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Anonymous1 (#46801300)
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Bio Photo Additional information and corrections are always welcome.
Note: Information about Jacob and Mary Stauffer Varnes and some of their descendants has been taken from the following family history:
Special thanks to Julie Oliver for recording tombstone information at Bethel Christian Church near Anabel, MO, which has been used in some of the memorials.
Records of Ken O'Neal have been invaluable in creating memorials in East Liberty Presbyterian Cemetery in Vanderbilt, PA.
Elizabeth Ellsberry's Cemetery Records of Macon Co., MO, 1963, has been a great help for memorials in Macon Co., MO.

I try to follow the FAG guidelines concerning obituaries.

The question of initials in proper names has recently come up. I am trying to follow the FAG guidelines of using a period after a middle initial: "Concerning punctuation in proper names, always use normal English rules, such as always use a period after a Middle Initial."

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Bonnie Shirley Amery
RE: Laura Sheets
Sure looks good to me.

We done good.
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 01, 2015 8:59 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
RE: Laura Sheets
Dear Anonymous,
Thank You for the email question.

My opinion:
In Laura Effie (Tucker) Sheet's bio change "Wife of A. E. Sheetz" to "Sheets". Then delete the information that I shared about WWI spelling change.

That should work---unless---the headstone of Laura Effie has the name "Sheetz". Then, there needs to be an explanation.

Thank You for your continuing contributions.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

P.S. I have asked for the linking of couple more of Laura Effie's children.

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 01, 2015 5:34 AM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
RE: Laura Sheetz
Other way around--thank You.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jul 31, 2015 12:58 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Laura Effie (Tucker) Sheetz #95617302
Dear Anonymous,

Perhaps it would help to add a note on Laura Effie's memorial that around WWI the last name "Sheetz" was changed to "Sheets." I did not know that fact until reading it this afternoon.

I located one child and have requested that edit.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jul 30, 2015 2:20 PM
RE: Patrick R. and Rachel Farley Dowling
I would say they are probably correct in the burial place, so I think that would be appropriate . I would guess that at some point Dowling's owned the ground where Old Callao Cemetery is. The owned most of the ground on that side of the tracks.
Added by Jan on Jul 19, 2015 7:31 PM
RE: Mendenhall info
You're welcome. Who are you?
Added by LEMendy on Jul 17, 2015 6:20 PM
RE: Patrick and Rachel Dowling
Over the last year or so I have come in contact with other descendants of Patrick Dowling's children. Two of them have been told that Patrick and Rachel Dowling were buried in the yard at their home in Callao, Mo.
Added by Jan on Jul 14, 2015 5:19 AM
Jo Anne Snow
RE: Mary Jane Elder
Excellent idea. Thanks!
Added by Jo Anne Snow on Jul 09, 2015 3:12 PM
RS Green-Starnes
RE: Watkin Jones
Sure thing
Added by RS Green-Starnes on Jul 09, 2015 2:15 AM
Pam Witherow
RE: James W. Salyer
Well, man, did I make a mess of that DOD!! :( I had mistakenly entered the DOD of Mary Lee Fletcher Salyer and as for the name--guess I used his dad's twice :( I so appreciate your asking so politely if I was "wrong" and I am grateful you found that big faux paus, I have now corrected it. Thank YOU for YOUR help!!!
Added by Pam Witherow on Jul 06, 2015 11:45 PM
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