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Lindan S Caldwell (#47029293)
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Bio Photo Research and documentation of local history,local Civil War history,agriculture,and genealogy.Oregon & Howell County,Missouri Fulton,Marion,Lawrence
County,Arkansas. Contributor of much information published in the 6 Oregon County,Missouri books 2010-2016. Listed below.

Thayer Missouri Historical Society
Lindan Shann Caldwell
Founded October 29,2016
Also under TMHS is the Koshkonong Missouri Historical Society and the Thomasville Missouri Historical Society

Vice President of Oregon County Historical Society

Member of the South Central Missouri Genealogical & Historical Society (Howell County Missouri)
Oregon County History Book Volume I reprint now 700 pages $30.00
Readin,Writn,& Rithmatic also reprinted and available at
Growing Up Oregon County Bill Combs,2014 at 100 pages $10.00
These books are also for sale at the Alton Library,Hirsch Feed,Thayer,Oregon County Food Producers Co-op on the square in Alton,Aid's Flea Market on the square in West Plains. Mammoth Spring City Hall. Dragon's Gate Comics on Main Street in Mammoth Spring,Arkansas.

Historical Sketches Of The Warm Fork Hill Country
1973,reprint 2015.By Joe Senn & Dorys Ward
Sketches by Anita Caldwell Good history of the Mo / Arkansas state line area,Thayer,Mo & Mammoth Spring Arkansas

The Irish Wilderness by Mike Crawford
Reprint and additional information and color pictures. 150 pages,color,good quality book with area history. $20.00

Oregon County History: Memories Of World War II
Memories of Thayer,businesses,people,etc. By Max Evans, with extra's by Jenny Underwood,Marge Shipp,Phyllis Miller, Shann Caldwell,and others.100 very interesting pages, $10.00

Oregon County History,The Eleven Point River,Ferrys,Crossings,Mills,Billmore and Myrtle. By Marge Caldwell Shipp, Digital Editor: Jenny Underwood,many contributions and photographs by Lindan Shann Caldwell. and other contributors. Available Sept 2016 125 pages,new material not seen or written about before,great value for $10.00

Oregon County's 3 Flags By Lewis Simpson,available at the Food Co-Op in Alton,great source for early Oregon County History. Best early to 1900 history. $20.00

How to be polite and honorable to your fellow man and how to follow the law of the land.
By Lindan S Caldwell No Charge

Member South Central Missouri Genealogical Society

South Central Missouri-North Central Arkansas
Civil War Round Table

Member of Col John R Woodside Camp #203
Sons of Confederate Veterans
West Plains and Alton Mo
Qualifying Confederate Ancestor: Hicks Roy
Private Co C Wood's Missouri Cavalry

(Pvt Co 38 Ark Inf CSA,Pvt Wood's Missouri Cavalry CSA & Pvt Co K 2 US Union)
POW Little Rock,Rock Island,Illinois

Facebook: Col John R Woodside Camp 203

Commander Michael A Walters
Lt Comm Tilman Durham
Adjutant & Historian Lou Wehmer
Chaplain/Musician/Web Master Edwin L Woolsey
Color Bearer Jay V Cross
Past Comm Joe Cargill
Photographer Lindan S Caldwell

Granny Blue Day
Matilda Evans Blue
Ozarks Pioneer Woman
Nov 7 & 8,2014
Riverside Cemetery
Mammoth Spring,Arkansas
Thank you to the descendants from 5 states that came to honor Matilda,her family,and the Confederate men and women of the area.
Facebook: Lindan S Caldwell:Granny Blue album and Granny Blue Community
Youtube:Granny Blue Country Cemetery Celebration

Oct 7,2015 Mo S & T College Rolla,Geophysics class did GPR on the Granny Blue Farm Cemetery AKA Old George Martin Farm Cemetery. 29 graves were identified with 40 more possible graves plus the shallow grave depressions for a possible total of 100 graves. This historical project was funded by the Oregon County Historical Society,Col John R Woodside Camp 203 SCV,and private donations.
There will be Granny Blue Event in November 2017

Good websites:

Woodmen Of America Tree Markers

Military Hall Of Honor Arkansas Confederate pensions

Missouri soldiers database SOS site
Civil War records.

Missouri SOS,Death Certificates 1910-1964

Missouri Confederate pension applications
( 27,084 images

Dr George W Taylor medical examinations,8 pages,mostly Ozark County,Missouri

Union pension records
National Archives Form 85B

UDC United Daughters of Confederate Veterans
The Confederate Veteran magazine archives.
Compendium:Official Records Of The Civil War

My family lines:
Father:Thomas Darrell Caldwell
Maternal Grand Father;Almon Herbert Jones

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Jessie Walker #115590530 Plans to be buried there when her days are done.
I just got a messare from Mrs Walker about some of our Flynn Family. She is alive and I thought you should know. Thanks for all the good work you do.

I was wondering if you or someone you know might take a picture of the New sign and New fence at the Fryatt Cemetery. Can we keep a picture of the old one also?
Added by Judy on Mar 23, 2017 2:25 PM
Amos Jefferson Justice 16143882
Dear Sir,

You commented on the Findagrave page for the above mentioned person about his rank in the Civil War. By chance would you happen to have any further info regarding him? I am trying to find a picture of him especially. Please let me know if you have anything further.


Eddy Justice
Added by eajustice on Feb 09, 2017 12:29 PM
Garret Kremer-Wright
James Posey Woodside # 7143660
I read that you have my ancestor listed as having attended the Confederate reunion in Little Rock, do you have a document stating that? I do know, but don't have documentation, that he was at the Springfield, MO reunion in 1898 (I think). I do have him listed as being a Manager of the Confederate Veterans Home in Higginsville towards the end of his life. Thanks!
Added by Garret Kremer-Wright on Feb 07, 2017 2:01 PM
P Day
RE: Thomas Shelton Alsup #6383814
I am helping Gene Ledford, gr gr grandson of Thomas Shelton Alsup.

His e-mail is:

Thank you for responding to my e-mail. We are a genealogy group that meets once a week so am sorry took so long
Added by P Day on Feb 01, 2017 12:41 PM
Vanessa Callahan
Murder of James T. Butler
I am the great granddaughter of James T. Butler through his son Homer Butler then his son George who is my father. I wonder if you have any information on his murder. If so you can email me. Thanks so much for maintaining these records for those of us that trace our roots to the Ozarks. Vanessa Callahan.
Added by Vanessa Callahan on Jan 20, 2017 9:02 AM
P Day
Thomas Shelton Alsup #6383814
Do you have the original newspaper article dated 2012. I cannot get the entire article and would appreciate a copy.

Thank you for posting the information to Thomas Shelton's site.

Pat Day
Added by P Day on Jan 11, 2017 11:17 AM
Kelly Kirkpatrick
Janetta "Nettie" Wiggs Winn
Hello. My name is Kelly Kirkpatrick and Janetta "Nettie" Wiggs Winn is my 3rd Great Grandma. I saw that you had added a photo on her page showing 4 individuals. Can you let me know who the 4 people are?
Added by Kelly Kirkpatrick on Jan 07, 2017 10:35 PM
Gregory Laughlin
Feeder Pig Capitol of the World
I found your virtual cemetery entry for the Feeder Pig Capitol of the World on Find-a-Grave. My father, Robert Laughlin, and I had a feeder pig partnership back in the 1970s (it was really his business, but he gave me a share). Our farm was on Black River, about five miles north of Poplar Bluff. We sold pigs through the MFA Tele-Auction, first at a barn in Ellington, MO and then at a barn near Doniphan, MO. Unfortunately, my father contracted cancer in 1979 and died in 1980, ending our feeder pig business. He made a good living from feeder pigs during the last decade of his life, plus raised Black Angus cattle and row crops.

Thanks for creating the virtual cemetery.
Added by Gregory Laughlin on Feb 09, 2016 5:20 PM
Sandy Vandertol
Misuse of photo area # 21629809

Find a Grave, first and foremost a grave indexing database, reserves the photo section for images of the person's grave and a portrait of that person if available. That is the ideal usage of the photo section. Newspaper style article/obituary scans should not be posted, as indicated in the FAQs (although many people feel compelled to do so). Always use the bio area to transcribe any news article or obit item. They are far more suitable for listings. A great deal of our "complaint" email has to do with members upset that another member has added a scanned obit (or even death certificate) to memorials that they maintain. Others complain that the scanned images take photo slots away that could be used for grave and portrait photos. The Administration team is instructed to remove these items when notified and also when they run across them.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Oct 31, 2015 7:16 AM
Cheri Rupert Mattox
Theo. Upson
I haven't done a reprint of my book as of yet. My husband was ill for about 2 1/2 years so I am just now beginning to get back into my research etc. I am working on a second book of Company B. I don't have books left from the first printing. But please check with me again. I make get back to Company C again. Cheri
Added by Cheri Rupert Mattox on Sep 17, 2015 8:06 PM
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