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Sue Steenberg-McDeid (#47899485)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 15 days
Bertha Avery-Hood
Find A Grave Memorial# 116204622
Could you please as this sad event Thnaks so much Bertha

Evening Times-Republican., August 02, 1899


Alderman Tim Hickey Kills His Former Business Partner
Keokuk, Aug 2.- Early Tuesday Tim Hickey, alderman from the Second ward, shot Michael J. Real, his former partner, in the latter's saloon, four shots taking effect, causing death early in the afternoon. Nobody was present at the fight, but it is supposed business misunderstanding caused the trouble. Shortly after the trouble Hickey went to police headquarters and gave himself up.

When Hickey was told of the condition of Real he said over and over;" Oh this is a regrettable affair." and was nearly frantic, walking restlessly about the prison in mental agony, I will never get over this". he exclaimed.

Bertha Avery-Hood (#46546576)

Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on May 24, 2017 7:33 AM

Kimberly Miller Bair
Sabina M. Miller
Hello Sue. First, thank you for all you do. I would greatly appreciate it if you would allow me to manage this site Sabina M Miller #118557437. She was my second great grandmother. I have additional information that I would like to include. Thanks again. Kim Bair

Added by Kimberly Miller Bair on Feb 08, 2017 3:12 PM

Kathryn J McCloud
Clarisse M. Ebner Tucker
Thank you so much for linking this memorial to those of her parents!

Added by Kathryn J McCloud on Sep 13, 2016 2:15 PM

Patricia A Phelan
Your story
I like your story -- thanks for sharing.
Patricia Phelan

Added by Patricia A Phelan on Jul 09, 2016 11:38 PM

Patricia A Phelan
Phelan memorials in Old Catholic C

Hello Sue,
Will you be so kind as to transfer the following to me Patricia A Phelan (#47525419)

They are my great grandparents and I have additional information I want to use to update.
Thanks, Patricia A Phelan

Catherine Phelan
Record added: Aug 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116308004

John Phelan
Find A Grave Memorial# 116307879

Added by Patricia A Phelan on Jul 09, 2016 11:36 PM

William Fredrick Rittman
Memorial I set up for my grandfather. I didn't find the one you set up because you used what was on his headstone and I used his full name. So, what do we do now. I have his service picture on there and am in the process of adding his deceased wife an 4 of his 6 children's pictures. You have my GGrandfather and GGrandmother and his sibblings entered.

What would you like to do? Is there a way to combine the memorials?

You were first so it is your choice.

God Bless,


Added by sisterdi on Feb 03, 2016 2:31 PM

RE: White transfers
You are wonderful.

Added by sisterdi on Feb 03, 2016 8:53 AM

Request transfer of my family records
You do such wonderful work. Thank you. Three of my six family members had their Find A Grave entries made by you. I am requesting that they be transferred to my care.

David E. White 15766085 Grandfather

Sarah Ann White 115766108 Grandmother

Velma I White 115766125 Aunt

My email address is:

Thank you so very much

Diana White

Added by sisterdi on Jan 31, 2016 7:43 AM

Karen & John P

I have a photo of Mary GARRITY McGettigan 116608145 and James McGettingan 116608079 memorial stone. The last name spelling on the stone is MacGettigan. I did find a newspaper obituary for James but haven't had time to upload it yet.

Thank you for all of the work you do on Find A Grave.


Added by Karen & John P on Jan 25, 2016 1:10 PM

Sandra Scott
RE: Philip Heiser
Thank you! I will certainly give you credit.

Sandra Scott

Added by Sandra Scott on Jan 01, 2016 1:24 PM

Catherine Hise

Catherine Marie Wilte Hise, Wife of Roscoe has matching dates with my Marie Catherine Rea Hise, wife of Roscoe. Do we have a mismatch of data here possibly? This is in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk. Marie is my cousin, she died 6 weeks after her marriage to Roscoe Hise and is buried by her mother Mary Ann Barrett Rea. Would like to clarify so we can merge these memorials if needed. Thanks!


Added by HistorySeeker on Dec 06, 2015 6:21 PM

Sandra Scott
Philip Heiser
I wonder if I may have permission to use your grave marker photo for Philip Heiser on my family website. See to see how I'm using the photos on the site. I will give you credit for the photo.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott

Added by Sandra Scott on Nov 26, 2015 6:18 PM

Charles Keefe
RE: Keefe
Sue: I am so sorry, I missed your reply until today, Nov. 24, 2015, If the offer is still open, I will take advantage of the transfer, almost all of my fathers family is buried in Keokuk, Iowa, and I have a most complete genealogical information, regarding my Keefe, Murphy, Brady ancestors. I plan a trip to Keokuk, next summer, God willing. You may contact me direct at, Thank you and best regards, Charles Patrick Keefe.

Added by Charles Keefe on Nov 24, 2015 3:43 PM

Charles Keefe
RE: Keefe
Sue: Would be great to transfer, let me see again, my direct ancestors and I will e-mail you. The KEEFE listed as father is EDWARD CHARLES KEEFE, SR., I can't make the change at this time. My e-mail is best regards, and thank you for all you do. charlespkeefe

Added by Charles Keefe on Aug 06, 2015 11:50 AM

Charles Keefe
KEEFE= father
Sue: The name of the deceased should read EDWARD CHARLES KEEFE. I am his grandson Charles Patrick Keefe, if you wish to transfer to me, I will take.
thank you again for your endeavor, it is appreciated. Charles

Added by Charles Keefe on Jul 22, 2015 9:54 AM

Charles Keefe
KEEFE= father
The Keefe stone which has only FATHER is that of my grandfather, his name was EDWARD CHARLES KEEFE,born in Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, the son of Irish emigrants Patrick O'Keefe, who served the Union during the Civil War and Grace O'Keefe (nee Kent). Edward Charles Keefe was married to Katherine Anastasia Murphy. She was born in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, the daughter of Patrick M. Murphy, another Irish emigrant (1851) and Maria Lucy Brady, daughter of Thomas and Mary Brady, also Irish emigrants, Maria was born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Edward Charles Keefe, my father was named for his father, and he was one of nine children, THE ONLY SON. I have the listing of all of the senior KEEFE family children. I want you to know your endeavor is appreciated, and if I may, I would like to see an update of info. I plan to visit Keokuk, this summer. The Keefe's, Cosgrove's, Collisson's, Murphy's, Brady's, Kelly's, Furlong's, McDowell's, Donnelly's,Delaney's. It seems as if the Irish arrived and married. Thank you for your work. Charles Patrick Keefe

Added by Charles Keefe on Jul 17, 2015 9:39 PM

Our family in common
I lost you on ancestry and sending you an email from my in case it goes into your spam.

Added by janicet on May 26, 2015 10:02 AM

Sue Lapp
The Farrell transfers are greatly appreciated.

Added by Sue Lapp on Nov 30, 2014 6:11 PM

Mo and Dave Gates
Jacob Blum
I took a look at Jacob Blum in Oakland Cemetery but could not tell you for sure that he is the son of Jacob Blum in St Paul Cemetery. He had a son by the same name but have no definite information. I would guess his is his son but it would only be a guess. Sorry I couldn't help, Dave

Added by Mo and Dave Gates on Nov 01, 2014 5:31 PM

Mary Alton # 117662773
i deleted mine as your entry has more information. Thanks, Thomas

Added by Thomas on Nov 01, 2014 6:00 AM

RE: Lindstrum
Appreciated your note. I understand your frustration. I know that one caretaker I spoke with when I called the office (I was told there are only two for 80 acres and little money) was kind enough to go out to my GGGGP's gravesite and verify that there were stones. He told me that one had "rolled down the hill". When Karen went out to photograph, all three were off their bases. She was able to get the caretakers to move the stones back to the plot I definitely want to make a trip to Keokuk and see what I can do to help restore their grave markers. Karen appears to be very through when she photographs. She posted groups shots, individual and close-ups.I try to do the same. As I might have told you before, I had been looking for H. McMillan's grave site for two years and was thrilled you had created his memorial. You are fortunate that at least there are records to work with. Keep bugging the city....that saddens me so to hear some stones are used as pathways.

Added by MFC on Oct 30, 2014 3:59 PM

RE: Welch, McGrath

You beat me to the punch!!!. I did send you a transfer request for Michael E. McGrath. The Michael you transferred to me is actually (I think) his father. Do you want back? If not, perhaps you might wish to transfer who I beleive is Michael E.'s mother, Bridgette (sp?) McGrath.

AGAIN.....THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I am hoping that a photo volunteer will be taking pictures soon of Henry and Louisa and a J Welch, their son-in-law. A caretaker at the cemetery was kind enough to go out to the plot and verify that there are stones. If I had only known this 18 mo. ago when my husband and I were on our way to Colorado. Stopped in Ottumwa and Marshalltown to do some paternal side hails from Iowa.

Added by MFC on Oct 21, 2014 1:58 PM

RE: Henry McMillan
Thank you for the transfer! I am so pleased that you created a memorial for Henry. I have been trying to locate his grave site for two years! This find also led me to his wife, my 3 GGM, their daughter and her family. I am submitting transfer requests for the entire group...Sarah Welch, Katherine Welch McGrath and her husband Michael...just to give you a heads up. AGAIN, THANK YOU, and hope you are mending from your surgeries.

Added by MFC on Oct 21, 2014 12:30 PM

Ellie's Grandma
Oak Grove Cemetery, Hancock Co, IL

Thank you so much for the stone photos of the Fryer family here. They are all distant cousins and it's much appreciated.

Ellie's Grandma

Added by Ellie's Grandma on Jul 29, 2014 4:36 AM

Linda Lacy
Giesking Stones
Hi Sue,

I was wondering if it would be okay for me to copy the pictures of Clara and Ora Arthur Giesking to use in my family tree.

Linda Lacy

Added by Linda Lacy on Jul 01, 2014 2:24 PM


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