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Roy Raper/ Rapier (#46975656)
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Bio Photo I was born Roy Raper in Wasco, Kern, California on March 1, 1940. I grew up mostly living with parents who were working in cotton fields and lived on my Grandparents John and Belle Taber's property in Pixley,Tulare,California.

My father is Guy (Raper) Roper,born on June 13,1913, born in Webbers Falls Oklahoma the son of Caylus Raper and Ollie Madison, and my mother was Ella M. Taber,born on May 31, 1920, born in Hanna Oklahoma the daughter of John Amburs Taber and Isabell Zina Harris Taber.

My wife is Diane Kay Groves, born to James Wilburn Groves and Lainys Parsons.

I will be happy to make a transfer to anyone that is kin to any of my memorials except those closely related to me.
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Michael Elaine Salisbury
Elsie Woodbridge Wright #27675390
I just left an edit that differs with her gravestone. In the June 1860 Census, she was nine months old which puts her october BD as 1859 instead of 1860.
Added by Michael Elaine Salisbury on Oct 21, 2017 4:10 AM
Lynn Wagenet
Gus K. Keene
Do you have records that connect this Gus Keene with Young Sharpe Keene and Ava Byram?

Other records indicate a son of theirs named: William Augustus (Gus) Keene, but he was born about 1904. This Gus K. Keene born Dec. 1902, would be too close in age to sister, Beulah, born in August of 1902. Unless the grave marker is wrong and should read 1904, it doesn't appear that this Gus Keene is appropriately linked.
Added by Lynn Wagenet on Oct 04, 2017 8:24 PM
Jeanette Wright
Searching for family
I am currently trying to sort out my father's side of the family. I believe the were Raper's-my grandmother was a Snider. My grandfather was Clifford Homer Snider. My dad was Clifford Joseph Swann. Josie Raper was Clifford Homer Snider's wife--do you have any information on that side of the family??

Jeanette Swann Wright
Added by Jeanette Wright on Jun 27, 2017 12:59 PM
Tim Palmer
This is Tim, Lora husband. I see you have an outstanding photo request for NANCY JANE KIRK WYNN.

I plan on being in Birmingham next month and Rosa is close by. Do you still need the photo? I know it has been a while since you put in the request.

Let me know.
Added by Tim Palmer on May 10, 2017 5:28 PM
Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Lambert John (Blue) Schott 27186747
An obituary for Lambert Schott:

Tulare Advance Register, Monday, Mat 17, 1976, pg 6

Lambert Schott
There will be a recitation of the rosary Tuesday at 6 p.m. in St. John's Catholic Church, Tipton for long time Tipton resident, Lambert "Blue" Schott,69, who died Sunday in a Tulare Hospital.
Schott had lived in Tipton for the past 55 years and was a farmer. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Tulare Elks Lodge, Schott was a native of Chaffee, Mo.
Shott is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vera Schott, Tipton; four daughters, Mrs Joyce Betzold, Tipton; Mrs Marilyn Roggero, Tipton; Mrs Brenda Hensley, San Jose, and Mrs. Evelyn "Susie" Johnson, Tulare; two sons John Schott and David Schott both of Tipton; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother Glenn Schott, Pixley, two sisters, Mrs. Laura Welch, Bakersfield, and Ida Schott, Santa Barbara.
A requiem mass will be celebrated at 10am in St. John's Church, Tipton, burial will be in the family plot in the Tipton-Pixley District Cemetery.
All services are under the direction of Peers Funeral Service.

Transcribed by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman (#46783896)

Added by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman on Nov 24, 2016 10:42 AM
Judy Wilcox
Gertrude Irene Neff & Wanda Grote
Thank you for doing the edits on Gertrude Neff and her daughter Wanda Grote, it is nice to see the family being linted together.
Added by Judy Wilcox on Jul 01, 2016 10:38 PM
Dianne F.T
RE: are we cousins.
I am Kenneth Floyd Tabers daughter-in-law. I am married to his son, Robert Taber. So I guess we are cousins by marriage lol.
Added by Dianne F.T on May 01, 2016 11:37 PM
Danny Belflower
My name is Danny Belflower and Ed Taber #24543308 was the only grandfather i ever knew. He was married to my grandmother "Fannie Jo Siotha Belflower Stafford / Taber" #27626219. I currently maintain Fannie's memorial and i know you did not want to transfer people that are closely relate. I do not know what the relations between you & Ed are, but i would be willing to take over his memorial if you are willing.

Thank You
Danny Belflower
Added by Danny Belflower on Apr 15, 2016 2:36 PM
Danny Belflower
My name is Danny Belflower and i am the brother of Terry Belflower #24708028. I would apprciate it if you would transfer ownership of his Find-A-Grave memorial to me.

Thank You

Danny Belflower
Added by Danny Belflower on Apr 15, 2016 2:23 PM
Danny Belflower
My name is Danny Belflower and you currently retain ownership of my brother's (Gordon belflower #24708028) Find-A-Grave memorial. I would appreciate it if you would transfer ownership to me. I currently maintain several other "Belflower" relations memorials.

Thank You
Danny belflower
Added by Danny Belflower on Apr 15, 2016 2:19 PM
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