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Mary(Coggin)Russell (#46598967)
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Bio Photo My name is Mary Russell. Curious about the headstone on my Profile Page? To read about him, Click Here for Richard Dwain Coggin. He is my oldest brother who was a coach in Idalou, Texas and he and his passenger, the High School Football Head coach were killed instantly in a wreck. It left the small town devastated and resulted in the name of the football stadium's name being changed to the name of the coach. I hope you will leave flowers for him when you do read his memorial.

I have been called the Yearbook lady by some here on FAG. I research many very old Yearbooks and have added some people who might never be added to FAG. I also research old documents, newspapers and scrapbooks to memorialize those that might not ever be remembered. Everyone deserves to be remembered and acknowledged as special.

My personal family searches include Coggin, Matthews, Kenyon, Adams, Dillard, Russell, Leist, Mitchell and Boling.

If you see your family and you want me to transfer a memorial to you, I will be glad to do it except for those that are my family. I will not transfer anyone who is kin to me even as a distant cousin. I do not like transferring people that I am sponsoring because that means that I put in money and lots of time on that memorial. I am having more requests than usual asking me to transfer someone who is not your relative. I do not want you to ask me to transfer someone that is not your relative as I put time in on my memorials and most are me doing the research on them and I am researching many people from the 1800's and trying to add details about them that someone might not ever know about them. I am not your average "numbers only is what counts person" on FAG. I am about remembering a person. So, please do not ask for a transfer if you are not a relative. I always do make exceptions to the rule though, but I have to hear your reason for wanting a transfer if you are not a relative.

I am very glad to add people to find a grave for anyone who is unable to do so themselves and I will be glad to add a picture for you also. I love helping everyone.

I want to make a note here that I try very hard to not duplicate memorials and if you find I have duplicated one that you created before me, I cheerfully remove it. I will even transfer to you what information I have on my memorial. Please do not ask me to delete a memorial that I created before you did. Check the dates on the duplicates as the one who posted first has precedence. Also, please treat me with respect because I make mistakes just like everyone else and I never duplicate memorials on purpose.

Feel free to use my pictures if you feel the need for them. Please do not take the pictures that have not been taken by me personally as I have no say so about those.
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Robert Boehm Rathbun
RE: Elizabeth Rathburn
I will gladly accept anything new on the family. How would you get to send it..............just let me know how.

Rob Rathbun
Added by Robert Boehm Rathbun on Oct 24, 2014 8:28 AM
Kate Cuneo
RE: White Family
What would you like to know?
Added by Kate Cuneo on Oct 21, 2014 1:59 AM
Cathey & Karla
Melvina Griffith Coggin
Hi Mary, Melvina and Levie were grandparents of my mother, Vera Pauline Coggin Weldy. Do you know Melvina's middle name? There is a middle initial C. on her headstone, but I've never seen in print nor heard anyone say her middle name. I have some photos of her with Great-Grandpa Levi, but they were made too far away, and I can't tell much about what she looks like. Could you post a photo that clearly shows her face? On, I recently saw a photo of her sister Theodoshia, and my mama was the spittin' image of her. I was shocked and so were my cousins! That made me wonder if Great-Grandma Melvina looked like her too, but I can't tell. I surely would appreciate seeing a clear photo of her. Thank you so much Cousin, Cathey Weldy Cline
Added by Cathey & Karla on Oct 20, 2014 10:27 AM
Pattie Welsh
RE: Edits
I just cleared my edits today. I try to get to it at least once a week
Added by Pattie Welsh on Oct 20, 2014 7:12 AM
Carol Turnbull
RE: Franklin Foster
Whites I am related to... Perley B. White (1871-1935) married my great-grandmother Nettie Longfellow (1882-1973).
Added by Carol Turnbull on Oct 19, 2014 2:54 PM
Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
RE: Hull Foster
If you want others that I built, just ask away. I am not related to most I have added and always welcome requests for transfers--even if they are just friends or distant relatives of yours...
Added by Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan on Oct 19, 2014 3:32 AM
Marty McCarthy
RE: Infant Bender
The rest of your requests are coming, my computer has just been reset and sent to the corner-lol. I got everyone today except for Chris Peterson, there are two sites with just aging dilapidated funeral home markings with no names or dates (I did look for stray letters in the soil for possible anagramming possibilities!)Also Frank Vaughn's stone seems to be in pieces, unreadable, by a tree. I took a pic of his marker stone (F.V.)hope it helps, take care, Marty
Added by Marty McCarthy on Oct 18, 2014 10:16 PM
Carol Turnbull
RE: Franklin Foster
No, he is not a relative. I live in Athens and took several photos in the cemetery that day. This is information that has "collected" Why do you ask?
Added by Carol Turnbull on Oct 18, 2014 9:08 PM
Bruce Williams
Caspar Nobel / Knoble
Hello Mary,

I recently tried to fill your photo request for Caspar Nobel (memorial # 136996883) at Mountain Home National Cemetery.

I just wanted to let you know that this memorial is a duplicate of one imported from US Veterans Affairs. VA misspelled his name as "Oasper", but I have requested a correction. Everything else looks like a pretty good match for your memorial. The duplicate memorial is "Oasper Knoble" (# 883232).

You might consider deleting your duplicate memorial or requesting that Find A Grave merge it with the other. I will fulfill the photo request within the next week and upload it to both memorials.

By the way, nice work finding his obituary in the old newspaper.


Bruce Williams
Johnson City
Added by Bruce Williams on Oct 18, 2014 3:32 PM
Amanda Bishop Burns
Richard Layne
I am of no relation I posted some Laynes I found as a gentleman when I first started doing findagrave had Laynes in his line. I posted them to see if he needed them. Are you related? I can transfer
Added by Amanda Bishop Burns on Oct 17, 2014 6:17 AM
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