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Elizabeth Blake Straughn (#47308667)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 11 days
jane austin
RE: Armanda Charles Carpenter
I'm so happy I found them. I'm walkin', I'm walkin', I'm walkin', I'm getting tired, I begin to doubt if they're there and BAM. There they were. All together. It was a great feeling. :) Glad you enjoyed as well. :)

Added by jane austin on Oct 12, 2015 6:51 PM

Rick Daily
RE: Mary Evaline Blake Rector
Hi Elizabeth, Sorry I am just getting around to answering your message. I am related to Mary Blake Rector but distantly, and you are much closer related to her than I am, so I went ahead and transferred the memorial to you.
I have visited Haven Cemetery many times and am related to most everyone buried there either by blood or by marriage through my great, great, great grandfather Obadiah Smith.
After taking many gravestone photo's there, and adding memorials to findagrave, I took on the project to see that all memorials were listed and photos taken of all the graves in Haven Cemetery and added, if not on already, to the findagrave website. It was quite a project, but I enjoyed doing it, and am thrilled when people find a long lost relative.

Rick Daily
Ankeny, Iowa

Added by Rick Daily on Sep 22, 2014 7:35 PM

Dave & Joyce Humphrey
RE: Mary Eveline Blake Rector
Hi. My Mom was a cousin to Gerald Rector Gray and Warren Edward Gray, who were the children of James Edward Gray (Mom's uncle} and Maude (Rector) Gray, so Maude would be my Great Grand Aunt. We visited Iowa almost every summer from our home in Ohio when I was growing up to visit our Iowa cousins, so I am very familiar with the Grinnell - Tama - Nevada area (and cemeteries like Haven and Hazelwood). Actually, I am in the area tonight as I write this because I work the IndyCar race circuit and we are here for this weekend's race in Newton. Thanks for the additional Rector information. We have a large family tree on

Added by Dave & Joyce Humphrey on Jul 09, 2014 9:33 PM

Dawn Albrecht
RE: Blake Cemetery
my pleasure ; )

Added by Dawn Albrecht on Jul 04, 2014 12:05 PM

Charlene Dodenhoff Patterson
Florence Coogle Hoult
I linked Florence to her father John and then transferred her memorial over to you ~ her daughter Mary Ida "Mollie" was married to my 2nd cousin so that's my only connection to her. Charlene

Added by Charlene Dodenhoff Patte... on Apr 03, 2014 11:47 PM

Charlene Dodenhoff Patterson
RE: Coogle Transfers
I've transferred the memorials for John, Arah, Isaac & Benjamin Coogle to your care as requested ~ I'm not related so am happy to see family members be in charge of their own relatives. Charlene

Added by Charlene Dodenhoff Patte... on Apr 03, 2014 9:54 PM

David Straughn
RE: Fernando Straughn
My father was Dale C. Straughn, first cousin of Lowell. Dad was the oldest son of Hugh. I grew up in Chattanooga, TN. I now live in Murfreesboro, near Nashville, TN. I received much of my initial information from great Uncle Howard. I know Keith, Harold and Janet and keep in touch with them on Facebook. I would be pleased to share any information with you that I have. I'm afraid it may be a duplicate of what you already have.

Added by David Straughn on Feb 15, 2014 10:31 PM

David Straughn
Fernando Straughn
I am a great grandson of Fernando "Doley" Straughn and my grandfather was Hugh D. Wondering how we are related. It has been some time since I have dabbled in the Straughn line. I was quite surprised to see the photos of my ancesters.

Added by David Straughn on Feb 15, 2014 7:38 PM


Added by FRANCES LUNYOU on Jan 20, 2014 11:47 AM

Sandy Chandonia
I transferred George Carpenter 57990740 and his wife 47308667 to you.

Added by Sandy Chandonia on Jan 16, 2014 8:11 AM

Pammy In Oklahoma
RE: Cimmaron Family Legends book
The Cimarron Family Legends consists of two volumes. These were put together by Payne County people who had families that lived near or around the Cimarron River. This river travels through several counties.

These books contain recollections and facts and photographs that people have shared about their families. Most of the people who contributed to the book are now deceased themselves, so they are a great set of books to collect.

I believe that the first volume was put together in 1978/79. The second volume in 1980. It was published by Evans Publishing in Perkins, Oklahoma. I believe that the pair can be purchased at or other places online.

The books are really great, but, because there are many "memories" that are shared, not all the facts are accurate and not complete. There is also no table of contents or alphabetical "sorting" of names, so a person has to literally go through page by page to see if their family(s) contributed anything to the book.

Have a great day,
Stillwater, OK

Added by Pammy In Oklahoma on Oct 28, 2013 6:54 PM

Pammy In Oklahoma
RE: Cimmaron Family Legends book
The book was compiled and published back in the late 70's and early 1980. It has stories and photos that many local families have put together about their heritage and family. I think you can order both books online for something like $60. Perhaps on

Added by Pammy In Oklahoma on Sep 15, 2013 12:41 PM

Janet LaMotte
Hugh Straughn
Links done. Thank you.
Info added.

Added by Janet LaMotte on Sep 14, 2013 7:55 AM

Gaye Hill
Straughn #15308560
Stan Weir (inactive) (#46852757)

Bio and Links
NOTE: This contributor does not seem to be active. Please contact Find A Grave for updates to memorials he added.

Go to to ask for memorial transfers from an inactive member.

Posting to the profile page won't work - no one from Find A Grave looks at individual contributor's pages.

Good Luck.

Added by Gaye Hill on May 08, 2013 9:30 PM

John Cummings
Adding parents
Elizabeth, Thanks for adding family links to Mary Davidson......Your friend John Cummings

Added by John Cummings on May 15, 2012 11:42 PM

RE: Addition to a grave
Linked to second husband-(Emma Louise Lane Matthews Thomas)-Done!

Added by Marla on Feb 27, 2012 8:14 AM

Kim Slayton
RE: Mary Rush
I just got the information from the Kirk Cemetery listing. I can delete it if you think it is the same one.

Added by Kim Slayton on Oct 03, 2010 2:54 PM

Geraldine "Gerry" Humes
Hazel Matthews
So glad you found her. Transfer is complete. Gerry

Added by Geraldine "Gerry" Humes on Aug 16, 2010 3:54 AM

Kim Slayton
RE: Mary Rush
Do you have a photo or are you asking if I can get one and add it? I will try to get over there and get a photo but can't promise you how soon. If you have one just e-mail it to me and I will be glad to add it.

Added by Kim Slayton on Jul 30, 2010 8:10 AM

Kim Slayton
RE: Mary Rush
Do you have any idea of the location of that grave at Kirk Cemetery?

Added by Kim Slayton on Jul 25, 2010 9:47 PM

Robert Mitchell
Re: Earl Straughn
Transfer made, not sure he has a headstone though Parrotte cemetery has many, many unmarked graves I believe this information on unmarked burials is from the LDS who complied the records back in the 1970's. I might have missed it the last time I was out that way I'll look again if I get back over towards Parrotte.


Added by Robert Mitchell on Jul 22, 2010 10:02 AM

Bev Vessa
RE: Jacob Working
I miss typed if I said he died in CO. He died in Oak Grove, MO. The story is he was killed on his own property there.


Added by Bev Vessa on Jul 19, 2010 8:59 AM

Bev Vessa
RE: Jacob Working
Hi Elizabeth,
I am from CA. Jacob's son, also Jacob, went to CA in 1850s.
I found the cemetery records for Oak Grove in a typed pamphlet at the Santa Cruz Genealogy Library. I have no idea how that pam ended up there! I knew Jacob had died in Jackson CO, but did not know where he was buried until I looked through the pamphlet.
Seeing his headstone is amazing. Maybe one day I will be able to prove that the James brothers really did kill him as his son (who was 12 at the time) reported years later.
Jacob's daughter married a Shrock & they are buried there also. I had not added their info the Find-aGrave or request a photo, though perhaps I should.
Thanks again,

Added by Bev Vessa on Jul 16, 2010 9:02 AM


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