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Bill (#47169641)
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Bio Photo NOTE: ~ ~ Please send corrections and or updates; I want things to be accurate! As one "graver" said about Find A Grave, "Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination."

Remember........."That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies." W. Clement Stone

~ The unfolding history revealed during research of families is so interesting, fascinating, but sometimes tragically sad, causing one to wish they had studied history more astutely and to have listened to stories told by our elders when young ~

I'm most interested in helping Nancy Brewer, aka "I Remember When", in her effort on Find A Grave to recognize the pioneers and builders of my home town of Carthage, Missouri.

SPECIAL NOTATION: Find A Grave has choosen to transfer hundreds of memorials to me in Oswego cemetery, Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, of which the vast majority are yours if you so request via "EDIT"! ~ ~ NOTE ~ ~ Find A Grave elected (?) to REMOVE thousands of original contributors photos and rename Mary, "Anonymous" affecting mostly southern Kansas-Missouri areas, so as of late April 2013, these memorials are without her photos and name, but most, still available for transfer by myself and others! Contributor Margaret is dedicated to re-photograph this cemetery, as her time permits and furnish local historical group copies for their records.

In another case, but a different contributor in Arkansas, some 60,000 to 80,000 memorials have been DELETED from Find A Grave, WITHOUT twice requested explanation from FAG!

~ Visit my Websites. ~

NOTE: Several contributors have allowed me to update their memorials by transferring to me then upon completion I return them, ~ ~ if they so desire.

Would also enjoy your comments, corrections, and would dearly love to be given all of my relatives and dearest friends of whom I've deeply researched on Find A Grave which are created by others.

I am a retired civil engineer (raised in Carthage, Missouri(ah) till 1944), with at least three known 3rd g,grandfathers veterans of Revolutionary War, one 2nd g,grandfather (served two years) & two g,grandfathers veterans of the Civil War with father a veteran of WW I, my brother & myself, veterans of WW II, ~ ~ who well over ten years ago was given a WebTv and have since enjoyed setting in my easy chair in Naples, (until November 2006 with moved 35 miles north to Shell Point Village near Sanibel Island, Lee county, Florida), doing genealogy on it till it went out of business 30 SEP 2013, when my 79 websites were transferred by Pris Weathers to host site, so now I'm using a computer.

On 25th May 2010, became oldest in my paternal Boggess line, for thirteen generations, to at least the 16th century, when becoming older than our veteran of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Boggess (1742-1825), with only my maternal great,grandfather, John A Flora, having lived around three years longer as of this writing.

Family lines of most interest to me:
FLORA, Hagee, Shults/z, Wallick.
BOGGESS, Knight, Luke, Robinson, Wood.

Also included among my "Memorials" are all, including 9 blood related, with only 15 listed by others, within this 1964 abandoned Methodist church one acre cemetery we restored in 2004, ie: Point Pleasant

Well in excess of a hundred blood and/or shirt-tail relatives, including a 17-1/2 y/o Burmese cat, have been transferred for my management (one, deleted because she is living) and have transferred hundreds to others. Several others, mostly by mega-number holders are with incorrect information, will NOT correct or stubbornly withheld from me, and refuse to add family links and/or bios. I would like very much to gain management of all my family's Memorials plus those of special interest, on Find A Grave and I'm most ready to share with others.

Several memorials with inactive contributors, have been transferred to me which now have biographies and family links added, helping other researchers. PLEASE NOTE: Should a link NOT open, simply change "org" within link to "net"!

Many cohorts throughout the states have helped me by sharing family information, pictures, etc for my many booklets which were freely distributed to libraries, universities, historical groups, family members, etc and now my many web-sites with documented information of those researched that are related, some by only a thread.

Much of my research is also filed in some twenty or more states with USGenWeb archives, (should the link NOT open, change "org" within link to "net") and on some on Pris Weathers wonderfull website and also found on my Amarillo (formerly of Graham), Texas friend's Worldconnect tree, some of which I have used for Find A Grave memorials, search his index for name: Daryl

William (Bill) Samuel Boggess
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri till 1944

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Rob M
GB Burch
Found his grave and added photo of same to memorial.
Added by Rob M on Sep 16, 2014 11:46 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Rev John W Jacobs
I added it. Your link for family members did not work . IM guessing that would have to be one on my end. I will link him to his parents if you find them.
Added by Tom Denardo on Sep 11, 2014 12:11 PM
Jan Summers
RE: Eliza Selina Elsom Wingfield
73956117 I hope you find who you were looking for. Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Sep 11, 2014 10:20 AM
Jan Summers
Eliza Selina Elsom Wingfield
Hi Bill, I noticed you left a flower on her memorial with this question "~ was her 2nd hubby Col David Jeremiah Godwin, with a son Harold ?". The answer is no, she was only married once. She did have two daughters-in-law named Goodwin/Godwin (Parents Clark and T.J.). I don't know if that will help you find a connection to your Col David Godwin. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Sep 11, 2014 8:47 AM
RE: Burch family
I know of a Burch family that lived in MO/IA?

The wife of my great uncle married the former wife of a Kiphart. Her name was Bertie Burch Kiphart or Kiphard.

If this is what you are looking for please email me for any further info. bkjrharp@igloulcom

There is a lady who is deeply related to this line that I have been in contact with,.\.
Added by babs on Sep 09, 2014 8:36 AM
RE: Burch family
I think you meant to send this message to Rob Mitchell, as he is the one who took your pictures.
Added by babs on Sep 08, 2014 7:59 PM
Paulette Bivens Templeton
Bill, Thank you so much for transferring my husbands 2x great grandmother to us. Find A Grave gave me four members today that all fit together so please check back and see the updates. Thank you again for making Find A Grave so great!
Added by Paulette Bivens Templeton on Sep 08, 2014 7:40 PM
Rob M
GB Burch
I'll get that for you
Added by Rob M on Sep 08, 2014 2:55 PM
William and Myrtle Burch Vernon
Bill, you asked for transfers of William and Myrtle Burch Vernon but did not state your connection. I would prefer to hang on to these memorials as I am still adding information and making links. If there is information you would like me to add or any corrections to be made, I would be more than happy and able to do so. Liz
Added by liz on Sep 08, 2014 8:27 AM
Rob M
Myrtle Burch Vernon
forgot to mention that I added photos for Myrtle Burch Vernon and her husband William. They are buried with Dr WE, Rura, Emmet, & Bart
Added by Rob M on Sep 07, 2014 6:59 PM
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