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WRVHS (#46931506)
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Hello! We are the Cemetery "Hoppers" Committee for the White River Valley Historical Society (WRVHS), which is located in Forsyth, MO and has been in existence for nearly 50 years. There are over 170 known cemeteries in Taney County, and we have transcribed nearly all of them, including the largest ones! We go on cemetery "hops" at least once a month, and would love to have you join us sometime!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GUIDELINES: We will be pleased to add your additional information; however, as a historical society, we must provide the source for our information (if not found on the tombstone). If a specific source is not listed (ie. obituary newspaper name/date or death cert state/#), we will list your first name and FAG #, or email address if not logged in. By doing this, other researchers will be able to reference the specific source, or contact you directly, if they have questions.

TRANSFER GUIDELINES: We are happy to transfer if you are a direct relative and can identify to us how you are related. The exception to this is if one of our committee members is also a direct relative - in that case, it will remain in the care of the entire committee. (Several of our members have requested that their direct ancestors be maintained by WRVHS, in order to assure that more than one person is available to care for the memorial.)

HOW TO REQUEST A TRANSFER OR CORRECTION/ADDITION TO EXISTING MEMORIAL: Please click on the "edit" tab of the record you are requesting, and then the "correction" link. In the text box, let us know what your relationship is, and also provide us with your Find A Grave number (found on your bio page next to your name). PLEASE ALLOW SEVERAL WEEKS, as only a couple of members handle these, and have full work schedules; consequently, the requests are only checked once or twice a month.

Thank you! - Leslie Wyman and Jeff Michel, WRVHS Cemetery Co-Chairs
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Tom Denardo
one more
Their son douglas taylor mccall
b. 1950 d.1951
Added by Tom Denardo on Sep 06, 2014 11:33 AM
Tom Denardo
floral hills
I found two other mccalls. Add their names and request their photo d if u eant them.
F. M. McCall
b.15 jul 1917 d.31aug 1993 (us army), his wife
Naidene mccall b. 28 jul 1920, d. 7 oct 2000
Added by Tom Denardo on Sep 06, 2014 11:31 AM
Tom Denardo
floral hills
I found two other mccalls. Add their names and request their photo d if u eant them.
F. M. McCall
b.15 jul 1917 d.31aug 1993 (us army), his wife
Naidene mccall b. 28 jul 1920, d. 7 oct 2000
Added by Tom Denardo on Sep 06, 2014 11:31 AM
Opal Smith Scott
According to the obit at the funeral home:

"Opal Scott, age 96, of Villisca, Iowa, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, entered into peace Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Villisca, Iowa. Burial will be in the Memorial Cemetery, Forsyth, Missouri at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Good Samaritan Care Center, Villisca, Iowa. Condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa."

It is possible that she has a headstone at one place, however, her body is at the above place. Please consider this before you create a duplicate listing.

Have a blessed day

Added by GJM on Aug 15, 2014 5:15 PM
Re: Kirkland
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by K S on Aug 01, 2014 11:58 AM
Alfred Hodge
Hi, Alfred Hodge Find A Grave #21062417 was a Union soldier during the Civil War, mustered in 11 Jul 1862 and on 8 Jan 1862 was struck by lighting and spent time at a Springfield hospital. Alfred was with Company A, 18th Iowa Infantry. I thought you could add him to your virtual cemetery. Thanks for all that you do! Matt
Added by mwbowen on Jul 29, 2014 9:30 AM
J & J Wiggins
Rhodes, John and Jessie
Thank you so much for the Transfer's Leslie, Hope to see you in a couple of weeks!!
Added by J & J Wiggins on Jul 15, 2014 10:00 PM
Jan Beattie
RE: John Thornton
Oh, thanks for adding his death certificate! Yes, I noticed that the certificate was not filled out by family, but am not sure why the wrong dates are engraved on his tombstone. I know it is him because my grandmother pointed out the grave and said it was "Uncle John". her father's brother. The father was correct on the dc, but the mother was not. But, it was close His mother was Sarah Lancaster (pronounced LANK-a-stir).

William G. Thornton Sr. had two wives. The first was Sarah Lancaster, the mother of James Alonzo, William G. Jr. and John. She died about 1865 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Jaybird Cemetery in Marion Co. AR. His second wife was Sarah Lane, the mother of the rest of his children.

I don't know how to add a spouse that is in an unmarked grave or whose burial location is not known. This family is particularly confusing since both his wives were named Sarah.

William G. Thornton and his wife, Sarah Lancaster came to Marion Co. AR from Perry Co. TN about 1858. Sarah's father, John Lancaster, had died in 1852, and her mother, Rachel Harder Lancaster and several of her children came with them. Sarah Lane was the daughter of John Lane of Marion Co. AR. About 1912, William G. Sr. went with some of his children from the 2nd wife to OK. The 3 brothers from the first wife all remained in the Taney MO/Marion AR area and their descendents can still be found there today. I am not sure where Sarah Lane Thornton is buried, but possibly Pottawatomie Co. OK. William Sr. went to several different places in OK before finally settling in Bryan Co. OK where he died in 1925.
Added by Jan Beattie on Jul 10, 2014 3:42 PM
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Would you be able to create a Find A Grave Memorial for my aunt Wilma Thompson's husband, M. R Thompson? They are buried together. My uncle's name is Marion Reed (Pete) Thompson, Birth 16 Jun 1929 in Richmond, Franklin, Kansas, USA, Death 19 Feb 2002 in Forsyth, Taney, Missouri, USA. Thank you so very much.
Added by Susan╰⊰Ϭ... on Jul 08, 2014 6:34 PM
Colleen Oliver
Find A Grave Memorial# 23316717
I have found Nancy Taber/Tabor & Benjamin Tennison in the 1910 Census.

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Big Creek, Taney, Missouri; Roll: T624_827; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0203; FHL microfilm: 1374840.
All children gone from the home.

1900 Census lists these Children:
Name Age
Benjamine Tennson 43
Nancy Tennson 43
Mary M Tennson 19
Aaron Tennson 18
Roda Tennson 14
Isaac Tennson 12
Martha Tennson 8
Rosemma Tennson 10 (B: Aug 1889)
The name on the stone could be Rosie, I know the dates don't coinside, but I am sure it is not Nancy.

I intend to keep looking for the burial places of Nancy & Benjamin Tennison.
God Bless you for your service.
Colleen Oliver
Added by Colleen Oliver on Jul 07, 2014 11:58 AM
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