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Linda Dukes (#46842176)
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Bio Photo Please do not use the "LEAVE A PUBLIC MESSAGE" for Edits, there are Edit tabs for that...PLEASE use the EDIT TABS for each individual memorial-THANK YOU

FINDAGRAVE SERIOUSLY DISCOURAGES :
UNKNOWN BURIALS!!!

If I post an unknown burial in 2001, and you research John Smith, and post a memorial in 2015, the correct cemetery with his info, who should keep his memorial? YOU, because I just willy nilly posted a memorial to have his name out there>>>>>

C'MON PEOPLE, DO THE RESEARCH
BEFORE YOU POST!!!

I HAVE ASKED EVER SO KINDLY, FOR YOU NOT TO PUT COPIES OF THE MISSOURI DEATH CERTIFICATES ON MY MEMORIALS,
IF YOU WANT TO POST THEM TO EVERY ONE OF YOUR OWN MEMORIALS BE MY GUEST,
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE!!!
THEY ARE FREE TO VIEW ONLINE...

My main focus has been on Benton County Missouri, because my father's people settled there in 1859, and married into many different families; Carleton, Cook, Delozier, Boring, McMillin, VanHoozer, Chastain, Crouch, Mayhugh etc. They also brought a few different families with them in a wagon train, including; Sellers, Parker, Cate etc. Sometimes I take a few liberties with the OLD burials as to exact date of death, and Cemetery. I KNOW they are in buried Benton County, many of my ancestors were poor farmers, maybe never had a stone, and probably a few of them are at the bottom of the lake, because lets face it, before running water, you needed to live near water. Most of the small Cemeteries near water were "moved" by the Corps of Engineers.
Moved is a loose term, a cousin and friend who we will call Mr Chastain told me in 2009 when he was younger, and still living in Benton Co MO. He watched the Carleton Family Cemetery being "moved" They used a large flat bed truck and a couple guys with shovels, they would lift the headstone onto the back of the truck, and scoop one shovel full of dirt and throw it on the stone, then onto the next. NO bodies were ever moved...I am pretty sure this true for a lot of small family Cemeteries...
Back in the day, headstones were a luxury that few could afford, many field stones were used, but that burial would be lost within a few generations, as people moved away etc.
So if I have added an OLD burial that I cannot PROVE to you, so sorry...

Quality, not quantity...

I try to create memorials that will help family members find there loved ones final resting place, with as much info as I can find.
additions and or corrections always welcome

**I do not respond to negativity**







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RE: Me Again
Yes, if that wouldn't be a problem. I have Pop's (Ross') actual birthplace somewhere. My husband did some of the genealogy for our families after we got married. I'll have to find his records to get the info.

Thanks again!
Added by Watcher on Jun 01, 2015 11:10 PM
DKOWN
Anna Katharina Barth
Thank you for the correction and information.
Dyanne
P.S. Great work
Added by DKOWN on May 05, 2015 4:41 PM
fam2find
Butterfield, Hartman, Oyler
Thank you sooo much, Linda, for all the work, time, and sweat you have shared with us who live across the countryside. I am so grateful for your time spent on the above posted information. Bless you every day for your dedication.

Indebted from Arizona.
Added by fam2find on Apr 30, 2015 6:57 PM
Ralph Doak
RE: Robert Doak(e)
It has been 'interesting', yes !
I'll send news when it arrives and is 'decoded'
Ralph
Added by Ralph Doak on Apr 23, 2015 4:54 AM
Cis4Chris
"Moved Cemeteries"
Linda - I just read your bio and had to add my sympathy and shared pain over "moved" cemeteries. My Missouri first-family settlers' headstones suffered the same fate at the hands of a bull dozer. I have no idea how many ancillary relatives' headstones ended up in the gully that abuts the former family plot. Here in Texas, I've encountered similar situations when documenting abandoned cemeteries. The most poignant photograph I took was one of 30 crosses, all shoved against a chain link fence. It serves as a reminder that it's not just time that destroys our precious memories - but equally as often, the cruelty of mankind under the guise of "urban renewal". Bless you for your efforts to document and preserve!
Added by Cis4Chris on Apr 18, 2015 2:28 PM
Stephanie Kelly
Genealogy Saint!
Seriously, your hard work and dedication just broke a brick wall for myself and my whole family!
Added by Stephanie Kelly on Apr 06, 2015 6:42 PM
 

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