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Harv (#47030477)
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Bio Photo Searching for Gill, Morris, Goins, Carter, McLain, and many others. My brickwall is finding my Great Grandparents, John M. Gill b. abt 1840 and his wife Celia Anna Matilda Kirby b. abt 1848 pictured here. Both died in Texas or Oklahoma.

Also trying to add as many of our veterans as possible.

If I have posted one of your relatives, I will gladly transfer.

If you find errors in my data, please inform me and please give me your source for the correction.
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Kris Jones
RE: Joe Slater Memorial Cemetery Wright City
No problem. We enjoy doing it.
Added by Kris Jones on Jul 24, 2014 11:12 AM
RE: Goins
Rance Goins
Added by Twila on Jul 01, 2014 10:33 AM
RE: Goins
I am the gr gr grandson of Rance Goins. My family has always known where he is buried. I have been researching my family for more than 30 years so I too have spent much time on the Goins family history.

Added by Twila on Jul 01, 2014 9:53 AM
You are very welcome Harv. I added a couple of others to the cemetery. Everyone was buried together. I noticed their names changed to Ruffatt. Mary Ruffatto is buried next to Andra, however, Find A Grave has her listed as Raffatt, I have submitted a correction based on her headstone. I added her picture also. Also, near them are Sylvia and Lucille Ruffatt. I added their pictures also.

I saw several Morris' in Paris. I noticed you said you were hunting for Morris'. The cemetery is missing a lot of profiles. If there is anyone you suspect might be buried there, let me know and I can check it out for you.

Happy hunting and thanks for you commitment to Find A Grave.

Added by Jennifer on May 25, 2014 7:50 PM
Scholastiga Gansz

Hi! Reference your photo request(s) at Elmwood Cemetery in River Forest, Illinois.

I am one of the few people who actually photographs at this cemetery. There are over 70,000 burials in the cemetery, so there is no way that any photo volunteer is going to be able to find the graves unless you provide the plot location. The cemetery lots are also mostly unmarked which makes finding graves here very challenging.

If you call the cemetery they should provide you the grave plot.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

The cemetery will not provide the grave plot to photo volunteers.

If you then send me the names and burial plots I should be able to provide you photos within a week or two afterwards (depending upon my schedule and Chicago weather).

Just so you know, the Find A Grave Help files also state that it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the burial plot location.

If you have any questions in regards to this information, please let me know.

Added by Ace on May 09, 2014 2:08 AM
RE: Joseph Ferris.
Not related either. :-) Just paying it backward and forward for the help others have given. I keep wanting to say I almost have this cemetery complete... but LOL.... that's not possible as it's still active. I have 95% of the pictures posted... I'm sure I won't get to 100%... but I'm about as done as I will be soon. :-) Thanks for all the work you've done!!!
Added by Lois on May 01, 2014 9:13 AM
RE: Combs family
Glad to help. I am not related to this family but do newspaper research and follow up with public family trees on It helps fill a lot of holes.

Thanks for all you do to promote family genealogies.
Added by Elkco on Apr 05, 2014 5:03 PM
Mike Crowder
Darrel Preston Dunkin
Thank you so much for transferring Darrel's memorial to me.
Added by Mike Crowder on Apr 03, 2014 1:07 PM
Ardis, Pvt Major Jefferson
Descendant of Ardis. Are you willing to transfer memorial. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into Find A Grave. Truly a blessing.
Added by Vic on Mar 25, 2014 2:27 AM
Thanks for the two transfers, I will take care of them proudly.
Added by Nay on Mar 21, 2014 7:41 PM
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