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Larry E. Barnes (#5663157)
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Bio Photo Please use the edit button when making requests as it gives me a link to the memorial.

I would like to ask if you would take a moment to place a flower at my dad's memorial, Gene H. Barnes (1928-2007), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas? Other memorials include Lezlie S. Boast (1959-2001) and Dana Schaber (1959-1991), dear people who left us far too soon. Many thanks to those who have.
Another memorial of interest is that of a hunter of man-eating big cats in India, Edward James "Jim" Corbett (1875-1955). Hunting alone and on foot, he answered these pleas for help in ventures other hunters described as too difficult or simply suicide. In 30 years Corbett put an end to 33 man-eaters that had claimed 1,500 victims and years of sheer terror. He achieved this while on the big cats' own turf without aid of automobile or modern communication and while on leave from his job. And he never accepted a reward. Only after the urging of his friends Corbett wrote his first book, "Man-eaters of Kumaon" where the hunter and the hunted frequently switched roles making other thrillers seem like children's nursery rhymes. It became a world-wide best seller with Corbett sending his first royalties to soldiers blinded in the war. He later switched his gun for a camera becoming a spokesperson for endangered wildlife. Following Corbett's death a national park (in India) and a tiger species were named in his honor.

At one time or another, we have all looked at a cemetery and felt that the people buried there are not only long gone, they're also long forgotten. And if it happens to be our relatives or friends it can leave an especially empty feeling. But, Findagrave empowers us to put an end to those concerns. Therefore, I now view cemeteries as a place where people can be remembered and their stories saved and shared rather than lost.

Janitor Daniel Cason died in 1911 in Newton, Kansas. The rest is that he was a former slave and Union Civil War soldier. A real survivor.

Within most people, there is a basic desire to learn the events of their family's history. The fortunate ones get to experience those moments of discovery. As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, "to know the wherefore and the why."

My Barnes ancestry;
James Barnes, Died in 1795 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Elijah Barnes (1777-1845) Died in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Armstead Barnes (1809-1854) Died in Meade County, Kentucky.
Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933) Died in Clinton County, Missouri.
George Richard Barnes (1870-1944) Died in Montrose County, Colorado.
Elijah Harry Barnes (1902-1973) Died in Wichita, Kansas.
Gene Harry Barnes (1928-2007) Died in Wichita, Kansas.

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Diane Clark Smith
RE: Flower
I appreciate the picture you shared on the memorial of Betty and James Jeffress. You wrote me James was a good friend of your father's. Another curiosity as I read your dad's story is that I attended North High School in my junior year, 1964-1965. I grew up in Salina and Wichita. My first two children were born in Wichita. I have very few memories of that year as I married and left school so I had other things on my mind. My relation is with Betty Lou's family. Her grandmother is my great-grandfather's sister. Florence "May" Knox Stafford and Jessie Madison Knox. Florence was the youngest of a large family. When the Knox family left Arkansas they moved to Wynnewood very near Paul's Valley. I am waiting on Florence's death certificate to arrive so I can locate her burial place and link the Wichita burials.

Diane Clark Smith
Added by Diane Clark Smith on May 27, 2016 8:33 AM
Cynthia Stevens-Smith
RE: Walkers
Larry, my 4th great grandfather was Henry Hardin Walker who's sister was Mary Elizabeth Walker. When I started my family research back in 1997 my mother gave me some handwritten family sheets she had gotten from her grandmother Nancy Walker who Married John Timothy Clawson. When I first uploaded my tree to ancestry that was before I had a scanner, so I haven't scanned those family sheets. I have them stored in a box somewhere, so I will see if can find them and scan them.
Added by Cynthia Stevens-Smith on May 20, 2016 1:27 PM
John & Linda Russell
RE: Wheelers & Coles TN>TX
Larry - Good to hear from you. I wondered the same but I'll check my records and get back to you when I return from my trip.

Regards John
Added by John & Linda Russell on May 12, 2016 11:25 AM
Lola Pitman Snyder
Doyle Barnes
Found Doyle Leslie Barnes he was living with his mom and step-dad Loyd Friend in Baxter Co., Ark. in 1940.

He was born 10/5/1931 and passed 8/22/1983 in Madison Co., Ark. Buried Walnut Grove Cemetery #86349567. Requested that he be connected to his parents.
Added by Lola Pitman Snyder on May 05, 2016 7:59 PM
Denise Clark
Phebe Roselle "Rose" Dennis Thorn
Phebe Roselle Dennis is the daughter of Simon Peter Dennis & Martha J. Reid Dennis Penrod
Phebe b 21 Dec 1866 MO d 26 Jun 1912 KS She married Thomas "Frank" Thorn 21 Dec 1886. How can we "connect this info to Simon Peter Dennis buried La Plata Cemetery in La Plata, Mo Simon P. Dennis is my 2nd great grandfather Denise Clark
Added by Denise Clark on Apr 25, 2016 3:10 PM
Thank you
Thanks for approving the Nancy Andrus edits so promptly. I really appreciate it. She was is my husbands great grandmother.
Added by GoddessOfDrought on Nov 27, 2015 8:50 PM
nancy Van Schoiack
RE: Rebecca Vanshoiak
Hmm. Thought that whe was. Buried next to her son Greenberry and wife Nancy. Other son is in cemetery too. Neely R. and wife Louisa Charlotte. Do not know exactly where but they are in same row M. Rebecca is on same stone as son Greenberry. If I could just send you pic of stone I would. Not that savey. Maybe just for you I will try. If not will send snailmail.
Greens wife was a Black which was Whinkleblack.
Added by nancy Van Schoiack on Oct 30, 2015 1:26 PM
nancy Van Schoiack
RE: Mary Vanshoiak Gibbins
Yes she is daughter of Josiah and Rebecca. Born 1812 and died in Ks. Married to Edward Gibbens. Rebecca is burien here in Sears Cemetery in Cottage Grove Oregon
Added by nancy Van Schoiack on Oct 30, 2015 10:49 AM
Concordia Ranger
RE: Concordia Cemetery
Thanks for the Kudos but it was pretty much the work of Concordia Heritage Association. Member Gloria C. found an old layout with "Dowell's" name. Dr. B. researched and located. I was simply there at the right to mark and GPS the location.

Added by Concordia Ranger on Oct 24, 2015 8:59 PM
Larry Van Dyke
RE: Mathew & Lucinda Turner
I'm working with Sharon Brown who is working with the sexton for the Laclede Cemetery and I asked her to check. The information I have is from a canvas of the Cemetery by Bob and May Couch back in the 80's and they show Laclede. I will let you know what I find out from Sharon.
Added by Larry Van Dyke on Oct 08, 2015 9:42 PM
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