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Lynn Byerley (#47024663)
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Bio Photo I am a Genalogy Addict....I have been working on the family genalogy for about 12-15 years. When I was a teenager my Grandmother's cousin sent her a copy of one branch of her family. Later, my brother got the bug and started tracing other branches and when he got us back to the 1600's I caught it.
Going to old cemeteries has become one of my favorit pass times. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California, but 2004, when my late husband, Jim and I retired we moved to Kansas. It was like coming home. Many of our families have their roots in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. So I have had a field day going to cemeteries.
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Mary Cooper
RE: Othneil Stone and Gwendola Mae Simmonds
You're welcome, Lynn!
Added by Mary Cooper on May 22, 2014 8:18 PM
Claudia Jansen Hartley
Re: William R. Costin
You are welcome! It was my pleasure. Lynn, did you receive the 7 photos I sent through regular email on 5/15? I got a pop up message re: photos sent that is was over your limit or something to that effect. If you didn't receive them, I will send again but this time in 2 batches.
Added by Claudia Jansen Hartley on May 18, 2014 5:13 PM
Claudia Jansen Hartley
Re: William R. Costin
Hi Lynn, me again! I received a lovely note from Michael (Mikey2) this morning asking me to go ahead and post the photo for William. It is done.
Warm Regards,
Claudia
Added by Claudia Jansen Hartley on May 16, 2014 10:21 AM
Claudia Jansen Hartley
Re: William R. Costin
Lynn, I took the liberty of looking at your Ancestry.com family tree and saw that James Richard & "Addie" Ruth Davis Costin were in your tree. I found William R. on the Davis plot, Sec D, Lot 218. I see from your tree that Charles K. Davis was Addie's father. His grave is also on the Davis lot and all the Davis lot marker's and William's match. I have no proof, but feel that William was and infant that was born and died on the same day, and believe that he was the son of James & Addie. Good luck with your tree and hope you can solve this to your satisfaction. I will send you more photos of the lot that I took.
Added by Claudia Jansen Hartley on May 15, 2014 1:51 PM
Claudia Jansen Hartley
Re: William R. Costin
Lynn, I walked Sec D today and did find William's marker. I also discovered that Mikey2 had claimed it again so I wrote him a note and turned the photo over to him to post. He may have found it himself in the meantime. I think we may have crossed paths at the cemetery, as he re-claimed it only this morning. I haven't heard back from him yet, but just wanted to let you know that I did look for it as promised.
Added by Claudia Jansen Hartley on May 15, 2014 1:09 PM
Claudia Jansen Hartley
Re: William R. Costin
We met with the cemetery manager, Mr. Wilson. Records for the cemetery were not kept prior to 1961 by his office. He had no record of William R. Costin in his regular interment books, but did find a listing for him in a catalog/directory that was issued by (I think) the East Texas Genealogical Society many years ago. The source for most of findagrave contributor, Gary Wills, entries. Mr. Wilson did find William's name in the Section D part of the cemetery. It is a very large section and will take walking it in its entirety to check for the grave. I will try my best to get over there asap and look for it. I'm thinking perhaps William was an infant. Many times it is listed as 'unknown birth' when the baby was born and died on the same day and very often is not buried with the parents, but in a section designated for infants. I don't think Sec D has an area devoted to infants, but I will check before I start walking. I also checked Ancestry.com for information and could find nothing but the reference to his memorial on the findagrave site.
Added by Claudia Jansen Hartley on Apr 23, 2014 5:33 PM
Mikey2
RE: William R Costin Grave
They will be posted on the FindaGrave memorial, and I can also send them to your personal email, if you would like. Just let me know.
Added by Mikey2 on Apr 01, 2014 2:17 PM
Mikey2
William R Costin Grave
Like others who have looked, I cannot find a grave for William R Costin in Rose Hill Cemetery. Also, I cannot find any census or birth or death records for a William R Costin. How certain are you of his name? If it is of interest to you, I did find the graves of James R. Costin, who died in a fall while working on a dam in the Carolinas in 1943, and his wife Ruth Davis Costin, who died in 1970. There were no other Costins around them. The only other Costin burial recorded in Rose Hill Cemetery is for an H. R. Costin, but I did not find a marker for him. I have pictures of the James and Ruth markers, if you want them. Let me know.
Added by Mikey2 on Mar 31, 2014 12:16 PM
jean5000
William R Costin
Do you have any more information on William R Costin? I can't locate this grave site and have spoken with the curator of this cemetery also to no avail. Any additional information might be helpful and I am happy to continue searching.
Added by jean5000 on Mar 24, 2014 9:05 PM
Pat Smith
RE: Edward Pasdach
You're welcome. I enjoyed doing it.
Added by Pat Smith on Mar 08, 2014 1:00 PM
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