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Dorthy Chikly (#46990221)
 member for 9 years, 6 months
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Bio Photo I moved from the Colorado mountains to eastern Kansas a few years back when my daughter decided on KU for her engineering studies. In searching for new place to call home, I came across a church from the 1880's that sits on the Santa Fe Trail. Converting this church into a home has been an interesting path and along the way, I've learned some of the history of the area.

I was fortunate to be close to my grandparents and have the chance to spend time with them before they passed away. My Grandmother passed on Christmas Day of 2005 and my Grandfather joined her a year later.

My interest in FindAGrave began as I researched family on my grandparents side - and was able to find my great grandparents and even family members 5 generations back from all over the nation! I realized what a powerful tool this website can be!

In joining the FindAGrave team of volunteers, I am learning more of the local history through the names I've documented from local cemeteries. I've been working to update the town's master cemetery list to include additional details from the headstones (such as birthdates, marriage dates, list of children). I hope my work helps others as we search for and document our history.
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Messages left for Dorthy Chikly (76)[Leave Message]
Laveda M Rogers
Irene Evelyn Martin
I appreciate your transfer so very much, Dorothy. My aunt was such a collector of information she got by visiting cemeteries when she could get to them. I hope to do the most I can to further the history we all leave behind. Thanks again!
Added by Laveda M Rogers on May 30, 2017 5:33 PM
Richard Hawks # 26531535
Hello Dorthy. Could you please accept the pending edit I sent you to connect Richard to his parents. Thank you so much. Marina #46871120
Added by Marina on Apr 22, 2017 11:47 AM
Waunita M Herron
Maude Anna Haus Madden
Find A Grave #26532062 shows her buried in Kansas and a joint monument with her spouse William H. Madden.
After you posted this memorial some one posted one showing she is buried in CA. Find A Grave # 144391276. Is it possible that she is buried in CA. but that her name is on the monument in Kansas? Please check into this.
Added by Waunita M Herron on Nov 23, 2016 11:51 PM
Leroy Salsbery
Thank you for making the requested changes to Leroy Salsbery's memorial. I appreciate it.

Valerie Williams
Added by Researcher on Oct 01, 2015 7:35 PM
Thank you!

Thank you for your hard work and quick reply!!

Added by Tammy on Sep 26, 2015 5:10 AM
Birth date
Dear Dorothy,

I just purchased a Darrall family bible and it lists the birthday of Kate Darrall See as May 21, 1944. The date on her memorial #26532488 is listed at May 10. Her tombstone only shows a year. The same Bible lists her birth as 21 May 1854 in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

I am not sure of your sources for dates but thought I would share this will you. The images with the handwriting can still be found on ebay in the completed listings if that helps.

Respectfully yours,

Added by Tammy on Sep 25, 2015 11:30 PM
Gilbert Thomas
Thank you for making the requested changes to Gilbert Thomas's memorial. I appreciate it.

Valerie Williams
Added by Researcher on Sep 09, 2015 12:05 AM
RE: Margaret Hupp
Thank you, Dorothy!

Added by Researcher on Aug 21, 2015 12:46 PM
misti roberts
Lula Maude Mecham
Hi I was wondering how to find more information about this person I noticed an anonymous message that stated something about a great grandmother seed disrupting the legacy of the family I'm wondering if the great grandmother question is Lula maude. great grandmother was Lula maudes daughter and did some pretty awful things. I've always wondered about her mother and that side of my family like if they were genetically evil
Added by misti roberts on Aug 13, 2015 3:18 PM
Bertlyn Johnston
Elizabeth , wife of Samuel C. Mecham
I see you have a picture of Elizabeth Ball Mecham, 1804-1855.

If her death was 1855 how can we have a picture of her. Were they taking pictures of family in 1855?

This is my husbands 4 great grandmother and delighted to find the grave.

Bertlyn Crouse Johnston.
Added by Bertlyn Johnston on Aug 07, 2015 5:25 PM
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