Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Tom Nelson (#47054245)
 member for 7 years, 11 months
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I'm a retired federal employee who fell into doing some online family research for a friend of mine - a McKenzie - and now I'm in so deep I can't get out! Most of you probably know the feeling. But it's a harmless obsession which I enjoy so I'll stick with it until I pull out the rest of my disappearing hair. I try to post most of my findings on Find A Grave so if you're interested in the McKenzie family who settled in central Missouri after emigrating from North Carolina via Kentucky, just enter the last name - mckenzie - in the box to the right and take a look! As for my own family, some surnames would be Fallas, Fallass, Bray, Oechsli, Mills - all of those in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 - and, on the Swedish side, Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of Skåne län.

USEFUL WEBSITES; a personal selection
(Visitors to this page will have access to most, if not all, of these sites.)

A Cemetery Glossary/Lexicon

Instructions for using Windows Alt Codes

Interesting website for "famous" Kansas Citians. And here's another one. And another.

Johnson County, Kansas cemeteries

Veterans' Gravesite Locator (for burials in national cemeteries in the U.S.A.)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (for veterans not buried in a national cemetery)

(See here for foreign burials of British Commonwealth and American servicemen.)

Birthdate Calculator (According to this calculator and the very top of this page, I became a member of Find A Grave on Sept. 26, 2008! Seems longer than that.)

Missouri Death Certificates 1910 through, currently, 1965

Missouri Birth & Death Records pre-1910

Jackson County, Missouri marriage records
(Kansas City, Independence, Raytown, Grandview, etc.)

Ancestry Library Edition (available only at participating libraries)



America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

Kansas City Star/Times pre-1991 obituaries

(Copies of other articles from the Kansas City Public Library)

McPherson County, Kansas Public Library

Midwest Genealogy Center - Resources

Kansas City Public Library - Digital Gallery

The illustrated sketch book and directory of Jefferson City and Cole County (1900)

Cole County (MO) Historical Society

State Historical Society of Missouri - Newspaper Collection

ProQuest Obituaries (MGC)

Non-famous memorials managed by Find A Grave

Find A County - without having to go to Wikipedia

Missouri State Research Guide -

Library of Congress - Historic American Newpapers

Missouri River Regional Library - Jefferson City, MO


Added by: Creative Commons

Find A Grave/ partnership

Chicago Tribune obituaries (1860-1984)

Wikipedia language codes

Meme Generator
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,178 Memorials Added
 • 1,270 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/Week
 • 2,485 Photos
 • 20 Photo Requests
 • 12 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 6 Fame Ratings
 • 18 Sponsorships
 • 36 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
alicia collings, Arlee, Bo Holm, Buddy170, campbell2u, cathy dupler, CGP, CNelson, Corey & Douglas..., Deb, Ellen Sherlock, Eric Brahinsky, gamma, garry lightle, Jacqui, Jean , JMW, Jo Terry ღ..., Joe Gibbens, Judith Way, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Tom Nelson (166)[Leave Message]
Family Tree Climber
Frank Houck edit
Thanks for suggestion locations of birth and death for memorial 92410079. Please advise your source of information so I can verify and note memorial as to source. Thanks.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Aug 20, 2016 4:39 PM
Ellen Sherlock
RE: Wilhelm Klar in Walla Church Cemetery
Hi Tom!
Wilhelm was married to a widow that had a son.
I can't recall the name off hand and am too busy/lazy to look it up. He was killed in an auto crash on the "Victor Corner"...which is the intersection with Old 81 and the county road that goes to the village of Victor. I'll try to remember to look this up to see if I can find the info again. We're in the middle of getting ready to move...after 40 years in the same house!!! We close on the new place next week. Haven't put this house up yet. Don't need the money for the new place so we can take our time getting moved.
Take care!!
Added by Ellen Sherlock on Aug 02, 2016 1:27 PM
Persons in photo you have posted
Hello! You have a photo posted on Ebba Miller Motley's find a grave that shows Ebba on the left and says other two women unidentified. The one in the middle is Ellen Motley Norlin (Ebba's daughter) and the one on the right is Dolly Norlin Hadden (Ebba's granddaughter).

I know this picture, as Ebba was my Dad's mother and Ellen is his sister, and Dolly is my cousin. Thank you for posting this picture! Brought back lots of memories.
Added by ejcagle56 on Jul 29, 2016 10:27 AM
RE: Albert Mittie and Laura Mittie
Thank you. The CDI on Family Search didn't give as many specifics as Ancestry, you have to look at the image and then find a chart that tells you what county or city the code is for. I don't have a subscription to Ancestry so I can't see all of their records.
I am going to leave the initial for Laura since Alberts draft registration isn't an official document for her and since there is a discrepancy among family trees. I put a note about it in her bio section.

Added by MJH on Jul 23, 2016 10:28 PM
Albert Mittie and Laura Mittie
Thank you for your edit requests.

Albert - Please share a death certificate or other official document with me to prove his exact date of death and location as I have been unable to verify your request through resources I have available to me.

Laura - Please share official documentation with me that states her middle name as I have been unable to verify it. I did find multiple family trees with a middle name, but most of them say Lona while others say Lena or Lonie

Added by MJH on Jul 23, 2016 11:41 AM
Mike Spatter
RE: Edwin Fallas
Greetings. Below is the link where I discovered his middle Initial

His Wife Annie Dix Temple is in my line.

Added by Mike Spatter on Jul 14, 2016 6:04 PM
Chris L
RE: August Bondi (cont.)
You're very welcome. Take care.
Added by Chris L on Jul 10, 2016 6:16 PM
Linda Jackson
RE: Root Photo Requests
You're welcome. No, I'm just telling you we looked in the area where John Root and Earle Root were buried and didn't see another other Roots. I called Todd at the Heritage Association (309-927-3899). He said Ralph Waldo Root is buried in Lot 43, but had no indication of Lot Numbers for Betsy and John Root Jr. I asked if they were in unmarked graves, and he didn't have that information. He confirmed John Jr.'s mother is buried there, so I added memorial and sent you edit to link them. If you have further questions, you could call the Heritage Association.
Added by Linda Jackson on Jul 06, 2016 3:29 PM
Linda Jackson
Root Photo Requests
FYI -- My husband and I were in Bishop Hill Cemetery yesterday and looked for your Root photo requests. We found Earle Root (1890 - 1963) and John Root (1882), and I created memorials for them. Earle was buried to the left of John Root (as facing their markers).
Linda Jackson
Added by Linda Jackson on Jul 02, 2016 8:01 AM
RE: Mollie W. Alcorn Park
Mine is the earlier one. Please contact the creator of the later post to transfer their grave photos; the later entry is the one that should be deleted. Thanks.
Added by JDH on Jun 30, 2016 6:55 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service