Research of local history,local Civil War history,agriculture,and genealogy.Oregon & Howell County,Missouri Fulton,Marion,Lawrence County,Arkansas
Vice Pres Oregon County Historical Society
OCMOHistory.com Oregon County History Book Volume I reprint now available.Amazon.com Readin,Writn,& Rithmatic also reprinted and available at Amazon.com Growing Up Oregon County Bill Combs,2014 at Amazon.com These books are also for sale at the Alton Library,Hirsch Feed,Thayer,Oregon County Food Producers Co-op on the square in Alton,Aid's Flea Market on the square in West Plains. Mammoth Spring City Hall.
Historical Sketches Of The Warm Fork Hill Country 1973,reprint 2015.By Joe Senn & Dorys Ward Sketches by Anita Caldwell
The Irish Wilderness by Mike Crawford Reprint and additional information and color pictures,2015
Oregon County's 3 Flags By Lewis Simpson,available at the Food Co-Op in Alton,great source for early Oregon County History.
Member South Central Missouri Genealogical Society
South Central Missouri-North Central Arkansas Civil War Round Table
Member of Col John R Woodside Camp #203 Sons of Confederate Veterans West Plains and Alton Mo Confederate Ancestor Hicks Roy Private Co C Wood's Missouri Cavalry
Commander Michael A Walters Lt Comm Tilman Durham Adjutant Lou Wehmer Chaplain/Musician/Web Master Edwin L Woolsey Color Bearer Jay V Cross Past Comm Joe Cargill Photographer Lindan S Caldwell
Granny Blue Day Matilda Evans Blue Ozarks Pioneer Woman Nov 7 & 8,2014 Riverside Cemetery Mammoth Spring,Arkansas Thank you to the descendants from 5 states that came to honor Matilda,her family,and the Confederate men and women of the area. Facebook: Lindan S Caldwell:Granny Blue album and Granny Blue Community Youtube:Granny Blue Country Cemetery Celebration
Oct 7,2016 Mo S & T College Rolla,Geophysics class did GPR on the Granny Blue Farm Cemetery AKA Old George Martin Farm Cemetery. 29 graves were identified with 40 more possible graves plus the shallow grave depressions for a possible total of 100 graves.
Good websites: thegraveyardrabbit.com savinggraves.net
Woodmen Of America Tree Markers
Ark-ives.com Arkansas Confederate pensions
Missouri soldiers database SOS site Civil War records.
Eddie Sears A date of death is shown for Eddie Sears of November 5, 1891. I believe that is his date of birth, as shown on the headstone for Eddie and his wife. Her date of birth was in 1900 and her date of death was 1965. Although not shown on the headstone, Eddie or Edward died December 31, 1972 at Mountain Home, Baxter, Arkansas.
I believe Eddie's full name was Edward Walter Sears, the son of Joseph Sears and Elizabeth Fickle. Eddie was born in Kansas City. Grace would not have been his first wife.
Feeder Pig Capitol of the World I found your virtual cemetery entry for the Feeder Pig Capitol of the World on Find-a-Grave. My father, Robert Laughlin, and I had a feeder pig partnership back in the 1970s (it was really his business, but he gave me a share). Our farm was on Black River, about five miles north of Poplar Bluff. We sold pigs through the MFA Tele-Auction, first at a barn in Ellington, MO and then at a barn near Doniphan, MO. Unfortunately, my father contracted cancer in 1979 and died in 1980, ending our feeder pig business. He made a good living from feeder pigs during the last decade of his life, plus raised Black Angus cattle and row crops.
Find a Grave, first and foremost a grave indexing database, reserves the photo section for images of the person's grave and a portrait of that person if available. That is the ideal usage of the photo section. Newspaper style article/obituary scans should not be posted, as indicated in the FAQs (although many people feel compelled to do so). Always use the bio area to transcribe any news article or obit item. They are far more suitable for Ancestry.com listings. A great deal of our "complaint" email has to do with members upset that another member has added a scanned obit (or even death certificate) to memorials that they maintain. Others complain that the scanned images take photo slots away that could be used for grave and portrait photos. The Administration team is instructed to remove these items when notified and also when they run across them.
Thomas Benton Caldwell Hi Lindan. My grandmother is Flora Draves who is buried in Thayer, Missouri. I was wondering if you could tell me what her relation is to Thomas Benton Caldwell. I got my name from Jason Caldwell. Thank you for your time.
Theo. Upson I haven't done a reprint of my book as of yet. My husband was ill for about 2 1/2 years so I am just now beginning to get back into my research etc. I am working on a second book of Company B. I don't have books left from the first printing. But please check with me again. I make get back to Company C again. Cheri
RE: Pvt. Thomas Benton Caldwell Thanks for the message pertaining to the Caldwell article, interesting material. On another note, do you know anything at all about the burial whereabouts of the two Federal soldiers that were killed by Bushwhacker Jim Jamison that's related in the Monks book by Lou Wehmer and John Bradbury? The book states "about one mile west of Thomasville." My research partner Michael D. Harris and I have done a lot of research on Jamison, Bill Wilson, Anthony Wright, Dick Kitchen, One-Arm Brown, Duke Sumner, and many others, they all hailed from our neck of the woods in southern Phelps co. We plan to publish a book about these men as well as many others in the near future. Michael has a lot of info. on the "Texas and Mo. in the Civil War" message boards online. We went to Texas about a month ago following the footsteps of Jamison and Wilson in their post-war years, Wilson of course was murdered in Grayson Co. in 1869 and Jamison became a marshal in many Texas towns as well as a Texas Ranger before dying in 1906. Regards, Garrett
Pvt. Thomas Benton Caldwell Hello, Just curious as to the photo of Pvt. Caldwell of Salem cemetery of Arkansas on Findagrave that you submitted. Do you have a larger or better copy? If so, would it be possible to use it for a future publication of a local history book that I plan for early next year? I would give you credit of course. The photo is an extremely rare example of what a Coleman "guerrilla" appeared as. I research heavily on the Civil War in Mo. from the Rolla,Mo area to Newport, Arkansas as it was a literal corridor of activity especially with bushwhackers and Coleman's command as you know of course. Regards, Garrett Gabel firstname.lastname@example.org
RE: Hero John S Johnson Glad to do it. My father was a WW2 vet as well, a rapidly declining 'club'. I think anything the local VFW can do would be appropriate to honor him. Again, thank I appreciate you taking the time to take the photo. I know the cemetery is out in the country. Allen