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Dave & Nancy (#47762943)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 24 days
Chaun Gouge

Added by MATuley on Oct 17, 2015 12:51 PM

Winfield Sampson
Thank you for taking the time to photograph his headstone. Your kindness is very much appreciated.


Added by melanie on Oct 16, 2015 1:23 PM

Thea Goodman
RE: Felker Fryer
Almost forgot:
"U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Military
Name: Felker Eugene Fryer
Birth: date - city, Arkansas
Residence: city, Arkansas

Mother: Clara Smith HAWKINS b: Aug 1862 in Mississippi, USA

According to one of the Fryer researchers,she was married twice
Father: Ralph HAWKINS b: 1832 in TN
Mother: Susan Jane ERVIN b: 1844 in Hardeman Co., TN

Marriage 1 Isham SIMMONS

Married: 14 Jan 1880 in Woodruff Co., AR


Oneal SIMMONS b: Dec 1880
William Floyd (Willie) SIMMONS b: Oct 1881
(Has descendants)
Onnie (Nona-Ona) SIMMONS b: Feb 1884
James Houston SIMMONS b: 17 Sep 1886

Marriage 2 E. Wallace FRYER

Married: 9 Oct 1887 in Woodruff Co., AR


Nancy FRYER b: Sep 1887
Patrick (Ed Pat) FRYER b: Oct 1890
Felker FRYER b: Dec 1893
Ida FRYER b: May 1894
Emma FRYER b: Jun 1896

It may be of interest to note that
1900 Federal Census Woodruff Co., AR - Felker is enumerated as "Parker Frier"

It may be of interest that women who were abandoned by their husbands would sometimes call themselves "widows"

The Friers/Fryers/Fryars were living here:
Census: 1900 USA, Arkansas, Woodruff county, Pumpkin Bend township
Census: 1910 USA, Arkansas, Woodruff county, Pumpkin Bend township
I use a post office box or an e-mail or forums like this one ONLY in my genealogy researcher to avoid the hustlers & creeps. I found several of those when researching my own family. This is why I do not give out e-mail addresses on other researchers because you never know who is on the other end of that computer or if they are even a family member. I don't want to be a party to criminal activity.

I think these are all the notes that I took & I hope they as of assistance.

Added by Thea Goodman on Mar 20, 2014 12:09 PM

Thea Goodman
Felker Fryer
You are most welcome.

Since he passed away in 1946, there still may be some death records available and since he apparently died in Nashville, you might be able to obtain a death certificate from the county clerk.As a grandchild,I would think you have a right to know!

This might cost a few dollars but it's worth it because it is official and it is from the State of Tennessee DIRECT.You can call them and see how much it costs.I had to get a long form for one of my relatives:

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Central Services Building
421 Fifth Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243

Walk In Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Central Time (Excluding Holidays)

If your public library subscribes to, you might want to go down there and enter Felker's name in the search engine for that site & see what you get.

Here is what little I could get from then for free:
"Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955"
Name: Felker E Fryer
Spouse: Ella Lindsey Fryer

"U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989"
Name: Felker E Fryer
Spouse: Ella B Fryer
Residence: date - city, Arkansas, USA

"U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
(This should be free online)
Name: Felker Eugene Fryer
Birth: date - city, Arkansas
Residence: city, Arkansas

" Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 Birth, Marriage & Death"
Name: Felker E Frier
Mother: Clara Hawkins Fryer
Father: Wallace Fryer
Birth: date - Arkansas
Death: dd mm 1946 - city, Shelby, Tennessee
Father: Wallace Fryer

I am not a Mormon so don't think I am proselytizing but I have worked extensively with them and it is my opinion that they have the BEST
genealogists in the world!And it is their calling to provide family information. In all the time I worked with them,no one ever tried to convert me
and I shared my information with them. Their genealogy documentation is AMAZING!

You may have an LDS Family History Center where you live and it has hours that it is open to non-LDS members of the public! I used to help out in there when I was researching my folks but there is only so much you can do with Native Americans--especially when I did not grow up in their traditions! It is no cost to go there but it costs to order microfilm which you can use in there and to make copies on the printer.

Or such was MY experience.

The person who intrigues me most is Felker's father! He's going to be a tough one to research!
You will probably WILL need a complete death certificate for him!

Don't forget the friendly public librarians & funeral home personnel. Where I live it is the funeral home that files the death certificate with the state and I was able to get several ancestor;s information from the funeral home personnel.
I was more than happy to pay research fees arranged in advance for a copy of an obituary in the newspaper. I paid $3-$5 per notice to the librarian.

With his name, I wonder if he wasn't a recording engineer or otherwise involved with the music industry there in Nashville.

I wish I could be of more assistance but with this identity theft nonsense ( Who is going to steal a guy's identity who passed away in 1946?) and I am NOT a "Certified Genealogist" but have been at this since about 1968 or so.

In Texas we have a State Library and Archives Bldg with an Excellent genealogy section and the Dallas public library has some of the best research in the state. Perhaps, Nashville,Tennessee has something comparable.

Why do I think Felker Fryer might have Eastern European or Russian,possibly Jewish, ancestry?

I am saving up to do the ancestral DNA but be careful what the lab does with it and where that information goes because it may be collected for nefarious purposes these days.

Good luck in your endeavors!

Added by Thea Goodman on Mar 20, 2014 11:41 AM

Thea Goodman
Felker Fryer
I couldn't locate him in the cemetery you specified which probably just means he has not been enumerated yet.

I noticed you didn't have a birth date for him so I did some checking and found four persons researching his lineage.

b.15 Dec 1892 in McCrory, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Felker Eugene Fryer.

Mother is Clara Smith Hawkins.
Father is E. Wallace Fryer.

He was one of five children and they appear to have been raised in the McCrory,Arkansas area.
His mother's parents are from Tennessee. She was enumerated as a widow in 1900 Census.Did she move back to Tennessee? Why would Felker want to b e buried in Arkansas and not Nashville?

I wish I could help you more but this is all I can do for now.

Added by Thea Goodman on Mar 20, 2014 5:04 AM

Gayle Foster
Carlos Carden
Thanks so much for the gravestone photo. I really appreciate it?

Added by Gayle Foster on Feb 09, 2014 7:25 PM

Don Sharp
Anna Sue
Many thanks for fulfilling my request for Anna's photo. I greatly appreciate your efforts.

Added by Don Sharp on Jan 26, 2014 12:19 PM

Don Sharp
White photo
Thanks so much for fulfilling my photo request; I greatly appreciate your efforts.

Added by Don Sharp on Jan 21, 2014 9:08 PM

Karen Mathis Hudson
Edward Charles/Charles Edwin Rhodes
Thank you for taking the time and get photos of our love ones.
Paul,Jr & Karen

Added by Karen Mathis Hudson on Aug 19, 2013 12:00 PM

Karen Mathis Hudson
Wreatha Aiken/ Wreathy Jane Price Aiken
Thank you Dave and Nancy for the photo request. We really appreciate it.
Thank you again,
Paul, Jr. & Karen

Added by Karen Mathis Hudson on Aug 19, 2013 11:59 AM

Keith McCrary
Photo of Dorothy Shannon Grave Stone
Your investment of time and effort to take and post the photo of Dorothy Shannon's grave stone is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being a findagrave volunteer.
God Bless
Keith McCrary

Added by Keith McCrary on Jul 01, 2013 9:16 PM

Terry Dorough Fogleson
Sarah Fredonia Gray Fox
Dave & Nancy,

Thank you so much for taking this picture. I was really hoping that the family had added her death date to the headstone. Apparently, that has not happened.

Thank you for all you do, it is greatly appreciated!


Added by Terry Dorough Fogleson on Jun 13, 2013 6:15 PM

Ellen Locker
Missouri Riley
Thank you so much for taking the picture for me.
Ellen Locker Tomlinson

Added by Ellen Locker on Apr 14, 2013 5:02 PM

Thank you for the photos and that was fast! It is nice to know there are those out there kind enough to go out and take the photos, If I were rich I'd travel the world to find all my ancestors. John Powell Edwards was my husbands 2nd great grandfather.

Added by Denise on Jun 02, 2012 5:37 PM

Patina Herrington
RE: Miley Malone
Thank you for you time. If we find out anything more we will let you know.

Take care

Added by Patina Herrington on Apr 25, 2012 9:01 AM

Patina Herrington
RE: Miley Malone
There is a death record that shows our dates. It is very confussing. Do you know who is buried close by? That may help. Thank you so much for your help. Was the plot close to

Thank you again

Ken and Patina

Added by Patina Herrington on Apr 25, 2012 8:44 AM

Dorene Loveall
Maggie Heathington McInroe
I looked at the photo. I think you will need to remove it. That photo is already attached to Maggie Effie Heathington Philly, Find A Grave# 29801843. Maybe the memorial you attached the photo to is a duplicate one. I'll try to contact the person that made the memorial and see if they can provide any additional data. Again thank you.

Added by Dorene Loveall on Apr 24, 2012 11:45 AM

Dorene Loveall
RE: Maggie McInroe
Maggie Heathington McInroe's memorial listed her dates as May 2,1903 - Oct. 6,1976. Plot East 10 E 1. If the plot # matches go ahead and post it. I did not make the memorial and I requested the photo as a way to search for data. Heathington was her madian name. And one of the Heathington girls did marry into the McInroe family. I hope you don't feel like you wasted a trip to the cemetery on my behalf. I do appreciate the work you and others do more then I can express. It is exciting knowing someone will take their time to photograph Tombstones for those of us that live hundreds of miles away, when disabilities and finances prevent us from visiting the cemeteries. Again thank you. Let me know what you decide.

Added by Dorene Loveall on Apr 24, 2012 9:32 AM

Phil Harris
RE: Maggie McInroe
Hi Dave and Nancy. I photographed the entire acton cemetery in 2009 and also took the cemetery records and entered all I could. If the records are more than about 3-4 years old I probably got them. I only posted what was on the cem records and the addition of the photos I found. Probably added almost 4000 photos and records. Hope this helps. Sorry I can't help more but I'm in Sardinia Italy working this summer.

Added by Phil Harris on Apr 23, 2012 12:30 PM


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