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Kent Kooi (#46562030)
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Bio Photo I retired in 2001 after 31 years as an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and USINS. I also then worked two years on a contract with DHS. I have been active in cemetery research in Clay County, MO, for a number of years. I have also enjoyed doing research to locate the graves of some of the Medal of Honor recipients whose graves were never marked, or who never received the recognition due them.

Anyone may use any of my photos from Find A Grave for their own historical research. If you need one of my memorials transferred to you, let me know.

Lately, I have been trying to track down the graves of the men of the 4th Iowa Cavalry. I have met some very helpful members, and thank them for everything they have done to help me.
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Linda Thompson
RE: Sgt Gillham's DOB
Hi, I will try to find the obit for you. The small library in Westcliffe has all the old newspapers on microfilm so will do a search and let you know in a few weeks. Linda
Added by Linda Thompson on Dec 03, 2014 10:17 AM
Linda Thompson
RE: Sgt Gillham's DOB
Hi, my information source is from burial records for the Silvercliff cemetery located at the West Custer County Library. I plan to search obituaries there this winter so sure I will find more confusing dates. If you wish, I can check for Mr. Gilham's obit much sooner let me know and I will try.
Added by Linda Thompson on Nov 23, 2014 11:54 PM
RE: Whitmores in Iowa
Thank you, to info, will change dates in my Ancestry.
Added by Nancy on Nov 13, 2014 2:19 PM
Whitmores in Iowa
Thank you for all of your hard work. I know because I used to be able to go to cemeteries here in SE Iowa. You have a memorial for John W. Whitmore, his marker says he died in 1918'. , not 1913 as the memorial reads.
Added by Nancy on Nov 12, 2014 4:58 PM
Linda Albrecht Maret and Gary A Maret
Lewis Barr
Kent, Thank you so much for the picture for Lewis. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. Again, thanks and have a great day. Gary Maret
Added by Linda Albrecht Maret and ... on Sep 30, 2014 10:21 AM
RE: Hodges Cemetery
Oh, I didn't see the Graveyard photo - but now I do. That's sad, isn't it? Thank you for your reply. You have been very helpful. I hope I can go there one day and see it for myself. Best, Cindy
Added by Cindy on Sep 23, 2014 7:14 PM
Hodges Cemetery
Mr. Kooi
I would be grateful if you have any other photos from the Hodges cemetery. I know that the parents of Louisiana Lingenfelter Hodges are buried there as well. Their names are George Bernhardt LINGENFELTER and Nancy York LINGENFELTER.
Thank you so much for your help. Best, Cindy
Added by Cindy on Sep 23, 2014 5:41 PM
Wm V Hodges
I want to thank you so very much for the photos of William V Hodges and his wife Louisiana's headstones in the Hodges cemetery. William V Hodges is my 3rd Great Grandfather - I am descended from his youngest son, Francis (Frank) Hodges. I greatly appreciate being able to see these photos. Very kind of you! Thanks again, Cindy
Added by Cindy on Sep 23, 2014 4:24 PM
ronald conrad
Opal "Sears" O'Dor-Mathes
Thank you so much for the headstone photo of Opal.
It is very much appreciated. Have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Aug 22, 2014 12:51 PM
Eli Chandler
Wilson Cem,
Hi Kent, just wanted to let you know I went to the cemetery last week. Family reunion in Weston. Amanda from the mill site probably told you. A little overgrown but I broke it down some.
Really cool and I got some good pictures of ggggf grave. It is neat that the Watkins family was his neighbors, etc.
I am coming back this fall or next spring. Want to go see the old house site with you guys. Sincerely, Eli
Added by Eli Chandler on Jul 15, 2014 3:59 PM
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