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Pat Simmons (#46877979)
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Bio Photo I became interested in researching my family tree in about 1987. A very important tool in my research "tool chest" has always been visiting cemeteries and photographing stones of family members. In about 2006 we decided to post our many cemetery pictures with short bios to findagrave. We tag-team, I post the information and she posts the pictures. There are very few of our original memorials that are not our family members. However, there have been instances when I've photographed other stones while in a given cemetery and have gone ahead and posted those. We felt they might help someone looking for that person. I also photographed the entire Walker Cemetery in Mt. View MO one year while there for a family reunion. For those not in my family, I would be glad to transfer management, but only to a family member within the find a grave guidelines. Racking up large numbers of entries are not our bag, but creating well presented memorials for our loved ones is. Our DIRECT family lines (parents thru 2nd great-grandparents) are: Father-Simmons (Chennault, King, Thomas, Coburn, Tiller, James, Johnson); Mother-Stokes (Miller, Vassar, Walker, Thornton, McMurray, Bryson). Plus we're constantly finding other "kin folk" as we work back through the generations.
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James Richards
Mary Edith Chenault Powell
Hey, Pat,

I just found you another Chenault (subject line above), 1898-1990. Find A Grave #145743283 in Rock Haven Cem, Meade County. If you know her parents, please send me the links via Edit mode.
Added by James Richards on Apr 28, 2015 8:24 PM
James Richards
RE: Anna Chenault-Keith
Sure! I remember communicating with you about the Chenault's over in Mount Zion cemetery a couple of years ago, too.
Added by James Richards on Apr 15, 2015 12:38 PM
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Valena DeLong

Valena has arrived...Yes I do remember finding her headstone. I don't know how many hours I've spent at Fairview/New Hope. Now that New Hope has been added to separate the two cemeteries I have about 8000 memorials to go thru to get those that belong in New Hope transferred.

Thank you for your help
Added by Member #47019839 on Mar 29, 2015 12:02 PM
Thomas Cooney

It looks like his burial is indeed a mystery. Please see this memorial:

Added by T.V.F.T.H. on May 05, 2014 11:05 AM
L Mastan
RE: Myrtle Lavarnway, Ward's Chapel Cem
Hi Pat,
You are very welcome! I know I had looked for her previously, and was about to give up again. I had turned to speak to the person with me who was down a couple of rows. And there was Myrtle's stone!! I had walked right past it. I felt as though she wanted to be found!
If you are related, I will gladly transfer her memorial. Just send me a request.
Have a marvelous day,
Added by L Mastan on May 01, 2014 12:21 PM
Ron Johnson
Rebecca Chennault (#8672630)
I was able to go to Hunter Cemetery on a sunny day and was able to take another picture of Rebecca Jane Alexander Chennault's stone. I have this person as a request I had fulfilled last year; I'm don't know that you were the one that asked for the request but since you are maintaining the page I assume so. Anyway ... there is now a better picture of the stone up on the page. The other Chennaults also have an upgrade.
Added by Ron Johnson on Feb 24, 2014 4:49 AM
Linda Betlock
RE: Hudson's in Waggoner Cemetery, Cedar County , MO
I uploaded the JO, MH, and INFT. There wasn't a memorial for the unknown smooth stone that I could find. Now that I am looking at the initials, I wonder if JO is James, MH is Mark, the smooth one possible Annie or Pink, and then an infant.
Added by Linda Betlock on Feb 17, 2014 11:30 AM
Linda Betlock
RE: Hudson's in Waggoner Cemetery, Cedar County , MO
Do you want me to email them to you or are you going to make memorials for those with dates?

It lays out like this in a row:

Annie and James...the a marker with MH, then a marker with INFT, then the small stone that is so smooth you can't read it, then a marker with JO, then Mark. I am not sure who these are between Annie/James and Mark. But they are listed in all the cemetery books I have researched at the library as Hudsons.

Lester and Martha are farther down a few rows away and then Donna Fay is off by herself.

Anyway, let me know how you want me to send or upload.


Added by Linda Betlock on Feb 15, 2014 4:38 PM
Linda Betlock
Hudson's in Waggoner Cemetery, Cedar County , MO
I fulfilled your request for Jim Hudson today. In your request you had a note to snap pics of other Hudson's nearby. I found headstone or markers for:

Annie 1870-1912
Unknown Hudson (Illegible - too smooth)
Mark 1896-1941

Lester "Buck" Mar 10,1903 - Aug 23, 1991
Martha Sept 10, 1902 - Jun 16, 1976

Donna Faye Feb 16, 1928 - Sept 4, 2006

Annie and Mark had memorials so I uploaded those pics.

Would you like to have the rest of the Hudson pics?
Added by Linda Betlock on Feb 15, 2014 3:14 PM
Barbara Wiley Hamby
Chennault Family
Pat..if you want to go to each one and send me a request i will do that as they are not my family....There is one thing i ask though.....that if i send you something to add to the memorial that you will add it to it.....i have transferred to others in the past and they either end up leaving findagrave or they just never add anything i send to them. i send them things to add so that others can get info they need off of the memorials ..At least that way they have the right information which is more than i can say for alot of entries. Anyway like i said if you want to go to the entries that i have and find them and send me a request then i will do it.

Added by Barbara Wiley Hamby on Aug 20, 2013 6:51 PM
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