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Cameron Herrell (#47967691)
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Att: Kansas Genealogists - I have over 450 memorials in Rush County KS that I need to transfer as I am winding down my volunteer work.

Merged Memorials: In the past year, some people are merging memorials where I have posted grave stone pictures on them and the final result is duplicate pictures. If you see one of these, please let me know and I will delete the excess.
I am starting to go down the alphabet list for Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO to get this done and this project will take some time.

Also, note that some of the merged memorials have a wrong picture on them, also. Folks have already contacted me about this problem. I assure you, that I posted the pictures correctly the first time. One lady told me that this website has a glitch in it as she has experienced the same problem.

Thanks for your understanding.

My family on my Father's side came to Bates County in 1842. My wife's family on her Father's side came to Bates County in 1870. Since 1994, genealogy has been a hobby of mine and a passion to help others seeing the gravestones of their loved ones on this website as many cannot afford to travel here and see them in person. Thus, in order to help burial records be caught up in Bates County and assist our local library in order that they can help seekers,(they use this website quite often), I have worked to completely photograph each cemetery I visit, list the pictures, them post them on said memorials for that particular cemetery. My job is winding down as several others have been diligently taking pictures and posting the. I, and 2 local friends are still going to small cemeteries where nobody is being buried today, documenting the cemetery, and taking pictures of the grave stones for posterity.

PICTURES: Pictures posted on this website are automatically copyrighted. My pictures are free to copy off when you copy off a memorial of your loved one to post in your genealogy book. I just ask that you don't sell them or post on other websites and if you share them, please give me credit for taking it.

Thank you and have fun in your adventure.
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Dolores J. Rush
Cemetery Preservation
A friend here on Findagrave, Abby Burnett, was in a documentary on Cemetery Preservation. It's been uploaded to Youtube and you can watch it here: It will show how a conservator cleans and repairs a tombstone.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Feb 11, 2016 1:55 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Cemetery Preservation
My niece sent me this link about some cemetery vandalism in her area and I want to make sure nobody does any of the sort at our White cemetery -- do you know how to properly clean the tombstones like a conservator? Here's the article she sent me =
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Feb 11, 2016 1:49 PM
Velma McDaniel
Great picture. I really appreciate it!
Added by LJBC on Feb 06, 2016 7:32 AM
RE: Walden picture
Hi Cameron!
Sent you an email re: the picture.
Added by Julie on Feb 01, 2016 10:50 AM
Dolores J. Rush
Re: White Cemetery?
White cemetery, Vernon County, MO. Are there two White cemeteries? Have you had a chance to look at Grandma's red book "White's Family & their Kin" at the Bates County Historical Society. I donated the last copy of it to the Historical Society for their archives and Peggy Buhr personally received it from my husband's hands. My aunt holds the copyright and she doesn't plan on reprinting it anytime soon.
There is a broken tombstone in the first row, extreme right as you are looking into the cemetery from the gate. It's partially buried and in three pieces. I'd like to see it restored, if possible. We thought about doing sonar, but it is too costly for our pocketbook. Thank you for looking. I'll let the family know of your work.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jan 31, 2016 1:25 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Jennie Haynes Smith 110862328
I am putting all my family genealogy, photos, documents, etc into for safe keeping because it will always be a free website for family members to use. May I please record your cemetery photos? For a non-commercial purposes. You've done a great job of recording these cemeteries for those of us who are not able to travel. Thank you.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Jan 21, 2016 9:33 PM
Thank you for your work
Dear Cameron,

I hope you will take a moment to see how I used one of your photos.

The photo is at:

Emma's fact page (still under construction) is at:

With Gratitude and Best Regards, Dane Dicke
Added by Dane_Dicke on Jan 04, 2016 4:48 AM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Oak Hill Cemetery, Eleanor Matilda Kelly Vandruff
Should have mentioned this in my previous message - Mary Jane Vandruff was the second wife to Miller Vandruff. His first wife was Eleaner Matilda Kelly Vandruff ("Ellen") and she died November 5, 1883 in Bates County,, and may have a marker, maybe not. After Mary Jane's death Miller moved away and isburied in Ohio.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Nov 19, 2015 10:57 PM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Mary Vandruff, Oak Hill Cemetery
Many thanks for unearthing Mrs. Vandruff's marker. I had given up hope. I'm grateful for your help.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Nov 19, 2015 10:51 PM
RE: My photos on
Well, first, thank you very much for allowing me to use the photos. I know right, it took me 2 years to find my paternal family past ggf poring over microfiche on my lunch hour, then after like 10 years I started on my maternal side - 2 weeks on ancestry & the Mayflower. Even first to find, I think. Anyway, thanks a lot.
Added by MWH on Oct 24, 2015 8:29 PM
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