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Genealogy is my primary interest, along with the desire to protect the information found in our cemeteries. No one repository is safe from deterioration or loss. All corrections, additions, and pictures are appreciated!|
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|Paul Rolfe||L C James|
I have the cemetery officials researching this one. The desk clerk is new this year so she has no idea and the maintenance crew also said they don't know. They all agree there are no known lots numbered higher than 192 in section 03 even though there are lot pages indicating there are. We reviewed the record book and L. C. is listed on the page for lot 255. From information on the page, there are four other folks in the lot. L.C. is the only one with no burial date; the others died in 1901, 1904 and 1905. One of those may be of interest; his name is Andrew James who died 5 January 1904 at the age of 21. This proximity may indicate a relationship to L.C.? The other surnames are Stevadd, Murphy and Stegal. Anything of interest? The desk clerk is going to check with the funeral home folks and see if any of them can shed some light on this.
|Paul Rolfe||L C James|
Hello, nice to hear from you again. I found it in the Walnut Hill Burial Book. Unfortunately, it does not show a death or burial date and the book indicates it is unmarked. I am perplexed by the location as well. The book indicates section 03 and lot 255 but their section map shows the highest numbered lot in section 03 is #192. This appears to be an early grave i.e. 1800s to 1920 or so based on the low burial number. The high numbered end of section 03 has a lot of Civil War vets and family members near the GAR/Civil War memorial there. I searched the other James graves in the list and it appears he is not buried beside any other James. There are three James infants buried in that end of section 03; they died 1907, 1912 and 1915 - one may be a marked grave (Julia). They are in lots 172 and 173. If this sounds like your guy, I'll try to talk to the people in the office and see what I can learn, if anything, about that burial. Obviously that lot number does not appear to be correct to me.
|L_A_N||Jeanette Farnham year of birth|
mem #14296680 I was mistaken; Jeanette Farnham's daughter Loneta told me her mother was born in 1896, not 1886 like her grave marker says.
Added by L_A_N on Apr 07, 2015 4:48 PM
Many thanks. Much appreciated.
|GariochGraver||RE: William Leslie|
I'd be happy for you to transfer any related to the Leslie family.
|L_A_N||Jeanette Farnham yr of birth 1907|
Jeanette's daughter Loneta told me that her mother's year of birth on the marker is wrong; family meant to have it fixed, but never did. She was born 20 Jan 1906, (NOT 1896) seven years younger than her husband.
Added by L_A_N on Mar 10, 2015 4:14 PM
|Mrs. Bonnie Sue||Sallie Cottman|
Hello, I made the correction and removed George Cottman as her husband and now list him as her brother. Thanks for letting me know about it...Bonnie
|Karl L ||RE: Elmer Braden|
I once exchanged genealogical info with a CATGRAY.
Are you the one?
Added by Karl L on Sep 13, 2014 12:09 PM
|Paul Rolfe||James graves|
Yep, still at it. I had to get a new PC w/new software (UGH!!!) and have not yet got photo capability worked out; so no photos for a while but still adding & helping. I ran across a unique surname I was entering and was suspicious of the spelling so I visited the grave. Name was misspelled in the book but I noted her marker said she is the daughter of the two James people I asked you about - they are buried by her so thought it might be one you were not aware of. Her married name is Leona L. (James) Guion. You helped so I thought maybe I could help you this time. Not yet, but I will keep trying. Hope you are well.
|Paul Rolfe||James graves Council Bluffs|
Are Wilson James and wife Rachel James part of your James family you were researching? I ran across their graves in Walnut Hill today and thought of you. Paul
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