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Farm Girl from MO. (#47142793)
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Bio Photo BIO. AREA: If listing a woman's maiden name in the bio. area always put it in parenthesis. Quotations marks should only be used around a nickname! NO PUNCTUATION is permissable at the top of a memorial except for a period following an initial.

NAMES AND DATES on stones take precident over any other source. I do try to add a note with any conflicting info. and a persons full give name if different than what is on their stone. For those using death certificates for creating memorials please remember they may contain ERRORS! I have come across many errors including misspelled names, the deceased persons name left blank, the deceased persons wife listed as their mother, incorrect birthdates and many other errors on death certificates for my own family members so be careful when using them as your only source of info. I have also found mistakes in obits and census records as well as on cemetery stones!

MY PHOTO PROJECT: I am working on photographing all of the stones in the La Plata cemetery located in La Plata, Macon County, Missouri. Please do not add grave stone photos to the memorials that I have created in this cemetery as I would prefer to take them myself. Some photos, that I have already taken, may even be retaken as time & the weather permits.

FREEDOM TO USE DATA SENT ME: As of July 7, 2014. If you send me info., links, obits, etc. please note that you are giving me PERMISSION to use it to create memorials or to add it to a memorial. I hope this will prevent any confusion when it comes to info. being shared on this site. If you would like credit for anything you have sent me or plan to send just ask and I will add a note to the bio. area. I guess I should have been doing this from the beginning but I just didn't think it was necessary!

I would prefer that death certificates and obits. not be added as a photo. Thanks to all the great fellow contributors who have sent info./links to me to be added to memorials. Most of you are now listed as my friends.

For those taking photos please check out this site: How To Get Great Photos For FindAGrave. Thanks Ron West for this link. I hope it helps others take much better photos than a lot of those I have come across on FAG. Also please try not to take photos with your reflection in the stone, cars or people in the background and hopefully with green grass around the stone. No photos taken after dark or with snow completely covering the ground. I prefer seeing the whole stone not just a closeup of it. Do not take photos of an upright stone looking down on it. This distorts the engravings and makes the stone look like it is falling over. Always try to take photos at a right angle to the face of the stone. This may mean bending over or getting down on one knee to take a photo. Also removing dead grass and bird droppings would be really nice and please no shadows of yourself or your body parts across the face of the stone. Remove flowers to get a clear photo of the names & the dates and then always replace the flowers!

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Jane Snell Copes
RE: Julia Black Cunningham's parents
I have walked the Masonic Cemetery near Moweaqua, Shelby Co, IL, several times, and I suspect her grave is just not marked. She died in 1904 at her son William Henry Snell Jr. home in Blue Mound (Macon County), IL. Have also looked in the Hall Cemetery near Blue Mound.

I will look into making memorials when graves have not been located. My own mother's gravestone has actually disappeared several years ago, so I could start there.

Thanks so much for all you do to bring our ancestors "to life". It's an important task. Jane
Added by Jane Snell Copes on Jan 23, 2015 12:13 PM
Monica Blakely Cripe
RE: Your dad's memorial!
Hello there, thanks again for helping get my Dads memorial back. I finally made it to see my Aunt and Uncles stones. I have a couple more pics to put up, hopefully tonight.The cemetery had really grown up as you will see in the pics. I used to be able to see it from the highway. Now you have to drive down a road past all the pine trees to get there. It is a very pretty and peaceful place though. I really liked it. Talk to you soon.
Added by Monica Blakely Cripe on Jan 22, 2015 4:13 PM
Jane Snell Copes
Julia Black Cunningham's parents
Her mother was Ann Catherine Summers Black (later Snell). I have not been able to find Ann's grave, although it is reported to be in Masonic Cemetery, Shelby County, IL. Ann's second husband was William Henry Snell (48530528). They were my great-grandparents.

I believe Julia's father was Josiah L. Black. I have not been able to find his grave or death information. This family lived in Shelby County, IL.

Added by Jane Snell Copes on Jan 22, 2015 3:34 PM
Jane Snell Copes
Cunningham kin
Thanks, cousin! Guess it's a pretty thin branch on the tree we share. JSC
Added by Jane Snell Copes on Jan 21, 2015 9:11 PM
Jane Snell Copes
Julia F. Black Gaither photo
Hello, I'm looking for the SOURCE for photo of Julia and Charles Cunningham on their memorial pages (Charles 24678818; Julia 24956703). She was my grandfather's eldest sister, and I don't think we have any pictures of her.

They lived in LaPlata, MO for quite some time before coming back to Macon County, Illinois in early 19-teens.

Thanks from Jane Snell Copes
Added by Jane Snell Copes on Jan 21, 2015 8:26 PM
George A. Redmon
I think you are right that George Redman is the same as George Redmon. I have deleted mine. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by Anonymous1 on Jan 21, 2015 2:30 PM
M. Wolf
RE: Mary J. Redmon
Hello, I would appreciate any additional information you can find. Take care, Maria
Added by M. Wolf on Jan 21, 2015 11:39 AM
Beth Hansen
RE: #76075476
Thanks so much for your help!
Added by Beth Hansen on Jan 20, 2015 8:34 AM
Beth Hansen
Thanks so much, Farm Girl! Anything you can share is greatly appreciated.
Beth Meeks Hansen
Added by Beth Hansen on Jan 19, 2015 8:38 PM
Beth Hansen

My great-great-grandfather was Nimrod Lynch. You have his parents listed as Catherine "Cady" Lynch and William Lynch. Could I ask where you found that information? I'd like to verify that, because I'm also trying to find and verify directly, if possible, Catherine's parents.

Beth Meeks Hansen
Added by Beth Hansen on Jan 19, 2015 5:59 PM
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