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Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was!

The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.

It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.

I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am thankful for Findagrave and Family Search especially, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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Peggy Garrison Thompsen
Hardens at ONeal
Thanks, but the Hardens are very distant relatives. I just enjoy adding additional dates and relationships that I know of to existing listings, especially women's maiden names. May help someone out there.
Added by Peggy Garrison Thompsen on Nov 21, 2015 10:35 AM
David Mayo
RE: New Valley Cemetery
You're very welcome! I was worried about you! Hope you're doing well.

Added by David Mayo on Nov 18, 2015 5:52 AM
Mrs Fenton
RE: Markhams in Clinton Cemetery
You are very welcome! I added the single stone to his...I'm not sure why I uploaded 2 of the same on his memorial, anyway it's corrected now.
Added by Mrs Fenton on Nov 18, 2015 5:46 AM
Pat Sproat
RE: Rose Cemetery Hobart, Oklahoma
I do not know why the records at the cemetery
records office is not the same as at the
court house, but I do know that the records
at the court house are there. The County Clerk
gave them to me. They have them on line at
the court house.
The records at the cemetery house, have had different
people over the years to keep them, so I do
not know if it was just when someone was buried
the record was kept or just how they did their records.
Its just a very small house in cemetery, about
4x6 if I remember correct, and usually no one
there. Their is over 10,000 graves in the
cemetery including the black families that lived there.
I grew up there and know the cemetery pretty
well, my parents and other relatives are buried there. I did on Blanch grave say no marker or
headstone but death recorded at the court house.
When I was growing up in the 1930 -1950 time
frame the little house at cemetery never had
anyone around when I was out there, but that
does not mean they did not record deaths. But
the court house has a good record of ones that
are buried there. You could not just go and
bury any one there without their permission.
They also charged for being buried there.
My grandfather was buried there in 1920 and it
cost my grandmother 150 dollars for his service.
which included the headstone.She also bought
4 plots.
Another thing they had several monument maker
companys in the area 1920 one at Snyder and
one at Frederick, I bet if someone could find
their records for who they made headstones, would
find a lot of information. I don't know what
monument companys are in business today for that
area, but would be a gold mind to find their old
records. If possible. Hobart is in the heart of
the granite mountains, and granite was plentiful
for that area and I guess still is. They got
the granite for headstones from the mountains.

Added by Pat Sproat on Oct 27, 2015 4:45 PM
Pat Sproat
Rose Cemetery Hobart, Oklahoma
The cemetery records of Rose Cemetery are taken
from recorded deaths at the Hobart Kiowa
County Court house.
They will not be deleted.
Added by Pat Sproat on Oct 26, 2015 9:46 PM
Glen Peddy
RE: Re: Catherine Lott Burkeen
Thanks for the reply. They are not my relatives. I was researching an obit for Catherine that I have. (I have just added the obit below to my Chester County site.)

Eva Catherine LOTT BURKEEN Catherine Burkeen,74 (1st name Eva or Amy) was dead on arrival May 10 1985 at the Hardin County Hospital in Savannah. She was born February 15 1911 at Enville, daughter of Harmon and Annie CANADA LOTT. She married M. Guy Burkeen in 1939 and they lived at Blue Island IL until they returned to Enville in 1973. She was a member of Enville United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star in Sardis. She is survived by her husband, Guy Burkeem; two daughters, Mrs Ruth Phillips of Alsip IL and Miss Linda Burkeen of Enville; five sons, Glenn Burkeen of Memphis, Paul Burkeen and Bryant Burkeen, both of St Louis MO, Guy Burkeen Jr of Las Vegas NV and Donnie Burkeen of Blue Island IL; a sister, Mrs Jenny Lott Nash of Enville; a brother, Robert Lott of Memphis; fifteen grand children and six great grand children. Burial in O’Neal Cemetery in McNairy County.
Added by Glen Peddy on Oct 13, 2015 5:25 PM
David Mayo
RE: Grave Marker Photos in Mount Zion Cemetery
You're very welcome!

Added by David Mayo on Sep 30, 2015 9:36 AM
RE: Ref mem#81759114 / Milan Arsenal
you are more than welcome...glad to be able to help.
Added by BMB on Sep 25, 2015 3:37 PM
Ref mem#81759114
I went to Friendship Cemetery inside the Milan Arsenal today. This Cemetery has been completely cleaned and restored. The Company running the Arsenal went in and took the markers that ere broken and repaired them the best they could, they have put a new fence up around the cemetery, and have mowed it. they removed the trees that were blownover (But another has fallen since then) and the are going to get it taken care of soon. The markers that could not be identified by location, have been placed in an area resrved for them. All you have to do to go to this cemetery is call the security office a day or two prior to going and they will be glad to escort you there. People really need to see how they haved worked and cleaned this location up. And you can take cameras with you.
Added by BMB on Sep 24, 2015 3:05 PM
David Mayo
RE: Adamsville War Memorial Park
You're welcome Shirley.

There aren't any lots or plot information that I'm aware of. I just hunted him up. He's with family it appears. Pretty easy to find.

Added by David Mayo on Sep 10, 2015 1:10 PM
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