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Becky Doan (#46821009)
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Bio Photo Some names of interest in my own family line include Lowther, Thistle, Milne, Henderson, Zirkle, Tedrow, Briix, and Blythe, my great-grandparents' names. My husband's family names include Doan, Corder, Dokken, Tangen, Goff, Allen and Peterson. Please send corrections/ updates; I want things to be accurate.

My grandmother, Wanda Zirkle Jilka, and great-aunt, Veda Zirkle Vickery, compiled a book commonly referred to as "The Red Book," "Zirkle Branches 1725-1978, Yesteryears and Yesterdays." There are several copies for sale if anyone is interested. It mainly outlines the history of two Zirkle/Zerkel branches which left VA, went to OH, then settled in Richland, Shawnee Co, KS.

"Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way." Blackfoot Quote

"A Visit to the Gravesite"

Dear Ancestor,
Your Tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and dates are chiseled here,
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
Though it is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh and blood and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago,
I wonder if you could have known,
Would spread among the ones you left
In all the seeds you've sown.
I wonder how you lived and loved?
I wonder if you ever knew?
That someday I would find you in this spot,
And come to visit you?

Walter Butler Palmer
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Donna Kuhlman
Sarah English Hillerman Moffitt
Deleted the dupe. Thanks for spotting it! Have sent edits & links to the other page.
Added by Donna Kuhlman on Mar 22, 2015 9:35 PM
Gayla Hoyt
Hoyt memorial
Today's not my day! Last one sent with no message. I just wanted to thank you for removing my Mom's memorial so I could make one. I appreciate your sensitivity and thank you for making the first one. gayla
Added by Gayla Hoyt on Mar 22, 2015 4:36 PM
Gayla Hoyt
Hoyt memorial
Added by Gayla Hoyt on Mar 22, 2015 4:35 PM
Chris German
Jesse and Hannah Lesson Lowther
Hi Becky,
I own the 60th wedding photo of Jessie and Hannah Lowther. ( 1905 and put it on your find a grave site.. Hope you don't mind. )
I wish some of my other photos were so well marked.
Christina German
Added by Chris German on Mar 17, 2015 5:14 PM
Judy Scudder Hook
Henderson
I'm not very puter smart but trying to find someone to connect my G.Grandma Naomi Courtney Henderson, IL. Find A Grave # 29416462 to her parents, Simeon & Mary Householder Courtney.Find A Grave# 69704698. She is a sister to George & Capitola Woodward Courtney. I have tried to edit it but they do not add it. I have her obit. I have been to Simeon & Mary's gravesite and have pics of their stones and other Courtney's also. Hope to hear from you. Judy Scudder Hook
Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Mar 17, 2015 2:03 PM
Mary Ann Loss
RE: Fort Leavenworth
Hi there, Have you been able to find any on the Fort Larned transfers yet? Thanks, MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Mar 16, 2015 3:44 PM
Ann M
Oscar F Pearcy
I think your memorial may be a duplicate for my memorial for my great grand uncle, Oscar F. Pearcy. His memorial number is 8060306. Everything matches except the death date which I believe you got from a book. I am sure my date is correct since it is listed on his grave marker and also in a family Bible as March 10, 1890. My Oscar F Pearcy is buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bentley, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

If you agree that your memorial is a duplicate, I thought you might want to correct your information or remove the duplicate memorial.

Thank you.

Ann M.
Added by Ann M on Mar 14, 2015 8:19 AM
Jennifer Wilt
Sarah Jane Ash Kelley
Thank you for the information on Sarah Jane Ash Kelley (memorial# 110533521). I've added your suggestion and linked her to her parents. If she is a family member and you would like to manage her memorial, please just let me know.

Thanks again,
Jennifer Wilt
Added by Jennifer Wilt on Mar 13, 2015 9:24 AM
Mary Ann Loss
RE: Fort Leavenworth
These are the names I have so far that you added to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery: William Davis, James Hatchett, William Kosson, George Laner, Francis M. Lynn, Richard Nevelle, John F. North, James O'Brian, Jasper Pierey, Jacob Poltoff. Thanks, MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Mar 12, 2015 1:26 PM
Mary Ann Loss
RE: Fort Leavenworth
Thanks. I can give you some of the names if that will help. MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Mar 12, 2015 12:16 PM
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