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Anonamouse (#46881392)
 member for 10 years, 6 months, 2 days
Linda Simmons
RE: Benjamin W Simmons family
Thanks, again. It is so nice of you to follow up on this.
I made some calls, as well, but sort of got the opinion that records from the days before the ownership of the cemetery was transferred from the Masons to the City, are not readily available. It might be possible to probe the ground to search for buried stones, but I'm sure I won't be doing that.

A friend whose husband was a Grand Master, believes the Masons who merged the old lodge would still have such records. It's a long shot, but I plan to check with MO Masonic headquarters.

Many thanks,
Linda Simmons

Added by Linda Simmons on Jun 15, 2017 5:10 PM

Linda Simmons
Benjamin W Simmons family
Thanks, again, Vickie.
We would love to come look around in the area, but my husband is in late stage cancer, so travel plans are day to day.

From what I can confirm, Ralph Ellsworth, his first wife, and 2 sons, were all buried in Seymour Masonic. His second wife and children relocated to Tulsa, and then Alameda County, CA.

Benjamin had three children, Nellie, Lessly, and Lynn, whose deaths we can't confirm. Nellie was living in Hartville in 1920, but the others may have died as children. His widow, Ora Claxton and 3 other children were also in Tulsa, and then after his death migrated to Alameda, CA as well.

Parents of both Benjamin, and his wife, Ora Claxton, were buried in Steele Memorial in Hartville. The family started in Gasconade and Hartville....some relations to Mansfield, Finley, and Seymour.

Do you know who keeps the burial records for Seymour? Or is it abandoned?

Added by Linda Simmons on Jun 13, 2017 5:59 AM

Linda Simmons
RE: Simmons in Seymour Masonic Cemetery
Thank you, Vickie.
Your efforts are very much appreciated.

Added by Linda Simmons on Jun 11, 2017 5:25 AM

Linda Simmons
Simmons in Seymour Masonic Cemetery
Good evening from Saline Co, MO.

Thank you so much for your work in Find a Grave, especially for the photo of the tombstone of Ralph Ellsworth Simmons in the Seymour Mo Masonic Cemetery.

He was the great uncle of my husband, but we have never visited the cemetery. After much searching, we just recently found the death information for Ralph's brother, Benjamin William Simmons ( 1871-1927).

Benjamin's family left Hartville after the 1920 census, and spent a few years with another brother in Tulsa, OK.
I spoke with the funeral home that handled his remains. Their information said his body was removed for burial in Seymour, Missouri. It didn't indicate a funeral home, church or cemetery.
I'm hoping that someone in the area might have knowledge of where he was actually buried, and the location of a maker.

We had the same situation with my husband's grandmother, Margaret E Day Simmons. She died in Tulsa in 12/1946. The death Certificate said her body was removed for burial in Mansfield, MO, but we have not been able to find any record of her burial.

I would certainly appreciate any information you might have available.

Best Regards,
LInda Simmons
JOhn H Simmons III

Added by Linda Simmons on Jun 02, 2017 8:00 PM

Sam & Jo Wallendal
FAG photo for Claude Mingus
Thanks for your addition to the memorial. It really adds a lot to the memorial. Claude was a first cousin to my mother.

Added by Sam & Jo Wallendal on Mar 12, 2017 6:03 AM

RE: Otis A. Montgomery
Alas, Thank you for your answer.

Added by Jacky EMERY on Dec 05, 2016 1:35 PM

Otis A. Montgomery
Hello from France,

If you are family of friends of this hero... please contact me:
Thank you.

Added by Jacky EMERY on Dec 04, 2016 3:21 AM

JoAnn Easley
James S Easley
Thank You so much
This has been driving me mad. Find a grave says he's there but no one knows where.
If I can find Him that will make everyone else fall in line.
I have proof that Elizabeth is my husband's Great-Great Grandmother. But I need James to finish it out. Thank You again for trying to help.

Added by JoAnn Easley on Feb 18, 2016 2:47 PM

JoAnn Easley
James Easley
Hi! I have been to City Hall looking for James's grave. He is said to be the father of Miller Woodson Easley (My husband's great grandfather) Every where I look it says James Easley is buried
at Seymour But can't Find him.
On Miller's death record it says his father is James Easley from Tenn. Can you help me? Thank You

Added by JoAnn Easley on Feb 04, 2016 2:36 PM

kanina cox
earl w potter #27766725
Greetings! I just found your email concerning my grandmother's son, Earl Potter. I am ignorant to the Find a Grave site other than looking up graves. I have no idea how to read your message other than in my email nor link the parents, as you requested. I thank you for your information on Earl. He was the only son of my Paternal Grandmother Nellie Mullins Potter Cox & her first husband.


Added by kanina cox on Nov 09, 2015 10:43 PM

Lyn Cole
Matney Family Transfers
Thank you isn't enough! I appreciate the hard work you put in adding each memorial. Thank you so much for passing them to family!! I personally know how time consuming yet rewarding this site can become on a person.

Added by Lyn Cole on Nov 03, 2015 6:04 PM

RE: Stockwell Photos
Thank you and yes you may use them.

Added by CRob on Jan 06, 2015 11:06 PM

Thanks !!!

Added by mousetale on Jul 24, 2014 12:43 PM

RE: Mackey Photo Request
OK, thanks. According to the cemtery office records they are in lot 72 space 3 section D at Enid Memorial Park cemetery I am not familiar with this cemetery at all though

Added by anonymous on Jul 23, 2014 7:52 AM

Neita Farmer grave

Thank you for trying to find the grave for Neita Farmer in Memorial Park Cemetery. I really appreciate it. I am not surprised that she did not have a stone because her parents didn't have a lot of money most of the time.

Best Wishes,

Added by Jen on Nov 14, 2013 11:24 AM

Cindy G.
RE: Van Dyke's
I'm sorry I can't help with any of the history on your family. You might try contacting Marla Murphy #47142793. She has alot of obit her mother collected of people buried in and around Elmer area. She has been a get help to me for some obits and connecting memorials. Hope this helps you.

Added by Cindy G. on Apr 23, 2013 7:33 AM

Cindy G.
RE: Van Dyke's
No I am not related to any of the Van Dyke's in Elmer Cemetery. They lived across the road from me as a kid and I started the memorial to get their names out there for family members. Any that you want me to transfer, I'll be glad to do it.

Added by Cindy G. on Apr 22, 2013 7:09 AM


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