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Della M Shafer (#47045656)
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Bio Photo My husband Melvin* and I have been active in our own family genealogies for about 35 years and active in Sumner County, Kansas history and genealogy for almost 30 years. His roots are in the Milan area and mine in the Conway Springs area. We read, recorded and made books for the Milan Cemetery, the Spring Hill Cemetery and the Amish Cemetery in 2000, the Conway Springs Cemetery and the St. Joseph Cemetery in 2002, and the Mulvane Cemetery in 2005. We also enjoy doing lookups from the many transcriptions and databases we have done regarding Sumner County history and families.
I welcome being contacted about any errors found in the records I've posted and I will be happy to transfer ownership of memorials to those who are family members (or closer family members) of the deceased.
*Melvin passed away on April 7, 2009, so I'll be carrying on by myself now. Our first date was on his 15th birthday in 1947 and we were married on May 28, 1950.
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Julie York
Osterhouts in Conway Springs
Hi Della, I'm having trouble finding marriage and children info for Samuel and Earnest. Edward is not there? He must have moved elsewhere. I assume the others here are their family members... are there any clues in the cemetery? Do you remember how they are grouped, or who is married to whom? Thanks, Julie
Added by Julie York on Feb 28, 2014 9:05 AM
Julie York
George Osterhout
Hi Della, Thanks so much for transferring George, and for all your genealogy and cemetery work there! I'm trying to link all the family members, who are spread out all over the country. George's paternal line goes all the way back to the 1650's in New Amsterdam (Manhattan), and fought in the Revolutionary War! I appreciate your help! Julie
Added by Julie York on Feb 27, 2014 5:34 PM
Pit Stop
RE: Myrtle L. Vance
Thanks, Della, for the links between Mary Mouser & Carrie & Myrtle Vance. Yes, I would like to be the caretaker of Myrtle & Carries memorial sites since you're willing to give them up.
Also, please know how much I appreciate your findagrave efforts to document gravesites & preserve them forever.
Added by Pit Stop on Nov 21, 2013 8:56 AM
Pit Stop
Myrtle L. Vance
Hello & thank you for your work on findagrave. I ask if you could please link Myrtle L. Mouser Vance 1896-1921, findagrave memorial #30746774, with her mother, Mary Minerva DeGarmo Mouser findagrave memorial #30457641? Myrtle is Mary's Daughter. I am the manager of Mary's memorial site but am unable to link the two as my choices are only spouses & parents of Mary. Mary's burial plot is next to Myrtle's but has no headstone. Your time would be appreciated.
Peggy McClarren
Added by Pit Stop on Nov 18, 2013 11:21 AM
Has been reattached
Added by SHERYL MASON REYNOLDS on Oct 19, 2013 8:47 AM
Laurie S Keller (AKA Laurie Kirby)
Mary Tryon Smith
You're right, it was a typo. I've corrected it now. Thanks, Della.
Added by Laurie S Keller (AKA Laur... on Oct 18, 2013 6:04 AM
John Buckingham: Nebraska
Hello Della,
I've made the link for John to his father, Allen. But when I put in the link for his mother, it came back as a deleted memorial. If you can send me the correct number, I will be glad to add it.

Added by weston04 on Sep 21, 2013 4:12 PM
Thank you I am related thru Van Fossen side thank you again so much!!!
Added by SHERYL MASON REYNOLDS on Sep 06, 2013 5:49 PM
Amelia Auble
thanks so much for the additional info and correction
Added by Donna on Aug 25, 2013 4:47 PM
Mike Cronk
Hattie J. Bliss - Cascade Cemetery

Good Morning Della,

Thank you for the additional information on Hattie J. Bliss, and the transcription of the letter regarding the death of her mother, Aseniath. I have posted them to Hattie's 'Find A Grave' memorial. Also, thank you for adding her photograph.

These are the details that make someone more than just names and dates. You have breathed life into Hattie's memorial and that of her family...making them more three dimensional. For this I thank you.

Kind Regards,

Mike Cronk
Cascade, MI
Added by Mike Cronk on Aug 16, 2013 8:09 AM
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