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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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Murtz
Gallo at Pleasant Hill
Nice work on the Gallo marker in Cincinnati, IA. Much appreciated.
Added by Murtz on Mar 31, 2015 11:49 AM
jspowell
Neal Wood tombstone
Thank you so much for taking that photo. I really appreciate it.
Added by jspowell on Mar 31, 2015 7:51 AM
archtype
Leland and Irma Waite-Duffy
Thank you for the photo of the memorial for my cousins.

James Waite
Baton Rouge
Added by archtype on Mar 31, 2015 7:41 AM
svandee
Thank you
Thank you for the headstone photo of Rachel Myers !
Added by svandee on Mar 30, 2015 7:18 AM
Kara
Vass
Thank you so much for the headstone photo of William and Emma Vass. It means a lot to our family!
Added by Kara on Mar 28, 2015 11:14 AM
William Croghan
Peter Goff Pic
thanks so much for the picture!!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by William Croghan on Mar 28, 2015 8:34 AM
Cindy H
Riordan Family
Thank You for taking photos of the Riordans.
Daniel
James
Margaret
Mary
Mortimer

It was nice of you to fill my request so soon.
Cindy
Added by Cindy H on Mar 24, 2015 5:13 AM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
William and Bertha Currie
Thank you for this wonderful photo you have placed on these memorials. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Connie Schwindt Rumold
47931842
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Mar 18, 2015 3:41 PM
Connie Ryan
MOUNT CALVARY -MELROSE IOWA
Thank you for all the photos taken in Melrose,Ia.
Added by Connie Ryan on Mar 17, 2015 9:59 AM
Pat Kiser
Roberta Sinclair
Thank's so much for the nice gravestone photo.
Added by Pat Kiser on Mar 17, 2015 9:12 AM
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