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Margaret (#47526291)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 29 days
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Being raised in a small town in southeast Kansas family and friends were a very important part of my life. When I was small I loved listening to my parents and grandparents talk of family. I loved meeting older family members and listening to the stories. Even though these people are gone now they are still very much a part of my life, they taught me to nurture and value family, they guided me to become the person I am today.

My parents and grandparents were faithful in visiting cemeteries and remembering and honoring those that have passed. I guess I inherited that love. Therefore, I dedicate my work on Labette County cemeteries and family histories to my parents and grandparents. It is my hope that I can link families together and tell the stories of the pioneers who first came to the area.

NOTE: Any of the pictures that I have entered aren't bound by copyright infringement and can be used in your family trees. OUT OF "RESPECT" FOR THOSE OF US WHO SPEND HOURS AND HOURS AND TRAVEL MANY MILES TO TAKE THESE PICTURES, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD LET ME KNOW BEFORE YOU YOU POST A PICTURE I HAVE TAKEN ON THE INTERNET. ***ALSO: I would appreciate it if you would list your source when posting my photos to or other on-line sites. If you have a question regarding a picture, please feel free to contact me.

I will also transfer a memorial to you if they are your family (with the exception of my direct family). Should you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, e-mail me. I am always glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible. It may take me a few days to make a correction, so be patient!

But most of all, thank you to all of those who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great resource tool for all of us.
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Ritchie and Carlson
Hi, Margaret. Just wanted to tell you THANK YOU ThANK YOU for all your hard work and dedication. My husband's Aunt is Bertha Ritchie.

It was so nice to be able to find her, her husband, Jay, daughter, etc., on find-a-grave. We visited Richland Cemetery last year and were able to find their headstones and take pictures.

We've had to search hard for the majority of his family members. Most are not on Find-a-Grave, which has prompted me to start posting/linking them.

You also added obituaries for some that we don't have. ie: Roy Carlson.

Would you mind if we copied the obituary into our family tree on Ancestry? We would give you credit for providing and also state the paper where it was printed like you did.

Thank you again for your dedication. Edie Burke
Added by BustedB2 on Apr 18, 2014 9:11 PM
Raymond Mays
Mays photos Pumpkin Creek Cemetery


I would like to post the photo of my G.G. Grandfather George W. Mays photo of his headstone (#111182090) and his daughter Nora Bell
(#111182090)to my Ancestery.Com Tree.I will give you and Find-A-Grave credit for the photos. Also you list George date of death as 1871. Family info has his date of death as 1878. You were the one that took the picture and would know the date.
Is it 1871 or 1878, the picture is not that clear?

Thank You
Raymond Mays
Added by Raymond Mays on Apr 17, 2014 9:33 PM
Rick Miller
Dorothy L Hedrick
Hi Margaret,

Per your instructions, I would like to post your headstone photo for Dorothy L Hedrick (83983010)on my family tree on I will give you proper credit as the photographer.


Rick Miller
Added by Rick Miller on Apr 17, 2014 9:53 AM
M. A. Claxton
Jackie Ruth Divine Bobbitt
You have Jackie Ruth Bobbitt listed in Lake Creek Cemetery in Labette Co., KS. Do you know if she is actually buried there or if her name is just on the stone (there is no photo with the memorial)? I have her listed in Lake Cemetery, Larmar, Barton Co., MO and the tombstone has her death date inscribed on it. So we have two memorials for her and I would just like to know which one is where she is actually buried and which one needs to have a reference to the other one. Any help on clearing this up would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Mary Ann
Added by M. A. Claxton on Apr 10, 2014 3:07 PM
Linda Brown
Henry Flick- Brookhart Cemetery
Hi Margaret,
While browsing around I found your exchange about Henry Flick at the Brookhart Cemetery in Scotland Co, Missouri. I have a listing of gravestones for that cemetery which was made in the early 1970's and according to it the gravestone for Henry Flick reads 75 years 6 months 18 days.

Thanks, Linda
Added by Linda Brown on Apr 08, 2014 12:33 AM
M. A. Claxton
"Bert" Divine edit
Thank you so much for your prompt edit on Bert's memorial. I really appreciate your work and your interest in having the memorial as correct as possible. it is always refreshing to encounter conscientious people like you.

Mary Ann
Added by M. A. Claxton on Apr 06, 2014 6:07 PM
Sandra Farrell (Olehy)
John Olehy and Mary Olehy
Hi Margaret,
I see that you John W. Olehy Memorial #90661368
and Mary Olehy Memorial #90661391. They are my great grandparents, there son Levin V. Olehy was my grandfather...I am going to visit my father in Kansas at the end of April and would love to show him that the family is together here. So could I please ask you to transfer both of them over to me it would really mean a lot.. thank you.
Added by Sandra Farrell (Olehy) on Apr 05, 2014 10:00 PM
RE: Jonathon Ross
Please go the memorial and click on edit then click on the link

Suggest any other correction or addition

and make your request and please include you Find A Grave member number.

This will send me a direct link to the memorial so that I can make the transfer.
Added by GoneButNotForgotten on Apr 02, 2014 6:05 PM
Sharon Hunt
Clarence Romine
Margaret would you transfer Clarence Romine to me. I am still in contact with his son David and daughter-in-law Ardis Romine.

Thank you
Sharon Hunt 47020955
Added by Sharon Hunt on Mar 28, 2014 8:16 AM
Elijah Swope (1808-1886)
His first wife was Brunetta Wesley DOBYNS (her surname was often misspelled as Dobbins). Their marriage bond was date 2 Feb 1828.
Added by APH on Mar 19, 2014 12:08 AM
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