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Lindan S Caldwell (#47029293)
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Bio Photo 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
Oregon County History Book Volume I reprint now
Readin,Writn,& Rithmatic also reprinted and available at
Growing Up Oregon County Bill Combs,2014 at
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:

Woodmen Of America Tree Markers Arkansas Confederate pensions

Missouri soldiers database SOS site
Civil War records.

Missouri Confederate pension applications
( 27,084 images

Dr George W Taylor medical examinations,8 pages,mostly Ozark County,Missouri

Union pension records
National Archives Form 85B

UDC United Daughters of Confederate Veterans
The Confederate Veteran magazine archives.
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Ron Garrison
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.

Added by Ron Garrison on Apr 22, 2016 5:55 PM
Gregory Laughlin
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.

Thanks for creating the virtual cemetery.
Added by Gregory Laughlin on Feb 09, 2016 5:20 PM
Sandy Vandertol
Misuse of photo area # 21629809

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 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.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Oct 31, 2015 7:16 AM
Jason Draves
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.
Added by Jason Draves on Sep 23, 2015 6:28 PM
Cheri Rupert Mattox
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
Added by Cheri Rupert Mattox on Sep 17, 2015 8:06 PM
Garrett Gabel
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
Added by Garrett Gabel on Jul 05, 2015 7:12 AM
Garrett Gabel
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
Added by Garrett Gabel on Jun 18, 2015 7:46 AM
Allen Reedy Curtis
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.
Added by Allen Reedy Curtis on Jun 04, 2015 5:26 PM
Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Moberg
Desta Gant Photo.
Thank you so much for taking the time to take the beautiful headstone photos. Keep up the good work:)
Added by Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Mober... on Apr 22, 2015 3:27 PM
RE: Pvt Sebring
Thank you Lindan for taking the time to search for a stone or grave marker for Andrew Sebring.
Added by TMPR on Apr 22, 2015 7:41 AM
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