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Kelly (#47291356)
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Bio Photo I am currently working on my family tree and my husband's family tree. I apologize in advance to those that I send many SAC's. Sometimes it seems like I'm connected to everyone in a cemetery. I like to get as much information as I can on their memorials, but it is very important to me personally to add maiden names and links. Thank you to everyone who has added information and thank you to those who will in the future.

If you're planning to go to Mount Hope and aren't sure where your family is buried, email me ahead of time and I can send you more information, along with maps of the cemetery. Mount Hope covers a large area and it can be difficult to find a specific burial without a map.

I've completed taking pictures of Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Mo, with the exception of stones added since June 2010, and they are all online. If there wasn't a stone, I took a picture of the space. The pictures that say "space unknown" means I have the block and lot number, but not the space number so I just took a picture of the lot or of an unmarked space in the lot.

I realize that some of my pictures are not all that great, so if you'd like me to try to get a better photo, let me know. If I've made any mistakes or you'd like more information added, just let me know.

Many of the headstone pictures that I've placed on my family's memorials were actually taken by my parents. I have my Mom's permission to use hers and since my Dad's passing, his pictures are now mine. I've created virtual cemeteries for family.

It is not my intention to create duplicate memorials and I try not to but sometimes it happens. Please let me know if I have created a duplicate and I'll remove mine. And I'd appreciate it if you don't create duplicates of ones already on. I am more than happy to transfer management of the memorials I have created unless they are my family. Just click on edit on the memorial and ask for a transfer and include your relationship.

I don't mind sharing the photos I've taken for personal use but I would like to request that others do not take credit for any photos I've taken.
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Ileene Jenkins Garvey (1910-1974)
I did send an edit to this one, linking her parents. It's on your wall. Is that the edit you meant?

I couldn't find Saundra/Sondra.
Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 21, 2014 8:43 PM
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Ileene Jenkins Garvey (1910-1974)

Parents of Ileene Jenkins Garvey (1910-1974)


mother alice mary jenkins

63054655

father john w jenkins

63054684

(You transferred the latter 2 to me because Alice Jenkins was like a grandmother to us; babysat and cooked twice a week for us.)

IIlene's children were Saundra Garvey Smart. Saundra died at least 10 years ago I'd estimate; she was a nurse and wonderful person. Married WCHS math teacher Gary Smart. I can't find her in Mt. Hope, but would think she is there.

Gary Garvey is Illene's son. (I see Gary's wife, Sandra (not to be confused with Saundra) died and they have a double headstone.)
Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 17, 2014 11:18 PM
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Postcards show first gravestones at Mt. Hope
Wow. I started looking and found a 1908 Mt. Hope postcard I'd never seen, at the Mo. Archives online.

http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/jplnpstcrds/id/678/rec/27

I know "Hardy hill" (Hardy family name monument and countless plots for Hardy family to come) includes some of the first graves there. I think those markers back in the middle are Hardy hill. It's difficult for me to tell because I've never seen so few stones there and no big trees :0)
Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 17, 2014 10:39 PM
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Mt. Hope History
Kelly,

I was trying to figure out how to delete and old grave photo and put a better one on one profile and it seems the very first photo ever added can't be deleted. Is there a way around that? I thought you'd know.

I thought I'd seen you mention that before in your messages, so I scanned them I didn't find it. But I did notice someone was giving you a bit of history about Mt. Hope. (Even the old brochure Mt. Hope use to have is very wrong and assumed people who liked to be buried above the ground must be the founders. :0) I've researched it and here's the only two accounts I've seen (below) that covers it all. I got the long version off a Mt. Hope internet link maybe four years ago? The link is expired, but I left it on there. Joseph Allen Hardy Sr. was my great, great grandfather, so I've also verified this account of the cemetery in his records as well. Hope this helps. Thanks for all you've done for Mt. Hope. I know he smiles about you!

Joseph Allen Hardy Sr. (1840-1917) of Webb City, Jasper County, Mo., was a founder and first President of Mt. Hope Cemetery Board of Directors from 1905. (Note to Kelly: I had at that end of that sentence that he was President "until his death," which would be 1917, but that seems like a long term to me. So I cut that off until I can find that part of the documentation again.)

A Brief History of Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery began when eleven businessmen from Webb City and Joplin decided to form a corporation and build a cemetery in Jasper County, north of Joplin and adjacent to Webb City. Members of the corporation were W.S. Gunning, Alfred H. Rogers, Joseph Allen Hardy, Sr., William S. Chinn, Thomas F. Coyne, Thomas J. Roney, George W. Moore, R.B. Dodge, Charles Schifferdecker, James M. Leonard and James H. Dangerfield.

Gunning and Rogers purchased the land for $11,550 from landowners W.A. and Elza J. Bigger, Jesse T. and Mary Webb L.D., and Clemma E. Jeans and John E. Webb. The cemetery's original tract consisted of 77 acres of farmland.

"The Mount Hope Cemetery Association" was officially incorporated on April 12, 1905. The purpose of the corporation was to establish a park-like cemetery by laying out and subdividing tracks of land into cemetery lots and to preserve and maintain the cemetery in perpetuity. They funded the corporation with capital stock valued at $30,000. The $30,000 was divided into three hundred dollar shares parred at a value of $100 each.

Prior to this time in the 1840's a small community known as Pilot Grove occupied the site. During the Civil War the property was a formidable position to hold since the land occupied the highest peak in Jasper County.

Mount Hope Cemetery represents an extremely valuable cultural and historical asset of the four-state area. The genealogical information, The gravestone architecture, and iconography make Mount Hope an historical treasure. Notable Joplin, Webb City and Galena businessmen of the zinc and lead mining era are interred on the cemetery grounds. Joplin co-founding father Patrick Murphy and Webb City founding father John Cornwell Webb are both buried in the cemetery.

The engineering wonders that Mount Hope Cemetery provides contain splendid architectural structures that have remained unspoiled for over 100 years. Mount Hope Features nine elaborately designed mausoleums. These innovative and elegant homes for the departed, forever tribute those who made our community what it is today. Although the private mausoleums of yesteryear were primarily built for wealthy families, today new technology makes these magnificent structures more affordable.

In 2002, cemetery caretakers constructed a Southwest Missouri landmark, the Veterans Memorial of Timeless Honor, dedicated to all military services.

http://www.mthopecemeteryofjoplin.com/fh/aboutus/history.cfm?&fh_id=13826

Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 17, 2014 10:25 PM
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Ruby Mae Myers (nee King??)
Kelly,

First of all, it's amazing of you to have taken and posted every gravestone at Mt. Hope to 2010. That's a huge cemetery. You are such a generous human being to do that.

I've been trying to figure out the maiden name of (Mrs.) Ruby Mae Myers that you transferred to me.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60023900

I only found one source that fits and it says her maiden name was King. Was she buried near King family members? I see you have LOTS of Kings among the profiles you keep, so I couldn't figure it out. If it's too hard to look up, don't worry about it. I'll just keep looking.

Thanks again!
Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 16, 2014 11:09 PM
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Ruby Myers
Aha! The wife I was looking for. Thank you so much!!!!
Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 16, 2014 6:30 PM
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Ruby Myers, et. al.
Kelly,

Thanks so much for transferring those profiles to me.

You also transferred Ruby Myers to me, but I don't know who that is. I'll keep her if she's some relative I don't know about. Do you know where she belongs in what family?

Thanks!

Leslie
Added by FindFamilyTrees.com on Jul 16, 2014 5:58 PM
Bill
RE: Mount Hope Cemetery
Thanks Kelly, I talked with Bob Hosp today and he got me straighten out and gave me Tim Rogers email address.

I would like to work up a nice bio for three of your folks, and will return them if you want.

F Wallower 58421917

Wm Donaldson 54410154

Wm Gunning 54956767


~ My number is 47169641

Added by Bill on Jul 08, 2014 4:52 PM
Bill
Mount Hope Cemetery
Kelly: That was me that sent you message while on Nancy's password.
Added by Bill on Jul 04, 2014 7:52 AM
I Remember When
Mount Hope Cemetery
Hi Kelly: Did you know:
~ SPECIAL NOTATION: A H Rogers along with W S Gunning purchased first 77 acres of land which is now Mount Hope cemetery, each also on committee of twelve creating the newly created cemetery

"The Mount Hope Cemetery Association" was officially incorporated on April 12, 1905. The purpose of the corporation was to establish a park-like cemetery by laying out and subdividing tracks of land into cemetery lots and to preserve and maintain the cemetery in perpetuity. They funded the corporation with capital stock valued at $30,000. The $30,000 was divided into three hundred dollar shares parred at a value of $100 each.

Prior to this time in the 1840's a small community known as Pilot Grove occupied the site. During the Civil War the property was a formidable position to hold since the land occupied the highest peak in Jasper County. SOURCE: Mount Hope Cemetery
Added by I Remember When on Jul 04, 2014 7:46 AM
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