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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 three local cemeteries in town. I have now been working on 3 cemeteries in surrounding towns as well. 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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Austin and Rachel Squires
I did a search for Austin and Rachel Squires in the Mount Hope records book, and neither has an entry for the grave location. I checked in the cemetery office today and they confirmed that both graves are unmarked.

The office indicated that Rachel is buried in the "Public Grounds", for which there are very few headstones (Rachel's is not among them).

There is no record of the location of Austin's grave, most likely because of the crime he committed and the circumstances of his death.

The office did confirm that both are in Mount Hope Cemetery, however.
Added by halfstone on Jul 22, 2016 4:13 PM
M Wren @ StL Calvary

I have posted a lot shot for you for Mary, this lot is not marked.

Please see the caption for more lot information.

Added by Kathie on Jul 19, 2016 11:46 AM
Russell Blanchard
Updates look good. Thanks.
Added by Patrivia on Jul 19, 2016 7:24 AM
RE: Madge Blanchard
If you find Madge is buried elsewhere, I believe the photos should be deleted. They will still be on Russell's memorial. There are over 50 requests for photos from Acacia Park. You probably ought to get Alberta on the list as soon as possible. Phone the cemetery for the section and lot number first. It's a very large cemetery, so don't settle for just the section number.
Added by Patrivia on Jul 18, 2016 7:41 AM
RE: Madge Blanchard
You are welcome. I added gravestone photos to the memorial. Leave them or delete them, as you wish.
Added by Patrivia on Jul 18, 2016 6:30 AM
Margie Latham
Thanks so much for the photo card added on her memorial. It is very nice. I am putting together family histories on Starner families. This will be a nice addition.
Added by Mona on Jul 16, 2016 9:36 PM
RE: windhorst at Acton Cemetery
I presume it is your family, so you can add it. Then I'll post the photo.
Added by IndyScot on Jul 10, 2016 10:48 AM
windhorst at Acton Cemetery
I also found an Elizabeth (1890-1971) who does not have a memorial. She is with Henry, Henry Jr & Louise.
Added by IndyScot on Jul 10, 2016 6:48 AM
Lani Hawk
RE: Hezekiah Haney
Thank you! DO you have anyinformation on James Haney and or who his parents were and where they were from. I have found a link in England ..1750 John Haney son Robert Haney came to North Carolina and then I have a Haney prior to James but no first name or info and wife Sarah no last name.
ANy help would be so appreciated.
Thank you,
Lani Hawk
Added by Lani Hawk on Jul 03, 2016 7:52 PM
RE: Mittie Hughes
Thanks for the info. I will look for the pending link next time. It looks like I did that a couple of times.

Thanks again for your help.
Added by tthomas65 on Jun 29, 2016 6:14 PM
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