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.
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.
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
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!).
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.
RE: Julie Sutton-Heydorf The little Rogers boy, first name almost unreadable, but part looks like THEEST or THSEST, which is not a name and I can't think of anything it could be! This is at Shockley his memorial # is 150844474, sure hope we can find out more.