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Kimberly Shields-Hannah (#47164676)
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Bio Photo My name is Kimberly and I began my journey here at "Find a Grave" in August 2009 when I stumbled upon this website by accident. My father had just past away 2 years ago and I had not been able to go and see his grave or headstone. I was totally surprised that someone had taken a picture of his headstone and put it on this site. My husband and I moved from California to Texas. His mother is buried in Central California and I was able meet another fantastic volunteer who went and took photos of my husband's mother's headstone and other famiily members so that he is able to have a memorial for them since we are so far away. I know there are so many others out there who do not know about this site and I want to help share this site with others. I feel it is important to keep our loved ones memories alive.

I have enjoyed linking family together on here and this site has been advantageous in my genealogy endeavors. The following are surnames of the family I am researching: Shields; Hannah; McElwain; Detherow; Case; Shook; Davis; Pilkington; Harmon; and most of Webster Co., Missouri (to list a few). If you are related, please let me know. I have done a lot of research on most of these families and would love to share anything I have.

**** I would be happy to transfer memorials to those related and even non-related, within reason; I just ask that those memorials I transfer be cared for as I have cared for them ****

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RE: kimberly ihde
You're very welcome. Willard is next to her and I assume her father? If Willard is her father than my wife knows Kimberly's brother.
Added by Jeff on Jan 25, 2015 5:32 PM
Janet LaMotte
RE: Lorita Cline
It was very hard to photograph her crypt. There is very little contrast between the white letters and the light colored marble. The crypt is up high next to the ceiling so its a far shot. We usually cannot use flash in the mausoleum because of the reflection on the marble.
Added by Janet LaMotte on Jan 24, 2015 5:47 PM
RE: Sarah Howard Lovelady
Thank you again.

I am feeling more confident about my William S being the one on the 1850 census. I had forgotten about a family note that he joined the Methodist church in Lafayette, MS when he was 18, so that puts him there at the same time. He was also born in Alabama like the William on the census--his family moved to MS in 1832.

I just wish there was something more than to confirm Andrew Carson. For instance, Ancestry has Andrew's birthday as 8/27/1798, but some quick Googling shows that was actually a totally different Andrew Carson from NC. I've basically given up on using the trees on Ancestry as a source because there's so much bad info-- sons born before fathers, etc.

My tree is at if you want to take a look. The ones in teal are the connections I'm not sure about.

Oh and I was born in Pasadena but live in the inland empire now, which is about an hours drive east of LA.
Added by emeybee on Jan 16, 2015 2:25 PM
RE: Sarah Howard Lovelady
Hello, thanks for answering so quickly.

William is my great great grandfather. I am trying to determine his parents. That grave you mentioned is indeed "my" William S. Carson's, however I am not sure if he is the same "William S. Carson" who was on the 1850 census with Sarah Dodd, as it is a common name and could be someone unrelated.

Do you remember where you obtained the information on Andrew Carson? The only confirmation I can find are other peoples' family trees on Ancestry, but I've found that many of those trees are filled with inaccuracies. For instance, several other trees have William's parents as William (Sr.) and Jane F. Carson.

Oh, and I am not from Texas, I am born and raised in CA.
Added by emeybee on Jan 16, 2015 1:46 PM
Sarah Howard Lovelady

Could you tell me where you obtained the information that Sarah Howard Lovelady was married to Andrew Carson, and do you know any more information about him? I have found a census record for her from 1850 that includes one of my ancestors (William S Carson, born 1828). I am trying to figure out if Sarah/Andrew were his parents or if he was related by some other way.

Added by emeybee on Jan 16, 2015 11:56 AM
Gordon Edwards
RE: Skelon Taylor
You are very welcome - we've got good records of the family burial, they just did not plant individual markers, so we don't know which grave is which within the plot.
Added by Gordon Edwards on Dec 08, 2014 4:17 PM
Pamela l.
RE: Doris Kathleen (Shields) Lane
My husband, children and I moved to Lewisville in 1972 because house prices were very reasonable there at the time. We lived there off and on until 1991 when my husbands job took us to California. My brother George David, also lived there until 2013 when he bought a house in Carrollton. When my mother retired she moved to Lewisville to be close to my brother and stayed until her death.

Here's a little tidbit that shows what a small world it is. My daughter married a few years ago to Kevin Stuart Bacon. His mothers maiden name is Shields. I know her as Ellie. My daughter did a cursory search to make sure they weren't related. I believe all the did was some checks and found out that the Shields landed in Tennessee and other Shields I believe she said wound up in Pennsylvania. Or was it the Bacons? I'm not sure but they did marry and she is now expecting a healthy baby, having done chromosome tests just to make sure they weren't more closely related than they thought.

Nice talking to you, let me know is any of this rings a bell or answers questions you might of had.

Hugs, Pam
Added by Pamela l. on Dec 02, 2014 4:19 AM
Pamela l.
RE: Doris Kathleen (Shields) Lane
Hello Kimberly. I was a very small child but I remember bits and pieces and then chunks of info that had been talked about after the fact. It seems my grandfather Harry Shields was an alcoholic who would write a slew of bad checks and then disappear until my grandmother, Laura Ann a Bacon Shields, worked to get them paid off. Then he would reappear only to repeat those actions. Ah, it seems Harry was the skeleton in our family closet.

Louis Johnson was indeed Sara France's 2nd husband. They both outlived Harry by many years. I'm not sure of the dates but "Grandpa Johnson" died either before or shortly after my birth in November of 1952. "Grandma Johnson" as we called her lived as long as I can remember in my Grandmothers back bedroom after breaking a hip. I remember quite well running down the hall when we arrived for a visit only to find the bed empty. I must have been around 4 years old, I'm guessing. My grandmother Laura took care of her father in law and step mother in law until their deaths. I can remember going to the Clyde cemetery to work on the family plot with my grandmother, shovels, rakes, and work gloves at hand. No such thing as a perpetual care cemetary in Clyde back then. Somewhere I have a picture of her (France's) sitting on the back steps of my family home in Dallas right after I was born so judging from the clothes she wore in the picture I'm thinking it must have been early spring of 1953. I know that everyone who could help was at my house at that time as my dad had suffered a stroke on the 3rd day after my birth.

I hope this all makes sense as I am just writing it as I recall events. I'll close now and respond to your other message. I, too, was quite excited to hear from you!
Added by Pamela l. on Dec 02, 2014 4:02 AM
Pamela l.
Doris Kathleen (Shields) Lane
Hi Kimberly. I was looking at my mother's grave record when I noticed you had left a flower. Sadly we lost Mama in 1907. I put the data on her grave record. If I can provide any more info let me know. Likewise I'd love any info you might dig up on my grandfather, her dad. Harry Shields. He died before I was born and there was never much talk about him when I was growing up. I do know he resided in Clyde, TX in Callahan county at the time of his death from a cerebral hemorrhage. Thanks and so nice to see the flower on her grave record.

Pamela Lane Pillers
Added by Pamela l. on Nov 30, 2014 10:03 AM
RE: Willie antone Courvisier
I grew up working for him at Bill's Fruit Stand. I worked from 1963 to 1969 summers and after school and worked full time in 1969-1970. I went back to work in 1973 went I got out of the navy and was going to be partners in the business until things changed. I spent many hours with him on the road as well as at home, including bowling and things. He was like a second father to me. He was married to Eileen and his daughters were Kathy(Courvisier)Kile and Shirley...can't remember her married name.
Added by RICK NELSON on Nov 19, 2014 7:54 PM
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