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Katherine L (Patch) Short (#46960670)
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Bio Photo I lived in Texas until the death of my husband in Jan 2013. I now reside in Arizona with my oldest daughter.

I was born in Oregon just before WW II ended the daughter of Ray Culbertson Patch and Mary Elizabeth Cragle, but grew up in Iowa where my father was born and raised; and where I met and married my military husband.

We've lived in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Germany, Colorado, Louisiana, Italy, Arizona and now Texas for the last 25 years.

I do my research on-line.

I am the mother of four and grandmother of six.

Two of my children were born in Heidelberg, Germany near where some of their ancestors lived - discovered years later when I was researching.

One daughter was born in Piza, Italy and the last in Texas to become a 7th generation Texan.

My husband's main lines are Lanum, Nall, Schroegler, and Short among others.

Mine are Andreas, Cragle, Culbertson, Hawkins, Mull, Patch, Toothaker, Washburn and others too numerous to mention.

My line goes back through my mother to the Mayflower and royalty in England and France.

I tried to get my daughter-in-law to genuflect whenever I entered or left a room. All I got from the effort was laughter and a headache.

I mention this so you know I don't take myself too seriously.

The genealogical world is shrinking everyday.

A few years ago my son visted us arriving from Maine with his wife, children and a guest who was a schoolmate of his son. When our guest left it was as a 9th cousin to my grandson. My youngest daughter returned with her brother to the small town in Maine (pop abt 1500). She was there abt 18 months and acquired a job at the local quick mart. The owner turned out to be a distant cousin connecting to one of our Mayflower ancestors. So that was two familes - not related to each other - related to my daughter, son, grandchildren and myself in that small town in Maine. What are the odds?

I love the Internet.

I am very appreciative of findagrave and have watched its phenomenal growth over the years.

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L. K. Perry
Thanks for the NALLS research!
Thank you so much for tackling the question of Nannie (Campbell) Nalls and her marriage to Joseph E. Wayland. I appreciate all the information you have sent to me at keyesperry [at] I have written you a longer reply, but my email to you keeps getting bounced back as "undeliverable." Do you have another email address?
Added by L. K. Perry on Oct 26, 2016 3:12 PM
Brenda Barnes
Added by Brenda Barnes on Sep 14, 2016 10:31 AM
Jim Sanders
Joseph Patch
Thank you so much for kind words about my efforts here on! I am thrilled that you have been able to trace you family back so far, and that my entries have been helpful to you.
Would you like me to transfer management of Joseph’s memorial to you? I would be more than happy to do so.
Jim Sanders
Added by Jim Sanders on Nov 26, 2015 5:09 AM
Martin Burrell
Iowa Belle Toothaker Hartley

Thank you for calling the ODC to my attention.
I have resubmitted it and it is presently a 6 megapixel image. It is very readable now. But, it was a copy of another's image and so is not supper sharp and clear.

Best wishes, Martin Burrell

P.S. No need to reply.

Good laugh?.. I was sent a reply to another double memorial.... He said that McCall and Mc Call could be two different people and unless someone could say for sure they weren't ... he would leave things as they are. Why should he remove his just because it was four years newer than the other name that was identical except for the misspelling.

God sure did give everyone FREE Will and he is proof.

Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 22, 2015 1:47 AM
Martin Burrell
Iowa Belle Toothaker Hartley

Don't you know that you cannot use a 'nickname' as a first name?

Ida Belle 'Iowa" [Toothaker] Hartley is the correct presentation of her name. It looks like you maybe family and family are the worst people to follow the rules.

I have connected her to her parent's. It will happen in a few days providing it is allowed to go through.

I also added her ODC. It should help settle questions.

I also removed my created memorial for her. Mine had her name correctly presented.

Good day, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 21, 2015 10:09 PM
Mark Cragle
RE: E-male
Hi Katherine

Thanks for the email. I am still at I am in North Carolina right now , should be back home next week and I can get you the dna info.

Added by Mark Cragle on Nov 20, 2015 4:38 AM
jane frasch
Thankful Washburn Andreas
Thankful is my great great great great grandmother. My grandfather was John Laudig.
Added by jane frasch on Oct 10, 2015 5:42 AM
Stone Finders
Levi Toothaker
Thanks, he was my 3rd great grandfather.
Added by Stone Finders on Sep 02, 2015 5:31 AM
McCullough Headstone Photo
The photo was added to each of the memorials as you requested. I intended to add the photo to each memorial at the time, but simply overlooked it. Please accept my apology for the delay in responding to your request. We had a death in our family and I've been away from Find A Grave for several weeks. Thank you for correcting my error. Have a blessed day.
Added by BrendaG on Aug 09, 2015 4:32 PM
Cindy S Munson
Nall family
I transferred them to you. They are no kin to me and feel that memorials should be with family.
Added by Cindy S Munson on May 29, 2015 9:26 PM
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