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Ruth Barckley (#46928648)
 member for 10 years, 1 month, 15 days
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Researching our families has progressed from a hobby to a passion. Family histories are so interesting.

We research mainly Barckley,Johnson,Peterson,Sprague on my husbands side and Yohn,Miller,Detrich,Zeigler,Crider on mine.

We try to enter gravestones where we can as so many have helped us. If possible we will try to obtain additional info for those in need. So do not hesitate to ask and if possible we will look for obituaties,marriage records etc. We live in south central PA and have access to several Historical Societies,Libraries and other records in Cumberland and Franklin Counties as well as a few surrounding counties.

We thank so many of you who have helped us thru the years with photo's and advise on where to find info in so many states.
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Bob S
RE: Robert and Ruth Miller
You are welcome. Glad that I could help by getting a picture after the date was completed. Bob
Added by Bob S on Aug 26, 2017 4:31 PM
Connie Denihan
RE: John and Mary (Shoemaker) Yohn
Read the dates on the picture of the tombstone - they do not match what you are showing. Does that help?
Added by Connie Denihan on Jul 05, 2017 1:10 PM
Robert Dunford
RE: Hattie Barckley
Your welcome.
I put additional information on the picture captions because I was not sure where or if to add to the page.
I hope to add the north half soon (Jacobson) and the western neighbor, Faulkner. That can help identify the locations.
Bob Dunford
Added by Robert Dunford on Jun 19, 2017 8:44 PM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Private Hugh Barckley
I'm very sorry I can't help you, except for the attached bio I can find no more details for him
Added by Neil D Scheidt on May 04, 2017 5:32 PM
Billie Samoranski
William Finch Find A Grave Memorial# 99100573
Hi Ruth,

Just wondering if you could clarify the date of birth? It say March 15, 1855 at the top but in the bio it says March 15, 1854.

Thank you, Billie
Added by Billie Samoranski on Apr 06, 2017 7:23 PM
RE: Hattie Barckley

You're so welcome! I wanted to let you know that while at the Archive Center today, I searched the computer database for scanned copies of the obituaries for Hattie, Mary, and William but unfortunately I did not find any. I then went to the basement and looked in the card files (sometimes obituaries are clipped and stapled to the cards) and found only Hattie and Mary's card - but sadly I did not find obituaries there either. I apologize, I really wanted to find those for you.

It was very cold out today in Buffalo so I did not end up walking in the cemetery for photographs but I promise I will have them to you this upcoming week when the weather gets warmer!

I'm very sorry about your loss, Ruth. I think it's very kind of you to go out and help others in any way that you can. I think you are doing a fine job.

I will have your photos in just a few days :)
- Angie
Added by Sparklebomb on Apr 01, 2017 3:56 PM
RE: Hattie Barckley
I volunteer in the archive center at Forest Lawn and I will do my best tomorrow to try to find an obituary for both William and Mary. The archivist there is very efficient and he has logged so much of the early history of Forest Lawn. I will ask for his help.

I feel very bad that your research had been set back many years because someone back at the turn of the century misspelled William & Mary's last name as "Barkley" rather than "Barckley". I have emailed you both William & Mary's permits for Forest Lawn and I would be happy to photograph the land tomorrow (or very soon when weather permits).

So happy to help,
Added by Sparklebomb on Mar 31, 2017 6:01 PM
Hattie J Barckley

Sorry for two messages in a row - just wanted to tell you to check your comcast email because I've just emailed you scanned images of both Hattie's burial permit and lot register.

all my best,
Added by Sparklebomb on Mar 31, 2017 1:27 PM
RE: Hattie Barckley

You are so welcome. I will make it a point to attempt to photograph the spot where the three Barckleys are (they are directly next to The Jacobson family, so I will essentially look for the Jacobson family's monuments). I just want to confirm that the three Barckleys listed are: Mary L. Barckley (d. 02/12/1872) , William Barckley (d. 06/16/1892), and Hattie Jane Barckley (d. 04/08/1927). Does this information match your tree/records? Let me know and I will attempt a photograph within the next week. For the record, the Barckleys are in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY in section DD, lot 33-S PT, in space 3. If you google image search Forest Lawn Buffalo and find a map, you will see section DD in the center of the top northern section of the map. I hope this helps. Let me know if information matches up and I will definitely attempt a photograph for you.
- Angie
Added by Sparklebomb on Mar 31, 2017 12:51 PM
Angelia Roberson
RE: Mary Cornman Watkins
You may want to take a closer look at the photo posted to the memorial for Mary Cornman Watkins in the Laurel Hill Cemetery located in Weston, MO. Maybe there is a different Mary Corman that stone belongs to instead of Mary Watkins. However, the person who posted the photo seems to have verified by using a cemetery survey dated 1986.

At the bottom of the stone from the photo on the memorial, you can read M-A-R-Y C-O-R-M-A-N. I was just there Monday and you can still read the name Mary Corman on the bottom of this part of the stone.

I am sending you a copy of the same photo attached to the memorial with the lighting and contrast slightly adjusted and typed letters below the engraving. Perhaps that will help you see for yourself.

If it was me, I would add the alternate spelling as an option in the notes to assist other possible researchers... especially if it is known to be a variation other members of the family adopted.

Added by Angelia Roberson on Oct 26, 2016 2:00 PM
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