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KLElkins (#47632315)
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Bio Photo I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Oregon with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy working on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) I grew up in Neodesha, KS, and have many relatives there.

The ideal person to transfer one of the many memorials I have made for the Neodesha area would fit along the lines set forth by FindAGrave, I am more than happy to transfer any of these memorials that are not part of my family to anyone that promises to care for them. Cousins, aunts, and close friends please apply.


Come, look with me inside this drawer
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage
would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

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Steve Lee
Steve Keith Lee
Hi Kerry,
Thanks for creating a memorial for my son, Steven. I want to know if you could transfer his memorial to me. His memorial is 97756267.

Added by Steve Lee on Jan 29, 2015 7:30 PM
Susan Fudge-Will
RE: Fudge
I would imagine I am. Very distant! George W is a 1st cousin, 4x removed and Golda is 2nd cousin, 3x removed. Are you a Fudge as well? My immediate Fudge family originally came from Preble County, Ohio.
Added by Susan Fudge-Will on Jan 10, 2015 7:10 PM
Barry Foster
Malachi Bath 119174456
I've made the corrections and additions to the memorial for Malachi Bath. I made the note that St. Ithians' modern name is Stithians and listed the new name or new spelling as his birth town.

Thanks Barry
Added by Barry Foster on Jan 07, 2015 11:03 AM
Peggy Litzo
RE: Yehle
Thank you ... I like it when family finds someone on here - it makes everything we do more rewarding
Added by Peggy Litzo on Dec 30, 2014 8:58 AM
Mike & Robbie
Burton Eugene Santee
Hi Kerry,

I noticed that you had created a memorial page for both Burton Eugene Santee and his second wife Enid Irene Cortez-Santee in Neodesha Cemetery in Kansas. I had worked with Irene's first husband, Ygnacio "Mr. C." Cortez, in Wichita. I have been trying to locate their daughters, Theresa Cortez Hopkins or Linda Cortez and wondered if you are connected with the family and if so, if you had any contact information on either one of them. Last I knew they were living in Texas, but that covers a lot of territory.

Please let me know if you have any information on Theresa or Linda, so I can try to contact them. I appreciate any help you can provide.

Take Care

Added by Mike & Robbie on Dec 27, 2014 6:24 PM
Rick Waggener
Shamp Note
Hi Kerry-
I saw your note on the Shamp family. I appreciate your thought. This is my wife Karin's family, and trying to make progress connecting it together, has confounded me for years.

Rick Waggener
Added by Rick Waggener on Dec 01, 2014 12:21 PM
I felt like you knew more about it than I did.
I'll let you fill in the history about the person, and history of the stone.
Best regards,
Added by NJBrewer on Nov 24, 2014 2:05 AM
Aletha Whiteman
He married his first cousin, thence the same last name.
Added by Kyle on Nov 18, 2014 9:43 PM
Thomas A Hughbanks
I see you loaded a photograph of Thomas A Hughbanks. Are you related to him? The reason I ask is that yesterday I was in McKinney Texas at an antique shop and found a photograph of Thomas A Hughbanks. The photo was taken by photographer L. T. Cramer in Cherryvale KS. I estimate this photo to be in the late 1880s. You can contact me through my email and I can send you a scan of him to see if you believe this his him. I really do think so! -Jackie
Added by Jstafford on Nov 09, 2014 10:51 AM

That was fast. How did you find her obituary?

I found her marriage record to Frank Callender so I will do an edit to link them.

Name: Frank G Callender
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Jun 1918
Event Place: Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Age: 60
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Spouse's Name: Belle Graham
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 50
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1868
Page: 16297
GS Film number: 001690059
Digital Folder Number: 005203108
Image Number: 02927

Citing this Record:
"Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," index and images, FamilySearch

Thank you!!
Added by cnelson on Nov 08, 2014 1:50 PM
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