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linda woodruff (#47061571)
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My name is Linda
I have worked on my family genealogy for 34 years
I have enjoyed going to cemeteries and finding my
family.My health prevents me now. Thank goodness
for Find A Grave. I want to thank all the people
at findagrave for helping.
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Cathy Summers
Robert Francis (Miles) Summers
I have been looking into the life of this man who was adopted by Luke and Mary Ellen Summers in the Lexington, MO, (have an online record that gives this info) in 1895 through the Orphan Train procedures of that time. After visiting the Natl. Orphan Museum a few years ago. they recently sent me an email to check if I had any info on the Dillard family and Robert Francis (Miles) wife's maiden name. As a result I found your record on Effie May Dillard.

The Summers connection is my primary interest but any information you can share on either family would be helpful. Luke was living in Lafayette County, MO, where my Summers family lived. His father's name was Patrick Summers and Mother's name was Mary (don't know for sure her last name. I think either Luke's Mother or his wife was a Kearney. Patrick and my grgrgrandfather John were in MA at the same time, in PA at the same (have sons born in same areas within a couple years of each other); both born County Kilkenny in 1822 (1860 PA Census). Possible - they could be "Irish twins" (meaning they were born nine months apart but in the same year). They both show up in MO at same time - after the Civil War and settled in Lafayette County, MO.

My grgrgrandfather John was killed in a wagon accident in 1870 in Dover, MO, close to the home they were building and is buried in Old Catholic Cemetery in Lexington, MO. It was after that accident that Patrick appears to have left and I find his tombstone in the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Newton County, MO, and showing the birth date of 1822 in County Kilkenney and the death date of Mar 21, 1883.

If you have any information about the Summers side of this family, I would love to know more about Luke/Mary Ellen and Patrick/Mary.

On my trip to the Summers Family reunion in MO I tried to contact Robert Francis Summers Jr. a few years ago when I went to the Natl Orphan Museum off I70 north of Salina. Would love to be in touch with Robert and family.
Cathy Summers -
303-518-4920 cell
Added by Cathy Summers on Jan 02, 2017 11:47 AM
Duplicate Memorials
Just a friendly note to let you know you have created two duplicate memorials.

Helen Alderman find a grave # 109561580 and Frederick Alderman find a grave # 109561445 on April 26, 2013 at Seamans Cemetery Savona, Steuben County, New York.

The original memorials for them were recorded on find a grave July 3, 2010 several years before you created your memorials. Please be kind and delete your duplicates. Thank you.
Added by Lou on Aug 07, 2015 12:06 PM
Douglas Hines
Joel C Gray

Actually I need your help. I live in Howard Ks and I am tracing my wife’s family back to a Joel C. Gray, born in about 1862 in Indiana. He shows up on the 1910 census in Elk county Kansas and has a son Clarence Gray. Clarence is my wife’s grandfather. Clarence is also the Father of Ross gray whom you set up in findagrave. The problem is we have Joel’s middle name being Cephas or Ciefas, not Collins? We also expected him to be buried around Cowley or Butler county Kansas. Not Indiana. I do not find him in findagrave, but not all the cemeteries around Rock Kansas are online yet. I have our Joel being married to Sarah Jane “jennie” Gray.

Douglas Hines
Added by Douglas Hines on Jul 30, 2015 2:08 PM
Beth Bush
Crown Hill Cemetery
I am willing to find Charles Fletcher's stone but I need the section and lot number at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Added by Beth Bush on Jun 06, 2014 8:44 AM
david james
Please read my last message and respond.
Added by david james on Jan 17, 2014 9:35 AM
david james
Adeline Madison
I found a stone with Ataway Madison same dates and in space where Adeline is supposed to be. Is that same?person Dates are same Do you want this picture. I had to highlight to read stone because it is so warn and made of concrete material
Added by david james on Dec 31, 2013 3:20 PM
Ray Davidson
William T. "Bill" Fuqua
Linda: William is actually buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Stafford County, Kansas. I have placed a photo of his memorial on his site; with this information in case you are not able to update. I'm not a relative; simply, a person trying to get photos on as many Stafford Country gravesites as possible. Thank you for your previous work with Find A Grave. Ray Davidson
Added by Ray Davidson on Nov 05, 2012 5:48 PM
William C. Helvey
memorial transfer
Dear Linda: I would like to request transfer of memorial # 72074884, Myra Helvey Covington to me. She is my aunt. Thank you.....William Helvey
Added by William C. Helvey on Jun 08, 2012 8:25 AM
Mary V. [Johnson] Edgar
Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that your health is limiting your graving activities. I understand. I used to volunteer to photograph graves, but I'm now unable to do the amount of walking that it requires. "The Spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Right? God bless you, and please let me know if I can help.
Added by Mary V. [Johnson] Edgar on Jun 28, 2011 11:52 PM
Bobby Levi Seivert
James "Jimmy" Fields
I drove to the Curtis Cemetery yesterday but was unsuccessful in locating Jimmy's grave. There appears to be two 'somewhat' recent burials without headstones. One of them may be Jimmy's.
I ran out of daylight before I could walk the cemetery again, but will try another day soon.
Added by Bobby Levi Seivert on Mar 24, 2011 9:11 AM
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