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Rita Collvins Mayfield (#46860488)
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Bio Photo My name is Rita June Collvins Mayfield. I was born February 20, 1942 in Jackson County, Oklahoma. I married Vernon Roy Mayfield on April 16, 1971. My primary hobbies are gardening, oil painting, genealogy and of course cemeteries. There is something comforting about strolling through the cemetery and reading the stones. I have recently moved to Cordell, Oklahoma, but have lived in Oklahoma most of my life. Once an Okie, always an Okie. I am slowly trying to get all my family memorialized here. My virtual cemeteries represent my family, unless otherwise noted. I am going to make them public once again, and hope I can leave them without the misuse that occurred previously.

If I have a memorial that is anyone in your family, and is unrelated to me or my husband, I will be glad to hand it over to you as I don't adhere to the 4 generation only guideline, just contact me. I count it a joy and a job well done if I am able to pass on your loved one to you. It is my number two reason for doing this, second only to wishing to save all the old and battered stones from being lost forever. If you find errors on any of the information on my memorials, please get in touch with me with corrections. You are welcome to use my tombstone photos on your family files and family trees, just note where you got it.

Please don't post death certificates or census reports in the picture area on my memorials. They don't belong there and are detrimental to the looks of the memorial, plus it takes up room where photos could be placed.

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Jean Clubine
RE: Carpenter and Taylors
Thanks for sending me your personal e-mail address. Mine is on Ancestry but it is
I thought you said you lived in OK somewhere. I live in OK, too, in Mounds, just south of Tulsa a few miles.
I certainly enjoy our correspondence and was really surprised to find that we were related distantly. It's always fun to find cousins we didn't know we had. I have spent a lot of time looking for John Taylor, the father of George Washington Taylor, grandfather of my Dad, Owen. Several other people have been looking, too, but no one has found anything. John Taylor is such a common name.
Oh, I have noticed that my grandmother, Delia's name is not quite complete on Samuel Carpenter's page. Their names were Mary Cordelia Carpenter and Sarah Cornelia Carpenter. They were born on April 1, 1889. Mary died in 1975 and Sarah died in 1981.
I have never been to one of the reunions but I can imagine that it would be great fun to meet some of the people where I have only seen their names. I don't go back to Izard or Sharp County very often at all anymore. Since all of the family has passed away, it makes it harder to get back.
Thank you so much for all your help with this. I do enjoy corresponding with you.

Added by Jean Clubine on May 23, 2015 9:06 AM
RE: Samuel
No, I don't mind ... just thought I'd offer. And I LOVE receiving edits. It means someone is seeing the memorial :)

Added by Sidney on May 22, 2015 1:23 PM
RE: Samuel McElmurray
Rita, I've added the link to Samuel's parents. Would you like me to transfer him to you?

Added by Sidney on May 22, 2015 12:50 PM
Jean Clubine
Rita, I had no idea that we were related until I saw your tree. Lawson Carpenter was my great great grandfather. His and Sarah's daughter was married to George Washington Taylor (NIcey) who was the grandfather and grandmother of my Dad, Owen Taylor.
I think this is so neat. I am always excited to find a long lost relative. Thanks for allowing me to look at your tree. I will put your name on mine so that you can see it, too.

Added by Jean Clubine on May 21, 2015 2:48 PM
Jean Clubine
RE: Nelia
Sorry I didn't send them together. It must have caused you more work. I guess I thought they needed to be separate.
Anyway, I certainly appreciate you taking care of this.
I am probably the only one who looks at this and would make the effort to get it corrected. Don't think any of Delia'a other grandchildren are into Genealogy as I am.
Any, thanks so much for your help.

Added by Jean Clubine on May 20, 2015 8:58 AM
Jean Clubine
RE: Mary Delia
I don't know that we have visited about the Carpenter family, but Mary Cordelia was my grandmother so I know she was the twin of Cornelia.
Mary Delia died in Kansas having gone there to meet her twin sister, who lived there at the time, but was buried in AR in the Evening Shade Cemetery with her husband (my grandfather, William Franklin Taylor) in 1975. I suspect that her sister went to CA to live with her children before she died in 1981.
I sure do appreciate your taking care of this. I didn't check to see if her siblings are listed on her gravesite page.
Thank you so much.

Jean Clubine
Added by Jean Clubine on May 20, 2015 8:44 AM
John Stobaugh
RE: Raymond Weichel
Added by John Stobaugh on May 12, 2015 10:58 PM
White transfers
Tks Rita Stephen
Added by sanford on Apr 20, 2015 2:11 PM
Brady Fuller
RE: Harriet Nance Vineyard Jefferies
Thank you for the updated info.

Added by Brady Fuller on Apr 19, 2015 7:02 PM
RE: White Family Cemetery
Rita thanks so much for recording that cemetery-Yes I'd love to have them transferred so I can try to add and connect everyone together-Stephen
Added by sanford on Apr 19, 2015 3:03 PM
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