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Bill (#47169641)
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Bio Photo NOTE: ~ ~ Please send corrections and or updates; I want things to be accurate! As one "graver" said about Find A Grave, "Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination."

Remember........."That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies." W. Clement Stone

~ The unfolding history revealed during research of families is so interesting, fascinating, but sometimes tragically sad, causing one to wish they had studied history more astutely and to have listened to stories told by our elders when young ~

I'm most interested in helping Nancy Brewer, aka "I Remember When", in her effort on Find A Grave to recognize the pioneers and builders of my home town of Carthage, Missouri.

SPECIAL NOTATION: Find A Grave has choosen to transfer hundreds of memorials to me in Oswego cemetery, Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, of which the vast majority are yours if you so request via "EDIT"! ~ ~ NOTE ~ ~ Find A Grave elected (?) to REMOVE thousands of original contributors photos and rename Mary, "Anonymous" affecting mostly southern Kansas-Missouri areas, so as of late April 2013, these memorials are without her photos and name, but most, still available for transfer by myself and others! Contributor Margaret is dedicated to re-photograph this cemetery, as her time permits and furnish local historical group copies for their records.

In another case, but a different contributor in Arkansas, some 60,000 to 80,000 memorials have been DELETED from Find A Grave, WITHOUT twice requested explanation from FAG!

~ Visit my Websites. ~

NOTE: Several contributors have allowed me to update their memorials by transferring to me then upon completion I return them, ~ ~ if they so desire.

Would also enjoy your comments, corrections, and would dearly love to be given all of my relatives and dearest friends of whom I've deeply researched on Find A Grave which are created by others.

I am a retired civil engineer (raised in Carthage, Missouri(ah) till 1944), with at least three known 3rd g,grandfathers veterans of Revolutionary War, one 2nd g,grandfather (served two years) & two g,grandfathers veterans of the Civil War with father a veteran of WW I, my brother & myself, veterans of WW II, ~ ~ who well over ten years ago was given a WebTv and have since enjoyed setting in my easy chair in Naples, (until November 2006 with moved 35 miles north to Shell Point Village near Sanibel Island, Lee county, Florida), doing genealogy on it till it went out of business 30 SEP 2013, when my 79 websites were transferred by Pris Weathers to host site, so now I'm using a computer.

On 25th May 2010, became oldest in my paternal Boggess line, for thirteen generations, to at least the 16th century, when becoming older than our veteran of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Boggess (1742-1825), with only my maternal great,grandfather, John A Flora, having lived around three years longer as of this writing.

Family lines of most interest to me:
FLORA, Hagee, Shults/z, Wallick.
BOGGESS, Knight, Luke, Robinson, Wood.

Also included among my "Memorials" are all, including 9 blood related, with only 15 listed by others, within this 1964 abandoned Methodist church one acre cemetery we restored in 2004, ie: Point Pleasant

Well in excess of a hundred blood and/or shirt-tail relatives, including a 17-1/2 y/o Burmese cat, have been transferred for my management (one, deleted because she is living) and have transferred hundreds to others. Several others, mostly by mega-number holders are with incorrect information, will NOT correct or stubbornly withheld from me, and refuse to add family links and/or bios. I would like very much to gain management of all my family's Memorials plus those of special interest, on Find A Grave and I'm most ready to share with others.

Several memorials with inactive contributors, have been transferred to me which now have biographies and family links added, helping other researchers. PLEASE NOTE: Should a link NOT open, simply change "org" within link to "net"!

Many cohorts throughout the states have helped me by sharing family information, pictures, etc for my many booklets which were freely distributed to libraries, universities, historical groups, family members, etc and now my many web-sites with documented information of those researched that are related, some by only a thread.

Much of my research is also filed in some twenty or more states with USGenWeb archives, (should the link NOT open, change "org" within link to "net") and some on Pris Weathers wonderfull website and also found on my Amarillo (formerly of Graham), Texas friend's Worldconnect tree, some of which I have used for Find A Grave memorials, search his index for name: Daryl

William (Bill) Samuel Boggess
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri till 1944

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Messages left for Bill (437)[Leave Message]
RE: Flora
Thank you for doing that, did I mention that they are my Great Grand parents. I am going to Colorado in Sept to see if I can find out any more information. So excited.
Added by Pattie on Aug 21, 2014 9:52 AM
Matthew Carver
RE: (Edits)
Bill I have checked my edit page and I find no edits for Estes. Please let me know what it was and I will add the information. Thank you, Matthew Carver
Added by Matthew Carver on Aug 17, 2014 7:00 PM
Susan Ing
RE: Rapheal Rombauer at Hillcrest Abbey
That would be nice but the VA will only cover a military funeral. If you are related and can come, please do. We would love family to accept his flag
Added by Susan Ing on Aug 17, 2014 6:25 AM
Susan Ing
Rapheal Rombauer at Hillcrest Abbey
I am working with the Missing in America Project on unclaimed cremains in storage at Valhalla and have turned this man in for a full military burial at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. I am waiting for approval with the VA which could take several weeks and our next service will be around Veteran's Day in the fall. We have 26 men to far going and waiting for many more. I have sent a copy of his memorial you did for him for reference as well. Wish us luck
Added by Susan Ing on Aug 17, 2014 3:53 AM
daniel matzke jr
RE: Maggie Busboom Matzke
Sorry it took so long to respond. No, that is not the correct Ferdinand A Matzke. The birth and death dates don't match what we got from my grandfather.
Added by daniel matzke jr on Aug 16, 2014 10:29 PM
Hemingstein III
Arbuckle Memorial
I don't mind doing transfers to anyone who can improve them! Let me know if I can transfer others.

Added by Hemingstein III on Aug 16, 2014 7:30 AM
Dana Longley
RE: e w morgan
Bill, this person is not related to us so if you want to keep him you can. Dana and I just like to take pictures of the graves to try to help out others to find their relatives. We have found some of ours thanks to people doing the same thing, just passing it on.
Added by Dana Longley on Aug 15, 2014 9:04 AM
Deleting Edits
Bill, I copied the instructions for how to delete the Edit you made. Go ahead and delete the incorrect one and submit a new one. I'll leave that request alone until you've had time to do so. Thanks!

From the FAQs:
Help, I submitted a wrong or incomplete editing request, how do I delete it?
From your 'Profile' page, select the 'Edits' tab.

Select 'Pending Edits I submitted' from the dropdown menu.

Find the edit which needs deleted and click the 'x' to the right of the edit. Confirm deletion and the edit will be removed. [Top]
Added by Rejeana on Aug 11, 2014 11:04 PM
Betty Saltenberger
Bill, Not a problem. Enjoy. Betty
Added by Betty Saltenberger on Aug 10, 2014 7:44 AM
Betty Saltenberger
Talbert Peterson
Hi Bill, Same deal. OK?
If you hear of the clean up day, let me know.
It is rumored & it needs it. Thanks, Betty
Added by Betty Saltenberger on Aug 09, 2014 11:06 AM
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