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Michael Benko (#46899195)
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Bio Photo I was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1979. I moved to Florida at age 11. I never really knew much of my extended family because they either died or contact was lost through a series of unfortunate family events. My growing curiosity of my family history and my love of history has brought me to this website.
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Bev Everson
your uncle Tom Everson
Hi Michael,

I was doing some internet research on Dad (Thomas H. Everson) and the WWII 94th Infantry. I came across your entry on "Find a Grave". Thank you so much for that entry and for all the other research you've done on the Everson family.
I am your first (half) cousin on your mom's side. As I'm sure you know, your mom and dad visited me and my brother and sister here in Tucson several years ago. I hope that you and I can meet some day. I am pretty sure that I gave your mom Dad's memoirs from his experiences in WWII (about 20 pages long). If you have an interest in WWII, there is a book that I've read a couple of times that recalls memories that paralleled the stories Dad told me about the war. It is called "If You Survive" by Wilson (don't remember the first name).
Also, concerning your friend's note on looking for Everson graves in Steeleville...I'm not aware of any there. If you find some, I would be very interested in knowing about them. If you would ever like to talk, you are welcome to give me a call. I would be very happy to tell you what I know about the family history. Your mom has my phone number. BTW, I'm the youngest of Tom and LaVerne's children, born in 1956 in Berkeley, Mo.
Added by Bev Everson on Feb 14, 2016 6:52 AM
James Johnson

I am interested in any documentation you have regarding the Nance family.

Added by James Johnson on Mar 04, 2015 6:56 AM
Are you still an active member?
Hi Michael,

I hope that all is well with you. Are you still an active member of Find A Grave?

Added by Jen on Jan 17, 2014 11:11 AM
Lisa Gunter McGowan
Hey Michael. I have some more info for you on the Thomas Granvil Walker. He was the son of Benjamin Ira Walker and Elizabeth Cash. He married Mary Jane Vaughn in 1887 in Ozark County. Thomas was the 9th child out of 10. He and Mary Jane had 11 children. He homesteaded 80.82 acres of land on Feb. 13, 1899. This appears to be the same land his father owned. He later acquired over 300 acres. Thomas died of Coronary Thumbosis. Mary Jane Vaughn was the daughter of John and Pamelia Vaughn. She died from Ceribral apoplexy or a stroke due to hypertension. I will get you some memorial #'s shortly to link these together. I also have aquired some pictures I will add soon. Talk to you soon. Would you care to add this to their memorials please. Thank you.
Added by Lisa Gunter McGowan on Jun 19, 2013 6:53 PM
John Nash
Anna Nance Kearns

Anna is not buried in the Old Salem Cemetery. She is buried in the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery. See memorial #55415672.

Added by John Nash on Jul 26, 2010 8:49 PM
Anna Nance Kearns
I went by Old Salem Cemetery today to take a photo for Anna Nance Kearns. This is an old cemetery and a lot of markers and stones are unreadable. Some of the markers are nothing more than rocks. I couldn't find anything for Anna. I did take some new photos of the entire cemetery and added some new names and photos.
Added by Jason on Oct 16, 2008 11:56 AM
Patty Ryti
Everson graves
I was to the Steelville cemetery today but as yet am unable to locate the Eversons. I will continue to look and let you know when I do find them.
Added by Patty Ryti on Aug 28, 2008 10:46 AM

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