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Kathy Franks (#47925958)
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Bio Photo My direct lineages include Collins, Cunningham, Hopkins and Robinson. My husband's families are Franks, Morgan, Reid, Taylor. I was born and continue to live in Howell County, MO.
I always do additional research for death certificates or have found the person's obit in
the archived newspapers at the public library before I suggest an edit to the creator of the memorial.
If I have entered your relative and you would like a transfer of their memorial, please send me a request. I have no desire to "own" a large number of memorials, I just want people to be able to find their relatives resting places. If you see a mistake I have made, or would like some addtional information added, just let me know, I will warn you that I probably will transfer the memorial to you if you have an interest in it. Please do not add obit information in flower section. You may send the information you would like added using the message option, edit link or email with correct information, I will respond to all.
I would prefer that copies of the death certificate not be added to memorials I have created as I have found them to contain incorrect information. Dates and the location of burial are frequently incorrect.
If you think it is necessary to add a picture of the memorial card from the funeral or death certificate, please use OTHER option so it does not push the picture of gravestone or of the person off page. (If you will refer to FAQ page you will notice that names of living relatives are not to be added to memorials without family consent.)
I have added some relatives that I have knowledge of but don't know where they are buried. If you have informaion of any of these, please let me know.
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I have his 1936 death register record from the Lutheran church he attended in Winona County and others of children he and Amelia had between 1890 and 1897 who didn't survive.
Added by Celeste on Jan 24, 2015 7:10 PM
Emelia/Amelia Witt Schumacher
1900 Federal Census Identified Fred and Amelia Shoemaker in Sisson Twp Howell County MO with four of their surviving children. Those children were all born in Winona County MN. Friedrich August (or August Friedrich) and the children returned to Minnesota after his first spouse's death. He remarried and had three more children who all lived to adulthood. Amelia is my first cousin 3 times removed. Your findagrave entry was found by another genealogy relative who continues to reside in Winona County.
Added by Celeste on Jan 24, 2015 7:03 PM
Diane Jane (Murphy) Harris
Pearl Royer & Kids
I'm so sorry it's taken so long to respond. I have MS and it keeps me from doing all I'd like too in a day at times.

I leave many flowers, so I doubt I knew Becky or your family. If you remind me of her Find A Grave# though I will do what I can to see that her son(s) are connected to her memorial, along with any other relatives I can find.

Is her husband connected?

Otherwise, good luck! Happy graving!
Added by Diane Jane (Murphy) Harri... on Jan 18, 2015 8:22 PM
Joe Wheeler
RE: Gilstrap edits
I do not have any additional information about Robert Gilstrap or his daughter Meredith. I would be happy to share it with you if I had any information.
Added by Joe Wheeler on Dec 31, 2014 6:17 PM
Chris J
RE: Burk Hopkins
No problem, just noticed difference on stone and thouget it was typo. Know what you mean about spelling. My great grand mother's stone was ordered by a tinker when he went to a big town and it was returned to her husband with Jamason spelled Jemmison. Guess he spelled it the way her Irish husband made it sound.
Added by Chris J on Dec 18, 2014 4:33 PM
Mary Cunningham
Thank you for your memorial for LaVerne,,,we were very saddened to hear about her passing,,,we are in Wa. state,but through this we can remember her,,,our love to you and yours
Added by Mary Cunningham on Dec 11, 2014 4:09 PM
Mitch Strickland
RE: William George

The GIS system should get you close. I noticed the GIS system listed the next plot over as empty, yet they had a photo attached to that record. It was the GEORGE tombstone photo. So, I think he is actually in that plot. The database listed three other non-related folks in the first plot.

Hence, I think there records may be off here and there. You must look closely to everything surrounding where your interest is to make sure.


Added by Mitch Strickland on Nov 04, 2014 10:50 AM
Roger Ripley
RE: Winnie Ripley
That is sad to hear. Thank you for letting me know. Perhaps I can get a family member to get it fixed. I appreciate you letting me know. Roger Ripley
Added by Roger Ripley on Nov 01, 2014 7:01 PM
Raye Smith
RE: William Peace photo request
Dear Kathy,
Thank you so much for letting me know. I appreciate it and will note the info in my tree.
Take care, and cheers to you for all your work!
Raye Smith
Added by Raye Smith on Oct 28, 2014 12:02 PM
David Qualls
RE: Aline McBride photo request
I was afraid that there was not one for her grave. I do appreciate you trying and appreciate all the work that you do
Added by David Qualls on Oct 25, 2014 2:40 PM
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