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David Derks
Wood family in KCMO

My name is David Derks, in live in Kansas City, MO. I have been researching my family, along with a , still alive relative , trying to find background on William Finch Mead who was born in New York and also buried there in Banksville Conn/NY. For some reason he lived in New Orleans, La and we think was an school teacher.

He married Mary Catherine Wood in 1858 and had three sons, William, Edwin, and John. John being born in Ill. (?) There was also a daughter by a first wife Ester?, Emeline about 13 at the time ( 1858 ), she died soon after of typhoid.
Anyway, back to Mary Catherine Wood/Mead. I believe her was the daughter of Aseneth Wood. Born about 1830/31 in New York.

I cannot find out how or why she was in New Orleans. I think she was a teacher. Also, I believe she returned to ILL./Iowa, mother, to die. Cannot find grave.

Sons were sent to New York to live with Aunt Abigail Mead. At 16 or 17, William and Edwin left for Kansas City to contact an uncle, L H Wood.
I have family letters to verify.

Any input would be appreciated.

David Derks
Added by David Derks on Mar 11, 2015 11:47 AM
Kay Williams
By way, thanks for letting me use the picture.

Kay Williams
Added by Kay Williams on Oct 18, 2014 3:55 PM
R Lerch
Sally S Peck
Thanks for sharing the mystery solution - Sally Seymour. Just curious and so I can label some of my photos. Who is the Lydia Emma on the north side of the monument and is her husband there also? I like to get photos of stones that are weathering like this one. Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Aug 07, 2014 5:39 AM
R Lerch
Pecks in Graceland
There are three stones in the lot in Section A of Graceland cemetery. Photos for Lida and Joseph (died in 1935) have been posted. The other stone is a monument that is weathered. Each of the four sides has individuals listed. Nathan and Aurilla (east side) are posted. The others are less easily determined. I will send you pictures. A better attempt at photographing the north side might help on that side (perpetual shade). Regards, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Aug 06, 2014 11:14 AM
Michelle Willett Pierce
RE: Bentley
thank you so much. I have been all over that site and could not find anything. I even talked to my last Aunt, who is 80. All she could remember were two of Marie's brothers names. She was only 13 when her mother died. Now I have some where to begin. Welcome to the family. this family just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The family loves your pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 25, 2014 8:49 AM
Michelle Willett Pierce
RE: Other Grandma
Her name was Marie Bentley Willett. Married to Richard L. Willett. Died in 1948 Porter IN. Her first name may be Myrtle I have heard both names. I have been looking for her side of the family too.

Birth: Sep. 15, 1898
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1948
Chesterton (Porter County)
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 22, 2014 11:48 AM
Michelle Willett Pierce
RE: Death Cert Info
Thanks. where do you go on the site to find birth or death cert info?
Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 22, 2014 10:51 AM
Michelle Willett Pierce
RE: Photo
Thank you That is so cool. I wish I could find information on my other Grandma.
Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 22, 2014 8:19 AM
Michelle Willett Pierce
RE: Death Cert Info
Wow they have two different information for her. Thanks
Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 22, 2014 7:37 AM

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