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Cathy Kessinger (#46997052)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Hi, my husband (Steve Patterson) and I are interested in our genealogy histories and enjoy the "detective process" of finding our ancestors. After unexpectedly finding images of my great-grandparents' tombstones on the web, I was thrilled - I'd never seen their tombstones before. This helped us to realize that documenting cemeteries on the web is a wonderful way to help other genealogists find their relatives. We enjoy this tremendously and have started planning our vacations around which cemeteries we want to visit.

I am leaning on the tombstone of Alpheus Osborn, my great-great-great grandfather who lived in Fairfax, Iowa.

If you are a close relation to any people that we have listed and would like us to transfer the memorial to you, please let us know. Be sure to include the CEMETERY NAME where they are located and your FAG MEMBERSHIP NUMBER!

Family names that we are interested in are:
Missouri, Polk County: McDaniel, Phipps.
Kansas, Cowley, Sedgwick, Sumner Counties: Kessinger, Cooper, Green, Brenton, Wilsey, Osborn.
Kansas, Rice County: Greenbank, Crawford, Wilsey.

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Robin Brooks Miller
Daniel & Susannah photos
Thanks so much for posting in printable size. Not too often do I see this! Thanks thanks!

Added by Robin Brooks Miller on Jun 07, 2017 6:17 AM
Anne Winters
Dana cemetery sign
Thank you for clearing that up!
Added by Anne Winters on May 25, 2017 12:42 PM
Anne Winters
Dana cemetery photo
I'm puzzled by the photo of the Dana cemetery sign. It appears to be the entrance to a cornfield. Were The headstones moved to a different area?
Added by Anne Winters on May 20, 2017 2:36 PM
Kevin B.
Memorial # 33501013
I have left some edits for you to review for Vera Keene. Thanks.
Added by Kevin B. on Apr 21, 2017 7:49 AM
George Del Monte
About Eliza Cecilia ?? McCoy #26577381
Cathy, I'm not sure why I'm paying so much attention to Eliza, but, nevertheless, I've stuck my nose into this: Since her Gravestone shows her name to be Eliza A. McCoy, yet her Find A Grave name is Eliza J. McCoy, could it be that the "J" is the first letter of her maiden name? I'm sure this is just a coincidence, but, since I dislike empty spaces, I habitually use JaneDoe for a female's last name as a placeholder in the absence of the real Maiden name (and similarly JohnDoe for a man's missing last name).

Best regards,

George Del Monte
Added by George Del Monte on Apr 16, 2017 12:13 PM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
RE: Jocie D. Byard
Thank you so very much. My sister is good friends with Jocie. I was shocked when I went to see if anyone had done her husbands page and seen her.
Thank you again.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Mar 28, 2017 6:43 AM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
Jocie D. Byard
Could you please take down the page on Jocie D. Byard. She is still alive. Thank you so very much. Her memorial # is 43688428.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Mar 22, 2017 8:18 AM
Bryan Anderson
RE: Abraham J. Endsley
Thank you!

It's my policy to properly cite where I got the photographs.

With warm regards,

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Mar 21, 2017 9:08 AM
Martha Rollins
Dear Cathy:

I do like the transfer. Thanks so much!

Kind regards,

Added by genealogygirl on Mar 20, 2017 7:56 AM
Bryan Anderson
Abraham J. Endsley
Dear Cathy,

I am researching my paternal grandfather's WWI army unit, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. According to documentation, Abraham J. Endsley was a member of this unit. This is confirmed by his gravestone.

I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with my project, but I want to eventually publish something. So, with your permission, I would like to use your photograph of the grave of Abraham J. Endsley (Find A Grave Memorial# 33500828). Please let me know if this would be acceptable.

Thank you, I appreciate your time.

With warm regards,

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Mar 08, 2017 2:08 PM
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