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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": 77 (As of 27 MAR 2015)

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 in the correct cemetery, that's one thing. Also, keep in mind that simple courtesy and respect go a long way, considering we are all volunteers.
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Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: Pauline Long, Norwood Cemetery
Thanks for the contact info, Wes. If anyone would know where Pauline Long is buried, it'd be Delmar Collins, since that's her brother!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Mar 26, 2015 10:03 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Pauline Long, Norwood Cemetery
I received your message that you had searched the cemetery and could not find her grave. Her obit. definitely states that this is where she was buried. Can you tell me whom I'd contact from the cemetery association to ask about this?
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Mar 25, 2015 11:22 AM
thomas harris
John Peden Harris is my Grandfather.
i just corresponded with mobarbg @ find a grave. i was asking about the medal posted by anonymous to the memorial. Now i have found your recent post of a new medal?? i know that the Peden Cem. in Cincinnati is in poor repair. The Virtual becomes important. Can you provide me with information about the medals
and service
Added by thomas harris on Mar 23, 2015 6:02 PM
thomas harris
John Peden Harris is my Grandfather. i recently corresponded w mobarbq @ find a grave about the war medal posted by anamous. I see that you have posted a new medal. Can you provide me more information about this memorial. i know the Peden Cem in Cincinnati is in poor repair and the Virtual becomes important.
i am: thomaserlharris

Added by thomas harris on Mar 23, 2015 6:01 PM
Erin Spiceland
RE: Rev. Folsom
Hmm, the Choctaw Nation page doesn't list my ancestor, Eve, as his daughter. Eve is mentioned here, but no parents are given. Please feel free to email me if this method of communication is getting tedious. :) erin at thespicelands dot com
Added by Erin Spiceland on Mar 16, 2015 9:24 AM
Erin Spiceland
RE: Rev. Folsom
That is interesting, thank you. I am descended from Eve Folsom Pitchlynn Riddle who was also the daughter of Edmund and Yokahti. Btw, do you know the source for Yokahti's name? I have never seen one.
Added by Erin Spiceland on Mar 16, 2015 7:37 AM
Diane Clark Smith
Thank you
The stones of James and Nannie Knox look very handsome. Thank you for your generous work.
Added by Diane Clark Smith on Mar 07, 2015 3:25 PM
R Burnett
Nadine Lingle
Thanks Wes T. for posting the photo of Nadine Lingle's gravestone.
Added by R Burnett on Mar 06, 2015 3:00 PM
My name is Donna Busellato Bailey and this Theo Pritchard was my great grandfather. How do you know him? My grandpa was John Wesley Pritchard. I have looked for information about Theo and was never able to find anything until today. Anything you can tell me would be great!!!

Thanks so much,
Added by Pritchard on Feb 26, 2015 4:14 PM
Jennie Miller...
Hello, I was the one who said I would take pic of her grave marking/headstone for you. Is there any way her first real name was Margaret? Like maybe Margaret Jane Miller? Because there is one Margaret J Miller 1840-1905....nothing else is on the grave marker and im looking to contact the office, if there is one....I think the township "takes care of the Cemetery". But I have those, let me know what you think
Added by on Feb 21, 2015 7:16 PM
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