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Sarah Capps (#46927696)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family tree since June of 1992; it's a never ending hobby that's for sure. I'm thankful that my father's parents didn't really throw anything away. It not only helped me have furniture in my house when I first moved out on my own, but I've also managed to gather quite a bit of ancestorial information from the old letters I've found. I am recently married (Feb 4 2006) to a great guy from the state of Arkansas. I tease him, saying that I had to find a husband over 250 miles from my home town so that I wouldn't be marrying a cousin. But as it turns out, I have his last name in my family tree too: Long. We are all related though, through Adam & Eve =)

Feel free to leave pictures or flowers on any of my memorials. But whatever you do, DON'T leave RED flowers on my Aunt Margie's memorial! She hated red
roses ;)

If you want to trace my line of Capps, you could start with my dad Bobby Wayne Capps and follow the family links back in time.

My husband's parents: Ray Otis Long and Kathryn DL Small Long

Names I research (just to name a few):

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Rosemarie Serna
Yor Dad
You have a special place in my heart. I miss my dad like you do. I added the text to my list of funeral text and will use it whenever I need to. Could you tell me where I could find the link to this song? Thanks! Stay in touch. I live up north. Miss Rose
Added by Rosemarie Serna on Mar 30, 2014 8:45 AM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
RE: Pennel / Pennell
Sarah, thank you for the information. My dates do not match yours. I found information he died somewhere in Alabama. Thanks again Cindy.
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Feb 22, 2014 8:26 PM
RE: Pennel Family
I will have to check w/my Lowe notes but I'd guess that this William Harrison Pennel (s/o James Perry Pennell & Melvina Furlough) DID NOT have a son named Paul Pennell (born May 29 1901 in Cuba Missouri & died Nov 3 1920) since he was ONLY 12 yrs old.
I am pretty sure your Paul belongs to another family.
IF I find out differntly I'll let you know
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Added by ღVickyღ on Feb 21, 2014 7:52 AM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
Pennel / Pennell
Sarah, I have been looking for a William Henry Pennell. I see that you have listed on Samuel memorial a William Henry Pennel. I was wondering if you are related to Pennel/Pennell. I have the same problem with the spelling. My great grandfather John got tired of spelling his name with two 'L's so he dropped the second 'L'.
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Feb 20, 2014 11:30 PM
Randall Chandler Stroot
Thanks, and also for leaving a flower note for him.
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Feb 16, 2014 8:19 AM
Randall Chandler Stroot
Your right, there are probably tens of thousands of Long's in the country. The Long family I married into was from Maryland, with a long deeply connected lineage there going back to the founding days. They even owned property going back to the 1700's.
As for the Stroot's, I'm probably related to most of them, and the ones that are not related, I've learned to recognize which ones aren't; as I'm familiar with most lineages now(or can trace them if need be) there was lots of finagaling(sp?) going on back then with name changes etc, back in the old country and when they immigrated here.
Anyway, interesting stuff.

I find geneology fascinating and Find A Grave is a great idea. It gives geneology a personal touch keeping those gone, somehow still alive. I like it more than the idea of creating just formal trees. I like telling the family stories(though with limitations for respect to privacy, etc) and reading about them. It preserves their human identity and personal history; not just with name and date tags.

Amazingly, I haven't seen any of my family members on this site, and only a handful actually putting any effort into family trees. Perhaps, my grandparents 45 years ago had the foresight to sit me down and draw out the family tree and leaving me with all they knew; figuring when I got around to growing up, I would find a way to put it all together. Over the next 30 or so years, I made a point of taking cemetary photos of family when traveling back to Quincy and KC. So, they were right I'd get started at some point; albeit though, having to wait until retirement and discovering Find A Grave!!!

Anyway, read the bio I did for Stroot, Henry B; FindAGrave Mem# 107425124. It has a paragraph on the Gems, of which I created a link for Joe's team that you created...hope it is it doesn't hurt to keep the team alive, hopefully.
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Feb 15, 2014 8:38 PM
Randall Chandler Stroot
I just read your bio. I married a strange is that? Life has it's strange twists!
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Feb 15, 2014 6:48 PM
Randall Chandler Stroot
RE: Quincy Gems

Perhaps they can name the team after Joe and call them the Joplin Reds, in memory of him. For some reason, that popped into my head just now. Anyway, you can take the credit if you mention it and they go for

Anyway, I just got off the phone with my cousin, Don. He's 85 now, but still sharp as a tack, except when he told me Henry played post WWII. Actually, he played post WWI around 1912-early 1920's; well before the Joe Crowder days. Back then it was called the Gem City Gems, according to Don; then it changed to the Quincy Gems. So, that correction was in order.

Let's stay in touch!
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Feb 15, 2014 5:55 PM
Randall Chandler Stroot
RE: Quincy Gems
Hi Sarah, thanks for the prompt reply.

1946 was right around the time of my great uncle playing with the team. He was a talented athelete, especially with baseball; at 6'7" in height. By then he would have been one of the elder players. He and Red Crowder may have had overlapping time lines.

Believe it or not, his son Don is still alive and ticking. He is(was) 6'10" and was a professional basketball player. I speak with him occasionally, so I will ask him some more questions. He's the one that told me about the team recently. I'm amazed I didn't hear about it from any other family members.

I'll get back to you after I talk to Don.

I'd sure like to find the old roster list from the time of my greatuncle; circa late 1940's.

PS: I noticed you might be acquainted with a Crowder relative? Do they know anything more?
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Feb 15, 2014 8:26 AM
Randall Chandler Stroot
Joe Dean "Red" Crowder
Find A Grave Memorial# 23566477


My great uncle, Henry Stroot, played for the Quincy Gems. His son is still alive and was telling me about it.
I'm also from the Quincy, Ill Stroot lineage.

Do you know anything else about the team, eg; the team roster and if any other Quincyans got called up to the Yankees, etc?

Whatever you know without digging to much for info, would be appreciated.


Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Feb 14, 2014 7:24 PM
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