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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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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
wonderer
Horation Duckworth
Kelkings, Yes and Thank you go ahead and send a copy of Horatio Duckworth funeral home record. Have a Good day Wonderer
Added by wonderer on Jun 18, 2014 1:08 PM
Vickie
RE: Daniel and Amanda
Thanks so much! I was intrigued by the name Thankfull on the Mitchell stone! First time I had heard that name...I like it!--Vickie
Added by Vickie on May 10, 2014 8:26 PM
Sharon Williams
John Kennedy DeMoss
I am researching John K DeMoss (Find A Grave Memorial# 88324312) as part of the 'big picture'. In searching for information on his wife Mary Ellen Cannon DeMoss, I found her to be on the 1900 Neodesha Census. I am wondering if the death date of 1883 is engraved on her headstone and if so, does it look like it is the original or if it was engraved at a later date? I dont understand this discrepancy. Can you help with this? Thank you.
Sharon Williams
Added by Sharon Williams on Apr 29, 2014 12:39 PM
in memory of grandma
Della Gertrude (Laws) Matney
Well it looks like my hunch paid off.

However, it would have stayed just a hunch without your great investigative work! Thank you!!!


Added by in memory of grandma on Apr 13, 2014 7:51 AM
in memory of grandma
Martha Frances Willard ...... Bowman
Thanks for adding the links!
Added by in memory of grandma on Apr 07, 2014 9:50 AM
Steve McClurg
William Anderson Opdyke
Thanks for the info concerning William Anderson Opdyke. I am a descendant of the Opdykes and have been looking for Bill, as he is mentioned in my research, for years. Are you related to him and do you have any more info about him or his descendants?
Added by Steve McClurg on Apr 02, 2014 5:11 PM
L. Hiles
Transfer...
...Thanks!
Added by L. Hiles on Mar 28, 2014 8:35 AM
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