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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial.

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Kindness & patience are virtues - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can. ***I cannot guarantee edits sent to me. I accept edits as long as it doesn't change information at which time I try to confirm the information before accepting.

A special THANK YOU to those who visit my parents. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me! I miss them very much. They were great parents & friends!:

✿✿~~ My beloved Parents:
My father & my hero James Robert Hoffman and my beautiful, wonderful mother Alice 'Elaine' (Cain) Hoffman~~✿✿

After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were destroyed for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 of the older Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month or death date may be interment date and "NOTE" is often funeral home/interment date. I am also going through old funeral home records in an effort to fill in some blanks in these old cemeteries.

*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. (I used a spreadsheet on this one & many duplicates were not caught)
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. Please note that many of the dates appear to be off a year. Be creative in your searches with spelling as well.

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman

"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." ~ The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995

"What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well." Unknown

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
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, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
~ Author Unknown
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Les Varner
Finally found you
Les V
Added by Les Varner on Sep 09, 2017 9:17 PM
John H. Walker Jr.
transfer request
Would you consider transferring the Chas and Mollie Owens memorials to me? Mollie "Walker" Owens was my 2nd great aunt. Doing research on the KC Walker family.
John H. Walker Jr.
Added by John H. Walker Jr. on Sep 09, 2017 2:02 PM
rachel paine
Thank you so much!

Added by kathy on Sep 08, 2017 12:35 PM
Rachel Paine
I was wonder if you would transfer Rachel Paine memorial over to me. Rachel was my great great aunt. #141511824
Added by kathy on Sep 06, 2017 9:00 PM
Highland Park KCK
Hey thanks for all your Highland Park Entries- I work there and it's a great help! If you ever want to look up records or anything, feel free to stop by the office!
Added by cemeterygeek on Aug 31, 2017 8:17 AM
Jessie B Fluke Hovey Memorial # 94699084

I'm currently working on the Hovey Family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska and discovered a discrepancy with between two different women with the name Jessie Fluke Hovey who were born just a year apart.

My Jessie B Fluke Hovey was a daughter of Henry Fluke and Elizabeth Tracy. She and her twin sister Bessie were born November 17th, 1876 in Jefferson County, Iowa. My Jessie was married to Ford Edwin Hovey in Brown County, Kansas on April 30th, 1901. Their son was Henry Azel Hovey who was born June 3rd, 1903 in Horton, Kansas. My Jessie passed away on December 28th, 1959.

Your Jessie Hovey was born March 20th, 1877 with the maiden name of Bragg in Iowa and passed away on November 15th, 1969 in Lawrence, Kansas. Jessie Mae Bragg was the daughter of Wirt/Wert Bragg and Nancy Love. She was married to William Alvin Hovey in 1898. Their daughter Lucille Jessie Hovey was born in May 5th, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas.

If you could remove Henry Fluke and Elizabeth Tracy Fluke as Jessie Mae Bragg Fluke's parents I would appreciate it very much. I have tried to find memorials for her parents Wirt Bragg and Nancy Love Bragg but nothing comes up.

Wirt and Nancy were living in Wyandotte, Wyandotte County, Kansas per the 1930 Census. They were in their late 70's at the time and they disappear after that year. I don't know if Mount Hope cemetery in "KCK" is completely recorded for Find A Grave so I'm unsure if there is a possibility that Jessie Mae Bragg Fluke's parents are buried there.

Your help sorting out the women with the name Jessie Hovey is greatly appreciated.

Added by KDQ on Aug 28, 2017 8:39 PM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
HUGS to you!

Lovely getting your note. He would be very very proud of all of the wonderful work you are doing down here. Much of what you have done will live on forever helping many. Thanks once again!
Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Aug 22, 2017 3:36 PM
Hazel Reed
No Headstone next to William Reed
Added by Patty on Aug 21, 2017 3:21 PM
Diane Payne
Thank you!
Again thank you for all your work. Because of you I have found many family members. There are a few people that continue to be a mystery for me. Would you keep your eye out for Nettie May Washington (Pope) born 1875 -died after 1942. Her husband Beverly Washington born 1868 - died after 1940.

Thanks again!!!
Added by Diane Payne on Aug 13, 2017 1:35 PM
RE: Sadie L Watson
That George Lashbrook is her son by her first husband (she married a first cousin, by the name of Lashbrook. SIGHH)

I searched that newspaper again, and allowing for errors in OCR, etc. I found nothing more either.
Added by Carol on Aug 07, 2017 3:21 PM
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