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Carolyn (#47869434)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I'm Carolyn. I am from Kansas, originally. I like helping or contributing to whatever I can. I have interests in history, writing, photography, genealogy, art, different cultures, and love animals.
I originally joined this site because I liked the idea of making sure people that walked this earth before us, had somewhere where they could be found and remembered. Though after the loss of my grandmother that I was very close to, and combining it with the loss of a friend that took his life, Find A Grave became a haven to me. I do a lot of grieving here, and this has opened me up, and made me want to pay respect and help in remembering as many people on here as I can. No-one should be forgotten.


If you have time, please stop by and see my grandmother, Nadine; my grandfather, Bert; and my friend, Adam


My family:

McCutchan, Earls, Lucy, Hitzeman, Baldwin, Collins, Thomason, Huff, Crocker, Thompson, Collingsworth, Howard, Chambers, Wims, Foerster, Schmidt, Beethe/BŁthe, Rathke, Achilles, Springston, Akin, Abercrombie, Conley/Connelly, Tarvin, Bartlow, Silverthorn, Craycroft, Vickerstaff, Norton, Hummel, Arnold, Lamphere/Lanphere, Mallory, Galyean/Gallion, Cox, Darwin, Hall, Preston, Garretson, Stoneman, Toliver, Rector, Gilbert, Perryman, Barton, Selby, Evans, Benjamin, Noble, Woodward, Ward, Lucas, Dennis, Wilson.

Through family knowledge and research, I have found out my ancestry consists of: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, French, Dutch, and Native American and Italian.


I will not be able to do any requests until spring arrives. The weather is too cold and harsh to do photo requests at the present time.

If anyone needs a photo of a grave from Maxwell cemetery, just let me know. I just live a few blocks away, so it'd be no problem.

At the moment, I can mostly just help with grave photos from Maxwell cemetery in Maxwell, Story county, Iowa. I can sometimes help with Woodland cemetery outside of Maxwell.

If I have added anyone's family, please let me know and I will gladly transfer it to you - it doesn't matter to me how distantly related you are to the person. I feel it's only right that people should have their family and ancestors' memorial records. I think the point of this should be to preserve history and the people in it, give people a place to pay respect to their family, and give families infomation of their family history. I do not believe it should be about owning the most memorials, or having the highest amount of entries. I would hope that others would pay me the same courtesy.

Feel free to use the photos I've taken and added, but I'd appreciate it if you cited me; it also helps to use citation, if you are using the photos for research. Thank you
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Elizabeth Frances "Fannie" Cox Galyean Edwards
Find A Grave Memorial# 66080624
Hi Carolyn -
You have a picture of Fannie and Enoch on this memorial and there are several others in the picture. Can you by chance identify the each person in the picture?

Thank you
Shelby Presley
wife of Scott Presley, 1st Cousin 2x removed of Enoch Galyean
Added by presleysl on Jun 05, 2017 11:16 AM
Dennis Bell
RE: Clinton Ratzlaff
Carolyn, Thanks for the offer for some additional transfers. My Bell family came to the Maxwell area in 1863 and with my grandfather being one of nine, all who married Maxwell area people, I have quite an extended family to help look after. Like you, my wife and I love to assist others where and when we can. We have been working on several cemeteries in the area around Maxwell and hope this coming year to complete the indexing of the entire Maxwell cemetery as well as Elkhart and White Oak. We are doing our best to research the family connections too and include takes us a little longer to get things done. Anyway, thanks again. Take care.

Added by Dennis Bell on Dec 15, 2016 9:58 PM
Dennis Bell
RE: Clinton Ratzlaff
Carolyn, Thank you for the transfer. Clint's son Ron was my best friend in high school. I really appreciate you creating the memorial in the first place and all the help you are giving to Find-A-Grave and I'm sure lots of others as well. If there is anything I can do to help here in central Iowa just give me a yell. Again thanks for the transfer I'd do my best to take good care of the memorial. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Added by Dennis Bell on Dec 15, 2016 7:39 PM
Gail Hinton Seward
Enoch Cox Galyean
hi Carolyn, I found some info you may be interested in....#65495787 by One from many Feb. 11, 2011, maintained by JARROTT P. COX is a viable Find A Grave for Enoch in Jewell cem, vernon co, mO...Missouri death cert #19685 Vernon County for Enoch Galyen, d; 13 May 1928 / his mom: Elizabeth Frances "Fannie" Cox-Galyean-Edwards b: mar 1835 grayson co, vA d:Feb 1923 Vernon Co, MO buried Jewell Cem #66080624 by One from many 24 Feb 2011, Maintained by Carolyn / Mo Death cert #7700-B for fannie Edwards Vernon co, MO d: feb 1923 / in 1890 Fannie Edwards applied for widows civil war pension for noah Galyean / I found her with her son in 1900, 1910, 1920 cenus records /her parents are Enoch Cox 1757-1840 & Sallie Stoneman 1797-1855-66 / as for edw fishpool, I don't believe she was married to him, 1850 his 1st wife Amanda &s on: James Homer age 3Y,she died Dec 1850, 1860 he is married to an Elizabeth(b; Scotland), 1870 he & his wife have Ruth 13 & Enoch 16 Galyean, probably as wards....aft 1870 Edw. & wife & son are in MI....

Gail Hinton Seward, #46961204, Hinton Family Tree
Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Nov 14, 2016 10:58 AM
Debbie Gatti
RE: Barnet Hummel
He married Lucy Lamphere who was my grandma's great aunt, My family grew up in Madison Wisconsin and Herkimer New York
Added by Debbie Gatti on Jun 25, 2016 11:03 AM
Larraine Dee (McCullin) Martinez
RE: Hoss Duane Collins
I do not know who his parents were, he was married to my aunt. I loved him alot but never met his parents I was young and seen them in Adrian Texas long ago.
Added by Larraine Dee (McCullin) M... on Apr 27, 2015 9:43 PM
Rhonda C./Friends
Hi, Sweetie...Belated Easter Blessings, feel better soon! Hugs, Me and GB
Added by Rhonda C./Friends on Apr 06, 2015 7:50 PM
Cindy H
I noticed you had a virtual cemetery for Centenarians. Here is one to add to it.

Hilda Smidt # 104470164 She was by neighbors mother.

Hope all is going well with you. I am not ready for winter.
Added by Cindy H on Nov 06, 2014 2:12 PM
Jackie London
Margaret Greer
I am able to confirm there is not grave marker for this individual in the Eastern Oklahoma Hospital Cemetery.
Added by Jackie London on Sep 07, 2014 8:20 PM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Isaac Atkinson memorial stone
Dear Carolyn,

Thank you so much for the memorial stone. I was going through my memorials and saw it. This verified that his wife was there also. I have changed her plot of UKN to Maxwell Cem.

The picture is just perfect.

Thanks from another Carolyn, have you noticed, our name is starting to become familiar again?
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Feb 26, 2014 4:05 PM
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