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Becky Doan (#46821009)
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Bio Photo If anyone is interested in Doan/Doane/Done/Dowen, etc., genealogy, please consider joining the Doane Family Association. Information can be found here:

My grandmother, Wanda Zirkle Jilka, and great-aunt, Veda Zirkle Vickery, compiled a book commonly referred to as "The Red Book," "Zirkle Branches 1725-1978, Yesteryears and Yesterdays." There are several copies for sale if anyone is interested. It mainly outlines the history of two Zirkle/Zerkel branches which left VA, went to OH, then settled in Richland, Shawnee Co, KS.

"Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way." Blackfoot Quote

"A Visit to the Gravesite"

Dear Ancestor,
Your Tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and dates are chiseled here,
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
Though it is too late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh and blood and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago,
I wonder if you could have known,
Would spread among the ones you left
In all the seeds you've sown.
I wonder how you lived and loved?
I wonder if you ever knew?
That someday I would find you in this spot,
And come to visit you?

Walter Butler Palmer
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RE: Memorial 52153485

Sorry for the late reply - computer was in repair!
Thank you for transferring but as for finding the graves themselves, I have a huge part of my family in this graveyard and it is knee deep in long grass with tiny, tiny gravestones for the most part.

If you want to give me some names I will keep an eye open, because I have more people to find again! So When I have time which will not be for three months probably as I will be in hospital for Stem Cell treatment, I will try and see if I see your names. Some graves have just numbers and even my Mother thought that the graveyard had been emptimes and all the old bones put into a common grave years ago. As far as I can see this is not the case, but my Mother died in 2001! So the information is really hard to confirm. My email is cynthia 548 at gmail dot com.
Added by cynthia548 on Apr 26, 2017 4:26 AM
Cora Brearley ( Cooke)
Would it be possible to correct the error regarding Cora Brearley's birth record. Within the text of the biography for her husband Francis Cooke, it is stated that Cora was "of English birth", while in her biography it clearly states that she was born in Philadelphia. She was absolutely born in Philadelphia and not in England. Cora's Grandfather and her Great Grandparents were all born in England.
I appreciate your correcting this.
Thank you
Susan Welsh
Added by Tre-sr on Apr 19, 2017 4:37 PM
Eric Henderson
RE: Charlotte Adelaide Waggoner
Hi Becky,
BTW, I am proud to be a member of the Doan clan.
Okay, I did the edits to attach the parents, and while doing that, added Samuel Woodwards middle name, Webb. I guess it will be a couple days to process by the powers that be. My Doan's go back to John Doane b. 1585 or 90 in England, died in Eastham, New Plymouth, N.England. You probably have much more Doan information?thanks,Eric
Added by Eric Henderson on Apr 17, 2017 10:53 PM
Eric Henderson
Charlotte Adelaide Waggoner
Hi Becky,
Saw your site:
and saw many children I didn't know about, but did not see my ancestor, Ester Mary Mira Woodward, b Feb 24, 1857. This has been in my records about 25 years now, I probably transcribed the old Bibles myself. Esther was my g. grandmother, and the aunt of my grandfather, my probable original source. I've had the Waggoners and Woodwards and Doan(e)s, etc.
Please confirm for me if you can, Ester as the older sister of Capitola Alvoretta Woodward; and parented by Samuel Webb Woodward and Charlotte Adelaide Waggoner.
Added by Eric Henderson on Apr 17, 2017 12:18 AM
Leo Hickman
RE: William Hanford
Hi Becky,

Thanks for the speedy response! I can explain all, but would rather do so via email. Please can you email me at...

leo DOT hickman AT carbonbrief DOT org

Many thanks,

Added by Leo Hickman on Apr 16, 2017 2:53 PM
Janis Humbert
RE: 175478230 Homer B Reppart
Hi, Yes it is a great loss! and thank you for transfering ownership to me! I appreciate it so much!
Added by Janis Humbert on Apr 16, 2017 2:05 PM
Leo Hickman
William Hanford
Hi Becky,

I'm a journalist based in England researching the life of William Hanford...

In particular, I'm trying to find if an image exists of him.

I have found a lot of information (including some images of his relatives) on Ancestry, but also seen that lots of links point to your pages here on Find A Grave related to the Hanford family.

I was wondering if you have any further information/images, or suggestions for further research?

Best, Leo
Added by Leo Hickman on Apr 16, 2017 8:04 AM
Bob L.
RE: Baby Goff
Hey Becky, you are welcome. Her grave is in a children's area, and a lot of them have no markers. I always feel sad when I find those. TaKe care, Bob L.
Added by Bob L. on Apr 15, 2017 7:35 PM
Janis Humbert
175478230 Homer B Reppart
this is my father and I just added him to findagrave only to find out you had already added him. Would you mind transfering management to me please? I would appreciate it!
Added by Janis Humbert on Apr 15, 2017 2:25 PM
John Early Andrews
Mary Slack
Thank you very much Becky.
Added by John Early Andrews on Apr 14, 2017 3:11 PM
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