Sadly, J. D. McConnell has passed away. Please consider visiting their Find A Grave memorial page and leaving some virtual flowers. Their enthusiasm for cemeteries and willingness to help future generations lives on through their contributions to Find A Grave.
As an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, I enjoy deer hunting most of all. Until my retirement, it got me away from the stressful demands of an understaffed but very active radio communications center of emergency and non emergency calls, surveillance cameras, alarm systems, police radios, computers and sometimes unreasonable grumpy people.
In my spare time, I'm a master taxidermist that specializes in whitetail deer and freshwater fish mounts. I also work with Buckmasters and Buckmasters Whitetail Trophy Records as a Regional Director and Master Scorer (Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). I've had the pleasure of measuring many world record whitetail deer antlers for the record books, RACK, and Buckmasters magazines. I'm writing a book on "Whitetail Trophies of Missouri" which I hope to publish sometime in the near future.
I became interested in genealogy a few short years ago through an uncle. Since then, I've discovered many interesting facts about our family members. Researching family history has become an enjoyable pastime. I'm interested in learning more about the tribes of McCONNELL, ALESHIRE, DICKERSON, VAUGHN, BARROW, BENNETT, CAMPBELL, FEEZELL, WRIGHT, WINKLE, MALLORY, TEFERTILLER, APPERSON and HEARST. To date, I've logged over 8,800 names to my family tree and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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