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Robin Brent (#47488606)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 12 days
David Brent
RE: Flower on memorial
Good morning. I have John Washington Brent as my great,great grandfather. I show him fathering James Francis Brent 2-10-1854 to 4-29-1936. Who fathered James Henry Brent, 8-26-1880 to 1-1-1965. Who fathered my Dad Carlton Robert Brent, 9-9-1923 to 5-15-1997
I could not figure out how to leave a private message.

Added by David Brent on Feb 17, 2017 8:29 AM

George Emory Black
George Emory Black in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, IL according to the cemetery book is buried next to his wife Dora Black but George does not have a tombstone. I did fulfill Dora's request for you.

Added by Sarah on Feb 12, 2017 9:02 PM

RE: Photo for Thomas Gregory 153891458
Sorry it took me so long to add a picture for Martha. I had saved it in my e-mail and got busy and forgot to fulfill it. A picture is now on her page as well.

Added by Sarah on Feb 06, 2017 6:17 PM

RE: William R Clugston
What would I need to do? I have taken pictures for people, but have never been in charge...

Added by Cynthia on Feb 04, 2017 4:57 PM

Robert Brotherhood
RE: Nellie Ellison
No, I am not related. Just correcting a few errors on Findagrave: some 57,000 so far.....

Added by Robert Brotherhood on Jan 22, 2017 2:26 PM

Becky Doan
RE: John Henry & Narcissa Hammer
Didn't you get this? I sent an email...

Emporia Daily Gazette, Thursday, March 30, 1893; p. 4, c. 3

Under "Americus Items"

Mr. John Hammer died recently at Buckner, Ford county, after a short illness. He will be buried to-day in the Cottonwood cemetery.

Emporia Weekly Republican, Thursday, March 30, 1893; p.4, c. 5

Death of John Hammer

John Hammer, an old citizen of this county and a minister of the Society of Friends, died Tuesday at Mullinsville, Kiowa county, Kansas, of heart disease. The remains were brought to this city yesterday and were taken to the residence of Daniel Rich, 919 Union street. From this place the friends started with the body at 9 o'clock this morning for the Friends meeting house, five miles west on the Twelfth avenue road, where funeral services were conducted at 11 o'clock, after which the remains were interred in Cottonwood cemetery. He leaves a wife and six children, two daughters and four sons and a large circle of acquaintances who sincerely mourn his death. A good citizen and a devoted Christian has passed away. For his many excellent traits of character and self sacrificing Christian work his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.

Added by Becky Doan on Jan 05, 2017 6:13 PM

Becky Doan
RE: John Henry & Narcissa Hammer
No, not a relative. Another person and I have spent several years researching people who lived in Emporia. I found information about the Hammer's granddaughter and then one thing led to another. We found John's obit--and note that the two articles have different towns but they are close to each other. I don't know which is right. We cannot find an obit for Narcissa. My friend looked at the microfilm at the library, and I looked online on If it has been scanned, neither of us can access it. Becky

Added by Becky Doan on Jan 05, 2017 3:34 PM

Joan Kobernik Hoeft
RE: Shinn gravestone photgraphs
You are welcome. Always glad to help when I can.

Added by Joan Kobernik Hoeft on Dec 11, 2016 6:43 PM

RE: Photos at Cottonwood Cemetery
You are welcome. Just a note, I think you may have your plot map reverse as the markers were closer to the east side of the cemetery. The west side are the more current graves. Just in case you ever have the opportunity to visit the cemetery.

Added by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2016 5:25 PM

Lucritia Whelchel
Thank you for the transfer

Added by andiema on Oct 20, 2016 5:18 PM

RE: Luecritia Johnson Wechel
Her husband Charles was a cousin to my husband

Added by andiema on Oct 20, 2016 4:51 PM

RE: Photo for Nellie Ellison
Thanks to you for including the section information. It makes the task much quicker and easier.

Added by Publico on Sep 20, 2016 1:09 PM

K Butler
RE: John Allison Black
Nice to meet you, also, Robin. I posted John Allison Black's obit along with several photos, including one of his children.

I wanted to include George E under his children, but am not certain how to do this since George does not have a link.

Though he is my great grandfather, John Allison could have been my great, great grandfather (by age). My grandparents had five children, mom being the youngest - born when her parents were 48 and 42! Her three older siblings could have been her parents. People are always amazed when I say my grandmother (Clara Junia Black) graduated from Western Illinois in 1908!

Added by K Butler on Aug 26, 2016 10:41 AM

K Butler
RE: John Allison Black
Hi Robin - George Emory Black is my grandmother's brother and here is what I have: DOB 22 Jan 1884, Doddsville; DOD June 1978, Mexico, Audrain Co, Missouri. I show him buried in Macomb, but no record of this. My Aunt Kay's notes state she att First married Dora Lillian Barrett 15 Sept 1913, she died 1950 (interesting that his contact person on WWII registration is his mother!). Maybe they were estranged?? Dora was a factory worker (put numbers on clocks - died of lung disease).
Dora and George adopted Ruth Ann Black (1925-2005) whose surname in 1953 was Bartlett (2nd marr? to August G Greul).
Second marriage: George and Zelma Majors Alton (1892-1971). SSDI shows both died in Mexico, MO; she buried in Rosemont Cem, Hancock, IL. No mention of George on her headstone. Wonder where George is buried??
Aunt Kay states George and Zelma lived in Macomb.
I hope some of this helps! I do have a picture of George as a boy.

Added by K Butler on Aug 26, 2016 9:06 AM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
I went back to the library in McGregor and the cemetery once more.. the library people were great trying to help.. she even called or emailed the Father of the Church hoping he might have some information for you.. but it seems there was a fire... and a lot of records were destroyed.. the books in the library state all three boys were buried there... and Catherine and her husband John who had remarried.. The only O'Donnell I saw was two.. Matthew and Jno... so maybe Jno was her husband... I found NONE of the headstones for any of the boys or Catherine in the entire cemetery... so it appears if they ever had one.. which they may never have back then... but if they did they have been destroyed. I had just hoped to find at least one headstone for one of the boys that I could post for you.

Added by Hiesela on Jun 24, 2016 3:20 PM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
hmmm well I am in the library in McGreggor... I looked in the book of cemetery records and I don't find a listing for either Francis or Catherine Sullivan... The only O'Donnell I find is for Jno and Michael who are buried in St Marys McGreggor... There are a LOT of Sullivans buried in Clayton County but the only Catherine Sullivan is one whose dates are 1824-1895 buried in St Joseph Cemetery in Elkader and one whose dates are 1829-1884 buried in City Cemtery in Guttenberg. None of the Sullivans listed died in 1877.. sorry looks like it is still a dead end.

Added by Hiesela on Jun 21, 2016 1:13 PM

Judy Robertson
RE: Children of Tobias Riley
Thanks, Robin. I'm not sure what I'm doing with the site too much yet. How do I link the children to their individual sites? Thanks! Judy

Added by Judy Robertson on Jun 15, 2016 3:09 PM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
I was just reading the obit and it says she was sent to Elma IA for burial next to her husband. Elma is in Howard County. Why did you think they were buried in McGregor?

Added by Hiesela on Jun 15, 2016 7:09 AM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
I will see what I can find out :-)

Added by Hiesela on Jun 15, 2016 6:31 AM

RE: Allen Porter (109789909)
Thanks, Robin. My connection is through two children who married Mayles/Bayless men, for instance, # 109500896.
I have yet to locate information on David Bayles/Bayless, though.
I appreciate your work. We all share this information so others may benefit.

Added by luckysitsinback on Jun 14, 2016 4:37 PM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
I'm sorry I don't have any contact for there. I grew up in Guttenberg, but my brother there has now passed away. So, I don't expect to get back in that area often, and I do not know anyone else. I'm sorry. If you look at some of my memorials on the Guttenberg City Cemetery, there is a Steve that puts a lot of photos on. You might try to reach him.

Added by Ter on Jun 10, 2016 6:52 AM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
Let me know if you don't get any info you need by fathers day weekend.. I may possibly be camping near there then.

Added by Hiesela on May 06, 2016 10:39 AM

RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
I wish I could help but I don't live near there. Every year around Memorial Day I go out and do photo requests in different parts of IA.. and often I can catch someone that weekend who can help me find graves.. I do remember I did get assistance one year from and older man who had his records at his house. But I have no idea what his contact information is.. I know the Library in Town does have a section on Genealogy and they might be able to give you information on who you can contact if you contact that library. I have been in Minn for the past year and not in IA... So no way for me to go there and assist you. Wish I could be more help. Have you checked USGENWEB??

Added by Hiesela on May 04, 2016 9:28 PM

Sue Lapp
RE: Leppers in Iowa
Is there anyway you can get the marker photo from that web site onto Find A Grave. I deleted the web site.
Thanks again

Added by Sue Lapp on Apr 25, 2016 8:05 PM

Sue Lapp
RE: Leppers in Iowa

Added by Sue Lapp on Apr 25, 2016 8:01 PM


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