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Devastated Land Owner in NEMO. (#47142793)
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Bio Photo We have had an especially hard year this past year loosing some very loyal and lovable animals. May they all be together in a better place.
We lost our Australian Cattle dog, Blue Too, on April 6th, 2016. She was the best house dog, watch dog, varmit dog and cattle dog. I miss her so much since she kept me company when she wasn't needed elsewhere on the farm. She was my best buddy and the greatest THERAPY DOG. We also lost a very special Gelbvieh cow, Buttermilk, on April 16, 2016. She was so gentle that anyone could pet her. Our whole family will miss Blue Too and "Butters". We also had to let one of our good dogs, George, go on November 18, 2016. He was getting up there in years and had many health problems.

I love to receive edits especially those that link memorials together or add info. but there are a few memorials that I prefer to use HTML coding in the bio. area to do links to parents/spouse. Please do not ask me to use the family link option on these memorials.

Please do not post death certificates or obituaries as photos on memorials that I have created or manage. NOTE: Death certificates do not necessarily contain completely accurate information about the deceased. There are often errors regarding the final burial location (as well as other data).

FAG's Memorial Naming Conventions: Non-famous Memorials
1) If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.
2) Use a PERIOD after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.
3) Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field.
4) Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names in any Name Field.
5) Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.
How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?
The last name is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The maiden name is only for her maiden name.

And please make sure you are adding your photo to the correct memorial page!

PLEASE DO NOT ADD PHOTOS WITH "DATE STAMPS" and preferably without a WATERMARK (Your name), even though a watermark is allowed by FAG I just don't care for them.

I would PREFER to see photos of the whole stone not just a close up of it. If a close up is necessary to read the names & dates then that would be fine. Please take photos at a RIGHT ANGLE to the face of a stone so upright stones do not look like they are falling over. No shadows of body parts, etc. across the stone if at all possible and no reflections of the person taking the photo. No cemetery photos with cars or people in them make for a much nicer photograph. I would still like to continue to photograph all the stones in the La Plata cemetery, La Plata, Macon County, Missouri as a
tribute to my mother & a cousin who were both passionate family genealogist but are now deceased. Please give me the opportunity to do this little project myself. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
One U.S. farmer provides enough food and fiber for 154 people. Farm families make up about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet provide for themselves and the other 98 percent. The average age of a farmer is 58.3 years and continues to climb with fewer and fewer young farmers entering the business due to the high cost of land, machinery and other input costs as well as all the government regulations that are being imposed on them. Farmers work 365 days a year with no benifits. They have to pay for their own health insurance, dental bills, etc. and they don't get to take sick leave or have a paid vacation. Farming is only for those who love doing it!

In 1896 William Jennings Bryan said it best, "Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic, but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." As long as the North American farmer can supply our food at a price that allows us to spend the greatest part of our income for our cars and TV's and recreational items, our high standard of living can continue. But when our farmers can no longer produce our low-cost food, or when they have no economic incentive or ability to produce this food truly again, "the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the county."

Farmers are having their land, homes and livestock taken over and destroyed by large electric utility companies so they can build high voltage transmission lines across them. We are also losing our land to roads, urban & rural growth, etc. If this isn't stopped soon we may soon see mass starvation right here in the United States!
Dispite recent news reports farmers do not set a price for their livestock, corn, soybeans or anything else they raise unless it is sold to another farmer privately. Farmers taking livestock to the sale barns or grain to a local elevator have to accept what ever someone else is willing to pay them! When we go to buy seed, fertilizer, tractors, cars or trucks, food, etc. we have to pay what others are asking for those items. Farmers do not pass the cost of land, taxes, feed or fuel on to anyone else!
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Sue Lapp
The photos for Aubrey Pierce is very much appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Feb 01, 2017 2:14 PM
RE: Reyner
I will keep an eye out for information re Queene as I continue my research. So far as I know, Reyner is not a part of my family tree; however, I found out that my grandmotherís birth and death records show her middle given name was Reyner. No living members of my family nor my extended family had ever known that. So, if you ever find a Reyner connection to Minnie Reyner Spears Allen, please keep me in mind. I do know that Edwin Dagg Reynerís daughters Minnie and Pearl were lifelong friends of my great grandmother and great grandfather, Ralph Reed Spears and Jessie Ferguson Spears since I have Jessieís diaries for the last 10 years of her life. Many thanks to you for sending edits to the Lamartine, LaVerne, Myrtle links. I do believe together we were able to fill in a few very small missing pieces to the genealogical tree of life.
Added by GeneQuest on Jan 18, 2017 4:17 PM
RE: Reyner
Yes, I do believe he is their son because the 1910 Census for Canton Ward 1, Stark, Ohio lists:
Lamertine Reyner, 59 Head b. in Ohio
Queen E. Reyner, 47 Wife b. in Missouri
Luverne C. Reyner, 20 Son b. in Illinois & working as a machinist for the railroad.

The 1919 City Directory also listed him as a "mach" in Milwaukee when Queene was living with him as a widow. It makes sense to me that Queene would have gone to live with her son because, at least as late as 1932, she is still identifying herself as the widow of Lambartine C.

Also, I believe Myrtle shown on their shared gravestone may be Luverne's wife but haven't looked for any documentation on that.
I don't think the different spellings we are finding from record to record (LuVerne/Luverne and Lamertine/Lamartine/Lamartier) are disqualifying.
Added by GeneQuest on Jan 18, 2017 2:09 PM
RE: Reyner
Oh my - your Holmes/Roberts family tree is amazing. As for Queene, have you seen the Colleen Moore family tree on Ancestry? Apparently Queene moved to Milwaukee, WI and lived with her son Luverne as a widow. The CM family tree cites its sources for the following information as U. S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1919
Reyner, Queene (wid Lamertine) h. 3224 St. Paul Ave with Reyner, Lu Verne C. at the same address.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932
Reyner, Queene E. (wid Lamartine C.) h. 2024 N 57th with Reyner, Lucile E. clk Wis Tel Co at the same address. Several lines above is: Reyner, Luverne C. (Myrtle) h. 2034A N 6th.

I've scanned both the 1919 & the 1932 Directory entries. Please let me know if you'd like me to email them to you. I haven't been able to trace Queene anytime after 1932.

Good luck in your search for Queene.

Added by GeneQuest on Jan 18, 2017 10:41 AM
RE: Reyner
You have been so helpful and I believe we may have unraveled the "Lamartier" mystery. The handwriting on the 1850 Census was so difficult to read that the typist may have also mistyped it.
There is a 1910 Census for Canton Ward 1, Stark, Ohio that shows a Lamartine Reyner, then about 59 and married to Queene E. (Holmes) Reyner. His father's birthplace is listed as Pennsylvania and his mother's birthplace is listed as Delaware. This matches parents John and Mary Reyner.
FYI, there is a findagrave memorial for Lamartine C. Reyner, #41959343, with a burial in Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois. In addition to the daughter Edna listed on the gravestone, he also apparently had a son named Luverne Charlton Reyner.
Please let me know if you agree this may be our "Lamartier".
Added by GeneQuest on Jan 17, 2017 5:20 PM
RE: Reyner
Just double-checked the typed Census info and it shows the spelling as Lamartier. Sorry I missed the "r" initially, but glad you questioned the spelling.
Added by GeneQuest on Jan 17, 2017 11:54 AM
RE: Reyner
The 1850 Census information is for the Township of Colerain, County of Belmont, in Ohio. The handwriting is difficult to read, but the typed index information shows: Lamatier I will go back to the Census and see if I can get a clearer image of the handwriting.
BTW, the creator of Edwin's memorial said he'd "connect" Edwin to his parents later today. Thanks again for all of your help.

Added by GeneQuest on Jan 17, 2017 11:38 AM
RE: Reyner
OK, thanks. Hopefully, all of the info will come together at some point. The creator of Edwin Dagg Reyner's page got the Guest spelling from "the 1930 Michigan Death Cert. for Edwin Daggs Reyner." Now there's an "s" on Dagg . . . ?
According to the 1850 Census, 3 sons are listed: Edwin D. Reyner, b. 1842; Henry G. Reyner, b. 1845 & Lamatier Reyner, b. 1848. All were born in Ohio. I believe you already know of son William Hughes Reyner, b. 1850 in Ohio. That is my only source of this information.
Thanks for all of your help.

Added by GeneQuest on Jan 17, 2017 10:29 AM
RE: Reyner
Hello again,
Thank you for the info from the La Plata cemetery records re the spelling of Mary's maiden name. I will check with the creator of Edwin Dagg Reyner's findagrave memorial page as to the source of his information for the Guest spelling and will let you know if I find out anything. It is common for spelling differences of names to occur over the years and may vary from record to record, i.e., Reyner/Reynor and Guest/Gest.
Of more interest to me is the omission of the family's first son, Edwin Dagg Reyner, #156864030, on the family's findagrave memorial pages. He is listed in the 1850 Census (Ohio, Belmont, Colerain) along with his brothers Henry G. and Lamatier and his parents John and Mary Reyner. I presume that John and Mary's youngest son William Hughes was born in 1850 after the census was taken. Would you be willing to include Edwin on his parents' memorial pages? Thank you for your assistance.
Added by GeneQuest on Jan 17, 2017 7:34 AM
Pam Witherow
RE: Elmira Ann (Dennis) Fisher #164119901
Excellent idea!! Done!!! I found in a "tree" on Ancestry that they were married in 1856--probably close so I put that as the date in the edit link. If you find something more appropriate please let me know. Thanks for the suggestion!!!
Added by Pam Witherow on Jan 15, 2017 10:52 AM
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