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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

1/2015 update: Going through memorials I have transferred, I'm astonished at the number of people who wanted transfers but have done nothing with them. If you ask for a transfer, please add a bio, add a least add a flower!
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Mike Kokoruda
Ivy Farrar
Duplicate taken care of, Thanks.
Added by Mike Kokoruda on Feb 13, 2016 4:15 PM
Jennifer B
RE: Lake photo
How fun! I wish I knew about Find A Grave several years ago, I don't know anyone who would enjoy going with me now! Do you still add new memorials?
Added by Jennifer B on Feb 08, 2016 3:38 PM
Duane Holsten
Thanks Carol
Good job on adding the relative for Amos and Ethel. I thing that Find A Grave entry was part of a huge job I did at the Stover Cemetery.

Duane Holsten
Added by Duane Holsten on Feb 04, 2016 2:57 PM
Frances Ann Edmonston
RE: Mary Etta Edmonston
hi thanks for the note about her grave site, i looked and looked and found some information in my father's book, but not enough to find her. wow, this is great. my cousin , ernest edmonston sent me a forward of the missouri death cert. web site and i did indeed find her before i read this note. i'll cancel out my stuff and read about her in kansas.....amazing...i see your name all the time, are we related ?? you have done a fabulous job of the missouri edmonstons.....thanks for all your hard work....i just made a findagrave site for her daughter, betty mae because i couldn't find betty anywhere anywhere and wanted to be able to link them up with her father.i rarely do that unless i have a lot of good information about where and when they died, and hope to get notes from other findagravers!!....frances e.
Added by Frances Ann Edmonston on Feb 02, 2016 8:17 PM
Jennifer B
Thank you so much for including the link for St. Liborius Church records! I am so excited to find my family information on there!
Added by Jennifer B on Feb 02, 2016 4:41 PM
Ernest Edmonston
RE: Elizabeth Edmonston/Thaddius Coe photo requests

Thank you very much for the note on Thaddius Coe. I will go ahead and remove the request as it sounds to me like you did a pretty thorough job. The very first photos of my G-G-G-Grandparent's stones I saw from that same cemetery (William and Elizabeth Edmonston) showed them laying on the ground and partially covered up. Since then, I have seen more recent photos showing them erect as they should be, so somebody has started taking an interest in grounds keeping. The first information I ever got on their location was that they were buried in Lebanon, Missouri. I actually went back there (from Roswell, NM) and didn't, naturally, find anything. It was several years later that I discovered that they were in the NEW Lebanon Cemetery and were probably 75 miles from the town of Lebanon.

In the book "My Edmonstons and a few others," Charles Ninian Edmonston states that Thaddius Coe was "shot dead on his own doorstep." This happened during the Civil War and I would like to know more about the circumstances surrounding that, but will probably never find out. Somebody named Terry Kinman created the memorial for him in the New Lebanon Cemetery and that's what I was going on. I have no other information on that. I noted that you created the memorial for his wife, Elizabeth Edmonston Coe, and that the headstone was also not located. She died rather young, 31, just after the Civil War, but I don't have any information at all on her demise.

From all I can gather from history and information located on my ancestors, there was a lot of turmoil in that part of the country just before and during the Civil War. William Edmonston's sons fought for both sides which, needles to say, caused a split in relations that was never patched up.

Perhaps something will show up in the future and some good person like yourself will post a photo.

Again, thank you very much. Best Regards,
Ernie Edmonston
Added by Ernest Edmonston on Feb 02, 2016 7:21 AM
Ann Hornbeck
RE: Lenard Hornbeck
Hi Carol, I found a birth record on with this info.
Name: Leonard Lacy Hornbeck
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1886
Birth County: Cooper
Race/Ethnicity White
Gender: M
Mother's Name: Susan A Hornbeck
Mother's Age: 22
Father's Name: Jesse Hornbeck
Father's Age: 31

That would make him 10 months & 11 days old when he died, which squares with the months/days on the tombstone 10 mos 11 days. Possibly the 1816 date info. from the historical society was wrongly transcribed from 1886?

Hope this helps. Tnx, Ann :)
Added by Ann Hornbeck on Jan 31, 2016 11:50 AM
Don DeWitt
RE: John Harmon
Thanks for the death certificate.
I will contact the family.

Added by Don DeWitt on Jan 25, 2016 6:54 AM
Don DeWitt
John Harmon

I can not even find him at

Can you tell me where you found his death cert and can you send it to me?

Added by Don DeWitt on Jan 25, 2016 5:50 AM
RE: henry & george meyer
Ok, thanks Carol. I was thinking about the same, but wanted a "second opinion" :-)
Added by Diana on Jan 18, 2016 9:06 PM
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