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Becky Doan (#46821009)
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Bio Photo Some names of interest in my own family line include Lowther, Thistle, Milne, Henderson, Zirkle, Tedrow, Briix, and Blythe, my great-grandparents' names. My husband's family names include Doan, Corder, Dokken, Tangen, Goff, Allen and Peterson. Please send corrections/ updates; I want things to be accurate.

My grandmother, Wanda Zirkle Jilka, and great-aunt, Veda Zirkle Vickery, compiled a book commonly referred to as "The Red Book," "Zirkle Branches 1725-1978, Yesteryears and Yesterdays." There are several copies for sale if anyone is interested. It mainly outlines the history of two Zirkle/Zerkel branches which left VA, went to OH, then settled in Richland, Shawnee Co, KS.

"Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way." Blackfoot Quote

"A Visit to the Gravesite"

Dear Ancestor,
Your Tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and dates are chiseled here,
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
Though it is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh and blood and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago,
I wonder if you could have known,
Would spread among the ones you left
In all the seeds you've sown.
I wonder how you lived and loved?
I wonder if you ever knew?
That someday I would find you in this spot,
And come to visit you?

Walter Butler Palmer
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Velma Greer
obit for William Suppe
Thank you for sending the obit and info for William Suppe. Oakland Cemetery seems the obvious place of burial since his family is buried there and since he died in Moberley. Please continue to send whatever you find. I am very appreciative of all your help.

Added by Velma Greer on Feb 10, 2016 11:27 AM
Sharon Versluis-Butcher
National Wise
Thank you for the info on Nathaniel Wise. I have added it to the bio. I would appreciate any information you may find on that family.
Added by Sharon Versluis-Butcher on Feb 08, 2016 10:24 AM
Melanie Thompson
Thank you!

You documented the grave stone of Nancy Button McConnell, who was my Great-Great Grandfather's first wife.

We knew that she had passed away. However, we did not know the circumstances surrounding her death. The fact that she died in childbirth and lost the baby had never been shared with our family.

This information is invaluable to my family and I am grateful for your selfless service.


Added by Melanie Thompson on Feb 06, 2016 2:47 PM
Dolores Owen
RE: Liberty Cemetery, Jackson Co Mo
Ok, I will double check by going to the library and accessing the KC Star on microfilm. Then I will check funeral homes for records and check the actual cemetery itself. It's not that far from me.
Added by Dolores Owen on Feb 03, 2016 2:34 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
Frances Doan
Hi Becky, Just wanted to double check with you about the birth place of Frances. The 1880 Census states he was born in South Carolina as as well as his father with mother being born in Ohio. But then the 1910 Census says he was born in Ohio. Is the 1880 Census incorrect? Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Feb 03, 2016 10:53 AM
Rebecca Davis (1788-1857) #66492067
Grave ID #66492067

There is no husband listed for Rebecca Davis (1788-1857). I see her record was added in 2011. Would you happen to have any new information about a possible husband by the name of Garrett Garrison.

Garrison Venters
Added by dgventers on Feb 02, 2016 2:24 PM
Jean Goff
Read with interest all the Goff names you have in your tree. Noticed you have a memorial for Tommy A. Goff buried in Rapid City. Don't think he fits in with any of your other Goffs. Tommy is a brother of my husband Wayne Goff. Their father, Arthur Henry Goff was married several times, including an Allen and a Peterson, but they don't seem to fit, either. Someday we may be able to connect them all.
Jean Goff
Added by Jean Goff on Feb 01, 2016 7:55 PM
James E. Foster
Jacob Benson
Jacob Benson Memorial # 145958748

For your information.

What I have for Jacob:

Name: Benson, Jacob
DOB: 1839
POB: Indiana
*DOD: 22 Jun 1877
*POD: Ridgeway, Missouri
Interment: Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Missouri
Unit: Union - CO C 11th Kansas Cavalry - Private

*US National Archives and Records Administration Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900

See Also Find A Grave Memorial# 21746625
Added by James E. Foster on Jan 30, 2016 9:10 AM
Theodore Walter
Neri S. Walter
I would appreciate it if you would contact me regarding Neri Swetnam Walter


I would like to discuss your Find A Grave posting regarding Neri.

Thank you,
Ted Walter
Added by Theodore Walter on Jan 12, 2016 2:03 PM
Olin E. Hartley
Mary E. Hoult Wells
Hi Becky -

Sorry yo say that I haven't found her burying site either. Since her husband and wife, Nancy E. Swartz , are buried Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, it would be a guess on my part that Mary is buried there also, but am sure you you already checked that out.
Also, the last place I show Mary living was in Edgar County, Illinois,where she was married (per marriage records). I did check out the Hoult Cemetery but she is not listed there.

Sorry I couldn't be of any help. Please let me know if you find out where she was buried,

Added by Olin E. Hartley on Jan 08, 2016 12:02 PM
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