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Martha Yager (#47102375)
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Bio Photo I started out just responding to photo requests for Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence, Missouri. The cemetery was established by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in 1904.

I found myself walking up and down the same rows over and over hunting names. I then decided I would take a certain section, record the names, come home and check to see if they were listed. If not, I would go back and get a picture.

Then I found out that Jackson County Genealogical Society published a book in 1997, with the cemetery assisting with information, which I could purchase.

So now I am taking a section at a time and in some cases re-doing my photos.

I am happy to transfer memorials to family; just let me know. Plus, my photos are for public use should you wish to copy them.

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melvin taylor
James draper
I was looking for a obit, around 12/29/1989 I independence mo for a James draper thank you
My e-mail is
Added by melvin taylor on Mar 04, 2017 5:55 PM
melvin taylor
James Draper
Hi I'm a friend of the family, James draper's sister patricia passed in oct 2016 in Oneida ny, I was woundering if he had any family, kids wife ( girlfriend I have heard ginger mentioned. This would be so helpful, JAmes mom ( marge ) I KNEW VERY WELL I was at marges house the night the police called and said they found james in his car. any leads please e-mail me
is there a paper I could get any info from maybe a obit
Added by melvin taylor on Mar 01, 2017 7:27 PM
Barbara Brow49437
RE: Mae E Harder Turnbow #94226187
Thank you, Martha. Appreciate all the work you know. I known how time consuming and confusing it can be at times.
Added by Barbara Brow49437 on Feb 20, 2017 2:22 PM
Barbara Brow49437
Mae E Harder Turnbow #94226187
Mae was my aunt's aunt. Her given name was actually Mary Elizabeth - Mae was a nickname that she went by. I'm working on the Harder side of my aunt's family for her children and grandchildren to have a record of in the future.

I'm confused about the calculated age that appears on Mae's memorial. Is that the age that was recorded in the cemetery records? If so, it's off a bit. I calculated that she was actually 28yrs 4mo 12 da, based on her birthdate which I know to be correct.

Just thought perhaps you might want to check it out.

Lot owner: H Harder was her father, Hudson Race Harder, and William Turnbow was Mae's husband. Not sure which of them owned the lot for sure.
Added by Barbara Brow49437 on Feb 19, 2017 11:41 AM
Christopher Ware
RE: Ruth E Paris
Thanks for helping me getting it connected right! ;)
Added by Christopher Ware on Feb 05, 2017 6:27 PM
Christopher Ware
RE: Ruth E Paris
Ruth, sorry...I think that was a glitch with the site. I was trying to connect her parents and her husband's memorial # was in the field. When I clicked the submit button, I got an error stating that she was already connected to that person as her spouse, so I had to delete the number from the field to submit the edit for her parents. Please add her parents, but keep her husband as is. :)
Added by Christopher Ware on Feb 05, 2017 10:31 AM
RE: Photo
Thank you so much!!
Added by Marie on Dec 29, 2016 11:44 AM
David Striley
RE: Ulysses Elmer Pennell.
Thank you for the making correction, Martha. Happy New Year!
Added by David Striley on Dec 29, 2016 8:53 AM
May I use your photo of the grave of Frances Josephine Trowbridge on
Added by Marie on Dec 25, 2016 3:13 PM
I forgot to tell you that I have seen your name on Find A Grave for many years. Your name appears on memorials for many of my relatives.

I admire your work. Bless you for all you do.
Added by Janet on Nov 18, 2016 9:53 PM
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