|Kathy Gibson (#47951775)|
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|Betty Weisinger/Moreland||James O. Campbell|
Kathy, thank you so much for taking the picture of his headstone!
|James Coston||Concrete slab ????|
I went back out to Mexia yesterday (I just had to know if it worked thru concrete)and my calculations tell me there is an adult female at that location.
I found (3) other sites with concrete slabs just to make a comparison, on all of them I got valid readings.
So. based on that, I went back and altered the plot foto to read "Unknown adult female".
Maybe if U show the foto to some older family members it might ring a bell & U will get a name, if so, let me know and I'll change it.
On the other hand, that sight may just turn out to be a family member who had no place else to go.
I've got a couple of those in my family tree, HA !
Later, James Coston
|James Coston||Lynn Marion Davis, Mexia|
The fotos are uploaded.
I will check the concrete slab as soon as the weather clears, 52 and wet, probably around mid-week.
Yes, I remember Pam quite well. She wondered why Lynn did not have a stone so she actually sent me a copy of a foto taken in 1943, if my memory serves me correctly. So, based on that foto, I was able to probe for it, locate it and dig it up, reset it above ground and all is well now.
Hotmail has messed up my service once again, But last night I think U had said whos name belongs on the unmarked common stone of his. If that is correct, run it by me again and I'll make a note on the plot foto. U may have said that U would put her entry into findagrave, if so, either one of us could link the two, ok ? !
Oooh, supper is on the table, gotta run.
Later, James Coston
|James Coston||RE: Infant Davis, Mexia Cem.|
I'm still in Dallas but I just couldn't resist checking my emails, nasty habit, HA !!!!
As to the concrete slab. I don't know if I can read thru it or not but when I'm back out there, probably next week, I'll see what I can do. If it's just solid concrete, probably so but if they used rebar, probably not, the metal will throw off the results.
As to the method used: Basically it's something that absolutely nobody can logical explain, the old "water witching" techniques.
When I worked for the phone company, I would use that system for locating buried underground cable to dig up for repair. Positive results everytime.
On my acerage down at Austin, I had great success at locating water twice and now have two operating wells.
As to findagrave: We have a local findagrave club that meets once a month to exchange idea. The subject of locating human remains came up. I told then what I could do with water and cables and it was suggested that I try finding graves. One of the ladies there does it so she passed along to me what to look for, and it does work !!!!
Passing over remains perpenduclar with 2 metal rods (coat hangers) will make them cross.
Then U go back with 1 rod and if it's a male, it will swing to the left 90 degrees and hang there.
If it's a female, it will move left but quiver back and forth.
As to adult, child or baby: Passing length wise will make the rods cross as long as the remains are below, as soon as U pass the full length, then the rods will swing back out parallel.
The length of the remains determine size.
I hope that is not as confusing to U and it seems to me, HA !!!, I can't back it up with a scientific answer, I can only tell ya that it does work. I have no idea what the criteria is.
I discovered the ability by accident at the phone company when I called for a cable locator and nobody came, I tried it and successfully located the cable.
Then at my property, my cousin showed me how to find water, both times it worked.
I can do it, my son can't but my daughter can, so there is no rhyme or reason.
That probably makes it all "clear as mud" as we say in Texas but it's the only explanation that I can offer . Give it a try and let me know. Later, James Coston
|James Coston||Infant Davis, Mexia Cem.|
I have ur foto of the monument for Infant Davis who was B&D in 1923.
As to Alice Amelia Swenson, ur grandmother, (not listed in findagrave) however, the tombstone beside Davis reads Alice Amelia Storey Aug 18, 1863 Jul 11, 1936. Beside her stone is another grave which is simply covered by a concrete slab and has no other info available.
I'm headed for Dallas for the weekend. Send me an email on ur thoughts about the Surname discrepancy, U should know if it is her by the dates & I'll take care of it when I get back Sunday.
Have a good weekend, James Coston