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Les Varner (#47370994)
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Bio Photo My wife, Melba nea Wright, and I began our genealogy quest in 1989 and to this day (odd as it sounds to others) one of most rewarding things to do is visit the grave of our ancestors.
Now retired, we tend to our family and travel. Even in a foreign country we are drawn to the cemeteries and are rewarded to learn of the many various burial and cemetery practices.
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J Vogel
waiting on reply from 9-2014
Would you please respond or transfer (46975003 so I can add) info to the memorial:
Find A Grave Memorial# 115332902

Most intriguing is the grave of Simmons Owens, unmarked, but present.
Owens may be the reason behind the cemetery's name. Owens was a self-proclaimed professional cattle finder. When farmers or ranchers' cattle would go missing, for a fee, Owens would search and retrieve the cattle. It was later found that Owens himself was found stealing the cattle, then taking people's money when he returned the cattle. As law would have it back then, cattle thieves were hung. Owens was hung somewhere near the cemetery and laid to rest in it.

Outlaw Cemetery
North Texas Farm & Ranch
Vol.2, Issue 09, June 2014
Added by J Vogel on Oct 01, 2015 1:21 PM
D Varner
Looking for Parents/Grandparents of James R. Varner
Mr. Varner,

I am the grandson of James R. Varner who is buried in the Varner Cemetery in Knoxville, Th. He was born in the 1870's. I was trying to find out who his father and mother, and his grandfather and grandmother were? Do you have that information? I would also like to buy a genealogy book about the Varner family if you sell them. I guess you and I are kinfolks, but I'm not sure how.

Thanks for any information you can offer.

Added by D Varner on Mar 30, 2015 1:18 PM
Gary Zwicke
Eritz Zwicke should be Fritz Zwicke
Hi Les,

I want to thank you for putting my great grandfathers grave site here. You have his name as Eritz Zwicke it should be Fritz Zwicke.

Thanks you so much

Gary zwicke
Added by Gary Zwicke on Dec 18, 2014 8:29 PM
Grandpa Toles
Yes, Les that is Grandpa Robert A. Toles in the picture with Mr. Varner. I not sure how to get his cropped facial picture off of Lewis's site and Sibby's off of Catherine's site. I have messaged Ann, but have received no response. Thanks for all your help!!
Added by CC on Nov 22, 2014 10:04 AM
Robert A. Toles
I have tried to contact Ann about the picture on Lewis Toles III. The younger gentleman IS Robert Asberry Toles. The younger woman on Lewis's wife's (Catherine Minerva Cannon Toles) is Sibby Ann Tidwell Toles.

GGgranddaughter of Robert Asberry Toles,
Added by CC on Nov 20, 2014 7:51 PM
M. S. Taylor
RE: Joel S Brewer/ Joel A Brewer
Thanks, Les. Sometimes it takes a while.

Margaret S Taylor
Added by M. S. Taylor on Nov 19, 2014 1:45 AM
Husband & Wife❣
Donald Hansmann

I just want to take this time to thank you so much for Donald's headstone photo!! I have been very busy with my father whom has suffered a massive stroke and I am just able to get on a bit each day to check on things.....It's very thankful to you for them!!

Added by Husband & Wife❣ on Nov 18, 2014 8:08 PM
Cindy S Munson
Hahn family
Thank you for headstone pictures and information on Hahn family. Been busy working on up dates on the Old City cemetery and haven't had time to up dates others.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Oct 28, 2014 11:24 AM
M. S. Taylor
Joel S Brewer/ Joel A Brewer
The photo you have posted for Joel A Brewer is really that of his father.

I don't think that Joel A Brewer has a tombstone.

Thank you for removing the photo.

I was contacted by another member of findagrave notifying me of this. I advised them that I would Contact you.

M S Taylor
Added by M. S. Taylor on Sep 11, 2014 2:18 PM
M. S. Taylor
Joel A and Joel S Brewer
Added by M. S. Taylor on Sep 11, 2014 2:15 PM
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