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Christie Marie Shepherd (#46791473)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I currently reside in Gurdon, AR. I now suffer from poor health and don't have the stamina to walk around cemeteries too often anymore. But I'm still doing research on my own family and historical events (like the New London disaster) that touched my heart.

I firmly believe that no one, no matter how "minor" he or she may have been, should EVER be forgotten.

Some of my close relatives:
My Father:
Brad Shepherd
My Grandparents:
Nelva Jean Shepherd
Aaron Beene
Frances Beene
My great-grandparents:
W. O. Beene
Ida Beene
Jasper Sheffield
Stella Sheffield
F. L. Shepherd
Helene Shepherd
Edgar Thurston
Opal Thurston

My young friend:
Teresa Walczak

If you have any additional information on any of the people whom I have added, or would like me to take down any of the people whom I do have so you can add that person yourself (no one knows family better than family!) please let me know. I will be happy to comply with your requests.

Thank you to everyone who has left flowers for my family and the others I have added. I appreciate your remembrance of them, and I'm sure they would appreciate it, too.
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New London, Tx school
I can't seem to locate Betty Lou Benson's brother's grave [William Estel Benson]? Do you know what happened with him and where he is buried at?
Added by Angela on Jul 29, 2014 10:29 AM
Mary Watts
Margaret E Box Miles
I am requesting you permission to use the headstone photo of Margaret Miles for my personal family tree.

I loved reading your bio. Your heart is in the right place.

Thank you,
Added by Mary Watts on Feb 02, 2014 11:23 AM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
RE: Nellene & Bitsy Bishop
Thank you very much for transferring their memorials to me.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Jan 05, 2014 8:30 AM
Jamaica S.
RE: Zachary & Minnie Sheffield Photo
Hi, Christie,

No apologies - your reply was quite speedy! Great to hear from you, and I appreciate the story about the photo! I did my first round of research back in 2009, and have just recently decided to get busy with it again. I will stay in touch as I learn more about all the connections.

Merry Christmas!
Added by Jamaica S. on Dec 20, 2013 11:30 AM
Jamaica S.
Minnie Ellen Taylor Sheffield Photo
Hello, Christie,

Minnie was my great-great-grandmother via Bessie Coy. I was hoping you could tell me more about the photo you attached to her memorial. Thank you for all your work on this site!

Best Wishes,
Jamaica (Kingman, AZ)
Added by Jamaica S. on Dec 15, 2013 1:28 PM
Kendra Phelps
Sheffield History
Hi Christie,

Thank you for all of the hard work you have done! It is so nice to see the pictures and memorials here thanks to your efforts! I am a Sheffield. Minnie Ellen Taylor Sheffield and Zachery Taylor Sheffield were my great, great grandparents. I am always wanting to learn more about our family. In particular, Minnie's mother was Cherokee. Her name was Birdie Virginia Hancock. Anyway, would love to stay in touch and will continue to research our portion of the family!

Kendra Sheffield Phelps
Added by Kendra Phelps on Aug 16, 2013 9:28 PM
Betty Rhodes Gerth-Martin
Stone/Welch Information
According to my records Margaret Stone and John Welch had these children. James B., probably named for her father, Flourney, Clemetine, Margaret Matilda, probably named for herself and my ancestor, her sister Matilda Stone Rhodes Hill, Beverly, Sarah Sally, Sebra and Henry Bowlen, named for her brother in law, Henry Bowlen Carrothers. Spellings may vary with records. Some of these children moved down into Earth and Comanche Cos. TX closer to Margaret's siblings.
Thank You for sharing, as genealogists we need all possible help and your info is wonderful and appreciated. Betty Rhodes Gerth-Martin
Added by Betty Rhodes Gerth-Martin on Jun 16, 2013 5:32 AM
Royal Spurger 23439704
Thank you so much for the photos in Muse Cemetery.

You photo volunteers are the greatest. Happy Spring
Added by Janet on Apr 27, 2013 11:04 PM
Old MP
New London school explosion
Glad to see a memorial for the New London victims. I was fortunate to know and work with one of the survivors several years ago.

Thanks again...Old MP
Added by Old MP on Apr 01, 2012 4:06 PM
Jim Gibbons
Heavenly Message!
All my love from above!

Merry Christmas!

Margaret Anne "Peggy" Sansonetti
Added by Jim Gibbons on Dec 25, 2011 11:17 PM
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