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Tom Nelson (#47054245)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired federal employee who fell into doing some online family research for a friend of mine - a McKenzie - and now I'm in so deep I can't get out! Most of you probably know the feeling. But it's a harmless obsession which I enjoy so I'll stick with it until I pull out the rest of my disappearing hair. I try to post most of my findings on Find A Grave so if you're interested in the McKenzie family who settled in central Missouri after emigrating from North Carolina via Kentucky, just enter the last name - mckenzie - in the box to the right and take a look! As for my own family, some surnames would be Fallas, Fallass, Bray, Oechsli, Mills - all of those in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 - and, on the Swedish side, Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of Skåne län.

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Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
I saw the article but I can't find Nathaniel Maughs. Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Jun 27, 2016 12:36 PM
Bob Collins
RE: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson Heade (cont.)
Her will was in probate in Florida in Nov 1923. She was living in NY with Kate Hart (friend or relative) in the 1920 census.
Added by Bob Collins on Jun 17, 2016 1:40 PM
Bob Collins
RE: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson Heade (cont.)
Added by Bob Collins on Jun 17, 2016 12:15 PM
RE: The Sadecki families in Mount Calvary
2 Josephine Sadeckis...too funny. This one was inside and I really didn't get a good photo. I wonder if they're related.
Sorry for the mix up. I didn't every look at the birth years.
Added by campbell2u on Jun 09, 2016 3:36 PM
Mari Mills
Gucker family member information
Sir, Thank-you for your personal information on the Gucker family members. What is your relationship with them? I would appreciate sharing more information with you. Warmest regards.
Added by Mari Mills on May 12, 2016 3:54 AM
Ellen Sherlock
Hi Tom!!
I thought I should ask you to add to the info on the Augustana Lutheran Church formerly in White Rock, SD. The RATA moved this Church to the Threshing Bee grounds on the East side of Rosholt, SD a few years ago. The RATA members have done some repairs to the building as well as placing it on a foundation. The members have been keeping the Church is beautiful condition and services are held there at certain times during the year. A Sunday morning service is held there on the Threshing Bee weekend with local Pastors conducting the services. The Church building is open for "lookers" during the Threshing Bee but the sanctuary is roped off and no one is allowed inside. A precaution to keep the interior in excellent condition. The interior is beautiful to see with the original carved wood works restored to original condition.
Added by Ellen Sherlock on Apr 23, 2016 12:54 PM
Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker
William Berckly
The markers for William and Lucille are the same. One says husband, the other wife.

Could William have been married to Lucille before or after Bessie?

Either Lucille is not buried at Sunnylane or the death date was never added to the marker.

Let me know what you find.
Added by Phil & Donna (Stricklan) ... on Apr 18, 2016 6:02 PM
RE: Jean Thomson Harris
Thankyou foor linking to her information, she must had had a fascinating life.

Very interesting and thanks again for your assistance in removing my doubler.
Added by Lily on Apr 15, 2016 9:54 AM
RE: Jean Thomson Harris
Thanks SO much, I only just became active on the site and I`m a bit lost about how it works.
I really apprecitate your help! =)
Added by Lily on Apr 11, 2016 11:53 AM
Thankyou so much for your help.
Could you plese check that I have completed the deletion successfully?
Added by Lily on Apr 09, 2016 4:14 PM
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