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Jarodd Stansberry (#47269563)
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Bio Photo I am a 24 year old, with a History Major, living in Warrensburg, Missouri. I have ancestors in cemetery's all throughout Ray County, MO and am trying to fullfill all photo requests for these cemeteries. I have been working on my family history since i have cleaned out my grandmother's house last year and discovered she had kept tract of nearly every person in my family so I have continued where she had left off so many years ago. and this website have provided tons of help with my work. My mother's side has mostly resided in Ray County since the 1800's (Ex: Lentz, Seward, Weary, and Chenault.) Also, includes Robertson, Jordan, and Harding. But, my father's side is located in many different areas. Example: Rogers from Lebanon, MO and Dyess, AR;and Knight and Roberts from Detroit, AL. Also, searching for Scott, Davis, and Stansberry in Ashe/Watauga, North Carolina.

I look up obituaries in old newspapers for all my relatives at the Ray County Museum and post them on here and would be willing to look up an obituary for someone who has a relative from the area.
I have added many memorials for people I am not related to, (most of whom are in Higginsville cemeteries) and would be willing to transfer them if there's someone out there who has more information on them. I don't care if you're an immediate relative or even a relative at all, as long as you have information to add. Send me links if you have the links to someone's family. Welcome any corrections. If you don't include your # in a transfer request, it won't happen.
If I add a memorial to a cemetery, because my research says they are buried there, and then a memorial for that same person that was in the wrong cemetery, but created beforehand and then is moved to the proper cemetery, does not mean that I have to delete my memorial. You can take it up with someone who cares about your complaints and has the power to delete my memorial. I put it in the right place, when there was no memorial there for that person, and your memorial with less information and obvious little knowledge about the person's burial information does not mean it's superior. Rarely, am I going to delete my memorials, unless I did make the mistake of creating a duplicate with less information. I having intentionally created duplicates because owners of memorials with no information on memorials are refusing to add information or transfer them, and my duplicate is providing tons more information for researchers. Make your memorials with all the information and photos that mine have and I'll delete mine, just because it was created later. . .
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Devastated Land Owner in NEMO.
C. A. Paxton's memorial
I believe your memorial for C. A. Paxton #155647610 is actually the same person as Dr. C. A. Paxton, M.D. #18997703 that is managed by Find A Grave. I don't know what to suggest on this one. I will leave it up to you to decide.
Added by Devastated Land Owner in ... on Jul 05, 2016 4:58 AM
Louise Taraba
Ira Rowan grave marker
Jarodd, thanks you so much for posting his stone back in October. Long illness and a broken computer has put me so far behind. Better late than never, but certainly wanted to acknowledge your work. It is most appreciated.
Added by Louise Taraba on Mar 16, 2016 10:26 AM
Pat Shaw
John Spencer Flournoy
Thank you so much for the wonderful headstone pictures!
Added by Pat Shaw on Mar 07, 2016 9:30 AM
s grimm-mullen
Janie Grove
Hi Jarodd,

Thank you for the headstone photo. I appreciate it.
I created a memorial for her first husband William F. Smith #158975058, which shares a headstone with her. Could you please attached the shared stone photo to his memorial as well?

Thank you!

Added by s grimm-mullen on Mar 06, 2016 12:43 PM
Nellie Miller
Fannie Kinder tombstone photo
Thank you so much for the photo of the Fannie Wall Kinder tombstone. This will be added to my Wall family notebook. I appreciate your help so very much.
Added by Nellie Miller on Mar 06, 2016 6:30 AM
Linda Brown 47388779
RE: Memphis obits
Hi Jarodd,

I did not find anything regarding the marriage of David and Julie (Clark) Huston nor an obituary for Julie.

Since they lived down near Atlanta and Macon, MO, I would guess there might be information found in the Macon paper.

Here is the information that I found:

A son, Samuel James, was born May 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Huston. This is their fifth child and third son.

Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Democrat, 23 May 1957, p. 4, col. 5


Willie Curtis Dies At Downing Recently

Willie Curtis was born October 17, 1886 in Scotland county. He was the son of James and Nannie Kirkland Curtis. He departed this earthly life Sept. 11, 1964, at the age of 77, at a Kirksville, Missouri hospital, where he had been taken only a few hours earlier, although his health hadn't been good for some time, his death was unexpected and sudden.

On Sept. 21, 1912 he was united in marriage to Opal Ashford of Downing. To this union two sons were born, Forrest of Ottumwa, Iowa, and one son who died in infancy.

Willie was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Downing, Mo. He worshipped [sic] at the Methodist Church.

He was a kind and thoughtful person, and always ready to lend a helping hand, he had a host of friends and will be missed by many in the community.

Preceding him in death was a twin sister, Millie, and two other sisters, Anna and Ella, and his parents.

Surviving are his wife, Opal, and son, Forrest, and Ann Curtis, the daughter-in-law. One granddaughter, Judy Smart and her husband, Raynor. One great granddaughter, Marti Smart, of whom he was most proud. One nephew, Dr. Paul Roberts and his family of Sweet Springs, Missouri, and one niece, Betty St. Clair Alexander of Lawrence, Kansas and her family.

Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Democrat, 1 Oct 1964, p. 2, col. 7



Had Been Living With a Son at Alexandria, Mo.

Funeral services for Samuel Rockhold, 77, formerly of Memphis, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Gerth & Baskett funeral home, conducted by Rev. W. E. Longstreth. Burial was in Memphis cemetery.

Music was provided by Mrs. C. C. McQuoid, Mrs. Richard Moore and Mrs. Virgil Chamberlain.

Mr. Rockhold, who had been living with a son, Moore Rockhold of Alexandria, died Saturday night at 8 in Graham hospital Keokuk.

He was born in Lewis county, March 7, 1872, a son of Dimmon and Martha Jane Fouts Rockhold. Other survivors include a son, Noah Rockhold of Granger and two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Stice of Mission, Kans., and Mrs. Thirgie Clark of Dement, Ill.

His home was south of Wyaconda, where he lived nearly his whole life and reared a family. He and Bessie Mae Russell were married in 1900.

He is also survived by brothers, Isaac Rockhold of Kahoka, Peter Rockhold of Macomb, Ill., Alonzo Rockhold of Wayland, Edward Rockhold of Rock Island, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Della Collins of Neeper, Mo.

Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Democrat, 15, Dec 1949, p. 1, col. 3

Thanks, Linda

Added by Linda Brown 47388779 on Mar 05, 2016 1:03 AM
Mary Thompson
I would like to thank you for helping others and sharing your photography talents with us.I appreciate you posting one photo.
Added by Karen on Feb 27, 2016 1:46 PM
Linda Brown 47388779
RE: Memphis obits
Hi Jarodd,
I have added your information to my list and will be going to the library, probably early next week. I'll see what I can find.

Thanks, Linda
Added by Linda Brown 47388779 on Feb 26, 2016 1:15 AM
Linda Brown 47388779
RE: Memphis, Mo
Hi Jarodd,
Yes, I have access to the newspapers here in Scotland County.

I will be glad to look up obits for you.

Please keep in mind that I am working on a computer that may totally quit at any moment, so if I do not respond in a few days, my computer may have died.

Just let me know who you are looking for and at least a date of death, if possible, or some other info.

Thanks, Linda
Added by Linda Brown 47388779 on Feb 25, 2016 12:46 AM
Barbara Chisler
RE: Piburn
Thank you very much.
Added by Barbara Chisler on Feb 23, 2016 5:10 AM
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