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Leslie P. Fowers (#46928696)
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"the BYBEE Cousin Finder Organization"
the "John Rawlston Poole Family Organization"
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I would like to thank all of the Find-A-Gravers who have created many memorials that have enabled us to be able to link our family members together.
I have been doing genealogy research in the US and England for over 50 years. My family lines... BYBEE, FOWERS, CLAWSON, POOLE, HOOPES

Transfers made within FG rules, although exceptions may be made if you are more closely related...relationship must be given.

Photos which I have posted are copyrighted and may be used for personal use only.For any other purpose, permission and credit must be given before they can be used.
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Kelly Howell
Martha Lavenia Lee Bybee
We just found a life sketch on Aunt "Vene". It tells a little about her husband. Would you like a copy? We can create an obit for her memorial or would you like to? It also tells why no one knows where her husband is buried.
Kelly & Vickie Howell #47798985
Added by Kelly Howell on Dec 07, 2014 11:06 AM
Diane Winters
RE: Oliver Burdett duplicate memorial
I recommend you hold off on deleting your memorial and send an email request to Find a Grave at to transfer the original into your care. THEN go back and ask them to merge yours into the original. This will merge the two into one under YOUR care (which is where I believe it should be) AND none of the photos will be lost.

I know this sounds like a very roundabout way of getting this done but the original contributor seems to no longer be active and I've been working to get her 200+ duplicates in Custer National removed. Find A Grave has simply been merging them but only into the original.

I hope you're following all this and I'm not confusing you ~ please be patient but let me know how it all comes out.

Thanks bunches,
Added by Diane Winters on Nov 29, 2014 10:42 AM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: Laura Button Bybee
Just found where I came upon Laura Bybee. Laura and husband John Bybee's daughter was Bertha Mae Bybee who married Lionel Wesley Marquett. Their daughter was Helen Louise Marquett, who married Raymond C. Kortum. Raymond's parents were Frederick William and Agnes Dorothea (Schneider) Kortum. The Schneider family is related to my family going back into Germany.

Added by Dennis Harmsen on Nov 26, 2014 11:09 AM
Dennis Harmsen
Side note: I see some people are sending you Bybee obituaries. Not sure if they are related to John and Laura Bybee. If I should find how I can upon the Bybee's to begin with, I will let you know.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Nov 26, 2014 10:21 AM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: Laura Button Bybee
You can go to two websites, both which I reached to provide the middle name for Laura (Button) Bybee.

Family Search: I can only find her listed as Laura L. Button/Bybee. There may also be Laura T. Button/Bybee, which is probably a mistype.

Ancestry: There are several listed if I researched by her husband, John Button, with his year born in Kentucky and died in Iowa. His wife Laura is listed in some as Laura, some with Laura L., one with Laura T., but the one I found to send you an Edit Request was, Laura Louisa Button. Also among the list were Laura Louisa "Laurie" Button, which is a nickname for Laura.

My reasoning for my edit request? If Family Search has Laura L., then her middle name must be Louisa. I am not related, not related to any of those who posted this family on Ancestry, but they must be related if they posted this family to begin with. I happen upon this family only because of an connection to someone within my many, many, family members and I can not tell you how or who, for I don't remember. Just helping out wherever I can.

Totally up to you want you do or what you believe.

Good luck with your work.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Nov 26, 2014 10:17 AM
Richard Parker
Charles Bybee -- Orient Cemetery



Charles Earnest Bybee, 85, Harrisonville, a lifelong resident of Cass County, died September 4 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.

Mr. Bybee was born June 21, 1893, at the Bybee homestead southwest of Harrisonville, where he spent his entire life. He was the last of 11 children of Fielding E. and Eleanor (Duvall) Bybee.

As a young man he united with Flynn's Chapel Methodist Church. He was a member of Grand River Lodge No. 276, A.F & A. M. of Freeman. For some years, Mr. Bybee was a school board member in his home district. In his farming, he held a special interest in cattle raising.

He was married to Bertha Mae Temple, February 7, 1915, near Harrisonville. Although bedridden the last few weeks of his life, he maintained a lively interest in the actives of his family, friends and community. From childhood, he was drawn to elderly people and enjoyed recalling stories of early history of the community as told to him. He counted his friends throughout all of Cass County.
Mr. Bybee was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and five sisters, William A. Bybee, Frank E. Bybee, Howard L. Bybee, Walter E. Bybee, George E. Bybee, Arra B. Stair, Elizabeth Bybee, Henietta B. Hagens, Elmira Bybee, and Eulah B. Knibb.

Surviving are his wife of the home, a son, Charles Earl Bybee of Belton, three daughters, Mrs. Alice Marie Hawley of Harrisonville, Mrs. Virginia Mae Tepesch, of Paola, Kansas, Mrs. Kathleen Bell George, of Wichita, Kansas, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held September 6 at the Atkinson-/dickey Chapel with Rev. Joe Brewster, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Jareet Hawley, Jr., Bill Tepesch, Charles Bybee, Raymond Hawley, Mike Tepesch, Richard Hawley, Jim Tepesch, Dennis George, Tom Tepesch and Craig Bybee. Honoray pallbears were Dan Foster, Lloyd Parris, Glenn Dutro, Anver Cummings, Walter Anderson, Jr. Ewing Dutro, Vern Jones and Walter Price Cummings. Burial was in Orient Cemetery.

CASS COUNTY DEMOCRAT MISSOURIAN VOL. 98/NUMBER: 42, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, Friday, September 8, 1978, PAGE: 3.

Added by Richard Parker on Oct 14, 2014 10:10 AM
John Wilhite
RE: George Bybee photo
You are very welcome. John
Added by John Wilhite on Oct 11, 2014 11:08 PM
RE: Orilla Shipley
You're welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Ron on Oct 11, 2014 3:30 PM
Richard Parker

Sorry for the second e-mail.

Noticed I made a typo on the word Democraft. Please correct.

Added by Richard Parker on Oct 11, 2014 2:55 PM
Richard Parker
Bertha Bybee, Orient Cemetery


Bertha Bybee

Mrs. Bertha Bybee, 91, of Harrisonville, died March 17, 1984, at Camden Health Center in Harrisonville.

Mrs. Bybee was born September 5, 1892, in Halfway, Missouri, a daughter of Benjamin Bell and Artie Mae (Swank) Temple. She lived in North Missouri and Kansas for a short time and had been a resident of Cass County for 70 years. She attended Flynn's Chapel Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

On February 7, 1915, she married Charles E. Bybee at her parents' home southwest of Harrisonville. They were married for 63 years and lived all their lives on the Bybee homestead in the Grand Ricer Community. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; her parents; three brothers and a sister.

Surviving are a son, Charles Earl Bybee of Belton; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Marie Hawley, of Harrisonville, Mrs. Virginia Mae Tepesch, of Paolo, Kansas and Mrs. Kathleen Bell George, of Wichita, Kansas 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services were held March 20 at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. John Thornington officiating. Pallbears were Jarret Hawley, Jr., Bill Tepesch, Charles Bybee, Mike Tepesch, Dennis George, Tom Tepesch, Raymond Hawley, Craig Bybee and Monte Crosby. Honorary pallbearers were Dan Foster, Floyd Parris, Glenn Dutro, Anver Cummings, Walter Anderson, Vern Jones and Walter Price. Burial is at the Orient Cemetery.

CASS COUNTY DENOCRAFT MISSOURIAN, Volume 104, Number: 19, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, Friday, March 23, 1984, page: 3.

Would you please at this to Bertha's memorial. Thanks.

Added by Richard Parker on Oct 11, 2014 2:52 PM
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