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Ann A (#46615509)
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Bio Photo I lived in Oklahoma and have always loved seeing old cemetery stones. Now I am able to go out and take pictures of them. I have recently moved to Illinois and when I get settled am looking forward to doing cemeteries here. I want to preserve as much as I can for our future generations. If you would like me to transfer a site to you I will be glad to. Please use the edit tab as it gives more of the information needed to transfer a site. You are welcome to use any pictures I take for genealogical purposes.

Here are a few names I am researching: Holcomb, Kingery, Perry, Slover, Strange, Tucker, Vail and Weir.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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La Donna Cameron
Iva Bymaster Mongold and Edgar Walter Mongold's children.
My dad. Kenneth Forrest Mongold
1919 - 1997
Memorial Park Cemetery
Amarillo, Tx
Was one of their children. Can this be added.
Thank you for your dedicated time.

La Donna Mongold Cameron
Added by La Donna Cameron on Jan 25, 2016 8:31 AM
DJ Oaster
Lagle info
Thanks for your help and info, Ann.
Added by DJ Oaster on Jan 06, 2016 10:40 PM
cindy Everett
Stella Bain
Thank you for the picture of the grave of Stella Bain! She was a very special lady in my life!Following is a story I posted to fb about her!
To continue my story from yesterday, in late 1979 we moved to Enid, Oklahoma after discharge from the army. The oilfield was going strong at that time and $5 an hour starting pay sounded wonderful! (Minimum wage was $2.25). One morning after taking Heather and Gary to school I was home listening to a trade fair type radio program. An elderly woman came on saying she was blind, couldn't afford much but needed just a little help. Thus began our relationship with Mrs. Bain. She was a blind, 92 yr. Old widow of 50 years. She never had any children, nor did she have any siblings. She had no living relatives at all and had lived in the same small 1 bedroom apt. For all of those 50 years. It was very obvious by her meager furnishings that she was not a rich woman financially. I fell in love with Stella Bain the moment we met! She was a person who worried about everyone else and not herself. She was always happy. She found a reason to laugh in every situation. She would want to doctor me or the kids if we were coughing or sick. One time when I had been experiencing a particularly hard and stressful time in my life, she made me lay down on her couch and take a nap. While I layed there she made some beef stew and when I got up made me eat all the while laughing because she wasn't for sure exactly what all she had put in it since she couldn't see the labels on cans! One day when I got to her house she had a pile of things in her living room floor waiting to be picked up by the Goodwill. In it was a lace collar tatted by her mother many many years ago. Also in the pile was a fox collar, complete with all 4 feet, tail and head. Her husband had brought it home for her when he returned from Germany after WWI!!! She laughed saying she didn't need them anymore when I asked why in the world she was giving them away! She gave my children (3 at that time) all a 50 cent piece for Christmas one year. It was all she had to give but to me it felt like she had given them $100! Those 50 cent pieces were given with so much love! My most favored memory of Mrs. Bain was when my son Clay was born. She had never known the joy of being a mother, a grandmother or even an aunt. She had never witnessed the miracle of birth or held a new baby. The hospital was a few blocks from her home. So upon leaving the hospital, before ever going home, we went to her house with our new baby. If only you could have seen the pure joy on her face when I placed that baby in her arms! It was an experience never to be forgotten! A week later, Mrs. Bain slipped in her bathtub. Breaking her hip she couldn't get up or out. She layed there over night until the next day when the preacher came to visit and heard her cries of help when he knocked. When telling me about the accident, she once again found a reason to laugh. She was naked, in the tub, when the preacher found her! This accident sent her to the nursing home for the few months remaining in her life. I would take baby Clay and visit her. She always would laugh and and say, " lay him right here beside me" while putting her arms out. There she and Clay would lay. Cuddled in her arms, he would sleep and she would rest peacefully with a smile on her face.. Make me wonder what I was there for! Then came the awful day when Clay was 2 months old that I had to tell her that the oilfield was failing and that we were moving back to Texas. This is the only time I ever knew her to not find a reason to laugh. Her words were "oh hell". I had never heard a cuss word come from her mouth before. I hated taking Clay from her and leaving her that day. It was the last time I ever saw or talked to her. We moved and she died a few days later. What a blessing this loving, gentle woman was. I was so fortunate to have been listening to the radio the day she called needing some help. She gave me more than I could have ever helped her. These 2 women gave me more than I could have ever imagined. And the greatest gift of Merry Christmas Maggie Horton and Stella Bain! Thank you for the memories! Hope your having fun dancing with the angels!
Added by cindy Everett on Dec 15, 2015 6:21 AM
DJ Oaster
John W Lagle #34388732
We may have mutual ancestors if John W Lagle is the father of Bernard D Lagle 19319442.
Added by DJ Oaster on Dec 01, 2015 6:32 PM
summer rainbolt
foud a lost photo
Ann I found a lost photo of William riley winters 1854-1930 and trying to return It to the family if there is any possible way you can reach them please let me no and email me at
Added by summer rainbolt on Nov 13, 2015 4:58 AM
Nancy J
Ruben Koehn
Yes, there is 84125289 and 87236905 Different cemeteries in different counties but obviously same person. I just noticed another one for Susie Koehn. Same situation. 84125291 and 87326907
Added by Nancy J on Sep 17, 2015 11:11 PM
Michael Guinn
Second wife of George F Trower
George F. Trower memorial#20136845 apparently had a second wife. She is the one I am looking for in my genealogy. The second wife's name would be Evalyn Malinda Johnston Trower.

Evalyn was born in Madison county, Kentucky to Levi Pennington Johnston and Rebecca Rader Smith. Evalyn also lived in Rockcastle County, Ky with her parents.

Levi Pennington Johnston is buried in Jackson County, Kentucky. However, his wife, Rebecca Rader Smith is buried in Dale Cemetery, Shawnee, Potawatomie, OK. I think her headstone reads as Rebekka Johnston, but I am not sure at this moment.

Evalyn and George's children would be Cora, born in 1903, Thelma Orpha, born in 1906 and Lawrence E. born in 1908. Lawrence and his wife Lucille are buried in Garber Cemetery.

Eva worked at the Trower Hardware with her son and daughter in law Lawrence and Lucille in Enid, OK at one time.

I hope this info has helped. I just want to know where Evalyn/Evelyn/Eva Malinda/Melinda Johnston Trower is buried. My last info on her death date was 10 Sep 1939.

Any info you have will be greatly appreciated.
Michael Guinn, Louisville, Ky.
Added by Michael Guinn on Jun 14, 2015 3:43 PM
Eugene Maresca
RE: Orra Holcomb
There were none in the area where she was buried. (I read your note)

I didn't run across any others but it's a big cemetery.

You might call the cemetery office 317-784-4484 and see what they have. I'll be glad to follow up on any you learn about. (I'd do it myself but they're not my biggest fans right now. I came back from Florida with a backlog of about 30 to check on. They gave it to a new employee as part of his training, and he quit as soon as he was finished !)

Added by Eugene Maresca on May 23, 2015 1:38 PM
Your Holcomb notes
I would like to correspond with you and perhaps meet with you sometime. I am a daughter of Herbert G. Holcomb, the son of Joe L. Holcomb, the son of William Herbert Holcomb, the son of Joseph(Jo) Holcomb -- he dropped the e on both names!, the son of Rev. John Holcombe. I appreciate the work you have done to identify the graves and enter the information on these people! The book, Nation Builders, is lacking some information with a few mis-notations, as you might suspect. One -- the marriage place of Joseph's first wife, Cener Boone, is incorrect in this book. Also, the Gordon middle name was given to my brother from my grandmother's brother, but I've never seen any record of that name applied to the John Holcombe, aka, one of the founders of Springdale, AR. My father wrote a book on his life with many detailed family and community family members records: "John Holcombe's Odyssey, a Story of a Nineteenth Century American Pioneer" c.1999, 162 p. Again, thanks for all the invaluable work you've done!
Added by treasurelady on Feb 20, 2015 12:31 PM
RE: Cora Kingery
Thank you, Ann. I also have a copy of Ben Kingery's book. I thought I would use the pictures too, and cite his book as the source. It makes me feel better that we agree on that. Good luck in all your research, Linda
Added by lin8kin on Dec 10, 2014 10:09 PM
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