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Claudia Towne Smith (#47462042)
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Richard Carle
Vern Lamar Smith

Please check findagrave memorials 96822997, 134855343 and 156023529. It seems that there are three memorials for Vern.
Added by Richard Carle on Mar 07, 2016 7:55 AM
Carol Smith
RE: Your borther Norman Ives memorial
Thank you for adding my parents to my brother's memorial. Can you possibly transfer his memorial to me? My Findagrave.com number is 46601812. Thank you for your kindness.
Added by Carol Smith on Nov 23, 2013 3:54 PM
John S. Sims
RE: Willamettee National Cemetery
I see the differences. I have entered what the VA records as his birth year and it shows him as "Sr." What is correct? ANd, is he not in a columbarium/mausoleum? Thanks.
Added by John S. Sims on Nov 19, 2013 7:30 AM
ANN ROGENSKI
Headstone pic
Hi,
I would like to add the photo of Gerald Lee Fuller's (# 72107776) headstone & his wife Ila Hope Fuller (# 673944) to my family tree on Ancestry. He was my 8th cousin 2x removed,not close but still family.

Thank you,

Ann Rogenski # 47180359
Added by ANN ROGENSKI on Oct 28, 2013 2:51 PM
Deb Bernard
Pitkin's
I guess Everett (Ev, according to my Dad).. is where our families connect.. his wife was my great grandmother's sister!
Debbie
Added by Deb Bernard on Oct 06, 2013 12:47 PM
Jim Estes
Raymond Walter Williams
Claudia,

Many thanks for the transfer, it is very appreciated.

Jim
Added by Jim Estes on Oct 05, 2013 3:57 PM
Marsha
RE: Hager Cemetery
Claudia-

Sure you can email me at mmagnino@comcast.net --- we can compare notes.

I don't know how far you have gone back in the Hager line --- I have loads of information on the Hagers and associated family lines going back to the mid 1640s.

Do you have family history about Lucy C. Hager? Were you aware that Lucy C. Fletcher (senior) was a Hager before you saw the posting on findagrave? There is not much information about her on any sites. When I look on the public family trees for Lucy C. Fletcher (Junior), many of the public family trees list her mother as unknown . . . or list her mother as Betsey Jones.

I also have traced the Fletcher line that relocated to Oregon but I don't know exactly where you fit in!

I posted the Hager Cemetery photos just to get the photographs up on the site but I have been too busy to add the additional information (i.e, birth dates, death dates, family links) to the records.

I have received some "correction" emails from you and someone else recently but I will not add the information until I have documentation that the suggested information is correct (or have time to go through my own records to make sure it is correct). I will try to get my Hager Cemetery information posted within the next week or two.

I have made several trips to Cass County to go through courthouse records, visit local cemeteries, and work on the Hager Cemetery.

I also have corresponded with local historical societies in New Hampshire for information on the family pre-1840s. The Hager family was in Massachusetts before moving to New Hampshire and I was able to find information on LDS microfiche.

There is a fair amount of misinformation about the Hager family on Ancestry so don't accept any of it as gospel without checking it out thoroughly --- that is why I don't post anything until there is documentation to support the posting. As with many families, lots of the errors are due to the fact that so many family members had the same name! (Kind of like Lucy C. Fletcher (Sr.) having a daughter named Lucy C. Fletcher who married a different Fletcher! How confusing is that???)

I have visited the acreage that belonged to Lyman Hager - and have even found the actual site of the house but there is not a structure there anymore. I have one photograph of Lyman and his family but I don't have any photographs of Reuben Hager. Lyman was in his 50s when my grandfather was born and Lyman died when my grandfather was in his teens so I don't have much family lore about Lyman.

Time to go - more later - feel free to email me at the email address above. I am interested in any information that you can add, too.

Take care,
Marsha

Added by Marsha on Sep 22, 2013 9:17 PM
Tiffanie DeMayo
Laura F. Nichols
I found a possible birth record for Laura Fletcher.
~Laura Fletcher~
Born; April 18, 1804 in Newport, NH
Father; Timothy Fletcher born in Sutton, Mass.(age 26 at the time of Laura's birth)
Mother; Lois Metcalf (age 25 at the time of Laura's birth)
Added by Tiffanie DeMayo on Sep 19, 2013 9:42 AM
Marsha
RE: Lucy Hager
Claudia-

I am in the process of restoring the entire Hager Cemetery in Cass County. I think the process will take me three to five years but I am determined to get the cemetery cleaned up and many of the stones repaired. (I live in suburban Chicago so I am only able to make the trip to Beardstown two or three times per year.)

It has been left untended for many generations. Most of the burials were in the 1840s and 1850s - the last person buried there was Reuben Hager in 1871.

Reuben Hager was Lucy's father. He was my great-great-grandfather. My great-grandfather Lyman Hager was Lucy's brother.

I have lots and lots of information on the Hager family that I can share with you.

There are also other people buried at the Hager Cemetery that may be of interest to you, as they are also related to your family. The parents of Betsey Jones Fletcher (Milton and Susanna Jones) are also buried there. I am sure that you are aware that she was Samuel Metcalf Fletcher's third wife. I have located Milton Jones' gravestone (it is in really bad shape!) but have not yet found Susanna Jones' grave. Susanna Jones was born Susanna Shedd - according to my records, her brother lead the wagon train to Oregon that relocated your family in the 1860s or 1870s.

I have been researching the family lines of all of the people buried in the Hager Cemetery and their histories are all intertwined! It is proving to be a fabulous quest!

Hope to hear from you again,
Marsha Hager Magnino
Added by Marsha on Sep 18, 2013 7:40 PM
PatS
RE: Josiah Nichols
Claudia,

The photo is upright when I look at it.

Pat
Added by PatS on Sep 17, 2013 8:37 AM
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