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Earnest Ward (#47896659)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 24 days
Shannon C
RE: 166600389
Well, his wife sent the memorial to the newspaper but didn't tell me until just the last couple of days. Its been.... interesting.

Added by Shannon C on Jul 15, 2016 2:49 PM

Shannon C
Robert J Bolen # 166600389
Would you please transfer this memorial to me? This is my uncle that just died and I have the rest of the family. Thanks for setting it up, I was coming out here to do that and saw you beat me to it.



Added by Shannon C on Jul 15, 2016 1:36 PM

James M Sherbert, Sr
Thank you ever so much for sending me the location of James M Sherbert, Sr's grave. If you know anything about this family, I would appreciate hearing from you as I have questions about them. I am trying to find information specifically about Ola Beatrice Prince, her husband ??? Sherbert, and their son James B. Sherbert who married Shirley A. Helton. I think they were all from Madison County, AL.

Added by marelle44 on Jul 14, 2016 3:52 PM

In memory of Bo and Chris
Farmer obituary
I used your information that you provided, which most of it was the same as I already had there... I didn't have the survivors listed, as they were not given in my source... however, I do not list the names of survivors, unless I have permission from the family to do so. Thanks for the information!

Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Jul 08, 2016 6:18 PM

Carol Hoch was Johnson
Yellow Freight
Did you happen to retire after many years with them.

Added by Carol Hoch was Johnson on Jun 24, 2016 7:40 PM

Lisa Geckler
RE: James Sawyer
Mr. Ward,
I copy & pasted off the records on
Hope this helps...Lisa :)

James Albert Sawyer in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: James Albert Sawyer, [James A Sawyer]
SSN:463206649;Gender:Male,Race:White; Birth Date: 19 Mar 1923; Birth Place:MT Calm Hill, Texas
Death Date:3 May 1997; Father:Roy Sawyer; Mother: Myrl Spinx; Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jul 1941: Name listed as JAMES ALBERT SAWYER; 13 May 1997: Name listed as JAMES A SAWYER

James Albert Sawyer in the U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: James Albert Sawyer; Service Info.: 1ST LT US ARMY AIR CORPS WORLD WAR II
Birth Date:19 Mar 1923, Death Date:3 May 1997
Cemetery:Forest Park East Cemetery, Cemetery Address:21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, TX 77598

Added by Lisa Geckler on Jun 23, 2016 3:12 PM

Michael Parsons
The Can of worms has been opened.

Wiley Littlejohn and his wife Lucy came to Texas about 1852. He was born in Georgia about 1825 and Lucy was born in Tennessee about 1834. They settled in the Starrville area of Smith County. In the 1880, Lucy is listed as a widow in Precinct 1 of Smith Co. indicating Wiley died between 1870 and 1880. Their oldest son Jefferson was born in Alabama in 1851. The rest of the children were born in Texas. Etta Mitchell (Littlejohn) born in 1878. We can assume Wiley was still alive at least in 1877, and living in the Swan area. Wiley's son Columbus was born about 1865 and 8 Feb. 1885 married Anna Jackson. 14 Oct. 1895 Columbus Littlejohn was born in the Swan area of Smith County. This is probably the son of Columbus Sr (born 1865). Frank Littlejohn was born in 1884 to a Columbus Littlejohn (had to be the 1865 Columbus)this means the 1865 Columbus was alive in 1895.
Death certificates weren't in use until 1900 and not enforced until 1920 if then so....
If the family was living in the Swan area during this time the cemetery used must have been the older cemetery in the area, Hopewell #2 (The perpetual Don't Care Cemetery). They sure didn't bury their kin in Utah. The newer A.A Hopewell (closer to Swan) probably was just starting to be used around 1900, but if Grandpa Wiley and Grandma Lucy was buried in Hopewell #2 that's where Columbus 1865 is also buried.

Kansas Littlejohn was born in 1864. we don't know who the father is but sure could be Wiley Littlejohn, he married a "Lucy". Kansas has a mother listed as Louiza Ashcroft. I don't think Ashcroft is correct but the Louiza and Lucy sure sound close.

This is what I have been doing for each family name in each cemetery I run across. It's massive and like making sausage, you really don't want to watch it being done.

Added by Michael Parsons on Jun 15, 2016 8:06 AM

Michael Parsons
Also known as: Hopewell #1 Cemetery, Hopewell Community Cemetery
According to Find a Grave;
Hopewell Valley Cemetery (A.A.)
Also known as: Hopewell #1 Cemetery, Hopewell Community Cemetery.

Smith County Historical didn't know the Saint Luke Cemetery even existed until a Find a Graver (Rex Kirby)pointed it out(THIS YEAR). They also had 5 graves in the Argenbright cemetery, there's actually 60 some records (Death Certificates)that state different.

Alsup Cemetery only has a few in it according to the Smith County Historical folks, but if you walk it there are over 60 graves.

There's a Smith Family Cemetery Smith County Historical only suspects where it is. I've been in it.

There's also a naming problem with the Hopewell cemeteries, all 4 of them. Depending on which "Official" source you use.

I don't post all Death certificates I run across but I do retain most of them as proof that the person exists. Mind you not all DC's are 100% correct. Comparing the census data with DC's gives us a real good guess as to the memorials especially if the rest of the family is there also.

I post what the records state, unless there's a glaring problem that is rectified by census or other sources.

Added by Michael Parsons on Jun 14, 2016 9:21 PM

Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
RE: Cookie Taylor
I have found information that this is the wrong Patricia Taylor who I thought was my family member.

I do not need to have either of these memorials transferred to me since she is not a member of my family.

You are correct about this being confusing. Since you did create both memorials, it is really up to you as to which one should be kept.

Carolyn (47384868)

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Jun 14, 2016 5:21 PM

Shelly Huff
RE: raymond Jocoy jr
Sorry it took so long I did remove it thanks shelly

Added by Shelly Huff on May 23, 2016 3:16 PM

Neil B (John 3:16)
Bonnie White's online memorial
Hi Earnest,

Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit the cemetery and take the photo of the headstone for this online memorial. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!

Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on May 22, 2016 10:45 PM

Clayton Raney
RE: Sarah Killingsworth
Thanks, I appreciate your offer of help. As I get further into my research, that may be very helpful since it seems many of the deceased in the family were interred there.

Clayton Raney

Added by Clayton Raney on May 18, 2016 3:51 PM

Sharon Palmer
Ruby Davis Hunt
You gave me her Obit but didn't give me the source of it. Is it Tyler Morning Telegragh? and do you have the date for that? Sharon

Added by Sharon Palmer on May 04, 2016 2:04 PM

Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins
Lilly Cagle
Thanks for her obit.

Added by Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins on May 04, 2016 12:19 PM

Kimberly Hunt Vaughn
Bessie Jewel Miller Laughner
Thanks for the information about Bessie Laughner.

Added by Kimberly Hunt Vaughn on May 03, 2016 6:11 PM

Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
Patricia Ann Taylor
Thank you very much for this transfer to me.


Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Apr 27, 2016 1:13 PM

Wayne Smith
Mary Ann Mcwilliams, Liberty # 101724034
Earnest, please check the spousal link you provided; her marker shows wife of M.L. McWilliams. You're doing good work!
Thanks, Wayne

Added by Wayne Smith on Apr 21, 2016 8:40 AM

jc coulter
Henry Wright, Jr.
Mr. Ward,
Thank you for the obit on my cousin, Henry Wright.

Added by jc coulter on Apr 19, 2016 10:36 AM

Stacey JA
Thank you for the transfer! And thank you for all that you do! I have started adding a few people myself as I am able and can see the amount of work that is involved.

Added by Stacey JA on Mar 25, 2016 2:09 PM

Stacey JA
James T 'Bo' Jones
Thank you Earnest! Bo was an uncle but like a father to us, because ours died so young. #149257277 Our Jones line has been in Jack county Texas since the mid to late 1800s, among the first settlers in the county. Most of them are buried there.

Added by Stacey JA on Mar 24, 2016 9:01 PM

Stacey JA
Bo Jones
I saw that you also had a Jones line and wondered if you might be related to my uncle Bo? Maybe we could share genealogy information? Would you consider letting me write a little bio for Bo or a transfer? Thank you for linking him up!!

Added by Stacey JA on Mar 18, 2016 12:26 PM

Wayne Smith
Obituary for Lena Stringer
Thank you Earnest, I've added to her memorial and given you credit.

Added by Wayne Smith on Mar 03, 2016 2:32 PM

In memory of Bo and Chris
Thank you!
I am deleting that person's memorial...and have requested that Findagrave delete that cemetery.

Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Mar 03, 2016 11:42 AM

John Bird
Joan Lisman - Tarver Cemetery
Thank you for your time and talent. It is most appreciated!

Added by John Bird on Feb 17, 2016 1:22 PM

Wayne Smith
Trecia Young, Prairie Creek
I appreciate your efforts for enhancing this memorial. Thanks for all you do!

Added by Wayne Smith on Feb 11, 2016 8:42 AM


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