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Bob & Bonnie McEver (#47129367)
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Bio Photo I am a retired engineer who spent career working in Houston, TX at oil & gas equipment design.

My early years/schooling were in Files Valley, TX, just east of Itasca in Hill County, TX. There is a cemetery there that my Dad kept records on in spiral notebook. After his death, I realized that the notebook with all his notes on who was buried where was lost. In 2007, I began recording the Files Valley Cemetery with friends living in the area. When we completed that, and uploaded to internet websites, we proceeded to add memorials to many cemeteries in NE Hill County.

Bonnie (Wife) and I have been researching our families - McEver, Robinson, Allen, Pruett, & Jordan.

My interest in genealogy comes from making contact with special distant cousins, Maurice Allen, Vicki Bullard and others. We've created a family tree at ancestry.com website.

A final thought on what FindAGrave means to me. It is an excellent tool for preserving the documentation (memorializing)of those who have gone before us. To this end, it doesn't matter to me who owns photos, copyrights, etc. Feel free to use what I provide to FindAGrave for the purpose stated above. It would be nice to receive recognition.
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Sandra Kay "Collins" Prochnow
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Thank you for the picture better late than never.
Sandra Prochnow
Added by Sandra Kay "Collins" Proc... on Nov 17, 2014 11:13 AM
Kim Wright
Mary Magdeline "Maggie" Usrey
Mr McEver - thank you so much for all you do. Could you tell me if Mary Magdeline "Maggie" Usrey, Gregory, Wilson, Wright in Itasca Cemetery is on Find A Grave? She was born 9-28-1883 and died 9-23-1962. Her 1st husband William Frank Gregory (Find A Grave 17451349) is buried in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Her 2nd husband, William Henry Wilson born 1868 and died November 25, 1913, is buried in Files Valley Cemetery (Find A Grave 37577254). Her 3rd husband George Oscar Wright (Find A Grave 48816237). Thanks for any help, Kim Carrington Wright
Added by Kim Wright on Nov 04, 2014 7:39 PM
Sadie E Richardson Williams Allen
Ollie Waldon Sr #48812987
Hi there. Thank you for all that you do to preserve the cemeteries in the Itasca-Files Valley area. I certainly appreciate the help you have given to the Luke Tipton Cemetery.
As I dig further and further into my history, I find relatives from prior generations through the work that you do.

I am requesting management of Ollie Waldon Sr #48812987.

thank you
Sadie
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Added by Sadie E Richardson Willia... on Oct 24, 2014 11:08 PM
Larry Bowen
RE: Files Valley Cemetery
Bob, I appreciate your interest in maintaing this cemetery. However I live too far away to give it the proper attention. Larry
Added by Larry Bowen on Oct 22, 2014 12:48 PM
Doreen Morelli
RE: Files Valley Cemetery
I would love to do this if I lived in that area.
Added by Doreen Morelli on Oct 19, 2014 7:23 AM
Cindy
"Salty Girault"
Bob, Thank You
Added by Cindy on Sep 28, 2014 11:14 AM
Karla Clay
RE: Cody Allen in Itasca Cemetery
Cody Allen's parents are Debbie Johnson Allen Whitson & Dennis Allen. Dennis Allen is still living. I worked with Debbie for 30 years and she passed away in 2009. She only had one son and the father to the son was Dennis Allen. Cody died in a car accident. Debbie was a Johnson before she married Dennis Allen then she married Jim Whitson. Debbie, Jim and Cody are buried in the Itasca Cemetery. On # 6786152 Raymond Allen find a grave he is the father to Dennis Allen who would be Cody's grandfather, Debbie Johnson Allen Whitson's parents are still living.
Added by Karla Clay on Aug 13, 2014 12:33 PM
Grave_Walker
RE: James Roy Irvin in Itasca Cemetery
Not a problem. Over time I have made a few myself and always appreciate when someone brings it to my attention.

Blessings,
Grave_Walker
Added by Grave_Walker on Aug 11, 2014 6:18 PM
James
RE: Photo of Elizabeth Gillings' Marker in
You are very welcome. I live close to Otterbourne and was passing through yesterday on my way back from taking the dog for a walk at Hunters Park in Twyford.
Added by James on Aug 07, 2014 9:06 AM
James Wilson
Memorial# 48816184
I have been trying to find my grand-dad's grave in the Itasca Cemetery, but was unsuccessful. The memorial lists his location as Plot I3. Where is the map kept that shows how the plots are laid out? Me and my dad searched for hours and I'm sure we just missed it. We did find my great-grandmother #48816186 and her daughters in the Patterson Plot D2. I seem to have lots of family there that I never knew of. The photos you took are very lovely but I just wanted to see for myself.
Thanks for your work documenting them.
James Wilson
Added by James Wilson on May 21, 2014 10:01 PM
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