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Bob & Bonnie McEver (#47129367)
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Bio Photo I am a retired engineer who spent career working in Houston, TX at oil & gas equipment design.

My early years/schooling were in Files Valley, TX, just east of Itasca in Hill County, TX. There is a cemetery there that my Dad kept records on in spiral notebook. After his death, I realized that the notebook with all his notes on who was buried where was lost. In 2007, I began recording the Files Valley Cemetery with friends living in the area. When we completed that, and uploaded to internet websites, we proceeded to add memorials to many cemeteries in NE Hill County.

Bonnie (Wife) and I have been researching our families - McEver, Robinson, Allen, Pruett, & Jordan.

My interest in genealogy comes from making contact with special distant cousins, Maurice Allen, Vicki Bullard and others. We've created a family tree at website.

A final thought on what FindAGrave means to me. It is an excellent tool for preserving the documentation (memorializing)of those who have gone before us. To this end, it doesn't matter to me who owns photos, copyrights, etc. Feel free to use what I provide to FindAGrave for the purpose stated above. It would be nice to receive recognition.
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holly k
the coffins
thanks so much for the quick response. holly
Added by holly k on Mar 16, 2015 12:01 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Samuel Witten in Files Valley, TX Cemetery
You're welcome and THANK YOU. Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Feb 26, 2015 4:01 PM
Becky Wright Heyse
Hi, Bob - could you please add Elmer W Bray # 64954624 to this memorial. He is Irene Wynell Bray Upton's father. She is my aunt and I would like to wee her linked to the rest of the family. Thanks so much.

Becky Wright Heyse
Added by Becky Wright Heyse on Feb 03, 2015 9:11 AM
Becky Wright Heyse
RE: Photo of Uptons in Itasca Cemetery
I posted new pic today - one with updated info on the headstone.

Becky Wright Heyse
Added by Becky Wright Heyse on Jan 28, 2015 2:51 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Hello and thanks for the edit. I don't know what happened about his name! I can't find what "G. W. " stands for, but please see below. I need to make a request for a photo of his headstone and see what it says. Here are the official birth and death records. Everything I found shows that he went by G. W. Barrow.

Name: G W Barrow
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1924
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Clear Lake, Collin, Texas, USA
Father: Arthur L Borrow
Father Birth Place: McClennen County, Texas
Mother: Emmie Jeffres
Mother Birth Place: Ellis County, Texas
Mother Residence: Clearlake

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Source Information: Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data:
Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Birth Certificates, 19031932. iArchives, Orem, Utah.


Name: G. W. Barrow
SSN: 449-20-3852
Last Residence:
76055 Itasca, Hill, Texas, USA
BORN: 22 Feb 1924
Died: 14 Jan 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

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Source Citation: Number: 449-20-3852; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Source Information: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

I don't know if you'd like to add something to his memorial citing his correct name. It might make it easier for family to find him.

Thanks and Happy 2015, Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Dec 29, 2014 11:20 AM
Sandra Kay "Collins" Prochnow
Reason Gray
Thank you for the picture better late than never.
Sandra Prochnow
Added by Sandra Kay "Collins" Proc... on Nov 17, 2014 11:13 AM
Kim Wright
Mary Magdeline "Maggie" Usrey
Mr McEver - thank you so much for all you do. Could you tell me if Mary Magdeline "Maggie" Usrey, Gregory, Wilson, Wright in Itasca Cemetery is on Find A Grave? She was born 9-28-1883 and died 9-23-1962. Her 1st husband William Frank Gregory (Find A Grave 17451349) is buried in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Her 2nd husband, William Henry Wilson born 1868 and died November 25, 1913, is buried in Files Valley Cemetery (Find A Grave 37577254). Her 3rd husband George Oscar Wright (Find A Grave 48816237). Thanks for any help, Kim Carrington Wright
Added by Kim Wright on Nov 04, 2014 7:39 PM
Sadie E Richardson Williams Allen
Ollie Waldon Sr #48812987
Hi there. Thank you for all that you do to preserve the cemeteries in the Itasca-Files Valley area. I certainly appreciate the help you have given to the Luke Tipton Cemetery.
As I dig further and further into my history, I find relatives from prior generations through the work that you do.

I am requesting management of Ollie Waldon Sr #48812987.

thank you
Added by Sadie E Richardson Willia... on Oct 24, 2014 11:08 PM
Larry Bowen
RE: Files Valley Cemetery
Bob, I appreciate your interest in maintaing this cemetery. However I live too far away to give it the proper attention. Larry
Added by Larry Bowen on Oct 22, 2014 12:48 PM
Doreen Morelli
RE: Files Valley Cemetery
I would love to do this if I lived in that area.
Added by Doreen Morelli on Oct 19, 2014 7:23 AM
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