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Bio Photo I live in Plano, Tx. Most of my ancestors came to the Collin Co. area from Tennessee and Kentucky. My spouse's roots are in southwestern Virginia. Since I retired, I have been very interested in genealogy. I think Find-A-Grave is a great way to share information along with other internet sources. Please leave a public message or Email me for any corrections. If you Email me directly, please include Find-A-Grave in the subject line.
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J. C. Hooper
Eliza Akers, Highland Cemetery, Lawton, OK
My grandmother went to the Lawton Public Library yesterday and looked at the microfilmed burial records for Highland Cemetery. Eliza Akers is not buried in the same lot as her husband. She's buried in Block 10, Lot 37. W. J. and Elmer Akers are buried in Block 10, Lot 42. They are buried pretty much next to each other. Eliza Akers is in the same lot as John Poe, Henry Harrison French and his wife, Ruby, and their adopted daughter Helen Eva Felt. The French family has an upright, rose-colored headstone. John Poe's and Eliza Akers' graves do not have grave markers.
Added by J. C. Hooper on Oct 21, 2014 7:11 AM
J. C. Hooper
Elmer Akers, Highland Cem., Lawton, OK
I notice nothing has been posted yet about the newspaper articles. They are all from the Lawton Constitution. If you order for both Elmer and Eliza, the cost should be around $11 total. It's $5.00 per person which includes one article, then 25 cents for each additional article.

Wed., Nov. 27, 1918, p. 1 and 8: Elmer was about age 30. Headline: "Elmer Akers Found Dead Tuesday Night. Akers Falls at 2nd and C Avenue While Being Taken Home by Earl Hough; Was Well Known in Lawton" Interesting & long article.

Friday, Nov. 29, 1918, p. 4: Short reference to Elmer in "Little Stories of the Street" column. Make sure you list that reference is in "Little Stories of the Street" column.

Saturday, Nov. 30, 1918, p. 5: Short reference to Elmer's burial in Lawton cemetery in "Little Stories of the Street" column.

References to Eliza Akers:
Friday, Dec. 22, 1939, p. 1: "Mrs. W. J. Akers Former Cityan Is Victim of Death. Body Was Being Brought Back to Lawton:

Sunday, Dec. 24, 1939, p. 6-A: Mrs. Eliza Akers Funeral Is at Sunday 3:30 in City: age 81; reference to husband W. J. Akers' death Aug. 11, 1925.

Monday, Dec. 25, 1939, p. 1: "Mrs. Eliza Akers Is Interred Here Sunday Afternoon"

Added by J. C. Hooper on Oct 20, 2014 7:03 AM
J. C. Hooper
Elmer Akers, Highland Cem., Lawton, OK
I'm sorry to tell you that Elmer Akers does not have a grave marker. Eupha Akers is the only person buried in the lot who has a grave marker. I have posted a photo of the area where Lot 42 is as a record that a photo was requested and a grave marker was not found. The flat white grave marker in the center of the photo is for Eupha. It is the only Akers grave marker in the lot. I added a caption to the photo.

I have also sent additional information to Mr. David Woody to be posted to Elmer's page. Please allow ample time for him to post it. I have sent a correction that his name is Elmer. His name is identified in three newspaper articles from The Lawton Constitution about his death and burial. I have asked Mr. Woody to post the dates and page numbers of the articles. There is an interesting article about Elmer's death.

If you want copies of the three articles, you can request them from the Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society. Be sure to include Elmer's name and the dates and pages of the articles. Also state that they are in The Lawton Constitution.

There is a $5.00 search fee, (check or money order) which entitles you to one copy. Add 50 cents more to your check since you will need to pay 25 cents per article for the other two. That makes a total of $5.50. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail it to SWOGS, P. O. Box 148, Lawton, OK 73502.

The Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society website is http://www.sirinet.net/~lgarris/swogs/

I hope the above information helps you to be able to find out more about Elmer.
Added by J. C. Hooper on Oct 18, 2014 10:59 AM
Bill Martin
RE: J. Grandstaff Givan Cem.
Glad to help what little I can. If the cemetery condition improves and I am able to find the headstone and photograph it, I will post on Find A Grave.
Bill Martin
Added by Bill Martin on Sep 12, 2014 11:28 AM
ICD
RE: Shely Granstaff #67095336
I was looking at the wrong 1880 census for Mr. Granstaff. I have now linked him with his parents.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. ICD
Added by ICD on Aug 23, 2014 2:14 PM
Amy the Spirit Seeker
Andrew Smith
Just saw your note on David Capehart's page re: Andrew Smith at Grape Creek. Pending edits can be cancelled through the Edit tab on your profile, by selecting "Edits I have sent that are pending" from the drop-down box, then browsing through to find the one you need. (I always have to Ctrl+F to find the intended target faster.)

Andrew's sister, Sophronia Smith Humphreys, is my 2nd-great grandmother. Are you part of the family line, by chance? :)
Added by Amy the Spirit Seeker on Jul 04, 2014 5:17 PM
mblkwell
Garrison
Links made as suggested! Thanks for the information. ~Monica~
Added by mblkwell on Feb 10, 2014 6:34 PM
Gaynell McReynolds Hall
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Could you please tell me how you get a grave transfer from someone who is annonymous. I noticed that you had a tranfer for a Mary Horne in the Casteel cem in castlewood, va russell co.
Any answer would be appreciated
Added by Gaynell McReynolds Hall on Feb 05, 2014 1:46 PM
Gaynell McReynolds Hall
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Added by Gaynell McReynolds Hall on Feb 05, 2014 1:44 PM
Brian Long
Rudolph Graves at Pioneer
Hello,

I was able to get pictures of the three Rudolph graves at Pioneer Cemetery you had requested. They are all actually on the same grave stone, but I've uploaded photos of each side, along with a wide shot, and a page out of a book I used to help locate the graves. (actually it didn't help me locate them, other than to confirm they were in the old Masonic part of the cemetery)

Anyway, I have a total of 14 photos, if you'd like to have them I can zip and email - just let me know.

Thanks,
Brian
Added by Brian Long on Nov 09, 2013 4:11 PM
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