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Larry E. Barnes (#5663157)
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Bio Photo Please use the edit button when making requests as it gives me a link to the memorial.

I would like to ask if you would take a moment to place a flower at my dad's memorial, Gene H. Barnes (1928-2007), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas? Other memorials include Lezlie S. Boast (1959-2001) and Dana Schaber (1959-1991), dear people who left us far too soon. Many thanks to those who have.
Another memorial of interest is that of a hunter of man-eating big cats in India, Edward James "Jim" Corbett (1875-1955). Hunting alone and on foot, he answered these pleas for help in ventures other hunters described as too difficult or simply suicide. In 30 years Corbett put an end to 33 man-eaters that had claimed 1,500 victims and years of sheer terror. He achieved this while on the big cats' own turf without aid of automobile or modern communication and while on leave from his job. And he never accepted a reward. Only after the urging of his friends Corbett wrote his first book, "Man-eaters of Kumaon" where the hunter and the hunted frequently switched roles making other thrillers seem like children's nursery rhymes. It became a world-wide best seller with Corbett sending his first royalties to soldiers blinded in the war. He later switched his gun for a camera becoming a spokesperson for endangered wildlife. Following Corbett's death a national park (in India) and a tiger species were named in his honor.

At one time or another, we have all looked at a cemetery and felt that the people buried there are not only long gone, they're also long forgotten. And if it happens to be our relatives or friends it can leave an especially empty feeling. But, Findagrave empowers us to put an end to those concerns. Therefore, I now view cemeteries as a place where people can be remembered and their stories saved and shared rather than lost.

Janitor Daniel Cason died in 1911 in Newton, Kansas. The rest is that he was a former slave and Union Civil War soldier. A real survivor.

Within most people, there is a basic desire to learn the events of their family's history. The fortunate ones get to experience those moments of discovery. As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, "to know the wherefore and the why."

My Barnes ancestry;
James Barnes, Died in 1795 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Elijah Barnes (1777-1845) Died in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Armstead Barnes (1809-1854) Died in Meade County, Kentucky.
Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933) Died in Clinton County, Missouri.
George Richard Barnes (1870-1944) Died in Montrose County, Colorado.
Elijah Harry Barnes (1902-1973) Died in Wichita, Kansas.
Gene Harry Barnes (1928-2007) Died in Wichita, Kansas.

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nancy Van Schoiack
RE: Rebecca Vanshoiak
Hmm. Thought that whe was. Buried next to her son Greenberry and wife Nancy. Other son is in cemetery too. Neely R. and wife Louisa Charlotte. Do not know exactly where but they are in same row M. Rebecca is on same stone as son Greenberry. If I could just send you pic of stone I would. Not that savey. Maybe just for you I will try. If not will send snailmail.
Greens wife was a Black which was Whinkleblack.
Added by nancy Van Schoiack on Oct 30, 2015 1:26 PM
nancy Van Schoiack
RE: Mary Vanshoiak Gibbins
Yes she is daughter of Josiah and Rebecca. Born 1812 and died in Ks. Married to Edward Gibbens. Rebecca is burien here in Sears Cemetery in Cottage Grove Oregon
Added by nancy Van Schoiack on Oct 30, 2015 10:49 AM
Concordia Ranger
RE: Concordia Cemetery
Thanks for the Kudos but it was pretty much the work of Concordia Heritage Association. Member Gloria C. found an old layout with "Dowell's" name. Dr. B. researched and located. I was simply there at the right to mark and GPS the location.

Added by Concordia Ranger on Oct 24, 2015 8:59 PM
Larry Van Dyke
RE: Mathew & Lucinda Turner
I'm working with Sharon Brown who is working with the sexton for the Laclede Cemetery and I asked her to check. The information I have is from a canvas of the Cemetery by Bob and May Couch back in the 80's and they show Laclede. I will let you know what I find out from Sharon.
Added by Larry Van Dyke on Oct 08, 2015 9:42 PM
Diane Addington
Ditto what "Along the way" said!
Larry, Thanks for the note. No, I do not need a transfer.
I still need to work on one you transferred to me a while back! Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to this site. DAM
Added by Diane Addington on Oct 08, 2015 5:03 PM
Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you do here. Recently I've submitted parent and spouse link edits (which you promptly approved) and noticed the care and detail you take with memorials you add. I'm not related to any of the memorials that were linked; just researching Wisconsin burials and pleased to find family you added in Kansas. Want to express my gratitude for all your work here on Find A Grave. What a treasure for generations that will follow. Thank you ever so much!
Added by AlongTheWay on Sep 29, 2015 9:28 AM
Dana Thompson
Septimus F. R. Thompson & Jane Cole Wheeler Thompson
I was viewing Septimus F. R. Thompson's Find A Grave page today and saw the new document added regarding Septimus' marriage to Jane Cole Wheeler posted by John & Linda Russell. I sent a message to the Russell's that contains additional information about connections between the Thompson and Wheeler families. In that posting, I mentioned that Charles L. (one of Septimus' sons) & May (Wheeler) Thompson married in December 1905 in OK; a copy of their marriage license can be found on Following May Wheeler Thompson Mallory through the 1910-1940 census records indicate that she was born in Texas. I hope you or someone in your family might find this information helpful.
Added by Dana Thompson on Sep 03, 2015 10:56 AM
Alyson Dee Moore
Alvy Moore
Larry, yes, my father Alvy Moore was in a film with Gregory Peck. It was called "Designing Woman" with Lauren Bacall.Thanks for the kind word at his page.
Added by Alyson Dee Moore on Aug 17, 2015 2:53 PM
John & Linda Russell
RE: Rufus Wheeler letter
Larry - Yes Oglethorpe Colony is what he wrote and I have spent hours over the years trying to find official documentation but have yet to find any. I think he is correct but not being from that part of the country it is hard to get into the records. Maybe now that more is on-line we may get lucky and find some information. I will keep checking but if you find something please let me know.

Best Regards - John
Added by John & Linda Russell on Aug 11, 2015 10:27 AM
John & Linda Russell
RE: Jane Wheeler
Larry - Good to hear from you. As you can see from the marriage document I got it at the Grayson Co., Courthouse in 2010 when we were visiting some of our family in Texas. I researched Census and property records that showed that Jane lived just up the road from Steptimus. I am so far behind in my data entry and I really don't want to put anything on until I have done the research. While in Texas I also found the marriage document for Steptimus' 3rd wife. As far as what Jane died from I found a note on one document to that effect but I can't put my hand on it at the moment - I'll try to remember to send you a copy when I find it. I am sure you also have several filing cabinets of stuff you have collected. By the way you have done a really nice job with the biographical sketches you have put on Find-A-Grave for your family. We live in Northern California now so it is a little more difficult do the hands on digging that we used to. Last time over in Texas I did get copies of the Probate records for Robert B. George and also the information on the Guardian Bonds that he was responsible for the minor Wheeler children - I haven't had time to do anything with them yet.
Added by John & Linda Russell on Aug 10, 2015 4:57 PM
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