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Genealogy Researcher (#46608380)
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Bio Photo My name is Debbie, and I am a genealogy researcher, mom of 3, wife of 29 years, pet owner to 5 cats and 1 dog , gardener & crafter, and am a teacher to 3-5 year olds for that mighty paycheck. When I am not looking for my own family's records, I am out exploring small cemeteries and taking photos for those requesting cemetery photos close to me. During the summers I like to venture out and seek out stones and learn of the history that made me who I am. My favorite so far is Parke County, Indiana. I walked in the courthouse to find directions to a cemetery, and the clerk was a distant cousin!!! I also love to research Labette County KS for family tidbits. Family Surnames: DANIEL, POELMA, WATSON, HUFFMAN, SUMPTER, SUMTER, COOPER, COPPINGER, SAYLOR,BOWMAN among others.

When weather is bad, or I don't want to leave home, I like to work on crafts, mainly sewing, crochet, or counted cross stitch. My current project is to the left of my bio.

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Transfer request
Would you be so kind as to transfer Rhuel Earl and Leola Routh memorials please. Rhuel is my grandfather's brother. Thank you and blessings

Find A Grave Memorial# 113764565

Jill Marie Routh
Aka Luv2bird or "Birdy"
Added by @Luv2bird on Nov 20, 2014 4:56 PM
Kirsti Whitcomb
Dr. James Monroe Perkins
I have some information about Dr. Perkins. He and Laura actually had another child, Zylpha Laura Ivenhoe Perkins b. Dec 1889, MO. She has a memorial on here.
If you have any questions please feel free.
Added by Kirsti Whitcomb on Sep 06, 2014 2:41 PM
RE: Waite's at Wooden Cemetery
Harriet Waite, my paternal great great grandmother was the daughter of Harriet and William Wooden. Harriet Wooden was living with Harriet and Albert Waite in Monett, Barry Co MO at the time of her death. In the 1880 census, Albert and Harriet Waite are listed next to William and Harriet Wooden and both list the occupation as farmer. Also next to the Wooden's is their son William Thomas and his family. His occupation is listed as carpenter. They were all in Mt Pleasant, Labette Co KS. In the 1900 census William Thomas is in Colorado. According to a book I have on the history of Barry Co MO, the Waites moved to Monett, Barry Co MO in 1888 and I am assuming Harriet Wooden moved with them. She was listed at their residence in the 1900 census.
Since the cemetery is named Wooden Cemetery, could it be that the land was a part of their farm? Would be interested if you find out more information about the cemetery. Lynn
Added by Lynn on Aug 01, 2014 3:33 PM
Marlene Smith
RE: Daniel Payton
I have no idea what happened to me when I was working with this tombstone. I made the correction and got the spelling right and then had to delete because Brenda Joyce had it posted. I moved the photo to her memorial. Thanks for drawing this to my attention. This must have been a bad day or a senor moment for me to make such a mess. I trust all is right now.
Added by Marlene Smith on Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
Marlene Smith
Daniel Paggett
Thanks for getting back to me. Maybe you should put the death certificate on that memorial. The stone is so dark and hard to read that I may have not seen the correct dates. When in question I think we should leave it up to the viewer, don't you. Marlene
Added by Marlene Smith on Jul 27, 2014 5:26 PM
Waites Transfer
Thanks so much for the transfer of Albert and Hattie.
Added by Lynn on Jul 22, 2014 9:31 AM
Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoeft
RE: Sarah Cartwright Moore - Baxter Springs Cemetery
Debbie...that's terrific that you were able to confirm what city hall had told me many years ago. Will look forward to hearing from you after your visit and will be excited to see a photo...even a placement photo will mean so much!!!

Thanks so much...would love to have a copy of your map when you get it done (is anything in genealogy ever done???)! I've found 12 family members already at Baxter Springs Cemetery but am guessing that there are many more yet to be identified.

I do have another photo request pending for Baxter Springs Cemetery for Clarence Willard Cole born 2/9/18991 in Cherokee County KS - died 6/24/1939 (KS?) Pvt Med Dept WWI....assuming he maybe buried in a military section and hopefully with a military stone (Find A Grave 29753935). Would appreciate if possibly your map or your visit with the sexton in the next week or two could confirm that he is buried there and a photo if possible.

Clarence Willard Cole is the grandson of Sarah Elizabeth Cartwright Moore...son of Sarah Ann "Annie" Moore King Cole and Charles Wesley Cole (Charles Wesley Cole is Find A Grave 13547342 Plot E 0 26...but the memorial owner has him listed as Clarence W Cole by mistake...I've written a number of times but have not had any responses from the memorial contributor).

Again...thank you so much for your help!!!

Sharen Durler Pflughoeft in Eufaula, OK

Added by Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoe... on Jun 11, 2014 2:51 AM
Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoeft
RE: Sarah Moore
Debbie...thank you so much for your continued help in trying to locate my GG-Grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Cartwright Moore at the Baxter Springs Cemetery.

I am hoping that there is a marker, but that maybe asking too much...but possibly the information I received from the City is wrong or she was later moved. HOWEVER...below is some additional information that could possibly help.

I do know that Sarah's Death Affidavit and Petition for Administration was filed February 25, 1920 in Cherokee County, KS and heirs were noted as follows:

Living/or assumed to be living Children -
Anna Cole age 55 (Sarah Ann Moore King residing in Spring Valley in Cherokee County...note she was also the informant on Sarah's Death Certificate);

Addie L Smith age 49 (Ada L "Addie" Smith residing also in Spring Valley in Cherokee County);

JJ Moore age 51 (James Jaspar Moore residing in Henry Twsp Vernon County MO);

Samuel Moore age 60 (Samuel Henry Moore, residing possibly in Iowa but not verified);

JW Moore age 47 (Joseph "Jesse" Moore residing in Washington or California...NOTE Probate Court Letters and Petitions note that Claim against settlement of Sarah E. Moore Estate is being held due to inability to locate heir, J.W. Moore);

Grandchildren noted as heirs (Children of Margaret "Maggie" Moore and John Barton Marlett...these are also my Great Grandparents):
Ben Marlett age 32, Vernal Marlett age 30, Alice Marlett age 21, Effie Marlett age 18, Clara Marlett age 16,Rebecca Marlett age 14

ANYWAY...possibly some of this will help. I also added a couple of notes to Sarah's bio to further clarify what I do know....

The plot information was provided by City Hall 620-856-2114: buried 2/3/1920 in Plot 7 Blk 44 Lot 2 Space 9, owned by Jon Nelson; DOB noted as 6/22/1844 (Family Records says 7/10/1844) DOD as 2/2/1920 from Exhaustion; Other buried in same plot are Edith Nelson, Infant Son I.E. Hill, Ethel Adelia Moreland and Ace Moreland.

If there is anything else that you can think of that I could provide to you or additional calls that I could make that would help...just let me know. I haven't been able to travel this past 3 years, but hoping that soon I'll be able to drive again and then could get up to Baxter Springs...but in the meantime...I can't thank you enough for your persistence in trying to help me out. Also will be more than happy to reimburse you for any expenses...this just means so much to me!!!

Sharen Durler Pflughoeft
Eufaula, OK
Added by Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoe... on Jun 09, 2014 11:57 PM
Brigham & Lucas
You can post up to 5 photos on each memorial if you like, other than Ebenezer and he can have 4. Just follow the guidelines with no white edges. Thanks
Added by JFI on Jun 04, 2014 5:05 PM
Buel & Susanah Brigham
By "No Stone" do you mean their graves are unmarked, or a photo hasn't been taken?
Added by JFI on Jun 04, 2014 11:03 AM
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