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Brian (#46966868)
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Bio Photo I am a native son of Kansas plus a husband and father. I am also a writer, taphophile and amateur historian involving Kansas history, one-room schoolhouses, old houses and ghost towns.
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Charles Purvis
Goebel edits
You sent me requests for two Goebel/Holsapple edits.

I did not see them before I had already transferred ownership of those memorials to a family member.

One edit looked strange in that it added a female spouse to a woman who already had a male spouse and shared a marker with him, so I probably would have asked for clarification anyway.
Added by Charles Purvis on Aug 02, 2017 8:55 PM
Adams Cemetery
I thought it was school district land, too, as my mother showed me a document that said the land was donated to the district by several people including my great great grandfather Green (Greenberry) Sweezer. He was married to Eliza Gentry, hence, Thomas Gentry's burial there. I'd take it over but I am not physically capable by my self. Do you know who the land owners are?
Added by murphree on Apr 05, 2016 7:10 AM
Adams Cemetery
I wanted to thank you for the photo of Adams Cemetery where Thomas Gentry (a great great great uncle) is buried. My mother LaJean Murphree tried to get the city or county to clean up that cemetery and keep the graves marked since there are Civil War veterans buried there. She died in 2005. I wonder if you have visited this site recently?
Added by murphree on Mar 25, 2016 11:34 AM
Sutherlands in Oak Hill
Hi Brian-

I am so excited to see your memorials for the Sutherlands in Oak Hill Cem. Do you recall, if the large marker for Samuel Sutherland (#86333917), has all 4 of the family names on it - His, two sons Samuel and Rezin, and a daughter in law Annie Goodhue Sutherland? All four are buried in Sec 2, and I wonder if all 4 share a marker. From the photos, it is clear that the two brothers, Samuel and Rezin, do share a marker. But I am not sure if this is a shared marker with their father Samuel.

Thank you so much for any information you are able to provide. I will submit some info thru the edit tabs.

Edmonds, WA
Added by Tami on Apr 18, 2015 12:02 PM
Vero DiSpirito
Howdy, Tumblr friend!

Finally took a moment to look you up now that Find A Grave is running once more.

Took the liberty of adding you as a friend.

Pleasure meeting you, Brian.

Keep up the great work.

Vero DiSpirito
Added by Vero DiSpirito on Jun 24, 2014 3:35 PM
Christina (Cade) Cathledge
Missing relative
Hi Brian, you have helped me before in finding my 4xs great grandfather's grave. I couldn't figure out how to send a request to find his wife so I figured I'd ask on here. I don't know if she was buried next to him or not, I'm assuming she was. Her name was Martha Anna (Harsh/Hirsh)Cade. Her husband, who you found for me, was Josephus Cade, buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.

Sorry I don't know how to make a link.
Added by Christina (Cade) Cathledg... on Dec 13, 2012 12:13 AM
Jo Williams
Annie Breeze
I sent a message but for some reason it was filtered by Findagrave to make sure it was proper. I would definitely like her memorial too. When you get the other message, you will understand why they are of interest to me.

Jo Williams
Added by Jo Williams on Sep 21, 2012 6:38 PM
Jo Williams
Thomas Breeze

Thank you so much for transferring Thomas Breeze to me. I will add the cemetery, his wife Annie and family information as soon as I can.

Jo Williams
Added by Jo Williams on Sep 21, 2012 5:24 PM
Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
RE: Leo Beuerman
Thank you so much for finding him. The photos just make his page, they are great. Thanks also for making the pages for his parents!!
Added by Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle on Sep 06, 2012 6:42 PM
Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
RE: Leo Beuerman
Someone sent me a note that they could not find the grave, that he was not listed. I know that he is there in Oak Hill though. There are many spellings for his last name, it could be under something different than Beuerman. Thanks for contacting me!
Added by Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle on Sep 06, 2012 4:20 PM
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