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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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Donna White
re: Clarence and Gertrude Stanton
Hi, Thank you for finding and posting grave pics for Clarence and Gertrude Stanton.I appreciate it very much. donna
Added by Donna White on May 23, 2016 12:28 PM
Hilleary and Moore Stones
Thanks so much for photographing the Hilleary and Moore family stones and grave sites. I could never have made the trip to do it myself for these cousins. Your time and energy is much appreciated!
Added by PastorDeb on May 23, 2016 11:04 AM
Leslie P. Fowers
Elsie Louderback photo
Thank you so much for adding the tombstone picture. It really helps to get confirming or additional information.
It is because of people like you, who go out of your way to assist us, that we are able to link to our family members.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on May 18, 2016 3:34 PM
Lynn (Luniw) Demytruk
Philmore and Edith Millard
Thank-you for the photo.
Added by Lynn (Luniw) Demytruk on May 16, 2016 6:20 PM
Tom Pottenger
Robert and Mary June Kerfoot
Thank you SO MUCH for making this happen. I honestly did not expect to find her next to him, but there she is. I've created her memorial and added the photo request if you want to post it. Thanks again! This is great.
Added by Tom Pottenger on May 13, 2016 5:07 PM
Doris Christensen
Thank you once again for filling a photo request for me. Just knew that you would be the one to do it!!! Really do appreciate your time & efforts.
Added by Doris Christensen on May 06, 2016 8:21 AM
Tom Pottenger
RE: Memorial Lawn Cemetery requests
Thanks so very much for your remarkable efforts! This makes quite a difference. Without dedication like yours our records and this site would be so much less than the tribute they now are.
Added by Tom Pottenger on May 06, 2016 7:29 AM
Tom Pottenger
Mary Lillus (Reinier) Gallespie in Memorial Lawn
Thanks so much for letting me know what you learned. We've found out she's actually in Shaul, and we're working on getting the duplicate removed. Thanks again!
Added by Tom Pottenger on Apr 28, 2016 7:10 AM
Tom Pottenger
RE: Hazel E. (Gallespie) Deiters in Memorial Lawn
Man, you're on top of it aren't you. I have contacted some in the family from Iowa who has more famil history records and asked about Mary Lillus Gallespie - I'll look for her response.

Thanks again.
Added by Tom Pottenger on Apr 26, 2016 12:55 PM
Thank you for your time to find, photograph and post photos of their markers.
Added by AnitaKilburnPowers on Apr 26, 2016 8:47 AM
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