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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial. If you add something to one of my memorials, please notify me through the edit tab so that I can update the memorial.

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me - please let me know the relation. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial! I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives.

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Patience is a virtue - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can.

A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:

~~ My beloved father & my hero James Robert Hoffman ~~

My cousin Francis Nicholas Hueben, MIA shot down over New Guinea in WWII.

My cousin Donald Michael Willy, killed in WWII.

After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were not available for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)

My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath

~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month.

*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - Just getting started. About 30% of memorials are posted.

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)

"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter
"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." -The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman
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Mary Taylor
Added by Mary Taylor on Apr 22, 2015 11:08 AM
Mary Taylor
George Washington Horn
No, not related to a George Washington. My great something uncle was George Henry Horn, 123954774
from Idaho. His father was directly form England. :)
Added by Mary Taylor on Apr 20, 2015 7:28 PM
Joy LaFrance
Thank you
Thank you for memorializing my sister. She was amazing and died way too soon!
Added by Joy LaFrance on Apr 20, 2015 5:02 AM
Mary Taylor
Mary T Horn
If you do discover you're related to her then we may be cousins. :) My 2nd great grandmother was her half sister, mary Christena Davidson Horn. And they married brothers, George and John Horn. My ancestor was John. He died in Idaho.
Added by Mary Taylor on Apr 17, 2015 12:32 PM
Mary Taylor
Thank you for connecting Mary T Horn to her parents. :)
Added by Mary Taylor on Apr 17, 2015 11:52 AM
Carol graham
George Lewis Jillson
I have deleted my memorial for George Lewis Jillson.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. You can keep ownership of his memorial. I just wanted him to have a memorial. Thank you, Carol
Added by Carol graham on Apr 14, 2015 7:46 AM
Lyman Beebe
Thank you for letting me know I added a duplicate memorial, I usually try to be more careful. I have copied the photos and have added them to the original memorial page for Lyman Beebe and have deleted mine.
Take care and happy grave digging..
Marty Campbell
Mexico, MO
Added by Marty on Apr 09, 2015 8:02 PM
Barry Michie
Troup Memorial
Want to thank you for your speedy acceptance of the auto edits for the Troup memorials in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Kansas City. Much appreciated.

I'm a far distant cousin of these people and am trying to link family members together ... wish I knew all the stories.

I like to think of John Donne's poem, No Man is an Island, and Findagrave is a marvelous opportunity to demonstrate how we are all connected.

Best, Barry Michie
Added by Barry Michie on Apr 01, 2015 7:26 PM
RE: McCurdy family
Sure, the dod for Elizabeth Foster is 29 Jan 1911. She had been collecting a military widow's pension. That's where I found the date.
Added by Shawnell on Mar 30, 2015 5:03 PM
RE: McCurdy family
I don't have the maps open so I'm not sure where that cemetery is located. Israel and Elizabeth lived at 629 Kiowa St., Leavenworth, KS according to the 1873 directory. Not sure if that has any bearing on where they might be buried or where you have access.
Added by Shawnell on Mar 30, 2015 4:32 PM
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