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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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C. T. Lewis
Robert Greene Eckles
Thanks for the information and source.
Added by C. T. Lewis on Nov 27, 2015 11:48 AM
Shelburn Wilkes
William Boggs (#67928108)
As requested, additional data has been added to this entry. Thank you.
Added by Shelburn Wilkes on Nov 24, 2015 7:52 PM
Mary Garland Jackson
RE: Smith/Merck
The only wives I know of for Noble Merck are Lily Neal Merck whom he married in 1898 and Olabelle S. Merck whom he married after Lily died. Lily is buried in the same area as my grandmother, Ida Merck Jackson (Noble's sister). I don't believe this Ethel was Noble's wife unless he married her after Olabelle died in 1953. Noble died in 1958. Could you tell me more about how you put the relationships that you mentioned together. Perhaps there is something that I don't know about Noble. Thanks for your prompt reply.
Added by Mary Garland Jackson on Nov 19, 2015 1:28 PM
Mary Garland Jackson
RE: Noble Merck
Thank you for informing me about the other grave stones in the Merck plot. I appreciate your work in investigating these because it might help me to find out something about Noble Merck's second wife, Olabelle's, family. I believe her maiden name was Smith. I would be interested in learning about anything else you find out. Best regards.
Added by Mary Garland Jackson on Nov 19, 2015 10:45 AM
Theresa Crenshaw
Eva Hooks
Thank you for the info on Eva Hooks. I have added it to her bio.
Added by Theresa Crenshaw on Nov 17, 2015 8:58 PM
Jan Summers
Robert and Blanche Fillmon
Thank you for making the updates to their memorials. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Nov 17, 2015 2:34 PM
Janice Oberlin Smarr
Minnie Yates
Thank you so much she is very confusing in 1930 her and frank are living with a man and his mother and they state she is his daughter but I find her parents marrying and living in Michigan all their lives so I don't know LOL. Thank you for the info. I would like to find her obit but Florida libraries do not help.
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on Nov 15, 2015 8:50 PM
Janice Oberlin Smarr
Minnie Yates
In the 1945 census she is alot older then he is 44 she is 65. that is probably correct.
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on Nov 15, 2015 8:32 PM
Janice Oberlin Smarr
Minnie Yates
Were her parents names listed in that book?

Her age changed on every census. her marriage record states she was born in 1895 but 1882 is probably correct as she was not with her parents in 1900. Probably trying to be closer in age to her husband.
Added by Janice Oberlin Smarr on Nov 15, 2015 8:29 PM
William Mattingly
RE: Johm Robert Mattingly
John would have been my grandfathers 4th cousin, once removed, although it seems obvious they never met.
Added by William Mattingly on Nov 15, 2015 7:54 PM
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