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Ruth (#46947234)
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RE: V. Irene Ralston
Thank you. I've been "off-work" for 3 months, unable to see for a while - now I've gotten started again. I appreciate you adding the information, minus the living ancestors. I got you confused with a lady in Nebraska recently - that took a while to straighten out. Ah, old age, isn't it great?
Added by Shawdau on Apr 10, 2015 7:32 PM
Re: Silas Henry Prather
After his 1st wife (Emeline) died, he married Anna E. Prather and they started their family. Their first child was a girl (name unknown) born 8-3-1884.
second child was a boy (James Frederick Prather) and he was born 6-16-1886. Their third child was a girl (Catharine Prather) and she was born 11-28-1887. Their next child (as you have linked already and know) was Silas F. born 12-25-1889. All 4 of his children with Anna E. were born in Atchison County-Tarkio. I found all of this on MO digital Heritage site today. You may find it useful for linking or bio page information. It also says on that site that he was both a farmer and a stock dealer.
Added by N.B.B.O.O. on Jan 29, 2015 9:17 AM
RE: Lloyd Rankin Obituary
Lloyd Rankin, I would say, came from the Burlington Hawkeye, Iowa. I used to spend all night looking up obituaries in newspapers, back when they were available. Good thing I saved them all.
Added by Shawdau on Jan 24, 2015 6:59 PM
RE: Lloyd Rankin Obituary
No - I'm sorry. I wasn't dating obituaries back then - I do now. I just have July 1973, in Galesburg, IL.
Added by Shawdau on Jan 15, 2015 6:16 PM
RE: Charles Link
Back in the 1990's I was unemployed and spent my nights searching obituaries by cemetery. Then I went back to work for 15 years, but now it's winter and I'm retired so I'm digging up all these old obituary files - 500! I don't know the names of the files, so I just happen upon them. I have one for Springdale Cemetery in Peoria and one for Aspen Grove Cemetery, in Burlington, Iowa. I just have to find them.
Added by Shawdau on Nov 14, 2014 6:10 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer and a big thank you
Hello Ruth,
I am so sorry...I just realized that I had not yet thanked you for the following transfer:
Elizabeth Brownlee Brownlee # 101105229
I have been able to link her with her parents, four of her 11 siblings, her husband and listed her 11 children.
As I receive more information I will be adding it to OUR memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Nov 08, 2014 6:22 PM
Jen Bawden
Butler Cemetery Photo
Good afternoon, Ruth,

I was wondering if I might use your photograph of Butler County in Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri on my personal website?

Thank you so much.
Added by Jen Bawden on Aug 17, 2014 2:09 PM
RE: Sarah Crawford/Henry Thomas Park
Hi Ruth, Thank you for your very kind words! I'm still working to finish our family biographies... and it's motivational to know someone is actually reading them! I'm currently working to identify that next generation... parents of Elza D. Park. We had been told through early DNA testing with the Parke Society that our family matched the line of Richard Park, who was British. But, family lore and biographical sketches for several family members all pointed to Scots Irish. Now that we have a positive identification for the parents of Henry Thomas, I asked two more family members submit DNA, this time through The new results were posted yesterday, and they (1) supported Mary Morris was the mother Henry Thomas through several strong matches to Morris Morris, (2) supported Nancy Darnall was the mother of Elza through several strong matches to Thomas Darnall, (3) showed a 40% ethnic makeup of Scots-Irish and only a 4% ethnic makeup of British, and (4) showed a 35% ethnic makeup of Scandinavian, further supporting the biographical sketches. It's really been a fun puzzle so far... and I suspect the final picture will be much closer to our family lore than the "Richard line" we started with! ... For photos of the graves, I do appreciate clearer images! A very sweet volunteer has taken several photos for our family... but she once apologized about her camera being low quality. I'm sure she would not be offended with larger, clearer photos being posted. THANK YOU!
Added by EveyBl on Jul 13, 2014 6:35 PM
Christine (Penn) Sumner
Erastus Elmer Lines

Is there a picture of a stone for Erastus?
I am also looking for an obit.
He was married to my Great Aunt Josephine Blake.

Thanks so much!
Added by Christine (Penn) Sumner on Jul 12, 2014 4:48 PM
RE: Sadie Rankin
You're welcome! I wasn't sure that's how you did it, but it worked!
Added by Shawdau on Jul 01, 2014 4:37 PM
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