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Darrell Brooks (#46880460)
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Bio Photo I am retired from Kansas Farm Bureau and live in Manhattan, KS. I grew up in Blue Rapids, KS., which is about 45 miles north of Manhattan. I belong to the Blue Rapids Historical Society as well as the Marshall County Historical Society. My Marshall County roots go back to 1858 when my Great Great Grandparents settled on the Blue River. I have recently completed research on the Civil War Vets buried at Fairmont Cemetery in Blue Rapids and Prospect Hill Cemetery just north of Blue Rapids. I will be happy to help anyone out on researching graves associated with these cemeteries.
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Anthony Keating
Memorial# 107466910
I just submitted an inscription correction for Clarence that indicates he was a twin. Knowing this helped me resolve a relationship question of the two boys born the same day.

His twin brother is Cecil Harlan Hill Memorial# 106376252

I appreciate you updating these changes

Now, just curious as to if and how you are related to them.

Thanks for the work you do on FindaGrave
Added by Anthony Keating on May 29, 2016 3:09 PM
Harry Riggs
RE: Charles and Evadna Durgin
Hello Mr. Brooks,

No the farm that I am referring to is in Cedar Hill, Mo.

Mr. Charles and Evanda Durgin sold it to my
father-in-law in 1957 and I am researching the history of the acreage.

If you have any information to share about Mr. Durgin or the farm I would love to hear it.

Incidentally, you may know that Mr. Durgin bought the acreage from Tom Scruby.

I did contact Mrs. Ellen Durgin Chrisenhall, a daughter and she was helpful and I greatly appeciated that.

Thanks for your response and here is wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Added by Harry Riggs on Dec 22, 2015 12:27 PM
Floyd Strader
Clarence Vail
I noticed that you are listed as the owner/manager of Clarence Vail's memorial.

I am wondering how/if you are related to him in some/any way.

His father George W. B. Vail was a ggfather of mine. One of his daughters md John A. Vaught - whose dau md. Harold R. Strader.

You can see some more info on my info page under either the Manes/Manis or Strader family lists.

Thank you

Floyd H. Strader
Added by Floyd Strader on Dec 22, 2015 9:25 AM
Harry Riggs
Charles and Evadna Durgin

My father-in-law bought his farm from Mr. Charles and Evadna Durgin in 1957. I am researching the history of the farm and the area and wondering if you would consider helping me. Or, if you know anyone else who could help that would be great.

Thanks for your consideration.

Harry Riggs

(314) 221-4221

Added by Harry Riggs on Dec 19, 2015 9:30 AM
Rene (Wilcox) Smith
RE: Jacob White
Yes, I could also manage Jake's page. Thank you
Added by Rene (Wilcox) Smith on Dec 17, 2015 9:12 AM
Rene (Wilcox) Smith
RE: Travis Blue Wilcox
I emailed (personal email) you regarding a couple others I could manage, and sent you Jacob White Beckman's obit info. Let me know if you got that or not. Thanks!
Added by Rene (Wilcox) Smith on Dec 16, 2015 9:30 PM
Rene (Wilcox) Smith
RE: Travis Blue Wilcox
Hi Darrell, I thought I had already replied to this, but see that I did not! Sorry! Yes, I would be more than happy to manage Travis's memorial at Fairmont Cemetery. I will try to get both memorials updated asap. Thanks! - Rene
Added by Rene (Wilcox) Smith on Dec 16, 2015 11:50 AM
Rene (Wilcox) Smith
RE: Travis Blue Wilcox
Hi Darrell; actually Travis was cremated and per his (now deceased) mother's request, his ashes were split between the two cemeteries as they have family buried in both cemeteries. As such, there are grave markers at both cemeteries where his ashes are. I hope that helps (and makes sense!).

Added by Rene (Wilcox) Smith on Dec 04, 2015 10:02 AM
Jeffrey Warders
Jean L. Roepke
Hi Darrell. Was reviewing some of the graves you maintain at Fairmont Cem. A couple of things. Jean Roepke was born 5 Dec 1937. She is still living. The dates for her mother, Edythe Sperry Roepke are incorrect. The dates on the stone are correct. Edythe was a sister to my grandfather, Glen Sperry.
Added by Jeffrey Warders on Oct 19, 2015 1:42 PM
Paulene Coen
RE: Ina Cummings
I am not related to Ina Cummings, her husband is a 1/2 cousin. Jacob Whitebread and his 1st wife, Hannah Mumaw, are my 4th great grandparents.
Added by Paulene Coen on Sep 04, 2015 2:36 AM
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