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bobby jett (#47674837)
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Bio Photo I am interested in researching JETT/GARRISON families mainly in Iowa/Tennessee/Oklahoma/Missouri/Arkansas/Texas and Virginia and Murphy/Organ/Gorvin families


"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Joseph/Lucinda Wood
Hi, I'm making a list for a some-day trip to Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City and I see you have requests for Joseph and Lucinda Wood. Both of these memorials already have pictures which were added by you, so I'm confused about what you're asking for exactly. Was this a mistake or could you clarify what you're wanting? Thanks. :)
Added by J.B. on Oct 19, 2014 10:54 AM
Donna Bogs
That's the article
There was no mention of who else was in the vault. Just said she was last burial in 1937. It had a photo of the old sexton. It said how there were no other family members left in the area. I read some articles about how Mary traveled a lot to LA and Georgia and stayed in an apt in a hotel when she got back in town.
Added by Donna Bogs on Oct 05, 2014 7:54 PM
Donna Bogs
There was no mention of who else was in the vault. Just said she was last burial. It had a photo of the old sexton
Added by Donna Bogs on Oct 05, 2014 7:52 PM
Donna Bogs
Wullweber Maosoleum
Hello Bobby;

I was reading old articles on Ancestry. I was wondering about the occupants of the Wullweber vault. There was one from May 25, 1955 about someone had breaking into the vault. The article said there were five caskets, the last burial was Mary Wullweber's. It was estimated that it was then aprox 100 yrs old. The burglary was discovered by the cemetery sexton, Charles Parrott and reported to the police. There is a photo of him pointing out the damage. None of the caskets were tampered with.
Added by Donna Bogs on Oct 05, 2014 4:23 PM
Jeffry Burden
Toms/Shaff marker photos
Thanks for adding the marker shots! They look great.
Added by Jeffry Burden on Sep 24, 2014 8:25 PM
David D
Emma M Close
"Our" almost famous diarist Iowa Reed wrote about Emma's funeral on March 30, 1921. I bit of research determined that Emma was born in New York in August of 1841.
Added by David D on Sep 08, 2014 3:51 PM
Jesse R. Mitchell
George Simon Jett Sr.
Bobby, Thanks for the middle name. I added it. If you would like this memorial just let me know and request through transfer request on memorial and I would be glad to transfer. Not related to him as far as I know.
Thanks Jesse R Mitchell
Added by Jesse R. Mitchell on Sep 02, 2014 11:10 AM
David D
S Earnest Danner
Hi Bobbie, I've just now left flowers and bit of explanation to the demise of Mr Danner. Hope you find it of interest. It does seem a bit out of place, and I would not object to deleting the rather long explanation if you added it the main part of the page. Incidentally, Danner was by marriage related to Iowa Byington Reed "our" famous diarist. Her husband Will was the uncle of Jennie (Woolf) Danner, Earnest's wife. Let me know what you decide to do - especially if you decide to research the fate of Earnest's killer - and I will delete the text I added.
Added by David D on Aug 29, 2014 5:20 PM
Kent Gebhard
Pisha photo

Where did you get the photo of the Pisha family, parents are buried in Oakland, cem., Iowa City?


I have a friend looking to find where their daughter Anna Pisha Egrmayer is buried, d. 1887, Milbank, SD. Husband is Find A Grave Memorial# 79482049. Son is # 3867281.


Kent Gebhard
Added by Kent Gebhard on Aug 19, 2014 7:13 PM
David D
Zephaniah Luse at Oakland Cemetery
Hi Bobby,
I'm transcribing Iowa Reed's diary for 1895-96 and she reports a visit from Judge and Mrs Luse, who bought apples. From the info posted on findagrave it appears that although Zephaniah had been a Judge he was not longer working in this capacity in 1895-96. Do you suppose that Iowa might have used Judge as a title of respect for him as late as 1895-96, and that Zephaniah is the person she is referring to in her diary entry? Best wishes, David D
Added by David D on Aug 09, 2014 5:44 PM
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