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Farm Girl from Mo. (#47142793)
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Bio Photo We have had an especially hard year this past year loosing some very loyal and lovable animals. May they all be together in a better place.
We lost our Australian Cattle dog, Blue Too, on April 6th, 2016. She was the best house dog, watch dog, varmint dog and cattle dog. I miss her so much since she kept me company when she wasn't needed elsewhere on the farm. She was my best buddy and the greatest THERAPY DOG. We also lost a very special Gelbvieh cow, Buttermilk, on April 16, 2016. She was so gentle that anyone could pet her. Our whole family will miss Blue Too and "Butters". We also had to let one of our good dogs, George, go on November 18, 2016. He was getting up there in years and had many health problems.

I love to receive edits especially those that link memorials together or add info. but there are a few memorials that I prefer to use HTML coding in the bio. area to do links to parents/spouse. Please do not ask me to use the family link option on these memorials.

Please do not post death certificates or obituaries as photos on memorials that I have created or manage. NOTE: Death certificates do not necessarily contain completely accurate information about the deceased. There are often errors regarding the final burial location (as well as other data).

FAG's Memorial Naming Conventions: Non-famous Memorials
1) If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.
2) Use a PERIOD after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.
3) Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field.
4) Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names in any Name Field.
5) Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.
How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?
The last name is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The maiden name is only for her maiden name.

And please make sure you are adding your photo to the correct memorial page!

PLEASE DO NOT ADD PHOTOS WITH "DATE STAMPS" and preferably without a WATERMARK (Your name), even though a watermark is allowed by FAG I just don't care for them.

I would PREFER to see photos of the whole stone not just a close up of it. If a close up is necessary to read the names & dates then that would be fine. Please take photos at a RIGHT ANGLE to the face of a stone so upright stones do not look like they are falling over. No shadows of body parts, etc. across the stone if at all possible and no reflections of the person taking the photo. No cemetery photos with cars or people in them make for a much nicer photograph. I would still like to continue to photograph all the stones in the La Plata cemetery, La Plata, Macon County, Missouri as a
tribute to my mother & a cousin who were both passionate family genealogist but are now deceased. Please give me the opportunity to do this little project myself. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
One U.S. farmer provides enough food and fiber for 154 people. Farm families make up about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet provide for themselves and the other 98 percent. The average age of a farmer is 58.3 years and continues to climb with fewer and fewer young farmers entering the business due to the high cost of land, machinery and other input costs as well as all the government regulations that are being imposed on them. Farmers work 365 days a year with no benefits. They have to pay for their own health insurance, dental bills, etc. and they don't get to take sick leave or have a paid vacation. Farming is only for those who love doing it!

In 1896 William Jennings Bryan said it best, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic, but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." As long as the North American farmer can supply our food at a price that allows us to spend the greatest part of our income for our cars and TV's and recreational items, our high standard of living can continue. But when our farmers can no longer produce our low-cost food, or when they have no economic incentive or ability to produce this food truly again, "the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the county."

Farmers are having their land, homes and livestock taken over and destroyed by large electric utility companies so they can build high voltage transmission lines across them. We are also losing our land to roads, urban & rural growth, etc. If this isn't stopped soon we may soon see mass starvation right here in the United States!
Despite recent news reports farmers do not set a price for their livestock, corn, soybeans or anything else they raise unless it is sold to another farmer privately. Farmers taking livestock to the sale barns or grain to a local elevator have to accept what ever someone else is willing to pay them! When we go to buy seed, fertilizer, tractors, cars or trucks, food, etc. we have to pay what others are asking for those items. Farmers do not pass the cost of land, taxes, feed or fuel on to anyone else!
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Leann Pelvit
RE: Duplicate memorials?
I can not delete the second one as I didn't create the other one. I have asked the original creator to delete it. Thank you
Added by Leann Pelvit on May 24, 2017 7:53 PM
Pam Witherow
RE: Must have been a typing error on this one.
You are welcome!! Been there, done that--still have fingers that "do their own thing!!" LOL

I have had a little time to just sit and do nothing but watch TV for a while, worked some on my laptop. Went to Candy Murray Phillips visitation tonight. Don't know if you are acquainted with her or her husband Tom, they lived at La Plata. She was in my sister's class and they went to college and shared living accommodations through those years with some of their other friends and one of her brothers was in my brothers class from 6th grade through high school--known the Murray's for many years. It seems like the good are dying younger and younger!! :-(

Know what you mean about mowing--one of many chores that keeps one busy!!!

"Line"--was hoping that it was not going through your farm after all--glad you are probably not going to have to deal with that now!! YAY!!!!!

I know I think I'm always busy with grand kids and cooking a noon meal for 4 men week days, but I think you've got me beat with all you do to help with the farming--YOU take care and take a few minutes now and then to "sit a spell!" :-)
Added by Pam Witherow on May 21, 2017 7:37 PM
Leslie (Bridges) Kohler
RE: Annie FOX - Memorial # 19428417
Hello again,

My typing Annie's name when I meant Cassie (Barbara Catherine) was just a mistake. Sorry about that.

I will be very interested to see what I can find out when I get home. If the 1st husband was not Annie's father, it opens up a whole can of worms about something that my deceased sister-in-law spoke of fairly often some years ago.

This dear sister-in-law of mine would sometimes get things into her head that were incorrect and then dwell on them. Several of these incorrect things are things that I have been able to prove were indeed incorrect.

She was convinced, however, that Annie's father was an employer of Cassie's when she was doing housework for a family in Kirksville, MO; and that, therefore, Annie would have been considered illegitimate.

On the other hand, I am in touch with some of Cassie's 1st husband's direct descendants who are convinced that she was indeed the child of the 1st husband, Willaim M. BROYLES.

We have intrigue here!

Added by Leslie (Bridges) Kohler on May 10, 2017 8:02 AM
Leslie (Bridges) Kohler
RE: Annie FOX - Memorial # 19428417
Hello again, Farm Girl.

First, let me say that the information I have is from Annie's daughter, Mary Catherine (Fox) Kohler, who was my mother-in-law.

Secondly, I had no idea of the year of Annie's divorce from her first husband.

Frustratingly, I am not at our home right now, so cannot check more thoroughly. But, I am thinking that I found something to corroborate the information the information that I received from my mother-in-law.

I sure hope I can remember to check; because if you are correct, I certainly need to change a lot of information in my database.

Thanks for your quick response,
Added by Leslie (Bridges) Kohler on May 09, 2017 9:56 PM
Leslie (Bridges) Kohler
Annie FOX - Memorial # 19428417

I would enjoy knowing why you show my husband's grandmother's maiden name as MILLER.

Annie was the child of William M. BROYLES, who was her mother's first husband.

Please let me know where you found her maiden name as MILLER.

Leslie (Bridges) Kohler

Added by Leslie (Bridges) Kohler on May 09, 2017 2:39 PM
Carmen Benner Chilson
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 141631647
A transfer is fine with me. I don't know how to do it so you'll have to do it yourself or tell me how. It's not about who has the memorial under their name it's about having the correct information for family and loved ones. Carmen
Added by Carmen Benner Chilson on May 08, 2017 7:32 PM
Edward Sloan
RE: Another photo needing removed.
Thanks...I am a newbe and did not know the ropes, I read the instructions, I took it off yesterday....

Added by Edward Sloan on May 05, 2017 10:17 PM
Kenneth Britton
that is a great one thanks for doing this and posting it so I can copy it to my files.
Added by Kenneth Britton on May 03, 2017 4:00 PM
John Seiling
RE: I'm still a little confused on this one.
Thanks for your information.
Added by John Seiling on May 03, 2017 1:15 PM
John Seiling
RE: I'm still a little confused on this one.
Thanks for that information. I hadn't traced the county boundary line changes. I know that there was a lot of changing boundaries and creation of new counties as the population grew. Glad to know that Thomas and John were brothers.

It's too bad we don't have grave stones to help us with the dates, etc.

Do you have record of a William Murphy?
Added by John Seiling on May 03, 2017 10:13 AM
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