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Karen (#47674922)
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Bio Photo I really enjoy helping others in finding their past history and I hope the pictures and memorials I add help others in their searches.

These are the names I am currently searching. I won't transfer memorials related to anyone with the following surnames:

Artis Artist--Pennsylvania
Burke--Jewell Ridge,Tazewell,Virginia
Magnoli-- Ferno,Varese,Lombardia,Italy
Slaven-Slavin-Slavens, Ireland,Scotland

As many of us are related to the same surnames, please only request direct line ancestors for transfers as are in the Find A Grave Guidelines.

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Joel Shore
RE: William Quayle (1857) at Mt Hope...

Well...This does appear to be your person given that the recorded tombstone incription apparently reads something like ( "William, son of John & Catherine Quayle; a native of Isle of Man; died Feb 6, 1857 aged 31".

Unfortunately, though, there seems to be no way to find where this tombstone is given that it was only found in older DAR survey done in the late 1920s or early 1830s and not in the more modern survey done over the last ~30 years.

I have tried to look for other family, but that seems to be the only Quayle listed in the entire survey and it looks like the only Quayle's in the burial records from the 1800s are in that plot that I talked about with no surviving gravestones for Quayle.

Added by Joel Shore on Oct 08, 2015 6:47 PM
RE: Lentz
Your very welcome. We may be kin, but I haven't traced it down yet. My grandparents were Ruth Walker and Harry Ridenhour. We're kin to Stoner, Davis, Peeler.
I knew Deacon very well. When we were kids walking home from school, he would give us dimes to spend at one of the stores. He was a kindly old gentleman, tall and lanky. He was a friend to my grandparents. My mother was Betty Lou Ridenhour Grear. Does any of this ring any bells? I remember a Margaret Lentz friends with my aunt Maxine R. Douglas and a cafe in Cape Girardeau, Mo.All these are bits and pieces from childhood and I am 67. Lol. I put the flag and rose on Mr. Lentz 's grave in honor of his service. He gave it all.
Added by Tagh on Oct 02, 2015 7:48 PM
Joel Shore
William Quayle (1857) at Mt Hope...

I've been researching this photo request and it turns out to be a complicated situation. The memorial was created from this webpage in a survey of Mt Hope: As you can read, this is a tombstone that was found in earlier survey records but the location is unknown and it was not found in the modern survey.

Now, there is a father and very young son Wm Quayle Sr and Jr who also died around that time according to the Mt Hope Interment Records (, 1852 for the Jr and 1853 for the Sr. And, the Sr. died at a similar age (31) as the Quayle (1857) but the death year is about 4 years earlier and the month & day don't seem to correspond (i.e., it is not a simple transcription error). Furthermore, neither of these have surviving gravestones anyway. [You can see the plot map for the Lot 119 in Section O here and it is also puzzling since there seems to be some confusion about whether it is owned by someone named "Sayles" or "Quayle" and there are two surviving gravestones on the lot, with the legible one being for Philip Sayles (1896).]

Who is it exactly who you are looking for?

Added by Joel Shore on Sep 10, 2015 7:11 PM
RE: Meredith
You're very welcome! I love getting out and taking the pictures, and that was a beautiful day, so it was all good!
Added by Trish on Aug 29, 2015 8:55 AM
DiAnne Cooley Nobles
Forest Hill Cemetery/ SNAPP
Karen, Thank you for taking and posting Helen Dorothy Snapp's memorial photo. I see that you are tracing the Snapp family also. My direct line was around Pottowatomie, KS. This is my mother's side.
Added by DiAnne Cooley Nobles on Aug 02, 2015 1:01 PM
Richard McLean
RE: Cruse
You are welcome. Rosh and Mary's markers were just inside the cemetery gate.
Added by Richard McLean on May 21, 2015 11:13 AM
Steffan @ StL Calvary
Please see the caption for some lot information.

Added by Kathie on May 14, 2015 6:34 PM
donna rossi
RE: Carlisle
Your welcome. I really enjoy it.
Added by donna rossi on Feb 10, 2015 6:11 PM
Debbie K
RE: Powell
You are welcome! I noticed you were researching McManus' in Michigan. My gg grandmother was Mary Augusta McManus who married Robert Herkimer in Monroe County Michigan. Is this part of your family tree? If so I would love to hear from you and compare notes.

Best regards,
Debbie K
Added by Debbie K on Aug 09, 2014 4:05 PM
Marcina White-Wall
RE: Hazel Snapp Neely
Karen, I would really appreciate any information that you are willing to share on the Neely (Neeley) family. Amos Neely was my great grandfather and can share what little I have. Please contact me through regular email at I am seeking birth records, marriage record, death record, memorial stones, and pictures. Thank you so much.
Added by Marcina White-Wall on Jul 23, 2014 9:25 PM
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