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Sandi McCoy (#47139616)
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Bio Photo I am a born and bred native of Keya Paha County, Nebraska. Much of my family homesteaded here before 1900. I arrived in 1952 when I was born. I have lived here all my life and continue to enjoy the quiet life in Keya Paha County with my husband, Mike. We have four children who have now left the nest and are periodically adding to the family tree with children of their own.

A few years ago I became interested in genealogy and began to research my family history. Much of the research was done online where I discovered the value of online cemetery transcriptions. I also discovered that Keya Paha County had almost no online information about its cemeteries. Since then I have attempted to transcribe and put online the information from Keya Paha County. If you discover errors in my work, please feel free to contact me via email with the correct information.
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Leana Rosentrater
Thank you for transferring Millie Williams, Gilbert, Willims, and Clair Williams, and also Carmen Davis to me. Leana R Rosentrater
Added by Leana Rosentrater on Jun 11, 2014 9:35 AM
Anthony Thompson
Thanks Sandi. I would assume the same thing that only family would be interested but alas this is not the case. Hobby genealogists and members of findagrave have taken all the photos of my family from there findagrave memorials and have reposted them even when they have no relationship to my family. Findagrave does nothing to the members who violate this policy so sadly I had to remove all photos I placed on here. It felt strange that some stranger would have photos of my Great great grandfather. Findagrave provides links to now so I really don't know why people have to steal the images and repost them. It seems disrespectful to the memorial and the members family. Thanks again. You've been very helpful and I plan to be in Keya Paha and Custer county lots this season doing hands on research. Anthony
Added by Anthony Thompson on May 18, 2014 7:25 AM
Anthony Thompson
Please remove obit clip
Hi Sandi, I was hoping you can remove the obit from my GGGgrandfathers memorial. It seems many people of course appropriate materials from find a grave and then repost it all over the internet. Please delete the obit from his memorial page. I am grateful that you found it when I requested help but would have liked to keep it private. Now it appears many people who have no connection are using the material...which it took me three years just to discover him. I believe these materials should be protected by family. I also removed all old photos because of the same illegal theft of my images on relatives memorials. People just dont respect findagrave policies. I also had to break up many links and connections so these unrelated hobby genealogists have to do their own work if they are interested in my family. Appreciate it. Anthony...heres the link to the memorial...
Added by Anthony Thompson on May 15, 2014 2:45 PM
Jennifer Sims
Eva May Withrow Cook
Thanks so much for transferring Eva M. Withrow Cook's memorial to me. I have combined the information in the duplicate memorial and requested that FindAGrave delete the other one that I had, leaving your wonderful memorial as the remaining one. I've also added a photo that B J Cook contributed. Thanks again for your work and consideration!
Jennifer & Bill
Added by Jennifer Sims on Jan 28, 2014 12:10 PM
Jennifer Sims
RE: Eva Withrow Cook memorial
Dear Sandi,
Eva May Withrow Cook is my husband William T. Withrow's great grand aunt. We would be happy to take over management of her memorial if you wouldn't mind transferring it to us. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on her memorial.
Jennifer J Sims
William T Withrow
Added by Jennifer Sims on Jan 27, 2014 2:50 PM
Thank you
for your work on Mrs. Mary Ann Lively Webb. She is a relative and the information on the obituary is very helpful to my research.
Added by smokeysf on Jan 13, 2014 4:04 PM
Linda Mitchell
Charles Franklin Mitchell
This would have been my uncle, he's my Dad's oldest brother.

Thanks for the pictures and info on him. Below is his obituary, if you would like to post it there.

Linda Mitchell


A sad death was that of Charles, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Mitchell of Harmony, Nebraska, who died Sunday morning at the Ainsworth Hospital, after several days of suffering. About a week before a boy was thrown by a horse, which evidently stepped upon and injured him internally. The youngster did not like to tell his parents of the accident, and so only admitted having bruised one knee. His condition finally became so serious that he was taken to Ainsworth, where it was found that he was suffering from internal injuries and that little could be done to relieve him. Burial took place Tuesday, at Norden, Nebraska, a former home.
Charles Franklin Mitchell, son of Jess and Laurene Mitchell, was born December 8, 1914, at Loup City, Neb., and died October 21, 1923, at Ainsworth, Neb., age 8 years, 10 months , and 14 days. He was baptized last June. He leaves besides his parents, two brothers and two sisters, his grandparents, many other relatives. The neighbors and schoolmates speak highly of him and a manly little fellow.

Valentine Republican, Valentine, NE 10/26/1923
Added by Linda Mitchell on Sep 24, 2013 4:28 PM
Debra Koller
Ethel Marie Heeb
Thank you for transferring Ethel over to me Sandi! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Respectfully yours,
Added by Debra Koller on Sep 20, 2013 9:50 AM
Mavis Rozella Patterson Tuttle
What a great photo.
Thank You.
Carolyn (piper)
Added by Piper on Sep 15, 2013 7:24 PM
Ruthanne Hayes-Haight
Hi Sandi,
We note on your grave description that the grave stone for Wesley Joel Haight in the Simpson Cemetery in Nebraska is unclear to read. We would like to replace the marker with a veteran's memorial stone , but do not know the person to contact concerning about permission to do this in the Simpson Cemetery. Would you happen to know?
Thank you so much for your service.
Chandler Haight, Ruthanne Hayes Haight
Added by Ruthanne Hayes-Haight on Sep 08, 2013 1:12 PM
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