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Kathy W. Johnson (#47014093)
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Bio Photo Findagrave has been an invaluable resource for my own family research and I am so grateful to all of the volunteers who have contributed to this site. My journey has taken me from my hometown of Lake Wales, Fl. to the frozen tundra of MN by way of AL,TX,CA,and WI. Recently returning to the South, NC is state #7, I am following the research of my great-greatgrandmother, Lora S. LaMance, expanding and correcting her data.
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photo request for William Johnson #11107604
Kathy - I am sorry to have to report that William does not have a headstone. It's always a little sad when this happens, since I figure the reason can't be good: not enough $$, no one left to care, etc. I went ahead and got a picture of his grave site, since most people want to see at least where someone is buried, even if there isn't a marker. I'll be uploading that image shortly. Let me know if you have questions, Amy
Added by amys on May 24, 2016 7:42 PM
Rev Sawyer
Hi, Kathy,

I got your edits and note for Rev Sawyer. Thank you! Please check out what I have added for accuracy. Do you happen to know if he is the son of Rev William and Lucy Sawyer, with whom he is buried?

You may be a distant cousin, but you are more closely related than I am, which is not at all, and no one else has asked to manage his and his wife's memorials. If you would like me to transfer them to you, I'd be more than happy to do that. I believe folks are always better off with someone who knows them than with a complete stranger, and I definitely don't get hung up over find-a-grave's transfer guidelines.

Thanks again for the edits.

Take care.

Added by Kathy on May 03, 2016 7:36 PM
Pat Van Den Berghe
Thank you, I will fix it. Any time you have information such as such, feel free to make the corrections. I like for my stuff to be correct.

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on May 01, 2016 11:11 AM
Pat Van Den Berghe
Antionette Kickok
Thank you for the correction for her date of death, but you didn't tell me the correct date.
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Apr 30, 2016 10:15 AM
John Burbank
Sawyer family
Kathy, I have checked the 10 Sawyer memorials that you manage on Find A Grave as part of my research on the Sawyers who were Baptist ministers in our area. If interested, I could send you a PDF file and perhaps we can exchange information.
You may contact me by e-mail:

Rev. John Burbank, Secretary
Bristol VT Historical Society
Added by John Burbank on Apr 29, 2016 8:27 AM
Joseph Hausknecht Find A Grave Memorial# 135416560
Your question: Is it possible his year of death is 1873 rather than 1878? It looks like a 3 in the posted photo.

I agree it is 1873 so I have changed
Added by LDR on Apr 06, 2016 7:13 PM
Roy Fredrick
I have no record of Joseph ever being in Florida, where did you aquire the info that this is the correct Watkins?
Joseph C. Watkins Jr. was born at Ashley, Missouri, on the 1st of September, 1877, and he is a son of Joseph C. Watkins, who was likewise born in Missouri and who was summoned to the life eternal in August, 1894, at the comparatively young age of fifty one years.
At the outbreak of the Civil war Joseph C. WATKINS, SR., was a lad of but seventeen years of age, slender and delicate constitutionally. He became fired with enthusiasm for the Confederate cause, however, and enlisted us a soldier under Captain McIntyre, in 1861. The company of which he was a member left Fulton, Missouri, on the 17th of June, 1861, and after long, toilsome marching and many other difficulties it overtook the Missouri troops under Governor Jackson in the southwestern part of the state. On the march many of the young soldiers broke down and were forced to return home, but young Joe never faltered, always being one of the first to reach camp. He was a gallant and faithful young soldier and participated in many of the most important battles marking the progress of the war, among them being the battle of Carthage, in Jasper county, Missouri, where General Price was victorious. He also saw active service in the conflict at Wilson Creek, in Greene county, Missouri. Captain McIntyre, he speaking of Mr. Watkins, said : "He was always at his post, full of courage, obedient to discipline and a model soldier boy." He was enrolled as a member of Company A, First regiment, Third Division, Missouri State Guard, The company was infantry; John I. Burbridge. of Pike county. Missouri. was the colonel in command; General John B. Clark, of Howard county, Missouri, was division commander; and General Sterling Price, commander in chief of Missouri troops.
Joseph C. Watkins, Jr., received his early educational training in the public schools of Ennis, Texas, where he was graduated in the local high school as a member of the class of 1898. Subsequently he attended the Missouri School of Mines, at Rolla, Missouri, in the civil engineering department of which he was graduated as a member of the class of 1901.
Immediately after graduation, Mr. Watkins entered upon the work of his profession by accepting a position with the Fort Smith & Western Railroad Company, with headquarters at Fort Smith, Arkansas, This road was then in process of construction and Mr. Watkins was employed in the locating of line surveys, He remained with this concern for a period of six months, when he resigned his position in order to accept a more lucrative one with the McDonald Land & Mining Company. He located at Pineville, Missouri, and had charge of the prospecting or mineral lands, in connection with which he managed some forty thousand acres of mineral and fruit lands, in McDonald county. He remained in that vicinity for one year, at the expiration of which he removed to Stone county, where he assumed charge of another tract of about forty thousand acres of land. He still has the management of the above tracts of land, a total of eighty-one thousand acres. In February, 1907, he removed to Joplin, where he has resided during the few intervening years to the present time. Mr. Watkins is manager for the McDonald Mining Company, and in addition to the affairs of that concern he is interested in a number of civil-engineering projects at Joplin.
At Pineville, Missouri, on the 14th of April, 1902, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Watkins to Miss Lola La Mance. who was born in Missouri, on the 27th of January, 1882, and who is a daughter of Marcus and Lora S. La Mance, prominent and popular residents of this state. Mr. La Mance is deceased, and his wife is living with Mr. Watkins. She is state agent for the W. C. T. U. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins have one child, Lora Lee, whose birth occurred at Pineville, on the 2nd of August, 1904.
Mr. Watkins' paternal ancestors were of Welsh Irish stock, while his ancestry on his mother's side was of pure Irish extraction. The original representatives of the Watkins family in America came to this country in the early colonial days, some of them having served as soldiers in the war of the Revolution. In his political convictions Mr. Watkins is aligned as a stalwart in the ranks of the Republican party, in which his activity extends only to the exercise of his right of franchise. In a fraternal way he is affiliated with the Masonic order, in which he is a valued and appreciative member of Joplin Lodge, No. 835, Ancient Free. and Accepted Masons; Joplin Chapter, No. 91, Royal Arch Masons: and the Order of the Eastern Star. By reason of his father's service in the Civil war he is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans camp at Joplin and he is also a member of the Young Men's Christian Association. In addition to his civil engineering work and numerous other activities Mr. Watkins is a regular student in the business men's law class at Joplin, where he is preparing for that profession. He and his wife are devout members of the First Methodist Episcopal church, in which he sings in the choir, Mr. Watkins is a business man of irreproachable conducts—one whose fair and honorable methods have won him the confidence and esteem of his friends and associates. He is deeply interested in community affairs and gives freely of his aid and influence in support of all projects advanced for the good of the general public.
[A History of Jasper County and its people, Joel Thomas Livingston; PUBLIC DOMAIN]
Added by Roy Fredrick on Mar 29, 2016 1:55 PM
Janet Marie
Mary Ellen Pramer Conklin # 107583142
I believe that the informant, Mrs. Gary Miller, may have been Mary's daughter, Idabelle Sweet Spicer Miller Stevenson. Idabelle's sister, Minnie, was my grandmother.

I appreciate the additional information. Thanks!
Added by Janet Marie on Mar 10, 2016 6:04 AM
Church Historian
Caroline E. "Carrie" King Schmidt Sturdevant
Good morning Kathy, I have added the death certificate to Caroline E. "Carrie" King Schmidt Sturdevant's Find A Grave Memorial# 148402167 to clarify her death date and burial place. If I can be of help regarding these families, just ask
Added by Church Historian on Mar 10, 2016 4:38 AM
Anna Jaech
Thomas Bickley Dyer
I have linked Thomas to Martha Tabb & Samuel in Hillcrest. #133353062. Thought you might like to know.
Added by Anna Jaech on Mar 09, 2016 8:49 AM
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