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Heather Cottrell (#47193139)
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Bio Photo I am a library media specialist at a public high school. During my studies as a graduate student I practiced my research skills by working on all branches of my family tree.

My surnames include but are not limited to Cottrell, Stipe, McPheeters, Nelson, Riechard, Hollenback, Jennings, Bucher/Booker, Campbell, Lemon, Robards, Roach, Riley, Laird, Spry, Farr, Lynn/Linn, Eaton, Ogden, Watkins, Cornelius, James, Cook, Hodgson/Hodson, Mackie, Pabst, Wright, Bowater, Underwood, Wells, Swanson, Willis, Hinish, Peck, Hovey, Wadsworth and Donahue.

Although I am not related by blood to the Tompkins or Lear families of Ralls County, Missouri I research these families in honor of my Great Aunt Mallie Pearl Tompkins Laird. There are no descendants for her husband, herself or any of her siblings. My goal is that her family not be forgotten. The surnames I work on for my Aunt Mallie's family are Tompkins, Lear, some Strode and some Maddox.
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RE: Sula Cemetery
Just found a record for him: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903. Maybe you've seen it? It says the cemetery was Sula! I hope to go up there to visit (that's where my husband and I plan to be buried) in the next couple of weeks. I will do deep search. Starting to wonder if it may be covered with mud or debris. It is a beautiful, small cemetery but not very well maintained. Now you've got me in on the mystery. I'm going to send that record I found to your email, in case you haven't seen it. I would put him in Sula Cemetery for now since we now have a source that says so, but it's up to you. I promise I won't forget to look hard for his gravesite up there as soon as I can.

Annie :)
Added by AnnieDuckettHundley on Sep 09, 2014 3:02 PM
RE: Sula Cemetery
I suppose it's possible, but not likely. I found his U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans as you described. I notice they applied for it in 1957. Honestly, I kind of doubt that he's at Sula, but would not eliminate the possibility. Sula Cemetery is up the East Fork, Tolan Creek is southwest of that area. If they went to the trouble to order his headstone in 1957, I can see why you would still be looking. They must have intended to set it to mark his burial. All visible headstones are accounted for up at Sula Cemetery (as of June 2013), one from 1957 should still be in pretty good shape. I wish we could solve this mystery! I hope those other sources will be able to help you.

Annie :)
Added by AnnieDuckettHundley on Sep 09, 2014 2:51 PM
Steve Lamasney
RE: Thanks
It's actually very easy to find. It's across the street from the Bowling Green City Cemetery.
it's at the corner of N Main Cross Street and Lake Shore Drive.
The strange thing is Memorial drive goes threw Bowling Green City Cemetery but Memorial Cemetery is directly across the street.
The easiest way to find it lets just say you are going north on hwy 61 and you take the exit 161 going left at the top of the offramp into downtown, you go until you see Caseys General Store/Gas Station on the right side, turn right in front of Casey's onto Locust Street, turn left onto N Cross Street (about 8 blocks up Locust). go 2 block on Cross Street and you can't miss it as there will suddenly be cemetery on both sides of the road.

Steve Lamasney
Added by Steve Lamasney on May 25, 2014 10:51 PM
Jeanna Wilkinson
RE: #78026070 Okey Johnson
Hi Heather,

That is very interesting! I guess if traced far enough we're all related to someone of interest!:) My email is on my bio page if you want to send something over... it's

Yes...Pamela is my mother:)

Thanks for the info!

Added by Jeanna Wilkinson on Apr 02, 2014 1:43 PM
RE: Jennings/Friday

I'll take whatever you send me. Oh, I have a picture of Sarah Margaret (it is either her or her mom).

What I can I send you?
Added by KateH on Mar 03, 2014 8:30 PM
Robert Champlin
RE: Avis L. Conner
Avis was born in Illinois on Feb 1, 1912 and died there on August 7, 1981.

She was enumerated with her parents at Banner (Fulton County) Illinois in the 1920 Census.

She married Roy Carlos Conner son of Charles Monroe Conner & Charlise Olive Hodson. Roy was born Feb 17, 1908 and died July 3, 1978.

They had children: Gerald (c1931), Charlotte (c1933) and Rodney (c1936).

In the 1930 Census, Roy (22 Ill) was enumerated at Joshua (Fulton County) Illinois with wife Avis L. (18 Ill), father Monroe C. (57 Ill), mother C. Olive (47 Ill), brother Sheldon S. (15 Ill) and brother Gordon M. (14 Ill).

In 1935, Roy, Avis and Gerald were living at Keithburg, Illinois.

In the 1940 Census,. Roy Connor (32 Ill) was a blacksmith enumerated at 352 Cass Place, Canton (Fulton County) Ohio with wife Avis (28 Ill) and their three children.

Avis' Champlin lineage was: Jeffrey (1), William (2-3), Joshua (4-5), Thomas (6), Clark (7), Mahlon (8), Hermis (9), Frederick (10), Avis (11).
Added by Robert Champlin on Feb 07, 2014 11:56 AM
Lynne Tutor
RE: Woollen
Two Harbors is 26 miles East of Duluth. It is a lovely town. I work for the CN railroad that services both the Two Harbors Docks and the Duluth Docks, as well as the mines in Northern MN.

Old New London is just to the west of the on- ramp to HWY 19 from Hwy 61. There is a grove of trees just off the ramp with the power lines, DOT right of way, cable TV, telephone, and whatever else buried right through it. When they made the right of way for the power, they bulldozed the stones out of the way and laid them in the fence row. Some are visible from the on ramp, but you have to go slow and know where to look. It is disgraceful. I'll let you know how the campaign goes.

You must live near the Southern WI border?

Added by Lynne Tutor on Feb 24, 2013 6:43 PM
Gary L. Maize
RE: Nelsons
Go north out of Hannibal to Clear Creek Road and turn right(north) go about 2 miles.
I drove right up close. Would depend on whether it was wet or dry.
Added by Gary L. Maize on Feb 18, 2013 4:30 AM
Julie Keeven Nunn
Charles Brooksher
Yes- I would be happy to post the full obituary. It would be no problem & may mean a lot to the family.

It's been nice to collaborate with you. :)
Added by Julie Keeven Nunn on Feb 13, 2013 9:55 PM
Major M.
RE: 1st Lt. Leigh Slates
My pleasure. Glad you and the family enjoy them. I sent additional photos of LT Slates to your email.
Believe me when I say that he was an American hero. He earned 7 Air Medals....almost unheard of!
Would love to see you update his bio with more info about him.
Take care,
Added by Major M. on Nov 25, 2012 12:08 AM
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