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Lynn (#47138895)
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Bio Photo One of the best features of Find A Grave is that it provides a forum where years of genealogical research can be shared with others. Please let me know if you have additional biographical or statistical information for any of my memorials, as it is always welcome. The wealth of knowledge that others have sent to me through Find A Grave is astounding.

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L Moses
FAG memorial 36198879
Hi Lynn,
The Memorial number above will take you to Jason Goulding Parker who is buried in Worcester County, MA. His headstone reads that he was killed near New, Calhoun County, Illinois. He was with Co C of the 1st Regiment Missouri State Militia Infantry. Obviously, this intrigued the hell out of me so I have been trying to run him to ground and I have come up with more information that is amazing to me.
I cannot find him going through the records that the Missouri Secretary Of State has online for Civil War Soldiers so I have been going through individual records for the 1st Missouri. The US Park Service Civil War site has him so Missouri should too.
I have run him to ground on Ancestry. Com and this is where it gets fun. The 1860 Census for Calhoun shows a Jason Parker living in the home of Catherine Andrews who along with her husband Robert were one of the first settler families of Calhoun. Also in the 1860 household is Robert Morgan, the son of Moses P. and Mary Ann Andrews Morgan Russell who is also the mother of my great grandfather William Russell, (born 1847)!
I have often tried to run down Robert Morgan just to see what happened to William's half brother. I found him in Co G of the 10 MO Regiment Infantry Volunteers and listed as dying of disease April 17, 1862 in CALHOUN COUNTY! It would not surprise me to find Robert buried in an unmarked grave in either the Andrews Cemetery or the Minesinger/ Western Cemetery.
Draft records for St. Louis City show Jason being registered in the Fourth Ward of St. Louis, but unlike the Illinois records these do not show if the man was currently in the service when the register entry was made.
This is not the only finds I have made in this search. I found my Grandfather John Arnold's two uncles, Jacob and Nicholas, in the course of this project.
As for my project, my hope is to run down those men with any connection to the Civil War and Calhoun, i.e. the soldier was born there, lived there, signed up there, or died there. I have a lot of names of men who fit these categories and unfortunately died in the war, either in battle or by accident or by disease. These men need to be remembered because a lot of them came to rest in the national cemeteries in unmarked graves when the government moved them from temporary graves to their final resting places. My hope is to meet the challenge George Carpenter laid out in his Calhoun Is My Kingdom and present the American Legion Posts in the county with a list of graves in the county that are of veterans of the Civil War that qualify for an American Flag on Memorial Day but are unmarked as to the service they rendered. So far I have reviewed about 150,000 Illinois soldier's records.
Who were your relatives and what were their units?
I am finding that most of my Calhoun boys did not sign up alone. Where there is one there are usually more.

Best regards,

L. Moses

Added by L Moses on Jul 12, 2017 2:07 PM
Jim Bohn
RE: Clarice Mabel (nee Rupert) Vint Underwood
Thank you for all of the kind words in your recent message to me. I appreciate them and am encouraged by them. I have enjoyed working within Find A Grave over the years and providing good photographs.

Thank you for the detailed information on Clarice Mabel. I have no problem keeping the information as you have it currently. I was only going by what I could see visually and in the obits. However, I well know that newspaper obits can have incorrect information, so thank you for your through explanation. I will be happy to delete the requested edit.

I hope that you have a great day.
Added by Jim Bohn on Jul 10, 2017 2:48 PM
L Moses
RE: Emil Mielke 78847944
This is an absolutely great update on Pvt. Mielke's memorial!

I have been doing work on trying to run down all the men from Calhoun County who served in the Civil War. George Carpenter in his "Calhoun Is My Kingdom" history of the county in 1967 put up the challenge that there were about "500" men from Calhoun who served and left it at that. So far I've run down close to 400. My goal is to list their names, Calhoun origin and their final resting place, their units, rank, and dates of service. It is amazing stuff! Calhoun men were in the last major battle of the Civil War (Spanish Fort), also involved in the liberation of the last piece of the South still maintaining slaves, (Corpus Christi...think of the Juneteenth celebration) and J. George Ruckstahl, the man who recruited Company C of the 97th Regiment Illinois Infantry, went on to play a major role in Major League Baseball's Reserve Clause which in effect made indentured servants out of the players. I've even run across a young Corporal who was killed in action near News, Calhoun in 1864. He was from Massachusetts and his remains were returned to his parents who memorialized his death and its location on his tombstone. If you have any information in your files on "battles" in Calhoun I'd love to read it.

I have some questions and updates of memorials for you. When I have everything settled and done as far as I can take this project I'll send it to you so that I avoid putting you through the Chinese water torture of giving them to you bit by bit.

Again, Great Work on Pvt. Mielke!

Best regards,

L. Moses
Added by L Moses on Jul 05, 2017 11:37 AM
April N Wood
Thank you
I noticed I sent you a message quite some time ago asking if you knew my grandpa, Paul Stagner. I asked because you did such a great job writing his bio that I thought you must have known him. I really appreciate the work you've done with the memorials for the people I'm related to. I didn't bother to ask for a transfer because you've already done a fantastic job. Thanks for updating the edits I sent also. If I come across anything else, I'll send it your way.

Thanks again!
Added by April N Wood on Jun 28, 2017 6:09 PM
April N Wood
RE: Katie Crouch Ringering
William Arthur Benner
29 Oct 1945 - 8 Apr 1946
The death certificate says he was in St Louis Children's hospital for 2 months and 22 days. That is where he died. Poor baby. :(


Added by April N Wood on Jun 25, 2017 2:39 PM
April N Wood
Katie Crouch Ringering
I recently found the death certificate and grave of another son she had with her first husband, Arthur Benner. I suggested this edit to add them as his parents. I'm not sure if you wan to add this to the bio. I can provide the proof I found it you want to see it.
Thanks for all your work on here!

P.s. Katie is my great aunt.
April Hughes Wood
Added by April N Wood on Jun 25, 2017 12:29 PM
RE: Richmond Morris Hawkins
I found one census that said that. I didn't find the other. If this is hammered down. The rest is very well documented. Are you on Ancestry? Are you related to Richmond as well? If so, did you get your DNA tested? I would love to work with you on Ancestry. My email address is
Added by hawkinsgal on Jun 15, 2017 9:36 PM
Richmond Morris Hawkins
I see that you add the information about Richmond Morrison Hawkins. I am his great Granddaughter with his wife Alice Isabelle McGill Weideman Hawkins.

Amanda Hawkins daughter of Bobby Hawkins, Youngest son of John W Hawkins and Connie Ballard Hawkins, Son of Richmond and Alice Mc Gill.

I am wondering where your information came from? In my research, I am having a hard time confirming his parentage. So if you can let me know that will be wonderful. I know you must know something about this family because you have so much detail.

Again, Thank you,
Amanda Hawkins
Added by hawkinsgal on Jun 14, 2017 8:44 PM
L Moses
RE: Emil Mielke 78847944
Hi Lynn,
Yes, the headstone order form specifies Hardin Cemetery on it. I have a jpeg of the order form if that is of any use to you.

L. Moses
Added by L Moses on Jun 06, 2017 9:46 AM
L Moses
Emil Mielke 78847944
Hi Lynn,
I tried to leave a message earlier but my machine crashed or FindaGrave threw craps. In either case I've found an order for a headstone for Emil Mielke for his service in the Civil war. I ran to ground his service record with the 2nd Regiment, MO Light Artillery. According to the headstone order he died Sep 4, 1875. This all happened in the course of trying to run to ground John Mielke who is listed on the 1929 Roll of Honor for Illinois Veterans. Do you know if john and Emil were related?
L. Moses
Added by L Moses on Jun 05, 2017 12:01 PM
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