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Judy Vrtiska (#47268220)
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Bio Photo My Husband is the Secretery Sexton of the Beatrice Cemetery Association. He takes Care of 3 cemeteries. The Beatrice Cemetery, Evergreen Home Cemetery and Memorial Park Cemetery. I have done Genealogy for years.
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Kathy Clow
Maginnis & Morrill pics
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I'm glad to see that both the Civil War vets had appropriate headstones. So nice to see the looked like you had to dig poor Margaret's out....thank you.
Added by Kathy Clow on Jul 23, 2014 5:52 PM
sandra may
Caroline A. Hales 1884-1886
My grandmother was Julia Ann Hales and Caroline was her sister. Do you happen to have any more information about Caroline's death at such a young age. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you - Sandra May
Added by sandra may on Jul 09, 2014 9:09 PM
"Melvin Headley" in Evergreen
Now that I can see your informative photo of the stone for Melvin L Headley (#130248614), I suspect that he is the son not of Samuel & Eva, even though he is buried in the same plot as they are, but of Samuel's brother and his wife, Leroy Hiram and Allie E. Headley, who are buried in Athelstane, Kansas. This is because the inscription looks to me like "Son of L H & A E Headley" (not "son of SJ & EM"). Could you confirm this sometime by looking at it in person? Does the inscription say L H & A E Headley?
Added by AAW on Jun 09, 2014 2:30 PM
Headleys in Evergreen
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your photos! What a great job you did! You even found the grave of Donald's mother, which I could not have known about because she remarried and so is apparently in a different plot. It certainly helps to have photographers who know their way around the cemetery. Your photos also clarified that one of the infants was named Melvin. I wrongly heard "Alvin" over the phone, so I'm glad I could correct this.

Added by AAW on Jun 09, 2014 1:54 PM
Ellen Nellie O'Grady
Thanks for looking for her burial record. Other than the 1885 census when she was 6 and some family history that mentioned her birth and death dates and where she was it's as if she never existed. She probably was take to the Institution for Feeble Minded Youth when it first opened in 1887. She was a resident at the Institute north of the cemetery when she died. As far as we know she wasn't taken back to Dawson, NE to be buried with the rest of the family at Saint Mary's Cemetery. Since she was one of the first residents of the Institution do you know if they had a cemetery on the Institution grounds before they started using the Evergreen Home Cemetery? Also in researching this I found out that some families wouldn't allow the names of the children to be put on headstones as if they never existed and am wondering if this might be the case. Would they still be listed in the cemetery records if this was the case, by name or possibly just by death date only? Even though Ellen died 115 years ago the Beatrice State Developmental Center won't provide any information about her to the family possibly because of all of the lawsuits and problems they've had in recent years.

Thanks again.
Added by mhj on Jun 09, 2014 1:18 AM
VAN HEMERTs @ Evergreen Home
THANKS, Judy, for the clear, readable pics, Bill
Added by WMVAN on Jun 08, 2014 1:50 PM
Headleys in Evergreen
Thanks so much for agreeing to look for any gravestones of the Headleys (especially Harriet, Hiram, Samuel & Harland,), who are supposed to be in one plot (Blk 77). (There may be some infants of Samuel buried there too). If you are going to look for Elmer Headly also (who is supposed to be in another plot (Lot 51 Blk 31), could you also look to see if there is a grave for his son James #130248236, who is supposedly there also?

There are also an Albert and Donald Headley in Lot 1, Blk 18 whose gravestones I would be interested in seeing eventually. But as the lots in cemetery may be far apart, please take as many trips as you need. I appreciate your willingness to hunt for any of our maternal ancestors there in Beatrice, since they are buried so far from where we now live.
Added by AAW on Jun 04, 2014 12:27 PM
Don Stout
Ralph Reedy photo
Hi, Judy - Thank you so much for the photo for Ralph. I really appreciate your help! I have created a memorial for his wife Mary #130144421. Would you mind posting the photo for her as well. Thanks again and have a great day! Don Stout
Added by Don Stout on May 21, 2014 2:52 PM
Rosetta Miles Clark
Thank you Judy for the photo of Rosetta's gravestone. I appreciate your work you do for Find A Grave.
Susan in California
Added by suinlb on May 19, 2014 9:47 PM
Thank you for the updates and links, they are appreciated!
Added by Honor on May 19, 2014 12:27 PM
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