added by AJ on Jul 02, 2014 3:23 PM

Capt William Abner Wilson
Hey sorry took a while to respond, just saw your messages today. Will check into my relation to him, I tend to work on both me and my husband's so could be either and hard for me to remember. I will get back to you later today (and probably will transfer it to you as well).

Added by AJ on Jul 02, 2014 12:25 PM

Janice Johnson
RE: Alice Cox, photo
You are so very welcome. We do have access to the Perkins Cemetery records and will help you anytime.

Added by Janice Johnson on Jun 28, 2014 3:24 PM

Kevin Finch
RE: Albert Marshall, thank you for the rose
You're very welcome Jen. I usually only put the flowers on unmarked graves, as I feel it makes it look more respectable and honored than just a plot of grass.


Added by Kevin Finch on Jun 13, 2014 7:09 PM

Kevin Finch
RE: Albert Marshall (1916-1977)
My pleasure Jen.

Added by Kevin Finch on Jun 10, 2014 9:33 AM

Kevin Finch
Hey Jen, did you get my message re: Albert? Did you want the other photo?


Added by Kevin Finch on Jun 06, 2014 12:04 PM

Janie Healer Davis
RE: W.J. Patton - photo - thank you!!
Glad I could help! If you find others in the area, let me know! We're working very hard to make sure Nolan County Cemeteries are taken care of.


Added by Janie Healer Davis on Jun 06, 2014 8:24 AM

Kevin Finch
RE: Albert Marshall
Hello Jen

I went back to Ivy Lawn today for Albert. I'm Glad I did, because I would have been wrong on his grave location. I had "Kathy" from Ivy Lawn look up the marked graves that would be next to his (Grave #6 & #8. She then drove me to the exact spot. He is Located between William Levi Parker and Ralph Gifford. I added the photo to his memorial. I also took a photo from a different angle, showing the Ralph Gifford marker in relation to Albert's unmarked grave. I did not post that picture, as I was not sure if you wanted me to take up space on his memorial site. Let me know if you want me to add it, or just send it to your email address.


Added by Kevin Finch on Jun 04, 2014 11:15 AM

RE: 23365589 Ed Cox' long lost unmarked grave -- thank you!!!!
This is the nicest message - thank you! This is exactly why I do what I do, for people like you who are searching. I've always thought of it as a "pay it forward" and a thank you to everyone who helps me find my family.

I will transfer the memorial to you today and please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with! I will also see what I can find for an obituary...maybe you're new Oklahoma friend can further surprise you! :)

Added by Okiesoap on Jun 02, 2014 9:17 AM

Kevin Finch
Albert Marshall
Hello Jen

I want to be 100% sure I get the right plot for your Uncle Albert. There are a couple of unmarked plots near there. I just counted grave markers in lot 551 to get my best guess on his spot. I am returning to Ivy Lawn sometime next week to do more photo requests, and I will get the names on the markers in the vicinity and run them thru Ivy Lawns data base in order to accuratly come up with his spot.


Added by Kevin Finch on May 31, 2014 9:28 AM

Kevin Finch
Albert Marshall
Wow! Just read his memorial. So touching i felt chilled. Wish I could do something for you.


Added by Kevin Finch on May 30, 2014 11:15 AM

Kevin Finch
Albert Marshall

My name is Kevin Finch. I claimed your photo request for Albert Marshall. I drove to Ivy Lawn Cemetery today, and visited the site for him. From what I can tell, there is no headstone for him. There is a blank plot between two other headstones, where his should be. I took a photo of that plot of grass, showing just a corner of the headstone next to it. Do you want me to post that, or just report it as a problem? If you have additional info. I would be happy to try again.


Added by Kevin Finch on May 30, 2014 10:54 AM

Capt William Abner Wilson
Hello! No problem, I have transferred the memorial to you. I am related to him also, but through his wife and she is a gr-gr aunt, so nothing that I need to keep in my management. :-)

Added by AJ on May 14, 2014 1:50 PM

Carl H
RE: Allen & Henrietta Wilson & Keziah 'Kate' Woodward Wilson

I transferred all the Wilsons I'd put in, also, I had Kate's headstone already, so I added it as well.

I added a second photo to hers, Kezia can be made out on the stone, the one on the left, perhaps it was an original, and the other was added later.

Could be someone completely different, too!

It is leaning against Allen and Henrietta's stone.

I also added C. Wilson, couldn't make out everything on it, but likely fits in there somewhere!


Added by Carl H on May 11, 2014 10:28 PM

Carl H
RE: Allen & Henrietta Wilson - Thank you!
You're very welcome, I'm glad my random addition was helpful!

It's pretty rare to find that old a headstone, in that good of shape, if you browsed the rest of the cemetery pictures, you can see it fared better than most.

The cemetery is literally in the middle of a corn field, or soybean, I imagine in some years.

A lot of these small rural cemeteries were plowed under, or just forgotten and returned to nature.

I'm more comfortable with forgotten, I suppose, though that makes me sad as well, but at least it wasn't a conscious effort to forget them.

An Example can be found at, I found it very interesting, sad, and inspiring, all at the same time!

But, back to Shields, There were few enough stones there that I took a picture of each, and uploaded them.

If you'd like to take over management of their pages, let me know, since I have no family link to them, as far as I know! :)

Added by Carl H on May 10, 2014 10:51 PM

Kathy Stroope Veasey
Star Burke Simmons - transfer
Glad you happened by… wish more of these folks could be with family… Kathy

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on May 05, 2014 7:26 PM

Tony Bell
RE: Ada Gould, thank you!
Glad to do it!


Added by Tony Bell on Mar 26, 2014 3:45 AM

Victoria Roberts Smiley
Thomas Brew
It would be really awesome if you could call Mound Cemetery to get the location for your request. I would love to do it myself but they charge $3 per person after 3 requests, and I met that limit a long time ago, lol! If you were to add the location, I could get the picture pretty quickly for you! 262-636-9188 if you're interested.

Thank you!

Added by Victoria Roberts Smiley on Mar 22, 2014 6:15 PM

Eli Chandler
RE: Jane Givens Morin Harvey, gravestone photo
Hi Jen, glad you got to see your ancestors gravestone. She is one of mine as well. A fourth great grandmother I believe. Its a shame the cemetery is in such bad shape. I spent the good part of three days trying to get the markers out of the frozen and muddy ground and finding the cemetery in the first place. Not to bad for a Florida boy. If the top of the marker is still present I will find it this spring. The livestock have had their way with this cemetery for decades. No fence or anybody who cared. Most all the stones are broken and out of their bases.
It will be a big job to restore but I am going to attempt it.
Would you be interested in being on the restoration committee? You don`t have to be present or do any physical work. I just need a few more people who care to put their 2 cents in and spread the word.
I am going to create a small committee of mostly ancestors to help oversee fixing everything. It is going to cost several thousands of dollars to do right and I am going to ask for donations. Nobody has to donate and just having truly interested people involved in this project will be enough.
If the people who are related won`t help who will?
This is not planned to be a big deal just a labor of love.
Want to pick your brain sometime about our family tree. Would you mind giving me your phone number so I can call you to discuss things. To much to type here.
If you are concerned about putting it on this post please email to me directly through my email address on my bio.. I do not share email addresses with anyone without their permission first.
It is good to meet another cousin on Find A Grave. I hope to hear back from you soon. Sincerely, Eli Chandler

Added by Eli Chandler on Jan 03, 2014 11:13 AM

Bonnie's Daughter
John Wesley Dungey
Got your message about John and wife Hannah. Yes, the 1870 Census record I have matches your info:
1870 Census-Harp Twp, DeWitt Co IL, 16th Jun, Pg 55B:
"Dwelling 92, Family 92, Lines 33 thru 38-
Dungy, John, 35, M, W, Farmer, 500, TN.
Dungy, Hannah A, 32, F, W, Keeping House, OH.
Dungy, Harriet Jane, 9, F, W, School, IL.
Dungy, Margaret P, 7, F, W, School, IL. [Permlia]
Dungy, Walter, 5, M, W, School, IL.
Dungy, Alice, 2, F, W, School, IL."


Added by Bonnie's Daughter on Dec 02, 2013 3:33 PM

John Henry Loomis
RE: Thank You from another direct descendant
Dear Stoik Family,

Thank you so much for your kind Thanksgiving message! One of the nice things about Find-a Grave is hearing from cousins both near and far. I will keep your offer in mind and please let me know if I may return the offer. May your Thanksgiving holiday be filled with warm family memories!

Best wishes,

John Henry Loomis

Added by John Henry Loomis on Nov 24, 2013 8:12 PM

Tips finding a USAF grave?
Begin your search at:

US Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration
National Gravesite Locator

Internet link is:

This resource should reveal gravesite information if the veteran survivors applied for burial benefits.

Be advised, all cemeteries on Find A Grave are a work in progress. To wit, the majority have been only partially recorded.

Feel free to ask for further assistance.


JB Berry

Added by JB BERRY on Oct 14, 2013 12:22 PM


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