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Bonnie Morris Conrad (#46480766)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Morgan County, Mo, down the road from Hopewell Cemetery. From the days of my first memory, my grandparents and parents took me to visit the little grave yards in Morgan county. I played among the stones and listened to the remembrances of the family who lay beneath, whose souls soared above. As my parents said, "Now is the time to honor their memories, lest we should neglect to repeat who they were and how much they changed their little corner of the world." As a pebble drops and changes it's place, it also creates it's own space and so have the pioneers who carved out a place and changed the world forever." Morgan County is full of people whose ancestors migrated from the East and became one with the land. They were great pioneers whose ancestors and they themselves fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Mexican War, the Indian Wars,the War for Texas Independence, the Civil War on both sides and World Wars l and ll. My goal is to honor as many as I can.

I have lived all over the US and traveled abroad. I have five children,ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

I am a DAR member, Museum Guild member, Bay Area Genealogical Society member, Morgan County Museum Society member,
Cole County Historical Society member and I do cemetery restoration. I also transcribe and take pictures of cemeteries. I am working on a book for Family History.

I have more than one copy of all the pictures I have posted so if I can help anyone by sending them a picture, please let me know? I also have death certificates on many and family information.
I love helping other researchers and posters but if you use my info or pictures from my posts please cite me as the source. It causes researchers to hit blank walls when they don't have original sources and it is also considered plagerism and is an ethics issue. Thank you so much.
I want to add to my bio after all these years a great big thank you to all the researchers and
find a grave volunteers who have helped me and continue to add to the site and the memory of so many in cemeteries all over the US. You are remarkable and I appreciate every one of you.

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Joseph Robertson Murphy
Thanks so much for the correction. I completely understand how frustrating it can be to get some to add information and/or corrections to memorials that are your family members. I am hoping the new edit features that have been added will make it easier to get them done. I also figured it was simply a typo that got overlooked. I was looking for memorials for distant members of my husband's family where I have a place of burial listed to see if there is a memorial done for them. I have found quite a few duplicates and also quite a few folks that have more than one memorial, but in different cemeteries. I suspect the different cemeteries are from local names being different than the official name for a cemetery. Thanks for adding so much to Find A Grave. Folks like you make it such a wonderful site.
Added by duck77 on Oct 21, 2014 7:57 PM
RE: Numbers (LOL)
Oh Bonnie, I love being able to add anything I can to my memorials. I welcome anything anyone has. :-) I do love going out and taking the photos and in one session, I end up with anywhere from 300 to 1200 photos with 1/2 to 3/4 of them being new people that don't have a memorial, usually. I want to add them because I have had so many thank me for finding their relations, and I have found so many of my own from people who do the same.

But so many people will cut you down and tell you that you are only into the numbers and I have gotten so tired of that. :-( That's NOT what I do this for. Honest. But I'm not accusing you. I just automatically bristle anymore at the hint of someone saying that to me. lol I really want to do research on all my memorials, but I don't have the time. At least until I finally get to retire. But I do LOVE people sending me information.

Though, sometimes that isn't great because then I get people who say my information is wrong, etc. even though it was someone else who added it. lol You're right. You just can't please everyone. You have been great Bonnie and just let me know if I can help you in any way. :-)
Added by Diana on Oct 19, 2014 4:13 PM
I guess what I am trying to say is that don't judge people too quickly. ;-) Which is what a lot of people do anymore. I've been getting the "numbers" thing too much lately and it's annoying, so sorry if I was too snappy.
Added by Diana on Oct 18, 2014 10:26 AM
Re: Numbers side?
Hi Bonnie, I read one of the edits you sent and you said I am into the numbers side of this stuff? What? Why is it if someone has a lot, people automatically think all I care about is numbers? I enjoy getting out and photographing the stones. I try to get all I can so that people can find their ancestors. If there is no memorial for a stone, I make one. Simple as that. I wish more people would do this too so that I can find some of my ancestors who I can't find. :-( I LOVE the research and think I am pretty good at it, but right now I don't have the time to do it on every memorial I have. I would love to, don't get me wrong. But it helps when people can send me the edits, etc. I am about ready to stop doing this if people don't stop accusing me of only being into the numbers. :-( I do not scan obituaries, past or present for memorials to add, or go through death certs to add memorials like some who ARE only into the numbers.
Added by Diana on Oct 17, 2014 10:09 PM
RE: Postings
Oh, don't be sorry! I was only to be gone Monday through this friday and didn't think I would be too missed, so I didn't say anything about being gone. I can do the edits on my page, but my darn email won't open to what I thought was my passwords, so I will take care of all that Sat or Sun. Don't worry, I won't join those other ranks. ;-)
Added by Diana on Oct 16, 2014 11:27 PM
RE: William J Imbusch
Hi Bonnie, I may have gotten it, but I am on vacation right now and can't access my e-mail as I forgot the password and it's at home. I will be able to access it this weekend though, ok?
Added by Diana on Oct 16, 2014 4:48 PM
Virginia Brown
Henry C White
Hi Bonnie,
I believe that you are right about Henry being buried in Syracuse Cemetery. I have added your information giving you credit. Sorry that I have taken so long. My computer crashed, so things have slowed down using my husband's computer.

Added by Virginia Brown on Oct 15, 2014 12:24 PM
A Jones Girl
James Loving Cooper
Hi Bonnie, I deleted my memorial and added the obit to the correct memorial. Thanks for the info and correction. Deb
Added by A Jones Girl on Oct 02, 2014 9:15 PM
Paul Rolfe
Robert W. Perkins
I talked to LaNette and she believes Robert's middle name is William - a name that was passed down to grandson Ronald William, son of Ronald Dean Perkins. Ronald William is my step-son, the young man who asked me to help him with his quest to find his ancestors. I do not have this (i.e. William) documented though so I am not certain. Also, Robert's brother Estile is Estile Walker Perkins.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Oct 01, 2014 1:43 AM
Paul Rolfe
Samuel Walker Perkins
I couldn't find Samuel or the 1920 census; however, after Mattie died in 1918, I found SW Perkins living with son Bufford [sic] and wife Rose in the 1930 census in Pueblo, Colorado. In the 1940 census, he was living with daughter Lydith and Jessie Putnam in Morgan County, MO. Also, here is a lead for Samuel's parents - check the 1880 census for Johnson County, MO. I found what may be Samuel with father James H., mother Martha A., and siblings Lula and James R. PERKINS. I have no proof yet this is the correct Samuel and family so I am still researching this. Do you have anything that might tie that one in? The family is also in an 1876 MO state and territorial census. And, in the 1870 census as J. H. and Martha with the same children plus three older ones - David, Adrian and Susan and a family of four black Perkins living with them.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Oct 01, 2014 1:33 AM
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