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Linda Dukes (#46842176)
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Bio Photo Please do not use the "LEAVE A PUBLIC MESSAGE" for Edits, there are Edit tabs for that...PLEASE use the EDIT TABS for each individual memorial-If you do not use the edit tab, you may be deleted without a response. THANK YOU

DO NOT write essays, paragraphs/personal beliefs/hate notes/love notes ETC ETC in the token section of a memorial, it is for a "token", flower, flag ETC
If you have some information regarding the individual, you should USE THE EDIT TAB !!!, So the owner of the memorial can add the appropriate information.


Let me repeat that for those of you who may have difficulty reading english...



My main focus has been on Benton County Missouri, because my father's people settled there in 1859, and married into many different families; Carleton, Parker, Blankenship, Slinker, Cook, Haase, Hunter, Briggs, Carpenter, Delozier, Boring, McMillin, VanHoozer, Chastain, Crouch, Mayhugh etc. They also brought a few different families with them in a wagon train, including; Hurt, Graham, VanHoozer, Sellers, Parker, Cate/Cates etc...
Before running water, you needed to live near water. Most of the small Cemeteries near water were "moved" by the Corps of Engineers.
In preperation for the Kaysinger Dam Project, later called Truman Dam
Moved is a loose term, a cousin and friend who we will call Mr Chastain told me in 2009 when he was younger, and still living in Benton Co MO. He watched the Carleton Family Cemetery being "moved" They used a large flat bed truck and a couple guys with shovels, they would lift the headstone onto the back of the truck, and scoop one shovel full of dirt and throw it on the stone, then onto the next. NO bodies were ever moved...I am pretty sure this true for a lot of small family Cemeteries...
Back in the day, headstones were a luxury that few could afford, many field stones were used, Wooden markers, that rotted away, or Cedar Trees now long dead...but that burial would be lost within a few generations, as people moved away etc.

Quality, not quantity...

additions and or corrections always welcome

**I do not respond to negativity**

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Dido Elizabeth Belle
I am fascinated to discover your record of the last resting place for Dido Elizabeth Belle. I am very interested in her, as I descend from another of Sir John Lindsay's illegitimate daughters - Eliza Lindsay.
I am wondering what is your interest in Dido?
I can supply what I know.
Kind regards
Added by CNormand on Jul 23, 2017 12:03 PM
Bob and Jan Woltz
RE: Trapp Cemetery
We have not gone to this cemetery. We had planned to on the trip to southern Indiana, from which we just returned. However, it is on private property, so you have to get permission from the owner of the house back the lane. We didn't take time to do that this trip.
Added by Bob and Jan Woltz on Jul 20, 2017 3:43 PM
RE: paris family

1823 N Blue Mills Rd
Independence, Missouri 64058
Phone (816) 796-8600
Status Today 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

i believe is the address and website. are you kin to the paris family? my mother was peggy I Paris. married to Charles Randolph Ward. I'd love to hear from you Thanks.
Robert Ward
Added by ROBERT WARD on Jul 18, 2017 10:15 AM
Dan Little
Albert Henry "Jack" Cook
I believe you entered the record for this man who died in 1983 in Tulsa. The cemetery is incorrect. He is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa... Not Oaklawn as stated. I discussed the matter with Oaklawn yesterday, and confirmed with Memorial Park tday. He is at Section 9/662/4. All the dates/ family members match. Obit follows. I am hoping you can correct. Thanks & feel free to add the following

Obituary ~ Services Set Today For Retired Fire Firefighter / Graveside services for Albert Henry Cook, 95, believed to be the oldest retired firefighter are scheduled at 1 PM Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home, Cook died Friday. In 1918, Cook delivered the last team of horses used by the TFD to the railroad station where the animals were shipped to Kansas City. The selling of this team made Tulsa the fist City west of the Mississippi to be a motorized fire department. He was one of the founders of the Tulsa Firefighters Credit Union. Cook was a Charter Member of the IAFF L-176. Survivors include wife Mabel, and sister Ella Harvey, of Springfield, MO. TW 7/5/1983

Added by Dan Little on Jul 12, 2017 2:15 PM
janelle warden
Jesse Hunt Margaret Hale
I just found this cemetery while looking up Hunts. Who is Jesse Hunt born 1830 and wife Margaret born 1841? What relation to Jesse Hunt and Margaret hale married July 1833 in Wash. Co. I have looked for years for the latter couple.
Added by janelle warden on Jul 12, 2017 12:21 PM
Rebecca Good
Parents of John Salter Frost
I am a great-great-granddaughter of John Salter Frost. His son, Henry Clino Frost, was my great-grandfather. Henry Clino Frost's son, Arch Frost, was my grandfather. According to all the information I have seen regarding the family genealogy, John Salter Frost's father was Joseph Sheafe Frost and his mother was Sarah Wooster Farnham, daughter of Sally Wooster and Enoch Farnham. Joseph Sheafe Frost and Sarah Wooster Farnham divorced (see Frost V. Frost, 17 N. H. 251), and she married Joseph H. Smith and lived in Quebec, Canada. Joseph Sheafe Frost was the son of George Frost and Abigail Bell.

Rebecca Good
Added by Rebecca Good on Jul 12, 2017 9:33 AM
Bob and Jan Woltz
Trapp Cemetery
We will be visiting southern Indiana next week (July 18-21). You created a memorial for Hezekiah Woltz in the Trapp Cemetery in Washington County. Hezekiah was a brother of my 3-great grandfather George Woltz. Are you familiar with the cemetery? If so, is it accessible by car? My email is Thanks!
Added by Bob and Jan Woltz on Jul 11, 2017 3:06 PM
Bazeles Butcher
I believe you have incorrect info on this person. Bazeles wife Martha Jane Oliver is the daughter of Archibald Oliver and Mary Polly Sweeney. I am descendant of Elias Butcher. If I can offer any info on the Butcher or Oliver families please let me know. My email is
Added by Marg on Jul 06, 2017 11:42 AM
Bonnie Ward Williamson
George Lewis Edwards Memorial# 156676078
I have already suggested a link of George Lewis Edwards to his parents, Henry and Malvina (Cox) Edwards, on the edit tab as required. This is NOT an edit request, simply a random act of kindness.

We are identifying unmarked graves in Mount Olive Cemetery, Doniphan Co., KS. The memorials I have added for George's parents contains added information from cemetery and funeral home records which may be of interest to you.

Added by Bonnie Ward Williamson on Jun 19, 2017 12:57 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Wagoner John Dukes, Co. K, 86th Illinois
Thanks for the info on John and his parents. What else can you tell me about him and his children. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Jun 17, 2017 3:35 PM
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