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Kelly Robbins (#36158216)
 member for 14 years, 4 months, 15 days
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First of all, I welcome all corrections, additions, and link requests, and I am happy to transfer postings to relatives or (in cases where I'm not related to the subject) to anyone with a special interest in managing a particular person's listing. I'm not in this to rack up "numbers" but to preserve and honor the memory of those who have passed on and help those who may be looking for information about their lives. I always try to add as much information as possible to any posting I make, even those to whom I am not related, and I note where the information is speculative, not to claim I'm right but in the hope that others with more definitive information will come forward so we can figure things out as best we can.

I have loved searching through old graveyards since I became interested in genealogy at age 12. I am the "cyber-founder" of three cemeteries on this site, Prospect Cemetery in Bois d'Arc, MO, Johns Chapel near Ash Grove, MO, and Yeakley Chapel near Republic, MO, the latter of which was actually founded by my ancestor. Besides these "top 3," several other members of my family may be found in Wade Chapel, also near Republic. Although I visit these cemeteries once or twice a year, I live in the Washington, DC area (unfortunately!).

I feel it is a real labor of love to remember our ancestors and keep their memories alive, including in ways they never could have imagined such as this site. As long as they live on in our hearts, they are never really gone.

In addition to visiting my own people, I always end up visiting famous people's graves wherever I go. I've made 3 pilgrimages to Jim Morrison's grave, 2 to Elvis', and 5 to Lenin's plus one to Marx's. Wandered around Recoleta but never found Evita. The saddest grave I've ever visited - Andy Gibb's. Worst maintained public cemetery - Highgate in London. Spookiest - the Kaisergruft in Vienna (it was so overwhelming I had to flee!).

By the way, I am also a graduate of Grinnell College, alma mater of the creators of this wonderful site. Last but not least, on behalf of myself and at least 3 previous generations of my ancestors who were fans before me, I would like to say Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals, World Series 2011 Champions! I was at Game 6, the greatest single event I have ever seen, as well as Game 7. Absolutely awesome!
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Walter Mills
Memorial # 142212896 has been deleted. Sorry for the inconvenience. I did not mean to make a duplicate memorial.

Added by JWA on Apr 17, 2015 12:39 AM
Harold Calvin Franks
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Sorry for the spelling errors. I use a virtual keypad on my iPad, and it often has a mind of it's own. Lol. My Mom called me just as I was finishing, and I did not get to proof read; hope you can make sense.
Added by Harold Calvin Franks on Feb 17, 2015 5:38 PM
Harold Calvin Franks
RE: Elmer Hayes
Well thank you Kelly, you are just the kind of people I hoped to interact with here, kind and very gracious, you are.
I also Enjoy your sharing info about your family.
My maternal side goes back to at least the very early 1800's in The Springfield area. My maternal grandparents, names Hays and. Mc Call both grew up in Willard.
My grandma Florence talked of the Johnsons very frequentl. She was bored in 1913, and left with my grandfather, Calvi Sawywe (Buster ) Hays in 1946, for Southern Ca.
I wish she was still here, so I could ask her more about that, she died in 2007, in my care. I'll have to ask my Mom.
I listened to much of what my grandma said; wish I'd been wise enough to write it all down; at sixty, my memory is not as sharp as it once was. Of course that is why I am actively archieving thousand of pictures, letters, etc., so I don't have to rely on my memory as I get old.
Again, you are most kind, I will card for Uncle Rlmer as if he were my blood.
When you go to That cemetery, would you look to see if His wife, my grt aunt Jewel is there. She just does not show up anywhere.
Thank you,
Harold Calvin " Bryan" Franks
Added by Harold Calvin Franks on Feb 17, 2015 5:27 PM
Harold Calvin Franks
RE: Elmer Hayes
I'm new at this and I think I may need to transfer this back to you. I did look at your memorials and honestly thought that you were not related to Uncle Elmer, or I would not have asked, because, I am only related by marriage. His wife, Jewel was my great aunt, daughter to Calvin Porter Hays and Lillie Sawyer Hays.
I do have warm feeling for both of them, even though I never met either; well, when I was a baby, once.
My Mom, Mary (Hays) Franks, adored Uncle Elmer. My Grandma Florence ( McCall) Hays, also spoke of both often. Jewel was my Grandpa Calvin Sawyer (Buster) Hays' sister.
Anyway, sounds like you have closer ties to Elmer, than I.
If you don't mind though, I will enhance the memorial some before returning it to you. I believe I can find some awesome pictures of them both. I may also have some of there children. Which one are you related to?
You may also have noticed that the two girls were named for my Grandma, Florence Elizabeth Hays. Jewel loved my grandma dearly, even if they were not blood either.
To bad Jewel's marker has never been photographed.
Thanks, let me know if my purposal is OK, because if you want me to transfer right away, I will do so. I am all about building strong supportive sharing friendships here on, Search A Grave.
Thanks again,
Added by Harold Calvin Franks on Feb 15, 2015 8:49 PM
RE: Photo of Flora Jane
Hi Kelly, Thank you for correcting the photo of my great grandmother, Lou Olive Burney. I too have photos that I am not sure of exactly who they are. My 1st Cousin & I are trying to work through them. I have just now got back into working on my family history. I was glad to locate the Find A Grave website although I'm not sure exactly how it works, so if you have any pointers I would appreciate it. I am very excited about putting all the pieces together of the family. Thank you again.
Added by sissy on Jan 28, 2015 6:18 PM
Photo of Flora Jane
The photo posted here for Flora Jane is not correct. This is a photo of Lou Olive Burney Trogdon when she was 16 years old. She is my great grandmother. Lou Olive would have been Flora Jane's aunt. Lou Olive is also buried at Johns Chapel.
Added by sissy on Jan 27, 2015 7:47 PM
RE: Sally Haley Seamans
i'am look
Added by Bobby on Jun 29, 2014 1:25 PM
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RE: David Richards
I'm checking on the Robbins bunch.

Added by Genealogy Lover on Jun 03, 2014 7:03 PM
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David Richards
Your memorial:

I want to alert you that I am adding a headstone photo on your memorial for David Richards. Please take notice that the birth date on your memorial (based, I assume, on the death certificate) is not the same as what is on the headstone.

I leave it to you to make a note indicating the discrepancy, if you so desire.

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Added by Genealogy Lover on Jun 02, 2014 1:26 PM
Edward L. Jackson
More info: MO d.c. #31449, Informant Nancy J. Jackson (widow of John S.C. Jackson (Edward's brother), of Republic, MO).

Hello Kelly Robbins,
Would you please ask the find-a-grave programmers to add one line after each edit, for Ref:

This having to communicate everything twice, once for the info and yet again for the Reference is getting tiresome. The two communications also get sent to different places: Edit ends-up under the edit tab and the second for Reference gets sent either to copy-of-email or under Messages, such as this one.

Help! Please. Thank you, B.

Added by B9B on Apr 22, 2014 12:27 AM
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