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Linda Dukes (#46842176)
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Bio Photo Please do not use the "LEAVE A PUBLIC MESSAGE" for Edits, there are Edit tabs for that...PLEASE use the EDIT TABS for each individual memorial-THANK YOU

FINDAGRAVE SERIOUSLY DISCOURAGES :
UNKNOWN BURIALS


If I post an unknown burial in 2001, and you research John Smith, and post a memorial in 2015, the correct cemetery with his info, who should keep his memorial? YOU, because I just willy nilly posted a memorial to have his name out there>>>>>

C'MON PEOPLE, DO THE RESEARCH
BEFORE YOU POST

I HAVE ASKED EVER SO KINDLY, FOR YOU NOT TO PUT COPIES OF THE MISSOURI DEATH CERTIFICATES ON MY MEMORIALS,
IF YOU WANT TO POST THEM TO EVERY ONE OF YOUR OWN MEMORIALS BE MY GUEST,
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE!!!
THEY ARE FREE TO VIEW ONLINE...
**This is not called howtheydied.com**

My main focus has been on Benton County Missouri, because my father's people settled there in 1859, and married into many different families; Carleton, Cook, Delozier, Boring, McMillin, VanHoozer, Chastain, Crouch, Mayhugh etc. They also brought a few different families with them in a wagon train, including; Sellers, Parker, Cate etc. Sometimes I take a few liberties with the OLD burials as to exact date of death, and Cemetery. I KNOW they are in buried Benton County, many of my ancestors were poor farmers, maybe never had a stone, and probably a few of them are at the bottom of the lake, because lets face it, before running water, you needed to live near water. Most of the small Cemeteries near water were "moved" by the Corps of Engineers.
Moved is a loose term, a cousin and friend who we will call Mr Chastain told me in 2009 when he was younger, and still living in Benton Co MO. He watched the Carleton Family Cemetery being "moved" They used a large flat bed truck and a couple guys with shovels, they would lift the headstone onto the back of the truck, and scoop one shovel full of dirt and throw it on the stone, then onto the next. NO bodies were ever moved...I am pretty sure this true for a lot of small family Cemeteries...
Back in the day, headstones were a luxury that few could afford, many field stones were used, but that burial would be lost within a few generations, as people moved away etc.
So if I have added an OLD burial that I cannot PROVE to you, so sorry...

Quality, not quantity...

I try to create memorials that will help family members find there loved ones final resting place, with as much info as I can find.
additions and or corrections always welcome

Believe me...You cannot satisfy all the people all the time, as hard as you try to be as accurate as possible, there will always be "the ones" who want to shoot you down...shoot your research down, just be plain negative...I choose to dust myself off and go about my task, because I know I am doing my best...
Sometimes when trying to link families together, when the graves are pre 1850, it takes a little guess work along with research...
Someone recently wrote me asking me if I saw the persons death certificate to prove burial in a certain Cemetery...The person died in 1839...REALLY???

**I do not respond to negativity**







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John Tippet
Mountfortt Transfers
Thank you very much. It means a lot to my wife.
Added by John Tippet on Jul 06, 2015 10:45 AM
B K Johnson
RE: Pearl Vernon Lake
Linda -
You are absolutely correct. My apologies. Upon doing my own research on Ethel May Vernon Hickman Lake Stephenson - I found that her parents were James Vernon and Rachel (I am thinking Cox was her mother's maiden name).

Thank you for the assistance in finding Claud Montjoy - appears the census for Benton Co, MO was divided into separate sections so I missed Thomas Lake's last two children and Claud.

Barbara Alexander Johnson
Added by B K Johnson on Jun 18, 2015 12:49 PM
Genealogy Lover
Ruth Lester
Thank you for the info. Memorial has been updated!
Added by Genealogy Lover on Jun 17, 2015 9:38 PM
Anonymous
Unknown burials
Noticing your comments on people adding names to unknown cemeteries. I have had a lot of them recently asking to link to some (check this one out the person who added Memorial # 143129115) out of 392 memorials only about 30 were in a named cemetery. I ask Find A Grave about it and they told me it has become a problem and that they were working on a solution to have some sort of place for unknown burials, but they are doing absolutely nothing as of now about all those memorials.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 08, 2015 4:22 PM
history4sure
Leola Preator
Thank you so much for the edits - I have accepted them and thank you again for the links! ~ Cheers, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jun 03, 2015 12:46 PM
DKOWN
Anna Katharina Barth
Thank you for the correction and information.
Dyanne
P.S. Great work
Added by DKOWN on May 05, 2015 4:41 PM
fam2find
Butterfield, Hartman, Oyler
Thank you sooo much, Linda, for all the work, time, and sweat you have shared with us who live across the countryside. I am so grateful for your time spent on the above posted information. Bless you every day for your dedication.

Indebted from Arizona.
Added by fam2find on Apr 30, 2015 6:57 PM
Ralph Doak
RE: Robert Doak(e)
It has been 'interesting', yes !
I'll send news when it arrives and is 'decoded'
Ralph
Added by Ralph Doak on Apr 23, 2015 4:54 AM
Cis4Chris
"Moved Cemeteries"
Linda - I just read your bio and had to add my sympathy and shared pain over "moved" cemeteries. My Missouri first-family settlers' headstones suffered the same fate at the hands of a bull dozer. I have no idea how many ancillary relatives' headstones ended up in the gully that abuts the former family plot. Here in Texas, I've encountered similar situations when documenting abandoned cemeteries. The most poignant photograph I took was one of 30 crosses, all shoved against a chain link fence. It serves as a reminder that it's not just time that destroys our precious memories - but equally as often, the cruelty of mankind under the guise of "urban renewal". Bless you for your efforts to document and preserve!
Added by Cis4Chris on Apr 18, 2015 2:28 PM
Stephanie Kelly
Genealogy Saint!
Seriously, your hard work and dedication just broke a brick wall for myself and my whole family!
Added by Stephanie Kelly on Apr 06, 2015 6:42 PM
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