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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.

Author: Unknown
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C & N Rasmussen
WEC Foster
Thanks a lot for sharing the bio, it's great! I've added it to his memorial. Thanks again
Added by C & N Rasmussen on Jul 13, 2014 2:51 PM
John Cerny #87464201
Thanks for the Cerny bio!
Added by Sue on Jul 09, 2014 10:39 PM
Roger Duffey
RE: Stevens
Yes I said it wrong Elias Stevens buried here was Mayflower decendant
I found the Smith and Stevens Graves last night
Stevens sons were claimants & land patent owners of 160 acres now Finkbine Golf coarse.They came in 1841.
Thanx again
Added by Roger Duffey on Jul 09, 2014 6:13 AM
in memory of grandma
Wilbur D Cannon -- b. 1840
It seems strange the timing of your request, as I was just checking into findagrave to see of any of my requests had been granted (in case the email wasn't working)...

Anyway the birth info as well as your bio for him have been added. I noticed a couple of other W.D. Cannons had not been updated even though someone had texted what they wanted. So I have asked the contributor (Ken Saylor Jr.) to do those links - actually by the new automated method which I really like! That was for: William Davidson Cannon b 1869 & Wilbur Dugan Cannon b 1894.

I noticed that you have a Wilbur David Cannon b 1927. I'm just curious who his parents might have been. The info on Wilbur Dugan Cannon didn't mention a spouse and I couldn't find the other son, Joseph L Cannon. The memorial for Wilbur Dugan Cannon stated: "Joseph L. Cannon 8/28/1898 & Helen were parents of Robert #28007416".

I found a Joseph L Cannon, but they have his birth date as one year off (earlier):

Could that be him?
Added by in memory of grandma on Jul 08, 2014 9:32 PM
Nancy Burr
George Andrews
Thanks for the heads up.
Added by Nancy Burr on Jul 08, 2014 7:43 PM
Roger Duffey
RE: Looking for Oakland Iowa City stones
Thanx ,I will go this afternoon
Smith was one of the first in Iowa City-
Sold a claim in 1838,and on first Grand Jury
Stevens decended from General Elias Stevens and Myles Standish of Mayflower
Added by Roger Duffey on Jul 08, 2014 11:44 AM
Roger Duffey
Looking for Oakland Iowa City stones
I am trying to find 90159245 Elias Stevens &
88042314 John Smith-do you know what area of Oakland cemetery they are in?
Many thanx,Roger Duffey
Added by Roger Duffey on Jul 08, 2014 8:34 AM
mortul vivos docent
Memorial # 104062032 created on January 23, 2013.
His last name is Retter, not Ritter.

Marion C. Retter. Thanks.
Added by mortul vivos docent on Jul 06, 2014 9:07 PM
Janis Peacock
RE: Gordon children
Yes, I'd like to see Freddie, Salina and William
added to Eleanor's page along with the living
she had at the time of death.

I asked also if there was a way you could shine
up the children's graves so they photographed
better, where the letters stand out more. I have
a Find a Grave man who has been doing such a thing
for several cemeteries north of Cedar Rapids.

Would that be possible?

This family I am working for on the Gordon's
started out in Iowa city but younger generations
of them ended up in Canada. They are so please
finding some of the Gordon's and Abbott family
at Oakland- I have been doing the research for them
as they can't travel here to get it all done.

Have a great day nice and sunny..

Janis Peacock
Added by Janis Peacock on Jun 14, 2014 10:57 AM
Janis Peacock
Gordon family at Oakland
I visited the grave of Eleanor Gordon and
found after my second visit there her three
little ones were buried in her lot. Freddie, Serina,and William. Their stones face the street
and I missed them the first time. You photographed
all of them-Eleanor's came out the best on Find a
Grave. Her descendants from Canada were so please
to find them.
I was wondering if the children's graves could be
done again possibly cleaning them up a bit so
the words are for better reading. I realize they
are of old stone which does not withstand the time.

And I enjoyed and shared your poem with several
family members who are into genealogy too, I hope
you don't mind-it was so well written.

And could you add the children's names to Eleanor's
page currently I only had the living children of
Eleanor and not the children she lost early.

Janis Peacock
Added by Janis Peacock on Jun 14, 2014 5:51 AM
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