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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Messages left for Nancy Meadows (2118)[Leave Message]
Karen Burns
RE: Summers cemetery
I sent a e-mail. I am the granddaughter of Arthur summers he grew up at Huntsville mo. He is the son of William Luther summers and luabelle taylor summers.We are looking for Jeremiah Summers grave.
Added by Karen Burns on Jun 23, 2017 4:22 PM
Nora Fleming
William M. Terrell, memorial 106362835
Nancy, first I want to thank you so much for the work you've done submitting all of these memorials. My ancestors are among them. I would like you to please edit the date of death for William M. Terrell, buried in The Terrell Cemetery in Howard County, Missouri. He died 10 October 1839 rather than in 1829. I have 3 sources to verify the year of death: 1) a Family Bible begun by William's wife Lydia and passed down to descendants, 2) the Last Will and Testament for William dated 10 July 1839 and presented in court on 21 October 1839, and 3) the fact that his and Lydia's last child was born in 1838.
I'd like to provide more of a biography for William, if I may. I'll work on that and will include the exact reference for his Last Will and Testament.
Again, thank you.
Nora Fleming
Added by Nora Fleming on Jun 21, 2017 11:47 AM
Karen Burns
RE: Summers cemetery
Thanks I sent email to you about my family. I will be up there over the 4 will go there. Thank you
Added by Karen Burns on Jun 18, 2017 1:51 PM
Karen Burns
Summers cemetery
Where is the location of the summers cemetery? I'm a summers relative and looking for family in that area. My grandfather was Arthur Summers from Huntsville MO. Would love to see this place over 4th of July while up there. Thank you
Added by Karen Burns on Jun 16, 2017 3:54 PM
Pj Sisseck
Turner Cemetery Markers
Thanks to Whomever pieced together those markers from the Turner Cemetery near Brunswick! I must confess to an OOPS! I sent an edit for Jonathan W Turner. I cannot prove his middle name was William.
Added by Pj Sisseck on Jun 12, 2017 10:55 PM
RE: Sweezers
Thanks again, Nancy!!
Have a GREAT summer!!!!
Added by PShannon on Jun 04, 2017 5:09 AM
Thanks so much the transfer of Cleo and Henry. So appreciated!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
Added by PShannon on Jun 02, 2017 3:48 PM
Debra Ojeda
RE: Minnie Oethel Finch 77517153
No I don't know about him.Sorry.
Added by Debra Ojeda on May 30, 2017 10:02 AM
Carolyn Van Doren
Amanda & Earl Steward
First thank you for you hard work.

Earnest and Amanda (my Great Aunt Mandy) are in Oak Wood Cemetery. You Listed Earnest Simpson Steward as their son which is correct. They also had a daughter Hazel who married a Murdock and divorced. She died in California in the veterans home. Hazel had been a WAVES and her husband was a sailor. Hazel was my second cousin. She had 2 daughters, Jane Ann Murdock and Bonnie Lou. I don't think Jane Ann married but Bonnie did. They are most likely still living.

Hope this helps.

Added by Carolyn Van Doren on May 26, 2017 3:51 PM
Jamie Talken
Thank you Nancy!
Hi Nancy!

Thank you for creating the page for Mr. Floyd White.

I am not family, however I've become involved in his story. In my free time I run a Facebook page called The Dog Tag Detective and I try and help reunite found military items with the Veteran or their next of kin.

My friends at the Missouri National Guard came into possession of an item from Mr. White's military service and passed it along to me to try and find a relative who might treasure the item. Sadly, Mr. White was an only child and had no children of his own, so I'm searching for distant relatives that might treasure the history of his service.

I feel that part of my job as "The Dog Tag Detective" is to tell the story of these sometimes "forgotten" Veterans so that their history may live on.

I sincerely appreciate that you are doing the same by photographing the graves of these Missouri Veterans, preserving this information for the future.

Most Respectfully,

Jamie Talken
Added by Jamie Talken on May 21, 2017 12:09 PM
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