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Becky Doan (#46821009)
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Bio Photo Some names of interest in my own family line include Lowther, Thistle, Milne, Henderson, Zirkle, Tedrow, Briix, and Blythe, my great-grandparents' names. My husband's family names include Doan, Corder, Dokken, Tangen, Goff, Allen and Peterson. Please send corrections/ updates; I want things to be accurate.

My grandmother, Wanda Zirkle Jilka, and great-aunt, Veda Zirkle Vickery, compiled a book commonly referred to as "The Red Book," "Zirkle Branches 1725-1978, Yesteryears and Yesterdays." There are several copies for sale if anyone is interested. It mainly outlines the history of two Zirkle/Zerkel branches which left VA, went to OH, then settled in Richland, Shawnee Co, KS.

"Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way." Blackfoot Quote

"A Visit to the Gravesite"

Dear Ancestor,
Your Tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and dates are chiseled here,
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
Though it is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh and blood and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago,
I wonder if you could have known,
Would spread among the ones you left
In all the seeds you've sown.
I wonder how you lived and loved?
I wonder if you ever knew?
That someday I would find you in this spot,
And come to visit you?

Walter Butler Palmer
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Harrison Lowther

This is what I found

morbus in Medicine Expand
morbus mor·bus (môr'bəs)
n. pl. mor·bi (-bī)
A disease.

Also found in: Dictionary/thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
disease [dĭ-zēz´]
a definite pathological process having a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown. For specific diseases, see under the specific name, as addison's disease. See also illness, mal, sickness, and syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
dis·ease (di-zēz'),
1. An interruption, cessation, or disorder of a body, system, or organ structure or function.
See also: syndrome. Synonym(s): illness, morbus, sickness
2. A morbid entity ordinarily characterized by two or more of the following criteria: recognized etiologic agent(s), identifiable group of signs and symptoms, or consistent anatomic alterations.
See also: syndrome.
[Eng. dis- priv. + ease]

Added by Toots on Sep 27, 2015 7:55 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Samuel Hamilton #55589955
Another civil war veteran in Lyon county. I'm looking for George Lowther. New York area is an extremely hard place to locate people. Nothing on Jesse Rogers yet. R.
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Sep 27, 2015 2:55 AM
D Giese
RE: Josiah Cooke 51532217
Thanks for your quick response!! Would you be willing to share the names of his parents?
Thank you.
Added by D Giese on Sep 25, 2015 11:24 AM
D Giese
Josiah Cooke 51532217
Would you happen to know who the parents of Josiah Cooke would be? Thank you
Added by D Giese on Sep 25, 2015 9:55 AM
Beverly Smith Leach
Hezekiah Doane
Continue to research for Hezekiah Doane in Kentucky. Are there any recent sightings of this man or his family?
Added by Beverly Smith Leach on Sep 16, 2015 7:00 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Dr Monroe Mason Reynolds
Becky, What a story. I'm reading the whole thing. Purple ribbon for the week. This one has the making of a book. I have his wife, son, two daughters, grandchild in findagrave. R.
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Sep 15, 2015 2:40 PM
Bonnie Thompson Henricks
Mary D. Schmalzried, Memorial# 54222166
Hi, Becky - I was wondering where the photo came from that you added of Mary D. Schmalzried in March 2015? I was putting some family photos of Mary on Ancestry and was going to put her portrait on Find-A-Grave when I discovered the photo you added. Would like to copy it to keep with her other photos and would appreciate knowing what it is - I thought it appears to be from a newspaper or other article. Thanks so much - Bonnie Thompson Henricks
Added by Bonnie Thompson Henricks on Sep 08, 2015 10:05 PM
Laura Grover
Catherine Carberry Tedrow
Would you please keep my name and email address attached to your Catherine Carberry Tedrow file? She is the only child of my Irish immigrant that we do not have a photo of. Perhaps during your genealogy endeavors you might run across one. If so, I would be deeply grateful for a copy.
Happy Trails,
Laura Grover (
Added by Laura Grover on Aug 23, 2015 10:07 AM
Ron Spurr
Eleanor E. Doan
Hi, Becky,

How are you doing?

Could Eleanor E. Doan, 1880-1996 be Eleanor E. Doan Hilborn, wife of George W. Hilborn, 1880-1966, Pinehill Cemetery? I saw this gravestone this morning and noted that you listed an Eleanor E. DOAN, no year of birth or death on Find_A_Grave.

I will get a photograph next time I'm in Pinehill, which will be soon.
Added by Ron Spurr on Aug 13, 2015 10:05 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Clifton Davis # 87602007
I think you found another Civil War veteran. What else do you know about him? Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jul 27, 2015 10:23 AM
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