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bluejayln (#47037990)
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Bio Photo I am so excited to have found this site. I have received pictures of headstones that I never would have gotten if not for this website! And the feeling I get when I go take pictures for others is quite fulfilling! A remarkable website!
Nothing connects us like the past.
There are so many just waiting for us to find them. It is my mission!
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I live in Northern California and have four children and fifteen grandchildren. I don't know what I love more, spending time with the grand kids or searching for ancestors....well, I guess the kids win out. Wish I didn't have to work. Then there would be plenty of time for both!
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Shannon B
RE: Goss info
Hi! Okay, I'm getting ready to transfer the memorials to you but wanted to do some edits first. I got a little ahead of myself, you will have to contact the owner of Lida's husband, Thomas, memorial as I am not the creator.

I came across your family tree for Elenora and you had listed TJ Wakefield as Elenora's first husband. Try as I might I was not able to find any record of his name anywhere in conjunction with hers, the only clue is the record listing his spouse as M.E. Wakefield and that they were married in 1866 in Douglas County. I have not been able to find anywhere that Elenora's first name was an M so I don't think TJ is correct, it is possible it was a sister or relative of Elenora. My thinking that TJ is not correct is because in your last message you said Lida was Albert's step daughter. Since she was born in 1864, and if Elenora & TJ were married in 1866 the dates wouldn't work out. Back then children out of wedlock was most likely considered 'taboo'

However, I did find a family tree for a John A. Wakefield and Elenora Baldwin and a 1900 Census record that matches Elenora almost perfectly which stated she gave birth to 3 children and 1 had died prior to 1900. I kept searching and found a child who died in 1863 in Douglas County as the son of J.A. & E.E. Wakefield.

Again, concerning Lida, who was born in 1864 in Douglas County Kansas, John A. Wakefield being Elenora's husband would be more likely, since John died in 1865 in Douglas County which would put Elenora's marriage to Albert in 1867 in a decent time frame after a spouse's death. Her three children: Charles (died 1863), Lida (born 1864), Ferbush (born 1869).

Based on all that I am going to link John as her husband. I wanted to let you know so when you viewed her memorial you weren't confused as to why certain links were there.

Hopefully I'm not way off as it is kind of hard to connect ancestors who were married more than once especially in the earlier years when life event records were not used alot and very few newspapers are available digitally that go back far enough. I've been doing genealogy for awhile now and have been volunteering for Find a Grave long enough as well that I've noticed trends and other things when I create a memorial as I try to complete it as much as possible. I do feel strongly that my observations are correct but you never know. I will leave the rest of it to you since you are her descendant.

Best Regards
Shannon B
Added by Shannon B on Oct 16, 2016 2:56 PM
Shannon B
RE: Goss info
Sure thing! Would you also like Lida, her husband and son transferred as well? Also to let you know I found the rest of Lida's children. I submitted family link requests, one has gotten back to me so far. Thought you would like to know so there is one less step.

Shannon B
Added by Shannon B on Oct 14, 2016 12:02 PM
Shannon B
Albert Goss Family @ Mt Muncie in KS

I happened to come across the gravestone of Albert F. Goss's wife, Eleanora Baldwin Wakefield Goss, at Mount Muncie Cemetery in Lansing, Kansas, while completing a photo request. I thought you would like to know.

She is buried with her and Albert's daughter, Lida (and her husband, Thomas Reyburn) as well as Lida & Thomas's son, Joseph.

Here are the memorial numbers for Eleanora & Lida.
Eleanor #171248181
Lida #171248209

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Shannon B
Added by Shannon B on Oct 13, 2016 7:06 PM
Hi im curious to how you took a pict of my grandpas grave. You dont know him do you?
Added by LACY JOSLIN on Aug 06, 2016 7:04 PM
RE: James A. McCaskill
Please re-read the bio. The top part is about his parents and siblings. James is not mentioned until the middle of the bio and his children are listed at the end.
Added by Linda on Dec 06, 2015 5:31 PM
RE: James A. McCaskill
No, I'm not related. I'm transcribing old obits and the 1889 Goodspeed's History of Texas Co., MO. Just post what you want to. I'm just trying to get some personal info on these people out there so they can be remembered. Thanks.
Added by Linda on Dec 06, 2015 5:16 PM
James A. McCaskill
Please post this to his bio. Source: Goodspeed's 1889 History of Texas Co., MO.

James McCaskill, merchant of Summerville, Mo., was born in Maury County, Tenn., February 13, 1854, his parents, William and Mary (Blassingame) McCaskill, being born, reared and married in
Giles County, Tenn. In 1855 they immigrated to Shannon County, Mo., where they entered land and settled down to farming and stock dealing, which occupations were attended with good results. During the late war he served the entire time, with the exception of six months, under “Old Pap" Price, and was with him on his raid through Arkansas and Missouri. He was captured on Pike Creek, Shannon County, but made his escape and returned to his command. After the war he resided in Shannon County until 1876, when he came
to Texas County where he died on the 17th of April, 1881. He and wife were the parents of the following children: Eliza, James, George,
John, Elizabeth, William, Zimri, Levi, Alice and Dona. Mrs. McCaskill is now living with a daughter on the old homestead. The paternal
grandparents were natives of the “ Old North State," and immigrated to Tennessee at an early day, making the journey in wagons. The grandfather served during the War of 1812 under Gen. Jackson, and became one of the prominent residents of Tennessee. James McCaskill was reared principally in Shannon County, Mo., but received very limited early educational advantages, owing to the scarcity of schools
in those days. He resided on the home farm until twenty-four years of age, and was then married to Alcy Summer, a daughter of Jesse and Ditha Summer, who were early settlers of the county, the town of Summerville being named in honor of the family. On the 1st of May, 1881, Mrs. McCaski1l died, and three years later Mr. McCaskill wedded Miss Orpha. a daughter of William and Eliza Weakley, who were from Bloomington, Ill., and by her is the father of two children: Cecil and Myrtle. Mr. McCaski]l has been a merchant of Summerville for a number of years, and in 1886 bought the milling plant of
the town, which was conducted on a small scale until 1888, since which time the roller process has been added at a cost of $3,000, and
the mill is now doing an extensive and profitable business. He is also engaged largely in farming and stock dealing, and is one of the progressive citizens of the county. He is the postmaster of Summerville,and in his political views is a Democrat.
Added by Linda on Nov 22, 2015 6:20 PM
Connie Stockton Schmidt
Roni, I have transferred all of the slaughter's to your care. There was one(Edith Jean Slaughter) that you did not mention for transfer but she was the dau of John Frances and Mollie so I did it anyway. Look at the note on her memorial as to the birth and death dates. Maybe you can shed some light on that situation.

Added by Connie Stockton Schmidt on Dec 02, 2014 11:07 AM
Thomas Shocknessy in Ferncliff
Sec L lot 174
Anna Shocknessy ---
Thomas Shocknessy d1925
Wilber Shocknessy d1903
Added by Christina on Sep 21, 2014 10:04 PM
Mary Wiley
Another for ya
Added by ProgBase on Sep 15, 2014 1:32 PM
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