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Kim Kerr (#26047466)
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Bio Photo Most of the memorials I've posted are for family members (although I also photographed most of Goodrich Cemetery in Linn Co, KS). If you copy a personal family photo, giving credit would be appreciated. This gives other researchers a reference if they have questions. If you have additional info or are related, I would love to hear from you. Thank you to all who have taken the time to add flowers and photos.

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Dunwandrin 1
Joseph & Sarah Jane Reno
Joseph T. Reno
(1807 - 1876)

Sarah Jane Skiles Reno
(1814 - 1902)

I connected the information you supplied. Thank you for the update!

Added by Dunwandrin 1 on Sep 27, 2016 7:20 PM
Peter McLaughlin
Sarah Cowee and Samuel Marshall
Hello Kim

I never knew Sarah Cowee remarried. I was trying to find some info on it on the internet but didn't see anything. I just wondered where you got this info. I'm always interested to learn more. Did Samuel and Sarah have children? Or maybe they married too late in life? Apparently her children decided Sarah to be buried as a Cowee rather than a Marshall? I see Samuel Marshall ended up out west so maybe their marriage didn't last long? I seen in one family tree on the internet that goes way back to Massachusetts that the Green Cowee and Marshall families have been connected previously. Interesting...plz tell me more.
Added by Peter McLaughlin on Sep 01, 2016 10:37 AM
Marc Thayer, III
John Thayer


It is the same person Howard John Thayer.

Thanks for letting me know.


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Jul 06, 2016 8:08 PM
Jan Fenter
Bessie Lee Hodgson Crabtree, 38111012
Hello Kim,
I'm doing a photo project in the Lincoln Memorial Park mausoleum, in Portland, Oregon. One of the crypts I found reads:
Bessie Lee Crabtree. 1888 - 1990.

I checked the total database to see if there was a memorial page already created for her and found two pages had been created. One in Kansas, yours was created 9 June 2009, and another at Lincoln Memorial Park, created 27 Oct. 2011. [Evidently, that person didn't do a search of all of Find A Grave for a memorial already created.] I called Lincoln Memorial to verify that they did have Bessie's remains and they said their record showed they did have her. The memorial page for her at Lincoln Memorial, and photo of the crypt, is Memorial# 79395153.

I tried to see the date of death on the marker in Kansas but couldn't tell if the complete death date was there. I think only the first two numbers of the year are there. From what I've found, she was born in Kansas, lived there for some time and her husband, Charles, died several years before she did. I'm wondering if she moved to Oregon to be with a family member, and that her name had been added the the joint marker with Charles. When she died in Oregon, her remains were placed in Oregon, rather than ship them back to Kansas. Is there a way you can check your cemetery records, newspaper, etc., to confirm burial in Oregon?

Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008.
Name: Bessie Lee Crabtree
Age: 2
Birth Date: 8 Oct. 1988
Death Date: 19 Dec. 1990
Death Place: Multnomah [County]
Spouse: Charle
Certificate: 90-25233
[NOTE: her age is listed as 2, but the person doing the index entered the wrong year of birth in the index. They have 1988 and it should be 1888. There is no way a 2 year old can have a spouse! The Oregon Death Index sometimes doesn't have enough spaces for names, such as the name of her spouse. It should read Charles.]

So there are now two memorial pages, and your page has several family links.

I'm not related. I just want to help relatives know where Bessie's remains are actually resting.

Jan Fenter
Added by Jan Fenter on Jun 10, 2016 4:34 PM
Hi Kim, Thanks for catching that and thanks for all you do for findagrave too. I deleted George & Nelle. You have Elizabeth as her first name and I used what the stone had.
Added by randy on Mar 16, 2016 4:31 PM
L Evans
RE: Hannah Jane Oxley
Thank you ...
btw ... I like your geraniums :)
Added by L Evans on Mar 16, 2016 2:41 PM
Lois Salvatora
RE: Booth Relationship
Hi Kim,
Thanks for your reply. I am the gg granddaughter of a John Thomas Booth from West Brownsville, Washington Co. Pa. across the river from the Bridgeport Cemetery. In an effort to flush out 2 more generations back I have been researching all the Booth families in the area of Fayette and Washington Counties trying to confirm how they may or may not be related. I have spent much time with John Franklin Booth as his Civil War records are co-mingled with my John Thomas Booths' at the National Archives in D.C.. If you and your husband think that you may be able to assist me in this research please answer me back at
I am curious to know if your Robert Booth family is connected to my Joseph Booth family, (father of John T. Booth) I am in the Pittsburgh area. How about you?
Thank-you, Lois Salvatora
Added by Lois Salvatora on Jan 20, 2016 3:14 PM
Lois Salvatora
Bridgeport Cem. Booth Family
Hello Kim.

I am wondering if you are related to the Booth's of Fayette and/or Washington Co. Pa. I am and would love to speak to anyone else working on this family.
Added by Lois Salvatora on Jan 18, 2016 5:10 PM
RE: Kells Memorial
Your very welcome! I was wondering who was Ted's parents?
Added by Marla on Jan 07, 2016 10:09 AM
Obituary for Russell Kells
I read the obit for Russell Kells and then noticed you had worked on most of the memorials for the Kells Family so thought I would forward this to you in case you would want to enter this memorial also. Here's the obit from the Garnand Funeral Home.

Russell Theodore Kells slipped away from this life into the arms of Jesus on January 5th, 2016, at The Shepherd’s Center, Cimarron, Kansas.
Russell was born on October 15, 1924, in rural Grant County, Kansas, at the home of his maternal grandparents.
He was raised on the Robert Fulton Kells homestead in northwest Haskell County, Kansas, and lived at that location until 2008 when he moved to The Shepherd’s Center.
He married Rose Marie Snavely on August 18, 1945. She preceded him in death in 2002. To this married four children were born—Karolyn J. Kells (deceased in 2012), Donald D. Kells, Darcy L. Kells and Kristi R. Kells Cole. Donald married Linda Pritchard, Darcy married Pam Brown and Kristi married Jimmy L. Cole.
Russell and Marie were blessed with Jason, Brandy, Nathan, Vance, Koren, Ryan, Dava, Justin and Janessa as grandchildren. His grandchildren have full, wonderful memories of their grandpa and the things that they did together. Russell and Marie were also blessed with 13 great-grandchildren with another one on the way this spring.
Russell spent his working years teaching his children and grandchildren how to ride horses, work cattle, plant and harvest crops while also managing to have a lot of fun along the way. It was always said by Marie that Russell never met a stranger. He was known to drag anyone, friend OR stranger, home for a meal when that person was found anywhere close to their home and Russell thought it was time to eat.
What his family will remember and treasure about him the most was his deep love of Jesus as his Savior and also his great love for Marie. He has really missed Marie since she passed and talked often about going to be with Jesus, His Savior, and his wife. They are together now—enjoying the presence of Christ and waiting for the rest of their family to someday join them.
The going home celebration for Russell will be held at Bible Christian Church, 1404 E Mary, Garden City, Kansas, on Friday, January 8th 1:30 p.m. with Vance Kells presenting the remembrances of Russell and Darrin Hammond officiating.
Interment will be at the Haskell Country Cemetery following the service in Garden City.
The family requests memorials given to The Shepherd’s Center and to Christians United for Israel both in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.
Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.
Added by Marla on Jan 06, 2016 11:07 PM
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