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Rams Fan (#46971260)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family tree after my father died in 2001. I have met quite of few cousin's on the internet since I started. Researching Georgie, Pollack in St. Louis MO. Researching Mather, Mitchell, Moore, in Schuyler CO. MO. and Gragg in Tenn and MO. Mather in Iowa and Kansas, Hufford in Iowa and Blackburn and Willis in Augusta County Virginia.
Georgie and Pollack in Germany and Mather in Scotland.

If a family member of any internment that I have entered would like to take over please contact me and I will be happy to do transfers.
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John Duresky
1898 Wedding photo
Hi, today at a Goodwill store in Scottsdale, AZ, I bought a picture of a wedding in a nice old frame. I removed the old cardboard backing, and on the back of the picture are three things. First, there is a wedding announcement I assume from a newspaper clipping for January 30, 1898 between C.W. Willis of Glenwood, and Lura J. Buchanan of Kirksville done in Queen City. I did some research and pretty easily found that those are all cities in Missouri, and then located their marriage certificate, and finally this site for Charles William Willis. Also on the back very nicely hand written are the following names who I am guessing are people in the wedding party. Bertha Williams, Sam Brightman, Anna Pollack, H. Mr. Foster (Iím guessing the H stands for Honorable), Julia McBeth, J (hard to make out) Montgomery, Bessie Link, Vida Jenkins, Lura Buchanan, Mr. McKinney, Pattie Ross, Ed Stauffer, Mary Northcutt, Bert Thornburg, Tillie McGinnis, Harrie Laughlin, Mamie Lorenz, Ella H (hard to make out), John Evans, Kate Carpenter, Julia Porter. Finally on the back printed it reads UNDER-GRADUATES FOR 1897 Ė ELEMENTARY CLASS (clearly these are not elementary class by modern definitions, so must have meant something different back then). Names printed are (ones in ALL CAPS are in the previous list as well. SAMíL C BRIGHTMAN, LURA BACHMAN, KATE CARPENTER, JOHN EVANS, C F Foster, Helen Greenwood, Ella Hannah, VIDA JENKINS, Bessie Link, MAYME (different first name spelling) LORENZ, HARRY (different first name spelling) LAUGHLIN, C D Mills, C F MCKINNEY (possibly same as Mr. McKinney prior list), JULIA MCBETH, J S MONTGOMERY (possibly same as J Montgomery in prior list), TILLIE MCGINNIS, Zoa McDowell, Clora Mairs, MAY (different first name spelling) NORTHCUTT, JULIA PORTER, ANNA POLLOCK (different LAST name spelling), PATTY (different first name spelling) ROSS, C F Stauffer, Wells Smith, W B THORNBURG (assume same as above Bert Thornburg), BERTHA WILLIAMS. If anyone would like a copy of the front and back of this photo please let me know. Also if anyone knows a direct descendant of either CHARLES WILLIAM WILLIS or LURA BUCHANAN, please let me know and Iíll be happy to send the framed picture to them. Nice to keep these things in the family. Regards, John Duresky
Added by John Duresky on Jul 13, 2017 8:07 PM
Re: Cora Bray Mather
Hi, I am related to Cora Bray Mather and looking for her obituary or Everett Mather's. Also, researching info on Cora's sisters' Halena "Hallie" Bray Graham and Lulu Bray Carris. I have their birth/death dates, but would appreciate any possible other information. Thank you much.
Added by Sue on Apr 11, 2017 7:54 PM
deanna french
FAG # 45571259nJosiah Kellogg C.W. Veteran
Good morning, May I use the photo that you contributed to the Memorial page for Josiah Kellogg, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? ( He was a Native Son of Vermont, and I would like to see him listed with many of his "old comrades"
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration
Added by deanna french on Feb 21, 2017 7:05 AM
S.A. Shipley
Malinda (Rhodes) Beeler Bolander # 42468748
I am trying to find information on William Bolender # 15161044...
His memorial reads that he was married to two (2) woman:
1. Malinda (Rhodes) Beeler Bolander # 42468748
2. Sarah (Mathews) Bolander # 15161033

I have him being married to two (2) woman also:
1. Sarah (Mathews) Bolander # 15161033
2. Harriet Sharp

Do you have any documents on Malinda (Rhodes) marrying William Bolender? I would appreciate any information... Thank you for your help in advance...

Shirley Shipley
# 48180487
Added by S.A. Shipley on Feb 08, 2017 10:31 PM
John McCullough
Nancy Gragg?
I there more to the story about Nancy Gragg's 1st husband? "Died looking for work"? How? From what? And "Buried in the woods"? In marked grave? Why, too broke for a plot????
Added by John McCullough on Oct 25, 2016 9:59 PM
deanna french
FAG Josiah Kellogg Monroe Co
I am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our old patriots that served in the Civil War,that had any ties to Vermont. Josiah kellogg is one such soldier, I am asking you if I may use the photo you contributed to his Find A Grave memorial, to post on Vermont's Civil War site? ( You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration,
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 26, 2016 8:24 PM
Joe Beeler
RE: Beeler/Moore
this reply is a little late, like 5 years but Elizabeth is still alive I saw her over the holidays. you can contact me at
I would be happy to assist you with your research. contact me using that email as I dont obviously check my find a grave messages often
Added by Joe Beeler on Jan 11, 2016 3:22 PM
Jean Wenke
Effie Hufford obit
I have an obit for Effie Hufford who was buried in Green Glade cemetery in Farmington, Iowa if you would like it. You can email me at and I will send to you.
Added by Jean Wenke on Nov 12, 2015 11:38 AM
Alan Smith
hattie livick blackburn
Would you transfer hattie to me i am working on the livick family her number is 38639747 and my Find A Grave 47213020 thank you.
Added by Alan Smith on Aug 20, 2015 9:13 PM
Shella Robertson

I see that you maintain multiple memorials for the Watkins family of Schuyler County, MO. Are you related?

Shella Robertson
Added by Shella Robertson on May 19, 2015 11:23 AM
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