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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's name 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 am presently walking the second largest cemetery in our town and taking pictures of the headstone there. I recently finished walking the oldest and largest cemetery in town. I am adding photos and memorials to FAG, as I do this. I hope to eliminate the many memorials without a picture of the headstones. 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 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 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.
Mary
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Lanelle
Sadie Oates Redwine photo
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo!

Lanelle
Added by Lanelle on Apr 24, 2015 2:27 PM
Storres Myers
RE: William Passel
Mary,

You are welcome. It is unfortunate that he did not have a marker. Do you want me to transfer the other Passells? I can't contribute to the memorials and I can't correctly identify Helen. Edwin Thompson is in the plot. Is he related?--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Apr 17, 2015 3:02 PM
Eve Mongeau
Auburn stones
Mary - thanks for the kind words. It was a beautiful day today for walking around the cemeteries!
Added by Eve Mongeau on Apr 16, 2015 4:44 PM
Eve Mongeau
James Kenniston, Auburn NH
I posted the picture I took but it gives a different wife's name. It was the only one in Auburn Village Cemetery but it may not be the correct person. There were no dates on the stone.
Added by Eve Mongeau on Apr 16, 2015 3:52 PM
stumptheump
Tonya Gail Brock #58470618
Mary,
Thank you so much for taking your time to take the picture of Tonya's marker, and posting it to her memorial. So deeply appreciated!!!
Thanks again!
Added by stumptheump on Apr 16, 2015 8:39 AM
Storres Myers
RE: Ivie Conklin
Mary,

You are welcome and thank you for acknowledging the photos.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Apr 15, 2015 4:13 PM
Peace4me
RE: Ralph Grandstaff
You are very welcome! Carla :)
Added by Peace4me on Apr 13, 2015 9:47 PM
Dorothy Newberry
RE: J. M. Chapman
Thanks Mary, my Mom (Virginia) and my Aunt, Mary Elizabeth Chapman O'brecht (buried in Claude), used to attend the
Old Settlers Day or whatever they called it in Hereford. They at tented quite a few times.
Added by Dorothy Newberry on Apr 11, 2015 9:31 PM
Dorothy Newberry
RE: J. M. Chapman
Hello, thanks for all you do in Hereford to preserve history! Yes, J.M. Chapman was my maternal grandfather. "Roy" as you called him was Ray, actually Raymond Monroe Chapman, firstborn child to James Monroe Chapman and Mary Burns Chapman. Ray is buried in Collin County TX. My great-grandfather, William Jefferson Chapman and his wife Sarah Call Chapman are buried in Hereford, also, my Grandfather (the James Monroe Chapman), my grandmother Mary Burns Chapman and then my Mother Virginia Louise Chapman Hays are buried in that same cemetery (Westpark). So, 3 generations. There is a marker also for one of my uncle's in that cemetery….he was Wilbur James Chapman lost in WWII in a bombing mission over Tokyo. So, he is not actually buried there, but some other family members thought it would be nice to have a marker there for him even though he was never found. (Wilbur also has a marker in the "Punch Bowl" National Cemetery in Honolulu Hawaii. I have visited that marker, it's very sobering.

My great grandfather was a very early settler in Deaf Smith Co. They lived in a dug out for several years. He was the first person in Deaf Smith Co. to own a tractor that he used to plow his own land and other people's land for $1.00 per acre! He ended up owning
8 sections of land, I believe.
Added by Dorothy Newberry on Apr 11, 2015 8:48 PM
BjJ
RE: Epler Mills
Thank you. And I added some info on him, too.
Added by BjJ on Apr 11, 2015 4:09 PM
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