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Bill (#47169641)
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Bio Photo NOTE: ~ ~ Please send corrections and or updates; I want things to be accurate! As one "graver" said about Find A Grave, "Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination."

SPECIAL NOTE: "DIEHARD" is ~ ~ NOT a friend and I have asked her as well as Find A Grave to remove my name from her so-called-list-of-friends but neither have so done!

Remember........."That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies." W. Clement Stone

~ The unfolding history revealed during research of families is so interesting, fascinating, but sometimes tragically sad, causing one to wish they had studied history more astutely and to have listened to stories told by our elders when young ~

I'm most interested in helping Nancy Brewer, aka NJBrewer, in her effort on Find A Grave to recognize the pioneers and builders of my home town of Carthage, Missouri.

~ Visit my Websites. ~

NOTE: Several contributors have allowed me to update their memorials by transferring to me then upon completion I return them, ~ ~ if they so desire.

Would also enjoy your comments, corrections, and would dearly love to be given all of my relatives and dearest friends of whom I've deeply researched on Find A Grave which are created by others.

I am a retired civil engineer (raised in Carthage, Missouri(ah) till 1944), with at least three known 3rd g,grandfathers veterans of Revolutionary War, one 2nd g,grandfather (served two years) & two g,grandfathers veterans of the Civil War with father a veteran of WW I, my brother & myself, veterans of WW II, ~ ~ who well over ten years ago was given a WebTv and have since enjoyed setting in my easy chair in Naples, (until November 2006 with moved 35 miles north to Shell Point Village near Sanibel Island, Lee county, Florida), doing genealogy on it till it went out of business 30 SEP 2013, when my 79 websites were transferred by Pris Weathers to host site, so now I'm using a computer.

On 25th May 2010, became oldest in my paternal Boggess line, for thirteen generations, to at least the 16th century, when becoming older than our veteran of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Boggess (1742-1825), with only my maternal great,grandfather, John A Flora, having lived around one & half years longer as of this writing.

Family lines of most interest to me:
FLORA, Hagee, Shults/z, Wallick.
BOGGESS, Knight, Luke, Robinson, Wood.

Also included among my "Memorials" are all, including 9 blood related, with only 15 listed by others, within this 1964 abandoned Methodist church one acre cemetery we restored in 2004, ie: Point Pleasant

Well in excess of a hundred blood and/or shirt-tail relatives, including a 17-1/2 y/o Burmese cat, have been transferred for my management (one, deleted because she is living) and have transferred hundreds to others. Several others, mostly by mega-number holders are with incorrect information, will NOT correct or stubbornly withheld from me, and refuse to add family links and/or bios. I would like very much to gain management of all my family's Memorials plus those of special interest, on Find A Grave and I'm most ready to share with others.

Several memorials with inactive contributors, have been transferred to me which now have biographies and family links added, helping other researchers.

Many cohorts throughout the states have helped me by sharing family information, pictures, etc for my many booklets which were freely distributed to libraries, universities, historical groups, family members, etc and now my many web-sites with documented information of those researched that are related, some by only a thread.

Much of my research is also filed in some twenty or more states with USGenWeb archives, (should the link NOT open, change "org" within link to "net") and on some on Pris Weathers wonderfull website and also found on my Amarillo (formerly of Graham), Texas friend's Worldconnect tree, some of which I have used for Find A Grave memorials, search his index for name: Daryl

William (Bill) Samuel Boggess
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri till 1944

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Christine Parsons (Wood)
Wood family from VA
Catching up on Wood research and trying to reconstruct some bridges "forgotten". Think I corresponded with you some time ago regarding our shared ancestry with Alexander Wood. Maiden name is Wood descendent of that family, as are you.Have done more researching and digitized some Wood photos. Possibly will be in Naples area come spring and would like to have done enough "connecting" to stop and meet you and see what all you have done. Christine in Michigan How to contact you via email???
Added by Christine Parsons (Wood) on Dec 16, 2014 5:48 PM
Maxine Dustin
Bill, Thank you for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by dlhmda on Dec 14, 2014 5:15 AM
Myrna Shirey
RE: Harry Boon Flora - Ouray, CO.
Sorry Bill, didn't read it closely enough.
Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 12, 2014 10:27 AM
Myrna Shirey
Harry Boon Flora - Ouray, CO.
Hi Bill,
Thanks for the information that you added to What year were you in Ouray visiting with Harry Flora? I'm not related, but am doing some research on his father's ranch. Did Harry happen to give you a tour of the ranch?

M. Shirey
Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 12, 2014 9:15 AM
Jill and Julie
Leaving Tokens
Dear Bill:
Where I come from, leaving snotty messages on a memorial site regarding the contributor is considered tacky, rude and totally against guidelines, especially in the Flowers/Token section. It also makes you a stunted and emotionally small boy, nowhere near a man, because grownups do not behave in such a manner.
If you have a problem, you address it in a manner befitting an adult, not a child, who got caught with his hand in a cookie jar.
It would be nice if you would apologize for your behavior, however, Im not good at holding my breath.

Julie (Jill has nothing to do with this message)
Added by Jill and Julie on Dec 11, 2014 8:33 AM
Kenny E
Louella # 69346242
Hey Bill
Just to let u know I uploaded Louella"s Picture.
Thanks for all the work on her Memorial.
Added by Kenny E on Dec 08, 2014 9:09 PM
charlie beckham
Fay McKinney
Fay and Vic also had a son named Jim (as I knew him) he was born about 1932 on North Garrison.
I am Charlie Beckham and Jim and I played together about every day in the 40's, I lived on Vine St.
At that time his dad Vic ran a small filling station which was in front of the home, he also was a coke delivery man.
Added by charlie beckham on Nov 28, 2014 10:59 AM
Florence Ballard
Hi Bill,

Great work! Flossie's second husband, Raymond D Holt, can be linked by #36677939.

Added by SmrtCnk on Nov 25, 2014 6:50 AM
Florence Ballard - Staley
Hi -

Some corrections for you:

Her nickname was Flossie/ Flaucy; her first marraige was in 1928 to my great-grandfather, James O Galloway.

Here birth year was 1902 in Haskell, Texas and her DODO was July 1987 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ballard was her maiden name.

Thank you!
Added by SmrtCnk on Nov 22, 2014 4:51 PM
Jenepher Homer
RE: Wood Robinson
Felix is the son of Benjamin Robinson and Magdalene Webb. You have in the bio of Benjamin that he married a Wood but you didnt think he was of the Alexander Wood family. I know who she is. She is a cousin to Felix.
Added by Jenepher Homer on Nov 15, 2014 4:12 PM
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