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I was born in MS and after living in CA for 43 years my husband and I have returned to Florence to live. I became interested in my family history during the early 1990's. While searching for ancesters in old cemeteries I was saddened to see the neglect and damage to beautiful old headstones and monuments. |
The iron marker in my bio picture is in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson's oldest cemetery and was made by Pearl River Foundrey owned and operated by a family member in the late 1800's. There are two of these markers in Greenwood Cemetery.
I am happy to photograph headstones and post them to help complete memorials on find a grave. I must give credit and many thanks to my husband, Les and sister, Sue for their help with obtaining burial locations.
My Family names: Parker, Richardson, Winterstein, Switzer, Bell/Beall, Bradley, Dorman. My husbands family names: Davenport, Arnold, Davis, and Stinson.
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|Eugene Downes||RE: Sarah Stinson|
I would have to find the picture of Sarah and the baby to check the back to be sure but I think the baby could be Evelyn which may have been Sarah and Orval's first baby???? I think I'll use your email address to send more information and pictures. Please feel free to use my email address which is email@example.com .
|Eugene Downes||RE: Stinson|
Hi Fran, Effie was my wife's fathers favorite Aunt. His mother was Effie's sister Sarah Stinson Davis. She married Orval Charles Davis there in California. Orval was not my wife's fathers dad so he chose to use the name of Reeder. Jim Reeder was born 1910 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas. Several years ago we interviewed my wife's aunt Margie asking information on the family history, recording her stories. She told us about a trip she made back to Springdale and Fayetteville to find out about the family roots. She talked about an old man she saw setting in front of an old store (maybe Springdale) and ask him if he knew William Stinson. He was the one that told her that Bill could shoe any mule that there was, no matter how mean he was. She told us that she also found out that bill owned and operated several sawmills, small one I thank. She gave us quite a few names and more information but I would have to listen to the tape several more times in order to put it all together.
|Eugene Downes||Davis Stinson Family|
Hi Fran, it looks as though your husband and my wife are connected to the same family tree. How much do you know about the William Carroll Stinson Family?? Do you have any information on his sawmills or his horse(Mules)shoeing business? There is a story told that said that if there was a mean mule that needed to be shoed you needed to contact Bill Stinson. I think it was Effie Stinson who first married a man who supplied the rail road some ties and I think died in Oklahoma before Effie moved on out to California where she met and married a Davis. I wondered if Bill Stinson used his mill to cut ties for the rail road.
|mcphail||Ruby McPhail Lambert Henderson|
Well,l you are certainly correct that Ruby McPhail is listed in this cemetery under two different names. Neither one of them is mine to delete. I wonder about getting them merged. Both memorials have good information. Thanks for paying more attention to this than I did!
Added by mcphail on Feb 20, 2015 5:33 PM
Thank you for taking the time to locate and photograph this marker. I really appreciate it!
Added by mcphail on Feb 20, 2015 11:11 AM
|Ann Berry McNair||Jordan gravestone photos|
Fran, thanks so very much for getting the gravestone photos for the memorial pages of the Jordan Family at Lakewood Memorial Park. I appreciate your willingness to help, Ann
|M. E. Shotwell||Labe Bradford Johnson, Jr.|
I am seeking to include memorials for the descendants of Elisha W. Holmes, Jr. & their spouses. Thank-you for providing the photograph of the gravestone of Labe Bradford Johnson, Jr. to add to his memorial. I appreciate your kindness.
|J R Hinton||Jesse W Langston|
Thank you so much for taking the picture of his marker. I'm not related...just helping a friend out with his genealogy and linking them on Find A Grave. I appreciate your kind consideration of my request.
|Beth Austin||Tuman Keen|
Wow! That was fast and thank you so much for the wonderful marker picture for Truman Keen. I really appreciate you time and effort.
Thanks for a quick response in updating my first cousin (2x removed) and wife. I appreciate it.
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