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naominlester (#47127493)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is a hobby and passion of mine. I have always had an interest in it, having learned so much from those relatives who are no longer with us. My memorials are mainly family and friends. I am on Find A Grave to memorialize them and connect with relatives.

In addition, I have memorials in Montevallo Cemetery in Vernon County, Missouri. I canvased and photographed this out-of-the-way cemetery for the sole purpose of documenting and preserving in hope of their families finding them. If you are related to anyone I have added and would like to manage their memorial, please let me know.

The State of Missouri have their 1910 - 1964 death certificate collection on-line for free, at On some memorials I have made reference to a certificate number, for more information.
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Mandi Brown
RE: James & Maggie Graves
Smallpox...your not said

Yes it was in the local paper...Nodaway Democrat
28 Feb 1889 and 16 May 1889.

Locally we have old papers on microfilm at NWMSU..
several ladies worked countless hours gleaning papers from mid 1850's to 1900. Its been very useful for me to locate tidbits for hunters like you.

If I get time in the next week or so...I will pull those papers, copy the lines, and send them to you for your records if you actually need the copies however, you already have the contexts of these two accts of James and Maggie.
Added by Mandi Brown on May 01, 2015 10:46 AM
Mandi Brown
James & Maggie Graves
Just wanted to add:

James & Maggie died the same week of smallpox. Originally interred in the Potter Field section of the cemetery but were relocated to their current site in the Northeast section in May of 1889.

James received a veterans pension of $4 that started in Oct 1888. He was a Civil War veteran member of: Co K 43 Mo Vol

His wife filed for and was approved for widows pension in May 1891.

Mandi Brown
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Added by Mandi Brown on Apr 28, 2015 2:17 PM

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