|Bernice Griffith Knoke (#47524337)|
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I have been visiting grave yards for most of my life as my parents were in their forties when I came a long. My parents and I wondered through many different cemeteries in Iowa as we placed flowers on each grave. With the flowers came stories about each person.|
In the past 15 or so years, I have become more interested in family history. I had both birth parents and the parents who raised me so there was a lot of family to research. I am happy to share my findings with anyone who is interested. Each time I visit a cemetery, it reminds me that the past is always connected to the present and I enjoy the walk and remember the stories over again. I am also glad to help with research around Belle Plaine, Iowa. My primary researched surnames are: Griffith, Suiter, McCord, Wightman, and Emily.
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The insignia on his gravestone could possibly be this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Woodmen_of_America
Added by JL on Nov 06, 2013 7:39 PM
|Timothy Ory||RE: Joseph Beem|
Yes, please take a photo of Joseph Beem's grave marker. If there are any other Beem's in the vicinity, please take photos of those also.
|svandee||RE: Lewis Wilson|
Please do if u can , thank u for thinking of me :)
Added by svandee on Aug 31, 2013 3:48 PM
|Marcy Smith||RE: Cyrus Suiter|
Bernice, I know W D and his wife were in Oklahoma for the 1910 census but back in Iowa for the 1920. I found Robert Grason (spelled different on every census) on the 1910 and 1920. It appears Robert was here for the land rush (or came with family that disappeared). They were living in Sutton Township, 4 miles N of Boynton and only about 3 miles from Okmulgee county. There are four cemeteries that I know of in that vicinity. All are still open for burial, but only two are well maintained. Cyrus could have been buried on the farmland also.
Send me a copy of the picture you have. There is a woman on the Boynton town council that knows a little about everything. I'll see if I can get hold of her. If Grandmother Lang is still alive and well enough to take visitors, the council woman may be able to connect me with her.
Anyway, email me. I don't mind and love a good hunt.
|Marcy Smith||RE: Cyrus Suiter|
Bernice, I have to return to this area in the next two weeks. I will try to locate something that will confirm where Cyrus is buried. There were tons of small communities from 1890-1920 in Oklahoma. When they disappeared, a good deal of the land reverted to its original condition. There are at least two known cemeteries in the same area where the Suiters lived that there is no trace of now. I will see if the town of Boynton might have any records. Did your Graysons stay in the area? Is there anything I can help you with in that regard?
|C Vokoun||Allen Hoover|
The 1903 roll that is at the Belle Plaine Area Museum has Allen Hoover with Company H or A (writing hard to read) 4th Ohio Cavalry.
That is the only info I have on him.
Hope that helps a little!
Added by C Vokoun on Aug 12, 2013 3:59 PM
|Bill Krebs||RE: Alan Hoover|
I believe it may say: Co H
4th Ohio Cav
|Connie Carl||RE: Elizabeth Nance|
Thank you for your time, If you happen to run upon them somewhere then you can let me know, but it is no big deal. As far as being Irish, I cannot say just yet. So far on my tree it is right here in the states. Iowa, Mo. Indiana.
|C Vokoun||C Hoover Irving Cemetery|
I bet your right, I will change the memorial from CF Hoover to CP Hoover as it states on the memorial.
Added by C Vokoun on Aug 10, 2013 8:37 AM
|Connie Carl||Elizabeth Nance|
Thank you for trying. I really appreciate it.
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