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Cherilyn Purdy Hindle Fienen (#47138179)
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Bio Photo My name is Cherilyn, 36yo, mother, midwest transplant from San Diego, CA. I have been taught since a young age, the importance of history and documentation. Having been blessed with two aunts who have documented both my maternal and paternal trees to the 1600s, I have chosen to use my itch to help others.
Have been a professional photographer by trade.

Volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, where we research and document all historical and geneological aspects of Montgomery County, Kansas.

Believe in hope chests, hand-me-down quilts and photos.... take them often, store them digitally, write on the back! :)

Current projects... Trying my best to fulfill requests in Neodesha and surrounding. Recently finished writing a book on the Montgomery County Poor Farm.

Old Projects.... recently comfortable with continuing progress on Gragg/Boorigie lines, documenting the Harrisonville Cemetery and working on getting the owners of the land where a cemetery is, to allow me to clean it up, fence and sign.

Geneologist, writer, photographer and mom. Feel free to email. Love questions and requests.
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Bev Golden
Capt Samuel T. Shore
Thank you for your messages on Capt Samuel T. Shore. You've got me intrigued with your identification of the Samuel Shore who was at the Poor Farm in 1910 with Capt Samuel T. Shore, son of Narcissa Jean Shore. I put that census record as a possibility on his mother's memorial, but isn't the Samuel T. Shore who was living in Prairie City, Douglas Co., KS more likely? Have you found something while doing your research on the Poor Farm?

I share your interest in Poor Farm residents. I've managed to add most of the ones listed at the Franklin Co., MO one by researching online death and census records. I think it's very valuable historical research and a way of remembering those who've been otherwise forgotten. Bev
Added by Bev Golden on Nov 06, 2013 9:14 AM
Richard Arthur Fenner
Elonzo Fenner
Thank you for the grave marker photo!
Added by Richard Arthur Fenner on Aug 28, 2012 4:18 PM
Caroline Cornett photo
Thank you for the photo of the marker for the poor little Caroline Cornett girl. Her relatives sent me her obituary to post too.
Added by JElkins on Aug 28, 2012 10:45 AM
Phyllis Jarred
Baby Johnson 1909
You might like to link this child to his parent: Leroy Johnson #57607185 and Dora Alice Bryan Johnson, not sure of her number. I only have six of the digits #551508--. Thanks!
Added by Phyllis Jarred on Feb 26, 2012 1:33 AM
Phyllis Jarred
Baby Johnson 1909
Added by Phyllis Jarred on Feb 26, 2012 1:27 AM
Dan & Barbara
Day Cemetery
Hi I see you took the picture across the fence from the Day Cem Chautauque county. I would love to have a picture of Mason True Family . From the looks of the picture this Cemetery is reverting back to mother nature and really needs to be photographed for historians. Is it on private property and owners wont allow this. Or so out of the way that it would be really hard to get to ? Just Curious about this one wish I lived closer so I could try to do it myself.
If I was to travel there would I be allowed access to it ?
Sorry to bother you
Have a nice New Year
Added by Dan & Barbara on Jan 02, 2012 9:08 PM
Janet Milburn
Re: Mr. Hooter
Cherilyn -Hi! No I just wandered acrossed Mr. Hooter, in my journey thru Find A Grave.It is like time travel, you start out in one state or location and end up in an other, and wonder how you got there. I felt sympathy for someone ending up in a poor farm. So left a memorial. Best wishes.
Added by Janet Milburn on Sep 20, 2011 12:10 PM
Oris K Keller
Elm Grove Cemetery, Edna, KS...

Could you make the following additions to Oris K Keller and his wife, Mabel Ann as follows:

Oris K Keller #52872592
b. June 24, 1873 at Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana
d. January 25, 1843 at Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas.

HIS WIFE: Mable Ann "Nevius" #52872653
b. September 5, 1875 in Labette County, Kansas (near Valeda)
d. December 25, 1950

It would also be nice to link them together if you would. Thanks so much.

Margaret Skyles
Tulsa, OK
Added by Margaret on Sep 16, 2011 1:19 PM
Eli Shaw, Varner Cemetery
Thank you SO much for posting the picture of Eli Shaw's marker. I've been searching for him and has brother and sister for YEARS. Findagrave is just wonderful. :-)
Thanks again,
Mary King
Added by mary on Aug 31, 2011 5:12 PM
Ken Herman
David Blue
Hello Cherilyn,

I need a little help. I wonder if you would link David with his parents and spouse:

Father: 71518147
Mother: 71483799
Spouse: 52610588

Thank for you assistance.
Ken in AZ
Added by Ken Herman on Jun 17, 2011 3:27 PM
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