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RalphTerryDavis (#47068956)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for 25 years. Born in Avon, Illinois and lived in Will/Grundy counties since 1966. My wife and I spend the winters in Las Vegas, NV and the summers in Illinois. My family lines are Clayton, Slater, Hopple and Chance. Any time between late April and late September I will be glad to do requests.
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Mitchell C. Jones Ozark Cem.
Please post this to his bio. Source: Goodspeed's 1889 History of Texas Co.,MO. This source has M.C. Jones listed as Michael C. Jones. His tombstone just reads M.C. Jones.

Michael C. Jones. Prominent among the successful and enterprising citizens of Texas County, and among those deserving special recognition for their long residence in the county, stands the name of Mr. Jones, who was born in Edmondson County, Ky., June 17, 1827, being the son of Felix W. and Onor (Jones) Jones, natives of Edmond
son County, Ky. Felix W. Jones died in Illinois in 1875, when about seventy years of ago. His wife died in Kentucky. when the subject of
this sketch was a small child. She was a distant relative of her husband, and was a member of the Baptist Church. After her death Felix W. Jones married Miss Catherine Cockerill, who is still living,and is a resident of Bates County, Mo. She was born in Barren County, Ky. Mr. Jones followed farming all his life, and lived in
Edmondson County, Ky., until 1848, when he moved to Franklin County, Ill. He afterward moved to Marion County, Ark., where he resided a few years, and then moved back to Franklin County, Ill. He was a Whig in politics, and afterward a Republican. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Michael C. Jones was the eldest of
five children born to his parents, all now living: Michael C., Olive, wife of Benjamin Anthony (deceased); Chylon, Iradel, and Marcellus,
who is now a resident of Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. Michael C. Jones was quite young when he left his home and went to Hardin County, Ky. He followed farming in that county for two years, and then lived in Edmondson County, Ky. In 1849 he went to Franklin County, Ill., where he resided until the spring of 1852, and then went
to Texas, remaining there a short time, and then went to Arkansas. Here he found a company going to California, and went with them across the plains, and assisted in driving 800 head of cattle. After reaching that State he followed mining for three years, and then returned by way of Nicaraugua and New Orleans. He remained in
Franklin County, Ill., a short time, and then made another trip to Texas, but soon moved to Williamson County, Ill., where he lived
until in 1871, and then moved to where he now resides. He is the owner of 160 acres of as good land as is to be found in the county.
December 29, 1856, he married Miss Nancy Henry Clayton, a native of Warren County, Ky., born in 1835, and the daughter of Foster Clayton. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been born one daughter, Eliza
Hubbard, wife of Frank Payne Hubbard. Mr. Jones is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity. To Mr. Hubbard and wife have been born two children: Grace May and Henry H.
Added by Linda on Nov 20, 2015 11:45 AM
deloris brumfield
I receive your message and did try to email you but it would not go thru with the address you gave. I copied it so it was just as you wrote
Added by deloris brumfield on Nov 12, 2015 1:16 PM
deloris brumfield
Hopple History
Tried to email you but it came back. But was looking at a site for Clearmont Missouri cemetery for family and seen that you have Hopples in your family. I have done a lot of work on this line due to my mother in law is a Hopple. maybe we can compare someday . I would truly enjoy.
Added by deloris brumfield on Nov 11, 2015 5:30 PM
Curtis Ira Davis
I was able to visit the cemetery yesterday for the photo request. The office was not able to find a record for him. I also put something out there on the photo request list for the cemetery.

They searched through the records for cremations, interments and mausoleum records.

Sorry--gave it a shot. bhd
Added by bhd on Nov 06, 2015 1:03 PM
Richard Whiteman
Charles Walter Howard
Hi Ralph, it appears from my research that Charles Walter Howard and Walter Howard are the same person. Charles Walter Howard was born Feb 23, 1875 in Fulton county. He married Malinda Jane Yocum Nov 27 1898 in Marietta and he died in Macomb Sept 21 1965 at age 90. I will delete my Walter Howard and you can add the info to your Charles Walter Howard, thanks.
Added by Richard Whiteman on Nov 05, 2015 11:01 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Hello Ralph. I noticed your message on another members message board in regards to Curtis Ira Davis at Oak Ridge Cemetery. It's always helpful to call the cemetery and get the exact plot location and post that along with your request. I frequently pass that cemetery on my way to visit my grandparents and great-grandparents at a nearby cemetery. I'm heading down that way later this week on account of the gorgeous weather here in northern Illinois. If you obtain the plot info, let me know in a message, and I'll fulfill it on my way to Resurrection.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Nov 02, 2015 3:13 PM
Richard Whiteman
Charles Walter Howard
I have been taking pictures of the Marietta cemetery and looking for his grave. I haven't found it, but I did find a Walter Howard 153630268
with the same birth date but a different death date. I was wondering if they could be the same person, thanks.
Added by Richard Whiteman on Oct 26, 2015 2:36 PM
Russ Ware
Find A Grave Memorial# 56860386
Ralph, In researching Lucille I have found the following information that you might be interested in adding to her memorial in case others looking for information on her might find useful. Her full name is Lucille Alice Norris, Born 15 Aug 1898 in Fulton County, Illinois, (possibly Ellisville Township).Her father is Frederick E. Norris & her mother is Mary A. Ginther. Lucille was married to Dean Potts Smith in about 1920-1921 in Fulton County, Illinois. Lucille died 15 December 1990 in Fulton County, Illinois. You have her burial information already. Dean's Find A Grave Memorial # is Find A Grave Memorial #56850159. I thought you might be interested in having this information to add to her memorial. Russ Ware,, 801-975-0098.
Added by Russ Ware on Oct 24, 2015 2:51 PM
Suggested bio correction
Ralph. I just erred. Moments ago I sent you a suggested edit for Findagrave #65746609 (Rev. Richard Johnson). It was a suggested bit of
bio. After sending it I realized I needed to add a bit more. So would you please instead add the following bio material of his memorial?

We don't know Richard's wife's name, but we know that she died in 1834 in
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana. They had two known children:
John Calvin Johnson and Jane "Jennie" (Johnson) Whitman.

Ralph...thank you so much for doing your Findagrave work. It is helpful to
people like me.

J. Keith Cook
17334 Jackson Plaza
Omaha NE 68118-3109
Added by Nebord on Oct 22, 2015 6:21 PM
Betty Gompf Nordwall
Axel Steele #65527835
There is confusion between memorial #133071428, Carl August Steele Nordwall (1863 - 1937) and memorial # 65527835, Axel Steele (1868 - 1938). Axel and Carl were brothers born in Sweden. Please note the dates. Their parents were Johannes and Matilda Steele, born and died in Sweden.
Would you transfer Axel's memorial to me?
Thanks. I appreciate your attempt to straighten out this very confusing branch of the family.
Added by Betty Gompf Nordwall on Oct 10, 2015 4:15 PM
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