I grew up in Arkansas, but I have spent 30 years in North Carolina. I began researching my family's history about 10 years ago after my Aunt requested I do it in her memory. She lived 90+ years and I thought I owed her that much, but it turned out that I really enjoyed it and love the discovery of family history I never knew existed. Feel free to use any of the photos or information that I have posted on the www.findagrave.com memorials.
I have received some very nasty messages from some of the gravers/historians that contribute here, and I will say upfront, I don’t like “mean” people. I consider bullies to be “mean” people, so you may want to be reflective.
www.findagrave.com is a database and is only as good as the information entered. Duplicates comprise the database and information keyed into the wrong fields will cause the memorial to sort improperly when being queried by users of the database.
I am a MS (multiple sclerosis) warrior and I fight the fight everyday. I have progressive MS and am unable to go out and research like I would if I were not ill, but I do what I can when I can. I have a huge family and hundreds of relatives so there is always something to work on.
I will help anyone in any way I can in their search, so if you have any suggestions or questions, please let me know. I am not a “historical glory hound” so I am not trying to amass as many memorials as I can. I will transfer or change as necessary unless they are my close family as well. My main goal is to preserve as much historical data as possible by populating the www.findagrave.com database with correct information. Once were gone, it may be lost forever unless we record it for prosperity.
www.findagrave.com developed the “edit” options in order for us to share corrections more easily. When someone asks for an edit, there is probably a very good reason for the request and it only requires the contributor to push a button to accept.
Infant Orr Thank you so much for the edits on this little one. THank you for all you do with find a grave and in every facet of family history research, for in the world where money rules, cremations on the rise this maybe all that remains. Bren
William Orr This is my first time to respond to a posting on Find A Grave. I am researching my Means family, also from the Hampton, Arkansas area. I found a William Orr (1795-1855) buried in the Spring Grove Cemetary in Cincinnati, Ohio, and wondered where and why this posting came from? There is also a photo of William Orr. While I would love to claim him as my gggrandfather, I think the William Orr buried in the Means Cemetary in Arkansas is the correct ancestor. Can you help me get this Cincinnati gravesite with photo straightened out?
I appreciate all the work you and the other volunteers do for us descendants.
Thank you for answering my memo - Mattie Garner Sims, Memorial #9915569, in Stoney Point Cemetery, is one person, and my Mattie E. Williams, Memorial #7252777, Sparkman Cemetery, is not the same person. However, on the Find-a-grave site for #9915569, they have part of the information from my #7252777. Parents, Thomas H. Garner and Annie Elizabeth Crouse Garner, and siblings listed, do not belong to Memorial 9915569. Apparently, there were two Mattie Garner's in Dallas County. #9915569, married Robert Lee Sims, 29 June 1902. #7252777, married James A. Williams, 03 July 1901. I have documentation for my #7252777. My Mattie had the siblings as follows, Mary A., John Thomas, Liller Kate (my Grandmother), Annie Elizabeth, and Esker J.. If I can be of further help let me know. Shelby Lea Mayhew
RE: McGrath I loved Old Dr McGrath, he was my grandmothers doctor and my doctor till he died and odd thing, i was a 911 dispatcher and took the call & dispatched EMS to his house for him the day he died. We also attended church with Ms McGrath, she was a dear sweet soul, that we all loved dearly...
RE: McGrath ok, thanks, still new to this and trying to learn everything about it. Thanks also for your kind words, I love this site, I have found so many of my family members I never met and I want to do my part to keep everything good. Have a good week
Memorial #9915569 The memorial for Mattie Garner, buried in Stoney Point Cemetery, I believe has misinformation listed. Mattie E. Williams (maiden name Garner)is buried in Sparkman Cemetery, Sparkman, Dallas, Arkansas. She was married to James A. Williams, on 03 July 1901. All the information regarding children is correct, but she was never married to a R. L. Simms. The info regarding birth and death doesn't match above listed Memorial.
My Mattie E. Garner Williams is listed as Memorial #7252777, in Sparkman Cemetery. She is my Great-Aunt.