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Deborah Black Phenix (#47178917)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been a way of life since 1981. I would especially like to thank all those photo volunteers who have shown such kindness to my family and myself. I have received so much support from numerous individuals, thru the years, that it is time to give back as a volunteer. Since most of my family ties are in the midwest or east of the Mississippi River, photos are often difficult for me.

If you have requests in the northern Nevada or northern California areas; I will try to fulfill your requests. As I create memorials in this area, please do ask me about transferring the memorial over to you.

For those in the Newton County, Missouri area, please ask for a transfer, if I manage your direct relatives. I am more than happy to update information or transfer pages to family members. But as a reminder, I do have relatives there also.

To provide information or request a transfer, please use the "Suggest A Correction" (SAC) link, located on the Edit Tab (upper right corner) of the page in question. Using this procedure will send a message to my email that includes links to both the memorial page as well as your Contributor ID so I'll be sure to update or transfer the correct page.

Don't forget to specify your relationship! It may or may not fall within the guidelines of Find A Grave.
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John Fowler
2nd Great Grandparents
Thank you for transferring James S. Fowler and Jerusha Burditt Fowler to me. As you know, the Wilson cemetery is on what was once the farm owned by James & Jerusha. The farm was sold by Joel Fowler (who represented the rest of the siblings)after the death of John Wilson with the cemetery retained for family. This deed is on file in Neosho. Again, thank you for your assistance and all your many hours on Find a Grave.
Added by John Fowler on Mar 01, 2015 2:50 PM
Theresa Brown
RE: Maggie Cupp
Do you bu any chance know what Maggie's first husband's name was? I can't seem to find it any where.Thank you for the information.Thank you in advance if you find this man.
Added by Theresa Brown on Feb 26, 2015 4:20 PM
RE: Swaffar, Ersmond
Thanks, I will send you additional info on your memorials as I continue to work on my memorials. I appreciate your attitude and know that you have worked hard on trying to add info and make corrections on the memorials that were transferred to you. THANKS
Added by Judie on Feb 26, 2015 10:00 AM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
Is there a duplicate for the same name individual in this cemetery? Looks as though one died at birth and the other lived into her 90's but both have same birth date.
Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Feb 23, 2015 1:42 PM
Phillip De Hahn
Jonas Family Reunion ?
How are you related. we are thinking on having the ultimate Family Reunion- Jacob Jonas family- all descendants!
Added by Phillip De Hahn on Feb 23, 2015 12:11 PM
Paul Hoyt
Boucher Cemetery
Deborah, I wanted to let you know that we finished photographing the gravestones at Boucher Cemetery. We didn't find anything for Mr. Lavrar's widow, Josephine.

Best wishes,
Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Feb 12, 2015 6:44 PM
Dixie Lambert
RE: James Manker #30346716
There are no records or newspapers prior to 1908 for our area.
Added by Dixie Lambert on Feb 09, 2015 11:59 PM
Paul Hoyt
RE: Lavrar's
Hi Deborah - 65 degrees and sunny here in Southern Illinois - we had to run to Murphysboro this afternoon, so we swung by Boucher Cemetery and got new pictures for you. I deleted the old ones and added the new. The inscription is spelled out in the caption for picture number two. I "thought" the inscription was written in a foreign language, but it is in English and quite clear. Now you know his exact final resting place! Use the pictures as you wish - I don't post pictures with expectations of no one else using them.

Very nice meeting you!! A fun mystery!

Best wishes,
Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Feb 08, 2015 4:51 PM
Paul Hoyt
RE: Lavrar's
You're welcome Deborah - Do you know if his widow re-married? Looking for clues about her.

I'll send you a note when I get the inscription from Francis' gravestone.

Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Feb 08, 2015 6:54 AM
Paul Hoyt
RE: Francis and Elsie Lavrar
Hi Deborah - The inscription on his stone appeared to be in a foreign language, and I admit that I quickly gave up on it, but yes, I can read it for you. I think we will be returning to Boucher Cemetery on Monday afternoon, if the weather fits, and I'll transcribe it and try to get a readable photo for you.

There are only two inscriptions on the gravestone. I haven't made it through the entire cemetery yet, so his wife may show up in another area.

To save you a lot of trouble - I can post my gravestone pictures to your memorial, and all you would need to do is change the cemetery name on your memorial. That way you wouldn't destroy all of your links and bio information. Let me know if you would like me to do that, and of course you are welcome to copy and use my photos yourself if you prefer.

Best wishes,
Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Feb 07, 2015 10:57 PM
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