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LaDon Brennan (#46902635)
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Bio Photo "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."

I grew up in central Missouri where my ancestors settled, most from KY; I often return and photograph country cemeteries and haunt the library reference departments. Looking for gravestones for my Wells, Hazlewood/Hazelwood, Lane/Lain, Thoroughman/Thurman, Bellamy/Bellomy, Stayton, Pullen/Pullin/Pulliam, Gregg/Gragg, Rigg, Page families; others include Dunning, Gant, Payne, Settles/Suttle(s), Sudduth, Stoneking, Stewart, Shelten, Stoll.

A goal is to ensure there are memorials for all known burials in the "country" cemeteries in the Bates/Cass/Henry counties where my ancestors lived and are interred, and am photo indexing as many as I can - some are in woeful condition. Too many are now in cow pastures, vandalized or stones used in barn foundations. May those with so little respect for our ancestors be haunted by their ghosts.

Corrections, updates and link requests are welcomed so "our" memorials are informative and accurate -- please send maiden names if you know them. Every person has a story - hopefully memorial managers who prefer not to update or correct their memorials will transfer them to the requesting family member/friend to maintain and add the story -- or there will be a software update that allows third parties to contribute to memorials. Thanks to all the administrators who make the site available and user-friendly, and to the many great volunteers who make "finding Grandma" possible. Special thanks to photo volunteers who spend hours searching for lost grave markers, sometimes in overgrown, tick and snake infested, unkept, unmarked cemeteries.

You are welcome to use information or grave marker photos I have entered. If you do a copy/paste of a memorial with a bio, please copy the entire memorial which includes my name, date entered and the memorial number at the very bottom -- a LOT of time and research has gone into many of these memorials. Please do not copy/post my "people" photographs on sponsored pages.

Please make your edit/transfer requests from the "edit" link of the memorial and not from the profile page which I don't view often. I generally don't transfer memorials with researched bios, nor do I transfer to requesters who are rude/demanding, have no profile, have two or more times memorials managed as entered, (some contributors claim an astonishing number of "grandparents") or who are collectors -- but I'll always update and link memorials within a day or two if not traveling.

Note - Had nerve injury in left arm/hand, 2010 surgery; smashed left hand in door 2011, broke two fingers; broke left wrist in 2012 - typos during each recovery process - please call them to my attention. 2013 - nerve damage prevents holding a camera, so my enjoyable hobby of photo-indexing cemeteries is over. Am using that time to enhance and link memorials.

When entering information from census records I use the spelling as it appears, even knowing it is wrong -- those aren't typos.
Happy graving - and remember to thank our Veterans and Active Service men and women.
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Ted DeLozier
RE: Barbara Ann & Harold Dean
LaDon, I see no memorials for Floyd or Maud Nutt, but the cemetery shows they are buried in Englewood at Clinton...Never knew great uncle Claud had a twin...I knew there was a connection with Nutt, but somehow recalled it as McNutt, don't know where I got that from out of the clouds..Mom and dad went to the funeral for Floyd when I was real small...Thanks again...
Added by Ted DeLozier on Apr 16, 2014 3:54 PM
Ted DeLozier
RE: Barbara Ann & Harold Dean
I seen an old death notice today for Harold Dean Inloes south of St. Louis at Crain Funeral Homes, so I emailed them and have not heard back yet about where the burial actually way..He had lots in Clinton I understand at Englewood?? Thank you, ever so Much...Ted
Added by Ted DeLozier on Apr 16, 2014 3:31 PM
Ted DeLozier
Harold Dean Inloes
Thank you for linking Harold Dean Inloes to his adoptive parents...His parents had him from a baby, so told to me by my father, Theodore G. DeLozier...Great uncle and aunt loved him like he was blood...Harold allways stayed home and helped on the family farm, it was a showplace on 7 highway east of Clinton...Blessings to you...Ted
Added by Ted DeLozier on Apr 16, 2014 11:57 AM
RE: Sunbridge Cem.

"aka Saint Joesph's City Cemetery. I note you have posted the cemetery photo. From your photo there appears to be almost no markers there. Did you photograph and post all of the visible markers?"

No, that day I was doing cemetery hide-n-seek :) Just finding cemeteries and photographing them... no gravestones. I really don't do St Joseph (I'm about 30 miles from there).

"I am ready to submit some photo requests, but don't want to send someone out there if there are no unposted markers."

As far as I know (and from what I've been told) there are very few markers as this was mainly the 'poor/indigent' cemetery and many were buried here by the city.

"Thanks. By the way, you can update your bio edits section to include adding links, I just saw that option is now available, will sure cut down on SACs."

Thanks for the idea... will do.

Have a great day :)
Added by FranzJr on Apr 15, 2014 8:21 AM
D. L. Lee
RE: Mary Mitchell

Sorry about the month, I just sent you another edit. I have added photos for Jacob and Mary Wells.

I am still in the process of adding photos in Olive Grove. Thanks for all of your help--D.
Added by D. L. Lee on Apr 14, 2014 7:50 PM
William Roha
RE: Unknown surname
I think if you'll check it was to correct the spelling of "Unknown". You may have had "Unkown" or "Uknown" or some other variation.

I'm not asking you to remove a correctly spelling "Unknown" from first or last name.
Added by William Roha on Apr 14, 2014 3:22 PM
Dominique Potier
Find A Grave Memorial# 26413747
Do you have more info about this soldier ? I look for all the US airborne during the WW2 ... I have the same name at the 17th Airborne ... And the 110th didn't exist .

Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 14, 2014 5:05 AM
Laressa Rehagen(Sebastian)
Brock Girls - Thanks again
Ladon, just read your bio, you are not related to us. Bummer. But I wanted to thank you again for the pictures and your past efforts and what you are doing now. Laressa
Added by Laressa Rehagen(Sebastian... on Apr 13, 2014 4:03 PM
Laressa Rehagen(Sebastian)
RE: Annie & Ida Brock
Hi LaDon,
Annie Josephine Brock was born in Carroll Co, Missouri and died in Henry Co, Missouri.
Ida May Brock was born and died in Henry Co, Missouri.
Father Jacob Brock #18315363
Mother Mary Emmaline Brock #18315385
Thanks for the taking and posting the pictures of the tombstones.
Are you related to the Brocks or any of the connecting families? Thanks Laressa
Added by Laressa Rehagen(Sebastian... on Apr 13, 2014 3:52 PM
Linda Dukes
B Trenary
parents linked.
Added by Linda Dukes on Apr 11, 2014 7:09 AM
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