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Michael Kruse (#46579594)
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Bio Photo I live in the heart of the Kansas City metro area and I enjoy occasional trips to the area cemeteries to take pics.
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Kristina Gow Clever
Halford family
My Uncle Lloyd Sisco is a Halford by birth. His father Omar Halford died 4 months before he was born; he was given the name Sisco when his mom remarried in 1920.
Added by Kristina Gow Clever on Feb 21, 2015 8:00 PM
Sandra Lennox
Lydia Rider
Hi Michael:
I noticed that you have a photo request
for Lydia (Tilden) Rider, #5374071.
She is listed at Manomet Cemetery, but
the town of Plymouth has her listed at
White Horse Cemetery. I notified the
manager of the memorial and let her know,
hopefully she will change the cemetery to
White Horse and you will get the photo
that you requested two years ago!
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Jan 21, 2015 4:06 AM
Allegro con Brio
Reuben Bromley
Thank you for the bio!
Added by Allegro con Brio on Sep 06, 2014 3:48 PM
Stacey Herman
Ada Streeter
Is it OK if I use your photo of Ada Streeter in Union Cemetery on my tree on Ancestry. I am happy to give you photo credit.
Added by Stacey Herman on Aug 14, 2014 11:50 AM
Phoebe A Overaker Halford
Hi, Michael,
You can find the death certificate for Phoebe at If you are like me, you will want to convert the pdf format to jpg. You can do that at
Added by JackiMex on Apr 26, 2014 7:34 PM
Linda Guynup Dewey
Anna Burton -- Broyles Cemetery

Mike --

Thank you for linking Anna to her parents and for noting that she was first in the cemetery.

Linda Dewey
Added by Linda Guynup Dewey on Mar 18, 2014 9:37 PM
Tracy Keeney
RE: George M Keeney
His memorial number is 75179158.
Although, I just now realized that it says you were the original creator of the memorial but now it's maintained by "J-F-B". So that's probably why you couldn't find it.

Added by Tracy Keeney on Mar 18, 2014 12:31 AM
Tracy Keeney
George M. Keeney
Hi Michael,
My husband is a great-great-great grandson of George M. Keeney who married Rhuanna Hoover.
I'm trying to find out who HIS parents were and saw on Ancestry that a few people had his father listed as Moses Keeney, but there doesn't seem to be any documentation to prove that. No birth record, no christening record etc-- and I don't want to add him to my husband's family tree as his 4th great-grandfather just because someone else tied the two of them together on Ancestry.
I noticed that in George's memorial, you included information from his death record. Was that his death certificate? Did it happen to mention who his parents were, as they sometimes do?

Thank you!
Added by Tracy Keeney on Mar 13, 2014 1:38 PM
Wendy W.
George Wolfe1781-1858
Hi Michael

I am descended from Christina Wetzel and her husband, John Jacob "Mountain Jake" Wolfe from Preston County, West Virginia. As far as my records show, Jacob & Christina spent their entire married lives in Preston County, and never went to Tennessee. Also, I have several history books that refer to George "Paddy" Wolfe, their son, who was born in Preston County, and married Elizabeth Teets. Wolfe is a fairly common name, so perhaps this is a different George Wolfe. They both were born about 1781, and I have no record of when or where "my" George died.

It gets frustrating and a bit confusing, I know. Do you have info about your sources? If so, I would be very interested in seeing it.

Thanks for all your efforts!

Added by Wendy W. on Feb 15, 2014 11:38 AM
Dennis Harmsen
Halford Family
Hi Michael,

No need to transfer Orel Lee Halford memorial to me. I see his obituary is posted and I sent you some corrections/updates to his information. My family is related to Mary (Maher) Halford, her mother's side into the Schneider family, coming from Germany. I know where Mary's obit is, just never paid to have it copied. Will write it all down and get it posted sometime soon. Thanks for the message, for I forgot all about it.

Added by Dennis Harmsen on Jan 21, 2014 3:35 PM
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