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Darrell Brooks (#46880460)
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Bio Photo I am retired from Kansas Farm Bureau and live in Manhattan, KS. I grew up in Blue Rapids, KS., which is about 45 miles north of Manhattan. I belong to the Blue Rapids Historical Society as well as the Marshall County Historical Society. My Marshall County roots go back to 1858 when my Great Great Grandparents settled on the Blue River. I have recently completed research on the Civil War Vets buried at Fairmont Cemetery in Blue Rapids and Prospect Hill Cemetery just north of Blue Rapids. I will be happy to help anyone out on researching graves associated with these cemeteries.
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RE: Thompson Cemetery
Thank you! With your excellent directions, I was able to easily spot it on a satellite view, and have now attached the GPS coordinates to the site.

Added by Chris on Nov 04, 2014 10:13 AM
Thompson Cemetery
Hi - I am working on a project to add maps to all of the cemeteries in Kansas. I have been unable to locate the site of Thompson Cemetery in Marshall County, and since you have taken photos there I hope you will be able to provide me with directions or GPS coordinates. If the cemetery has gone by any other names that would also be helpful to know.

~ Chris
Added by Chris on Nov 03, 2014 7:33 PM
Willey burials
Thanks so much for correcting me on the burial location for Alfred and Joanna Willey! I don't know how I made that one as it clearly states in her obit where she was buried. Thanks again!
Added by cinblevins on Oct 04, 2014 10:16 PM
RE: George B. Stocks #118857846
Thanks Darrell. I keep getting distracted by finding more branch offs of ancestors as I do this research. I also keep finding ancestors on findagrave that are not linked to anybody and then I feel I have to try and find their families and message the person on findagrave who is maitaining their page so I can get them connected, ya know? It makes me sad when they are all alone.I love doing genealogy research but I think what you guys do going out and taking pictures and researching cemetery's and then creating pages for total strangers is awesome too. I think I would probably really enjoy it. I am disabled and so I can't do that kind of research and I never would have thought it would even interest me but it must be fascinating. I'll be in touch. Take care.
Added by tootz on Sep 23, 2014 11:18 PM
RE: George B. Stocks #118857846
Hey Darrell,
I just spoke with Lynn at the Blue Rapids Library. What a nice lady. She found the article on George B. Stocks and it was quite a bit longer. she is going to mail it to me tomorrow. She sounded like she or one the volunteers will be able to help me if I just have a few questions now and then for info I can't find on my own. So there is no need for you to go on Friday unless this has become a quest for you like it has for me. LOL. I appreciate so much everything you have done to help me. I may need to ask for some more headstone pictures and locations in the future as my research progresses. At that point would you like me to contact you or should I do a photo request through (I just learned how to do that yesterday, so exciting). I am learning so much about findagrave. This a priceless service for families and researchers.
Thanks again,
Added by tootz on Sep 03, 2014 4:32 PM
George B. Stocks #118857846
I am confused. I realized I had already found George's memorial page that you created in Oct. 2013. So I went back and re-read it. Almost all the info you sent me the other day that you got from your friend in Blue Rapids you already had on the memorial page. You did not have anything about who gave the funeral address or relatives in attendance so I would still appreciate clarification on who attended and was Adelaides maiden name Calver or Culver etc. Should I just contact the Library with phone # you gave me? What would you prefer?
Added by tootz on Sep 02, 2014 10:52 PM
George B. Stocks
Sorry to be a pest but in the info your friend found it says relatives attending funeral were,
Mrsl Charles Culver, brother-in-law and at the bottom it says George marred Adelaide Julia Calver. I need to know if their last name was Calver or Culver? It is really important when doing research to have the correct spelling of maiden name.
Thanks again.
Added by tootz on Sep 02, 2014 10:00 PM
George B. Stocks
Name and date of newspaper the article is from would be helpful also. So I can state where the facts came from.
Thanks again.
Added by tootz on Sep 02, 2014 9:54 PM
RE: George Stocks
Is there any way your friend could get a copy of that article on George B. Stocks? Also it doesn't say his death date and I haven't been able to find out when he died either. It would be so helpful if he could at least find out the death date and where he died and was buried. Tell your friend thanks so mkuch for me.
Added by tootz on Sep 02, 2014 9:51 PM
John Irvin
Roy C Irvin
Darrell, thank you so much for locating the grave! John Irvin
Added by John Irvin on Sep 02, 2014 10:05 AM
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