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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo 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 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.

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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Marc Thayer, III
Henry Sears Thayer

Hi Kim,

Thanks for letting me know about Henry Sears Thayer I have made the revision.


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Jul 03, 2015 9:34 PM
Pauline Weldon
RE: Samuel Trainer
Thank you so much for your effort but I don't think this is our Samuel Trainer. He was much older than 42 when he died and was not born in KS. Appreciate your help. Pauline Weldon
Added by Pauline Weldon on Jul 01, 2015 11:45 AM
Pauline Weldon
Samuel Trainer
Hello Nice Lady,
Thank you for entering my relative Samuel Trainer on 'Find a grave", at least I hope he is the correct Samuel Trainer. Samuel was lost to us and we have been looking for his burial site. If you have any further information about him could you please share with me?
Thank you so much,
Added by Pauline Weldon on Jun 28, 2015 12:39 PM
RE: Eleanor Hoffman #88638531
Added by CRob on Jun 25, 2015 8:51 AM
Billie {Wolfe} King
RE: Richard Mansur #117710296
I have not been to New Hope for quite awhile, their is one of their church members taking care of adding info & photos to Find A Grave now.
Added by Billie {Wolfe} King on Jun 25, 2015 7:23 AM
Diane Payne
Thank you for the Obits.

Added by Diane Payne on Jun 19, 2015 10:19 AM
Wendy Ross
Hello Kim,
Emailing you today, for privacy reasons.
Added by Wendy Ross on Jun 16, 2015 8:09 PM
Wendy Ross
Plumridge - Brighton Cemetery
Hello Kim,
I took a few photos and did a bit of Plumridge research for you back in approx. 2013. While taking a few shots at the Brighton Cemetery for other Find A Grave members yesterday, I fell over a Plumridge grave and wondered if it was one of yours. I added a memorial to Find A Grave along with a photo.

You may have it already:

Lily Plumridge
Lawn Section B. Grave 156.
Brighton General Cemetery.
Caulfield South, Victoria, Australia.

The plaque mentions spouse Arthur John Plumridge and son John who died in war.

Let me know if you would like it transferred to you.

Wendy Ross
Added by Wendy Ross on Jun 15, 2015 9:55 AM
Mabel Smith Davis
Thank you so much for transferring my cousin, Mabel Davis memorial to me. I am going to update as much information I can find on her. As a child we always called her Aunt Mabel, but in reality she was my grandmother's 1st cousin.
Added by Linda on Jun 08, 2015 3:23 AM
John Brooks
RE: Thomas Burgoon
Glad I could help.
Added by John Brooks on Jun 07, 2015 10:19 PM
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