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Dorthy Chikly (#46990221)
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Bio Photo I moved from the Colorado mountains to eastern Kansas a few years back when my daughter decided on KU for her engineering studies. In searching for new place to call home, I came across a church from the 1880's that sits on the Santa Fe Trail. Converting this church into a home has been an interesting path and along the way, I've learned some of the history of the area.

I was fortunate to be close to my grandparents and have the chance to spend time with them before they passed away. My Grandmother passed on Christmas Day of 2005 and my Grandfather joined her a year later.

My interest in FindAGrave began as I researched family on my grandparents side - and was able to find my great grandparents and even family members 5 generations back from all over the nation! I realized what a powerful tool this website can be!

In joining the FindAGrave team of volunteers, I am learning more of the local history through the names I've documented from local cemeteries. I've been working to update the town's master cemetery list to include additional details from the headstones (such as birthdates, marriage dates, list of children). I hope my work helps others as we search for and document our history.
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RE: Margaret Hupp
Thank you, Dorothy!

Added by Valerie on Aug 21, 2015 12:46 PM
misti roberts
Lula Maude Mecham
Hi I was wondering how to find more information about this person I noticed an anonymous message that stated something about a great grandmother seed disrupting the legacy of the family I'm wondering if the great grandmother question is Lula maude. great grandmother was Lula maudes daughter and did some pretty awful things. I've always wondered about her mother and that side of my family like if they were genetically evil
Added by misti roberts on Aug 13, 2015 3:18 PM
Bertlyn Johnston
Elizabeth , wife of Samuel C. Mecham
I see you have a picture of Elizabeth Ball Mecham, 1804-1855.

If her death was 1855 how can we have a picture of her. Were they taking pictures of family in 1855?

This is my husbands 4 great grandmother and delighted to find the grave.

Bertlyn Crouse Johnston.
Added by Bertlyn Johnston on Aug 07, 2015 5:25 PM
Londa Wheatley
Kansas Cooper
Thanks so much. I've been able to fill in names and dates because of the hard work of ppl like you linking family members.
Thanks again, Londa
Added by Londa Wheatley on Feb 03, 2015 11:57 PM
Londa Wheatley
Cooper in Overbrook
Sounds like a ton of fun and hard gratifying work on your home. The family properties also have the Sante Fe Trail going thru it.
I am messaging you to ask if you would please link my great grandparents, Marcia V Cooper and Joel Putnam Cooper. His # is 66546131 and located in Genessee Prairie Cemetery in MI.
Thanks so much for your hard work on this.
Happy Hunting, Londa
Added by Londa Wheatley on Feb 03, 2015 2:03 AM
Kind greetings! Pamela Rene Thompson is my first cousin. Her parents, Wilma # 23281421 & Marion Reed (Pete) Thompson are buried in Snapp Cemetery, Taney MO - It would be wonderful if they could be connected here at Find A Grave. Thank you for all you do for others!
Added by Susan╰⊰Ϭ... on Jul 08, 2014 6:21 PM
Bonnie Cox Kofsky
Overbrook Cemetery
I finally found it by going on down 1st Street to the end.
Thanks Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Cox Kofsky on Feb 06, 2014 5:59 PM
Bonnie Cox Kofsky
Overbrook Cemetery
Hi, my great grandmother Sarah Hollinger Blocher is listed as buried at Overbrook with several of her children & relatives. I intend to be in Kansas later this year and want to go to the cemetery. When I Google the map to get directions from Topeka what I am finding is a photo of trees without any head stones in it, nothing like in the photo shown on Find A Grave. Can you help me locate Overbrook.

I want to go to Twin Mounds Cemetery before Overbrook and I find it on Google okay.

Bonnie Cox Kofsky
Added by Bonnie Cox Kofsky on Feb 06, 2014 5:32 PM
Melanie Gearhart
Margaret Irene "Irene" Sutter Hart
Thank you for updating this memorial.

Added by Melanie Gearhart on Jan 24, 2014 8:02 PM
Walter and Maud Pearce
Thanks Dorthy. Have added links and info..
Added by Sheila on Jan 07, 2014 6:07 PM
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