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swede (#47330563)
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Genealogy has been a topic of interest since college when a Kansas History course required either a term paper or a family history; the family history topic intrigued me more than any other random topic available.

Since that time, I have continued to search out my extended family as well as work closely with the Kinsley Public Library to document those early settlers of Kinsley and Edwards County, Kansas who moved west to grow up with the country.

Whenever possible, I have found obituaries to 'flesh-out' my family members as well as those early settlers.

This avocation is truly an enjoyable journey and I have been fortunate to meet some wonderful individuals along the way.

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Tania Hansen
Coon- Huntley Cemetery- Nassau, NY

Could you please provide me the directions to the Coon- Huntley Cemetery. I know it is on a farm that is on Coon Farm Rd but the Road appears to have been renamed at least on Google maps. I would like to go and visit the graves of my relatives.

Thank you,

Tania Hansen.
Added by Tania Hansen on Jul 04, 2017 4:13 PM
Mark Durfee
RE: Elias Hicks Durfee
There are census records for 1870 showing him living in Way e County,NY with wife Lucia and son Charles Hingis Durfee and daughter Eva. He dies in 1874 in Hansas at 45 almost 46 suggesting he didn't make the move west from NY until after 1879 but before 1874 but not 1861 considering he was in the Union army at that time .

Added by Mark Durfee on May 31, 2017 6:03 PM
Mark Durfee
RE: Elias Hicks Durfee
There are census records for 1870 showing him living in Way e County,NY and the. He dies in 1874.
Added by Mark Durfee on May 31, 2017 5:56 PM
Mark Durfee
Elias Hicks Durfee
How could Elias Hicks Durfee have an office in Kansas in 1861 when he was signed up for the draft in July of 1863 in Wayne County ,NY to fulfill the quota for the 24th Congressional District?

Mark Durfee
Added by Mark Durfee on May 29, 2017 11:34 AM
Tom Nelson
Mine all come from extreme southern Sweden - Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of Skåne län. Settled in Marquette, Kansas, about 8 miles down the road from Lindsborg.

Yes, the Mid-Continent genealogical library in Independence, MO has a circulating copy of this book. And one of my old grade school chums is the "head fred" at Elmwood. I think I'll zap him an email about the unnamed niches.

Thanks again,

Added by Tom Nelson on May 26, 2017 1:40 PM
Tom Nelson
Thanks Ed, and, yes, it does help. I was wondering if this book included the names of those who were inurned beneath the Kirkwook Chapel in Elmwood. But from this photo, it looks like a lot of the "niches" are not named and identified. Is it possible that Mr. McGee could be in one of these anonymous niches?

But you are saying that the Elmwood Crematory was a separate operation from the cemetery, right? And that families could have their loved ones cremated there and then be given the ashes to bury or dispose of elsewhere? If so, that is very interesting.

Thanks for your quick and helpful reply, Ed

Tom, whose parental grandparents left Sweden for America around the turn of the 20th century.
Added by Tom Nelson on May 26, 2017 11:52 AM
Tom Nelson
Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri
Good afternoon, Swede!

I noticed the flower which you left on this memorial and was wondering if you have access to any more inurnment data for others in this "columbarium". I am particularly interested in one "Walter McGee" whose death certificate indicates that his ashes might have been inurned in the same place. Could you please get back to me about this? I would really appreciate it!

Tom, a "Swede" who lives in Kansas City, MO
Added by Tom Nelson on May 24, 2017 2:44 PM
Nancy C.
Clarissa Amanda Cottrell Brownell
Thank you for posting the photo of my 2nd great grand aunt. Her mother was Mercy Palmer (1805-1829). I can't suggest an edit because Mercy is not on Find a Grave. Mercy died in Brookfield, Madison, New York.
Added by Nancy C. on Mar 14, 2017 10:42 PM
deanna french
FAG # 11475819 Frederick Niles
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for Frederick Niles, 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 Mar 02, 2017 10:14 PM
Lisa Schaefer
RE: Joseph T. Schubert
Thank you so much for your help.


Lisa Schaefer
Added by Lisa Schaefer on Feb 15, 2017 8:52 PM
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