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Walela (#47310007)
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Barbara VanHaagen
RE: I have a question I hope you can help me with
James Oliver Sharps's parents are James Frank Sharp born Sept, 1854 in Black River AR. died about 1920
married Rebecca E. ? born Feb, 1862 Tx died Augt, 14, 1943 buried in Onley, Tx.

I found someone online that I hope will be of help with linking the Sharp family together.
Thank you, Barbara

Added by Barbara VanHaagen on Jun 10, 2016 5:23 PM

Barbara VanHaagen
RE: I have a question I hope you can help me with
Thank you for replying, I have found James Sharp's parents and have put them in ancestry. I got a hint of where he had to sign up for World War One draft and he states he was born in Texas 1886 using she daughter as a point of contact.
I will change the memorial asap.

Added by Barbara VanHaagen on Jun 02, 2016 3:36 PM

Barbara VanHaagen
I have a question I hope you can help me with
My great grandfather James Sharp memorial # 108330442
you had transferred his memorial to me. On the memorial it had his mother and fathers name on it, I don't know who put it on the memorial but I am doing my family genealogy and the names of his father and mother may not be right. Do you know who put the names on his memorial? Hoping you can be of help
Thank you, Barbara

Added by Barbara VanHaagen on Jun 02, 2016 6:52 AM

Jan McKee
RE: Memorial #143954744
You are more than welcome.

Added by Jan McKee on Mar 30, 2016 1:05 PM

Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver

Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 4:29 PM

David Laughtin
RE: Photo for memorial #89293434
The plastic flowers to the left of Frank's Niche actually placed on the niche to the left of his. His flower receptacle mount is in the lower right of his niche.
Best Wishes,

Added by David Laughtin on Oct 02, 2014 9:29 PM

Chinn-Rose Hills
You're Welcome, I wrote in the caption his grave is. unmarked, it's easy to miss the captions but that is reason for the distance shot to show there is no marker next to her's.

Added by Nmak on Oct 11, 2013 11:50 AM

about Alta May McMasters
Hi, my name is Julie Evans, my grandmother was Jewel Atchison McMasters, her mother was Alta May McMasters. I see some information here about my great grandmother and was wondering how you came across is and what relation you might be to her? My email addy is on my Grandmothers find a grave site. My mom always told us of the story her mom told her about Alta May.

Added by Julie on Apr 27, 2013 3:41 PM

P Jones
RE: Alta
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I know about our Missouri Death Certificates online and I use them all the time. It is a wondeful resource I wish other states would adopt!

Added by P Jones on Sep 19, 2012 7:40 PM

P Jones
I sent the newpaper article to your e-mail Sept 17, thought I'd make sure it came through ok.

Added by P Jones on Sep 19, 2012 3:59 PM

P Jones
Alta McMaster
I will get the article to you in a day or two. Also, the photo of Albert's grave has just been added to his memorial. I checked the dates and they are correct.

Added by P Jones on Sep 16, 2012 2:32 PM

P Jones
Albert McMasters
Hi Darlene, Like you, I have many questions about Albert and Alta. I don't have absolute proof that Albert was Alta's husband, but from the research I did he was the only McMasters that could be.

I got his dates from a cemetery roster of Rice cemetery from 1974. I have started photographing the graves there and hoped to come across his the last time I was there so I could check the dates, but didn't. I live about an hour away, my dad's side of the family all came from Dade County.

I have a story about Alta that her family may not know. My grandfather recorded some stories years ago about deaths he witnessed in Dadeville as a child. By searching newpaper records I discovered one of them is about Alta. Tell her granddaughters she was a strong and courageous woman.

My grandfather, age 9, and his brother had been riding their bikes when they saw who I know now was Alta and a man struggling on a front porch. They heard a shot and saw the man fall to the ground in the yard. She immediately took her children out the back door and gave herself up to the constable. She was jailed at Greenfield from July 23, 1914 until December 3, 1914 without bond. She plead guilty of manslaughter in the 2nd degree, punishment 5 years in penitentiary, paroled and placed in charge and custody of George Brown. Is he her father or brother?

This part not in the newspaper is from my grandfather. He says some young men in the community had been harrassing Alta, even coming into her home uninvited. She had talked to the justice of the peace about the problem and he had given her a gun to protect herself and her children. James Miller, the man that she shot and killed, was his son.

A friend with James that day said they had just asked for a drink of water, but James went in the house for a couple of minutes. When they came out Alta had the gun and James joked and laughed at her, saying she was bluffing.

My grandfather tells two other stories, I looked those articles up too. Alta was the only one jailed for murder, the only woman involved also. It still makes me mad to think she was jailed all those months with her children being cared for by others. You'd think the wheels of justice could have turned faster! I have no doubt she was afraid for herself and her children and that she had been harassed a number of times before.

My copy of the newspaper article from microfilm is in tiny letters and hard to read. I could enlarge it and have my husband scan it to send to you if you would like. I also hope to get back to Rice Cemetery soon. We've had a record hot summer and are finally getting rain with cooler weather here is southwest Missouri!

Added by P Jones on Sep 15, 2012 8:26 PM

Teresa Harris
Della McMinn
Added her maiden name and birth date. Thanks for the info.Since this is your cousin if you would like a transfer just ask.

Added by Teresa Harris on Aug 24, 2012 3:31 PM

Major Jett Lewis Sr. Restland Cem Dallas TX
Please email the picture. Thanks for the offer.

Added by Rosemarie on Dec 16, 2011 8:16 PM

Major Jett Lewis Sr. Restland Cem Dallas TX
Thanks for the added information. It has been recoded. Where is Myrtis Pittman Lewis buried? Who were her parents?

Added by Rosemarie on Dec 16, 2011 6:58 PM

Maureen Deering
RE: Ida Mae Hunt
Hi Arlene, I sent you an email, Maureen (very excited to meet you)

Added by Maureen Deering on Sep 18, 2011 3:51 PM


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