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Mo & Dave Gates (#46929143)
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Bio Photo PLEASE NOTE ..Find A Grave has started something new.
Go to your Contributor Home Page and you will see an Edit Tab on the right hand side at the top. You will now need to approve or decline those edits submitted by users.

We live in a small town in southeast Iowa and recently became members of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission for our county. We have been interested in genealogy for several years and spend a lot of time in Graveyards and Cemeteries taking pictures, taking notes, just piecing the families together. We are love'n it!
The peace and serenity found in these old cemeteries is our reward!

We have come across cemeteries where the headstone markers have disappeared... they are unreadable, broken, buried, or have fallen etc . The Cemeteries are so old that there are not any other records of the people resting there. When these cemeteries does that person's existence!
We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to preservation of these cemeteries.

If there is a memorial we have added, that is not in our family, we will consider a transfer of the memorial to you.
Please use the Edit tab,(upper right hand corner of the memorial) then the "Suggest A Correction"(SAC)option. Do this on every memorial that you want transferred or a correction on and please include your ID number.

If ever you decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. There are many out there willing to do this!
It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.
If the need arises Andrew has accepted the stewardship over the memorial in our care.
Thank You, Mo & Dave

Dave's family names are- Gates,Mohr,Franks,Applegate,Rebo,Mcminn,Rodgers, Hodges,Kutcher,Lang,Mitts,Muhrer.

Mo's Family names are-
Smith,Brashear(s),Dixon and related families.

Other family names... Woodsmall,Brownell,Hill,McGuigan,McMullen,Tague, Mullen,Kerfus,See,Schimer,Stodden,Hein,& O'brien

...Happy Trails.

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Mary & Samuel Baxter
Hi Ya'll, I have a question and I am new at this. William Baxter is my GG Grandpa, so that makes Samuel R and Mary Grimes Baxter my GGG Grandparents.
I looked at ya'lls photo and you look young! So how is it that you are a son of Samuel R and Mary Grimes? They were born in 1812 and 1821.

My email is GOATS3GEEZ@AOL.COM and my name is Karen Renee' Baxter Gorman. Please help me figure this out, because I knowwwwww I belong here~~no doubt.

Thanks so much for the time and help,
Added by KAREN GORMAN on Apr 18, 2014 8:17 PM
Mary Jo Hodges
Thank you
I married Steven W. Hodges of Salem Iowa, and he died March 19 2013. I was married for 35 wonderful years. His parents are Samuel Lewis Hodges of Salem MO and Evelyn Eoleen Hodges of Salem Iowa. Thank you so much for adding them to this forum. I miss them very much. Steve is on the wall unit. Mary Jo Hodges
Added by Mary Jo Hodges on Apr 12, 2014 8:37 PM
RE: Yancey Bailey & Mary Waters Crouch
If your last sentence was a question, the answer is Yes.

My notion is that anything at Find A Grave is in the public domain. By definition, I'd say.

Added by wayne on Apr 12, 2014 5:08 AM
RE: Yancey Bailey & Mary Waters Crouch
You're very welcome. I'm glad to be of help. No, I'm not related, just a local historian trying to restore some old graveyards online. Right now, Clematis.

Bailey Crouch 's funeral was held in Melton, the paper says. Have you ever heard of MELTON? I've checked the standard reference books and I can't find it. There's a slight chance that the word should be Milton, the name of a socialist co-op in Leflore County.

If you'd like the news clips I found, write me by regular email and I'll send them to you.

Best regards,

Added by wayne on Apr 11, 2014 7:06 PM
RE: Yancey Bailey & Mary Waters Crouch
Thank you for this quick and genial response. Yes, Clematis was also known as Victor, and that is the way Find A Grave lists it. You'll see a sign there with both names.

I'll add the obit when you've moved the memorial.

Thanks again.

Added by wayne on Apr 11, 2014 6:36 PM
Yancey Bailey & Mary Waters Crouch
husband: Yancey Bailey Crouch: # 105124959
wife: Mary Jane Waters Crouch: # 103133179

Friends: I've been slowly going through the newspapers for Davenport OK between 1895 and 1920, and what I find doesn't agree with the data posted for the two sites above.

The Davenport New Era shows that Mary Jane was buried in Clematis Cem., about 4 miles south of Davenport. Date and place of birth fit, but her exact date of death was 31 July, not 1 Aug.

Bailey is a tougher question. He died in 1914, two years before she did (so the 1948 date at Find A Grave is very wrong). The Find A Grave site shows no place of burial. The New Era gives the place name Melton. Unfortunately, it's a place name that I can't find in any of the standard reference books. I'll add the corrections to his site and post the article about Melton.

Mary Jane may have been buried in Clematis and then later moved to Davenport, but my guess is she has been placed there on the basis of inference only. I think I'll go ahead and make her a memorial at Clematis. What would you suggest?

Best regards,


Added by wayne on Apr 11, 2014 4:44 PM
R Young
RE: forest home cemetery
thanks for letting me know and for making the change. Things make a little more sense now.
Added by R Young on Apr 10, 2014 2:06 PM
R Young
forest home cemetery
I am curious about the forest home cemetery and was wondering if you could enlighten me. You have Angeline Forbes Palmer as being buried in Block 8, lot 84. This is also where an Elizabeth Palmer is buried. I believe this to be the mother of Harris Palmer, who is buried in "CB Row 21"

What is Cb Row 21, and can you think of a reason why he would not be buried with his widow Angeline Forbes Palmer and his mother, in Block 8, lot 84?

I am pretty sure that this Elizabeth Palmer is Elizabeth Harris Palmer, widow of John Pemberton Palmer 74015848, and am going to link the two unless you have strenuous objections.

Added by R Young on Apr 09, 2014 1:34 PM
Willie Etta Lockhart 45696441
You have had this memorial transferred to your care, so I assume she is related. Do you have any information on her parents? Henry T. Harvey and Mary M. (Miller) Harvey. Thanks
Added by JoyB on Apr 06, 2014 1:56 PM
Mary Eleanor
Re: Sarah Eleanor Bereman
Your listing shows: Sarah Eleanor Bereman McCormick (1844 - 1908)* although Sarah Eleanor and a brother share a grave stone. I have not located any records showing her married to a McCormick..... there are, however, records that show a Sarah Emeline Bereman married to a Riley McCormick in Indiana. Can you explain your use of the McCormick name?
Added by Mary Eleanor on Apr 04, 2014 7:39 PM
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