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Larry Wilson (#47627225)
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I discovered "genealogy" for the first time in 1962 when my family visited a distant cousin in Shell Knob, Missouri. Dorothy Roden was a farmer's wife who had drawers of newspaper clippings, articles and could quote family history from memory. While visiting this same area in 1957, I accompanied my grandparents to a cemetery where I observed my grandfather cut grass from the graves of his parents and brother.

I moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1968, and when downtown one day, walked into the Fort Worth library just to see the inside of the unusual structure. I discovered that they had a genealogy collection. I picked up a book or two and soon found the name of my most distant relative (provided by Dorothy Roden above). I was hooked. I began to collect data and keep it in a file folder.

A few years later my eldest son gave me Family Tree Maker as a birthday gift. When I had finished entering all the info in my file folder into the data base, I realized how LITTLE I actually knew.

I developed a thirst to track all major family lines backward as far as possible.



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William G. Latham Jr.
Many Williams Family
Hi Larry,
You do have lots of Williams Ancestor's, I never knew you had so many relatives by this name. You have done a remarkable job here on Find A Grave!
Added by William G. Latham Jr. on Oct 19, 2013 9:11 AM
Alan Whiteman
Mary Ester Peters
Larry: tanks ever so much for your short biographies on individuals interned in the cemetery. Your comment regarding John Peters marrying Lucinda Harbert, being close neighbors, has solved a mystery for me in tracking down the path in life taken by Francis Marion Harbert.
Added by Alan Whiteman on Jun 10, 2013 2:17 PM
Deb
RE: Lawrence Madison
You are welcome.
Added by Deb on Oct 17, 2012 3:26 PM
Ms Martie Martin
Ruth A Madison
Hi, while taking the photo for Corley I found one for Ruth; is this someone you know and would like to create a memorial for? I could add the picutre if so. Her dates are;
birth; May 26, 1915
death; October 23, 1992
I was unable to find any headstone for Lawrence either in Block 20 or Block 4, at least at the Lots that were given. You may want to recheck with the cemetery office for a better location. I will unclaim for now.
Blessings,
Martie
Added by Ms Martie Martin on Aug 07, 2012 4:05 PM
Sherri Park
Elizabeth Wood Wilson
I think she is the daughter of Solomon O. Wood and sister to Samuel O. Wood (who is buried in the same cemetery). Samuel named one of his daughters Elizabeth. If this is true, she may have a nephew, John R. Wood and a niece, Janetta Wood Witt also buried in that cemetery.
Added by Sherri Park on Jun 16, 2012 9:36 AM
Carla Carlton Young
Jasper Williams
Just a note to let you know - Webb Co. is not an option for Joplin, Missouri. The system shows Jasper Co. or Newton Co.
You can let me know which it is.
Thanks! Carla
Added by Carla Carlton Young on Jun 03, 2012 4:16 PM
TheOldChief
RE: Hardridge Photos
Your welcome. Glad I was able to help. BTW, having the section, block and lot numbers was a big help. I usually have to stop by the office to get those. The lady there is very helpful but is also very busy and I hate to bother her.
Added by TheOldChief on May 29, 2012 8:52 PM
Perry L. Williams
RE: Thank You
Glad I was able to get the photos for you. My Williams line traces back to Joseph S. Williams, in the San Saba County, Texas area in the mid-1850's.
Added by Perry L. Williams on Jan 26, 2012 4:41 PM
Lisa Worden
Thomas Judy
The cemetery will only give out grave locations to family members-if you can call and get the grave location, it can be photographed more easily. Oakmont Cemetery (925) 935-3311

Lisa
Added by Lisa Worden on Dec 28, 2011 10:24 PM
Mick
RE: Margaret Hughes
I believe the links to parents are there.
Added by Mick on Dec 16, 2011 3:52 AM
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