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Cathy Kessinger (#46997052)
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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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Jayne Flippin Mitchell
Thanks for the update on Absolom Holman. Jayne
Added by Jayne Flippin Mitchell on Jan 31, 2017 11:38 AM
Richard Squire Denniss 1852-1939
Hi Cathy,

Greetings from England! I've just come across your photo of the grave of Richard Squire Denniss, 1852-1939, which you've shown as being in Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville, Weld County, CO. The plot reference is Row 7, Lot 65, Space 6.

Do you have any background on this person? I have a 3x great grandfather named William Denniss, who married a Frances Squire. There are many descendants in the Denniss family who all used the middle name "Squire", including a family who I believe emigrated to the USA in about 1872/3. If you have any information it would be great to hear from you.

Kind regards, Jane
Added by JaneyH on Jan 16, 2017 2:10 PM
Kathy Kiehn Gates
Earl O. Robbins #30533354
Hi Cathy - In doing a little sleuthing for my friend I ran across this marker and found an answer we had been looking for. I believe you will find that this headstone is for two people.
Orville Robbins 1826-1896 (father of)
Earl Orville Robbins 1853-1888
Which would explain the 35 year old described on the stone with birth and death dates of 70 year old!
Let me know if you need more information. Thank you for posting this - you helped us solve a mystery.
Added by Kathy Kiehn Gates on Jan 10, 2017 3:44 PM
Rae Patterson
RE: Mary L. Scott (#174154198)
Dear Cathy,
I am deeply sorry for my mistakes, I will remove #174154198. Yes she was my Great Grandmother. Thank you for letting me know.

Rae Patterson
Added by Rae Patterson on Dec 21, 2016 3:41 AM
Marie and Bruce Newell
Robert Barton Salt #30533488
Hi Cathy,
We respectfully request permission to use Robert's cemetery marker photo in our online tree. Robert is Marie's cousin and the photo will make a great addition.

Thanks for your consideration.

Marie and Bruce Newell
Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Nov 25, 2016 9:35 AM
Families Forever
Catherine (Engle) Hendrixson #37256759

Thank you for creating and caring for my great-mother's memorial. Also THANK YOU for transferring her site to me!

In Appreciation -- Jan Enfield
Added by Families Forever on Nov 07, 2016 6:52 AM
Families Forever
Memorial# 37256759 Catherine (Engle) Hendrixson
Cathy, I would like to request the transfer of my great-grandmother, Catherine Hendrixson Memorial# 37256759 in Lodiana Cemetery.

I appreciate the consideration of this request.

Added by Families Forever on Oct 29, 2016 5:11 PM
Aaron Jones
RE: Brenton sponsorships
Cathy: And thank you for building and maintaining the memorials! Yes, I think we are cousins.
I'm descended from Rose Ardella Brenton, daughter of John's brother William Brenton and Lucinda Hogan. Aaron
Added by Aaron Jones on Sep 12, 2016 6:45 PM
Wayne & Janet Brawner
Connie and Carrie Hukle
Good to see you again. Thank you for the transfers on Carrie and Connie Hukle. I did see another tonight and I maybe will request that memorial from you as well. Again as before Thank You so very much for your assistance you have given. Thank You Wayne Brawner
Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Sep 02, 2016 11:27 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Mrs Martha J Landon Rosecrans
Thanks so much for the beautiful photo!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Aug 14, 2016 12:26 PM
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