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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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Photo Request for KELLY #29981289
Thank you so much for answering my photo request so quickly in the Clintonville Cemetery. Also, for stepping back and taking a wider view of the surrounding stones, in that photo I see that his parents and son are buried next to him. Thank you for volunteering your time!
Added by SandyK on Aug 22, 2016 6:24 PM
Robert Lumley headstone
Thank you very much for this photo, Tess. "Bobby" was my father-in-law's close childhood friend, so this was a meaningful gift to our family.
Added by Kathy on Aug 22, 2016 5:21 PM
P Holland Mackey
Thank you!
I appreciate the photo of Curtis Keeler's grave marker! Many blessings!
Added by P Holland Mackey on Aug 13, 2016 10:16 AM
Norma Petty
Tess you sent me a picture of Harold's tombstone. I wanted Donis's stone. Ithey have a double one and you sent it I did not get it all I got was Harold's service stone. Norma
Added by Norma Petty on Aug 10, 2016 10:52 PM
Edward Mathews' headstone
Tess, thank you so much for providing headstone photos of my 3rd great-uncle, Edward Mathews.
Added by Steven on Aug 10, 2016 2:13 PM
Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwyer/George
Thank you so much!
Dear Tess,

Thank you for fulfilling our headstone requests for Jessie, Loueza and Joseph Deatherage.

Well done!

Many Blessings to you,
Added by Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwye... on Aug 08, 2016 7:42 AM
Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Mary Louise Coulter Stolsworth #64533216
Hi, Tess,

I do not do research. I am managing twenty-odd thousand memorials set up by a friend who gave up Findagrave, and eight thousand of my own. Plus ongoing photography. So, I get about 200 edits a week. I look at them, and if they seem reasonable, and do not have absolutely impossible claims, I let them process. I do add flowers to the memorial every time I handle it and make changes. This memorial has flowers from me on March 27, 2015. I would venture that someone sent me an edit on that date, and it seemed to fit with the other information I had on her, so I processed it.

I looked at the list of edits I have approved, and there are nine thousand of them, in chronological order, starting with 2014. I am just not going to go through all of those to find who sent that info. Sorry. If they sent it in an email, which many do, then there would not even be an edit anyway. If you like, I will refer your question to the Graver who set up the memorial. She many have been the one who sent the edit, and she does do research.

I do not know anything about the availability of any particular censuses. I know one was destroyed, but I don't know which. This lady died recently enough that there may very well be an obituary in her local newspaper. If you can find where she died, then the obit might include that info.

Let me know if you want the question referred to the creator of the memorial, and good luck.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Aug 07, 2016 9:34 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
RE: Elizabeth Cheshire
I really think she died in 1899 and it was a transpositon and ended up 1989. If she wasn't on the 1900 census I'm even more convinced. I'll do more research hoping I find something. Thank you for the information. I'll compare it to mine. We might just whip this yet... LOL
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Aug 06, 2016 9:22 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
RE: Elizabeth Cheshire
That's ok, I'm thinking it was a transposition and should be 1899. But that is a guess. I have run across transpositions before... Think I'll go with that in my research and see what pops up if anything. Thank you for getting back to me.
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Aug 06, 2016 2:54 PM
James A Gamblin
Hazel Barker
Thank you for the picture of Hazel's grave site.
Added by James A Gamblin on Aug 06, 2016 7:28 AM
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