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Karen Higman-Austin (#47568763)
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Hello, My name is Karen and I LOVE Genealogy! I have most of my Family Tree on Tribalpages. I add to it very often. I feel it is a wonderful gift to try to leave for my family.
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pat faulkner
Sarah Snook
Karen-Thank you for your information for Sarah Snook. I added it to her memorial. I am not for sure where I obtained the information I had on the memorial in regards to her mother. I always appreciate any information you may have for me to add.

Hope all is going well in your world!

Pat
Added by pat faulkner on May 19, 2015 3:59 PM
Shirley Goingღ
John D Taylor
John D u and Nancy Roberts Taylor
Hi Karen, I'm Shirley Going from Find A Grave and John D Was my 3rd Great Grandfather with Elizabeth Hall. Would you kindly direct me to your Taylor site on TribalPages. Also, if I need a password could I have your permission to visit? Thank
Added by Shirley Goingღ on Apr 25, 2015 3:38 PM
GeorgiaCA
another PS
After re-reading all of the below, it appears that the cemetery name is used as Smith-Davis AND Davis-Smith. I still think that F*A*G should add to the cemetery description!
Should say that I have an interest in Missouri, much of my family is from the Mid-West. Mom & Dad went to school in KCMO, lived and worked there in the early years.
Added by GeorgiaCA on Mar 30, 2015 10:24 AM
GeorgiaCA
Emails to F*A*G July & Aug.2013
Hi... I am not sure which is the correct address to send this on to, but as you will read, this cemetery is getting some protection. I would like to see much of the description here to be included on the Cemetery Page. Thanks for your help, GeorgiaCA member #46540149
Smith-Davis Cemetery (Defunct)
12017 E. 350 Hwy.
Raytown
Jackson County
Missouri USA
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Davis-Smith Cemetery Commemoration

The Davis-Smith family cemetery, located at 12017 East 350 Hwy, Kansas City, Missouri (in a field between the east- and west-bound lanes of M350 Highway, along Westridge), is an extremely historic quarter-acre parcel of land. Buried there are some 40 individuals, including: a Revolutionary War soldier; three young girls killed needlessly in a Union prison collapse in Kansas City in August 1863 (150 years ago this year); Civil War soldiers from the Battle of White Oak Creek; and some of the prominent Jackson County pioneers who led interesting and quite harrowing lives!

Excerpt from: Jackson County Historical Society - 2013
Davis-Smith Cemetery Commemoration

The Davis-Smith family cemetery, located at 12017 East 350 Hwy, Kansas City, Missouri (in a field between the east- and west-bound lanes of M350 Highway, along Westridge), is an extremely historic quarter-acre parcel of land. Buried there are some 40 individuals, including: a Revolutionary War soldier; three young girls killed needlessly in a Union prison collapse in Kansas City in August 1863 (150 years ago this year); Civil War soldiers from the Battle of White Oak Creek; and some of the prominent Jackson County pioneers who led interesting and quite harrowing lives! Many descendants are invited and will be in attendance. Available for $10 will be the book documenting the lives of those buried here, Lost Souls of the Lost Township, by local authors and historians, Paul Peterson and David W. Jackson. Parking directions will be posted later, or look for the signs. Bring your own chairs and water and umbrellas (for rain or shade). Participants in the program are asked to please arrive at 9:30 a.m. All who want may go to a restaurant in Raytown, MO (to be determined later) for lunch ("Dutch Treat") after the ceremonies to continue the stories and companionship. Contact Jim Beckner for more details jandjrnch@hotmail.com; 816.322.3736.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

10:00am 11:30am


8/3/13

Today is dedication day for this cemetery. Find-A-Grave has the listing as Smith-Davis Cemetery, while the Jackson County Historical Society refers to it as, Davis-Smith Cemetery.

The Davis-Smith family cemetery, located at 12017 East 350 Hwy, Kansas City, Missouri (in a field between the east- and west-bound lanes of M350 Highway, along Westridge), is an extremely historic quarter-acre parcel of land. Buried there are some 40 individuals, including: a Revolutionary War soldier; three young girls killed needlessly in a Union prison collapse in Kansas City in August 1863 (150 years ago this year); Civil War soldiers from the Battle of White Oak Creek; and some of the prominent Jackson County pioneers who led interesting and quite harrowing lives!

Excerpt from: Jackson County Historical Society - 2013

I would love to see the cemetery page have the above description included.


8/3/13

In Addition: RAYTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM refers to the cemetery with the same name that is now listed at:
Find-A-Grave - Smith-Davis Cemetery

We are in the third year of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Significant events occurred in our area during 1863 that would change lives forever.

On August 13, 1863 a jail in downtown Kansas City collapsed and killed 4 women including the sister and wife of men who were Southern sympathizers and fought with William Quantrill. These women are buried in the Smith-Davis Cemetery in Raytown between the east and west lanes of 350 highway just east of Westridge.

This led to the Quantrill raid on Lawrence Kansas on August 21, 1863 as retaliation for this event as well as the continued raids into Missouri by the notorious Jayhawkers. These Jayhawkers had continually raided into Missouri burning homes and destroying crops.

These events led to the issuance of Order No. 11 by Union General Thomas Ewing on August 25, 1863 which forced Southern sympathizers to vacate their farms within certain areas of 4 western Missouri counties including Jackson County.
Added by GeorgiaCA on Mar 30, 2015 10:17 AM
GeorgiaCA
Kate Harris - deleted
Hi again - no not related, but I did create several memorials in that cemetery after reading some of the history. I would like to send you what I found. It's a bit much for the message board, but I can post it, then if you will copy & paste it into an email to yourself, or into a word document, you will have the information for your files. Afterword, you can delete it from your message board. You will see that I tried to get a change done on the cemetery name, but F*A*G* never did respond.
-Georgia
Added by GeorgiaCA on Mar 30, 2015 9:53 AM
GeorgiaCA
PS
I use TribalPages for my family tree, too. :)
Added by GeorgiaCA on Mar 29, 2015 8:20 PM
GeorgiaCA
Virginia Catherine (Kate) Harris
Hi Karen - I received your message about duplicate memorials. Mine being listed as Kate Harris #114532509 - would you please provide me with the memorial # of the one that I duplicated?
-Thanks much, Georgia
Added by GeorgiaCA on Mar 29, 2015 8:19 PM
James Greene
Fristoe, Constable, Greene
Hello,

My name is James Greene, once of Pleasant Hill Missouri & now, of Overland Park Kansas. My grandparents, Artie & Alice Constable Greene are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery & according to family legend, the Constables were related to the Fristoe's, how I am not sure at this time.
However, I have just learned of the Talley's in Lee's Summit also being relatives of the Fristoe's & the woman who wrote me, mentioned a cemetery close to the intersection of Colburn Road & Douglas in Lee's Summit Missouri, or on the grounds of Unity School of Christianity. I once worked for Unity, so I may be able to make this connection with the cemetery there, but when did you first learn of the Talley Cemetery & where do you believe its located? I have a hunch where this cemetery is & as the snow disappears, I will go out to Unity to investigate.

You can reach me directly at jamesgreenekc@gmail.com

Sincerely,

James R. Greene
Added by James Greene on Mar 01, 2015 2:59 PM
Roland Beebe
higman
Hi My name is Roland Beebe and I am historian for the Milford Lions Club. Frederick C. Higman was a member of this club from 1947 to 1962. I have found an article from the Milford Chronicle on his death in 1962. He was very active during his service with our club from the records I have read. Serving as President in 1961-62, Secretary from 1949 to 1958 and served on a number of committees. Were you the one that added the information about Guy Lombardo and if so where did you get the information. We getting ready to honor him with Lions International Lions Grave Plaque and that is why I am asking for your help.

Thank you,
Roland Beebe
lrbeebe@comcast.net

Added by Roland Beebe on Jan 17, 2015 11:58 AM
SDLatham
McCraw
Hi Karen,
When you get a chance would you please contact me at sdlatham245@yahoo.com, I saw you add info. on George Washington McCraw he is my 4th ggrandfather
Susan
Added by SDLatham on Dec 27, 2014 4:34 PM
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