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I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery records...as is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me - please let me know the relation. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!|
Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives. If you add something to one of my memorials, please notify me through the edit tab so that I can update the memorial.
I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Kindness & patience are virtues - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can.
A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:
✿✿~~ My beloved father & my hero James Robert Hoffman ~~✿✿
My cousin Francis Nicholas Hueben, MIA shot down over New Guinea in WWII.
My cousin Donald Michael Willy, killed in WWII.
*~* MY SPECIAL FAMILY FINDS: *~*
After 35+ years of research, I finally found:
My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)
My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).
Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were not available for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)
My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month.
*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. (I used a spreadsheet on this one & many duplicates were not caught)
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - Just getting started. About 30% of memorials are posted.
I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter
"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." ~ The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
~ Author Unknown
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman
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|DORRIS SICKELS SMITH||JOHN GROSS#95088912|
CLARENCE COLUMBUS GROSS & CANDESS LORENO GROSS HAVE BEEN FOUND
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|DKOWN||Clarisa M Knapp|
Thank you for the information, I have posted it.
Added by DKOWN on Jul 27, 2015 11:34 AM
Thank you so much for the transfers of Alpheus and Sarah Haines. Have a great day !!
|Steven Rodriquez||RE: Sanford Wycoff|
You are very welcome, glad I could help.
|Russ ||RE: Donald Willy|
My mother, Nancy Carol Cly Paulding, was a neighbor of the Willy family. Donald Willy was a friend of her brothers Jack and Perry. He chose to spend his last night in Vinita with her and not with his family, that always puzzled her. She remembered watching him walk away that night, passing under the street lights. She was very impressed with him. They had written one another during his service. After my mother died I found these articles and pictures in one her old albums. I looked for his grave hoping he had relatives who would want to find these things posted. If you find it odd that he wasn't buried in Vinita where the family was located, his father had heard that the bodies returned weren't necessarily the person named. He decided to bury him in a national cemetery. I'm happy that you found the postings. I wanted to add to his story, his 'find a grave' looked bare.
Added by Russ on Jul 21, 2015 12:05 AM
|Lois||Henrietta & Hattie|
Please look at these again. The birth years are not the same. Their numbers are #120617517 and #143677990.
Added by Lois on Jul 14, 2015 8:36 AM
|Kathryn J McCloud||Julia Gilleland Jarvis # 104967680|
Kim--Thanks so much for the transfer! By the way, you are one busy graver!! Kathy McCLoud
|Sue Henry||Anna Briscoe/ Culver Union|
Thank you for the correction on Mrs. Briscoe's maiden name. I would be happy to transfer Mrs. Briscoe to your care. Thank you again. Sue
|Phil Bo ||Transfers|
You Are Awesome Kim!!!!!
Added by Phil Bo on Jul 06, 2015 7:45 AM
|David Bush||Agnes McKnight|
Born 16 Jul 1881 in Kansas.
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