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Kay Cynova (#47064119)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 29 days
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Director of Interpretive Resources at Stuhr Museum LOVES to work on genealogy in "spare" time.

Family connections include: Wilderman, O'Dell, Craft, Anderson, Aymond, Couvillion and on my husband's side: Cynova, Rohatsch, Duraczynski, Greenwalt, and more!

If I have made mistakes in any of the memorials please let me know and I am more than happy to correct them.

If there is a memorial you want transferred to your care, just let me know - I am happy to transfer, as per Findagrave guidelines. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab in the upper right hand corner area of the memorial to make your request as this includes all the information I need to make this happen.

Working to enter all of the recorded Hall County burials. Most of the small non Grand Island graves have been entered, and as time allows, will work on photo verification. Working on the GI cemeteries as time allows. If the names and locations are posted, it will be easier for everyone to take pictures!
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Baxter B. Fite III
John Clark & William Lee Clark, Co. I, 86th Illinois
Dear Kay, This little message leaves Peoria, Illinois, with prayers that it finds it's way to you and finds you doing well. I am a Historian for the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, a local living history unit, which portrays and tells the story of the men of the 86th. For the last 32 years, I have dedicated much of my life in find out what became of all 992 men and in telling their story. If you have never read the poem "WHEN THE BOYS IN BLUE ARE GONE" I think you should. Among my many activities in my effort to "tell their story" I have worked and volunteered in several local museums, been on the calling tree for the local grade school systems and worked in a number of motion pictures.
I recently had a Clark family member bring me back t the Clark family and I have set up a "temporary" site for John Clark in the Vesta Cemetery so that I could work on a biography for John, William and Alanson Clark. You are the current manager of the original John Clark Memorial. I am hoping that when I am done, I can divide up the biography and add John's portion to your original site. Then I will delete mine. I would love to have you check out what I already have and would be interested in what you may be able to add to it. I am not done with it, this is what I have put together in several days. I am hoping that you can tell me you have seen pictures of John and William, perhaps even in uniform, that can be added to their sites.
Well, this "Little" message is growing too long and will close for now. I am looking forward to hearing from you, after September if that's better for you and your museum work, and am hoping you can help put together a nice biography for these three veterans of the Civil War, who earned the right to have their stories told. Again, praying that this finds you well. Sincerely, Sergeant Baxter B. Fite III, Co. H, 86th Illinois Volunteer Infanrty (reactivated)
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Sep 16, 2017 8:26 AM
Greg Kelso
Find A Grave Memorial# 22580531
There seems to be some confusion with Abbie's husband and son. My best guess is this happened because they were both Walters. You apparently have her son listed as her husband. I could not find a memorial for her husband (the Walter she shares a tombstone with). My best guess as to a fix is to create her husbands memorial and then correct the link in Find A Grave Memorial# 49953942. I really wonder if I am confused at the highest possible level (:
Added by Greg Kelso on Sep 16, 2017 6:02 AM
Barbara Knuth
The parents are wrong on Kate Williams Davis # 34964790 Find a grave. She is not related to the Wood River parents although they did have a child Kate Williams according to Census Records, it is not this one. Kate Williams Davis # 34964790
should be connected to Henry Williams # 54236073 and Margaret Brinkema # 54236214 It is spelled Brinkimin on that Memorial. I have researched this and my Aunt is a grandchild Of Maggie Williams and was at the burial in Fairfield. Since this grave is not in Hall County if you would like to sign it over for me to maintain that is fine. Have never entered any find a grave information but guess you have to start somewhere, or maybe turn it over to whoever is maintaining Glenvil records. Thanks
Added by Barbara Knuth on Sep 15, 2017 11:57 AM
Matt A.
Duplicate record for Vern Clark
Kay, just thought I'd let you know that it looks like someone created a duplicate for Vern Clark. The memorial number is #108818486. Looks like your record is older so by the site rules they should delete it. Thought I'd let you know in case you want to contact them.
Added by Matt A. on Sep 13, 2017 7:44 PM
k. lee
Homer Lee Hall died 18 Feb 1938
Homer was married to Jennie Mae Harbin 1916-1999. Her second husband was Claud Cleveland Prince. Homer was not married to Jennie Mae Hall 1906-1989 as listed on Find A Grave.
Added by k. lee on Sep 11, 2017 7:07 PM
D Bricker
#67909466 Clarence Dudley Alter
A quick note on his bio. His sister Ethel Mae Hanson died Mar 8, 1990 at the Flathead County Care Center in Kalispell, MT. Her MT death cert# is 28664. She was cremated at the Weatherford Crematory, Kalispell.
Added by D Bricker on Sep 11, 2017 9:36 AM
Roy Eberhard
Thanks for updating his memorial. Much appreciated!
Added by MK on Sep 10, 2017 8:02 PM
Barbara Hatton
RE: Niedfeldt
Thank you so much.
Yes - work tends to do just that - taunt us - you poor thing!
Hope all your Houston family is well.
My son would not allow me to remain alone through this so he drove several hours and took me out of the city; I returned Saturday and went back to work yesterday.

Would a nominal donation of, say, $50 be enough to have someone digitize the records and ensure good quality scans?
I assume it would be best piece by piece but realize it could be page by page.
Then the material would be already available to anyone else who could be charged a reasonable fee?
If you believe so, do you have a name and number for contact?

Added by Barbara Hatton on Sep 06, 2017 9:24 PM
Barbara Hatton
RE: Niedfeldt
Too long getting back to you and I apologize.
Was recovering from another of my many surgeries in Dec and working my way through life while I await decent time between surgeries for another yet. So with work and extreme day-to-day is mostly all I manage.
And of course now the hurricane in Houston where I reside.

Hope you are well and have been able to clear much from your paper pile.

You went above and beyond setting all the memorials for me. Believe stated then but will yet again my appreciation and thank you soooo much.

The only thing that might be nice is if the applicable memorials you set that were not transferred to me be done.
Unfortunately, I do not have handy a list of ones not transferred.
And not a huge deal if you do not get around to it; just nice to have all under one ownership. My daughter has been granted stewardship of my Find A Grave account memorials and she is a descendant of that line.

Do have a question: the material donated to your library by Viola Niedfeldt - understand it is huge but has it been digitized yet and what would it take to obtain a copy. No one in this line seems able to make a trip to Grand Island.

I have been able to obtain donated family genealogical research that was digitized from a couple other libraries in other states for other lines of mine for a reasonable cost.

And one day I have requested my work be donated to a genealogical library in a state of one of my lines. Best way I know to preserve my work as lines drift and/or die out.

Thank you so much.
Barbara Hatton
Added by Barbara Hatton on Sep 04, 2017 11:09 AM
Jason Cerny
Thank you very much for the transfers!
Added by Jason Cerny on Aug 24, 2017 8:11 PM
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