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I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Gladstone, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.|
STRANGERS IN A BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage would
come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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|in memory of grandma||Shirley Deloris Adams Lindsay|
I don't know what is going on with findagrave, but I'm not getting notifications when update requests are done. Nevertheless, I saw that you completed work on this woman who is my friend's aunt. I just wanted to say... Thanks for the updates, and you for all you do in findagrave!
Hello again! Thank you so much for the transfer of the Broeders! I'll take good care of them. Yes, we are probably related somehow. I have an almost 3,000 person Keil family tree on Ancestry and one of the many things I've learned in creating it is that through the approximately 100 years my branch of the Keils were in Missouri we are mostly all related and related and related again!! On some of its branches my tree looks like a big bowl of spaghetti! Thank you very much for the transfers and for all you do! Kathie Keil Crozier PS: I love the poem on your profile page! If you read my profile you'll know that the boxes of photos and documents I inherited are what got me started with Find a Grave and Ancestry. Finding a way to bring those memories and stories and pictures back to life, or at least out into the world again for others to find and enjoy is what drives me with this amazing, addictive, sometimes frustrating, often joyous hobby!
Added by Keil on Oct 11, 2016 11:37 AM
Hello again! Thank you so much for the transfer of the Broeders! I'll take good care of them. Yes, we are probably related somehow. I have an almost 3,000 person Keil family tree on Ancestry and one of the many things I've learned in creating it is that through the approximately 100 years my branch of the Keils were in Missouri we are mostly all related and related and related again!! On some of its branches my tree looks like a big bowl of spaghetti! Thank you very much for the transfers and for all you do! Kathie Keil Crozier
Added by Keil on Oct 11, 2016 11:32 AM
|Capt||Lillian "Lillie" Sailor Hamilton|
Hello, you posted a photo for Lillian on memorial # 89440813. Your comment was
"From photo album of Ruby Braidwood Fulton and from Anne Beiser-Allen". I was wondering where you found this photo album and if there are any others that she might be related to. Thanks for posting the photo it's wonderful. I put in a request to have her linked to her family today but noticed you transferred this memorial. Her father was Martin Van Buren Sailor (# 25453777) her sisters memorial (Hettie May Sailor Allen) has an obit that lists her name thus the connection. Thanks for any info you might share.
Added by Capt on Sep 29, 2016 12:43 PM
Coulson at Philadelphia Cemetery. If you would like to manage these or any other memorials I have, I can transfer them to you.
|kathie hallbauer||RE: Little Bees gravestone|
you are very welcome.
|Dolores J. Rush||Elkins question|
Love the poem! Do you have any Elkin relatives in Kentucky near Montgomery County or Kansas City, KS or Belton, MO by chance?
|Lilian Wheeler HUHN||Acknowledging|
You've been so nice to transfer to me the two Memorials you had created. I'm very grateful and will take good care of them.
All the best
Lilian Wheeler HUHN (#48038554)
|Cherilyn Purdy Hindle Hearn||RE: Wassam in Neodesha|
Absolutely!!! I am always interested in the Wassams!
|Linda McCormick||RE: Jefferson Monroe|
Kerry, Huey's uncle Elijah Monroe and his wife Mary Parr had a son John, born in Ohio,aged 19 in 1860 Census and lived here in Crawford County until 1870's-1880's who would be the right age for John Wilson Monroe. I'm sure this is the right parentage for him. I had John's civil war pension records from National Archives but I'm not sure where they are packed away right now. When I find them, I'll let you know!!!!!! By the way , Do you know what happened to Huey's oldest brother William? He is given in the 1860 census as the oldest child of Allan and Eliza . That's the only information I have ever been able to find about him!! Cousin Linda
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