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Anonymous1 (#46801300)
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Bio Photo Additional information and corrections are always welcome.
Note: Information about Jacob and Mary Stauffer Varnes and some of their descendants has been taken from the following family history:
Special thanks to Julie Oliver for recording tombstone information at Bethel Christian Church, which has been used in some of the memorials.
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RE: Robert Samuel Taylor
Oh yes, please do. That's why I sent it. I am working on a project for all 23 sailors killed in action on the ship, have been for years. The first "boy" killed in April 1945 was Robert Moore of Enid, OK. His OK cousins just visited the ship last week. The other 22 sailors were killed in July, including Bob Taylor, in another attack.

I'd be happy to send a few photos of the ship (now) and the plaque if you'd like (you can add those too). But I have difficulty in using Find a Grave methods to send photos.

My Email is

Send me a small note and I can reply with pix. The USS Cassin Young (DD 793) also has its own website (done by volunteers) and can be Googled as well via "Boston National Historical Park."

richard in boston
Added by rbdixtour on Sep 13, 2014 11:02 AM
Robert Sam Taylor
Robert Samuel Taylor (Water tender 2nd class) was killed in action just east of Okinawa, Japan, on July 30, 1945. A kamikaze attack at about 3:30 am was his doom along with 21 shipmates, aboard the USS Cassin Young (DD793) destroyer. He was the son of John Leo and Aphus Taylor who lived in Laclede, MO. The ship now is a floating museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard (part of Boston National Historical Park) across the Charles River from downtown Boston, MA. There is a plaque on the ship commemorating those lost in battle, including Robert. The Cassin Young was the last destoyer hit by a kamikaze in the Pacific war. Park Rangers provide tours of the ship in season.

Provided by ex-ranger (retired) Richard Tourangeau, Boston
Added by rbdixtour on Sep 13, 2014 10:31 AM
Mary Hall Miller
Dr Jesse Franklin Cogan
Thank you for the up-dates and all your contributions that make this possible!
Added by Mary Hall Miller on Aug 22, 2014 4:01 PM
RE: Charles Elsea
You are welcome. Had to pull some of the grass away from the stone to read them, they are flush with the ground. Glad was able to help.
Added by Statetrav on Aug 15, 2014 8:36 AM
Jean ღ
RE: Joseph Hayward
You are welcome. And thank you for the fast response.
Added by Jean ღ on Jul 05, 2014 8:33 PM
Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Thanks!
I know I have already sent a reply to this message but I just wanted to let you know that I have added you as a friend along with other contributors who I have been in contact with. Most I have either helped with info. or photos or they have been so nice as to help me. Quite a long list don't you think! Have a nice day, Farm Girl from MO.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Jul 04, 2014 7:51 AM
Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Thanks!
Your appreciation and kind words are so welcome. I needed some words of encoragement. I hope you have a nice 4th of July! Looks like we are going to be busy most of the day putting up more hay. We were in the fields yesterday. Looks like more rain coming next week so that will put a stop to us working on putting up hay again! Sounds like the east coast is really getting hit by another huricane! I have a nephew who's family lives in North Carolina about where it hit the coast. I sure hope they make it through this storm. Take care, Farm Girl from MO.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Jul 04, 2014 5:30 AM
Michael Hague
Susan Yaw # 103103719
Parental links done. With the new SAC Edit option, you can SAC for Parental and Spousal links through the Edit tab. Thanks for the new information for Susan... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on May 31, 2014 10:44 PM
Dave Cloninger
RE: Samuel Russell--brothers?
No I have no idea. Email me if you can
Added by Dave Cloninger on May 26, 2014 4:42 PM
Dave Cloninger
RE: Samuel Russell
Hi Cousin, yes, it has taken me a few decades to find Samuel & Mary. After Samuel died, Mary Varns Russell and Elnora Russell moved in with my great grandparents, Thomas Jefferson Cloninger and his new wife, Mary V's daughter, Mary Russell Cloninger in Jasper Co., IA.
Email me at
Let's get our ancestors together!
See my Cloninger's on my Find A Grave.
Added by Dave Cloninger on May 25, 2014 9:43 PM
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