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Carol A. Wells (#48218890)
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Bio Photo Some view FindAGrave as merely a catalogue of cemeteries and/or headstones. I don't.

Headstones in cemeteries represent more than merely marking the final resting place of individual. They also host some information, however, at times that information may merely be name, date of birth and date of death. The latter two bits are generally divided by a hyphen or a blank space. To me that hyphen, or space, between those dates represent more; they represent what the person may have done with their life. I feel FindAGrave provides a source to share what that person may have done in that hyphen or space between those two dates ... or a bit of history.

I feel FindAGrave agrees with my views, as they offer ability to link individuals to their parents and/or spouses plus a section titled Bio one can edit ... so goes far beyond sharing an individual's name, dates of birth and death, and what cemetery they are located in but offer the ability to fill in the hyphen between birth and death.

I am working on the family tree and sharing information, for linking family members together or more details, for existing memorials that I come across during that research. Even though the individuals, found on FindAGrave, are dead - there is no reason I can think of why they cannot be linked to those they once loved or shared a part of their life with before death.
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Hannah Craddock
RE: Sympathies
That's so interesting! On our side of the family, they always said the resemblance came from their mothers. Faye always refused to tell my grandfather who his father was, and apparently they used to fight about it quite a bit. As far as I know, no one else ever told him either. His stepfather told him only after Faye had passed away. I think he spent quite a bit of time with his grandparents growing up, and they never said a word!

Do you know how Coy's family made it to Indiana, or why they left the Jacksonville area?

It's so great to hear about your family and all of the stories. It's really too bad I didn't stumble onto your page earlier--I know my grandfather would have loved to hear about all of this!
Added by Hannah Craddock on Aug 28, 2014 3:49 PM
RE: John C. Wyne # 126644951
Thank you so much for taking the time to share all of the info that you have for this memorial.
I try to link family members as I come across them. As far as his wife, Eliza, if she had been buried next to him, I would have entered the memorial already. However, there has been times when a memorial comes up later.

Since this is a family member, I would like to transfer this memorial to you.

Thank you.
Added by Sue on Aug 27, 2014 8:34 PM
Hannah Craddock
RE: Sympathies
Thank you for your condolences. Did your mother by chance live in Indiana? My grandpa used to talk about visiting his cousins the Wamplers in Indiana, and once I started school at IU he always wanted me to see if they were still around. Being a teenager, I never did!

My father is Don's oldest son. Faye married a man named Charles Seymour, and had another child with him. Their daughter still lives in Jacksonville. My father moved away after college, but my grandparents, and one uncle, still live there.

I remember hearing something about the family farm growing up, but I never paid too much attention. I do know my grandpa was angry at whoever bought it because he had wanted to buy it himself. He probably would have said it was "ruined" too. I'll have to ask my grandma to see if she knows the details.

If you are willing, I'd love to ask you some more questions about Coy. My grandfather never knew anything about his father growing up, and only learned his name after Faye's death. Was it common knowledge in your family that Coy was his father? If it's easier to email, feel free to contact me at
Added by Hannah Craddock on Aug 21, 2014 12:12 PM
Leota M. Ellis
RE: Messler family of Bicknell, Knox County, Indiana
Carol, I don't know for sure. I would say it probably is. I don't know why I said that. lol Everett was my cousin. His Mother being my Great Aunt(blood)I knew quite well, but not all of her children. They have all passed now. The ones that I could have asked as I said have all gone now, so I don't know how to find out anything for you. I don't know if you could go to the Court records in Vincennes to find out or not. I'm so sorry I can't help you. I love trying to help people and most of the time I can somewhat at least, but I don't know that much about Everett. He was old enough to be one of my parents himself and we didn't have a car when I was little so therefore I didn't get to know my extended family that well. I knew three of his brothers and his sister real well, but not him. You have a great day.
Added by Leota M. Ellis on Aug 18, 2014 12:56 AM
Hannah Craddock
RE: Coy Palmer/Alice Irene Palmer
Thank you so much! That was really helpful. Coy's son with Faye, Donald Craddock, was my grandfather, and I was curious about his biological father.
Added by Hannah Craddock on Jul 27, 2014 7:03 PM
Hannah Craddock
Coy Palmer/Alice Irene Palmer
Do you have any sources for the for Coy's early life? I'm distantly related and trying to piece it all together. Coy's son Donald with Faye was also born in 1929. Thanks!
Added by Hannah Craddock on Jul 15, 2014 11:52 AM
Becky Bowman
william connerly
I would be happy to transfer to you as William is not related to me.
Added by Becky Bowman on Oct 19, 2013 5:54 PM
Jan Wukasch Pelosi
RE: Re: Ben(jamin) Franklin McCullough (# 41931103)
Added by Jan Wukasch Pelosi on Oct 19, 2013 2:44 PM
Jo Ann
RE: Blaney Palmer
Please do this on the Memorial page. Click on the edit button. Thanks.
Added by Jo Ann on Sep 01, 2013 7:21 PM
Val Fox
Allen Jones Wampler
Thanks for the info on Allen Jones Wampler. I have asked the owner of the memorial to make the link to his parents. Four other children are linked.
Added by Val Fox on Aug 31, 2013 5:59 PM
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