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Charles McCartney (#46843727)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I search for graves in NW Louisiana and SW Arkansas.

My primary search area consists of Miller, Lafayette, and Columbia counties along the southwest border of Arkansas and Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and Claiborne parishes along the northwest border of Louisiana.

Lafayette County was created in 1827 from parts of Hempstead County.
Columbia County was created in 1852 from parts of Lafayette, Hempstead, and Ouachita counties.
Miller County was established in 1820. It ceased to exist in 1838 but returned in 1874, created from part of Lafayette County. So burials in Lafayette County before 1874 could actually be in Miller county now.

Claiborne Parish was created in 1828.
Caddo Parish was created in 1838.
Bossier Parish was created in 1843.
Webster Parish was created in 1871 from parts of Bienville, Bossier, and Claiborne Parishes. So burials in those three parishes prior to 1871 could actually be in Webster Parish now.

I am not related to any of the memorials I have added to Find-A-Grave. I will transfer management of memorial pages according to the Find-A-Grave guidelines, with allowances for common sense and my own discretion.

Please use the photos that I have posted to Find-A-Grave as you wish. No need to ask permission or give photo credit.

Some requests, advice, etc.

Please do not add a memorial to a cemetery if you are unsure if the burial is there. At least provide some rationale in the note section of the page or state that you are unsure the person is buried there. Adding a memorial page for a person who died in 1853 to a cemetery that didn't exist until 1940 is not good form.

Please don't knowingly create a duplicate memorial page.

It is unwise to be in a cemetery after dark. I say this because it is very easy to fall and injure yourself. In fact, it is quite easy to injure yourself in the daytime. I know....I've done it at least three times.

I wish that people wouldn't create a million memorial pages and then whine about being overloaded with edit and transfer requests. But if you are into that sort of thing, more power to you.

Respect the resting places of the dead.

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Larry Morrison
Gunnery Sargeant Martin Dillon Cook
Thanks so much for the fine photograph of the final resting place of Gunnery Sargeant Martin Dillon Cook, U S Marine Corps along with the Veterans Marker. This man is a great example of service to our country. In the course of compiling the family history, realized that during my transportation career, had occasion to use the company tank car operation to transport "still bottoms" from the IP pulping operation to be converted to "crude sulphate turpentine". The supplier was on a regular operation via the Crosby Chemical Deridder operation. Many fond memories but as I get older, realize more every day that "it's a small world". It is rewarding to run across a man like Mr. Cook who is "large" by any standards. Your help is much appreciated. All the best, Larry Morrison of Maumelle, Arkansas
Added by Larry Morrison on Nov 16, 2015 7:57 AM
Larry Morrison
Photographs for the final resting place of Condon & Shirley Cook
Thanks for the great photograph of the final resting place of Mr. & Mrs. Cook. The quality of the monument is captured in your fine framing & pays tribute to the couple. Thank you for your diligence & dedication in servicing our request. All the best, Larry & Carole Hoffman Morrison of Maumelle, Arkansas
Added by Larry Morrison on Nov 16, 2015 6:51 AM
Larry Morrison
George A Mattox final resting place
Thanks for your prompt handling of my photo request. Pardon my slow response in thanking your for your assistance. It seems that I will not finish all of my documentation for my family lineage in this lifetime. All the best, Larry Morrison of Maumelle, Arkansas
Added by Larry Morrison on Nov 08, 2015 4:16 PM
Brandon O'Rear
Gaylon Ralls Memorial
Thank you for posting the photos on Mr. Ralls memorial.
Added by Brandon O'Rear on Oct 12, 2015 1:04 AM
Jim Shropshire
Korean War dead in MIller County cemeteries
Hello Mr. McCartney,
You contacted me about Ann Collins, and I attempted an answer. You also very kindly posted the obituary for John Collins on his Memorial page, clarifying his memory greatly. Thank you for that, though it took me a while to see it.

*A USMC ROTC or Reserve unit existed or was formed in Texarkana before 1951. H. Charles Hodde #90323311, a cousin, joined, went to U. of Arkansas, was sent to Korea and later killed at Hill 812.
*I have been given to understand that a large number of young men from Miller County and thereabouts served and were casualties in the "Fire Brigade" Marine Units.
*Is there a presence on Find a Grave or elsewhere in memoriam, and what is the truth about the numbers of locals who served and suffered?
This is certainly not a project for 1 person if it needs to be done, but I thought you might know where to start.
With thanks for your service,
Jim Shropshire

Added by Jim Shropshire on Sep 26, 2015 10:10 PM
Thomas Allen Jones
Jessie Williams Photo
Hey Charles,

Thank you so much for the photo of Jessie's headstone. Jessie's mother was a Cox. Her Cox and my Jones family were intermarried and came together from Limestone County, Alabama to southern Hempstead County in the 1850's as pioneer original settlers. Land cost was $5.00 for 40 Acres.

Kind regards,
Thomas Allen Jones
Added by Thomas Allen Jones on Sep 14, 2015 8:52 PM
Herman Weiland
Walnut Hill Cem - Bradley, AR
Thank you for the Stampley photos, able now to have dates not previously on the memorial.
Added by Herman Weiland on Sep 14, 2015 12:57 AM
Brenda Furner
Betty Sue Powell
Find A Grave # 42607485
Thank you so much for taking a great picture of the headstone and so quickly too. Brenda Powell Furner
Added by Brenda Furner on Sep 13, 2015 7:14 PM
Bain Slack Photo
Thank you very much for the photo of Bain Slack's grave. Much appreciated.
Added by TMM on Sep 09, 2015 10:44 PM
Virginia Wilson Bailey
Dawson J. Mims
Charles, Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of the grave markers of Dawson J. Mims. They are much appreciated.
Added by Virginia Wilson Bailey on Sep 07, 2015 3:42 PM
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