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Cathy Kessinger (#46997052)
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Bio Photo Hi, my husband (Steve Patterson) and I are interested in our genealogy histories and enjoy the "detective process" of finding our ancestors. After unexpectedly finding images of my great-grandparents' tombstones on the web, I was thrilled - I'd never seen their tombstones before. This helped us to realize that documenting cemeteries on the web is a wonderful way to help other genealogists find their relatives. We enjoy this tremendously and have started planning our vacations around which cemeteries we want to visit.

I am leaning on the tombstone of Alpheus Osborn, my great-great-great grandfather who lived in Fairfax, Iowa.

If you are a close relation to any people that we have listed and would like us to transfer the memorial to you, please let us know. Be sure to include the CEMETERY NAME where they are located and your FAG MEMBERSHIP NUMBER!

Family names that we are interested in are:
Missouri, Polk County: McDaniel, Phipps.
Kansas, Cowley, Sedgwick, Sumner Counties: Kessinger, Cooper, Green, Brenton, Wilsey, Osborn.
Kansas, Rice County: Greenbank, Crawford, Wilsey.

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Sandi Lee Craig
Rattlesnake Kate
Thank you so much for this "memorial" - I grew up hearing about "Rattlesnake" Kate from my husband's family! Somehow over the years the newspaper article and original photos had disappeared and I wanted her unique story and place in our family preserved - for my grandchildren, if no one else! Really appreciate you putting this on-line. Thanks for all your efforts! I won't say "work" because I bet you enjoy every single minute of sharing this type of genealogical recording!
Added by Sandi Lee Craig on Apr 14, 2014 11:49 AM
Tracy Howard
Ooops! Probably help if I gave you the name of the Cemetery: Mizpah, Platteville, Colorado

Memorial for Lena: #33106290
Memorial for William: #33106299

Sorry for the omission. Thanks again. Tracy
Added by Tracy Howard on Apr 02, 2014 1:25 PM
Tracy Howard
William H. and Lena K. Ballinger Memorials
Hi, Kathy,
Can you transfer these two to me? I have recently come upon some great information for them, and I would love to include it in their memorials.

If you prefer, I can just pass on the information to you and have you put it in their memorials.

As always, thanks for everything you do!

Best regards, Tracy Howard
Added by Tracy Howard on Apr 02, 2014 1:23 PM
Wendy F
Thank you, Cathy!
Thank you Cathy for transferring my Stoll family. Have been working on them, and have sponsored them as a way to honor them and to honor the work that you and Del Huggins did to create and put pictures on them. Thanks again. You are so appreciated.
Added by Wendy F on Mar 30, 2014 8:15 AM
C La Born - Shultz
I would like to thank you for linking John & Rebecca (Grow) Fuller
Added by C La Born - Shultz on Mar 26, 2014 5:20 PM
# 67407155 Hattie Long
I would like your permission to copy gravestone photos to my Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as to the source.

Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Mar 23, 2014 4:15 PM
Dora Overstreet Anderson
Thank you for linking Dora to her parents.
Added by RMW on Mar 08, 2014 9:23 PM
Earl Park
Thank you so much for the nice suprise of your tranfer of my relatives to me. It is greatly appreaciated. Take CAre Earl Park
Added by Earl Park on Feb 23, 2014 10:46 PM
Sara Cobb
RE: Permission to post photos
Thank Cathy, I appreciate it!

Sara Cobb
Added by Sara Cobb on Feb 18, 2014 10:53 PM
Sara Cobb
Permission to post photos
Hello Cathy,

I've found a couple photos of relatives you've posted and am wondering if you mind if I post them to my online tree if I give you photo credit and link back to F.A.G? I understand if you are not comfortable with that, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Thanks for the great photos!
Sara Cobb
Added by Sara Cobb on Feb 18, 2014 8:37 PM
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