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Michelle Miller (#47947858)
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Ben Martinez
RE: Transfer
Thank you. 😊
Added by Ben Martinez on Dec 13, 2015 6:48 PM
Marsha Richardson
Thomas V. Cason
Hey, Just wondering if you are related to Thomas V. Cason? He was my grandmother's nephew and I'm just looking for cousins.
Added by Marsha Richardson on Jul 23, 2015 1:07 PM
d skinner
Shiver #71509150
Hi Michelle, I think the picture you posted on Richard Shiver's memorial is incorrect. If he was born in 1884, I don't think he could have served in Vietnam. Richard Wayne Shiver was born in 1948 and died 1968, he served in Vietnam. Hope this helps.

Thank you, Dru
Added by d skinner on May 26, 2015 9:05 PM
L.M. Shiver Thomas
Drawdy Memorial

Many thanks Michelle for the transfer
of Jacob P. Drawdy.

L.M. Shiver Thomas
Added by L.M. Shiver Thomas on Sep 04, 2013 7:15 PM
Lynne MacDonald King
RE: Olive Bryant 101201887
I will gladly accept the management for Olive and Barney. Thanks again.
Lynne #47423079
Added by Lynne MacDonald King on Aug 18, 2013 7:24 AM
Lynne MacDonald King
RE: Olive Bryant 101201887
Thank you for your reply.
The link is to her parents that I have added, (my great grandparents) their daughter Lily was my grandmother.
Please link her to
Reese James Ray Memorial # 64953924
and her mother Violet Willden Ray #44992984
Thank you
Lynne King
Added by Lynne MacDonald King on Aug 17, 2013 11:08 PM
Debra Roberts
Olives loss at a young age.
Please connect these to Olive. Thank you so very much.

Find A Grave Memorial #44992984
April 15, 1915

Eight Lives Lost, Three Bodies Still Missing. Property Loss is Enormous
The Lyman reservoir Dam, located 12 miles above St Johns on the Little Colorado, broke Tuesday night just before midnight, letting loose an immense volume of water which swept everything before it for several miles down the river.
AT EL TULE, a small settlement close under the dam, eight persons were drowned, being unable to escape from the adobe house they occupied. The dead are the three children of Mr and Mrs Ellis Palmer; Gerald, Ross and Louise, Mrs Jose Saavedra Jr and her infant child, Mrs Violet Ray, her son Dewey, aged 17, and her daughter Hazel, aged 9. Mrs Ray and children came a week or so ago with a party of homeseekers from Montezuma, Colo. The men of the party had accepted work at the dam temporarily and all were living there. A family by the name of Lyons occupied the same house with the Rays and Palmers, but they all managed to escape. Mrs Ray and her son had reached a place of safety, but went back for her daughter Hazel and the Palmer children, when the flood overwhelmed them. Mrs Ray rescued two of her children who are left orphans. They are Ethel, aged 7 and Lillie aged 4. Late tonight (Thursday) the bodies of five of those drowned have been recovered, those yet missing being the baby of Mrs Saavedra, the little Palmer Girl and the little Ray girl. Practically all the male population of St Johns will turn out in the morning and continue the search until these bodies are recovered.


The startling intelligence of the death by drowning of Mrs Reese Ray and son, Dewey, and little daughter Hazel, was received over the wire by relatives here last evening. Details of the tragic event are very meager. It appears however, that the party consisting of the Ray family and some two or three other families from Montezuma valley, were encamped on a creek near St. Johns, Arizona. A government dam in the stream above them broke and the torrent of water came down catching Mrs. Ray and Dewey and Hazel in the flood and swept them away to their death. It appears that Dewey might have been having an attack of heart trouble and these three were a little nearer the stream than the others, perhaps right on the brink, when the wall of water came down.
After the first shock of the news was over last evening, Miss Olive Ray, a daughter and Elliott Willden, a brother to Mrs. Ray, left for the scenes of the tragedy. They planned to leave Cortez this morning by auto and will make the trip through overland with greatest possible dispatch. We understand that the bodies will be brought back to mancos for burial. It is certainly a sudden and sad bereavement to the many friends of the family here.
(Dewey and mother Violet were buried in St John's Cemetery. Hazel's body was never found.)

Added by Debra Roberts on Aug 03, 2013 1:01 PM
Lynne MacDonald King
Olive Bryant
I have entered her parents, if you wouldn't mind linking them
Reese Ray Mem. #64953924
Violet Willden Ray #44992984

Thank you
Lynne MacDonald King
Added by Lynne MacDonald King on Jul 31, 2013 7:15 PM
Delaina Arbelo
James C Rogers
I just wanted to say Thank You for adding my grandfathers gravesite.
Added by Delaina Arbelo on Mar 01, 2013 3:09 PM
Sue Lapp
Thank You
I received the transfer of Thurman, thanks very much, and welcome to genealogy its fun and addicting.
Added by Sue Lapp on Jan 13, 2013 6:09 PM
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