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Joyce Coker (#46776015)
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Listen more often to things than to beings
‘Tis the ancestor's breath when the fire's voice is heard
‘Tis the ancestor's breath in the voice of the waters.

Those who have died have never, never left
The dead are not under the earth
They are in the rustling trees
They are in the groaning woods
They are in the crying grass,
They are in the moaning rocks
The dead are not under the earth.

lyrics adapted from the poem by Birago Diop, music by Ysaye M. Barnwell
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Roy Watkins
Wondering if you are related to Roy's family. I knew him when I was a young girl and would like to connect with his family. I see that one of his sons is buried at Mt. Moriah where I have done lots of volunteer photos for Find A Grave. Can you connect me with any of his gr. children? Thanks
Added by Deberle on Jan 21, 2017 8:44 PM
Adruain Cato
Nathaniel Cato
Thanks for your help in solving the mystery of the deaths of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Cato in Hazelwood Cemetery

Adruain Cato
Added by Adruain Cato on Oct 06, 2016 3:05 AM
Mo Crawfish
RE: Will Allen, Fred Coker, Horace Duncan
Thank you. I appreciate any information you're able to provide.
Added by Mo Crawfish on Sep 20, 2016 7:35 AM
Mo Crawfish
Will Allen, Fred Coker, Horace Duncan
Hello Ms. Coker,
I'm researching the lives of the innocent victims of the horrific lynching in Springfield, Missouri in April 1906. I've noticed that you've left flowers for them and I'm hoping you won't mind answering a question or pointing me toward some research. I'm trying to figure out who Will Allen's parents were. Do you think it's possible that his father is Benjamin Franklin Allen, the stepson of King Coker?
Thank you in advance for any input.
Added by Mo Crawfish on Sep 07, 2016 11:16 AM
Judy Young
RE: cato
great got the obit and put on his page. Check it out. under the name Nathaniel Cato now.
Added by Judy Young on Jun 12, 2016 11:51 PM
Judy Young
RE: cato
Great that must prove it is not a child Cato but as I suspected her husband Nat Cato. I have not got the email you have my new addy
Added by Judy Young on Jun 12, 2016 10:59 PM
Judy Young
great, getting her if we could get one for this child, and I think there is an error and it is her husband....the death date goes along with the timing.
Added by Judy Young on Jun 12, 2016 5:11 PM
Judy Young
RE: Checking in
You too. Hope the research is paying off.

Do you get to the library much....I need an obit as there is a black lady buried in Hazelwood cem. and her husband was supposed to be buried in Spfld as well....U know sometimes we go by gut instinct, and cannot help but wonder if this person is wrong, and this may be her husband. You know a bunch of errors...suppose this her husband and because of poor records it was not known....have not got to library in a while, but if you do could you put photo of obit up or even a death notice.

here is the lady that looking for hubby.

and I have left this one on my messages and not deleted until get it done...but if you run into them then help.

Elizabeth Cato
Judy Thanks for your work, enjoyed finding Elizabeth Cato. On her pension application Elizabeth mentions that her husband Nathaniel died 2 April 1898 and is buried in Springfield Mo. Is there any chance that Nathaniel is buried at Hazelwood. I would like to connect him to his Father Wilson Sr who is buried at the confederate Cemetery in Alton Illinois.

Adruain Cato
Added by Judy Young on Jun 12, 2016 1:24 PM
Judy Young
Check this out, I just discovered that Ernest Leachman shows married to 2 women named Leona and I had the first wife confused with the second wife, they are fixed now. This because you sent me the information thought would look up...check....
Added by Judy Young on Oct 17, 2015 4:23 PM
Judy Young
RE: Earl Hogan
If you are removing them then need to have the information printed in bio with the source, and the date if available....that is not copy write...especially if you put more or less in own words....usually obits from papers are considered ok if the paper is sited as the source....the legality ends and outs of these things are a pain. So if you remove send me info in the edit field so that I can copy and paste to a bio.
Added by Judy Young on Oct 17, 2015 3:20 PM
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