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Anita White (#47374531)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for over 30 years now.
I do family history full time. I enjoy helping others with their family history.
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LearningHistory
RE: #7597015 Donald McPherson Clark
Thank you for the helpful additional information on Hugh McMillan; with that information, I was able to trace Hugh and Jessie to the same historic county of Russell in Ontario, Canada. Was the obituary that you found for Hugh available through Evergreen or did you find the obituary somewhere else? I ask because I am hoping that there might be an obituary for Donald McPherson Clark.

The parents of Jessie A. Edmonstone (James Edmonstone #7127035 and Janet Dewar Edmonstone #7597009) are also interred at Evergreen. A son (and sister to Jessie), Hugh Edmonstone #7597011, is also buried there.

Again, I'm grateful for your kind assistance in taking the photo!
Added by LearningHistory on Sep 12, 2016 7:48 PM
LearningHistory
#7597015 Donald McPherson Clark
Thank you for the splendid photo taken for #7597015 Donald McPherson Clark (my 2nd great uncle). It confirmed my suspicion that the name should be Donald instead of David, based on other research done on the family. With that single photo, you also accomplished photos for #7597012 Jessie McMillan Clark; #7597051 Hugh D. McMillan; and #7597016 Hector Stanley Clark. I would welcome you to upload the same photo to those other memorials and be credited for three more volunteer photos.

If I may ask you, as someone who has been doing this for a while: with respect to Hugh D. McMillan, if he passed on May 13, 1902, and he lived 36 years, 4 months, 13 days, would that mean that he was born on January 1, 1866 or would it be December 31, 1865?

Your photo is such a help! I'm still sorting things out but, based on my research, I believe that Jessie was born Jessie A. Edmonstone and was first the spouse of Hugh McMillan. After Hugh's death, she became the wife of Donald McPherson Clark in February 1906. Jesse and Donald had at least two children together: Hector Stanley Clark (#7597016) and Jessie M. Clark (#3839746).

You can disregard that last paragraph if you'd like! But THANK YOU again for your kindness in taking and uploading the photo!

Regards,
~Steve
Added by LearningHistory on Sep 11, 2016 10:40 AM
pz
Jerry Allen #131162572
Hello Anita--I have added photos (graves) to Jerry (Eva)'s memorial page. Thanks for all your work.
There are going to be edits pending as well--done by Contributor Rick Platt. Jerry (Eva) is part of his family tree. Would you consider sorting the photos to show--1. Jerry (Eva), 2. headstone, 3.cemetery area of family, and then 4. obit. Thanks again. Much appreciated. Peggy
Added by pz on Sep 04, 2016 10:46 AM
Jeannie Murrow Williford
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Could you please connect Daniel Murrow #93557892
to his mother Nellie Kirkland #84282495

thanks I am trying to get all my family connected

Jeannie
Added by Jeannie Murrow Williford on May 18, 2016 12:00 PM
Mary Beth Newland Ross
Amos G. Adolphus
Sorry, I put the info on this Amos but the info is for Amos J.!!
Added by Mary Beth Newland Ross on Apr 14, 2016 10:44 AM
Jeffrey Houchin
RE: John Decatur Houchin
Hi, the story about the cave was handed down through the Houchin family and others who lived in the area. It was even mentioned in a newspaper article some years ago in a Louisville KY newspaper. The first time I heard about it was from my grandparents who told me one day it was John Houchin's birthday and that he had discovered the Mammoth Cave while hunting a bear. However, Mr. Norman Warnell (a very good genealogist and long time resident of the Edmonson County area) has done research that shows people owned the Mammoth Cave years before our ancestor had supposedly "discovered" the Mammoth Cave. Evidently ownership had passed a few times before the time John "found" the cave. There are deeds on file that mention the cave when the land is sold. Its in one of the local books Norman has written. Norman's wife is also a descendent of John Decatur Houchin. Maybe John Houchin tracked the bear to the large entrance of the cave in that area of Edmonson County and that's how the story started? The cave system is huge and has many openings. So that part could be true. The only evidence to the story is a rural oral story handed down and a newspaper article which was written by talking to people who lived in the area and taken from folklore of the Mammoth Cave. The story was in the park literature and there was a sign outside the main cave entrance, but when they started the Mammoth Cave Park, a lot of the first workers were from the area and that story was what everyone had heard, so it had to be true.

Jeff Houchin
Added by Jeffrey Houchin on Jan 24, 2016 8:07 AM
Mary Dawson
RE: Martha Cornelia Birchfield
those are her kiddos....i believe the names are listed with the photo, if not i can correct that
Added by Mary Dawson on Jan 05, 2016 12:37 PM
Marcy Edwards
Thank-you
Thank-you for taking a picture of Claire Anderson's headstone. I really appreciate it.
Marcy Edwards
Added by Marcy Edwards on Dec 03, 2015 2:03 PM
Anonymous
Charles Dawson
Thank you for taking and posting this photo. Most appreciated. ~Janice
Added by Anonymous on Nov 24, 2015 7:20 PM
Mike Marquis
RE: Willits J Hole
Thank you for the photos.
Added by Mike Marquis on Oct 31, 2015 4:29 PM
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