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Bio Photo Additional information and corrections are always welcome.
Note: Information about Jacob and Mary Stauffer Varnes and some of their descendants has been taken from the following family history:
Special thanks to Julie Oliver for recording tombstone information at Bethel Christian Church, which has been used in some of the memorials.

The question of initials in proper names has recently come up. I am trying to follow the FAG guidelines of using a period after a middle initial: "Concerning punctuation in proper names, always use normal English rules, such as always use a period after a Middle Initial."

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Gayla Oman
RE: Nancy Hull
Yes she was married after Swink. Nancy Robinson Swink Hull. Sometimes the maiden name is spelled Robison...
Added by Gayla Oman on Oct 14, 2014 10:31 AM
RE: Bernice Bates
Hi, the death date portion of the death certificate is messed up so I did a combined analysis of the death certificate and the death notice. The Madison Times is a weekly paper and is dated Thursday, Jan. 13, 1927. It said the baby died on Friday, which would be Jan. 7th. It also said the baby was buried on Saturday, which would be Jan. 8th. The death certificate said that burial was on Jan. 8th. So, I think Jan. 7th is the correct date of death. The death certificate lists a birth date of Dec. 21, 1926 and said the baby lived 16 days. A death date of Jan. 7th after having lived 16 days would indicate a birth date of Dec. 22, 1926. So I think the birth date was either Dec. 21st or 22nd. The most important point for me was establishing the correct death date because that portion of the death certificate was messed up so bad. Thanks for your help.
Added by DStephens on Oct 07, 2014 1:00 PM
Anthony Zuccarini
RE: Lily/Lillie Powers
Thank you for your help. All my best...
Added by Anthony Zuccarini on Oct 03, 2014 11:09 AM
Anthony Zuccarini
RE: Lily/Lillie Powers
Many thanks for the transfer. It's truly appreciated. All my best to you!
Added by Anthony Zuccarini on Oct 02, 2014 11:08 PM
Anthony Zuccarini
Lily Myrtle (Lucas) Powers
Would you be willing to transfer management of the memorial for Lily Myrtle Powers (126776228) to me? This is my great-grandmother. I was raised by her daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine (Powers) and Vernon Maloney. Many thanks!
Added by Anthony Zuccarini on Oct 02, 2014 6:11 PM
RE: Robert Samuel Taylor
Oh yes, please do. That's why I sent it. I am working on a project for all 23 sailors killed in action on the ship, have been for years. The first "boy" killed in April 1945 was Robert Moore of Enid, OK. His OK cousins just visited the ship last week. The other 22 sailors were killed in July, including Bob Taylor, in another attack.

I'd be happy to send a few photos of the ship (now) and the plaque if you'd like (you can add those too). But I have difficulty in using Find a Grave methods to send photos.

My Email is

Send me a small note and I can reply with pix. The USS Cassin Young (DD 793) also has its own website (done by volunteers) and can be Googled as well via "Boston National Historical Park."

richard in boston
Added by rbdixtour on Sep 13, 2014 11:02 AM
Robert Sam Taylor
Robert Samuel Taylor (Water tender 2nd class) was killed in action just east of Okinawa, Japan, on July 30, 1945. A kamikaze attack at about 3:30 am was his doom along with 21 shipmates, aboard the USS Cassin Young (DD793) destroyer. He was the son of John Leo and Aphus Taylor who lived in Laclede, MO. The ship now is a floating museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard (part of Boston National Historical Park) across the Charles River from downtown Boston, MA. There is a plaque on the ship commemorating those lost in battle, including Robert. The Cassin Young was the last destoyer hit by a kamikaze in the Pacific war. Park Rangers provide tours of the ship in season.

Provided by ex-ranger (retired) Richard Tourangeau, Boston
Added by rbdixtour on Sep 13, 2014 10:31 AM
Mary Hall Miller
Dr Jesse Franklin Cogan
Thank you for the up-dates and all your contributions that make this possible!
Added by Mary Hall Miller on Aug 22, 2014 4:01 PM
RE: Charles Elsea
You are welcome. Had to pull some of the grass away from the stone to read them, they are flush with the ground. Glad was able to help.
Added by Statetrav on Aug 15, 2014 8:36 AM
Jean ღ
RE: Joseph Hayward
You are welcome. And thank you for the fast response.
Added by Jean ღ on Jul 05, 2014 8:33 PM
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