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Kathie (#46970958)
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<<< Click on the photo to << read the CAPTION

If I posted a picture for a photo request, Please check the Caption on the photograph for more information.
Especially if, there is a general lot shot

Please Read the Cemetery Main Page. Maybe they have an online burial search .

Most Defunct Cemetery have No Headstones.

I will not add cut and paste Obituary's to anyone's page, see the Find a Graves rules. Be original. But I will posted the Newspaper, Date and page location.

I am still new to the whole genealogy thing. I have only been doing for about 15+ years. I am hoping that my children will continue the search.

Photography is relaxing for I take photos and add them. There is cemetery that I am working on that across the street from my children's school. If you want one of my photos, that is fine, but I DO WANT CREDIT. I however would prefer that they are not added to Ancestry. It is more that you might credit me, but the person that acquires it from you might not.

PLEASE -Turn on your messages. You are missing out on A LOT of info that people may want to share with you.

Please remember, when you start researching a new geographic area, that those living in the area, probably know more than you, but there are some that don't. Like St. Louis City and St. Louis County are very separate, but very connected. Please look at an actual map that has city and county boarders, that is dated for that era, NOT a current map. For example, much of what is warehouses now by river, used to be housing.

Thank you.

Just another twig in the tree.

Helpful Missouri Websites: . . . That are Free!

Missouri Death Cert Advance search

Missouri Digit History Home page

St. Louis Genealogical Society

St. Louis Archdiocese Burial Search

St. Louis Public Library Obit search for Select Years

Illinois Death Cert and more

Bellefontaine Cemetery

Index to St Louis CITY wills

Thank you Lynn Vint for the wonderfully simple directions to make the links work with a click of button!


General Calvary Map

St. Louis Archdiocese Burial Search

Myself and several others, including Elaine and Sharon, do most of the Photo requests for the St. Louis Calvary Cemetery. We share a google document to do this. We will typically look at every request. Which means - we will check to see if is duplicate, see if they are really buried their (see the archdiocese website) and then enter it onto the spreadsheet. Which is sorted usually by sections. It is a Very large cemetery (470 Acres 400,000 burials, and 27 miles of roads), so we do sometime wait until there are more than one request in that section.

Most, but not all, have already been added into Find a grave by TVFTH. BTW, they are terrible spellers/ transcribers, so be creative. For the most part they are/were added originally, according to how the Archdioceses spelled their name.

Death dates that are just Month and year are based off of the persons burial date.

-Sections 5 & 16, and all their lots, do not have maps, so those have to be walked, but they were VERY sparsely marked. And none of us like them because so few are marked, so it actually makes it very difficult.
-Section 10 is done, there are only maybe 20 stones.
-Section 37 are re-internments from Washington Park Cemetery, so all there "death" dates are actually there re-interment dates, as we get photo request we adjust their death dates to their true death dates.

Then we each have our favorite sections to do.

If you have any questions about St Louis Calvary I will be happy to try to answer it. If I don't know, I will try to find the answer for you.

Happy Hunting :)
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Reese and Roxie Almore
Thank you very much!
Added by JeffG on Oct 12, 2015 2:31 PM
RE: St Louis, MO
Thank you
Added by Angie on Oct 11, 2015 4:56 PM
Bertha Avery-Hood
Edward J Fitzgerald
Thanks so much for helping to find these folks with no stones.
Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on Oct 11, 2015 8:36 AM
RE: Wilson and Klase photos
I did check your links. I have used the Missouri Death Certificate search for a number of years as have a good bit of research in other counties. Several other of your links look promising.
Love the Bellefontaine Cemetery website. More relatives there! It has been fun, for sure. Thanks a million!

Added by TWC on Oct 09, 2015 6:02 PM
Mary Bateman
RE: JOhn Davis @ StL Calvary
Thank you for taking the time. I appreciate all of your efforts.
Added by Mary Bateman on Oct 09, 2015 4:29 PM
Sherri Sontag
RE: Blose/e @ Bethany
Thanks so much for Clearing it up for me.
Added by Sherri Sontag on Oct 09, 2015 3:00 PM
RE: Wilson and Klase photos
Thank you again for all your hard work on this family. The Mary Hetzel stone shown in the bottom of the lot photo is also a daughter of John and Sarah Wilson. I found her death certificate after seeing the lot photo and it list them as her parents. I might never have found her married name without your photo. You have been such a great help in putting this family back together. I will be forever grateful.

Thana White Cottrell
Added by TWC on Oct 09, 2015 1:09 PM
RE: Wilson and Klase photos
Thanks Kathie!!! These are all related - JEC Wilson was my second great grandmother's brother. She died in her 20s and left one son - my great grandfather. The family lost contact many, many years ago and it has been interesting putting it all back together. Thank you for taking the time to help me find all the pieces of this puzzle.

Thana White Cottrell
Added by TWC on Oct 08, 2015 10:32 PM
Diane Anderson
Thank you very much for the transfers, I really appreciate it.
Added by Diane Anderson on Oct 08, 2015 8:39 PM
Wilson and Klase photos
Thank you so much for taking the time to make and post these photos. Appears to be a very well cared for cemetery.

Thana White Cottrell
Added by TWC on Oct 07, 2015 9:23 PM
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