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Tom Nelson (#47054245)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired federal employee who fell into doing some online family research for a friend of mine - a McKenzie - and now I'm in so deep I can't get out! Most of you probably know the feeling. But it's a harmless obsession which I enjoy so I'll stick with it until I pull out the rest of my disappearing hair. I try to post most of my findings on Find A Grave so if you're interested in the McKenzie family who settled in central Missouri after emigrating from North Carolina via Kentucky, just enter the last name - mckenzie - in the box to the right and take a look! As for my own family, some surnames would be Fallas, Fallass, Bray, Oechsli, Mills - all of those in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 - and, on the Swedish side, Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of Skåne län.

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America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

Interesting website for "famous" Kansas Citians. And here's another one. And another.

Johnson County, Kansas cemeteries

Veterans' Gravesite Locator (for burials in national cemeteries in the U.S.A.)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (for veterans not buried in a national cemetery)

(See here for foreign burials of American and British Commonwealth servicemen.)

Birthdate Calculator (According to this calculator and the very top of this page, I became a member of Find A Grave on Sept. 26, 2008! Seems longer than that.)

Missouri Death Certificates 1910 through, currently, 1965

Missouri Birth & Death Records pre-1910

Jackson County, Missouri marriage records
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Donna K
Wintermute #148861065
Dollie's memorial has been updated. I appreciate you taking the time to send the link for her death certificate. Thank you very much for sharing the information.
Added by Donna K on Nov 18, 2016 9:13 AM
Bruce Wertz
Judy family
thank you for the help the Ernest Lee Judy family
Added by Bruce Wertz on Nov 02, 2016 12:52 PM
Bruce Wertz
Thanks for all the great work that you have done
Added by Bruce Wertz on Oct 28, 2016 3:14 PM
Desiree Hartman-Luca
RE: Aleta Maxine Cook
You are very welcome, so happy I could help.
Added by Desiree Hartman-Luca on Oct 18, 2016 7:29 AM
Doris Aliff
Stanton Ross
My I take the obit you put with his headstone photo and place the obit in his bio. thanks
Added by Doris Aliff on Oct 07, 2016 5:37 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Arthur Ross Brown in Holy Cross, Colma
O.K., Tom!
Added by Gerry Jean on Oct 01, 2016 11:39 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Arthur Ross Brown in Holy Cross, Colma
"Plot" that you reference is called the grave # designation at Holy Cross. In the context photo, the empty (no marker) spot immediately to the left of Arthur/Mary is Michael Dwyer's grave 9; the grave just to the right is Ernest Vogelgesang's .... grave # 11. Had I mentioned the H.C. data base ( available online? Go to my Find A Grave profile to find how to access, enter R2 44 10 in the section, row, grave and you'll see that Arthur & Mary are together. Then enter R2 44 9 for Michael and then R2 44 11 for Ernest. I suggest you submit requests for each of the two to get photos of their own individual burial locations.
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 30, 2016 6:18 PM
RE: Sarah Elizabeth Sutton Wyatt
That is ok....
Added by NEVER EVER FORGET...... on Sep 29, 2016 8:44 PM
Charles Reuben Keyes
Thank you so very much for the additional information and correction about his burial. I appreciate your efforts very much. Thanks again.
Added by Beeswax on Sep 29, 2016 3:48 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Mary Brown
Tom, I'm very glad that's worked out the way it did. I've made myself a note to upload the photo(s) I take for Arthur to Mary's memorial page also. You may know that the H.C. online data base ( exists/is maintained independent of Holy Cross by another entity/group of volunteers.
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 21, 2016 1:24 PM
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