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Kevin Walker (#47296531)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 24 days
RE: Knight and Camilla (Mills) Biggerstaff
No, I'm not a relative -- are you, by any chance?

I have an academic interest in home economics in the first half of the 20th century -- it was often the best/only path for women to get ahead in academia, becoming not only full professors but deans. And home economics was serious business -- not baking cakes, but sociology, textiles, nutrition, child development...applied social and social science.

Unfortunately as home economics was re-envisioned as "human ecology" (ironically, the term "human ecology" was coined by Ellen Swallow Richards,founder of the field of home economics) men began to move into the areas traditionally dominated by female academics and their research interests. In many cases the interest was not to collaborate but replace.

Camilla Biggerstaff is also interesting to me as one of the intrepid women who relocated to China, usually under church auspices, to teach in the 1910s and 20s. Most/many of these women were open to learning as well as teaching and they evinced a willingness to be open to other cultures.

Knight Biggerstaff is interesting for many reasons, not the least of which is his role in transforming Cornell into a major locus of Southeast Asian Studies.

Added by Starfishin on May 10, 2017 6:37 PM

Oltie Clem
You'll actually need to contact the person who added the picture. A link to their contributor page is underneath the picture. I cannot remove a picture someone else added. Thx, LG

Added by LostGeneration on Apr 29, 2017 2:23 PM

I saw from another message that you're looking for an Emma Calkins. I manage 4 memorials with the last name Calkins, not an Emma but an Esther. I thought it worth mentioning in case they are also relatives

Added by Jax on Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM

RE: Emma (Gibson) Boll
I'm so so happy you found her. She was truly beautiful! It always make me happy to return family to their family. There are two other Bolls interred at Glenhaven. I manage one of them. Please let me know if I can transfer anyone else. It's my honor and pleasure.

Added by Jax on Mar 15, 2017 3:25 PM

Larry & Nancy Brooks
RE: Orpha Surpluss
No relation. I just read old newspaper and check Find A Grave to see if I can add any information for the genealogy geeks like me. Nancy

Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on May 05, 2016 7:09 AM

Karen Ziege Bartelt
RE: Baker Cemetery
I was there before the tornado. You're right - there are houses all around, no fence, and entrance through an easement between houses. However, the grass was cut (don't know by whom). I could see 10 or so markers, and some of those were fallen. I'm afraid there isn't much to step into.

Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Sep 14, 2015 10:37 PM

Karen Ziege Bartelt
Baker Cemetery

All of the markers that were visible were done years ago. It doesn't help that the 2013 tornado went through that area. I'm afraid if you didn't have a marker before 2013, you'll never see one now. Sorry.

Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Sep 14, 2015 6:25 PM

RE: Emma Gibson Calkins
Her death record listed no cemetery. Unfortunately, I went to verify that and can't find the record. I will have to do a search for it. Her son Walter was also cremated. That is based on his death record which I do have at my fingertips

Added by Nancy on May 29, 2015 7:20 PM

RE: Samuel again
He definitely doesn't have a tombstone. The people on either side of him do have tombstones. On one side are Bruce, Katie, and Elmer Babcock on the other side of his space are Bessie and Robert Rose. All are listed in Find-a-Grave. I was looking in the wrong file when I wrote before. This time I looked in the report I created when the cemetery manager and I walked the entire cemetery together last fall. It's the most accurate listing we have of who is buried in which location, and he used the information to update our cemetery list; we also hope to create an improved map for visitors. I only live 5 minutes away, so if it isn't raining tomorrow, I'll run up and take a photo of the location.

Added by Jude on May 28, 2015 8:53 PM

Samuel again
Actually, Samuel is in row 11 of that section. There are 4 other Duttons in row 12, Hannah and Percy who have tombstones and Emma Jean and an infant who don't have tombstones.

Added by Jude on May 28, 2015 7:59 PM

RE: Horatio E. Needham
Hi Kevin, My husband is descended from Horatio Needham. I haven't worked on his family for awhile. I don't think I have heard of that book. I would be interested in where I could get a copy. My husband didn't know about this family until I started to do some digging on Ancestry, etc. He had a picture of Horatio's son, Whitfield, and some family members. He only knew his grandmother's first name, not her maiden name, but with census records, etc, I found who was who in the photo. You can email me at if you want. Sherry

Added by donewithfag on Aug 09, 2010 7:12 PM


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