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Lynn (#47138895)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 22 days
Penny Jackson
Estelle Cotton Rowen Mortz Jackson
You have that her husband Wash died in 1939. He didn't die until 2004. So they must have divorced and she just listed herself as widowed. Seemed to be the thing to do back then to say widowed instead of divorced.

Added by Penny Jackson on Aug 27, 2016 4:18 PM

RE: Larry Clendenny
You did that today? I had those articles and didn't even think to send them to you. Thanks for all your hard work.

Added by Cheryl on Aug 23, 2016 6:36 PM

RE: Larry Clendenny
You're welcome, I was comparing any Clendenny burial in F.A.G. Calhoun county against my family tree and Genealogy Trails where my cousin has been contributing. Trying to sync everything. Insanity at it's finest.
Thanks for updating today.

Added by Cheryl on Aug 23, 2016 6:26 PM

L Moses
Pvt. David Moses
Find a grave memorial 57978815

Hi Lynn,

In the memorial for David you have Jesse Moses listed as his father. This is wrong. Jesse and his wife, Emiline Sarah Putney, were the parents of Orinda and the Uncle and Aunt of David. David's parents were Joseph Moses and Mary Piper of Epsom, NH.

Thanks for all the work you do!

L D Moses

Added by L Moses on Aug 23, 2016 1:10 PM

Penny Jackson
Estelle Cotton Rowen Mortz Jackson
Hi Lynn,
Estelle Find A Grave #44305381, is my Great aunt. She was my grandpa Hernander Cotton's sister. She was born to David Bruce Cotton and Dora Young Cotton.
In 1908 her parents divorced, David had abandoned his wife and children so Dora filed for divorce. In 1909 James Calvin Coggins and Mary Francis "Fannie" Davis Coggins (Hernander and Estelle's great great grand parents through Dora) petitioned the court to adopt the two siblings because Dora had left them with their gggrandparents, taking only their baby brother Oscar with her. There her brother and Estelles name was actually changed to Coggins. Even though when grown Hernander changed it back to Cotton. However on Estelle's marriage license to Wash Rowen it list her as Coggins.
The W C Coggins you found them living with in 1920 was their great uncle and still their gggrandmother. James had died just a couple years prior. Estelle only ever had the one child Henry Hernander Rowen. Estelle and my Grandfather were very close even though they lived far apart. If you could transfer her to me so I can update her story.

Added by Penny Jackson on Aug 03, 2016 11:37 PM

Jim Bohn
Mary Scrogham

Your kind words and encouragement mean so much to me and makes all the efforts that all of the Find A Grave's do worthwhile. Thank you for the updates to Mary's memorial that you provided.


Added by Jim Bohn on Aug 03, 2016 7:43 PM

RE: Phoebe M. Baldwin Kaegi
Yes, that is correct!! I did mis-speak when I said they were brothers!! Opps! I do have both of their families genealogy if you are intersted? Thanks

Added by Gibbens/Gaeta on Aug 01, 2016 8:20 PM

RE: Caroline Brannam Dewey
Thank you for checking,

Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 31, 2016 6:13 PM

Donna Erdie
Kratzer family
Samuel Sr., Samuel and Stella Skora-Kratzer are my uncle his wife and their son, I was wondering if you can transfer their find a grave memorials to me.
Samuel Sr. 100419946
Samuel Jr. 100420048
Stella 100419946

thank you

Added by Donna Erdie on Jul 29, 2016 11:56 AM

RE: Caroline Brannam Dewey

Thank you very much for all that you have done.

I am still looking for the rest of Caroline's family.

Her father Absalom Brannam is listed in the 1840 Census of Hamburg in Calhoun County.
It lists:
Males under 5-(This would be her brother Charles)
Males 30 thru 39 - 1 ( her Father Absalom )
Females 10 thru 14 - 2
Females 15 thru 19 - 2
Females 30 thru 39 - 1 ( her mother Mary )

There are three females that I have not located yet.

If you happen to come across any more Brannon,Brannam or Branham names that might be part of this family, please send me a message

Al Brannon

Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 25, 2016 8:04 AM

Rosalie H. Kaufman
RE: Harold and Peggy Hanbaum
You wrote beautiful memorials for Peggy & Harold! I thank you very much!!!! Thanks for reading her Mom's memorial that I composed. If I come up with something more, I will get back to you! Rosalie

Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Jul 24, 2016 8:42 AM

Caroline Brannam Dewey
Thank you for posting the large amount of information about my ancestor Caroline Brannam Dewey.
(Our family name has been spelled Several different ways in various records )

You said that she is buried in the Hardin cemetery but no headstone could be located. Do recall what record you found that says she is buried in the Hardin Cemetery?

I am planning a trip to Calhoun County to visit the graves of my ancestors and would like to collect as much information as I can before my trip.

Sincere thanks,

Al Brannon

Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 23, 2016 6:23 PM

Rosalie H. Kaufman
RE: Harold Hanbaum #100961879
Thank you for your note. I can't wait to read the bio on Harold. As for "Peggy", I was going to research her today. Lillian "Peggy"'s maiden name IS O'Neal/O'Neil, as stated on Harold's death certificate. It is NOT Schwab. Harold & Peggy visited us every summer with their only child David. They visited her Mom & step-dad down the street. My Dad was their caretaker. She went by Peggy, never Lillian. Her middle name might have been Margaret? Do not know. I will research her today. Things are falling into place. Will get back with you. Thanks a million for writing. Rosalie ~MI ~

Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Jul 23, 2016 3:07 PM

Phyllis Huddleston
Johan Peter Lohofener Family
Thank you Lynn for all of the work you have done on the Lohofener family. They are my grandfather's half-sister and extended family. I have not had much information about them until I read all of the lengthy background information on them. I truly appreciate being able to find my Grandfather's genealogy and history. I remember visiting Mary and Fred Lohofener and John and Violet Lohofner as a small child. Howevever, I never knew they were Grandpa's kin -- and my mother did not tell me much about them. Thank you so much for your diligent work in documenting their history.

Phyllis Wilson Huddleston
Find A Grave Member #48440608

Added by Phyllis Huddleston on Jul 23, 2016 1:59 PM

Shirley Wadell
RE: August Weber
You're very welcome!!
thanks, Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 23, 2016 10:41 AM

Brian Brinkman
RE: notes on Harold Lane 150345863
Thanks for your speedy reply! I figured the only people who would have much information would be Melvin's family. I spoke with Wanda Warner by phone a couple of times and was impressed by the different perspective she provided on Harold Lane. Melvin was much older (born 1903) than his half-brother (my grandfather, Dave Lane, born 1922), and from what my mom says, Melvin was more scholarly and precise. It is probably safe to say he knew his father better than the younger kids did. Granddad Dave was a fun-loving, hands-on guy, and he knew Ronnie. But my grandfather and his sister seemed to have no interest in genealogy, and by the time I was old enough to ask much about it, their answers, even about Harold, were pretty vague.

I must've made a typo on my great-grandma (Marguerite's) listing, so I'll fix that now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Glad to meet you on here!

Added by Brian Brinkman on Jul 20, 2016 1:12 PM

Brian Brinkman
notes on Harold Lane 150345863
Hi Lynn,
While researching my one of my great-grandfathers, Harold Lane, I came across his Find A Grave page. On it, I read a more complete account of his final days than I had ever heard. My granddad (Dave Lane) never really said what killed his dad. Given the level of detail (hypertension final six years of his life), I wondered if you knew the family or had obtained old medical records. No matter what, I appreciate the time you took in creating his record.

I would submit the following correction: His 2nd wife, my great-grandmother Marguerite Lucy Lane (nee Storms)died in September 1984, at the age of 93.

Brian Brinkman

Added by Brian Brinkman on Jul 19, 2016 3:44 PM

Shirley Wadell
RE: Nicholas Mehlen
You're very welcome!!
Thanks, Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 18, 2016 4:00 PM

RE: Obituary for Myrtle Johnson
Thank you for all your help, you are a wonderful person and may God Bless you, Linda

Added by LINDA BUTERBAUGH on Jul 18, 2016 12:36 PM

A. Foiles
RE: Luella Foiles
Hi Lynn,

Thank you for your message about Luella/Ella Foiles. That solves a mystery for me: whatever happened to Ella Foiles?

I've put together some of the info I have and I think it is quite a puzzle. Whose grave is it??

Here is what I have so far:

Luella Cloninger Foiles

1870 Census
Luella is 4 yrs old and living with her parents Thomas and Nancy Cloninger. Her name is written “Julia.”

1880 Marriage Certificate
Luella and John Foiles get married. He is 19. She is 14 according to the previous and next census, but they list her age as 16 on the marriage certificate. Their parents are all listed which is how I know she is the same person as “Julia” in the 1870 census.

1880 Census
This is interesting! In the 1880 Census, John Foiles/Sarah Defoor (John Foiles’ parents and Luella Cloninger’s in-laws) and Columbus and Mary Foiles live next door to each other! Luella is already married and lives with her in-laws and Ella is living with her parents. Luella was born about 1866, Ella was born about 1868. Wow. So, we know they aren’t the same person.
Another Luella Foiles
1870 Census
A Luella Foiles is listed who was born in 1868. She is the daughter of Henry V. and Parthena Foiles. She also lives in Calhoun Illinois.
The previously mentioned Ella Foiles
1880 Census
Ella, daughter of Columbus and Mary is listed as being born about 1868. So, she is the same age as Henry and Parthenia’s Luella.
Harriett Estella Foiles
To complicate matters further, there was also a Harriett Estella Foiles born in Calhoun Co. in 1868 as well, referred to as Stella and Ella at times. She married John Bunch.

Well, it is a puzzle. IF the birth date (1865) on the grave stone is correct, that leans towards it being Luella Cloninger Foiles’ grave as she was born in about 1866 and Ella was born in about 1868. …How bizarre that they would live next door to each other and die the same year. …With one Luella Foiles, one Luella Cloninger Foiles, one Ella Foiles, and one Stella/Ella Foiles all born within two years of each other, no wonder info is mixed up!

PS: Grandchildren of Luella Cloninger Foiles report that she died soon after her third child was born. Her third child was born in about 1884. If that is correct and the date on the grave is correct (1883) that leans toward it being Ella Foiles' grave.

Best regards,
A. Foiles

ps: Do you have a link to Ella Foiles obit?

Added by A. Foiles on Jul 17, 2016 3:51 PM

Myrtle M. Johnson
Hello, my name is Linda and Myrtle was my grandmothers sister. Here is her family.


Her parents were Alonzo Wilson & Minnie Myrtle (Hendrickson) Wilson

Alonzo born Aug. 2 1873 Grand Chain, Pulaski, Illinois
Died Feb. 20, 1926 Bradford, White County, Arkansas

Minnie born Feb. 8, 1879 Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois
Died Oct. 23, 1924 Bradford, White County, Arkansas

She had 9 brothers and sisters =

Johnny Wilson birth 1894 Clay County, Arkansas = died about 1910 Bradford, White County, Arkansas

Myra Ellen (Wilson) Myers, Yates birth Oct. 12, 1896 Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas
Died March 29, 1970 Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Grace Lee (Wilson) Truitt Birth Feb. 23, 1899 Arkansas
Died Dec. 3, 1980 Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington

Morse E. Wilson birth abt. 1901 Missouri, USA Died Unknown

Earlene M. Wilson birth June 1, 1904 Bradford, White County, Arkansas
Died Nov. 1969 Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Myrtle M. (Wilson) Johnson birth Dec. 19, 1906 Died March 16, 1983

Thelma Irene (Wilson) Desmarais birth Feb. 17, 1908 Little Rock, Arkansas
Died April 5, 2003 Washington, USA

Louise Emma (Wilson) Immel birth Sept. 7, 1912 Bradford, White County, Arkansas
Died Feb. 20, 1965 Fair Oaks, Cross County, Arkansas

Mary Fledra Augustus (Wilson) Ferguson, Weech birth Jan. 13, 1917 Arkanasa
Died Nov. 15, 1988 Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

Fred Willard Wilson birth July 21, 1919 Bradford, White County, Arkansas
Died Aug. 28, 2014 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

We are looking for any children or family of Myrtle’s. My e-mail address is LBRBKK@AOL.COM

Added by LINDA BUTERBAUGH on Jul 12, 2016 1:26 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
I wish I knew the stories. I did find an article regarding a suit his wife filed regarding his death and some others.

Added by MiaReaA on Jul 08, 2016 6:50 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
I wish I knew the stories. I did find an article regarding a suit his wife filed regarding his death and some others.

Added by MiaReaA on Jul 08, 2016 6:47 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
I wish I knew the stories.

Added by MiaReaA on Jul 08, 2016 6:36 PM

Hazel E. Lenz Zeip, memorial 44125851
Hazel only had one sister. The fourth sibling was a brother, Clarence. Thank you for adding Hazel and Walter to Find A Grave.

Added by gnealg on Jul 04, 2016 2:42 PM


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