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Diana (#47342864)
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Bio Photo I will no longer consider transfers outside find a grave guidelines. I have found that most people do not do anything to maintain the memorials after receiving them.

I do not intentionally make duplicate memorials. I check a cemetery carefully to make sure a person is not listed before adding them. I am not required to check all of find a grave to see if that person has a memorial. I make most of my memorials from the photos I take of their stones so if they are not listed, they will get a memorial. The first person to add them to the correct cemetery is the memorial that gets to stay. That is find a grave rules. This is not a numbers game but hard work and time spent so that people can find their relatives. I have so many people telling me that my memorial is a duplicate when the other memorial was a burial unknown and moved there after finding mine. Burial unknown memorials are only to be that way for up to 30 days while you find out where they are. They are not meant to be long term. So, if someone tells me that my memorial is a duplicate and I check it out and see it's been moved there, or a burial unknown, I will contact find a grave and ask for them to be merged and most likely you will lose it. They can see what has been done.

You are free to use my photos how you want. But I please ask you to save it to your computer right. If you save it from the memorial page, you will get a tiny photo that is useless. Click on the photo to take you to a larger copy and keep clicking on it until it gets no larger. Then you can save it at full size and people will be able to see it.

I no longer post full obituaries for later years.

Please do not place Missouri death certificates on these memorials. I ask this, but people still do it. There is no reason to take up the space with these death certificates. They are easily accessible online.

Please, do not put information in flowers! Just click on the edit tab and on suggest a correction and send me what ever information you have. I will put it in the bio as soon as possible. If you put it in flowers, I won't know about it and won't be able to put in in the correct place. Also, any information sent will be checked. Thanks!!
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M. L. Gardner
RE: Re: William Gardner
Thank so much, Diana. Will do.
Added by M. L. Gardner on Jul 27, 2017 10:53 AM
Linda Sawyer
#60362868 Elizabeth Catherine Lay
Noticed that the manager wrote in her bio that she was the wife of James Dunn with a note that someone was disputing this and thought the husband was John N Dunn. I thought you might be the one since she had pictures of the grave sites, and if so, you might be interested in some research that in my mind proves her spouse is John N Dunn. I have sent this to the manager of the memorial as well but wanted to share in case you are related to this family. If you have no interest, then please disregard.

Census Records:
In 1860, John N Dunn 32, Elizabeth 26, Robert 2, John 5/12, living in Benton, MO.

In 1870, Ellen C Dunn 35, Robert M Dunn 12, John L 10, James A 7, living in Warsaw, Benton, MO. [Elizabeth, aka Ellen C on this record, is living beside James H Lay, 25, Lawyer, Julia A 28, Henry P 3/12, Jane 65 [believe to be his mother and Elizabeth’s stepmother] Samuel Kortnell 18, Black/Laborer, Ella Shobe 12 Black/Domestic. See Jane Lay obit below

In 1880, Eliza Dunn 46, Widow, Robert N 22, Printer, Jack L 20, Printer, James A 18, Clerk, living in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO.

In 1900, Elizabeth Dunn 64, Widow, living with her son and family, Robert Dunn, 42, Lawyer, Ella C 43, Charles 13, Bessie 11, John C 7, Raymond Christopher 22, Brother-in-law, in Shoshone, Wallace, Idaho.

Other: Spouse and marriage date found on papers stuck in Lewis Family Bible per tree on ancestry.

Missouri Wills and Probate Records: John N Dunn, Benton, MO; wr 9 Apr 1869; pr 28 Jun 1869. All estate bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth C Dunn and her assigns; also assigned wife as executor. Another separate document appoints Elizabeth C Dunn, Executor of John N Dunn’s will – dated 28 Jun 1869; “Elizabeth C Dunn, Willis S Holland, and James H Lay, Sr .[See Jane Lay’s obit below. From this I believe James H Lay, Sr to be Elizabeth’s father and Willis S Holland to be her stepbrother] as securities are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri in the Sum of Six Thousand Dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs and assigns forever.”

Benton County Genealogy Trails: Died--at her home in Warsaw, on January 18, 1888, Mrs. Jane Lay, of pneumonia, in the 83rd year of her age. Mrs. Lay was the daughter of William and Rachel Siddons and was born in Barren County, Kentucky, January 13, 1806. She was married to Wesley Holland in 1824 and with him in 1840 removed to a farm in Benton County, near where the railroad crosses Cole Camp Creek. Her husband died in 1842. Of this marriage was born W. S. Holland, now of Marshall; James, who died in infancy; W. B., who died in 1858 in early manhood, and Sarah J. Kemper, deceased, who married V. G. Kemper and was the mother of several children well-known in this county. On January 8, 1844, Mrs. Lay married James H. Lay, S [probably Sr] and resided with him on Little Tebo in Benton County until 1865. when they removed to Warsaw. Mr. Lay died in 1869. Of this marriage was born J. H. Lay, now of Warsaw, and Mary Lay. who died at the age of 18 in 1865. She was a member of the church for more than sixty years and has been a member of the Christian Church in Warsaw for many years. Her life was marked by many acts of kindness and she retained her strong mental faculties unimpaired until prostrated by her last illness. which commenced in its most severe form on January 13. She realized that her end was near and was resigned to give up her hold on life. Funeral services were at the Christian Church, Thursday afternoon, January 19. In addition to the family of James H. Lay at her bedside during her last days and to follow her remains to their last resting place, there were: Dr. Holland and wife of Marshall; Mrs. E. C. Dunn of Warrensburg. Miss Minnie Kemper, her granddaughter, of Edgerton. Mrs. Dunn and the late Hon. Alfred M. Lay of Jefferson City were the step-daughter and step-son of the deceased. [Reprinted from local newspapers at the time of death in " The History Of Benton County, MO", vol. 1; by Kathleen Kelly White and Kathleen White Miles; pub. 1969]

Added by Linda Sawyer on Jul 24, 2017 6:04 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
RE: Hi fellow Volunteer
What do you think bout the new face of Find a Grave? I may like it if it continues to be fast but some things are not very straight forward,
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Jul 14, 2017 11:58 PM
Wm. Singleton
Hey got your messages. I saved your pic and blew it up and inverted the colors, tried adjusting with black and white etc, BEFORE I tried looking up the 1900 census that usually has a month listed hahaha 1900 census says Jan. 1821 so I changed it to Jan. Thanks for the photos!
Added by andrea on Jul 14, 2017 1:13 PM
RE: John L. Wigton
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers Diana. lots of Cancer showing up in the family line. Brother Dons daughter just found out she is with colon cancer 46 yrs old, and a cousin of mine 57 also down with C....its been a rough month...Take care, Mike
Added by JMW on Jul 13, 2017 8:26 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
Hi fellow Volunteer
Hi Diana,
I was wondering how you are. I've been so busy getting retired haven't had time for much work. My husband is fishing off shore in LA so I have some Bonnie genealogy research time. Thanks for what you did in Mt. Nebo. I was there again cleaning around stones 3 weeks ago and had a couple new stones put in Glensted and Versailles. I'm bringing my 3 youngest granddaughters to see all the cemeteries on the 18th. Boy Mt. Nebo is a mess. No one is mowing it. Versailles is great and so is Hopewell and Glensted. I just got my hands on an 1892 and 1893 Newspaper so it's storming here and I'm having fun. Hope this finds you doing well and again thanks for helping with Mt. Nebo.
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Jul 10, 2017 4:31 PM
Thanks for the photos! And yes, the sun is harsh on those kind of slick stones. I have some for others I need to retake because at the time I took them, it was the only time I could get away for a few hours lol
Added by andrea on Jul 08, 2017 9:52 AM
I just realized I sent a lot of edits for names and dates for Kidd's and Kincaid :o ! I found an obituary and went nuts lol
Added by andrea on Jul 07, 2017 1:06 PM
Karen Kraus Harbert
Thank you for the photo of Helen Light!
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jul 05, 2017 7:29 PM
Hey girl. I got your note about baby Hutt/Huff. I didn't change the name, but I think the stone is an error. Cemetery burial records, death certificate and his obituary have Huff. I did makea note in the bio though about the name. Thanks for the photo!
Added by andrea on Jul 05, 2017 10:51 AM
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