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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 22 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. If I take a volunteer photograph for you, feel free to use it in whatever way you see fit.

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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Carol Hopper Bader
Ernest Matheney
Vern-O, thank you yet another time for another picture. We appreciate your sharing your talents with us.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jan 12, 2016 2:25 PM
Carol Hopper Bader
Daniel Matheney
Thank you, also, for sharing your photograph of the headstone for Daniel Matheney. We appreciate your helping us with our searching.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jan 11, 2016 4:20 PM
Carol Hopper Bader
Grace Monical
Thank you for taking and sharing your picture of the headstone for Grace Monical. We appreciate your time and care.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jan 11, 2016 3:22 PM
Laura Hawkins
Thank you soo much for the photo of Everett & Leota Rush's headstone. You are greatly appreciated.
Added by Laura Hawkins on Dec 26, 2015 10:02 PM
Larry Gaylord
Thank you for getting these photos. You efforts are greatly appreceated.
Added by Larry Gaylord on Dec 23, 2015 11:56 PM
Photos of headstone for Keltner family
Thanks for your time and effort to post the photos of the headstones for the Keltner family.

Added by RNHaynes on Dec 23, 2015 10:06 AM
photo for lowell porter i007 cemetery in bloomfield iowa
vern 0 thanks for a great picture on the marker for Margret porter..subject Lowell and lola porter marker is just along the same road only a little bit further west. next time you are there please take the picture of tombstone. he is my brother.
thanks in advance. Otto k. porter Jr
Added by OTTO K. PORTER, JR on Dec 03, 2015 10:25 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Theodore Welborn grave photo
You are welcome. My bio photo is a union officer.i like your choice of general sherman .
Added by Tom Denardo on Nov 24, 2015 1:07 PM
Thanks for the pictures of Charles Vivian and Terry rice tombstones
Added by jem on Nov 05, 2015 9:40 AM
Jay Freeman
Reynolds Photos
Thanks for the photos! Your efforts are appreciated!
Added by Jay Freeman on Nov 04, 2015 10:48 PM
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