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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

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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Teresa Willson Bennett
RE: wells family sponsorships
Dear Carol
Thank you so much for transferring these memorials to me. I promise, I will take good care of them!
Teresa Willson Bennett

Added by Teresa Willson Bennett on May 28, 2016 4:49 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
RE: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper, MO
Thank you for suggesting where to look next for the twin.

You were right, Elizabeth is buried next to her father, Henry Bousfield. Good guess, I've got them linked. Her mother, Mary (Embree) Bousfield is buried in Walnut Grove too, somewhere. She lived over 90 years.

Thanks again, Janice
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on May 27, 2016 3:02 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper, MO
Hi GrandmaCarol,
We have been searching for her a long time. Thank you so much for finding Elizabeth (Bousfield) O'Bryan and doing such a great job piecing her headstone together. Seeing the condition, it wasn't going to be long before no one would be able to get one as beautifully done as yours.

I have another problem at the same cemetery. I have photos for everyone one in his family but him, so I put in a photo request. Following is his info:

Abe M O'Bryan (Find A Grave# 149696294)
Parents: John L O'Bryan & Nannie Kate Plant
birth: 11 October 1883 in Boonville, Cooper, MO
Twin to his brother, Beecher Ray O'Bryan
Death was sometime between his birth and the 1900 census. I found his birth record (not a cert) but no death record. Thinking he may have died at birth because I found his record in the Missouri Birth & Death Records Database (online). If you are not able to do this, no problem.

You are very appreciated for the work you do for those who are unable visit these gravesites because of health or distance. Sometimes it gives us valuable information as well.
Keep Smiling, Janice
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on May 26, 2016 10:34 AM
Jeff Bowman
RE: Chilton cemetery, Cooper county, Missouri
Hi Carol,
Yes, I photographed all of the stones that were there.
Added by Jeff Bowman on May 25, 2016 7:06 AM
Sherry Anderegg
RE: Are you Related
Thank you for all your work on this project!!
Added by Sherry Anderegg on May 23, 2016 6:37 AM
Sherry Anderegg
Are you Related
Are you related to Rev. C. L. Greiner? This is my great great grandfather. I hope to visit Boonville this summer to see where he is buried and where he preached.
My email address is
Added by Sherry Anderegg on May 22, 2016 7:30 PM
Barbara Stanley
Thank you adding a pic of the headstone.
Added by Barbara Stanley on May 22, 2016 3:48 PM
Mary Collier
RE: Frieda Hilkerbaumer
Thanks, I did not intend to remove the link to Herbert Hilkerbaumer. For some reason, I couldn't add the parents to Frieda in an edit without removing Herbert's memorial link. I have had that happen before and not effect the husband's link. Must have been a glitch that day. Glad you caught that.
Added by Mary Collier on May 21, 2016 9:42 AM
Julie S
Henry Perkins #70803226

On the memorial for Henry Perkins, for his PARENTS, I believe you have linked him to his SON George Emil Perkins # 70803683 & Inez Grace Perkins # 70803714. Death certificate for Henry Perkins lists his father as Henry born in MO and mother's name unknown.

Not my relative, Henry Perkins the husband of a distant cousin.


Julie Caton Spencer
Added by Julie S on May 21, 2016 6:58 AM
Lori Johnson
Stammerjohn Grave
Thanks for adding the picture.
Added by Lori Johnson on May 19, 2016 3:19 PM
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