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Deb Kent (#47472085)
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I'm addicted to genealogy and have been researching my family history for many years now. I leave a little yellow, St. John's Wort, flower on each of my family member's memorial pages. Blue Burst flower on my husband's family member's pages.

I've had a lot of help throughout the years while on my journey – from close relatives; from those more distantly related who are also researching the same lines; from those not related at all who offer their time to do lookups in various counties and states; from those who donate their time to transcribe records to be posted online, as well as photos; from staff working at different libraries and other locations where records are maintained. I want you all to know that I sincerely appreciate everything that all of you do and have done not only to help me but for so many others sharing this passion both now and in the years to come. It's been an amazing journey and one that is far from over.

This is a team project as well as a labor of love. I'm more than happy to add information or correct any information to any of the memorial pages that I've created or maintain. If you'd like a transfer please use the edit button on that memorial page and then the suggest a correction link to do so… it doesn't necessarily matter if it's for someone from my family tree I am not immortal and will not be around forever .. I want the information posted to be available for anyone choosing to look for it. It's important to remember and cherish those that you descend from.

Please feel free to copy any photos that I personally have posted. Before there was a grave there was a living person who consisted of more than a few dates and places. I'd love to see some type of bio and a photo of that person on each of my memorial pages as well as the cemetery photos.

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Leo J. Offerman
Duplicate photos
Hello, I stumbled across your message about someone adding duplicate photos on memorials that you have already added photos. The same thing is happening to me near Cascade, someone is adding multiple photos to existing memorials with perfect photos. It is very annoying to say the least. Others have mentioned the practice to me as well. Is there an edit tab to request removal? Thanks
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Dec 22, 2016 6:37 PM
Brylee Landers
RE: Butler County Cemeteries
Feel free to do so. I took photos of the Allison cemetery over a year ago. I also have family in the area.
Added by Brylee Landers on Dec 17, 2016 7:38 PM
Hooked On Family
Darrell Kingery

I added a clearer photo showing his military post and one showing his military plaque. Someone else also added one, but it is still difficult to see the dates. Let me know if you do not want it here...the memorial is getting crowded!

Created by: Deb Kent
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71570231

Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 26, 2016 12:55 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: Your Fabulous Photos
Oh, you!!!

Such a nice summer until this week that I had to take some pix. Running out of Butler County cems as one guy takes a lot of them!

Hugs, MB
Added by Hooked On Family on Jul 06, 2016 9:53 AM
Hooked On Family
William C. McNeilus

I found an obituary for Wm. C. McNeilus buried at Oak Hill Cem. at Bristow, Butler, Iowa. There was no memorial for him, so I created one and linked him to his wife, Dorothy, and parents, Archie and Violet.

Created by: Hooked On Family
Record added: Apr 30, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 161936381

You have memorials for other McNeilus family members buried there as well as some other people buried there.

I went over and photographed the entire cemetery, and have begun posting photos. I did put some on where you already had a photo, just because it was a gorgeous day, and I got a good shot. But I don't want to override your efforts at all. Just check, and I will delete my pix if you prefer. No problem.


Added by Hooked On Family on Apr 30, 2016 12:42 PM
Catherine Banning
Banning farmily
Deb. I am related to the Orval Ladell Banning family and also do genealogy. Was wondering how you are related to this family. I was married to Jerry Eugene Banning for 30 years+. Thank you. Catherine Larson Banning. You can email me at:
Added by Catherine Banning on Jan 09, 2016 11:24 AM
cory black
Hi Deb Kent my name is Cory and Im wanting to know if Robert Carl Kent ever lived in Orland Fl. because im trying to find out if this Robert Kent is my grandfather, he was the only match I found on that links his birth to Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
Added by cory black on Dec 08, 2015 3:31 PM
Jennifer Schlieger
Thank you
I have never known much about my father's side of the family. My grandparents (Arlie and Nelva Oldfield White) moved to Arkansas from Janesville when I was very young and my father (William John Oldfield) left not too much longer after them, about four or five years. Not having much contact with him after he left, I have learned more about the Oldfield family history after his death when I received death, christening, and birth certificates, wills, and even my Grandmother's (Nelva Oldfield White) baby book. This information really triggered me wanting to know more. It has been difficult to obtain information, not really knowing family on that side. Thank you for what information you have shared. I will try to find a photo of my father to share.
Added by Jennifer Schlieger on Apr 13, 2015 1:03 PM
W. Warder
RE: John Granville Meyers
It was really fun finding it. Thanks for the opportunity!
Added by W. Warder on Mar 28, 2015 5:16 PM
W. Warder
John Granville Meyers
I found his obit! This was too good to not share. I am no transcriber - but, man, this guy lived the American Dream and I wanted you to have it.

Washington Post, Dec. 14, 1902

Builder, Architect, and Inventor, an Old and Well-known Resident
The funeral of John Granville Mayers, one of the oldest and best-known architects and builders of Washington, and also and inventor, who died Friday, will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at his home 1201 Whitney avenue northwest. He had lived in Washington over forty years. For a number of years he suffered from Bright's disease. His death came a few hours after an attack of paralysis.
Mr. Meyers was born in Northampton County, PA, September 13, 1834. His attendance at school was brief, but he studied much for himself. He began work while as a stone mason, and at the age of 18 learned the trade of carpenter. Later he was a contractor and builder at Nazareth, PA for several years, and he continued this business on coming to Washington. At one time he owned a brick yard near the navy yard.
He became interested about 25 years ago in the manufacture of artificial stone, in which he devised and patented several processes. At the time of his death he had newly perfected a process fro making artificial stone blocks, and was projecting the erection of a building constructed from foundation to roof of this material, entirely without wood. It had been his ambition for years to complete his work. He had also patented a process of building mausoleums, and for the desiccation of the dead, having won the Franklin medal for the best method of disposing the bodies.
After practical work as a builder he studied architecture. He planned the residence of Christian Heurich, the late Marshall Brown, and many others. He also erected the Baltic Building, the college building at Kendall Green and contributed to the plans and specifications of the State, War and Navy buildings.
He was a Scottish Rite Mason, and an Odd Fellow. For years he was an officer of the Eighth Street Lutheran Church. His wife and five of his six children, two daughters and four sons, were at his bedside at the time of his death. A son living in Pasadena, CA was not in the city.
Added by W. Warder on Mar 26, 2015 11:42 PM
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