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Les Varner (#47370994)
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Bio Photo My wife, Melba nea Wright, and I began our genealogy quest in 1989 and to this day (odd as it sounds to others) one of most rewarding things to do is visit the grave of our ancestors.
Now retired, we tend to our family and travel. Even in a foreign country we are drawn to the cemeteries and are rewarded to learn of the many various burial and cemetery practices.
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Michael Caldwell
Hattie Raoul
I also requested an update to show Hattie Raoul the child of August & Eliese Stollewerk but that has not been accepted. It is still pending. She is the Grandmother of my wife Charlotte Raoul Caldwell.

Hattie Raoul is Hedwig Stollewerk Raoul. The other children are shown.
Added by Michael Caldwell on Apr 05, 2017 6:52 PM
Debbie Grider
Headstone photo
I have taken the pictures you requested at the Chico Cemetery in Chico, Texas. I am having a difficult time downloading them, can I just send them to an e-mail address?
Added by Debbie Grider on Nov 27, 2016 8:30 PM
Debbie Grider
Grave headstones from Chico Cemetery, Chico, Texas

My name is Debbie Grider. I have photograph the headstones you requested in the Chico Cemetery in Chico Texas. I am having trouble getting them downloaded on the website. This is my first experience at doing that. How can i send them to you? Then perhaps you can get them fixed on the necessary pages. Sorry!
Added by Debbie Grider on Nov 25, 2016 9:02 PM
Martha Westover
RE: Wiley Irby
I don't remember what i was asking about Wiley Silas Irby but whatever it was, i'm sure it had to do with his dieing in between missouri and Tennessee and being buried on the praire, he is my 3rd time great grandfather. 5 times ggrandfather was Joseph Layfette Irby who died at Hayes station masacure at Laurens S. Carolina, 4times was Carter Irby who was said to be at the river getting water when the masacure happened, then his son 2nd times gggrandfather was Robert newton Irby, then 1st Joseph Payton Irby, my grandfather Herbert Guy Irby, and my mother Eva Geraldine Irby Brashers and Me Martha Sue Brashers Westover. so the Irby name ended with my grandfather on my side, I have 2 cousins with the Irby name
Added by Martha Westover on Nov 20, 2016 11:55 AM
Ray Germany
John J. Wells
Just wondering if you happen to have a picture of John J. Wells?

Ray Germany
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Added by Ray Germany on Jul 29, 2016 9:07 PM
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Added by Lin on May 16, 2016 7:06 AM
Leo York
Varner photos
I have tried emails that were sent back at
I have many old family photos for the George and Martha Varner family of Knox County that were recently given to me by a niece of Miss Blanche Moneymaker. Her parents being William and Cornelia Varner Moneymaker.
Please contact me at if interested.

Leo York
Added by Leo York on Jan 30, 2016 10:28 AM
Tex Wright
RE: Contact a cousin
Les, Have tried the address a couple of times and each time the message fails.
Try sending me a message to my business address I will add my message below

Les and Melba,

Have tried several times to make contact, but Have run into dead ends since I talked with your daughter(s) at their grandmothers funeral in Anson.

The wright web-site on Spokt is still up and running, although it doesn't get much usage. Maybe we are all getting to that age.

I started The Wright Place in the 80's on My Family. My Family was "bought out" by ancestry and was killed off so we moved to We lost a lot of our good stuff, but still have a personal means of contact. If you would like, I will send you an invitation (user name and password).

Lots of old pictures and family information.

My research into the Wright history began not long after my dad (Thomas Doyle Wright) passed away in 1967. The doctor told us that daddy had a disease called PKD (Poly-cystic Kidney Disease). It is passed through the blood line (If a parent doesn't have it a child can't get it. It does not skip a generation and then show up. Once a child doesn't get the disease, it dies in that line.

IE - When Jessie Thomas Wright passed the disease down, Three of his 8 children passed the disease along, Joe and Zona did not pass it to their children. Obed nor Winnie had children so it is almost impossible to tell about them. Clara has some signs in her down line but even in modern day medicine, none have been diagnosed with the disease. Out of 4 children my dad had, three of us have the disease, Two of have had kidney transplants.

So much far PKD. I am still digging.

We lost all our trees when Ancestry moved all the information to their own site. I am slowly rebuilding my tree on Family Search. org. Smart of me to trust these computers to never lose anything, I didn't cover my other side by keeping a hard copy of information. Oh Well, the more we lose, the smarter we get.

When you guys get into this neighborhood, give me a call at the number below. In my line of work, I am often not at the house. My office is on main street, but as a property inspector, it's hard to get a rancher to bring his ranch into town for inspection.

By the way, Melba Jean might remember my sister. They played dolls in an old house that Clyde had for migrant labor ( I think this is PC)

Produce the most beautiful picture - And -

It will be turned down by those with different taste

Have Camera in Texas



By the way, Melba and I are kin also on her mothers Parson line. but that's a longer story.
Added by Tex Wright on Dec 30, 2015 7:12 AM
Tex Wright
Contact a cousin
Hello to Les and Melba Jean, I am a 1st cousin of Clyde Wright.
I am in Santa Anna, Texas and listed
D. D. (Tex) Wright
Added by Tex Wright on Dec 20, 2015 10:40 PM
J Vogel
waiting on reply from 9-2014
Would you please respond or transfer (46975003 so I can add) info to the memorial:
Find A Grave Memorial# 115332902

Most intriguing is the grave of Simmons Owens, unmarked, but present.
Owens may be the reason behind the cemetery's name. Owens was a self-proclaimed professional cattle finder. When farmers or ranchers' cattle would go missing, for a fee, Owens would search and retrieve the cattle. It was later found that Owens himself was found stealing the cattle, then taking people's money when he returned the cattle. As law would have it back then, cattle thieves were hung. Owens was hung somewhere near the cemetery and laid to rest in it.

Outlaw Cemetery
North Texas Farm & Ranch
Vol.2, Issue 09, June 2014
Added by J Vogel on Oct 01, 2015 1:21 PM
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