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Marilyn Birkby (#47393995)
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March 30, 2014

Finished the Grace Cemetery in McDonald, Kansas just in time for their 125th birthday. Still missing a few obituaries but someone recently found some old newspapers so I'm hoping they get them on microfilm so I can look at them.

I am now working on the St Francis Cemetery and the Bird City Cemetery. As soon as we get some warmer weather, I am going there to take more pictures.

Anyone can use my photos for the geneology research. Please credit me for the picture, but you do not need special permission.

If anyone wants any of the memorial that I have posted, just send me a message. I will be happy to transfer memorials if they are not my immediate family.

Working on my family trees since 1976.

When my brother passed away in March of 2010, I wanted to do some kind of volunteer work in his honor. Since he is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, I became a volunteer for that cemetery. However, I also wanted to do the photos of my family that have passed on. Since my husband and I are retired, we began stopping at many little cemeteries and taking pictures of tombstones and listing them on the web site.

Thanks to everyone for their nice responses for the pictures I take.

Marilyn, #47393995
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Ruby Dick
RE: Irven Pedersen
The only onfo that I have I got from my family's family bible and from my aunt and uncle
Betty Jane Pedersen born 5/29/1933 died in 1943 in Graylin, Colorado.

Forrest William Pedersen born 5/2/1932 died in 1932 Colorado

Ruby Ruthene Pedersen born 9/23/1943 died in 1943 Colorado

The family lived in the Sterling,Pedroni Colorado area.

Added by Ruby Dick on Jan 20, 2015 6:17 PM
Photo for Edward Spratt
Thank you for taking the new and better photo for Edward's memorial page, I have removed the old one.
Added by Margaret on Nov 09, 2014 11:14 AM
Clarke R
Neil Bolyard Photo Request
I want to thank you for taking the time to search for a tombstone for Neil Bolyard. Unfortunately, not everyone has a tombstone. Your effort is greatly appreciated.
Clarke R
Added by Clarke R on Nov 01, 2014 6:42 AM
Elizabeth (Wehe) Price
RE: John Guy Harris
Marilyn: Note #2... After looking at my Find A Grave notes and memorial numbers .here is what I found.
My Uncle Jewell Floyd Gardner married Leta Fern Harris.(my Aunt) Her parents were Charlie Harris 55151946; Bertha Overmiller Harris 55151956 Their children besides Leta Fern were Frank, John, Orris and Ralph...somewhere there is a picture of the family...Hope this helps.
Added by Elizabeth (Wehe) Price on Oct 01, 2014 8:16 PM
Elizabeth (Wehe) Price
RE: John Guy Harris
Hello. I just had a telephone call and forgot your first name..

The connection that I have with the Harris line is this...Leta Harris married Jewell Gardner...he was brother of my mother. Her parents were Charlie and Bertha Overmiller Harris...according to obit.

This is what I would suggest about the Harris people. Please contact my cousin, Wayne Gardner, son of Jewell and Leta... His e-mail is He is very interested in family history...he may have a big Harris history... many in that family also have an Overmiller history as well.

Elizabeth Price
Added by Elizabeth (Wehe) Price on Oct 01, 2014 7:53 PM
Ruth Kidwell
Grave sites for Hagers
I am not able to get down to McCook that often and a friend of mine said his folks were buried in the Memorial Park and I am not finding them on the web site. Their names are Cecil Hager and Opel Hager. I don't know if they were buried side by side or not. They were divorced and do don't know what the kids did. Would appreciate any help you could give.
Thank You
Ruth Kidwell
Added by Ruth Kidwell on Aug 26, 2014 9:47 AM
RE: Ned Wolbach
Hello back Marilyn ... Thanks for taking Ned's headstone picture for me. Also I did not add his dad's bio to Find A Grave , this was done by someone named Jeri Herbert on 11-1-2012. The website shows she posted info from the St. Francis Herald. So I don't understand why the headstone shows different info than the Herald write up?? Maybe we could research further to correct which ever is wrong.

Also Ned and his mother, Doris were my family members by marriage. Do you have a headstone picture for Doris? ...(I made a Find A Grave site number for her IF she is deceased #133948008). Your message to me says they are all buried together in Sec 8 - Lot 27 at St. Francis cemetery.

I took the liberty to add her name so that I could add her information properly with right information and photos that I have. If you don't have a photo of the headstone ... I will 'DELETE' the Find A Grave website. Please let me KNOW ASAP. 'THANK YOU' so much for your efforts. I have long since lost contact with anyone who knows of the status. D
Added by deetsdon on Aug 06, 2014 1:14 PM
Ron Losey
Hi Marilyn! Im wondering if you might be able to help me. I found in my Great Grandmothers Obituary that she was preceeded in death by an infant daughter, I have no name for the infant or the year of birth or death, I believe it to be after 1920 and i do know at that time my Great Grandparents lived somewhere in Cheyenne County Kansas, There names were Ezra Bernard Losey (buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell, Park County Wyo.) & Anna Eliza Bradley Losey buried in Germantown Cemetery, Kinsington, Smith County, Kansas.

If in your travels thru Cheyenne County Kansas Cemeteries you come across a Losey Infant girl, could you please let me know?

Thank you so very much!!

Ron Losey
Added by Ron Losey on Apr 29, 2014 1:19 PM
Robert G. Olson's photograph
Dear, dear Marilyn! Thank you so much for your kindness to have gone out in a snowstorm to take the photograph for Vietnam soldier Robert G. Olson! You have truly gone above and beyond and I know his family will appreciate your work. The photograph is beautiful! Any time you are out at Fort Logan National Cemetery again, please do take the surrounding area lot shot; it, too will be much appreciated. Maybe after the snow melts! The information I have lists this soldier as having been from Englewood, CA. For some reason though, he is listed on the Humboldt County, CA list of Vietnam veterans who were KIA or MIA. To add to the complication, his final resting place is in Colorado. Go figure! I will be emailing a man I have previously made contact with to see if he will have any person photographs of Robert. Check back at Robert's memorial page in the weeks to come to perhaps see photographs of Robert or his family. Kind regards, Bridey Light, Humboldt County, CA. PS The Pacific is roaring like a lion today -- and we have sneaker waves breaking at our shores on the northcoast. ACK!
Added by BrideyLight on Jan 10, 2014 7:10 PM
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John Weaver Lindsten Sr
I did a search for St Francis Cemetery Kansas and got a link to Cheyenne Co cemeteries. The first page showing A to E has a Title St Francis Kansas but when I clicked on F-L, I had a page titled Bird City Cemetery. On this page I found a John Lindsten Jr and a Weaver John Lindsten. This Weaver John Lindsten has birth and death dates that agree with what I have for John Weaver Lindsten Sr. I know that he was born John Weaver Lindsten but went by Weaver Lindsten. I still am confused as to whether Weaver is buried in St Francis or Bird City Cemetery. I believe it is St Francis but I'm not sure. I would like a picture of Weaver and his wife Mattie's stone if you can find them.

Thank you for your assistance.
Added by Genealogist Addict on Jul 03, 2013 2:54 PM
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