Being raised in a small town in southeast Kansas family and friends were a very important part of my life. When I was small I loved listening to my parents and grandparents talk of family. I loved meeting older family members and listening to the stories. Even though these people are gone now they are still very much a part of my life, they taught me to nurture and value family, they guided me to become the person I am today.
My parents and grandparents were faithful in visiting cemeteries and remembering and honoring those that have passed. I guess I inherited that love. Therefore, I dedicate my work on Labette County cemeteries and family histories to my parents and grandparents. It is my hope that I can link families together and tell the stories of the pioneers who first came to the area.
NOTE: Any of the pictures that I have entered aren't bound by copyright infringement and can be used in your family trees. OUT OF "RESPECT" FOR THOSE OF US WHO SPEND HOURS AND HOURS AND TRAVEL MANY MILES TO TAKE THESE PICTURES, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD LET ME KNOW BEFORE YOU YOU POST A PICTURE I HAVE TAKEN ON THE INTERNET. ***ALSO: I would appreciate it if you would list your source when posting my photos to Ancestry.com or other on-line sites. If you have a question regarding a picture, please feel free to contact me.
I will also transfer a memorial to you if they are your family (with the exception of my direct family). Should you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, e-mail me. I am always glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible. It may take me a few days to make a correction, so be patient!
But most of all, thank you to all of those who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great resource tool for all of us.
Cora E Tarpley If Cora (Bivans) Tarpley is not a direct descendant of yours, would it be possible to transfer her to me. She is my Great Grand Aunt. Thank you very much for all your time and effort it is VERY much appreciated.
George W. Waugh Here is the bio for George Washington Waugh. Would you transfer this memorial & Lula Waugh to me? Thank you!
George Washington Waugh was born June 1, 1871 in Madison County, Indiana, & departed this life at his home on route 2, Edna, KS, August 20, 1953, having attained the age of 82 years, 2 months, and 19 days. He was married to Lula Ellen Jones, July 13, 1901, at Elmwood, Indiana, & with his family he came to Kansas in 1908 & has lived in the Edna vicinity of Coffeyville since. Surviving are his wife, one son, Donald of Edna, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Sammetinger & Mrs. Emmett McKnight of Edna. Mrs Oram Bartholomew of Houston, TX. Two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Hayes of Edna, & Mrs Jennie Bodine of Chanute, KS. Also four grandchildren & one great grandchild, & many other relatives & friends. One son, Gerald Leon preceded in death. Mr. Waugh was a good father, & made friends easily. he was a patient sufferer in his last illness. He was converted at an early age, & was a member of the Elm Christian Church since 1909. The funeral was held at the Elm Christian Church at 10:30 am Sunday, August 23, 1952 with the pastor Rev. Joe E Brown, assisting Rev. Fred Vining, who was the officiating minister. Interment was in the North Edna cemetery.
Wilson Family I want to thank you for posting our families obituaries. The announcements of births and etc. are written out by my grandmother, Millicent Simons Wilson. I know her handwriting very well. Thank you for all your hard work it is appreciated especially since I do genealogy and I had a lot of the information already but it is good to have. I'm looking for an obituary on John P. Wilson's mother who is buried in Altamont. Her maiden name was Beathard married to John W. Wilson died in 1880 or 1881 I believe. They came from Indiana. Any help would be appreciated.
Memorial# 118485656 Submitted a gravestone photo request and there is "no stone" for Israel. There is a photo of his stone in Kabonna cemetery with his first wife, Rebecca. (see link from Abigail) Apparently he was listed on the burials for this cemetery as well??? Photo request has been fulfilled for Abigail's stone. You can see the message I received on my contributor page. Thank you so much for all you do to help those of us from afar!