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Anonymous1 (#46801300)
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Bio Photo Additional information and corrections are welcome. If you send SAC's, please have available on your profile page an email address or public message option in case I should need to contact you.

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 near Anabel, MO, which has been used in some of the memorials.

Records of Ken O'Neal have been invaluable in creating memorials in East Liberty Presbyterian Cemetery in Vanderbilt, PA.

Elizabeth Ellsberry's Cemetery Records of Macon Co., MO, 1963, has been a great help for memorials in Macon Co., MO.

I try to follow the FAG guidelines concerning obituaries.

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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Carolyn Van Doren
RE: Merle Van Doren
Merle is my half uncle in Hill Crest Memorial Gardens, Macon, MO. His father and my grandfather was Hugh Van Doren (his actual birth name is Jehugh) but I believe he was mistakenly listed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery as John Hugh Van Doren. His brother was Lewis Van Doren but I do not know where he is buried. My grandmother told me Hugh Van Doren was buried by his first wife. I believe his first wife was Merle's mother, Myrtle Van Doren (11/18/1883 to 10/18/1910)who died when Merle was a baby. Hugh Van Doren then married Flora E. Howe. Flora and Hugh had a son Verne Van Doren, my father. Flora and Verne are buried in a cemetery in Worth, IL. Flora's parents are Lydia E Noble Howe and Edson Howe who buried in Edgewood Cemetery in Iowa. Merle and Ann had no children. Aunt Ann's maiden name was Polish but I do not know what her maiden name was.
Added by Carolyn Van Doren on Nov 15, 2015 6:40 PM
Katie Henry
Request for the Browitts in Oakwood
Hi! I was hoping that you'd be willing to transfer management for Thomas Browitt and Anne E Hurt Browitt over to me. These are my 3x great grandparents and I have a lot of information I would love to add to their page. If you click their daughter Helen Sarah Browitt Kramer you can see that I am in charge of her memorial as well. Thanks so much! :)
Added by Katie Henry on Nov 13, 2015 8:32 PM
Marilyn Posthumus Clark
William Fletcher edits #39559342
No, you did fine. Find A Grave has a weird edit system -- they know about it and I guess are trying to correct it. The relationships edit screen allows "Father" "Mother" and "Spouse" -- if you send an edit for say, just "spouse" (blank fields for Father & Mother) and then discover the parents and send a second edit with Parents but no spouse, when they get processed at the same time,sometimes one or the other will be deleted.

Maybe Find A Grave has fixed that oddity by now, but just to be on the safe side, I processed the edit with all 3 names and rejected the other one w/o the spouse name. BTW I found a cool obit for William Fletcher & posted it. Check it out.
Added by Marilyn Posthumus Clark on Nov 11, 2015 9:34 AM
RE: Joseph Morgan
I found the death record on ancestry search on google (or whatever for) Missouri Death Records | 1834-1910 It will take you to

Added by annie on Nov 11, 2015 6:19 AM
RE: Joseph Morgan
I found the death record on ancestry search on google (or whatever for) Missouri Death Records | 1834-1910 It will take you to

Added by annie on Nov 10, 2015 2:40 PM
Carolyn Van Doren
Surber & Simmons
Mrs. Wyndham H. Nutter wrote a letter to Emma F. Walker in 1965. Some of the contents are as follows.
My father was the son of Oscar Moody who was the son of Thomas Moody and and his wife, George Ann (Nancy Louise Ann) Aderson, who was the daughter of George Surber and Caroline Surber Anderson and Caroline Surber was the Daughter of Jacob Surber and Nacy Waggoner Surber, and Jacob was the sone of Joseph Surber.

Emmaline "Emma" Surber was the daughter of Jacob Surber and Nancy Waggoner Surber. Emma Surber married James Simmons. Emma was born in Botetourt Co. VA about 1824. Emma was listed on the census from 1870 to 1880. TheyJames and Emma married 4/6/1840 and had the following children: John Benton Simmons on 2/14/1841, William A Simmons 11/17/1847, Elizabeth Jane Simmons 1851, Laura A Simmons 1855 (my great grandmother), and James B. Simmons 1857. Mrs. Nutter said, my father said Laura Moody Snow looked like Emeline Surber Simmons which would mean she had very blonde hair and light blue eyes.

Other records provide the following info: Jacob Surber 1784 to 1866 and Nancy Laura Ann Waggoner Surber 1794 to 1865.

Kellog Cemeterey records list John Benton. Simmons as 1840 to 1911. He and Sarah E Halley (possibly misspelled) are the parents of William S. Simmons 4/14/1872 to 6/5/1949 of Macon, MO. William S. Simmons married Lillie Florence Simmons 6/15/1878 to 3/25/1964. Was Ollie S. Simmons 10/18/1879 to 3/25/1880 their infant daughter.

Hope this helps.
Added by Carolyn Van Doren on Nov 09, 2015 6:51 PM
Carolyn Van Doren
RE: Emma Walker
I will have to do some digging. Working right now. I have picture of Surber and Simmons family members. Last year I visited the Simmons family grave yard outside of Macon, MO. I am the daughter of Lecta and the granddaughter of Emma. Will get back to you later.
Added by Carolyn Van Doren on Nov 09, 2015 3:51 PM
Ida M Rogers Baker Prior
LDS lists her parents as d/o Robert Rogers & Annie Davis. Would appear she married John Prior after John Wm Baker's death
Added by Smith on Nov 02, 2015 4:55 PM
RE: Lucretia Bryson
Of course!!
Added by VJS on Sep 27, 2015 4:05 PM
Debbie Kilgore
Thank you!
Thank you very much for the transfers!
Added by Debbie Kilgore on Sep 20, 2015 9:35 PM
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