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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo <-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.

The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.

My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.

The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.

For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"

Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.

I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.

Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!

If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesn't mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.

**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through Hill and Shields people in various counties.**


This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.

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
Spread 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.


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Love Always, Renee
Thanksgiving Blessings
Wishing you and your family a special day of thanks.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Nov 26, 2015 4:28 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Mayta
if you do not request the other Mayta photos this week, I will delete them from my phone.
Added by Tom Denardo on Nov 12, 2015 4:36 AM
The Hills
Went to the cemetery in Neosho this morning. I think I found Mother Hill's grave. There is a stone between James Hill and Katie Hill Morgans that just has Mother on it. I will go back and clean the stone and take a photo of the stone and area around it. Did not find a stone for Julius but am positive that we have the right cemetery.
Added by Judie on Oct 26, 2015 11:34 AM
RE: The Hills
I think it is the correct cemetery. It is the only one within the city. It may be a few days before I hear any thing about the records but will let you know if I find out anything.

I think we have found information on the places of death for the 10 children that we have names for.

Thanks for letting me help you with this family. I have been working on the IOOF for several years and have often wondered about who Katie Hill Morgans, M.D., was, now I know.
Added by Judie on Oct 17, 2015 5:57 PM
RE: The Hills
Stopped by the cemetery and talked to the person who has records for the cemetery on my way to the library. He said he would check his records and let me know.

Went to the library and looked at the obits on file. Found some obits. I will send them to the memorials to be added to the bios.

Found some information in a DeBault family file about Orvan Albert Hill. He was born 1 Aug 1882 in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas and died 15 February 15, 1948 in Bexar County, Texas, and is buried in Mission Burial Park, San Antonia, Bexar County, Texas according to Texas Death Index #5594.

The file also said that Orvan and Ivan were twins. Kansas State Census Collection 1855-1925 agrees with that fact.
Added by Judie on Oct 16, 2015 8:23 PM
RE: The Hills
I think the parents are buried in Neosho IOOF also. I also think Julian's mother, Lavina Hill, and his brother, William A. Hill, are buried there also. I am planning on going to the cemetery tomorrow.
Added by Judie on Oct 16, 2015 8:21 AM
RE: The Hills
I think I found another daughter, Vina Hill, died Dec. 17 1903, age 22 yrs 8 ms 18 ds. From a census record Luvina was born March 1881, if I counted it right, her birth date would be March 30, 1883.

I think Kate and her husband, Leland Morgans, were in New Mexico because of her health, tubercoulsis. I think she is buried in the IOOF at Neosho. It was common practice for bodies to be returned home to be buried. Kate had a daughter, Dolly E. Found residence for Leland as a lecturer at a hospital in Bexar County, Texas later in life.

If my memory is correct, there are are lot of unmarked graves around her stone. I will try to get back to the cemetery in the next few days and walk that area again to see if I can find any signs of stones. The is an office in the cemetery but it isn't manned. The records are not organized. I will try to find someone to help. I will also go to the library and check to see if I can find any records there.

Also found a burial record on Find A Grave for George Hill in Delaware County, Oklahoma. He had married Ida Savage. His memorial #27433554.

Gertrude (Hill) McSpedden was born 30 May 1879 in Kansas and died 23 Oct 1959 in Los Angeles County, California. No memorial found. Her ex-husband, William McSpedden, in buried in TN.
Memorial #101490836

James Hill is buried in Neosho IOOF Cemetery. His memorial is #22948970 His death certificate 8479, has J.H. and Hester as parents but lists burial as IOOF by an undertaker in Liberty, MO

Ivan Hill was born 1 Aug 1883 in Kansas and died 17 May 1985 in Los Angeles County, CA. No memorial found
Added by Judie on Oct 14, 2015 7:49 PM
J. Rubio
RE: Elna Zimmerman
So sorry, just saw your message. It could be. I'll have to double check her info on the family.
Added by J. Rubio on Oct 13, 2015 11:15 PM
RE: The Hills
Do you know if Katie Hill's name was Lena Kate Hills? I just found that Lena Kate Hill married Leland Morgans in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on 15 July 1905. There is a memorial in Neosho IOOF Cemetery that has on the name Katie Hill Morgans, M.D, on it, no dates, It has bugged me long enough because it has no info. I am certain that this is Katie Hill born abt.1877 in Kansas. The Lena Kate mentioned about was a physician. She died 11 March 1913 in Roswell, New Mexico, cause of death injury, lung, tubercolosis.
Added by Judie on Oct 13, 2015 5:47 PM
RE: The Hills
Roseberry, Frances Louise "Fannie" Hill
b. Apr. 26, 1875 d. Dec. 13, 1944
Memorial #65139710

I think I found one of the girls, do you have this one? The memorial is mine but will transfer it to you if you make a request.
Added by Judie on Oct 13, 2015 3:26 PM
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