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Beverly Hayes,Dakovich (#47192606)
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Carlene Steel
RE: Marian Jean Thompson/Beasely
Hi Beverly,
Just found your message yesterday.
Myrtle & Harry's daughter, Marion "Jean" Thompson m. Norman Glenn Beasley 1918-1992.
Norm was my first husband's uncle, so Jean was his aunt by marriage.
My husband was Michael L. Beasley 1940-1975. His parents were Wilbur & Gladys (Stauss) Beasley. The Beasley siblings would always get together at Thanksgiving & Christmas & other times too, so I knew both Norm & Jean.
I have a son Stephen Beasley & daughter Melissa Beasley Coke. We live in TX now, Stephen & his family live in Austin, Melissa & her husband live in Flower Mound (between Dallas & Ft. Worth), & I live in Leander which is a suburb of Austin.
Myrtle & most of the Beasley(s) & Stauss(s) are buried in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury Jefferson, NE. And I believe I have gotten all of them on Find A Grave (I hope I didn't miss anyone), so you should be able to find them in the listing for the cemetery.
If you have any specific questions I'll be happy to answer them, if I can.
Added by Carlene Steel on Sep 19, 2017 12:20 PM
RE: Myrtle Purdy/Thompson
Not related. Just take a whole cemetery, photograph it, then add memorials if they're not already there.
Added by Melissa on Sep 02, 2017 12:39 PM
Alta Hope McDowell Hudson
Actually she was my Great Aunt. She was married to my Gr Grandfathers Brother.
Added by Connie on Aug 29, 2017 4:33 PM
Harold it looks like is my third cousin I don't believe I ever met them I am fro Steven Jacob Douglas A Van Fossesn and his wife Anna Elizbeth Hopper Van Fossen.

Let me know me know what you have with this family or any pictures.
I recently had eye surgery so I can't met up yet but lets email each other okay for a while.
I live on the south side of the town..which side of town are you on?
are you on ancestry? I have everything I have on there.
Thanks cuz!!

Added by SHERYL MASON REYNOLDS on Jan 05, 2017 8:20 AM
Melissa (Tolene) Porterfield
Hi Bev,

I sent you an email with pictures of Pearl and Alton and also a picture of one of the entires for Alton in the Historical Collections for Washburn County Vol 2.

Peace in Christ,
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Porterfi... on Jun 16, 2016 7:44 AM
Chris Grimes
RE: Franklin Grimes & Phoebie Ann Moore
Hi Beverly!

Thanks for sending me a message, good to know there are other relatives interested in our shared history! I will have to look to see if I have pictures of Phebie. I know I have one of her Uncles farm house in Belmont, and it quite old- turn of the century.
I am traveling this week for work so I will not be able to look until the end of the week but once I do I am happy to scan and send to you.
On the flip side if you have any timeline or places in Iowa or before Iowa where they were that you could share I would appreciate!
I know that her husband (I'm sure you do to) lived in Keota, IA, Ben's brother L.R. Grimes was the 2nd elected auditor for the state of WA and in part this is why they moved from WI to WA.


Added by Chris Grimes on Jun 12, 2016 8:31 AM
Melissa (Tolene) Porterfield
Hi Bev,

I do not to my knowledge have any pictures of the Grimes but I do have all the volumes of the Washurn County Histories. I am traveling currently but would be happy to look them up when I return. There may be a picture and I know for sure there is more of Alton's story there. I don't know what Jerry Grimes you are referring to, Jerry Tolene, who also has a stone there in Greenwood is my father. My grandmother also lived in IA for a while in Anthon.

God Bless and More Soon,

RE: Grimes
Thank you for your very quick reply.
How did you come to have the photo of Jerry?
Would you happen to have any photos with the Grimes family in them?
I would love to have copies if you do.
I'll check out the info you gave me.
Thanks so much for reaching out to me.
I live in Des Moines, Ia. about 1 1/2 hrs from Ia City Ia where the Moore/Grimes family lived from 1854
Added by Beverly Hayes,Dakovich on Jun 11, 2016 5:06 PM
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Porterfi... on Jun 12, 2016 5:40 AM
Melissa (Tolene) Porterfield
Hi Beverly,

The Grimes' were neighbors of my family in Minong both in life and in the graveyard. The story is Alton's own words as told to a member of the Washburn County Historical Society. There is an attribution on his memorial. I believe his story is in vol. 2. The books were well done and if you are interested in owning them either the historical society or the spooner advocate newspaper has them I think still.

Peace in Christ,

Are you related" His mother is my gr aunt.
Would love to share/compare history.
If you aren't, could you tell me who is the person who wrote the story on Find A Grave for Alton?
Thanks and I anxiously await your response.
Added by Beverly Hayes,Dakovich on Jun 11, 2016 4:01 PM
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Porterfi... on Jun 11, 2016 5:00 PM
Ginger France
RE: McCoy Family
Hi Bev,

That sounds great! I would love to trade info also! Please email me at
Added by Ginger France on May 09, 2016 3:23 PM
RE: Anton Hall & Cynthia Verlene Purdy
Thanks for your email. My husband is related to the Hall family through Anton's father Peter Hall's sister Helen Anderson Hall Hagen. We'd like to learn more about the Purdy family. We have the Hall family on
My email is I can send you an invitation to view our Hall family. Mary
Added by Beals on Feb 17, 2016 10:34 AM
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