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Benjamin Kinsey (#46780773)
 member for 11 years, 11 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I have been researching our trees and those of friends for about twenty years. I find that Findagrave a wonderful way to visit your ancestor's grave sites without having to travel the countryside looking for the cemeteries as I have done in the past.
I enjoy trying to find family members, not only my own, and link them to their families.
I do not adhere to the strict Findagrave guidelines on transfers. If I have your family members and they are not also mine, or those of my wife, send a request and I will consider it. I am flexible on them too. I try to pay forward some of the great help that I have received from others.
Keep up the great work everyone.
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RE: Margaret Hutton
Thank you Ben for your work on find-a-grave also. Pls let me know if there are any other family members that you would like transferred to you so you can enhance their profiles.
Added by Marguerite on Sep 04, 2016 7:28 AM
Andrew L Sigourney
Check Find A Grave # 88661588

He is buried in Coopersville, MI
Added by KatieDee on Aug 13, 2016 2:27 PM
Rob Dickens
I was 'mowing the rows' at Bilston cemetery and came across a Kinsey memorial, perhaps of interest to you?
Added by Rob Dickens on Jul 20, 2016 2:08 AM
Henry Marsh
Please use the Edit: Suggest correction ... feature on the memorial to request a transfer.
Added by Henry Marsh on Jun 04, 2016 7:55 PM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
RE: John Kirk
You're so welcome! I have a few other "Kirk" memorials. Im not sure if they are in that line as well, but let me know if they are and you would like to update them as well.
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Jun 04, 2016 1:03 PM
Rita Graves
RE: William Borie
You're welcome!
Added by Rita Graves on May 27, 2016 3:51 PM
Charles Waid
Sorry Benjamin, but Thomasine and Edmund Rice are the 10th great grandparent of both my wife and I.
Charles & Barbara Waid. So we will keep them. Have a lot of the Rice genealogy, if interested.
Added by Charles Waid on Jan 14, 2016 9:58 PM
Betty Arnold Henderson
RE: Lloyd Sommers
Hello Benjamin,

Yes! Yes, I would love to have that 1946 photograph of your great-uncle Den. The only one I have right now is a photo that was published in the Amarillo newspaper during Billie Meek's trial and it doesn't look much like the fellow in the a photo of Den and Bessie (she called him Lloyd = can't imagine why since Dennis is a much nicer name!) He was quite a looker, unlike my aunt who was not (a looker). I guess Mother gave that photo - one of those oval-shaped metal things - to one of my cousins because it was not among the photographs she gave to me when we were closing down our family home in 2003. (Don't know what will happen to those photos after I'm pushing up daisies as no one is going to want them. Such a shame to think that they will just be thrown away.)

In the past, I connected to Den's grand-niece (whose name I can't think of right now)and who, along with her mother, was very attached to him. Such a pity that a person who obviously loved children never fathered any.

Looking forward to getting that photo and I'm on my way to to pick up your great-aunt Ethel's photo. I will post it to my tree and will happily credit you as the source.

Eagerly awaiting that photo!

Happy hunting,
Added by Betty Arnold Henderson on Jan 12, 2016 11:24 AM
Betty Arnold Henderson
RE: Elizabeth Arnold Sommers
Hello Mr. Kinsey,

How kind of you to write of your appreciation of the bio I penned for the memorial to my late aunt, Bessie Arnold Sommers. Hers was a tragic story at best.

One note, her given name was not Elizabeth but was simply Bessie. She had no middle name, neither did her two youngest siblings, one of whom was my late father.

If you would care to read Bessie's story in considerable more depth, you can find it posted to my main database titled "Giants on the Earth - From Them Came I" on The title of the story is "Murder at the Darnall Café - Bessie's Story". Once you are into my tree and have gone to her profile - listed under Bessie Arnold - you can click on "GALLERY" and be taken to a page that displays photographs and sources. At the present, the story is the first choice. Just click on that. I warn you, though, it's long. It will provide you with considerable information on all the particulars. If, by any chance, the story is no longer the first choice, just look for it by its title.

Again, I cannot thank you enough for the consideration you have shown in writing to me. Everyone wants to know their efforts are appreciated.

One last note, I am so happy that Lloyd Dennis Sommers had a second chance at happiness when he met and married your aunt. From what little I know, he was a gentleman in the original sense of the word (as opposed to its misuse today when it's applied to any male despite character) who deserved happiness after the tragic events of his first, brief marriage.

The story I wrote and continue to edit (no writer/editor is ever satisfied with the finished product and I continue to make changes to improve it), besides the limited information that accumulated in my memory bank over the years, the information about the events in Bessie's life after she relocated to Amarillo is taken from the newspaper reports published after her murder. I am not ashamed to say that I have never seen such a miscarriage of justice but, geez, I'm only 78 years old and another one may come along that outweighs the results of Aunt Bessie's murderer's trial.

Thank you again,
Betty Arnold Henderson (Find A Grave contributor #46498020
Bradenton, Florida
Added by Betty Arnold Henderson on Jan 11, 2016 8:05 PM
RE: Fuller transfers
You are very welcome.
Added by LMB on Jan 11, 2016 3:57 PM
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