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Michelle McDaniel (#47142207)
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Bio Photo I've been compiling my family's genealogy since 2002. I will do more once I retire (which is about 40 years away) and still consider myself a novice.

I love this site because with three kids and a full time job, travel is usually out of the question. I'd be more than happy to take pictures for anyone, but would get to them a lot sooner with a lot number.

I'm particularly interested in babies and children. Having lost my own son, I want to make sure their memory lives on.

Most of my memorials were added through the spreadsheets so they aren't always properly linked up to family members. I apologize, and intend to fix this when I get the time, however, if you'd like to see something fixed, please message me and I'll make it a priority.

Please feel free to use my findagrave photos in a respectful manor. I hope no one is offened by my adding photos. I do it with the utmost respect and love. If I've posted info regarding a family member, I will release ownership of the memorial to you if you'd like. I may retain the right to keep them if they are mutual and close, but this shouldn't usually be a problem.
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Patricia Carlson
Sorry -- those Memorial numbers are:

Lucien Hougardy #58135419
Viola Nathalene Witty #58135420
Added by Patricia Carlson on Aug 28, 2015 2:19 PM
Patricia Carlson
Yesterday I found a Belgian birth record for Lucien (Pat Frank) Hougardy. I sent you an email to the hotmail address I had, but it was returned as undeliverable. Then I went to FB to tell you, but it appears we are no longer "friends" and I don't know which of the Michelle McDaniels you are to send a friend request.

On findagrave I find that the link to the FB page on your profile no longer works, and there is no way to send you a private message. So I'm stuck sending a public message, which was obviously not my first choice.

In 2010 (our first contact), you told me that Hougardy was your husband's tree that you were working on. I notice that there are only two Hougardy memorials which you manage. Are still working on his family?

Would you mind turning those two over to me -- Lucien and Viola Nathalene Witty Hougardy? I'd like to link them (or at least Lucien) to his father & brother's memorials which I manage. Also to make corrections to and update the memorial with the newly found name he was given at birth.

If you don't want to turn him over to me, I understand (it's outside of findagrave's guidelines). I'll submit the information to get his name corrected, as well as his date of birth, which is wrong on his memorial.

I think you have my email address. If you have a address, that one is wrong. I now have a address -- but I don't want to leave it on a public forum. But I believe you can send me a message through findagrave -- or perhaps's messaging service. I didn't try that -- sorry.

Pat Hougardy
Added by Patricia Carlson on Aug 28, 2015 2:17 PM
Myrtle Hardman Kelchner 38494646

Myrtle's parents are Floyd Hardman 63187182 and Isophene Taylor 63225637. Myrtle is currently attached to Floyd and his second wife, Loretta Bell Sears.
Added by Nancy on Feb 01, 2015 7:44 AM
Elaina Mc
This is my grandfather's name. We have family roots in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Wales, France, Belgium. Would like to connect with all with surname in family history.
Added by Elaina Mc on Jul 07, 2014 8:47 AM
Lucy Selvey McDaniel
Hi Michelle,

I see that you have posted the info for Lucy Selvey and that you have McDaniel in your name. If you don't mind my asking, is the McDaniel name a coincidence or is this a family line?

I'm asking because I'm trying to confirm if the J.T. McDaniel (for whom you have a grave pic) is the John McDaniel from my family tree. If you have any info, I'd love to chat. My e-mail is

Added by D.M.B. on Mar 18, 2012 10:26 PM
Rebecca's maiden name was SCOTT. If you would look at the SCOTT tombstones you will find Rebecca's sisters as well as her parents.

Added by JIM on Dec 23, 2011 10:04 AM
RE: Housam
Your welcom. Glad I could help
Added by JIM on Dec 21, 2011 12:52 PM
Linda McCallister
RE: Beals
2 things: A.) Baby F Beal that I transfered was actually Alonzo Jr's child (sorry I got ahead of myself) and B.) Would you mind taking all of my Jackson Co Beal's off my hands? Their actually relatives by marriage, I just wanted to make sure I got them while I was out there. Let me know if this will be a problem. Thanks!
Added by Michelle McDaniel-Kraft on Feb 28, 2011 10:24 AM

Hi Michelle,
I think I responded to this, but just in case, let me do it now. I would really appreciate the transfer of the Beal findagrave memorials. Also, if you have any regarding Frank Smith, Lloyd Smith, Pearl Smith and a Baby Smith in Jackson County. Thanks, Linda McCallister
Added by Linda McCallister on Sep 19, 2011 11:33 AM
Blytha & Donald Ellis
RE: Edgar Ballowe
I am not related to the Ballowe family. I was just adding persons to the New Frankfort Cemetery list on Find-a-Grave and trying to find out a little about each person. I found that Edgar Ballowe's wife was at New Frankfort and I added her and connected the two. Since I had some information on him, I wanted to pass it along to you for his memorial. I have other family at New Frankfort and that is what got me started. Everyone has a story that should be preserved.
Added by Blytha & Donald Ellis on Aug 26, 2011 5:14 PM
Helen Moore
RE: Edna Benwell
Hello Michelle,

Yes, Ida Ethel would be my grandmother. Who was your husbands grandparents and who was his father?
I have just been doing genealogy for a few months. I have visted the library in Independence a few times for some of their lectures and I just visted the Sstate Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia. I have a daughter who lives in Columbia and works for the university and the Society is located on campus, I just found this out a few weeks ago.
I still have so much to learn. sometimes it is over whelming and I have to backaway and soak it all in. I was able to find the obit for Perry Williams and John Frederick Williams while I was in Columbia.
As far as I know all the siblings from Perry and Ida are deceased which one was my father,my aunt Thelma, aunt Mary Jane, aunt June and uncle John. but I have not figured out thr children from Perry and Edna.
Added by Helen Moore on May 29, 2011 6:49 PM
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