I have been doing genealogy since December, 1980 when my oldest daughter was just 4 months old. It was my paternal grandmother, Goldie Evelyn (Robbins) Plotner, who got me interested. I am glad I started when I did because grandma has since passed away and I cannot imagine having to start collecting information now. I am a mother of five children, three girls from my first marriage, and two step-sons that I adore when I married their father. I also have two beautiful granddaughters, Savannah Marie Cory, who just turned 4 in July of this year and Makayla Lynn Haldaman, who just turned two in June of this year. My oldest daughter Karen (Savannah's mother) is expecting my first grandson on January 19, 2009 and we are very excited. I never knew being a grandmother was going to be such a joy! I am hoping all the work I have invested in genealogy my family will appreciate one day.
Please do not use any photos that I have taken and upload them on another web site. Please e-mail me with any corrections/additions that you feel is necessary. I will not make any corrections/additions without proof. Also, if you are requesting a memorial transfer that I have done, you may e-mail me at LMMohan40@yahoo.com or leave a public message or you can use the "Suggest A Correction" at the top right corner of the memorial(s). Most of the time I do not have a problem transferring memorials. The only time I would have a problem transferring a memorial is if the person is related to me.
JUNE, 2012: I have been getting a lot of transfer requests and I will answer each of them as quickly as possible. I do not have a problem making transfers for people that are not related to me. If you feel I have not answered your transfer request, please email me again. Rude comments will not be answered. Please always include your Find A Grave I.D. with any request you make.
September 30, 2013: My old yahoo account has been hacked. I lost everything that everyone sent me. If you sent me a S.A.C. and I have not taken care of it, please send it to me again.
A few of the surnames I am working on: Plotner, Stringer, Gentry, Johnson, Mohan, Moran, Newlin, Glentzer, Fields, Kribble, Cottrell, Younkin, Cory, Haldaman, Higgins, Pickens, Clark, Robbins, Duty, Miller, Day, Mendoza, Parrott, Self, Claywell, and others.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Eugene Chism, 69, of Bethalto, Illinois, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, MO. The Rev. Bill Maupin will officiate. Burial will be at the Laddonia Cemetery in Laddonia, MO. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. unit time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Chism passed away on October 31, 2014 in Jennings, Oklahoma. He was born on December 13, 1944 in Wellsville, MO to Wilson E. and Minnie Flanders Chism. He was married to Suzanne E. Chism and she preceded him in death on July 31, 2013. He is survived by a son Bobbylee Chism and wife Trissa, 2 daughters, Sherry Kay Newingham, and Karen Thomas, 8 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, 2 sisters Pearl Riley and husband Jean, and Shirley and her husband Bernard. He had been employed as a Track Supervisor for Southern Pacific Railroad for many years. Pallbearers will be Jacoblee Chism, Joseph Holland, Robert Sparks, Billy Bryant, Brian Loyet, and Bobbylee Chism. Memorial donations can be given in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353. On-line condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com.
Would you please consider placing the following information in James's bio.
1860 - U. S. Federal Census -- Hartford Township, Pike County, Missouri -- Dwelling Number: 1949 - Line: 36 - Page: 416B - Microfilm Roll: 639
Milton Totten 30 (head Virginia) - Ruth 30 (wife Missouri) - John 19 (son) Missouri - Mary J. 17 (daughter) Missouri - Marlinda 15 (daughter) Missouri - Martha 11 (daughter) Missouri - Nancy 9 (daughter) Missouri - Samuel 6 (son) Missouri - Henry 3 (son) Missouri - J. W. 5/12 (son)Missouri.
The 1860 census shows that James William Totten was born in 1860, not 1862, 1863 or 1868.
1920 --- ILLINOIS DEATHS AND STILLBIRTHS INDEX 1916-1947
Name: James William Totten Birth Date: June 20, 1868 Birth Place: Illinois Death Date: 20 February 20, 1920 Death Place: Alton, Madison, Illinois Burial Date: February 20, 1920 Burial Place: E. Alton Cemetery Name: Milton Cemetery Death Age: 57 Occupation: Laborer Race: White Marital Status: Widowed Gender: Male Street address: 107 MO. Ave. 5 ward Father Name: James Totten Father Birth Place: United States Mother Name: Ruth Bruce Mother Birth Place: United States Comments: Correction Copy Attached Showing Same Information, But Typewritten FHL Film Number: 1562480 Source: Ancestry.com Researcher: Richard Parker
The informant made a few mistakes on James's death certificate. 1st: not born in 1868 -- 2nd he died 1920 but his age is stated a 57 - 57 subtracted from 1920 is 1863 - 3rd: his father is listed as James -- incorrect -- Ruth Bruce married Milton S. Totten February 27, 1842, Aurdian County, Missouri.
Erma Roberts Thanks for you information on Erma, Memorial 47621247. I have been trying to link her and her sons Jacke Reese and Bill Reese for a long time. I hope to add more info to her shortly. Erma is a 1st cousin 1x removed to me in the Lancaster family. Her father is John Henry Lancaster Mem 44701338 and her mother is Hulda A Kifer, mem 44701376. Thanks again, Bart.
Because of you and other wonderful findagrave friends, Traci now has 5,260 flowers/tokens, and her birthday is a little over a week away. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We appreciate you all so much.
I'm in awe! To show you more of what Traci was like, I posted the following on her memorial page,
"Traci, my angel, I can see the big grin on your face for all the flowers you're receiving on your memorial page. You're telling me, "Mom, why are you so surprised there are so many good people in this world? You should have known that....." "You're right, sweetheart, I should have known".
Traci was a person of strong faith, and GOD took excellent care of her, and helped her through all her hardships! Her faith never waivered.
GOD, bless them all, and thank you for your wonderful gift of Traci.
We've received an outpouring of so much love for Traci. I will try to get to everyone's site and leave a flower/token for at least one of their loved ones. However, there are so many of you, it will take me a while.