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Lori Halfhide (#47407719)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I spend weekends visiting cemeteries and photographing the art and symbolism in them. I have put together PowerPoint programs on Tombstone Symbolism and other related topics that do for historical & genealogical societies and other interested groups. I run Tombstone Tales on Facebook, featuring photos from our cemetery trips.

I have been researching family history for almost twenty years and Cloud County Kansas history for over ten years now. I enjoy both! I researched the history of Blue Hill Kansas (Mitchell county ghost town) and wrote two books on it. I am a taphophile who enjoys spending time in quiet, country cemeteries.

I'm the mom of two wonderful sons - Kody (age 24) and Kasey (age 8). I have a great husband who goes along on my cemetery excursions and helps out when he can.

I love photography and scrapbooking as well.
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Wilda Dillion
Lori, I've just completed the Rantz family. I'm quoted as saying they have 15 kids. I'm not sure when I said that -- I've only got 14 for them. I've attached 12 to them. The Others are Martha born 19 August 1885, married Joseph Joel Legare. He was born 12 September 1886 in Kansas, died June 1966 and is buried in the Red Rose Cemetery, Waterford Township, Dakota County, MN with his 2nd wife. His memorial on Find A Grave contains his obit. I'm not sure where Martha died.

The last child is Addie born 9 May 1881, Married 1st - Louis Hubert 9 March 1876=22 September 1909, buried in St, Joseph Cemetery. She married 2nd Elmer Lounze. Manteno Cemetery has Addie RAntz Lownes 1882-1932 and Willard G. Lownes 1859-1945. I wasn't able to find any of these.

They are all yours now. I've got a lot of Baltazors to transfer. If you don't want an of these let me know, Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Mar 06, 2017 11:45 PM
Vernon Gibbons
Joshea Carter
Thank you for all the info I put it on Vernon.
Added by Vernon Gibbons on Mar 05, 2017 1:24 PM
Wilda Dillion
Lori, I just had my 91st birthday and I'm trying to get out of the genealogy business. Would you like some or all of the above transferred to you? Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on Feb 26, 2017 10:33 PM
Other question
You are more familiar with the Kansas area than I am since I do not live there any longer, but I'm looking for a cemetery in rural Jamestown.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Jamestown at Mitchell Rd and 28. There are a couple of cemeteries in Cloud County but I cannot find that location.
Can/would you assist in that name of the cemetery as on Find a Grave they only have Jamestown, or cloud county.
Added by Rainbow on Oct 17, 2016 4:07 PM
How sad about the family. Must have been huge news back then. Can't help but feel sorry for them all.
Added by Rainbow on Oct 16, 2016 4:49 PM
RE: Albert Tremblay
They are in my tree but distant. Grandfather of husband of 1st cousin 1x removed. Funny how wide the tree can get. We're probably all related from cloud county.
Added by Rainbow on Oct 16, 2016 4:47 PM
RE: Albert Tremblay
Do you have the articles from the family of 1922?
I can send them to you as I have typed a number of them out if you want. Just need your email
Added by Rainbow on Oct 16, 2016 4:27 PM
deanna french
Walnut Grove Civil War Veteran Quincy Honey
May I use the photo of Quincy Honey's monument to post on the Vermont Civil War site? ( You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 16, 2016 7:45 PM
Donna Bomberger Grippin
Oscar Robinson #143881285
Would you please add your photos on Evelyn Robinson's memorial to her spouse's memorial. Thanks.
Added by Donna Bomberger Grippin on Mar 18, 2015 4:11 PM
Family Searcher
Blue Hill, KS
Please tell me more about Blue Hill, KS. I can not find anything about it n line.

I may take a drive out that way some day soon before it gets cold.
Added by Family Searcher on Nov 01, 2014 11:15 AM
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