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bobby jett (#47674837)
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Bio Photo I am interested in researching JETT/GARRISON families mainly in Iowa/Tennessee/Oklahoma/Missouri/Arkansas/Texas and Virginia and Murphy/Organ/Gorvin families


"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
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, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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David D
Emma M Close
"Our" almost famous diarist Iowa Reed wrote about Emma's funeral on March 30, 1921. I bit of research determined that Emma was born in New York in August of 1841.
Added by David D on Sep 08, 2014 3:51 PM
Jesse R. Mitchell
George Simon Jett Sr.
Bobby, Thanks for the middle name. I added it. If you would like this memorial just let me know and request through transfer request on memorial and I would be glad to transfer. Not related to him as far as I know.
Thanks Jesse R Mitchell
Added by Jesse R. Mitchell on Sep 02, 2014 11:10 AM
David D
S Earnest Danner
Hi Bobbie, I've just now left flowers and bit of explanation to the demise of Mr Danner. Hope you find it of interest. It does seem a bit out of place, and I would not object to deleting the rather long explanation if you added it the main part of the page. Incidentally, Danner was by marriage related to Iowa Byington Reed "our" famous diarist. Her husband Will was the uncle of Jennie (Woolf) Danner, Earnest's wife. Let me know what you decide to do - especially if you decide to research the fate of Earnest's killer - and I will delete the text I added.
Added by David D on Aug 29, 2014 5:20 PM
Kent Gebhard
Pisha photo

Where did you get the photo of the Pisha family, parents are buried in Oakland, cem., Iowa City?


I have a friend looking to find where their daughter Anna Pisha Egrmayer is buried, d. 1887, Milbank, SD. Husband is Find A Grave Memorial# 79482049. Son is # 3867281.


Kent Gebhard
Added by Kent Gebhard on Aug 19, 2014 7:13 PM
David D
Zephaniah Luse at Oakland Cemetery
Hi Bobby,
I'm transcribing Iowa Reed's diary for 1895-96 and she reports a visit from Judge and Mrs Luse, who bought apples. From the info posted on findagrave it appears that although Zephaniah had been a Judge he was not longer working in this capacity in 1895-96. Do you suppose that Iowa might have used Judge as a title of respect for him as late as 1895-96, and that Zephaniah is the person she is referring to in her diary entry? Best wishes, David D
Added by David D on Aug 09, 2014 5:44 PM
Sherry Hess
RE: Oak Hill Cemetery
Thank you so much Bobby.

Added by Sherry Hess on Aug 06, 2014 7:47 PM
Sherry Hess
Oak Hill Cemetery
Hi Bobby

You have taken a photo for Robert and Erma Watkins @ Oak Hill Cemetery, may I use your photos in my family tree giving you credit for the photo.

Thank you
Added by Sherry Hess on Aug 06, 2014 1:38 PM
David D
Iowa Byington Reed
On Monday September 1st 1919 Iowa wrote in her diary "Eight years since Mother died and now Will sleeps beside her." Iowa's mother, Mary Byington, is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City and if "beside her" is taken literally Will Reed, Iowa's husband, should be in the grave contiguous to Mary. Iowa presumably would have been placed beside him on the other side in 1936. BTW - Iowa's father, Le Grand Byington, is misidentified in findagrave as Leonard Byington. I'm guessing the headstone is very hard to read.
Added by David D on Jul 30, 2014 7:43 PM
David D
Iowa Byington Reed and husband Will Reed
Hello Mr Jett. I can't tell from your bio whether you are a resident of Iowa City of thereabouts, but do wish to thank you for posting info about the Whetstones buried at Oakland Cemetery there. Might I prevail upon you to find and photograph the headstones of Will Reed and his wife Iowa who are not yet listed in the findagrave database? I am quite certain they are there. Iowa is the sister of Robert Byington (and others) and the sister of Hattie Whetstone. She is "famous" in an unusual way - she kept a diary for most of her adult life (roughly 1872 to 1936) and the women's archives at the Univ of Iowa Library has placed it online. You would be doing all who read these a great favor by allowing us to place flowers on her memorial if you would create one. Her husband died on 10 December 1918, and she wrote of visiting his grave at Iowa City's cemetery (what is now called Oakland) to place flowers and mourn his passing, so it is fair to assume that she was buried upon her death on 13 February 1936 beside him, and since she was a Byington I suspect they rest in or very near the Byington Plot. Thank you for your kind attention to this task. It's time to honor her memory.
Added by David D on Jul 30, 2014 1:50 PM
C & N Rasmussen
Pvt. Alexander
Wow! That was fast. Thank you so much!
Added by C & N Rasmussen on Jul 30, 2014 8:31 AM
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