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kweaver (#47018187)
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Bio Photo I was born in southwest Iowa and currently live in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. Both sides of my family have strong "roots" in Fremont and Page County, Iowa, which is where I've taken the majority of the photos I've added to FindAGrave. Civil War veterans in SW Iowa and the 4th Iowa Cavalry are recent interests.

Simply taking a picture of a headstone is difficult for me. I use various sources to fill in the dash between the dates. If I've made mistakes feel free to send me corrections, or additions. I know that exact dates and places of birth and death, family relationships, obituaries, burial plots, etc. can be important sources of information. I will add information to any memorial I've created. I am more than willing to transfer memorials if they are not my relatives.

Feel free to retake and upload a headstone photo. Weather, time of day, peonies, etc. sometimes make a headstone photo difficult to read. Contact me if I need to delete my photo. I won't be offended.

Anyone may use any of my headstone photos from Find A Grave for their own family research.

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jodi riddle
Gayle Jordan/Sam Moore
These are my grandparents. I was lead to believe we were connected to the vallisca axe murders, yet I cannot find a connection. I know nothing of this side of the family & my uncle mutt and aunt Arlene were in my life when I was a child. I lost contact & my mom Joyce Kalskett, was Sam's youngest... I have a lot of questions. 369.271.2439 please call me sometime, thank you. Jodi Riddle
Added by jodi riddle on Oct 14, 2017 2:10 PM
jodi riddle
Gayle A Martin/Samuel R Moore
Just curious as to the way things are listed.

These are my grandparents, and I've got a crazy round about in trying to link em all together, esp since past before I was born.
Added by jodi riddle on Oct 14, 2017 1:07 AM
Sarah Boettcher Isenegger
Charles C Calvert
I have been searching for the parents of Charles C Calvert (1803-1880) and my only clue is the information here stating that he was grandson of Reuben Calvert, a soldier in the Revolutionary War. May I ask about the source of your information? I'm hoping for a lead. Thanks!
Added by Sarah Boettcher Isenegger on Sep 30, 2017 10:48 AM
Re: Memorial #70958012
Kathy, thank you for the additional information that you included on the memorial for my great-grandfather. It was greatly appreciated by me and my siblings.
Added by n2it on Sep 28, 2017 10:21 AM
M. Niedt
Jeremiah Clement Laird Valandingham Houts
In a genealogy class I'm attending, if someone is looking for my great grandfather under his given name, they will not find.
Is there anyway that you can add Jeremiah Clement Laird Valandingham Houts to the MO search. I know where to locate him, but if someone else was looking they could not find?

Added by M. Niedt on Sep 26, 2017 9:48 AM
Robert Cartmill
Thank you so much for the photo of Robert Cartmill's monument (yes, I will call it that, it it so large and grand). Certainly he was not meant to be forgotten. Thank you again.
Added by Charmie on Sep 21, 2017 3:03 PM
Lula Degase
William T. Ellsworth
I have just now added his mother's information to the Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Iowa. You have also added his father to this cemetery, could you please put on William's page his father's number is 95664819 and his mother's number is 183075336.
Thank you so much for what you do for others.
Added by Lula Degase on Sep 05, 2017 10:29 AM
Sherrie (Vaughan) Smith
RE: John Lankton
Hi Kathy!

"John Lankton (66894643 Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Iowa)"

"- to add Joel Lankton as his father"
Is correct, Thank-you :)

But the part of:
"change his spouse from Mary Yowell to "unknown."
I do not know where that came from. Maybe they did that because I said to add his father part, but didn't fill in the wife's name, because you already had that part?
But my records I have saying their married too.
:) Glad you double checked with me

John Lankton
in the Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920

John Lankton


Marriage Date:
4 Oct 1865

Marriage Place:
Menard, Illinois, USA

Spouse Name:
Mary F Yowell

Spouse Gender:

Index-only record

John Lankton
in the Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900

John Lankton


Spouse Name:
Mary F Yowell

Marriage Date:
4 Oct 1865

Marriage County:

This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1311614 - 1311615.
Added by Sherrie (Vaughan) Smith on Aug 17, 2017 7:26 AM
James McCracken Jr.
Charles Fremont McCracken
Could you change the listing under his name for Lola Brown McCracken? She is in fact his spouse. She is my 2nd Great-grandmother. Thank you for all that you have done, it has filled in a lot of blanks for me.
Added by James McCracken Jr. on Aug 13, 2017 10:41 PM
Pace Bar
Elward and Annie Elsass Waters
Many thanks for posting the requested edits. Also, many thanks for your sharing you time and talents with all of us Find A Grave researchers.
~~~ Pace
Added by Pace Bar on Aug 10, 2017 4:27 PM
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