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KLElkins (#47632315)
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Bio Photo I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Oregon with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy working on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) I grew up in Neodesha, KS, and have many relatives there.

The ideal person to transfer one of the many memorials I have made for the Neodesha area would fit along the lines set forth by FindAGrave, I am more than happy to transfer any of these memorials that are not part of my family to anyone that promises to care for them. Cousins, aunts, and close friends please apply.

STRANGERS IN A BOX

Come, look with me inside this drawer
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage
would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

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Messages left for KLElkins (153)[Leave Message]
Doris Snyder
Future Reference
Have found that using a period after an initial is picked up as a character and limits your search on Ancestry and FindaGrave. (i.e. If you search as William it will return as not found because of period.). Leaving them off expands your searches. Have found this really helpful. Thanks
Added by Doris Snyder on Aug 24, 2014 5:29 AM
Amy H.
Anne Gibson
Thanks for linking Anne to her parents. Her father, Gus, was my grandpa's brother. I always knew of her as Annalou, my father's first cousin. I know that she did a lot of genealogy work on our family.
Added by Amy H. on Aug 13, 2014 1:19 PM
Tess Beshara
Lloyd and Beulah Gentry
Delete the Blank One...

A thank you for your kindness to me and for your skills in posting the great photos! The pictures will be such a delight for those who may be looking.
Added by Tess Beshara on Aug 11, 2014 11:13 AM
Tess Beshara
Lloyd and Beulah Gentry
Added by Tess Beshara on Aug 11, 2014 11:10 AM
Vickie
Duplicate
Thanks for the duplicate catch, Kerry! I just added the info to mine and sent an edit of duplicate to the newer memorial. Again, thanks for all your work!--Vickie
Added by Vickie on Aug 08, 2014 11:49 AM
F Mc
Conard Tincknell
Thank you, I have linked him to Jr. Sincerely, Florence
Added by F Mc on Aug 07, 2014 2:14 PM
TiogaRose
RE: Neodesha Kansas
Thank you. I have enjoyed all these years of working with F.A.G. and I hate having to give it up. But I'm just sliding more and more behind in my SAC responses. Cancer can be unrelenting.

Added by TiogaRose on Aug 02, 2014 7:39 PM
Kristin Thomas
RE: Photos
My pleasure
Added by Kristin Thomas on Jul 08, 2014 8:39 AM
Sharon Williams
John Kennedy DeMoss
Thank you so much for the bio. You have helped me before and I so appreciate it.
Sharon
Added by Sharon Williams on Jul 01, 2014 7:51 AM
I Remember When
The Halsteads
I have just given you all the Halstead names I have in Hosey Hill. Hopefully you can work them up and look up and add information to the pages. Information is important for other looking. Find a Grave has become such a great research tool for people that cannot afford to subscribe to the other services such as Ancestry.
Best regards,
Nancy
Added by I Remember When on Jun 23, 2014 8:10 PM
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