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Iola (#46780914)
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Bio Photo Historian, archaeologist, writer.

Please Note: While I write biographies for famous listings, I do not hold editing privileges and can make no changes; famous listings are entirely within the pervue of administration. To request any additions to famous memorials, you must email to submit updates. Be sure to include a link to the memorial record or the memorial ID #.
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Sandra Royers-Scheve
Mad Anthony Wayne
I just read the bio for Anthony Wayne, and I was concerned about the description of the relocation of his bones. My research showed that his son sent one of his men to retrieve his father's body, and the boiling of the body was done under the direction of Wayne's personal physician, who had Ben sent for to treat him for what caused his death (I am sorry, I cannot remember the disease). The bones were placed on the short buggy and many were lost in the return journey. In short, they bounced off and we're lost. His son, on learning of the abuse of his father's body, was furious.
Also, the reason the son wanted to bring his father's body home was because his sister was very ill, knew she was dying, and requested that her brother bring
their father home so she could be buried next to him.
Please respond to me at
Added by Sandra Royers-Scheve on Nov 23, 2015 7:31 PM
Carolyn Forsythe Smith
Thank you so much for your work. It was so thrilling to find this information on my 6th great grandfather. Words can not express the joy I feel that you are sharing their lives with their descendants! Bless you.
Added by Carolyn Forsythe Smith on Nov 15, 2015 2:09 PM
Edward Lanham
Charlie Bowdre
Have you ever found any proof that Charlie Bowdre is buried in the Ft. Sumner cemetery?
Thanks, Eddie
Added by Edward Lanham on Oct 26, 2015 9:08 AM
Bryan Huddleston
Thank you!
Thank you Iola, for your biography of Chief Luther Standing Bear. He is my relative, and it was nice to find this information.


Added by Bryan Huddleston on May 25, 2015 8:57 AM
Meriwether Lewis
Good job on the biography of Meriwether Lewis !
Added by Candy on Feb 05, 2015 3:18 PM
Stephen Kress
Thanks for your work
I just read your bio on Sophie Scholl. She is a relative via Kress family. I really appreciate your work.

Stephen Kress
Added by Stephen Kress on Jan 02, 2013 3:56 PM
RE: Lee Patrick
That was great!!

Thank you so much:)
Added by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 3:48 PM
Jeremy Cobbold
RE: Ralph Bates
Not at all. Glad to be of assistance. Saw him in 'Absent Friends', a play by Alan Ayckbourn at The Grand Theatre in Leeds in 1988. Tragic loss
Added by Jeremy Cobbold on Jul 27, 2012 1:54 PM
John Gielgud
Just wanted to say that you wrote a really amazing and interesting bio for him. Well done!!
Added by ScottRC on May 21, 2012 5:11 PM
Kit and Morgan Benson
Your Famous Biographies
Thank you for the many well researched and well written biographies on the Famous graves. You do magnificent work.
Best wishes,
Added by Kit and Morgan Benson on Nov 16, 2011 1:07 PM
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