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Gayle (#47879805)
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Bio Photo Please feel free to use any of my photos for your personal records. I do not need any credit. Enjoy them!!
I am becoming very disillusioned with Find A Grave. Certain members are all about collecting numbers- just names-forgetting what this site is about. These members have a need to hoard all memorials, yet have no attachment, refuse to add any part of ones obituary, yet add obituaries to their loved ones memorials. These cowards have all their messages DISABLED! ...Hide yourself!
Remember : If a memorial is just a number to you it may mean the world to someone else. Most of us have friends who are more family than our own kin.
I will transfer any memorial I have created that isn't of my family or has no significance to me.
If you find an error or want something added, let me know.
"When we work hand in hand with these memorials we can accomplish so much. "
Each and every grave represents a person with a story, not just a collection of dates.
I believe obituaries should be part of a memorial. It's part of who they were. Obituaries are public information. I want my family listed on my obituary, I'm proud of my parents, husband and my children. I want to be reconnected back to them one day. They are part of my story. If you have an obituary for one of my memorials, I'll gladly add it.
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Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, MO

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RE: Wm. H. Dorsey
Dear Gayle, Like yourself I don't have a lot of info on the Dorsey family, as at the time I was looking at them, I was trying to find and identify, Tennessee Ward, a d/o George "Wash" & Ollie Ward. I think probably Tennessee could of been a nick name? But know now that Mary Frances was a d/o Lawson Ward Sr & Elizabeth Turner. (Per 1850).

According to the 1880 federal Census of Wayne Co, MO.,Ike & Mary F. Dorsey are living in Cowan Twp., with two children, William H., 7, & John T., 11 months, b. in June of 1879. And as you know there is no 1890 Census, & Wm.H., very likely has married. John Thomas' parents were given as Isaac & Mary Ward Dorsey on his d.c., & Wm. H.'s d.c.shows his parents as John & Tennessee Ward Dorsey? There were Dorsey's living in Butler Co, too. Wm. H. is buried in White Hollow Cemetery, and John T. in the Dorris Cem., in Bulkhorn, MO.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help to you, but neither the Dorseys or Wards were of my direct lines.
Darlene White Cole, or SuzyQ
Added by SuzyQ on Dec 04, 2016 11:36 AM
Jo Ann Wright
RE: Clark Cemetery
Thanks. I too was amazed at the condition of the stones. For some reason, none of them I have seen have mold or vegetation growing on them, which is unusual even in a well-kept cemetery. They are still working on the cemetery and I check on them every little bit to see if more have been discovered. I have found that some that were on the ground the week before have now been repaired. So I retook those pictures. That's a good idea about putting them on a drive. I'm a member of the Greene County Genealogical Society so I will definitely do that.
Added by Jo Ann Wright on Nov 18, 2016 3:48 PM
Jo Ann Wright
RE: Clark Cemetery
Thanks for your comments. FindaGrave asks that there be no margins showing beyond the stone so that the wording is clearly seen, however, I could take a second photo of the complete stone. I will make an effort to do that in the future. I appreciate your suggestions.
Added by Jo Ann Wright on Nov 01, 2016 10:11 AM
RE: Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Actually, I changed what I could on my entries, but I did not enter the original Pleasant Hill Cemetery listing as Jackson. Does not allow me to access it.
Added by JoyOfRoots on Oct 28, 2016 9:22 AM
RE: Pleasant Walter Wilkinson
Crazy thing. I don't remember putting that message. Chances are I was moving between screens and put it on the wrong person. Anyway, he would be my great great gpa. As my grandpa (I never met) was Alvin Leroy Wilkinson his grandson from Elbert.
Added by Donna on Oct 27, 2016 7:30 PM
Marie Reynolds
RE: Anna Friese
She is my 4th cousin. I have been researching the Masters family trying to connect the dots!!!
Added by Marie Reynolds on Oct 08, 2016 8:15 AM
RE: Mary Sebaugh
Thanks for looking. Her parents are Jacob Masters and Teresa Hilgerth Masters. Do not have husband's name. Her parents are in that cemetery.
Added by Mavis on Oct 07, 2016 1:49 PM
RE: Friese
New St. Marcus records show that they are buried in Block 28 Lot 299 Graves 1 & 2. If they were reburied from another cemetery, that would explain why there is no headstone. I don't think I've ever come across a reburial where they moved the headstone. I searched the index for Gatewood Gardens, which was previously New Picker. There was no Friese listed. You really fell into a quagmire with those cemeteries. If you Google New Picker, you will see an extensive history of graves being moved around. As the city of St. Louis expanded, many of the old cemeteries were taken over and graves were relocated (if the people had the money).
Added by nixwg on Nov 02, 2015 1:50 PM
Marjorie Francis
RE: Malinda She'll Hahn Francis
Melinda and her second husband Trustin Polk Francis, my great grand uncle had two sons, Jasper Miles Francis and Tommy Polk Francis. These two sons moved to California to find work. They ended up in San Bernardino, CA. When there mother became ill they brought her to live with them in CA. That would have been sometime after 1930. She lived with Jasper and his wife, Ethel, until her death in 1940. She is buried in Mt. View Cemetery next to Ethel's mother and father.
The spinning wheel she had was passed down to Ethel's daughter Dorothy and is still in the family.
Added by Marjorie Francis on May 06, 2015 9:05 AM
Marlene Smith
Thanks for the obituary. I like the photo you placed too. The memorial seems complete now. If this lady is your relative you can ask me for a transfer but if you'er satisfied we can just leave as is. I feel when we all work hand in hand with these memorials, we can accomplish a good job. Thanks again.
Added by Marlene Smith on Apr 23, 2014 10:46 AM
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