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KLElkins (#47632315)
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Bio Photo I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Oregon 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 relatives there. The ideal person to transfer one of the many memorials I have made for the Neodesha area would fit along the lines set forth by Find-A-Grave, I am more than happy to transfer any of these memorials that are not part of my family to anyone that promises to care for them. Cousins, aunts, and close friends please apply.

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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Carla Hurlbert
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Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for documenting these graves for the Reed family at Neodesha Cemetery. This has help with continoue the documentation of my family the "Hurlbert" family.

Nora (Hurlbert) Reed My grant aunt is the daughter of Dexter Milton Hurlbert and Fidelia "Deila" Arminta (Cox)Hurlbert. His Parents were George Louis "Leroy" Hurlbut and Matila (Till) Hurlbut.

It is unsure why the spelling of the last name changed from Hurlbut to Hurlbert except the "but" started looking like "bert" on documents such as the census and Dexter continued with that spelling since the census started showing a clear spelling of "bert" in 1885 with Dexter and his children.

A couple of Nora's sisters are documented under the Hurlbut name at their deaths after 1910 and before 1920.

The 1920 census has the Hurlbut spelling again but the surviving children of Dexter along with Dexter and his wife adopted the Hurlbert spelling and has continued to be the Hurlbert spelling for any descendants of Dexter Hurlbert.

Thank you again for your efforts and hard work.

Carla Hurlbert
Added by Carla Hurlbert on May 15, 2015 9:25 PM
Alicia Myers
RE: Rockett
Thank you so much for your messages. I haven't seemed to have a problem with Mt. Union, Spearsville, Union, LA. Although I have had a problem where someone removed a lot at Spring Branch (grave marker pictures, etc.), Taylor, Columbia Co., Arkansas. How can all that be removed? Does Find A Grave have back up? I'm just getting acquainted with how things work. Thank you. Alicia
Added by Alicia Myers on Apr 26, 2015 3:52 PM
Alicia Myers
ROCKETT
I'm trying to figure out my ROCKETT relationships: either on the (Furman) West side or the (Mollie) Dugal side. You are listed for Find A Grave for Mattie Rockett Elkins, Mt. Union, Spearsville, Union, LA
Elkins, Mattie Rockett 133515658
In the late to mid 1950's, I went to school in Junction City, Ark-LA, with a Linda Rockett, whose dad was known as Buck Rockett. We were in the same grade and lived on the LA side. My dad Wilmer West said we were related, but I don't know how. (She was a good friend and I have tried to get in touch with her when visiting LA; but I've had no success.)
I'd still would like to know my ROCKETT heritage. Thanks for any information you can give me.
Added by Alicia Myers on Apr 22, 2015 3:06 PM
Alicia Myers
ELKINS
Dear Kerry, your bio was interesting. My husband was a Kansas man. We live in Florida now. My aunt was Lois West Elkins, wife of Toy Elkins. Ronnie is my first cousin. I'm trying to connect the dots with the Elkins family.
Can you help me? (gmail.com) I noticed several triple headstones:
John Harmon July 10, 1893 -- Feb. 18, 1971 (husband)
Mattie Rockett April 5, 1895 -- May 21, 1983 (wife)
Eloise Nov. 30, 1919 -- Mar. 13 or 18, 2000 (one of 3 children listed at Find A Grave) Do you know why anyone would have spray painted black her information on the grave marker?
triple headstone:
Marie M. b. Mar 1, 1912 d. May 28, 1936
Argo B. b. Feb. 8, 1906 d. Sept.. 24, 1994
Alva T. b. Sep. 22, 1906 d. Jul. 4, 1996
ili ELKINS ili headstone main marker with individual markers
Elkins, Clinton 139428308 Find A Grave: b. 1903 d. 1920
Elkins, Cora B Beaird 139428444 Find A Grave: b. 1880 d. 1932
Elkins, Emma Lee 139428265 Find A Grave: b. 1910 d. 1911
Elkins, Harmon Uriah 139428501 Find A Grave: b. Feb. 17, 1882 d. Jun. 12, 1935
Elkins, Lavelle 139428385 Find A Grave: b. 1913 d. 1928
DO YOU KNOW THE RELATIONSHIPS? and how many died of diabetes complications? I remember uncle Toy. He died when I was in high school.
Added by Alicia Myers on Apr 22, 2015 2:59 PM
Peggy Godown
Nora B Johnson's husband
Thank you for your dedication to finding and preserving family records.

Nora B Johnson was married to my paternal great grandfather's brother, Alonzo Delos Patchin (A D Patchin) who was married a few times. One of his wives was Nora B Johnson.

I, too, have had no success in finding his burial place.

Thank you, again, and please keep up your great work.

Peggy Godown Schmidt
PS Who are the two other people in the photo with Nora?
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Patchin&GSiman=1&GSst=18&GRid=82445265&
Added by Peggy Godown on Apr 19, 2015 3:59 PM
Peggy Godown
Nora B Johnson's husband
Thank you for your dedication to finding and preserving family records.

Nora B Johnson was married to my paternal great grandfather's brother, Alonzo Delos Patchin (A D Patchin) who was married a few times. One of his wives was Nora B Johnson.

I, too, have had no success in finding his burial place.

Thank you, again, and please keep up your great work.

Peggy Godown Schmidt
PS Who are the two other people in the photo with Nora?
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Patchin&GSiman=1&GSst=18&GRid=82445265&
Added by Peggy Godown on Apr 19, 2015 3:58 PM
T. Cox
RE: Frank Callaway Elkins
Thanks!
I'll be in touch soon
Added by T. Cox on Apr 10, 2015 11:47 PM
T. Cox
"Frank" Callaway Elkins
Hello from your cousin in Texas ...
I have questions (dozens of them in fact) about "Frank" Callaway Elkins and his Kansas family...
Would you be so kind as to honor me with a conversation on this interesting most wing of our common family.
Thank you,
Added by T. Cox on Apr 10, 2015 4:18 PM
Julia McCormack
You're so WONDERFUL!
Thank you so much! For years I've tried to prove my grandmother was the daughter of Lida B. Cowgill and Wm. Dallam Lee.
I don't know what else to say except "THANK YOU" again.
Added by Julia McCormack on Mar 08, 2015 12:46 PM
MaryAnn Wegerer
George Washington Malone
George was married to Rosa Anna Moulton (I have a copy of their marriage license). His children were Verna Opal Malone and Virgil Orlen Malone. George and Rosa were married Feb 2, 1904 in Buxton, Wilson, KS. Rosa died in 1972.
Added by MaryAnn Wegerer on Feb 07, 2015 9:19 PM
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