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Janet Ward (#46926474)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Newhall, California and started doing genealogy research with my Aunt Nelle in the 1980's. I also love antiques and usually take a camping trip in the summer to do research work and search for treasures. Both are never ending projects and lots of fun. Am happy to take photos of headstones in the Eternal Valley Cemetery in Newhall and Santa Paula Cemetery in Santa Paula.

Please email me with any corrections to the information that I post on memorials. Most of the memorials I post are not my direct family, and I will happily transfer memorials that are unrelated to me to ANY family member that requests it. I do not "own" these memorials, and love to see them connected to the families they belong with.

*** While I love photos of people added to the memorials, I prefer not to add a copy of the death certificate. I usually have looked at the certificates and have added any information found there to the memorial and don't see a need for a photo of that to be posted. Thank you for understanding and not adding photos of the certificates to memorials I have posted. Missouri death certificates are free on the Missouri State site and are easily referenced.***

Find A Grave is a wonderful site, and I am so grateful that it exists so we can share information with each other!
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Megredy Family
Thank you for posting the photos
Added by Sherry on May 11, 2017 6:08 AM
Here's a number for my great grandpa Nicholas. Grandma and sisters are connected. Still working on great uncle Earl.


Added by kmbem on Apr 06, 2017 1:35 PM
Harvey and Leonard Breding
There should be a way to send a virtual bouquet of flowers to kind and generous Find A Gravers - that would be you!
Thank you for making the extra effort take and post these photos. ~~Kay
Added by KayMBN on Apr 01, 2017 6:18 PM
Scott Reed
RE: Julia Rudy Benham 43961615
I don't know much, He was Sheriff of St. François Co., MO and was killed while attempting to arrest someone. He was shot. There is just basic information on the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP)as well. Dec 1880
Added by Scott Reed on Mar 27, 2017 10:12 AM
Scott Reed
RE: Julia Rudy Benham 43961615
Thanks for checking. I'm assume that is where he is also. However he may have been buried elsewhere. He was sheriff of the county and was killed in the line of duty. I have written to the sheriff's dept there I'll let you know if I hear anything.
Added by Scott Reed on Mar 27, 2017 9:31 AM
Winfield Scott Winingham
Yes, the duplicate page is gone that was linked to his parents and siblings. Now I see that your Memorial Page for him is linked to family. His Missouri death certificate lists Mound Cemetery, but his tombstone is definitely in Love Cemetery. Maybe there was confusion since you say that Love Cemetery was once called Love Mound.
Thanks for all your work on Find A Grave.
Added by KayMBN on Mar 26, 2017 6:31 PM
Earl McNish
Janet thank you so much for the transfer of Earl it is so appreciated.

Added by Tess on Mar 23, 2017 9:15 PM
Scott Reed
Julia Rudy Benham 43961615

I am trying to find Julia's second husband John B. Benham. The sheriff who was killed in 1880. I'm doing research on Civil War Veterans for Sainte Genevieve Co., MO Sons of Union Veterans. John served in the CSA during the war but we are trying to research all the Vet's from that county.

Do you have any idea where he might be buried?

Added by Scott Reed on Mar 22, 2017 9:43 AM
Elizabeth Prouty
I found it you put it under Prouty Sherman.

But this is not right her full name is Elizabeth Ruch Sherman Prouty.

Sherman was her first husband.

Larry Boyd made the memorial first and yours is a duplicate.

Created by: Larry Boyd
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45295049

Created by: Janet Ward
Record added: Apr 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108239396

I would transfer the memorial back to the El Dorado Springs Cemetery.

I will email you a link to add to the bio and it will link the two memorials together to show the death certificate says El Dorado Springs but the memorial is actually in the Hazel Dell Cemetery.

Added by Tess on Mar 11, 2017 9:54 PM
RE: Elizabeth Prouty
ok, sorry I said your memorial was a duplicate of someone elses. I guess it got deleted because the only Prouty memorial in Hazel Dell is by Larry Boyd. I do not see yours.

Added by Tess on Mar 11, 2017 9:46 PM
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