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Tess (#46890960)
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Bio Photo Hello, My name is Teresa (Keith) Coale. I am the daughter of Alden L. and Alma L. (Eslinger) Keith. My father is the son of Herman F. and Edna N. (Dralenats) Keith my mother is the daughter of Clyde P. and Gertrude E. (Reynolds) Eslinger.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family my Dad's side Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, my Mom's side Eslinger, Reynolds and Hochstedler. I am also doing genealogy for my kids on the Coale, Cargill, Burris and Scales.

I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

Please when suggesting a correction REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT THE FIND A GRAVE POLICE, But when suggesting a correction or addition to a certain memorial go to the memorial you are talking about then go to the (EDIT) button on the memorial you are referring too. Then if it is something like a birth/death date/place, link to spouse/parents, Name, etc. click on the link for that, when suggesting for something to go into the bio click the (SAC) line. PLEASE this sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them. If you send me a date update by the SAC link it will be deleted and not updated.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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P. Aldrete
Smith Family
Tess ~ Thanks for all the memorial transfers of the Smith Family you sent to me! Such as, Frank Carroll Smith - Find A Grave Memorial# 88399153. And thanks for all the volunteer work you do!
Added by P. Aldrete on Jul 20, 2015 9:51 AM
P. Aldrete
RE: Frank Smith # 88399153
2nd cousin 2x removed:
Frank Carroll Smith (1855 - 1939)
is my 2nd cousin 2x removed
Charles Hull (Harold?) Smith (1831 - 1925)
father of Frank Carroll Smith
Maria Betsey Hill (1805 - 1886)
mother of Charles Hull (Harold?) Smith
Truman Hill (1780 - 1851)
father of Maria Betsey Hill
Cornelia Emily Hill (1813 - 1896)
daughter of Truman Hill
Edward Fish Chubbuck (Pool) (1854 - 1910)
son of Cornelia Emily Hill
Dolores Pool (1894 - 1994)
daughter of Edward Fish Chubbuck (Pool)
Cristobal Pool Aldrete (1924 - 1991)
son of Dolores Pool
Patricia Anna Aldrete
I am the daughter of Cristobal Pool Aldrete
Added by P. Aldrete on Jul 20, 2015 8:07 AM
Joyce Hatcher
RE: Raleigh F. and Pearl E Smith
Thank you so much. Do you think they had a drivers license with photos? I have no idea what Pearl or the rest of her family looks like. I have three children and 8 Grandchildren and wonder everyday if I am looking into the face of one of my unknown relatives.

You are wonderful!

Thank you

Added by Joyce Hatcher on Jul 14, 2015 9:55 PM
irma mendenhall
thank you for the new information, I agree, in the 1910 US Census Fannen, Texas
Johns S. Mendenhall had been married 2 times and one year in 1910
Irma (Erma) I. Mendenhall had been married 3 times and 1 year in 1910. No children born to this woman.
1900 U S Census El Dorado, Cedar, Missouri,Jennie Louisa Robinson was the adopted daughter in the house hold.
Added by DKOWN on Jul 14, 2015 2:51 PM
Shirley Hause
Clarence Paulk
Is there a chance that you could delete the memorial for Clarence Paulk 30186961. I am closely related to him and did not notice that you had put him in too. Thank you for your help
Added by Shirley Hause on Jul 10, 2015 12:26 PM
Joyce Hatcher
Raleigh F. and Pearl E Smith
I can't tell you how much I appreciate the picture of Raleigh and Pearl Smith's grave site. I have been looking for Pearl for the past 20 years. She is my aunt and the oldest sister of my father. Unfortunately I never knew any of them.

Since you live in El Dorado Springs, is there anyway you could find an old photo of them or any other information. I would be so greatful!

Added by Joyce Hatcher on Jul 09, 2015 4:14 PM
B & BJ Thomas
Pedrick, S and Mary
Thank you so much for pictures of Shadrack and Mary Pedricks stone. And for putting them of Find A Grave.

Added by B & BJ Thomas on Jun 28, 2015 2:03 PM
Patricia Walsh Meadows
Joshua Sandage #20873887
Good Morning, many thanks for taking your time to look for Joshua. I'm sorry it turns out he does not have a grave marker. Do you think you could put that on his memorial so others will know this? And I like your comments re taking care of our ancestor/family and not count numbers of memorials. Have a good day. Pat Meadows
Added by Patricia Walsh Meadows on Jun 23, 2015 5:40 AM
Thank you so much for this most excellent pic. I do appreciate it. Have a good one. :)
Added by DMLeForce on Jun 22, 2015 12:45 PM
Jim Long
Myra Brinkman photo request
Tess, thank you for the photo of the gravestone for Myra Brinkman. However, I have that in my files. What I was requesting was a photo of Myra. By chance do you have a photo of her you could post, or know a relative who might have?

Thank you for your kindness,
Added by Jim Long on Jun 22, 2015 7:35 AM
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