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Dana Caruthers Norton (#47391314)
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Bio Photo Family genealogy is my passion. I love doing the research and reading all the history that goes with it. Finding someone you've been looking for pop up out of the blue as if to say 'I've been here all a long' Connecting with family and friends sharing their memories is what it's all about. Keeping the family alive for generations to come. Putting their lineage down on paper so they can tell their children as I've told mine. Find a Grave is one of those places for families to connect and the memories stay alive.

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Everett Baranowski
Alabama Faulkner Update Continued
The Oxford Eagle seems to have been the primary newspaper for the city over the years. They published a weekly paper on Thursdays. The chancery court has kept copies of the newspaper since its inception. They have bound the newspapers into books over the years. The newspaper oddly enough was able to contact vital statistics directly and obtain birth and death information on Lafayette County back in the early 1930s. (That type of information can only be released to direct family in today's society, as we all know.) The Eagle was not faithful to report birth AND death information every month. They either reported births or deaths or both or nothing from month to month. There were only 7 months that they bothered to report anything. I forgot to mention in the previous update that the Rowan Oak curator was able to give me Alabama's birth and death dates which I will be submitting to her memorial shortly. Alabama lived from January 11-20 of 1931. The Eagle reported December 1930 death in the 02/20/1931 edition and February 1931 births & deaths in the 04/09/1931 edition, but they did not report anything on January births and deaths in their March editions. ~Everett
Added by Everett Baranowski on Nov 24, 2014 10:46 AM
Everett Baranowski
Alabama Faulkner grave site update
Dana, here's the scoop thus far on the Alabama Faulkner plot. I decided to do some in-depth research on the cemetery in attempts to find the grave site (whether or not it has a tombstone). There is a book on the history of St. Peter's cemetery at the county library (a few blocks from the cemetery) that was written as part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the cemetery in 2007. St. Peter's Episcopal Church still owned the cemetery at that time. Since the writing of the book, the cemetery has been entirely turned the cemetery's ownership over to the public works department of the city of Oxford. The church will be calling me back if they find that they kept records on the older burials and find something on her. The curator at Rowan Oak (the old Faulkner house--now owned by the university) has told me over the phone that Alabama was not cremated and is not buried on the grounds. It was "believed" that Alabama was buried in the Oldham plot (Estelle's family) at St. Peter's because the three Faulkner plots in the cemetery were already spoken for. The Oldham plot is in the front of Section 2 of Old St. Peter's cemetery. (Location: first drive off of 16th Street--plot is closest to Jefferson Street on the immediate right upon entrance). While still on the phone, the curator read off a piece of information from some source saying that William personally walked the casket to the cemetery (that would be a 5-block walk from the church to the cemetery). The curator is gonna do further research to see if he can come up with more information and I will continue to do my best from my end. There is also a tombstone transcriptions book on St. Peter's cemetery in the genealogy room at the library. I've already looked it over and there was no tombstone transcription present for her in that book. Until, next time... ~Everett
Added by Everett Baranowski on Nov 24, 2014 10:30 AM
Sara Stewart
Caruthers sisters in Rural Valley PA cemetery
Hi Dana, we have corresponded before about Rebecca Caruthers who married Dr. William Aiken and who moved from PA to Kansas. Was in Rural Valley recently and recorded some graves that previously had been obscured by trees and underbrush. These may be of interest to you:

- Eliza Schall # 138948121 - possibly a Caruthers?
- Mary Harriet Caruthers # 138949218, identified as daughter of William Findley Caruthers and Margaret Porter on her death certificate.
- Eleanor Anna Martin # 138949671, identified as a daughter of William Findley Caruthers and Margaret Porter on her death certificate. (No photo for this one since it didn't turn out. Eleanor is on same stone as husband William J. Martin.)

The stones are together in a row. If you want to take care of these memorials I will gladly transfer them to you.
Added by Sara Stewart on Nov 18, 2014 7:40 PM
Connie Langvardt
RE: Albert Besgrove
I hope to, but knee slowing me down. Don't like it.

Added by Connie Langvardt on Oct 15, 2014 2:59 PM
Connie Langvardt
Albert Besgrove
There is only one Albert on the cemetery records in McPherson. You cited the U.S. Mortality Schedule and there are 3 listed. Two are duplicates in Dickinson County. The one in McPherson is scratched out with Dickinson written in the margin.

I doubt if this child is buried in McPherson. I can't find him in Dickinson County either, or any cemetery in Kansas.

Connie L.
Added by Connie Langvardt on Oct 08, 2014 6:20 AM
Lillie Riney
Dana Caruthers
Please email me at Thanks.
Added by Lillie Riney on Aug 27, 2014 8:51 AM
Everett Baranowski
RE: Alabama Faulkner
Will keep an eye out... Do you know, by chance, if Alabama is listed in any of the cemetery transcriptions? I haven't gone to the library yet to try to find any transcriptions. Just wondering if you knew off-hand. ~Everett
Added by Everett Baranowski on Jul 21, 2014 10:45 PM
Henry Boore
Mary Jane
I only found 1 Mary Jane in the is a small metal plaque showing "Mary Jane Norton 1862-1929". Could this be the one you are looking for? I did not want to post it until I was sure since the birth year is off by about 20 years. Let me know. :)
Added by Henry Boore on May 28, 2014 8:36 AM
D. Crawford
RE: Crawford
Lol! Your welcome cuz... There is a better pic of the headstone with out me in it. I didn't know they would send you that one. Too funny. Love ya girl!
Added by D. Crawford on May 23, 2014 8:48 PM
Family Genealogy
Hi Dana.. I am doing family genealogy. I hoping we could share some info if you could e-mail me at
Thank you
Added by Anonymous on Jan 03, 2014 7:34 PM
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