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Rita Tyler (#47310540)
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Pat Bruce
RE: Headstones
You can estimate if you have the date of death. But beware. It can be an estimate only. Sometimes the dates on the headstones are incorrect! Death certificates can give you the correct dates. Occasionally the cemetery has records, too.
Added by Pat Bruce on Nov 24, 2011 6:48 PM
Pat Bruce
RE: Headstones
You can subtract the number of years from the date of death and that will give you an approximation, but headstones sometimes have the wrong dates on them - either because they weren't sure of date of death - or possibly the stone was set a while after the death and they might have thought that the date was an official one. Best actual proof is to get a copy of the death certificate, but that often has incomplete information on it.
Added by Pat Bruce on Oct 15, 2011 4:53 PM
Tara Bellomy
RE: Photo
You are welcome! Glad I could help.
Added by Tara Bellomy on Sep 30, 2011 6:22 PM
RE: John Tyler
Thanks, that's what I thought. Any memorials that I created in Newton County, Missouri, will be referred to family upon request. I understand why we are seeing the duplicates. Have fun in your research.
Added by Judie on Sep 02, 2011 3:59 PM
Joan Endsley
Willie Campbell
Please consult Nancy Meadows about Willie Campbell. I got his information from the Moberly, Mo. library.
Added by Joan Endsley on Jul 26, 2011 11:43 PM
Nancy Meadows
RE: Campbells in Union Cemetery
I just realized I didn't answer all your questions. No, I didn't find any obits, but if you contact the Little Dixie Library in Moberly, they have microfilm of lots of old newspapers. They have a nice genealogy room there. That, and the historical society would be worth a visit if you have time when you're in town.

I think once you're at Union Cemetery, you'll be able to find Willie's stone fairly easily. If I can make it back up there, I'll take note of other larger stones nearby to look for. If you know when you're coming, I may be able to meet you all up there if life allows! :)

Added by Nancy Meadows on May 04, 2011 6:20 AM
Nancy Meadows
RE: Campbells in Union Cemetery
Hi Rita,
The old listing, undated, I referred to is in the Randolph Co Historical Society in Moberly. Unfortunately, there were quite a few listed on it that I didn't find any markers for. Were you able to tell from the caption on Willie's photo where his stone is? There is a lot of "empty" space where his his, and that may be where his siblings are buried. A funeral home marker is the small metal marker with a name and dates that is place at the time of the burial until a permanent stone is placed, if one is. I have come across so many graves with just these metal markers, and many have become unreadable or bent and broken, probably from being hit by a lawnmower. I have also seen many discarded in perimeters of cemeteries. Union Cemetery is well-maintained now, but I don't believe it always has been. I found broken headstones and footstones in the woods on the west edge of the cemetery that were apparently there for decades from what I've been told, but they are all from burials in the 1800's.

I live 1 1/2 hours away but hope to get back up that way soon. I'll try to make it by Union and take another look around Willie's stone to see if maybe some marker is buried out of sight under the sod.

No other Tylers were on the listing. Are you looking for anyone in particular?

Added by Nancy Meadows on May 04, 2011 6:12 AM
Nancy Meadows
Campbells in Union Cemetery
Hi Rita,

Just wanted to let you know that I posted a photo of Willie Campbell's stone, but I did not find stones for any of the others. However, they were included on an old listing, so they may have had funeral home markers which have since disappeared. There is lots of "empty" space around Willie's stone. Sorry!

Nancy Meadows
Added by Nancy Meadows on May 03, 2011 3:52 PM

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