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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.


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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Rick Waggener
Shamp Note
Hi Kerry-
I saw your note on the Shamp family. I appreciate your thought. This is my wife Karin's family, and trying to make progress connecting it together, has confounded me for years.

Rick Waggener
Added by Rick Waggener on Dec 01, 2014 12:21 PM
I felt like you knew more about it than I did.
I'll let you fill in the history about the person, and history of the stone.
Best regards,
Added by NJBrewer on Nov 24, 2014 2:05 AM
Aletha Whiteman
He married his first cousin, thence the same last name.
Added by Kyle on Nov 18, 2014 9:43 PM
Thomas A Hughbanks
I see you loaded a photograph of Thomas A Hughbanks. Are you related to him? The reason I ask is that yesterday I was in McKinney Texas at an antique shop and found a photograph of Thomas A Hughbanks. The photo was taken by photographer L. T. Cramer in Cherryvale KS. I estimate this photo to be in the late 1880s. You can contact me through my email and I can send you a scan of him to see if you believe this his him. I really do think so! -Jackie
Added by Jstafford on Nov 09, 2014 10:51 AM

That was fast. How did you find her obituary?

I found her marriage record to Frank Callender so I will do an edit to link them.

Name: Frank G Callender
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Jun 1918
Event Place: Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Age: 60
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Spouse's Name: Belle Graham
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 50
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1868
Page: 16297
GS Film number: 001690059
Digital Folder Number: 005203108
Image Number: 02927

Citing this Record:
"Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," index and images, FamilySearch

Thank you!!
Added by cnelson on Nov 08, 2014 1:50 PM
Hello Kerry,

You can transfer this memorial to me. I believe this may be Mary Belle Emerson, dau of John A Emerson 88346773 and Lucinda Gimlin 88346796. I believe she first married ? Graham and then ?Callender. Perhaps Frank G Callender after his wife Hattie died? Not much out there in Kansas records for marriages, but I will keep looking. Thank you!
Added by cnelson on Nov 08, 2014 3:12 AM
Roger Rhoads
Ralph Leslie Cohee
His previous occupation has been added to his memorial. Thank you. His grandfather Hinson Louis Cohee was born in Kent Co., DE, moved to Rush Co., where he married Sarah Ann Rhodes in 1863. Her grandfather Lewis Rhodes had moved to Rush Co., IN from Montgomery CO OH in 1848 and then at age 63 moved with three sons to Kaufman Co., TX, then to Cowley Co., KS in 1881 and finally to Wilson Co., KS where he and his wife are buried.
Added by Roger Rhoads on Nov 06, 2014 2:28 PM
Nicol Montero
Can you link a family please
Person: 110928104

Father: 92893447
Mother: 92893663

Thank you
Added by Nicol Montero on Oct 27, 2014 4:03 PM
RE: Dale photo
It is Harry and an initial after that but could not make it out.
Added by LWB516 on Oct 20, 2014 8:16 PM
Ruth (Kenyon) Deer
I was very pleased to find my cousin Ruth (Kenyon) Deer on your Findagrave post. The information was from a biography of Ruth that I wrote. This included my e-mail address, which resulted in a person connected to her contacting me and telling me about it.

I am glad that you put the information to good use, and that you included my email address. You did a very good job.

How did you find the biography that I wrote? I would like to contact others having a connection to Ruth.

My biographies of Ruth and her relatives are online at the Iowa Genweb site.

Richard L. Kenyon

Added by RLKenyon on Oct 19, 2014 2:46 PM
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