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Valice Raffi (#47426311)
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Bio Photo I live in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

My father's side of my family is from Henry Co., Tn.
My mother's family is from Stutman Co., North Dakota,
and from Preston, Minn.

You are welcomed to use my photo's that I have taken,
but please give me credit for the photograph.

If I have made a memorial of one of your friends or relatives, I'd be very happy to transfer (unless they are also my relatives!), please just ask.

how and why did Garrett Parker's stone
got "dumped" in a field in Las Cruces, NM
when his burial is in Bethlehem Cemetery,
Fayette County, Tennessee?

Garrett Parker # 66038225

His stone was found in a field near Las Cruces, NM.
It was brought to the Masonic Cemetery, thinking it
was stolen from his grave, but Garrett wasn't buried
there. The stone remained in the office for decades,
but with the help Find A Grave and a number of
volunteers, his burial site was found.
His stone now rests with him.

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Four Leaf Clover
RE: 1910 Census
Thanks; I hope it does her justice. Thanks for sending the info that made it possible!
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Jun 24, 2017 12:40 AM
Four Leaf Clover
RE: 1910 Census
You're welcome, and one more thing - I found her daughter's and husband's memorials and got them linked to hers so they're together again at last, even if only on Find-A-Grave.
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Jun 23, 2017 7:16 PM
James R Beltz
RE: Rosa Brisendine
Added by James R Beltz on Jun 23, 2017 10:12 AM
Carma-lu Thompson
RE: Quentilla Montez
Not usless you want to. I'm old enough to know I wont live alot longer. I'm happy knowing someone who knows how to use this site is looking after her.
Added by Carma-lu Thompson on Jun 22, 2017 4:05 PM
Four Leaf Clover
RE: 1910 Census
I did some research and found out that if he lived in Kimshew he was probably a Diamond Match Co. employee. Both Kimshew and Stirling City were built by Diamond Match.

According to the book "Matches, Flumes, and Rails" Kimshew was Diamond Match's biggest source of lumber between 1909 and 1915. There was a large camp with several hundred people living there and their own branch of the company store.

After that, the company took out the rail line from Stirling City and abandoned the Kimshew operations to use other lumber sources.

If Mr. Francis was still there by 1915 he probably lost his job like a lot of other men and had to move somewhere else to make a living.

No wonder Mrs. Francis is buried there all by herself with no other family nearby.
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Jun 20, 2017 9:55 PM
James R Beltz
RE: Rosa Brisendine
call the city of paris courthouse, im told they possess a map of the cemetery and know where everyone is buried, let me know the location ill go make a picture of the spoti
Added by James R Beltz on Jun 20, 2017 7:59 PM
Four Leaf Clover
RE: 1910 Census
Thanks for checking the name. Kimshew makes more sense for a Stirling City burial. The two names are so much alike. Nimshew, Kimshew - don't know what they were thinking!

Can you check one more thing - her husband's profession according to the 1910 census? Wondering what brought them all the way out here and up into the remote mountain country.
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Jun 16, 2017 2:10 AM
Four Leaf Clover
RE: 6392678 Mrs. Frances
Thanks for sending the info.

My question is why it shows her death place as Nimshew, which is below Stirling City and has its own cemetery.

Is her death place taken from the 1910 census earlier that year or does it come from somewhere else?

Just want to be sure this is the same person and not another Mrs. Frances/Francis.
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Jun 14, 2017 12:12 AM
Four Leaf Clover
6392678 Mrs. Frances Stirling City cemetery
Hi - appreciate the updates you sent for this memorial. If you don't mind, can I get the sources for the info?

If she's a relative of yours would you like her memorial transferred to you?
Added by Four Leaf Clover on Jun 12, 2017 1:16 PM
Errol Johnsen
Petren Anzjon.
I think you should keep your memorial with all of the information you have recorded and I'll delete mine. Thanks, Errol
Added by Errol Johnsen on May 06, 2017 8:35 PM
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