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Patricia Kay Polk Evans (#19657472)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I have been digging up family bones for over 20 years now. Every new find is as exciting as the first one was. Any little new piece of the puzzle called my family tree renews my enthusiasm in searching.

My family branch is:
Parents: Richard Clemmer Polk and Helen Iris Carpenter
Paternal grandparents: Nathan Delos Polk and Erma Tennyson,
Maternal grandparents: Harvey Wesley Carpenter and Genevieve Myrel Trimbell

I am very grateful to the volunteers on Find A Grave that go out and photograph headstones for me. It is a part of my family tree that I probably would never get to see. I love getting that mail saying, "Find A Grave photo success".

I have added pages for non family, so if you see one that is yours just contact me and I will trasfer the page to you.
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 • 394 Memorials Added
 • 435 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 261 Photos
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Jayne Beers
RE: Joseph Ratliff
You're welcome. Thanks!
Added by Jayne Beers on Jul 17, 2015 7:25 PM
In my previous message I mistakenly called Caroline Shively Hanawalt "Amanda's mother"...I was barking up the wrong family tree! :)
Added by Tricia on Jul 15, 2015 1:07 PM
RE: Amanda Knoll Polk, Dumont,IA
I have you in my tree! I must have seen your bio months ago. I have thought about your Grandfather often (him being orphaned so young) Amanda's mother, Caroline Shively, had 7 siblings die in 6 sad! Amanda/Charles are my 2x GG, so we are 2nd cousins, once removed. Thanks for the names of Charles' parents and sibs. I had nothing before him. As for know Hannah Polk married Emmanuel Hanawalt (you have them linked) I also sent you a request to link them with dau., Lila, using the edit tab. They had 9 children, soon they should all be linked on Find A Grave (except Nina, who is living) My Gram is Mabel. A bio is on her Find A Grave page including her marriage and children. I see you have a personal email listed, I will send you a quick email so we can connect outside of Find A Grave. Great hearing from you!
Added by Tricia on Jul 14, 2015 11:33 PM
Amanda Knoll Polk, Dumont,IA
Hi~ I was wondering how we're related? I'm granddaughter of Mabel M. Hanawalt Haan, who is dau of Emmanuel Hanawalt and Hannah M. Polk. Hannah is dau of Amanda Knoll and Charles Polk. Do you know more about Charles Polk or his parents, siblings?
Added by Tricia on Jul 14, 2015 12:20 PM
Cook Olson
Carpenter Photo
Hi Patricia,

Just wanted to let you know that I did identify the "Carpenter" photo. It is not the Carpenters except for Thomas's wife, Sarah Matilda Puckett. It is Dr. Puckett, her father, and all of his children, I believe. Are you on for your Great Grandfather's family? Just thought you'd want to know about the picture. ~Cook
Added by Cook Olson on Jul 09, 2015 4:02 PM
Memorial dates source
Hi, I wanted to inquire about 2 of your memorials
Elizabeth Lichty Saylor (1798 - 1873) #39795147
John J. Saylor (1799 - 1880) #39795090
I was wondering where you obtained the birth and death dates? The reason being I have an obit for one of their sons (John L. 65904877) that provides slightly different dates. I've put in a request to have him linked to his parents and the obit posted on his memorial but it hasn't been processed yet. Any info on origin of dates would be great thanks.
Added by Capt on May 13, 2015 11:43 PM
Deidre Badker
RE: Theodore H Ahrens
You're welcome!
Added by Deidre Badker on Oct 14, 2014 3:07 PM
Cook Olson
Carpenter Family
Hi! I am Thomas Jefferson Carpenter's great granddaughter. I have attached a photo that I am in possession of but do not know all who are in the photo. It can't be just children, so thinking it may be siblings as well. Was hoping you might shed some light on this photo or know someone who could. THANKS!
Added by Cook Olson on Jul 13, 2014 11:29 AM
David Forcade
RE: Mary Ratliff
And I thank you for both the making of this memorial page for her and the updates you've added. The family is coming back together!

My best to you
God Bless
David Forcade
Added by David Forcade on Mar 05, 2014 2:43 AM
mike shelton
RE: Bessie Jones
your more than welcome pat ...
Added by mike shelton on Mar 03, 2014 9:06 PM
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