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Wes T. (#48190645)
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I am continuing research on a particular bit of the history of McDonald County, Missouri (sometimes called McDonald Territory) and have a page concerning their well-known attempt to secede from the State of Missouri, in 1961. (See the link given below.) Thank you to the then-Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas who graciously offered to accept McDonald County into the State of Arkansas. "After all," he said, "it would offset the "bootheel." Oddly enough, to this day, McDonald County, although in Missouri, remains as a part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Federal Metropolitan Statistical Area. To me, the incident provided a fascinating story, which tied in to another interest: philately and cover collecting (local posts).

Current number of pending "EDITS": 206 (As of 18 JUNE 2015)

Thank you to those who have checked and processed your edits!


9-22-2014 NEW RULE: Due to abuse, I am forced to stop accepting "blind" correction messages. If you have your message function blocked which prevents anyone from contacting you, and don't have an email address or some way to contact you, I will likely delete your message. Also, submitting 'proof' by saying that a previous memorial existing with different spelling, with no photos of the marker to verify, or anything else to say why your source is more accurate than mine - is not a reason for me to delete an entry I made five minutes earlier. I have no reason to doubt the survey/source that I took the research time to locate. If there is a photo in the correct cemetery, that's one thing. Also, keep in mind that simple courtesy and respect go a long way, considering we are all volunteers.
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RE: Corporal Elmer Jones
You're welcome, and you have a great summer, too!
Added by A D on Jun 30, 2015 2:52 PM
Luke Williams
RE: Marcum/Brushy Creek

I think the only way to resolve the issue is to go to the Marcum Cemetery or to the Brush Creek Cemetery to see which contains the graves in question. The Tyner publication does not correspond with the records of the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corp records show that the Marcum Cemetery is itself a cemetery moved from a previous location. (See data I entered on home page of Marcum Cemetery.) It could very well be that these graves were moved a second time (to the Brush Creek Cemetery) as the construction process ensued and that moved was not recorded by the Army Corps.
Added by Luke Williams on Jun 30, 2015 10:33 AM
Angeline Tuttle
Thank you very much for the updated plot location for my relative's grave. I appreciate that very much!
Added by Calcat on Jun 29, 2015 9:27 PM
All of the Marcum memorials you entered yesterday in Brushy Creek Cemetery are duplicates. The originals are in Marcum Cemetery. Listing of originals and duplicates:
Added by Chris on Jun 26, 2015 9:05 AM
stephanie broussard
Thomas P. Hobbs
Hi Wes I see you posted on Thomas's page and also have the shepherd in you list of family I was wondering how you are link to them? I the gg granddaughter of Thomas P. Hobbs
Added by stephanie broussard on Jun 22, 2015 9:48 AM
Lucinda (Collins) Shatto
Hi Im Lucinda Collins Shatto I dont know if we have talk befor or not but I also have Wininger they are from TN VA AR
Added by Lucinda (Collins) Shatto on Jun 08, 2015 4:35 PM
Your bio rules
I am so proud of you for making the rule of change on your memorials. I will definitely quote it at times on the memorials I take care of. Yes, so many are so rude & offensive.

Tell me...are you a relative of the little Susannie Lowery I posted? I just received a message to delete all this info..... Please email me if you can. Loved your little angel and note.
Added by Jeannie on May 28, 2015 7:08 AM
Cherry Tree/Chulio
Thank you for letting me know! I'm glad it's all coming together!

Added by Cookie on May 12, 2015 5:42 PM
Herbert Gootee
RE: Chulio and Cherry Tree
Thank you. Although I think most people that have Family buried there know it by both names. At least I did and I'm not the brightest lite on the tree.
Thanks again.
Added by Herbert Gootee on Apr 26, 2015 7:41 AM
Candi Seaton
RE: Seaton twins
Thank you so much for so promptly reviewing and accepting my edits. The alternate spelling I have for "Virgy" is "Virgie" rather than "Virgey" and she did not die at birth, but lived until 7 Sep 1904. It was only her twin brother "Virgel," or alternately, "Virgil" who was either stillborn or died 1 Dec 1903, the day they were born. I don't really know anything about managing Find A Grave memorials (and don't even have time to adequately keep up with my family tree and the Facebook family pages I try to administer.)
Candi Seaton
Added by Candi Seaton on Apr 23, 2015 1:58 PM
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