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L Pelletier (#47648905)
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I'm an amateur genealogist. My family names include: Beck, Benson, Bishop, Brown, Butler, Campbell, Danchul, Erbst,Force, Furnas, Gardner, Hollingsworth, Jones, Kirk, Kitson,Kreienjobst, Lofquist/Loquist, McConochie, McKay, Mendenhall, Mote, Nelson, Niohols, Pearson, Pierson, Stoltenberg, Smith, Steddom, Taylor, Turner, Vaughn, Wells, Wilkinson, Wright and others in other countries Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Serbia, France.

I'm always happy to connect with other researchers. I's also glad to hear from others with additions or corrections for my memorials.

I have created memorials for my ancestors and many others I have information on. If you have a closer realtionship to someone, I will gladly transfer the memorial, as I beleive relatives should have control of their family memorials.

A suggestion to my fellow Find a Grave volunteers: Arrange with someone to take over your memorials when you no longer can.

Happy hunting!

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David Forcade
Regarding Frederick Yount
Thank you for the recent addition to the bio of Frederick Yount. Wish I knew of the burial location for his parents that he might be linked to them as well.

God Bless
David Forcade
Added by David Forcade on May 17, 2014 4:59 AM
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Source: Portrait and Biographical Album, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1889, page 193

WILLIAM FURNAS, a retired farmer and prominent citizen of Muscatine, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, on the 5th day of Febraury, 1820, and is a son of Christopher and Sarah ( Jenkins ) Furnas, who were natives of South Carolina. They were both members of the Society of Friends and died in that faith. Of their family of six children three are yet living: Louisa, wife of Elijah Dawson, of Story County, Iowa; Mary A., wife of John Hall, of Hendricks County, Ind., and William of this sketch. In 1849 Christopher Furnas removed with his family to Madison County, Ind., where his death occurred Dec. 12, 1858. His wife died in Benton County, Iowa, on the 13th day of December, 1868.
Our subject was reared upon a farm, receiving such education as the early schools of his native county afforded. In 1845 he led to the marriage altar Miss Sarah Compton, daughter of William and Susanna ( Frost ) Compton, the former a native of South Carolina, and the latter of North Carolina. To them were born four children, who are yet living: Elizabeth, wife of Jesse James, of Marion County, Ind.; Elias, who married Nancy Jenkins, and resides in Cass County, Neb.; Martha, wife of George Knisley, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Sarah, wife of our subject. Mr. and Mrs. Compton both died in Muscatine County, Iowa.

After his marriage Mr. Furnas removed to Marion County, Ind., where he engaged in farming for some time, and in 1867 removed to Moscow Township, Muscatine County, where he purchased a fine farm, upon which he resided until February, 1884, at which time he removed to the city. He is now living a retired life, resting after the years of toil, now spending his life in ease and comfort. Politically, he is a supporter of thr Republican party, and the first Presidential contest he took part in was in 1840, when he used his influence for William Henry Harrison, though he was not old enough to vote for him.

Mr. and Mrs. Furnas have had five children born unto them, but only one is now living: Lucinda, born July 19, 1846, became the wife of S. M. Hoskins, and died Dec. 8, 1870, leaving one child. The following verses as a tribute to her memory were written by Charles Furnas:

Oh! can it be that thou art gone
From earth and friends so soon ?
A year ago I saw thy form
With health and vigor bloom.

A loving husband and a child
Then had thy fondest care,
And cheering hopes thy pathway filled
With flowers rich and rare.

Who, who would tho't that death should come
To claim so dear a prize,
And cast o'er us so deep a gloom
And bid such griefs arise.

Yet this is man's unyielding fate.
Oh, 'tis a painful tho't !
To-day we live, we act, we move,
Tomorrow we are not.

Farewell, dear friend, a long farewell,
We'll hope to meet again,
When our dust is with the dust
And spirits whence they came.

John W., the second child, born Oct. 4, 1848, died Nov. 12, 1854; Louisa E., born July 10, 1852, is the wife of Arthur E. Stiles, of Albuquerque, N. M., and to them have been born two children, Newton and Nettie; Isaac N., born July 16, 1856, died Oct. 20, 1859, and Emsley H. born Feb. 9, 1864, died Aug 25, 1880. He was a most prominent young man, beloved by all, and to his memory the following lines were written by a friend:

Just at the door of manhood,
As life begins to be
A plane of jeweled prospects
That all desired to see;

And when the doting parents
Begin to know the joy,
And gladden with the sayings of
A true and faithful boy.

And then for death to linger,
And claim this only son,
Calls out each latent effort
To say, "Thy will be done."

With ties of nature fractured
Their grief will e'er prevail.
Did not their soul love linger
With his, beyond the vale?

Though earth's hopes are all frustrated,
And his fair form decays,
In yon approaching future,
Your grief will turn to praise.

For 'tis not all of life to live,
Nor all of death to die,
Our treasure in Jesus surely
We will find by and by.

Mr. and Mrs Furnas are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are universally respected throughout Muscatine County, where they have resided so many years.
Added by Family Finder on May 14, 2014 8:59 PM
RE: Olston
Feel free to use any photo of mine you'd like.
Added by VJS on Apr 21, 2014 5:43 AM
RE: Olston
Yes, of course!
Added by VJS on Apr 16, 2014 6:09 AM
Emily Bush
RE: Photo
Of course. No need for credit. I take the photos for fun in hopes that a family member will stuble upon it, not for credit. Thanks for asking though!
Added by Emily Bush on Apr 09, 2014 4:19 AM
Iowa Ray
George North
Hello Laura,

I am a descendant of George North and have the following which you may want to use to update his find-a-grave entry.

George North, born Jan 13, 1711 in St. Johns Parish, Hackney, Middlesex, England; d. 1816, Miami County, Ohio; aged 105, m. Ruth BURDEN, May 14, 1737, Philadelphia; Her birth: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA; Death: 19 MAR 1757 in Chester Co., PA. His father's name was James North per Family Search entry.

Thanks, Ray Mechem
Added by Iowa Ray on Mar 21, 2014 3:10 PM
Bob & AJ
RE: Photos
Sure you can use my photos in No problem. I am transfering the 2 memorials to you.
Added by Bob & AJ on Mar 04, 2014 3:31 PM
James Seidelman
RE: Aganes Blank
Memorial has already been transferred.

Of course you can use my photo for your family tree.

I'm not related, but photographed the entire cemetery several years ago when I spent a month in the spring in Laurel.
Added by James Seidelman on Feb 07, 2014 7:35 PM
RE: Photos
You have my blessings on using the photos.
Added by AZLILOWL on Sep 17, 2013 9:13 PM
Barbara Schaffer
George Force
Hi, I've corrected the dates for George Force ~ thanks for catching that error :)
Added by Barbara Schaffer on Sep 03, 2013 1:12 PM
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