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Bill Stephens (#47298947)
 member for 15 years, 8 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo If I have entered a memorial for a relative of yours it is because when I was at the cemetery I look for other 'interesting' headstones and something must have drawn me to your relative. I will gladly transfer ownership to you if you e-mail me thru find-a-grave or at and give me your membership number.

I welcome corrections and updates...please use the EDIT tab on the memorial rather than contacting me directly.

You have my permission to use any of my FaG photos for your personal use. You will need to use the images on FaG because I do not keep the original .jpg images after I post...too many pix and not enough terabytes of storage!

I particularly enjoy visiting the remote rural cemeteries. I make every effort to find who is the steward of the cemetery and attempt to get a map of the sections and lot locations. (usually the county clerk at the courthouse has the steward information). Most of these stewards are old and all share a common frustration that nobody wants to take over the responsibility from them when they are gone. They are delighted to learn that FaG has taken the interest to list and photograph graves in their cemeteries.
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Cheryl White
John M. Fortson
Updated his page in Mount Auburn.
Added by Cheryl White on Jan 18, 2017 8:27 AM
Cheryl White
Wilson L Pursley, again
I did find an obit for Wilson in a Melvern newspaper, and added it to his page at Mount Auburn. When I get a chance I think I'll check the marriage records for Shawnee County to see if Minnie remarried here after his death. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Added by Cheryl White on Jan 14, 2017 6:30 AM
Fonda LoBach
Bessie Barker
Thank you very much for the photo submission.

May the Lord bless always.

Added by Fonda LoBach on Jan 13, 2017 6:28 PM
Cheryl White
Wilson Louis Pursley and Rachel Smith
I have again updated Wilson's page in Mount Auburn, as well as Rachel's. I will be looking for better obits for them in Osage County papers as they were living there in 1920. I still don't know the connection between Rachel and Wilson, but she wasn't his wife. I suspect she might have been his mother-in-law, and the large space on their stone was probably left for Wilson's wife, Minnie.
Added by Cheryl White on Jan 07, 2017 6:10 AM
Cheryl White
Wilson L Pursley
I updated the page for Wilson Pursley in Mount Auburn. I'm not sure the Rachel Smith, listed on the stone, was his wife. Ancestry finds him in Coffey County & Osage County with a wife named Minnie. No idea what happened to her. There appears to be a son, also named Wilson, who died in Colorado.
Added by Cheryl White on Jan 02, 2017 8:57 AM
Gordon Willard photo
Added by Gibbens/Gaeta on Dec 30, 2016 4:18 PM
Dawna Budd
Rose Almquist
Thank you, that is a big help.
Added by Dawna Budd on Dec 29, 2016 11:04 PM
Cheryl White
Roy W. Miller
I have updated Roy's page in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Added by Cheryl White on Dec 19, 2016 9:09 AM
Cheryl White
Amanda Haines, Mount Auburn
Bill, I have updated the pages for Amanda Farris Haines and two of her children, Frank & Lola Talty, at Mount Auburn. I changed the links, as someone had Lola linked as Frank's wife ---- she was his sister. Now if I could just find their father, Joseph Talty.
Added by Cheryl White on Dec 17, 2016 11:02 AM
Dana Sparks
RE: Which 2 McCay's are at Topeka Cemetery?
Thank you!
Added by Dana Sparks on Dec 03, 2016 10:10 AM
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