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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.
Donít violate copyright.
This may be the most difficult one to adhere to. You must be careful where you take information from, and how you use it. While facts (such as dates and places of birth, marriage, and death) are not copyrightable, the words used to convey that information are. Do not directly copy text but use your own words. Even more important are images. Remember that copyright currently lasts for 70 years after the death of the creator. All those family photographs in your possession? Copyright belongs to the person who took the photograph, and to his/her heirs. The key date at the moment is 1944. By Michael J. Leclerc (Prof. genealogist)

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vici foster
RE: Nancy Cochran
Thanks for sending this message - I went back to Nancy Frances Ferguson and rechecked my page - I think what threw me off on the birthplace was the comment added on findagrave that she was born in Illinois - but the census reports show she moved from Missouri to Illinois as a small child - so I have moved her birth back to Missouri - thank you again for helping me to correct my tree
Added by vici foster on Apr 17, 2015 12:06 PM
I dun removed the dint wed
Added by HeflinHunter on Apr 13, 2015 2:31 PM
N Twyman
P. S. Thank you...
... for maintaining this memorial of my ancestor. I sincerely appreciate it.
Added by N Twyman on Apr 08, 2015 10:25 AM
N Twyman
RE: Charles H. Chaney
Perfectly fine if you feel that way. But consider that ages on a death certificate can be calculated by a recorder after the birth and death dates have been written down, as opposed to directly asking an informant to provide the decedent's age. Thus, the age listed on a death certificate can be completely dependent on the recorded birth date in the same document.

Again, (and of course) it is perfectly fine if you feel differently and want to stick with what is there--I'm not 100% convinced that the bible record is the correct one either.
Added by N Twyman on Apr 08, 2015 10:19 AM
Jan Tice
Memorial# 38142849
Basil McDavitt - Russellville Cemetery - I have found a B McDavitt as the Justice of the peace who married Jerome Henderson and Amanda Kingrey in 1875 in Cole County. When I looked at your posting, there were some references and I have not figured out how to find them. Could you please help me. Do you know if Mr McDavitt was a J P. I know my Hendersons lived in the Russellville area. Thank you so much for your Findagrave service.
Added by Jan Tice on Apr 02, 2015 10:47 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Hi! Cemetery Preservation
I have a friend who is in a cemetery preservation documentary called the "Silent Storytellers" produced by Hop Litzwire. You can find it at There are several other tombstone preservation videos there too, some which shows how to preserve, clean, and repair them. Abby has written a book called "Gone to the Grave." Hope that helps.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Mar 23, 2015 8:34 PM
Donna Brummett
RE: Col Thomas Dugan
Sorry Bonnie for the mix up. I'll just delete mine. Mine are only there so that folks like you can see (if they don't know) where their kin is buried. I certainly don't mine and like you I like the memorials to be correct. Yes, I'm still active but not so much in SC unless someone send me a correction. We moved to TN. Talk to you LATER D
Added by Donna Brummett on Mar 23, 2015 7:53 AM
RE: Walter Harmon/Harman
Thanks for editing the name. Yeah, I made a memorial for Sue Harman and Walter Harman. I usually check the death certificate database if a headstone date falls between the 1910-1963, after I search the cemetery. I didnt see Walter Harman on there, so I searched Harmon and found him in the DC database, different spelling, AFTER I made the Harman one,so I deleted my duplicate memorial for Walter, and sent you an edit, letting you know. The last name I have found with a ton of spellings while photographing is Meyers, Meyer, Myer, Myers, Meirs, Meir. Usually if I find someone online with different spellings than what I see written on the headstone when I photograph it, i'll make a note in the bio on how it's written on death certificates or other documents I use to find information, so others can find it, too. Would you like a transfer of wife Sue Harman?
Added by *andrea* on Mar 18, 2015 2:09 PM
Joy Robbins
RE: Babb
Thank you. I'll check it out.
Added by Joy Robbins on Mar 13, 2015 12:21 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Mo. Cemetery Law
I have a copy of the Mo. Cemetery Law concerning vandalism in cemeteries on my blog (see my profile for link). Also, my husband's niece's husband used to work for Kidwell Monument Company in Versailles. If you have the pieces, perhaps they would fix or replace the tombstones for you. I have seen fixes in which a flat metal bracket was attached to the backside of the tombstone pieces using a mortar drill bit and screws and then the tombstone was cemented back onto to the ground block. Not perfect, but better than losing the pieces altogether. Sorry, that's happened to you.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Mar 12, 2015 1:16 AM
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