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Iowa Girl (#47315020)
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Bio Photo I am an Iowa native - born here and still living in the great state of Iowa. I have been doing genealogy research for over 20 years. I have a BA in Psychology/Humans Services and not only complete research to find the names, places, and stories of families but also the patterns of behaviors that evolve in a family line. These relationships within the family are part of what defines who we are. Through researching for myself and others, I have learned about how things like alcoholism, mental health (depression, PTSD, etc.) and socioeconomic situations can change a family for generations.

We are all trying to trace our own roots as well as help others find theirs as well. Please be RESPECTFUL!

Many people seem to want to "hoard" memorials and compete for the largest number of added/managed memorials on this web site. This is not me. I do research and share information for the knowledge and preservation of all our family histories.

Please remember to be kind and not rude when making requests for changes.

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Theressa (Tery) Orman
theres more than 1
Also in Sam E Wilkeys grave is my mother Jacqueline W Hall and my stepfather Ward Lou Hall.
Added by Theressa (Tery) Orman on Aug 07, 2016 6:23 AM
Theressa (Tery) Orman
there's more than 1
Also in Sam E Wilkey's grave is my mother Jacqueline W Hall and my stepfather Ward Lou Hall.
Added by Theressa (Tery) Orman on Aug 07, 2016 6:22 AM
Russ C
Thank you for your work in Hillside Cem.
I updated the info for the Redmon couple.

Thank you!

Added by Russ C on Jul 24, 2016 9:46 AM
Linda Linn
Elza H. VanSchoaick
Thanks so much for taking and the great photos for this Civil War Veteran. We appreciate it.
Added by Linda Linn on Jul 24, 2016 6:57 AM
Beverly Layton Webster (Canfield)
David Michael Canfield
Hello, David is my 3rd cousin 1x removed. By any chance do you know if he married and had children? Names would be appreciated if you have that info.
Thank you very much for your time!

Added by Beverly Layton Webster (C... on May 23, 2016 8:15 AM
RE: Agnes Stewart
Thank you so much for transferring the memorial.

Added by Ruthnarancic on Sep 29, 2015 2:58 PM
Jamie Smidt
RE: James Still
Thanks a bunch!
Added by Jamie Smidt on Sep 09, 2015 1:09 PM
D Giese
Sparr family
There are several family members buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa. I was wondering if you ever get a chance, would you mind taking a picture of their headstones? They do not have a memorial as yet. Please email me if you are able to find them (

K. E.(Klaus Edward) Sparr 1865-?
(his wife is Alma Sparr who does have a memorial)
Arvid Carl Sparr 1897-1989
Elizabeth R. Sparr 1899-1991
Theodore E. Scheerbarth 1866-1953
Eva "Kate" Scheerbarth 1869-1939

Thank you so much!
Added by D Giese on Aug 27, 2015 1:36 PM
LoCinda Hennerberg
J. O. Stone
Will wonders never cease! On today, I found this obituary, and it answered lots of questions I had.

I hope you can access it (although I wouldn't be surprised if you already had it).

Added by LoCinda Hennerberg on Jun 08, 2015 5:42 PM
LoCinda Hennerberg
RE: Priscilla
Thanks---this is fascinating and confusing all at the same time. Here's what I know from the U.S. census: in 1910, J.O. was married to Olive, who died in 1917. In 1920, the census shows him married to Euphemia; by 1930 he was widowed, and finally the 1940 census shows him married to a much younger woman named Anna.

If what you have found is true that J. O. married Priscilla in 1919, two years after his first wife died, there are a few things I can think of off the top of my head. Could it be that Priscilla and Euphemia are the same person, that her real name was Euphemia but she went by the nickname Priscilla (or the other way around)?? Since Priscilla died in 1927, that would explain why he was listed as a widower on the 1930 census.

If I was a mystery writer (and I'm not!) it would be a grand plot line to suggest that he had two wives at the same time. OK, forget I ever said that. ;)

I have lots of relatives who live or have lived in Iowa. As a girl growing up, family reunions were always bet attended when they were in Wilsonville, NE, and then in later years in Iowa. (I'm originally from NW Kansas myself, and oddly enough lived in three different Iowa cities before settling in TX.)

I would love to hear your thoughts about this new information. The more I find out, the more I realize I don't know!

Thank you, Iowa Girl, for sharing your findings with me. I am very new at this whole genealogy thing, and the bug has bitten me pretty hard.

LoCinda Hennerberg
Added by LoCinda Hennerberg on Jun 08, 2015 4:32 PM
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