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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.

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Paul Rolfe
Robert W. Perkins
I talked to LaNette and she believes Robert's middle name is William - a name that was passed down to grandson Ronald William, son of Ronald Dean Perkins. Ronald William is my step-son, the young man who asked me to help him with his quest to find his ancestors. I do not have this (i.e. William) documented though so I am not certain. Also, Robert's brother Estile is Estile Walker Perkins.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Oct 01, 2014 1:43 AM
Paul Rolfe
Samuel Walker Perkins
I couldn't find Samuel or the 1920 census; however, after Mattie died in 1918, I found SW Perkins living with son Bufford [sic] and wife Rose in the 1930 census in Pueblo, Colorado. In the 1940 census, he was living with daughter Lydith and Jessie Putnam in Morgan County, MO. Also, here is a lead for Samuel's parents - check the 1880 census for Johnson County, MO. I found what may be Samuel with father James H., mother Martha A., and siblings Lula and James R. PERKINS. I have no proof yet this is the correct Samuel and family so I am still researching this. Do you have anything that might tie that one in? The family is also in an 1876 MO state and territorial census. And, in the 1870 census as J. H. and Martha with the same children plus three older ones - David, Adrian and Susan and a family of four black Perkins living with them.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Oct 01, 2014 1:33 AM
Virginia Brown
Martha Perkins
Hi Bonnie,
You are a great source of information. Thanks for providing more about Martha, which has been added to her memorial giving you credit.

Have a wonderful day.
Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 29, 2014 9:22 AM
Virginia Brown
Samuel Perkins
Thanks again Bonnie. I have added your information & will try to find more about him when I have a chance.

Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 28, 2014 1:30 PM
Virginia Brown
Ruby Garrison
Let me know if you would like her memorial transferred to you.

Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 28, 2014 6:29 AM
Virginia Brown
RE: Ball
Good morning, Bonnie,
Wow! You have made my day with your accolades. I feel the same about you. FindAGrave is a wonderful place to find lost kin & friends. A few days ago I found an old Air Force friend after searching for 45 years plus and was surprised that she had died so young. After finding her obituary, which was no easy chore, I contacted her sister & learned the details. All of this thanks to a FindAGrave member for adding her record.

Happy fall & have a nice day.


Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 28, 2014 6:25 AM
Virginia Brown
John Ball
Thanks once again, Bonnie. Your information has been added to his memorial giving you credit. Have a nice day.

Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 27, 2014 6:56 AM
RE: Friedley Friedly /Berkstresser
I have sent you a email per your email address
Added by mmrairq on Sep 07, 2014 8:42 PM
RE: L A Friedley
My Great Great Grandmother was Rebecca Jemima Berkstresser Rumans,one of Rebecca's daughters was my great grandmother. Ila Russell Friedly was her niece and since she was born on 20 Oct 1889 and died 19 Oct 1896, she should have been in the 1890 US census but since that census burned up there is no way to be sure and the fact she died before the 1900 US census. That why you did not find her in the US Censuses. I got my information from family records that were passed down to me from family members and I made a promise that I would not give the documents to any one or tell where I got the information and documents from. She was the youngest child of Adam D Friedly and Barbara Jane "Jennie" Berkstresser Friedly, both of who are buried at Mount Nebo North Cemetery, Versailles, Morgan, Missouri. You can also find Ila Russell Friedly on
Here is a question for you, how are you related to Ila Russell Friedly?
Added by mmrairq on Sep 07, 2014 6:03 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Wm. Groshong
I realize it says they were married 41 years, but if you look at census's often you know it is a common mistake...I guess that first marriage year just sticks in their brains...Don't worry I am not willy nilly, just put anything to get a memorial posted. I try all resources and check before I post. I am not saying that I have never posted a duplicate or posted incorrect info, Of course I have, We all have... BUT I really try hard to post accurate info to all memorials, and always welcome additions/corrections. I do not rely on family trees, BUT I check the census records and find them a valuable tool...Probably over 70% of my postings are in Missouri, and I find the Missouri Death Certificates, a wonderful resource also.
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 07, 2014 12:06 PM
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