I have been searching for ancestors for some time now, and really enjoy finding family and learning as much as I can about them. Family is important to me. Even though we are working to find family members that have passed on, it is still meaningful, and gives us the opportunity to connect with others that are within the same family. I think it is very enjoyable for me to help others and to share information that I have found. I know there are many that a searching just for that 'one' picture, or 'one' piece of information and to know that I am able to share what I have found helps someone else makes me happy.
I have just barely started working with Find A Grave, a brand new member, actually. I have found this to be very satisfying, to know there are others out there, all over the place, that are so kind and willing to go search for our family's graves and take photos as we request them. I appreciate all the work that is going on out there, that I wasn't ever really aware of, and hope that in time, I can do the same for others as well. I am thankful for family I have met through Ancestry and Find A Grave, that are helping me along, learning new and easier ways to find our loved ones. And many thanks to the first 3 volunteers that showed me what Find A Grave is really all about!
RE: Bella Davis Roy's obit: Roy had 6 siblings; Clyde Elwood Davis and Bella Davis born to H.S. Davis and Jennie Hudnall Davis; Leta Munyon Davis, step-sister, and Floyd Munyon Davis, step-brother born to his father's 2nd wife, Mary Gardner Munyon Davis. Clement Lynch Davis was a foster brother raised by H.S. Davis and his 3rd wife Pauline.
Death Certificate did not specify name of Cemetery but did record Kansas City, MO. as cremation or burial place.
RE: Bella Davis Oooh. That's a long time ago. There are a few possibilities. I believe it was in a book. I get a lot of books from the genealogical library and transcribe cemeteries from them. I did for sure have a book out about Cemeteries in Sullivan County. You've asked me about this before. It's POSSIBLE that my grandmother had her funeral card. She had a box of them in her attic when she died and I went through them and added them. Or it's possible that I had a book with newspaper clippings. It's possible that the people that walked the cemetery and wrote down the names did know the family, and therefore knew her name. You know she HAD to have had a name at 3 years old. Or it might be that the cemetery had a record of it. I just don't know where it was but I was surprised to see that her name was Bella, I remember that, so I must have started out without a name, just daughter of... Maybe in an obit of one of the brothers or the parents?
Jennie is a nickname for Jane, so it reasonable that she could be called Jane sometimes and Jenny/Jennie at other times.
I'm looking through the 5100 edits I have had sent to me to see if someone told me the child's name was Bella. If not, then I probably got it from a book on Sullivan County cemeteries, or someone's obit, like a grandparent, since I didn't have her attached to her parents (until now).
No, I don't think I'm related. At least I haven't found any link. I have her attached to her parents and brothers now if you want to see where they are buried.
I went through every edit I was sent to find where someone had said her name was Bella, but couldn't find any, so I guess I got it from a cemetery book. I check those out all the time, along with funeral home books (although she was probably prepared at home that early).
Wish I could be more help. I tried to request a photo of her stone, if there is one, and I assume there is, since there is an inscription, but someone else has already requested it. Perhaps you? I hope it's still readable as most of those that walked the cemeteries did so back in the 1950's.
RE: James Walter Crane correction Thank you.. I was wondering how you got the information on Peter Romine and Emily Sharp Crane. I am trying to trace my family for my brother and sister and our grand children. This is a great way to let our heritage pass to each generation. I have a lot of old photos that I am trying to tie in with their memorial. I would appreciate it if you can transfer the memorial my number is 48105188 Ken Christian
Lean J Born # 112175667 Hi :) Thank you for your note! I just transferred Lean to you. I used www.familysearch.org to look up his first name. I'm excited that he has family to take care of his memorial :)