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Catie & Will (#46946326)
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Bio Photo Any family member who views a close relative's file (parent, grandparent, great grandparent, or sibling) on findagrave and wishes to take control should contact me through the Edit tab on the findagrave memorial and I would be happy to transfer control to you. Explain your relationship in the request. Non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made. We make every attempt to follow findagrave guidelines closely.

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Dianna Taylor
Thank You !!!
Thank you for the edits/links for my kinfolk at Saint Johns and for all the work you have done there.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Apr 16, 2014 8:44 AM
Chuck X
2nd Blackburn Update
Located Linn Dale Blackburn, Robert's brother,1 June 1934 - 11 September 2007, buried in Old Bokoshe Memorial Gardens, Bokoshe, Le Flore County, Oklahoma. Buried as just 'Dale Blackburn', but with same parents listed in obit as Robert. Checked Find-A-Grave and he is here, entered in 2007 by the same people who entered his brother Robert's memorial. Dale is # 21554825 on the site.
The 1940 Census lists him as 'Linn Dale', but apparently he didn't go by that, just 'Dale'.
I've sent a link request to the memorial holders, but as yet haven't heard back from them, even on my request to link Robert (Bob) Blackburn, his brother, that I made on March 30.
Added by Chuck X on Apr 10, 2014 11:47 PM
Chuck X
Blackburn Update
Hi Catie & Will.....
About a year & a half ago, we were corresponding on the Blackburn Family, in particular Robert 'Bob' Blackburn (1936-1983). I located him in Riverside County, California, he is buried in the Coachella Valley Public Cemetery out there. I came across the SSDI record for him while looking for someone else. I then checked Find-A-Grave for that cemetery, and wouldn't you know, he was listed some time ago there, back in 2007. His Memorial # is 21219268 if you'd like to look. I've linked Florine to him, and his daughter Teresa Joanne to him, and today sent a request to the memorial holder to link him to his parents, Charles & Hazel, who are buried in the Nevada Cemetery in Tipton County.

It appears the Blackburn Family left Missouri in 1937 and made the move to Tipton County at that time. This is partly why I had trouble sorting this out. I do know Bob left the area at some point in time after Florine's death, probably after his daughters Shelia & Becky married the Buckley brothers in 1975 & 1976. We had heard that he may have gone back to Missouri, but apparently he went to California, maybe taking his son Randy with him. I then recalled that my late wife (Florine's younger sister) had told me once that Bob and Florine had gone to California a few times in the 60s & 70s to see the Indy-car race at the Ontario Speedway out there. In fact, the picture of Florine I posted on her memorial was taken there, at the speedway.

I still don't know where the 3 surviving children are (Shelia, Becky, Randy), but still looking. The youngest daughter, Teresa, died in Florida in 2004, and that's still a mystery.

I also can't yet find Bob's older brother, Linn Dale Blackburn (b. 1934) or what became of him. A few of Bob's other siblings, Mary Sue (1938-1938, infant), Marjorie Maxine (1940-2013), Jerry (1942-1990) and Debe S. (1954-2013) are listed as links in their parent's site. There are probably others, but I don't know who they are.

I don't have any photos of Robert 'Bob' Blackburn to post, in fact I only saw the guy a few times in the early 70s before Florine died.

Anyway, that's my update as of now. Thought you'd like to know.
--Chuck X
Added by Chuck X on Mar 30, 2014 1:14 PM
Topeka Tom
I was sure I had a couple in the situation I described, but it was Henry and Nettie McCubbins, Not the James Bays.

They, the McCubbins, both died on Feb 20, 1891.

I somehow got Henry's SAC onto your memorial.

I'm glad that it was so awfully wrong or you were paying attention, or both. What's scary is that the date I calculated was halfway plausible for James Bay.

I owe ya,

Added by Topeka Tom on Mar 25, 2014 3:17 PM
Jade Rush Passmore
The Rasche/Funke Families
Thank you so much for the wonderful work you have done with the Rasche/Funke Families on Find-a-Grave. The photos are wonderful to have and share with family and the obits and articles help us to get to know them. Your are very appreciated!
Added by Jade Rush Passmore on Mar 18, 2014 10:42 AM
Thank you for the updates to the Shadday family.
Added by J L on Mar 16, 2014 8:49 AM
Scott Shoup
RE: Lula Davis
I already had the obit. I think we're good.
Added by Scott Shoup on Mar 09, 2014 12:41 PM
Scott Shoup
Thank you - I will copy the info. Find A Grave is not letting me access the memorial right now.
Added by Scott Shoup on Mar 08, 2014 4:06 PM
Morris Stillabower
Transfer Memorials Please
Hi Catie,
Don and Gladys Martin are my grand uncle and aunt. He was my grandfathers Fred Martins brother. Would you mind transferring him (91867186) and Gladys (11868525) to me Morris Stillabower (47604381)? I want to tie them to their families. Thanks!

Morris Stillabower
Added by Morris Stillabower on Mar 06, 2014 1:52 PM
AlnJoy Stokes
Blackburn Connection
I was wondering if you have a connection to the Charles Thomas Blackburn family, from Tipton IN. Please e-mail me at
Added by AlnJoy Stokes on Mar 02, 2014 5:23 PM
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