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J. Dods (#48411903)
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I have three virtual cemeteries: Lusby/Long for my mother's side of the family, Dods/Karstens for my father's side, and Folloni/Diacci for my children's relatives on their father's side. I am interested in not only my direct ascendants, but in all of the various branches of distant aunts, uncles and cousins.
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Nancy Meadows
RE: Thank you
Well, thank you for the thank you! I do it because I believe it will help someone along the way, and it's nice, but not necessary to have it acknowledged. Just want everyone to be remembered!
I am always glad to transfer memorials to family, so please don't hesitate to request any I have added, even outside the guidelines.
Thanks & blessings,
Added by Nancy Meadows on Nov 15, 2014 7:20 PM
Kathy Margrave
RE: Thank you!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Joan. I haven't been as active lately..other stuff going on. Is there any research or photos you need from my neck of the woods (Columbia, MO, and surrounding)? Kathy
Added by Kathy Margrave on Nov 15, 2014 3:40 PM
Andy Reed
Margaret Ann Spotts Craig
So J. Dods,
If she is your great, great grandmother and my great, great aunt, that would make us 4th cousins. Just sayin'
Added by Andy Reed on Oct 24, 2014 9:13 PM
Richard Parker
RE: LaVerne Smith
J. Dods,

If you think two sisters marrying two brothers is confusing, let me toss this into the mix. Kirby was Aunt Ethel's second husband. Her first husband was Richard Morgan who was not related to Kriby or Byran. She also had a third husband named Clarence O'Nan and she married him twice and they did have a daughter. Her fourth husband was Virgil Marsh and they did get a divorce.

Between her husbands and her health problems, Aunt Ethel had a tough life.

LaVerne would visit for a week several summers during her chldhood at our house. So my sister and I got to know her very well and attended her wedding to Johnny.

Added by Richard Parker on Jul 01, 2014 12:39 AM
Richard Parker
RE: LaVerne Smith
J. Dods,

LaVerne is my first cousin. Her mother, Ethel, and my mother, Edna, are sisters.

I don't know much about Johnny, He was married to LaVerne for a few years and they had two daughters. I heard several years ago he died. I have no idea where he died. I assumed it was in Kansas City but would not swear to it. I have no information to where he is buried. I've tried to find a memorial on Find a Grave a couple of times, but failed to locate one. I would like to link him up to LaVerne.

Kirby was married to Ethel, and they had two daughters. Kirby's brother, William Byran Morgan, was married to Ethel's and Edna's sister, Hazel. William and Hazel are buried in California.

Feel free to ask any questions you have.


I know Kirby fought in World War I and he was mustard gassed during a battle. He is buried in the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery across the state line.
Added by Richard Parker on Jun 29, 2014 7:58 AM
Kathleen Clemence
Dods Family Headstone Photos
Many thanks for the headstone photos for the Dods Family! Keep up the good work -

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Jun 08, 2014 3:30 PM

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