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Mary(Coggin)Russell (#46598967)
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Bio Photo My name is Mary Russell. I live in Hereford, Texas.

Curious about the headstone on my Profile Page? To read about him, Click Here for Richard Dwain Coggin. He is my oldest brother who was a coach in Idalou, Texas and he and his passenger, the High School Football Head coach were killed instantly in a wreck. It left the small town devastated and resulted in the name of the football stadium being changed to the name of the coach. I hope you will leave flowers for him when you do read his memorial.

PLEASE NOTE:I check very carefully before I post a new memorial from the local newspapers and if there are none already posted, I post it and some are posting after me. I do not post duplicates except for a mistake in spelling. If someone else lists it a few minutes later, they have not checked or are deliberately posting a duplicate. Mine is not there as a duplicate but was the first one to be posted.

I recently finished walking the two oldest and largest cemetery in town. I added photos and memorials to FAG, as I did this. I would encourage anyone who is able, to walk your local cemetery and photograph each and everyone of the visible headstones. It adds greatly to someone being able to find their long lost relatives. It also does not take long to photograph a few rows at a time and the exercise and fresh air is such a benefit to you. Also, it is amazing the history in those cemeteries when you research the individuals there. Your old High School Annuals are full of info about the person and they turn into a real person when you can add some tidbits about the person to their memorials.

When I was younger, I would throw temper tantrums when it was time to go to the yearly family reunion. I hated them. I honestly still do. Back then, no air conditioning and those hot frilly dresses were more than I could bear. My mom did take me on strolls through the cemeteries along our travels and I found them fascinating because I wanted to know how they died. I have only been interested in genealogy the last couple of years and I am still curious about how they died and thanks to Ancestry, I am usually able to find out and I do post on my memorials why and I also post death certificates. I know that if I found out that someone had info on my family and didn't post it, I would be so disappointed. When I found Findagrave 11 years ago, I added my brother to it and did nothing else with it and now I am so hooked on it that I can't get enough of adding folks from years gone by. I love seeing a name from the 1800's and I will research it til there is nothing left to research about it.

I have been called the Yearbook lady by some here on FAG. I research many very old Yearbooks and have added some people who might never be added to FAG. I also research old documents, newspapers and scrapbooks to memorialize those that might not ever be remembered. Everyone deserves to be remembered and acknowledged as special.

My personal family searches include Coggin, Matthews, Kenyon, Adams, Dillard, Russell, Bush, Leist, Mitchell, Dillard and Boling.

If you see your family and you want me to transfer a memorial to you, I will be glad to do it except for those that are my family. I will not transfer anyone who is kin to me even as a distant cousin. I do not like transferring people that I am sponsoring because that means that I put in money and lots of time on that memorial. I am having more requests than usual asking me to transfer someone who is not your relative. I do not want you to ask me to transfer someone that is not your relative as I put time in on my memorials and most are me doing the research on them and I am researching many people from the 1800's and trying to add details about them that someone might not ever know about them. I am not your average "numbers only is what counts person" on FAG. I am about remembering a person. So, please do not ask for a transfer if you are not a relative. I always do make exceptions to the rule though, but I have to hear your reason for wanting a transfer if you are not a relative.

I am very glad to add people to find a grave for anyone who is unable to do so themselves and I will be glad to add a picture for you also. I love helping everyone.

I want to make a note here that I try very hard to not duplicate memorials and if you find I have duplicated one that you created before me, I cheerfully remove it. I will even transfer to you what information I have on my memorial. Please do not ask me to delete a memorial that I created before you did. Check the dates on the duplicates as the one who posted first has precedence. Also, please treat me with respect because I make mistakes just like everyone else and I never duplicate memorials on purpose.

Feel free to use my pictures if you feel the need for them. Please do not take the pictures that have not been taken by me personally as I have no say so about those. This includes, those photos that I have posted prior to 1923 which should be in the public domain. They are still not my photos and I would not want any problems with copyright on anything. To be safe, you should just ask me about something before you "borrow" it.
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Bekah Myers
RE: Mary Russell
Thanks. It would have stumped me too if I weren't looking into her specifically.
Added by Bekah Myers on Feb 13, 2016 10:03 AM
Bekah Myers
RE: Mary Russell
Thanks. It would have stumped me too if I weren't looking into her specifically.
Added by Bekah Myers on Feb 13, 2016 10:03 AM
Re: Elizabeth Thomas - 7586007
I would be happy to add a sourced obit to the memorial page if you would like to send it to me. Thank you!
Added by genealogyfever on Feb 07, 2016 8:39 PM
Steve Seim
RE: Worthing and Burns
I assume you mean the tall monument? I think there was a name or two on it, but the sun wasn't in the right spot to get a good shot, so I figured I'd save that for another day.

Glad you like the photos.
Added by Steve Seim on Feb 07, 2016 6:20 PM
Jim B
RE: Earle Henningsen
Hi Mary,
Yes, there is an Earle Henningsen that was my grand aunt's husband. He was born in Wisconsin, lived most of his adult life in NY, and is buried in Maryland. That said, there is at least one other Earle Henningsen with I believe the same spelling throughout that is no relation at all. I seem to recall this other person lived in NJ, but I'd have to look that up. So, *which* Earle do you mean? Thanks for writing... Always looking for more information!
Added by Jim B on Feb 05, 2016 7:09 PM
Hi Mary I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your question about Harold Dangerfield! I believe I took this photo just as I was wondering near other graves. I don't have a connection to this person but am somewhat interested now after what you have told me! Very interesting! I wish I could be of more help but I will let you know if I come across anything useful! 😊

Added by Bethea on Jan 27, 2016 3:06 PM
Brady Collard
Thank you for the additional info. I will ad it to Brady's memorial. His Mother Beth was a secretary at Swink HS where my 3 boys were students. The Collard's lived in La Junta, 5 miles away. My middle son was his age so they had common friends. Thank you for all you do.
Added by DJYCO on Jan 26, 2016 10:26 AM
RE: Transfer
I appreciate all your help.
Added by Jamie on Jan 19, 2016 10:32 PM
RE: Phoebe Ramsey
You are very welcome.
Added by Patti on Jan 03, 2016 8:04 AM
Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Matt Skelton
according to Matt Skelton birth index, he was born to Charles Allan Skelton and Sally Jim Small.

Charles Allen Skelton 18881939 and Gladys Mary Johnston 18971957 had a son Charles Allan Skelton that was called Skeeter. He married Sally Jim Small. I have not been able to find any documentation on her. Skeeter is buried in an unknown cemetery, probably in El Paso, TX, Find A Grave Memorial# 124548663. Matt is buried with his grandparents in the West Park Cemetery, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Find A Grave Memorial# 54478309.

If you are related to this family, pleas leave a flower or a token with a message as to your relationship.

I am not related to this family. I just use the research skills that I learned while attending a once a week genealogy class at High School night class. My teacher was a registered genealogist.


Added by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman on Dec 17, 2015 9:39 PM
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