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Bill Foster (#47174064)
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Bio Photo I have lived in Platte County, Missouri all my life and since retirement, I now have time to work on Family Tree. My father's family came to Platte County abt 1890 and my mother's family came to Platte County abt 1850. My wife's family have lived in Platte County since 1841. I volunteer at the Platte County Historical Society and enjoy finding families at cemeteries.
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Eileen West Junker
James W. West
Hi Bill,
You posted the gravesite for myGreat Grandfather, James W. West and I just posted grave sites for one of his sons, George Washington West and his wife, Annie Van Black west. George's # is 179179042. Could you please connect him to James W. West. I have all of James's childrens information that I can add to it. Thank you.
Eileen West Junker
Added by Eileen West Junker on May 09, 2017 2:20 PM
Diane Duncan
Hi Bill: I am Addie M. Foster Vaught's granddaughter. Edward Homer Foster would be my great grandfather.

Thank you for posting this.

Diane Duncan
daughter of Wilma Jeanne Vaught & Austin Smith Duncan
Added by Diane Duncan on May 02, 2017 8:54 PM
Debi C
Betty Miller Doke

Hi Bill,
I have been researching my ancestors, the family of Thomas Jefferson Doke. I appreciate your work at the Davis Chapel Cemetery in Dearborn, Missouri so my research can move forward. I have ran into a problem. The infant, Betty Miller Doke has 2 burial sites and 2 different records. The first record is from the Madisonville, Missouri cemetery with her father as Frederick and Mary Doke from The second record is your record and has her parents as Thomas Jefferson and Martha Hall Doke. There is a combined monument for her and other deceased Doke children in the Davis Chapel Cemetery in Dearborn, Missouri. Both listed fathers are brothers and both lived in Ralls County, Missouri when this child was born. The birth and death dates are the same although the cemetery in Dearborn gives complete dates.

So, I am trying to discover which brother is the real father of Betty Miller Doke. Any information you would have from the cemetery or cemetery records would be so helpful.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Clark
Added by Debi C on Sep 24, 2016 1:05 PM
Rick Hulett
Burial Mystery - Cassidy
Hi Bill,

I stumbled across something that I cannot explain and wondered if you may be able to shed some light. I was researching for a missing family member, Helen Hulett, who is said to have married a Cassiday, Cassidy, Cassady. While do a findagrave search, I saw your entry for Carlton D. Cassidy, Smithville Cemetery. Also listed in the broad search was Carlton D. Cassidy,
Island Pond Cemetery
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section E Lot 259 No grave number
GPS (lat/lon): 42.17332, -72.47913

Created by: Steve Sawyer
Record added: Jul 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132703710

Same birth and death dates, same spouse name of Helen E. Do you know if there was a re-interment for this couple?
Added by Rick Hulett on Sep 13, 2016 7:22 AM
Michelle Christie
Ridgely Cemetery
I need help with my mom's side of the family. My 4th great grandparents were John Hulse and Mary Malone Ellington, I believe they died in Clay Co, Mo and were buried in Paradise Cemetery.

However Mary Malone Ellington two brothers are buried in Ridgely Cemetery and its believe there mother Mary Malone(Dupuy)Ellington is buried there too around 1850. Is there only records of the cemetery to try and find her.
Added by Michelle Christie on May 31, 2016 10:47 AM

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