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Ron "Ancestor Seeker" (#47387156)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Ronnie A. Rook, aka Ron "The Ancestor Seeker " started visiting cemeteries as a teenager and now 60 yrs. old it has continued to be a favorite recreation of mine. I have an unquenchable thirst for discovering the past. I am a member of several genealogy groups that I have made many friends sharing this common bond.
I was born in Memphis Tennessee and lived there for 52 years before moving to NW Arkansas and presently live in SW Missouri. While in Memphis I established myself as quite the historian for one of Memphis most famous cemeteries "Elmwood Cemetery", It is full of history such as a whole section dedicated to the Yellow Fever epidemic years ago, Civil War veterans, famous dignitaries and political leaders of Memphis past. Most important it is the final resting place for most of my families "The Rook's, The Abernathy's and The Leach's whom are buried there. Some of my ancestors were among the first to be buried in Elmwood back in the 1800's.All though I left Memphis several years ago I will always have my roots deep in the soil of the city built on the bluff of the mighty Mississippi River.
In 2002 I moved to NW Arkansas and made it my home until Jan. 1, 2012 when I moved to SW Missouri.I absolutely love the culture of all the little cities & towns surrounding where I live, each with it's own history to learn about. Being single and self-employed has afforded me the time to discover some of this areas rich history and backgrounds. I enjoy visiting different cemeteries and discovering what and who lies within each one. I pursue my hobby as a passionate quest to locate the graves and learn about our ancestral brothers and sisters that played a vital roll in our countries history. Each discovery is a reward within itself. This site is a reliable informative place for us all to gather information that can lead to the ancestors whom started our own heritage.
I gladly accept requests to research information or take photos of Memorial Markers for any member submissions in my area. Wishing everyone a blessed day and remember "never give up the search"
Ron "The Ancestor Seeker"
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J Patterson (Long)
RE: Margret Brown Birth-date Correction
Ron, can you correct the date in Margaret Brown's bio so it will match the DOB??


Added by J Patterson (Long) on Feb 24, 2013 1:17 PM
Kimberly (Salg) King
RE: Mary Royster
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I would love it if you could email the pic to me ~ thank you so very much. My email is
Thank you again ~ Kim King
Added by Kimberly (Salg) King on Jan 05, 2011 2:34 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
John A. Stockton, Co. C, 86th Illinois
Dear Mr. Rook, Thanks to You, I know I have the right man!!! I wasn't sure, but, see that military stone on his grave leaves little doubt. I knew I was never going to see that grave in person, but now Thanks To YOU, all can see a picture of his tombstone. Thanks for all you have done and for all that you will do in the future for Find A Grave. It is greatly appreciated!!! Sincerely, Baxter
P.S. Thanks, too, for the contact information at the cemetery. If will try and get in contact with them this week. Thanks, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Dec 12, 2010 5:57 PM
lotggle (Lonial Ellison)
RE: Appreciation
You are welcome any time that I can be of help let me know. Take care, may God bless you and your family.
Added by lotggle (Lonial Ellison) on Nov 28, 2010 5:53 PM
Ron "Ancestor Seeker"
Thank you so much Iris for transfering my brothers (William Franklin Rook Sr. #23188002) memorial site to me. You are very appreciated.
Ronnie A. Rook
Member #47387156
Added by Ron "Ancestor Seeker" on Nov 23, 2010 7:09 AM
Russ Keltner
RE: Gradtitude
You are welcome.

Any other photos needed in my area, just let me know............Maybe I can help again.
Added by Russ Keltner on Nov 26, 2010 10:41 PM
RE: William Franklin Rook Sr
I just transferred your brothers memorial to you. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. Iris
Added by Iris on Nov 22, 2010 7:36 PM
Patrick Whitney
RE: Appreciation
You are more than welcome. Had I looked a little further, I would have found out that your nephew Ronnie Wayne Rook was at Elmwood. I go to Elmwood all the time, so I would have no problem getting a photo of his tombstone for you.
Added by Patrick Whitney on Nov 24, 2010 9:38 PM

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