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Anna Jaech (#47861515)
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Bio Photo I am hurrying there ... irrevocably;
Through poisoned fields
and fire and flood;
to what I long for.

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Susan Aduddell
RE: Williams-Osborn
Thanks so much. I also think that Abner (born 1802) was their son, but I can't prove it.

It does get frustrating...I jump from researching one line to another when I hit roadblocks but later I get inspired again.

Thanks for working on your tree. You can send me a message to my email address when it is ready. Thanks.
Added by Susan Aduddell on May 27, 2016 7:44 AM
Edward Crowley
RE: William Strother
Hello Anna,

I believe it is William Strother, his wife Anna Kavanaugh, Thomas Coleman and his wife Susanna Coleman. However, there is no writing left on the four tombstones - it has weathered away, which would seem to indicate that the tombstones are very old. They are located on private property in a small grove of trees in front of our house at 475 Arrowhead Springs, Versailles, KY.

This is a quote from page 60 of the Register of the State Historical Society, Vol. 19, No. 55 (January 1921). (notes in parentheses are mine).

"I am informed that the old homestead (of Susanna Hawkins Coleman - daughter of Thomas Coleman) is now the property of J.A. Eaton (our property is part of what was formerly the Eaton property based on late 1800's/early 1900's county maps). I am quite sure that the remains of William Strother, his wife, Anna Kavanaugh, Thomas Coleman, and his wife Susanna, and perhaps a number of descendants were buried on the Eaton farm."

According to our neighbour, who has lived here since the land was divided, the foundations of the old home were on a creek bed about 100 yards from the cemetery. I have not had the opportunity to explore and see if I could find the foundation stones.

Added by Edward Crowley on May 20, 2016 9:23 PM
Buddy Leech
RE: Columbia
​Hi Anna,
It's been a whirlwind three weeks for us. We've been at the Lake now for a week and a half and not even 50% set up for summer. Betsy ('60 also) and the Windmillers lived about three blocks from us in Columbia. I visited the Windmiller farm a few times while at Mizzou. A frat brother, Barney Beall, was Betsy's main man for two or three years and got Dr. Windmiller's permission to hold Beta parties there. I drove my '48 Pontiac fire chief's car down and up that so called road on the Backbone. One party I was driving through one of those parties when my car acted like it was at the end of a massive rubber band. In a sense it was. After close inspection, I had evidently run over a fence that was strung out for future installation. Unfortunately it was close enough to an end that it flipped up and wrapped around the axle.
I've never heard of the Fred Flintstone building it must be the one on the west side of that T-intersection. Romano's erstwhile bowling alley and restaurant were on the east side towards Stephens College, if I recall correctly. The Guitar Building you worked in must have been renovated from the one I visited in the late 40's and early 50's to see my father.
Has John let you know the nature of and who he visited at Corning Glass Works? Interesting story about Charles Henry Hardin and John B. Williams. My $10 bet says the Switzler that you mention is closely related to the namesake of Switzler Hall at Mizzou. Did Jeff Davis make his speaking engagement before falling ill? I read that he was an irascible person. We visited Davis' Beauvoir in Biloxi, MS when we lived in Mandeville, LA. It was closed the day we were there.
Added by Buddy Leech on May 20, 2016 5:30 PM
Jim DeLaney
No, not a Stephens. Just grew up in Moberly near a Temple Stephens store. Sorry, missed the copyright designation. I often provide updates to links in Find A Grave memorials when I can. I prefer accuracy and completeness over personal credit.

Jim DeLaney
Added by Jim DeLaney on May 12, 2016 8:16 AM
randal nichoalds
Frances Boardman Jones
Thank you but she is located on this Card- Swift plot. Her husband Mostyn Jones mother was a Swift. I worked a little and linked some more of this plot together. Four of the Jones members were cremated and buried in the same space.

Added by randal nichoalds on May 10, 2016 12:12 PM
Buddy Leech
RE: Cave Family Cemetery
Thanks for the NY cemetery kudos. Farmer and airstrip operator Gary Loucks set up the stones he found as sidewalk pavers when he bought the farm. Pretty sure that there is one Rev. War Patriot buried there, maybe two. Will continue to research that when I get to NY.
I'm Charles III. Guess Buddy was to keep us all sorted out. Charles, Sr. and Charlie, Jr. Yes, father was and MD as was his brother Maurice in Fayette. Have not heard of Dr. Rikli. Acclaimed forensic scientist Herb MacDonell was in the lab when I worked for Corning Glass Works (now Corning Inc.). He's been ill behaved in his older years and in trouble with the law. Table's turned!
Will try to remember Anna Hardin when I next see Phil. Are you (or previous spouse) related to Charles Henry Hardin (Memorial# 23017)? Not only was he Gov. of Missouri, he was a founder of Beta Theta Pi.
Rollins-Vandiver-Digges, I haven't heard that name for decades. Light bulb on ... of course. I didn't know that Skip was with that now-called The Insurance Group last I saw him not many years ago. They had an office in the Guitar Building, where my father resumed practice after WW II with Dr. Stein. You mention the Round Table. I heard they were NOT good tippers in general. Some of those guys may have joined Ole Tymers University that meets Mon-Sat at Hy-Vee out West Broadway. I try to join the group one morning whenever I'm in Columbia. That group has been heavy with Mizzou folks such as Thornton Jenkins, Clay Cooper, Hap Whitney, and even the occasional Norm Stewart.
John Jaech as in John L. Jaech, Exxon Nuclear? Should have responded re Adirondacks, but I have little history with that very large region. There is a Civil War veteran who has a Monument and Memorial# 58813445 in McDowell Cemetery. He died in Andersonville Prison and is buried in the cemetery there. I believe he came from the Clintonville near Willsboro, but Dr. J, who created the Memorial, wouldn't buy it since there are two other Clintonvilles that have existed at one time. It's okay b/c Lisa transferred the Memorial to me. I'll get it figured out eventually.
Added by Buddy Leech on May 01, 2016 5:49 PM
Wes Peet
Peet family in St. Louis

I will sending you updates to the Peet family members buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

I got these from the section "James Peat of Derbyshire, England and his descendants" contained in the book "John Peet 1597-1684 of Stratford, Connecticut and his descendants" by Terry Charles Peet

If you have question feel free to email me at

Wes Peet 46986135
Added by Wes Peet on Apr 30, 2016 2:06 PM
Buddy Leech
Cave Family Cemetery
My understandings are: The Cave Family Cemetery, as located by the GPS Coordinates given, may not be in its exact original location, but is close, and the now totally obliterated William Family Cemetery has been included virtually (if that's the correct terminology). Should the latter be explained? You say, "It is now a contractor's open lot.", but apparently some folks think there is something to be seen. Perhaps those making photo requests should be informed that it will never happen. You also say, "Only three stones were identifiable but they are not now in place." Where are the stones and is there any thought of resetting them in the "contractor's open lot"?
Viewing all CFC interments indicates there is a photo for Col John Williams (1778 - 1829) Memorial# 98431224. Clicking on the link, there is no photograph. This may give some folks false hope. You might be interested in Loucks Cemetery (#2594137), Wayne, Steuben County, NY that I created last summer. It's a similar situation except for combining the Williams family.
Added by Buddy Leech on Apr 30, 2016 9:32 AM
Buddy Leech
RE: Columbia
Skip Grossnickle and Phillip Dollarhide Prather, III are Beta brothers, Phil also a fellow '60 Kewpie. Saw him last September. I remember Skip started as a Freshman on the Kirksville Tigers football team. Charlie Diggs? Sounds like a Columbia name. Seems like his father was in Cosmopolitan (civic) Club with my father, a businessman (grocer?) I'm thinking. Guess I should remember Jim Bob Mansfield ... the name is surely familiar. Was he involved with the Missouri Theater Project? I haven't been inside the Theater to see the magnificent renovations.
Added by Buddy Leech on Apr 30, 2016 9:07 AM
Buddy Leech
HTML & Memorial Transfers
I have copied and pasted below the HTML programming to return links in the bio section of Find A Grave Memorials. One of two things will happen when I mash the "Leave This Message" button: 1) the programming won't be changed or 2) more likely Find A Grave will act on the programming and return garbage. If lucky 1) will happen, but it may not be clear how to proceed.
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Just checked and found four Memorial transfer requests sent to you know who on March 15 using SAC's. In doing so, my Contributor number and email address are there, as well as all remaining necessary info. I don't understand sending to info@__. Do you mean I have lots of good family info I want to enter and it would be so much easier if I had control to do it myself. The only response I've had from this machine or person was when I pointed out a duplicate Memorial. That got "merged".
Added by Buddy Leech on Apr 29, 2016 11:13 PM
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