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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.

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Virginia Brown
Daisy Bixler
Hi Bonnie,
I have added a little about Daisy & Paul. Her maiden name was Cockran. If you look really close at Douglas's death record, you can make out that spelling. The C is sort of looped.

Added by Virginia Brown on Dec 01, 2014 11:16 AM
RE: Stella McNatt
I don't think there were any children from Alan Rite McNatt's 3rd marriage (to Martha Carrie Clayton). The grave for Stella that you said is near hers is probably for Mary Estella "Stella" McNatt (1871-1944), daughter of Alan and Mary "Mollie' Pharris. I have information that she died at "the county farm" in Mt. Vernon, which may be a reference to the Missouri State Sanitorium. She was "an invalid." After Alan's death, his 3rd wife was a housekeeper at the sanitarium, where she also lived (1940 census). Apologies if all this information is like "bringing coals to Newcastle." You may already know all this.
Added by bbphar on Dec 01, 2014 10:13 AM
RE: Adeline
Thanks for all that! Alan Rite McNatt (see memorial 38335106) was a one-term senator in the Missouri legislature. There's a photo of him on the memorial from 1904 at St. Louis World's Fair. His daughter with Addy, Bertha Nan (McNatt) Pharriss/Carroll, was superintendent of the Missouri women's state prison (and my husband's grandmother).
Added by bbphar on Dec 01, 2014 9:48 AM
Adeline "Addy" Synthia McCarrell
Thanks very much for all the information and documentation. My interest is primarily in linking the daughter Addy McCarrell McNatt to the parents William and Lilly (Murray) McCarrell. She was my husband's great-grandmother. Born in Missouri in 1849, she moved to Texas with her family sometime after the census of 1860 was taken. Her brother Thomas Murray McCarrell, 16 yrs her senior, was already in Texas by then. She was with the family there in the 1870 census, at 21. She was still single in 1880 and keeping house for her brother Thomas in Texas, no mention of other family members in his household. Sometime before 1886, they both moved back to Missouri, and Thomas died in February of that year. Addy married Alan Rite McNatt a few months later. Do you know anything about Addy or have any photos of her? Again, thanks!
Added by bbphar on Nov 30, 2014 10:10 PM
Martin Freshour Death date conflict
Received back response to my request for an obit for Martin using the Jan 5, 1906 death date from the old cemetery book which showed tombstone info for Martin and wife, Ella. Don't know where that date came from but it apparently does *not* belong to either Ella or Martin. The SHSOMO did not find any obit/death notice for Martin even tho they searched Russelville, Jeff City and KC papers. What they did find was a note in the community happenings that stated "Martin Freshour, after a pleasant visit in Russellville and Centerville left today on the train to go back to his home in Jackson county". This was in the Jan 6, 1906 issue of the Russellville Rustler.
Sent it to Rhonda. She was checking her data and said she showed Martin's death date after 1920. There is a Martin Freshour living in Kansas City, KS on the 1920 census as widowed and a "boarder" in the household. His birth date is off several years (1862) from what is shown on the earlier censuses for him with his parents (1858). There is a "Father" Freshour (1861-1929) on Find A Grave (108506009) who is buried in Jewell County, KS who could be him. What looks like this same Martin Freshour shows up on the 1925 Kansas state census in the same area with wife "Nellie". (Martin and Ella had a son Clarence Edward (1886-?). There is a Clarence E. Freshour (1886-1947 Find A Grave#108506008) buried in the same cemetery the "Father" Freshour is buried in.)
Don't know how you want to handle this. Can't positively say the KS Freshour is Martin. Do know definitely that Martin did not die on Jan 5, 1906. I have sent off for an obit on Martin and Ella's daughter, Verna Grace Freshour Irwin who died in 1950 to see if it might give any info about when or where her Dad died. If find out any more will let you know. Elaine
Added by Elaine on Nov 26, 2014 3:54 PM
Debra Alderman
RE: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Beverly thank you so much for your help and I was able to get the family members edit and put together and some of the graves identified. Thank you so much for your help..Debra Alderman
Added by Debra Alderman on Nov 15, 2014 12:18 PM
Debra Alderman
RE: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Thank you so much for your help. I will try to do that. I really thank all of you for what you do. I have used find a grave so much in my search for family and have appreciated it so very much. I would like to get my own family complete so other's someday will be able to find them. Again thank you so much. Debra
Added by Debra Alderman on Nov 07, 2014 8:03 PM
Debra Alderman
RE: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
I have all info on Dora Whittle, Icy Kruete, Pearl Madden, Tina Marie Alderman, William Madden, Mark and Delores Alderman and the John and Virginia Haley. I not sure how to do a memorial and was hoping that I could contribute info to whoever does manage it now. Could not get through to find a grave and and I had seen that you took the pictures of the tombstones so I was hoping I could ask you for advice. Thank you so much for answering my message.
Added by Debra Alderman on Nov 07, 2014 6:32 PM
Debra Alderman
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
I hope you can help me. My family is buried at Pleasant Hill in Iberia. The memorial's of my family is very incomplete and I cannot get hold of a contributor. It shows them as deceased or inactive. I would love to have them with complete info. can you advise me how to find who is responsible for the graves. I have family sheets that I would gladly submit. Thank you for your time..Debra
Added by Debra Alderman on Nov 06, 2014 5:55 PM
RE: Martin Freshour
Okay, I am hoping will be able to resolve issue of Martin Freshour's death date. I had just received an obit back from the State Historical Society Newspaper Archives so could submit another one. Decided to submit request for Martin's obit using the January 5, 1900 date that the "Cemeteries in Cole County, Missouri as recorded in the 1930s-Part 1" book had for his wife Ella F. Hodges that we know from the tombstone is incorrect for Ella. Will let you know what I get back. It is fun to solve a puzzle and break thru a brick wall for someone. Hope this does the job! Elaine
Added by Elaine on Nov 05, 2014 8:53 PM
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