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Tom Nelson (#47054245)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired federal employee who fell into doing some online family research for a friend of mine - a McKenzie - and now I'm in so deep I can't get out! Most of you probably know the feeling. But it's a harmless obsession which I enjoy so I'll stick with it until I pull out the rest of my disappearing hair. I try to post most of my findings on Find A Grave so if you're interested in the McKenzie family who settled in central Missouri after emigrating from North Carolina via Kentucky, just enter the last name - mckenzie - in the box to the right and take a look! As for my own family, some surnames would be Fallas, Fallass, Bray, Oechsli, Mills - all of those in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 - and, on the Swedish side, Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of Skåne län.

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Hebrew Rest/ Rosemont
I don't know, I thought I had checked not long after the request and they were merged. Do you think they separated them again? Even if I'm wrong about the merge it wouldn't take this long...
Added by WichitaFalls on Jan 07, 2015 11:57 AM
LLoyd Nichols
Tom, thanks! I'll work something up. You rock!
Added by LLoyd Nichols on Jan 07, 2015 10:57 AM
Email sent, you got a copy, let me know how it turns out.
Added by WichitaFalls on Aug 14, 2014 5:35 PM
Hebrew Rest in Wichita Falls
Yes it is one big cemetery now, there is nothing dividing them, but back in the earlier days they were seperated and on a lot of the death certificates it states the cemetery. I wouldnt hold my breath for any merges but maybe they could put a notation on each of the cemeteries main pages that it merges with the other two. I didn't realize that when I was adding photos and memorials for those who didn't have them ( there is no telling how many I put in "Rosemont") lol but at least they are there if family looks for them. Thanks for the link!
Added by WichitaFalls on Aug 14, 2014 1:23 AM
randy beckwith
RE: Holger and Beatrice Beckwith
Hi Tom. Its been a while since I have been on. I did find 1 pic of my grandfather , right before he shipped out. I was wondering how to add a picture to the site?
Added by randy beckwith on Aug 09, 2014 8:42 PM
Lawrence Fries
I finally located the stones for Lawrence and his wife. Hope the photos are okay.
Added by Deb on Aug 02, 2014 6:30 PM
RE: Harry M Isaac Teagarden in Calvary Cemetery, KCMO
Well I went back over to Calvary and unfortunately have no info to pass along. I can email the photo I took of the area but all it shows are the 2 markers. No other Teagardens or Tothills are near by. Sorry.
Added by campbell2u on Jul 30, 2014 3:52 PM
RE: Harry M Isaac Teagarden in Calvary Cemetery, KCMO
I was confused about Dorothea since there was no family marker for Tothill. I may pop back over there again look for Harry's wife and Dorothea's husband. I'll let you know if I have any luck.
Added by campbell2u on Jul 29, 2014 1:44 PM
David M. Habben
James Kernodle
Unfortunately the person making the later entry does not accept messages and I don't know how to contact them. I did have some photos to add to my entry. I think we'll just have to live with the two entries.
Added by David M. Habben on Jul 28, 2014 6:54 PM
judith duffy fortney
RE: James M. Lieuallen
I will check, but, I believe the picture is correct.
Added by judith duffy fortney on Jul 05, 2014 4:00 PM
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