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Michele Gold-Swan (#47162095)
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Bio Photo Originally from northern Illinois I'm stuck in the Southern part of the state - hopefully it's a temporary sitaution because it's definitely not my idea of a great place to live.

I've mainly been focusing on the Williams/Earl/ Wrenfrow/Bellah families of North-eastern Arkansas. The Williams have been my main focus lately and have been able to follow them from Alabama/Tennessee to Johnson County, Illinois to Oregon County, Missouri to Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Several members also kept moving west and have been found in Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and California.

On my husband's side - it would be Swan, Shadowens, Jones, Edwards, Motsinger & Tanner. Most came from Tennessee and seem to have settled in southeast Williamson County and stayed in the area.

I have already had the great displeasure of running into someone who refused to transfer my great-grandfather over although she had no family connection and had typed in every person in the cemetery while sitting two states away. I finally retyped his memorial so his information would be complete, correct and family linked. I feel that Find A Grave should be used for family to honor their loved ones and keep memorials so that they are not forgotten - not to see how many names I can add. For that reason I do not add anyone that does not have a family relationship.
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Amanda Bridges
Found obituary for Doris I. Gold
Memorial #45003545

Bailey Funeral Home - Vienna, Illinois, 1 Nov 2010 [cached]
Doris I. Gold Bailey Funeral Home - Vienna, Illinois
Bailey Funeral Home - Vienna, Illinois

Doris I. Gold Doris I. Gold, at age 85, passed into Life Eternal on Sunday, November 11, 2007, at 10:50 PM at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY. She was born on September 8, 1922 near Ullin, Illinois. She lived in Chicago, Illinois for approximately 40 years and last resided in Paducah, Kentucky. She was a steadfast servant of the Lord and known for her generous hospitality. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Thomas M. of 59 years, whom she married December 27, 1941; her parents - John & Dora B. Sutton five sisters and five brothers. She was a nurturing mother to Kathleen (Mullins) of Leoma, Tennessee, Thomas Jr. of Paducah, Kentucky, Carol (Mullins) of Mokena, Illinois and Ray of Athens, Alabama. Dear and loving grandmother of 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, admired aunt, friend & confidant.
Added by Amanda Bridges on Jun 23, 2014 2:58 AM
Eric Van Gilder
Thanks for the photos of the Motsinger gravesites. My great grandmother was Emma Motsinger (Married Lucian Frances Bones. Jefferson Motsinger is her father, according to my grandmother, Delphia Bones Wood. I have a photo of Jefferson Bones with Nancy Keaster and three of their children. Aleays willing to share info and photos with others.
Eric Van Gilder
Added by Eric Van Gilder on Oct 13, 2013 10:57 AM
Thanks Michele for the picture of Nellie and George Parks' headstone! I placed a memorial for George and requested a photo if you would please be willing to add the photo to his headstone as well.
Added by Ruro on Aug 29, 2011 9:21 PM
re: Williams in Mt. Hope at Humboldt, KS
You are very welcome. I'm always happy to hear that family has been located for some of the memorials that I manage to get entered.

I keep hoping that I'll run across some of mine. (who just happen to be, for the most part, from Illinois). And like you, who can't make it to Kansas for a long enough period of time to search,... I can't get to Illinois for a long enough period of time to search. Plus I have a shortage of full names to work with. I have dozens and dozens of old photos and tintypes and not a name on even one of them. Some do have photographer locations tho'. That is why I'm sure that they were in Illinois.

NOTE: Remember that most of my entries are transcribed, so unless there is a headstone photo, dates and name spellings can be suspect.

Added by TiogaRose on Aug 26, 2011 10:19 AM
Shalynn Fosha-Anderson
RE: Floyd and Beulah Cargill
Oh that's great...William Andrew was my husband's GG-Grandfather, so technically you and he are 2nd cousins (once removed):)

I was always confused by something...why do some of them go by Gould, and others Gold. I've found many of them buried under either, but I'm wondering which is the accurate spelling.

You mentioned Charlie...who is he?

Also, I saw a RICKARD married to Hosea Barnett Beulah's brother) I believe her name was Laura. Is she of the RIKARDs (that's the spelling of my Rikards) out of Johnson County, Illinois. Do you know anything about her family?

So nice to meet you.

Added by Shalynn Fosha-Anderson on Nov 29, 2009 8:32 PM
Shalynn Fosha-Anderson
Floyd and Beulah Cargill
Hi Michelle...

I wanted to thank you for taking the Cargill Photo in Simpson Cemetery! I was trying to look at the info on the stone and could quite make it out because the picture is blurry, is it like that on your end?

My husband's great-grandparents was Floyd and Beulah Cargill, Beulah was a Gould/Gold...Some of them went by Gold and others kept Gould...are you of any relation :) That would be great!

I have had the same problem with memorial transfers, and it's quite upsetting.
Added by Shalynn Fosha-Anderson on Nov 28, 2009 4:00 PM
Paul W. Sprous

If you come across any stones of Motsingers or Sprous-Sprouse in Williamson, Saline, Union or Jackson Counties I would love to have them.

Added by Paul W. Sprous on Sep 12, 2009 7:11 AM
Paul W. Sprous

A lot of Edwards are burried in the Edwards Cem., in Crab Orchard TWP.

Added by Paul W. Sprous on Sep 11, 2009 10:21 PM
Paul W. Sprous

Added by Paul W. Sprous on Aug 26, 2009 1:50 PM
bill c
Parks gravestone
Sorry for the delay in responding Michele but I have been traveling and have had limited access to a computer. My wife and I want to send our heartfelt thanks for the picture of Susan & Hugh Parks gravestone. My wife has made an application to join the DAR and Susan A Corley Parks is part of that lineage. Susan's great grandfather was William Corley Jr and he was a militiaman in VA during the Revolution. Once again a sincere THANK YOU!!
Added by bill c on Aug 25, 2009 7:40 AM
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