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Kent Kooi (#46562030)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I retired in 2001 after 31 years as an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and USINS. I also then worked two years on a contract with DHS. I have been active in cemetery research in Clay County, MO, for a number of years. I have also enjoyed doing research to locate the graves of some of the Medal of Honor recipients whose graves were never marked, or who never received the recognition due them.

Anyone may use any of my photos from Find A Grave for their own historical research. If you need one of my memorials transferred to you, let me know.

Lately, I have been trying to track down the graves of the men of the 4th Iowa Cavalry. I have met some very helpful members, and thank them for everything they have done to help me.
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James Merrell
Thanks so much for the transfer of my gr gr uncle...I appreciate the kindness.
Added by bstahl on Apr 08, 2016 3:18 PM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Kathleen Page
Thanks for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Feb 16, 2016 12:33 PM
Colleen Cornell
RE: Mathias Schmitz
Sorry Kent, I just now saw your message. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on Mathias military service record. I have seen the widow pension, but unable to verify if it is my gGGrandfather. Good luck with your search..
Added by Colleen Cornell on Feb 14, 2016 12:28 PM
Pat Shaw
RE: Watkins cem.
Thank you Kent! That would be good if you could do that. And yes I was in awe of that house even that long ago. My love of history and old houses seems to have always been a part of me. I have seen the house at Watkins Mill and to me James Watkins home was more impressive. Don't remember how high the ceilings were but they were very high, I remember the going up the main stairs and going thru the bedrooms, and down the smaller stairway down to the kitchen. It needed a lot of work but still so beautiful.

Thanks for helping
Added by Pat Shaw on Jan 22, 2016 8:35 PM
Pat Shaw
Watkins cem.
Thanks for the transfer of Jane.
Do you have any idea how to straighten out that the two Watkins brothers have a family cem. on their farms and both are named Watkins ? It is a little confusing as they are several miles apart in the same county. Is there way to have Find A Grave at least name one James Watkins Cem. and the other one Waltus Lockett Watkins Cem.???

I was lucky to have been in the James Watkins house before it burned. Was truly beautiful we had a friend that had bought it and was trying to restore it.

Thanks Pat
Added by Pat Shaw on Jan 21, 2016 7:47 PM
patty gschwender
Alexander Shelton Judy#41879202
Hi Kent I was wondering if you would transfer Alexander Judy to me he is part of my moms Bradley family from Fleming co Ky. Also i was wondering if you can help me. I have also found another Alexander Judy#24910488 buried in Shady Grove Cem Clay Co Mo. They have the same birth and death dates. So i do not know which one of them is part of my family. From what i know is that the Alexander Judy #41879202 is the one i am looking for he married Susannah"Sukey"Bradley born 1808 Ky died 1864 Clay Co Mo and married Alexander Judy b-1903 d-1872 3-25-1825 in Bourbon Co Ky. Alexander also remarried 1-27-1866 Buchanan Co Mo to Susan Adaline Sails they had no children. I hope you can help me. Thank you Patty#47517041
Added by patty gschwender on Nov 10, 2015 6:14 PM
Beatrice Stephenson
Thank-you for the lovely photo of Beatrice Stephenson's gravestone. You are a true unsung hero. My family shall never forget your kindness. The world is in great need of you. Thank-you for advancing the knowledge to the next generation. I am, with deepest respect, a grateful family member. Gratitude.
Added by Heattown on Sep 20, 2015 2:58 PM
Gary & Linda Albrecht Maret
Effie Ferguson and david barr
Hi Kent, Thank you so much for these 3 pictures. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. Thanks again and have a great day. Linda Maret
Added by Gary & Linda Albrecht Mar... on Sep 15, 2015 12:23 PM
RE: Thank you and thank you
You are correct. I switched thank you notes. Wrong one to each of you. Now, no one will trust my research data. Ha.

Thank you for your photo too!
Added by Peggy on Sep 11, 2015 10:07 PM
Thank you and thank you
I found Mary Emaline Tanner Ford's death certificate in California!!! Big mystery solved! Peggy
Added by Peggy on Sep 11, 2015 3:36 PM
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