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Larry Wantland (#47271546)
 member for 4 years, 8 days
Janie Luster
Edna Davis
Larry, Thank You for the transfer, I have been wanting to connect Aunt Edna to her parents for a long time now. I also appreciate your offer to transfer others I may want. I will let you know. Thank You again.

Added by Janie Luster on Jan 11, 2014 1:07 AM

Janie Luster
Edna Davis
Hi Larry,
You created a memorial for my aunt Edna Davis in Goodhope cemetery in Goodhope Missouri back in 2010. I have tried several times to reach you through the edit button with no luck. I will try and leave a public message now. Could you please connect Edna Davis to her parents,

Father Jesse Richard Davis 61381830
Mother: Mary (McClain) Davis 61381951

This would be much appreciated. If you would like to tranfer Edna's memorial over to me, this would be appreciated also.
Thank You,

Added by Janie Luster on Jan 08, 2014 8:40 PM

Donna Abney
I went to Sulphur Spring Cemetery and took all the Wantland pictures I will see if they are in the cemetery book for Simpson County. If they are listed then on line if not I will add them to the cemetery. Donna

Added by Donna Abney on Sep 19, 2013 3:29 PM

Susan Wantland
RE: John B Wantland
Hi Larry,
I have John B (Booker) Wantland as the son of Thomas Wantland and Elizabeth Dishman.
John is buried between his two wives: Sally Scott and Mary Brown in the Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.
Hope this helps.

Just as a note of information: my husband, Gilbert Delmar Wantland passed away last year, 29 June 2012 at Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. He is buried in the Evergreen Township Cemetery in Sheridan, Montcalm Co., MI.

Sue Wantland

Added by Susan Wantland on Sep 12, 2013 2:25 PM

ALAN HALE #28416715
Grave photo is incorrect. You have the son's gravestone photo on his father's memorial.

Added by mokennehan on May 28, 2011 8:16 PM

Barb J "John 3:16"
Thank You
Thank you Larry for the Headstone photos that you added to my Haynes entries in Goodhope cemetery. I appreciate it very much. Barb J.

Added by Barb J "John 3:16" on Aug 17, 2010 8:57 AM

Connie Sanders Beebe
Isaac Richard Johns Tombstone
Thanks for the photo. Appreciate your help.

Added by Connie Sanders Beebe on Aug 03, 2010 8:52 PM

Mark and Kay
photo request
another volunteer had already taken the photos for me.

Added by Mark and Kay on Aug 02, 2010 7:21 AM

Connie Stith
Osborn Herrell
Thanks for taking the photo for me. All the volunteers are angels. Thanks so much for your help.


Added by Connie Stith on Jul 06, 2010 5:07 PM

Evelyn Howard
RE: Howards in Goodhope
Thank you for your reply. I have a copy of Andrew John Howard and Louisa Sisney McClain Howard's headstones on Polyrid that someone sent me before the Andrew's stone was broken by a tree falling. I don't know how to scan them and put them in "Findagrave" or I would. I have had a few others sent to me over the years, as well, but don't know how to contribute them. But I know that the story that I was told was that Thomas and Matilda Howard were the ones who started the Goodhope cemetery, so it's nice that they were able to be put on there. Thanks again.

Archie James Howard b 4 Sep 1904 and died 2 Oct 1904 and Albert Howard b. 11 Jun 1906 and died 2 Sep 1906 both in Ava, Douglas, Missouri children of John Thomas and Margaret Garrison Howard. And one other baby boy that I don't have a name for. I just don't know where they are buried-and there may be no grave markers as the parents moved away from there and went to Payne Co., Oklahoma after that-having a son born in Stillwater OK on 28 Feb 1916 and having one die in another city is buried in Bethel Cem, Payne Co., OK- I just can't seem to locate the Graves of those older boys who died so young in Ava, MO. Thank you for your help-

It would be fun to learn more about your wife's Howards, since many of the Howards went to OK-Philip James Howard and Nancy Brown Howard had a large family of sons and daughters several of them went to Oklahoma and raised their families. Thanks you.

Added by Evelyn Howard on Jun 01, 2010 4:34 PM

Evelyn Howard
Howards in Goodhope
Thank you for recently adding some Howards out of the Goodhope Cemetery. There are many more there. I hope you are in a place that you can keep adding them. These are my husband's ancesters. Of course, there are still some we are searching for in Douglas Co. I appreciates having them here.
Evelyn Howard

Added by Evelyn Howard on Jun 01, 2010 2:41 PM

David Lander
Martin Cemetery

Re photos. I would be more than happy to add to memorials or build memroials that aren't built.

Please do me a favor and pull up on Find A Grave Martin Cemetery, Christian MO. There are approx 4 Martin cemeteries. Are they all one in the same?

Added by David Lander on May 28, 2010 8:25 PM

Thank You!
Thank you, Larry, for going out to the Good Hope Cemetery and taking pictures of my family's grave markers. I have met an entire network of distant cousins and relatives through Ancestry and they will all be happy to get these pictures.

I hope that I can one day return the favor to someone else in my own area. I plan to sign up to be a volunteer.

Thank you once again and have a great weekend.

Added by Dove on May 20, 2010 10:56 AM

David Lander
RE: Robert Layton
Thanks Larry,

I have run into that type of situation. My great great grandparents and great great great grandparents, with their children, are buried in the Robnett family cemetery in Bourbon co KY. Unfortunately an old farmer owns the property, remembers vaguely seeing the cemetery at one time, can't remember where it is, no doubt plowed under since he is less than cooperative. I estimate at least 12 people buried there. Hopefully a future generation will come across the cemetery, or at least what remains of the headstones.

Talked to another distant cousin researching her kin finding the cemetery where all the headstones were removed and used for foundations of out buildings in the neighborhood, again Kentucky.

Added by David Lander on May 12, 2010 11:22 AM

Barbara E. Layton Scheibel
Robert Dudley Layton
Hi Larry,
I am Robert's great-grandaughter, and am also interested in visiting his grave and will be in that area this summer. I understand you had a problem gaining access to Martin Cemetery. Please email me the property owner's contact information so I can get in touch with them before making the trip from the East Coast to Missouri. I don't want my trip to be partially in vain! You can email me at
Thanks so much,
Barbara Layton Scheibel

Added by Barbara E. Layton Scheibe... on May 12, 2010 11:13 AM

David Lander
Robert Layton
Thank you for trying. I left the following message with Barbara as Robert is her great grandfather. Hopefully you might have an address for the owner and Barbara can write him with a request. We must respect the owner's privacy but it certainly would be nice if he would permit a Find A Grave contributor to electrocially record everyone buried in the Martin cemetery.

Again, thank you for your efforts. This just illustrates the importance of the work you are doing so those that have come before us are not forgotten.

Another idea would be working through the local Historical Society. Possibly they would be of help to encourage the owner to have the cemetery electronically documented.

Larry Wantland tried to get a photo of the headstone for Robert Layton but was unsuccessful, for the following reason(s):

The general problem they reported is:
This burial is on private property or is otherwise inaccessible

They also reported, specifically:
owners are uncooperative

Would it be possible to place something in the memorial under bio so the owner isn't distrubed in the future. Hopefully the owner will have a change of heart and permit a Find A Grave contributor to electronically document headstones in the Martin family cemetery.

For that matter, hopefully you might communicate with the owner, even if indirectly through Larry since Robert is your direct line grandparent. Maybe under those circumstnaces owner might reconsider.

Larry Wantland's profile is at:

Otherwise, we have to respect the owner's wishes.

David Lander

Added by David Lander on May 12, 2010 10:25 AM

David Lander
Find A Grave Memorial# 50233554
Larry, thank you for the Hall headstone images.

I would also like to thank you for becoming a Find A Grave contributor. Larry, your contributions will be appreciated by families today (many you may never hear from) and will be appreciated by future generations.

Kindest Regards,

David Lander
PO Box 629
Cripple Creek CO 80813

"He alone deserves to be remembered by his children who treasures up and preserves the memory of his fathers."
Edmund Burke 1729-1797

Added by David Lander on May 07, 2010 11:38 AM

Pat Thomas
Amanda (Sanders) Hartley
Thank you for taking my great-grandaunt's tombstone.

Added by Pat Thomas on May 06, 2010 8:19 PM

Eva Hartley - Mount Tabor
thank you so much for your search for Eva's resting place. we would not be surprised if it was one that was unreadable. we will check a few places, and if no progress, we will remove the photo request.
thank you again ... and ... Welcome to Find A Grave.

Added by patchy on May 06, 2010 5:54 PM

Hartley, Clifford
Welcome to Volunteers like you make this a wonderful site.
Thanks so much for taking and posting the picture on Clifford's memorial. I appreciate your work.

Added by Twila on May 06, 2010 9:51 AM


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