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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aide you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery records...as is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial. If you add something to one of my memorials, please notify me through the edit tab so that I can update the memorial.

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me - please let me know the relation. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Patience is a virtue - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can.
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A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:

~~ My beloved father & my hero James Robert Hoffman ~~

My cousin Francis Nicholas Hueben, MIA shot down over New Guinea in WWII.

My cousin Donald Michael Willy, killed WWII.
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*~* MY SPECIAL FINDS: *~*
After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were not available for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
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My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Werner, Fischer, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Cain, Willy, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
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~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries:

*** Mount Hope (atleast 3/4 done) All memorials from the cemetery records are posted, and about 95% of the stones. We are still finding burials not in the records. To those that have been gracious enough to leave the 'notes' section alone, we are far enough along on the survey that you can modify this section if you wish. I had 5-600 photos added to my memorials without being told. If you see any, please let me know so that I may update.

*** Quindaro All of the memorials from the cemetery records are posted, but only about 40% of the stones. **Please note, I put much of this one up by spreadsheet. This process did a lousy job of catching duplicates so there are many. Don't hesitate to bring to my attention, but if you find multiples - please send 1 email with links.

*** Woodlawn (just getting started) About 20% of the memorials are up from cemetery records.

*** Oak Grove (a friend is just getting started)
(I can also do look-ups on these 4 cemeteries.)

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)

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"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter
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"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." -The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995
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DEAR ANCESTOR
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown
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"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman
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GeorgiaCA
Florentina Elizabeth Queen
Hi Kim - I will delete my memorial, but 1st I would like to ask my photographer to place the headstone photo at your memorial...(or perhaps you could ask?). I appreciate their effort. I do have the Queen name in my family, but no not know if there is any relationship here.
-Georgia
Added by GeorgiaCA on Dec 12, 2014 1:55 PM
Member #47614207
Question
Hey Kim
How do you make the links blue to a memorial on your profile page.

Thank you
Added by Member #47614207 on Dec 11, 2014 12:09 PM
Member #47614207
Gemmell Family
The Gemmell Family was killed in Maryland when the plan crashed into their house.

We have created memorials for the mother & two children.

The mother was found shielding the two children from the fire & smoke.

Please help us pass the word to have other Find A Grave member show their support & stop by the memorials.

Thank you
Sincerely
Find A Grave Member #47614207
Added by Member #47614207 on Dec 10, 2014 1:01 PM
Marjorie McCampbell Etchell
Martha Wadleigh
Done! Thanks again. Marjorie
Added by Marjorie McCampbell Etch... on Nov 10, 2014 12:25 PM
Shani Miller
RE: Forrest Bain Cunningham, Jr
Kim,
Thank you for the offer and taking the time to contact me. I would love to have a copy of the obit. You can send it to my email address if you wish. Forrest's grandmother, Lillie Blankenship Cunningham was my 2x great grandmother's sister. I'm always excited to receive information about my family!
Thanks again,
Shani
Added by Shani Miller on Nov 10, 2014 8:24 AM
David
RE: Richard Sullivan
Hi,
You're very welcome. I enjoy the opportunity to get out and take the photos as requested; I've been lucky enough to have folks take photos I've requested. Its nice to be able to return the favor when I can.
Dave
Added by David on Nov 09, 2014 7:55 AM
SMG
Suggestion
Hello there....just wondering why you placed a photograph of Newton Smock (109585848) on his memorial but did not place the same photograph on his wife's memorial, Mary Smock (135025572). It's very hard to see but she is on the same stone. Thanks.
Added by SMG on Nov 02, 2014 6:54 PM
Finley Bea
Nancy Minvera Collins Gunter
would you please add the fowling names I am a
granddaughter.William wesley 1877-1944
Clara Almanda 1900-1963
William Fred 1902-1968
Bartholomew b.19o5-1980
Harley Homer 1906-1981
Noah Oscar 1910-1979
Laura Viretta 1911-1994
Lola Marie 1914-1992
here parents were Bartholomew (Tol) Collins
and mary Ann (Polly) Capps these 7 our there Childern thanks so very much if you can do this.

sincerly Beryldene Gunter Finley
Added by Finley Bea on Oct 30, 2014 7:04 PM
Jo C
FAG 125044642
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to create havoc! ~ Jo
Added by Jo C on Oct 24, 2014 2:46 PM
Jo C
FAG 125044642
The obit for Barbara Teeple states she was born in Hancock, NY. You don't agree? Thanks for your help ~ Jo C
Added by Jo C on Oct 11, 2014 12:56 PM
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