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smarker (#47039676)
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Bio Photo Since 1990, I have researched my family's genealogy mainly to answer questions about my heritage. This research has led to research in other areas, usually about veterans of American wars, but also James Gang members and victims.

On Dad's side, I'm 3rd generation American born, no matter which branch is viewed. My father is half Slovenian (Smarker, Ferlich, & Oblak) and half German (Wolters, Yutton, Herman, & Armbruster).

On Mom's side (Fisher, Earley, Moss, Henson, Gordon, Taylor, Stewart, & Dougherty to name a few), my lineage goes back to colonial America allowing me to join a few societies of which I'm an active participant. These societies include the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Department of Missouri, Westport Camp #64), the General Society of the War of 1812 (the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Missouri, Captain Daniel Morgan Boone Chapter), the Sons of the American Revolution (Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution, Harry S. Truman Chapter), and the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City.

I enjoy the tranquility of cemeteries and have even gone as far as restoring small cemeteries (Hollingsworth, for one). I have many more photographs than what has been shared. It would take me a few years to get them all posted, therefore my main focus is on family followed by veterans of the American Revolution and War of 1812 buried in Missouri, and occasional additions of those whose time it was to be added just because and for whatever reason.

There is a possibility that I could relinquish control of a memorial and transfer it to you if you have a legitimately good reason. All you have to do is ask and explain. Please use the edit tab of the memorial and provide your findagrave number.

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Carole Lee Alexander
W. L. Silvey
Thank you for making a Memorial and taking a photo for W.L. Silvey. He is descended from one of my Alexanders. It is very nice to know he has a Marker. Carole Lee Alexander
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Feb 03, 2017 8:08 PM
Larry Leighton
Mount Moriah Photo Requests
Please consider contacting the cemetery to obtain the grave block and lot numbers. The cemetery is huge and there are over 200 photo requests...too many for the volunteers to research. You can send them to me on Find a Grave or update the memorial if you are the manager.
Added by Larry Leighton on Dec 17, 2016 1:57 PM
Prairie wind & her old salt/usnr
RE: Gilster

It was our pleasure,Glad we could help.

Added by Prairie wind & her old sa... on Aug 02, 2016 12:46 PM
J Wm Marshall
RE: Hardinger
Did you notice the ten year difference on his birth?
Added by J Wm Marshall on Jul 13, 2016 3:32 PM
Ellen Bogema
RE: Frank Smarker
Ignore previous message.....I got it fixed!!
Added by Ellen Bogema on Jul 10, 2016 10:29 AM
Ellen Bogema
RE: Frank Smarker
If you send me your email I will send you the photo rotated correctly. I had to take the picture that way as it was the only position that didn't have the glare of the sun on it. I have corrected it but since I deleted the other one from Find a grave, I now can't seem to find Frank on the website (duh!)

I'm sure you'll be able to add it yourself.
Sorry about the trouble; I"m not great at computer technology....I need my Granddaughter to help me! Ha!

Added by Ellen Bogema on Jul 10, 2016 10:07 AM
RE: Alberta Briggs
You are welcome. Yes you may use the photo.
Added by Har37x on May 29, 2016 4:46 PM
Walter Schley
RE: Dietzman
No problem in using my pictures. Walter
Added by Walter Schley on May 15, 2016 5:46 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Nancy Dorty
Disregard, wrong person...
Added by Linda Dukes on Mar 31, 2016 8:43 AM
B. Shockency
RE: LeRoy Lierle
No problem LeRoy!
Added by B. Shockency on Jan 04, 2016 8:19 PM
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