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Vern-O (#47261693)
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Bio Photo I live in southeast Iowa, with my paternal roots coming from northern Arkansas and northern Mississippi, and my maternal roots coming from Davis county, Iowa, Lucas county, Iowa and Schuyler county, Missouri. It fascinates me to think that possibly some of my Confederate ancestors on my father's side fought against my mother's Union ancestors during the Civil War.

It has been said that the study of genealogy is the "handmaiden" to the study of history, and I believe it. I have been interested by history since I was a little boy, and it was only natural for me to get interested in genealogy when I became an adult. When I was growing up, I would often read books about history, especially medieval history. So I was thrilled when I discovered during my research that I am descended from four sons of Edward III, King of England, which in effect links me to most of the royal houses of the Middle Ages. I also found out I descend from two of Daniel Boone's siblings.

I have been researching my family tree for the past 21 years, becoming infected with the genealogy bug after I tried filling out a family tree in a Bible. After realizing that I didn't know that much about my family history, I set out on a hobby that I have been doing ever since, and enjoying every minute of it!

I try to add as much family information and relationship links as possible in the memorials I manage to help others with their family research. If you feel you have more information to add to my memorials, or you feel some of the information is inaccurate, contact me through the "Edit" tab on the memorial.

I enjoy walking through cemeteries looking for headstones for others when I have free time, especially since so many others have photographed headstones for me in the past. I appreciate their time and effort! When I visit a cemetery, I take photos of all stones that catch my eye, and of course, any that I think might be even distantly connected to me.

I feel Find-A-Grave is important to help remember deceased families and individuals to keep them preserved for future generations. I have also found it to be an excellent tool for genealogical research. Feel free to contact me regarding any of the memorials I manage, since I am related to most of them in one way or another. I would love to compare information and hear from distant relatives, especially anyone who is a descendant of the Reverend Henry Dooley (1799-1856), who is buried in the Dooley cemetery in rural Davis county, Iowa.
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Hume Family by MSB
Albert & Ruby Meyers Bugh
Thank you so much for the pic.
Added by Hume Family by MSB on Jul 27, 2015 8:12 PM
Hume Family by MSB
Larry Dean Bugh
Thank you so much for the photo of my ex-brother in law.
Added by Hume Family by MSB on Jul 27, 2015 8:09 PM
Robert Yorks
Rachel Milks
Thank you for the photo of Rachel Milks headstone.
Greatly appreciated.
Added by Robert Yorks on Jul 23, 2015 5:59 AM
Juanita Chrz
Gene Ostrander
Thanks so much for the picture of Gene's grave marker. You do such a great job for so many of us.

Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on Jul 22, 2015 3:20 PM
Gaskings-Allman photos
thank you so much
Added by Bev on Jul 22, 2015 11:25 AM
Thank you for adding the photo
Added by dcterri on Jul 22, 2015 9:36 AM
Don Stout
Teal Photo
Thank you so much for the great photo for Arthur and Dixie and thanks for all you do for findagrave.
Have a great day! Don Stout
Added by Don Stout on Jul 22, 2015 6:47 AM
Carol Lynn White
Wesley Dorrell Chidester
Thank you for the very nice photo of Wes' grave. I appreciate it.

Carol Lynn White
Added by Carol Lynn White on Jul 21, 2015 12:29 PM
Photo for Arthur Sells
Thank you so much for taking time to visit the grave of my relative and taking a great photo of his gravestone. It is truly appreciated.
Added by Geniereese on Jul 16, 2015 12:34 PM
Gwen Cottingham
Mary Kirchner

Thank you so much for taking the photo of Mary Kirchner's stone. I do appreciate your time and effort. Gwen
Added by Gwen Cottingham on Jul 15, 2015 4:00 PM
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