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Jerry D (#47330020)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I have been doing this since Feb 2011, and it is amazing how one can get so focused on the past and totally get carried away. Depending on who I am researching at the time, sometimes I feel like I am right there in that time zone and feeling their presence. Weird huh!!!!

I am kicking myself for not asking more questions when I was younger and all the history was still alive to answer the questions.

The Son of Mildred Louise (Knight) Parrish (1920-2009) and Martin Hamilton "Bill" McGimpsey (1910 1968).

Louise is the daughter of Augustine "Gus" Hahn Knight (18871967) & Vivian Luella Evans (18971988)

Augustine "Gus" Hahn Knight is the son of Nathan Francis Knight (18381919) & Maria Louisa Carlton (18481937)

Vivan Evans Knight is the daughter of William H Evans b.1860 & Nancy A Evans b.1871

My father is Martin Hamilton "Bill" McGimpsey (1910 1968) is the son of:
Henry James McGimpsey 1829 1907
Elizabeth "Eliza" "Liza" Hamilton 1829 1866

Emmett Parrish was my step-dad and is the Son of Benjamin "Ben" Harrison (Parish) Parrish (18891949) & Judie Jude Juda Judy Lee McGuire (18891964)

(NOTE) Depending on who wrote the names down, Parrish was spelled both ways, with one R and with two Rs. Also as PErish & PErrish as well.

Also note, Jude's name was spelled as Judie, Jude, Juda and Judy again, depending on who wrote the name down as well as what mood she was in that day. She was also "older" than Ben and didn't want anyone to know it!

I went to Stoutland School, Stoutland, Camden, Missouri, USA, from 1953 to 1963 and then moved to Independence/Kansas City Missouri area and attended Truman High School.

If anyone wants a memorial transferred to them, please let me know because as a relative or close friend can always do a much better memorial than someone not related. I try to do the best I can with each memorial and that is what takes me so long, the research.

Also please note, You may use any of the pictures I upload to Find A Grave as long as they are used respectful. I upload them to share with the family's and friends and I am happy when you can find them useful. I just ask that you please acknowledge who took the picture, whether it is one I took or someone else has taken.

Note: when taking and posting pictures of headstones, please make sure you get a good picture, they deserve it. If you can hardly read it, no one else can read it as well. Everyone will thank you!
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Melissa J Jones Lombardo
Leota lucile brawley
Sorry that was supposed to say would you please remove yours not yourself. My phone thinks it knows that I want to say
Added by Melissa J Jones Lombardo on Dec 15, 2016 6:35 PM
Melissa J Jones Lombardo
Leota Lucile brawley
I was wanting to know why you created a memorial for my mom when I already created one for her. Would you please remove yourself thank you and merry Christmas
Added by Melissa J Jones Lombardo on Dec 15, 2016 6:32 PM
Betty Glazier Whipple
Henery Whipple
Hi, I would be interested in having grave site # 99043638 - Henery Whipple. He is my husbands Great Uncle. Thank you for the time and effort of making this site. Betty Glazier Whipple - # 48282210.
Added by Betty Glazier Whipple on Nov 11, 2016 11:19 AM
Robert Poe
transfer of memorial
Would you be willing to transfer the memorials for Robert Poe and Vincelia Poe 34315701 to me?

They are my parents.

Thank you so very much,
Robb Poe
Added by Robert Poe on Oct 21, 2016 1:28 PM
Jori Linton
Jess Andrew Linton
Hi there -
I was wondering if I may have my uncle Jess Andrew Linton's memorial transferred to me. I would appreciate it if it is at all possible.

Thank for your time,
Jori Linton
Added by Jori Linton on Sep 27, 2016 12:24 PM
Traci Parish
RE: Thomas Lee Parish
Thank you. I wish they could have said who's who
Added by Traci Parish on Apr 28, 2016 11:14 PM
Traci Parish
Thomas Lee Parish
Do you know which kid is which on the photo of Thomas Lee Parish? My great-grandfather is one of the kids but I don't know which one. I'm assuming he's the one standing up behind grandpa Thomas Lee but I'm not sure. If you can help I would appreciate that

Traci Parish
great-great granddaughter of Thomas Lee Parish
Added by Traci Parish on Apr 28, 2016 12:49 PM
Linda P Johnson
Memorial# 98894397 - Bertha F Rogers
Hello: I was looking at your note about Bertha Florence Rogers-Miller-Sowersby. Rogers is her maiden name, she first married Earnest Ray Miller, and then married Clyde A Sowersby. There is another memorial in Thomas Cemetery already for her it is # 88855631.

I just wanted to let you know...

Added by Linda P Johnson on Jan 31, 2016 10:16 PM
Ruth Kelley
Brett Alan Mayfield
I notice that you had Alan's death 8 Feb 1959 that is his birth he is still alive and living in Springfield. Alan is the Grandson of Ova "Art" Kelley Congressional Medal Honor recipient from Wright County.
Added by Ruth Kelley on Dec 08, 2015 5:58 PM
Jerry and Roger
Ethel Lulu Sumner Riley, # 146363905
Hi Jerry, I volunteer locally where I live and just uploaded memorials tonight for an Ethel Lulu Sumner Riley and her spouse Marion Dale Riley at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, CA. I have linked her to her parents which you manage, James Mathew Sumner and Martha Ellen Snyder. Not sure if you are related but I thought you might like to know. Best regards, Jerry Hughes
Added by Jerry and Roger on May 11, 2015 10:32 PM
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