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Wes T. (#48190645)
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I am continuing research on a particular bit of the history of McDonald County, Missouri (sometimes called McDonald Territory) and have a page concerning their well-known attempt to secede from the State of Missouri, in 1961. (See the link given below.) Thank you to the then-Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas who graciously offered to accept McDonald County into the State of Arkansas. "After all," he said, "it would offset the "bootheel." Oddly enough, to this day, McDonald County, although in Missouri, remains as a part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Federal Metropolitan Statistical Area. To me, the incident provided a fascinating story, which tied in to another interest: philately and cover collecting (local posts).

Current number of pending "EDITS": 195 (As of 23 OCT 2014)

Thank you to those who have checked and processed your edits!


9-22-2014 NEW RULE: Due to abuse, I am forced to stop accepting "blind" correction messages. If you have your message function blocked which prevents anyone from contacting you, and don't have an email address or some way to contact you, I will likely delete your message. Also, submitting 'proof' by saying that a previous memorial existing with different spelling, with no photos of the marker to verify, or anything else to say why your source is more accurate than mine - is not a reason for me to delete an entry I made five minutes earlier. I have no reason to doubt the survey/source that I took the research time to locate. If there is a photo, that's one thing.
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R Burnett
Lola (Latta) Carson Bibb
I sent a message to the other gal and told her she had birth and death date the same. I think Lola died last year, Her 1st husband was Dave Carson.
Added by R Burnett on Oct 23, 2014 5:18 AM
Wilkerson Parris
Thanks so much for our Parris family members headstone photos! I sure appreciate seeing them. Do you mind if I put them in my family tree?
Added by famhistrylvr on Oct 11, 2014 8:16 PM
RE: HAMPTON, Elizabeth in OK
Haven't found them.
Added by janicet on Oct 11, 2014 5:26 PM
Glenita Randolph Guthrie
RE: Allen Cemetery w/of SS
Own a business in Siloam and up there everyday.
Added by Glenita Randolph Guthrie on Oct 11, 2014 5:25 PM
Glenita Randolph Guthrie
RE: Allen Cemetery w/of SS
Will do Wes but I am from Westville. I keep obit in a file and will send them to you if one comes up. Thanks
Added by Glenita Randolph Guthrie on Oct 11, 2014 1:15 PM
L Bruns
Phagan Shelley
Hi, thanks for the note. You can just delete your entry because its a duplicate. If you don't mind would you add the stone photo to his memorial?
Kind regards, LBruns
Added by L Bruns on Oct 08, 2014 10:07 PM
Posting Pics on Dups
You posted pics on a dup here:

May want to post them on original here:
Added by DMLeForce on Oct 05, 2014 5:45 PM
R Burnett
RE: updates
Very strange how in the last dozen years it seems that the stones have deteriorated more than they did the hundred years before! My sister-in-law mentioned "Acid Rain" ? Many of the photos I take are just unreadable so what i do is go to the (Oklahoma Cemeteries) web site and find the pictures that Martha Real took about 10 to 12 years ago. At first I blamed my camera but that was not it. I have used cheep shaving cream and a windshield cleaning tool to get better pics but it don't work very well on the open pore concrete stones. Also kind of messy "shaving cream all over me out in the cemetery no towel no water" lol now i take a bucket of water and several shop towels.
Added by R Burnett on Oct 03, 2014 7:11 AM
RE: Good profile
Thank you so much......I appreciate the kind words.
Added by Shay on Oct 02, 2014 6:57 AM
R Burnett
Hey Wes, did you ever figure out if i needed to enter the 2 corrections you sent me at Reese Cemetery?
Added by R Burnett on Oct 01, 2014 9:20 PM
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