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C. McMackin James (#46970567)
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When I was young I was afraid of cemeteries. Now I find they are so much more and love them. When we travel my family points out everyone they see and ask you think you have someone there.

My families: McMackin, Allison, Scott, Boring, Hufhines or Huffine, Helmandollar, Fostich, Elwood or Ellwood, Lashbrook, Bailey, Fortney

James, Kerley or Kerly, Skjeggestad, Hall, Mitchell, Fairley, Erickson

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Myra Frances Powers
RE: Elwyn Scott Perry
Thanks so much for your reply. I may have confused your last name with your first name. It's Cheryl instead of James, I guess.
Elmer was my uncle (great-uncle), brother of my grandmother Myra Perry Williams. We all lived in the same town: Elizabethton, Tennessee - so I knew all of them: Cousin Elwyn (called Buster), Uncle Elmer Perry and wife Aunt Evelyn Scott Perry, and her mother who lived with them - I always called her Mrs. Scott, but her first name may have been Callie. They lived in a lovely old house right on the Watauga River; front yard sloped right down to the river. Elmer and Evelyn also had two daughters: Doris Perry (never married; joined the Wacs in the War) and Eugenia Perry Reynolds. Eugenia married Dick Reynolds and had one child - a son she named Scott. He is still living. In his 50s or 60s I think.
As I said, Elmer was gassed by the Germans in World War I. I remember how he struggled to breathe for the rest of his life. He stayed in the Veterans Hospital for a while but later did go to work as a foreman at the local Bemberg (German ironically) Rayon Mill. I think he lived until 1966. Evelyn lived until 1978. Doris died before Eugenia, not sure the year. Eugenia died just a few years ago. How they would love to have been able to see Buster's (Elwyn's) grave picture. Bless his heart. He was such a sweet young man, red-headed (Scott!) and had never even been out of Elizabethton until he enlisted in the Army in 1943. He was still just 19 when he died; killed by machine gun from pillbox at the Siegfried Line. I still have the letter his commander wrote to his mother Evelyn.
Thanks for your interest.

Fran Powers
Knoxville, Tenn. (My family tree on is listed as that of Myra Frances Powers.)
Added by Myra Frances Powers on Dec 01, 2015 12:33 PM
Myra Frances Powers
Elwyn Scott Perry
James, would you mind telling me your relationship to Elwyn? He is my 2nd cousin. We grew up in the same hometown, Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was called "Buster" by all of us in the family. He was only 19 at his death; had enlisted almost two years earlier. Not only was his death tragic, but for his father Elmer Williamson Perry it was especially bitter because he (Elmer) was gassed in World War I in "the war to end all wars."
Added by Myra Frances Powers on Nov 30, 2015 12:29 PM
Re: Lena Bolen
Thanks! I had misread her D/C, one line down too far. Got it fixed!
Added by Diana on Jul 29, 2015 3:25 PM
Bruce Braaten
Photo Use Request
Hi Cheryl,
Thank you so much for asking and yes, you have my permission to use my photo of the Charles Hall marker for your ancestry tree.
Best wishes to you.
Added by Bruce Braaten on Feb 13, 2013 7:33 AM
Murel Grimm
You may use the photo for your family tree. Please give credit to "Charlie". He is the one who took the photo I have just posed them for him.
Added by Bonnie on Jan 21, 2013 12:00 AM
Juanita Wockenfuss
RE: William E McMackin memorial #981270
It was my pleasure to be able to assist you. God Bless.
Added by Juanita Wockenfuss on Oct 28, 2012 1:23 PM
RE: Richard Nelville Hall memorial # 37449151
The marker at Forest Hill Cemetery is a cenotaph (designated in the lower left corner).
Added by Twist on Sep 04, 2012 9:42 AM
RE: Mary Boring/Boren
I posted her headstone picture, but the name is spelled Boren and she is buried with 8 other BORENs.
Added by RWM on Aug 21, 2012 4:38 PM
Mary Boring/Boren
There is a Mary Boren who died in 1881 in the Sec 60 Lot 826. She is buried with about 10 other Borens. Is this the right person-no spelling of Boring. This Mary is the wife of Greenberry Boren

Added by RWM on Aug 21, 2012 12:33 PM
RE McMackin Cemetery
Cheryl, When I was at the cemetery, there was a man there who said his parents used to own the property around the cemetery. He said that they always called it the Mathis Cemetery, so that is probably where the Mathis Cemetery Road name came from.
Added by bbarnhill on Jun 19, 2012 8:51 PM
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