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Diana (Giddens) Shrum & David William Shrum (#47109249)
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Bio Photo Photo of 4 gen. my mother, my daughter, me, and my daughters, daughter,my granddaughter, sitting on Nana's lap. My name is Diana (Giddens) Shrum my husband is Dave Shrum, we live in Missouri.My fathers side of my family lived in Pulaski, Phelps, Dent, Shannon, and Texas, Co. Missouri. When I was a young child my dad would take me to the cemetery his family is all buried in he taught me to respect and love the history that lies in them along with the amazing people that once lived, and we call family. Most of the people who are buried in that cemetery are related, to me and each other one way or the other. I dont live near where a lot of my family have been laid to rest. Fine A Grave is the closest thing I have to be able to visit most of my loved one. The surnames I am related, to are, Giddens, Stark, Hensley, Morgan, Dye, Clark, Nickles, Buckner, Gale, Butler, Ireland, Dewitt, and many more. My Husband knew little about his family till I started working on his side of the family. The Shrum, Johnson & many more. If you have anything you would like me to add to a memorial, of a love one, family are just a friend. Please use the edit on the memorial, and I will get the info added as soon as I can. I have found that some people don't think, they need to add, the info, sent to them, for a memorial, that has been suggested. I think the more that is known about a person and the life they lived, the more, we get a understanding of who they were,and how they lived there life here on earth. We help, give them a voice, and keep there memory alive. It is sad that we have so many memorials with just a name and dates. They are all more then that, they were,the ones who paved the path we walk. When History about a family is lost, so will its children be lost. We never really know who we are till we know who and where we came from. No one should ever be forgotten are where they are buried be unknown. If,I am in care of one of your loved one's and they are not of my Family, are,if they are, and you are closer in relation,to them then me, I will be happy to transfer them to you.
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Philip Harmon
I'm hoping you are the one who wrote the biography for Phillip Harmon at Memorial #70520364. My question is whether it is possible that Phillip might have had a second wife. My ancestor Mary Elizabeth Baney was from Texas County, Missouri, and her daughter claims that Mary Elizabeth Baney was first married to a man named Phillip Baney. I found a marriage record for them, so I suspect this is true:

However, beyond Mary's daughter's statement and the marriage record, I am unable to identify who this Phillip Harmon is. I noticed the memorial you created on findagrave #70520364. Is it possible that after Phillip's wife Catherine died in 1862, that he remarried Mary Elizabeth Baney in 1864. Mary Elizabeth Baney was not married to Phillip for long before his death. Her daughter's record states, "My mother had one child by her first marriage, and she lost her first husband and child also during the epidemic of Black Small Pox." Also, Mary Elizabeth Baney is known to have remarried to the widower Stephen Carroll Simmons in 1866.

It does appear there would have been a large age gap between Mary and the Phillip Harmon of your memorial since your Phillip Harmon was born in 1802 and Mary was born in 1845, but stranger things have happened. Mary's second husband Stephen was born in 1829, so he was also a lot older than she was.

Will you take a look at this marriage record and tell me if there is anyway to positively determine if the Phillip Harmon on the marriage record could be the Phillip Harmon of your memorial. Thus far, it looks plausible to me because the death date of his first wife Catherine is prior to the marriage date to Mary Elizabeth Baney, and Phillips death occurs before Mary Elizabeth Baney's marriage to her second husband Stephen. Still, it would be nice to have a little more concrete evidence. Please let me know if you have any documentation that would confirm or disprove this theory.
Added by HESM on Oct 09, 2016 9:55 PM
deanna french
St Louis Samuel D. Arnold Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial for Samuel D. Arnold, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Oct 01, 2016 8:07 PM
william V. sevedge jr
G W Atchison
Hi Diana,

I am a G G Grandson of GW Atchison. I have recently been trying to find my family and my journey led me to Findagrave. My Aunt Ruby recently told me that GW was a sr. which of course would make his son a Jr.

Thanks for posting this info. I am trying to find out more about his parents William Richard and Millie Atchison (Hurley)

Thanks so much for what you have been doing!

William (Bill) Sevedge Jr.
Added by william V. sevedge jr on Aug 26, 2016 8:03 AM
Joyce Dianne O'Neal
Gale Family
Hi Diana. How are you and family? Me and mine are doing okay. Except for my sister Jeanette. She is not doing well at all. I am on Facebook. Dianne O'Neal in Kansas City, Missouri. I guess you must be on Facebook too. I think I found you on Facebook. Did you use to live in Wellston,Missouri? My Aunt Francis lived in Wellston on Lulu street. Have a good one. Your Cousin, Dianne
Added by Joyce Dianne O'Neal on Jul 21, 2016 3:07 PM
Janice (Teel) Crites
Richard Crawford #166549937
Happy to transfer the care of this memorial to a loving, caring family member.

I have sent a note to the person who created #166587645, informing them that their memorial is a duplicate of this one.

I believe family should be with family!
Added by Janice (Teel) Crites on Jul 07, 2016 3:56 PM
Joyce Dianne O'Neal
Morgan,Willis, Gale Family
Diana, Would you please send any information you have on the Gale, Willis, and Morgan family to my email from now on. I would appreciate it very much. My email address is: How did you find out that James McGlothlin died of the flu? Do you know when he died? Or where he is buried? I can't find anything on James McGlothlin. I can't find much on Grandpa Lawrence H. Gale either. I think I told you that Lawrence Gale and Eva McGlothlin are my Daddy Ovie Gale parents. And Stella and Oscar Willis is my Mom Catherine's parents. If you like to text me sometime if you email me I will give you my cell phone number. I don't know your Aunt but if she would mind you giving me her number I would love to talk to her sometime. Thank you again for all your help. It is much appreciated. Have a good week. Take care. Sincerely, Dianne P.S. Are you on Facebook. If you are you can look me up. It's Dianne O'Neal in Kansas City, Missouri.
Added by Joyce Dianne O'Neal on Jun 06, 2016 4:35 PM
Jim B.
RE: Sallie Tomlinson
Okay Diana, check me out on the changes. Hopefully I have it right. Thanks for your input.
Added by Jim B. on Jun 03, 2016 9:09 AM
Joyce Dianne O'Neal
RE: Gale, Willis, Stark
Diana, thank you for answering me. I'm sorry I don't know your Aunt Mary Gale. How is her aunt related to Lawrence Henry Gale? May I ask where you live? I am looking for information on Lawrence Henry Gale and James McGlothlin. I'm not coming up with much on either of them. My Grandpa on my Mom's was Oscar Willis. How are you connected to the Willis's? Have a blessed Sunday. Take care. Sincerely, Dianne
Added by Joyce Dianne O'Neal on May 22, 2016 12:56 PM
Jim B.
RE: Sallie Tomlinson
Diana, I am wondering if we are dealing with two different Sallies. You show she married Ransom in 1890 and he died in 1910. But you show that she married John Kirk Tomlinson in 1903. Do you know if she divorced Ransom or is there a Sallie Butler and a Sallie Giddens? I am a little confused, but I have made the changes you requested.
Added by Jim B. on May 19, 2016 7:53 AM
Jim B.
RE: Sallie Tomlinson
Diana, I got the Butler as the maiden name from the headstone. I do not know if that was from another marriage or where it came from. Any information you could provide to clear it up would be appreciated.
Added by Jim B. on May 19, 2016 7:39 AM
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