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John S. (#47209213)
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Bio Photo I first started researching my family line in the early to mid 1980s scanning thru many census records to find my father's family. I came across Find A grave years back but could not find any one I was faintly related to. Then just a few months ago I again looked into Find A Grave and there were hunreds of entries. Some I was related to and the people who entered them have transfered them to me. This is a gold mine for genealogists every where. I am no longer able , finacially or physically, able to search cemeteries for other people and take pictures. My roots are in Morris Co., KS as I was born and raised in a town which is no longer an organized town, Dunlap. I spent my life there before entering the Army in 1951. I now live in Lawrence, KS having lived in Dallas for a number of years.
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Mary Williams
RE: John P Bain
Hi John, yes I will delete mine.
Added by Mary Williams on May 08, 2016 10:35 PM
Irma C. Ball Information
Thank you for the nice note you sent on Find A Grave. I'm sorry about your computer failure and losing all of your genealogy. I'm not sure how much help I can be, but I would be glad to see if I can help you put some of your family information back together.

What's your sister's name?

The following is what I can quickly put together:

Irma's parents were John Parr Bain and Bertha Jane John.

They had three children: Gladys Marie Bain, Irmac Carrie Bain and Dorothy Elizabeth Bain.

Irma C. Bain was born 14 Dec 1905 (Some sources list her birth as 14 Dec 1906. She was born in Dunlop, Morris County, Kansas. She died in Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Washington and was buried in Wenatchee City Cemetery in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington.

The 1905 state census of Americus, Lyon, Kansas shows J. P. Bain (31), Bertha (33), Wm Bain (17), Walter Bain (15), Mattie Bain (10), and I yr old Gladdis (listed only as Bain Bain (1).

The 1915 state census of Americus, Lyon County, Kansas shows the family of J. P. Bain (40), Bertha (43), Bertha's children from her former marriage, Will Merfield (27), Walter Merfield (25) and Mattie Merfield (20), as well as Gladis Bain (11), Irma Bain (9), and unnamed child (1) Dorothy.

The 1920 census of Americus, Lyon County, Kansas shows the family of John P. Bain, wife Bertha J.. Gladys M. (6), Irene/Irma (4), and the children of Bertha's children from her previous marriage.

Irma's first marriage was to Landon Sowers. In 1930 they were living in Americus, Lyon County, Kansas. Landon and Irma had a son named Robert Sowers, born about 1925. Landon E. Sowers died in 1970 in Kitsap County, WA.

By the time of her death, Irma was married to William Alfred Ball who had died in1964 in Chelan County, WA.

If you want copies of the resources/facts above, please send me your regular mailing address and I will send them to you. I am a volunteer for the Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society. Your email listed on Find A Grave doesn't work.

Hope this helps you reconstruct your families genealogy.

Mary K. Swartz
2402 N. Aurora
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Added by MKS on May 08, 2016 12:45 PM
RE: Landon Sowers
Glad I could be of help. I view find a grave as a resource for family tree research, and will post only information I can verify. Hope it assisted you.
Added by Souza on Apr 21, 2016 6:24 PM
Tracy C.
Sorry, it showed Ennis on his memorial page but it doesn't show it on the photo request. I did send you 2 edits for Moral Dickerson. His name is spelled MARL and his DOB was incorrect.
Added by Tracy C. on Mar 01, 2014 6:40 PM
Tracy C.
Dewey Dickerson-Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Floyd
Hi, the stone reads Ennis Dickerson with same dates. Son of MW & Nannie Dickerson. Just wanted to let you know.
Added by Tracy C. on Mar 01, 2014 6:31 PM
Barbara Farlow
Weavers in Berkey
I made the additions and linked the Weavers together. Thank you so much. According to the Social Security death index Lutie was born in 1898.
Added by Barbara Farlow on Mar 18, 2013 3:34 AM
Catheren Sirignano
RE: Roy Hylton #78334445
I have added his parents. This is not a family member of mine but one from a cemetery near my home. Thank you for the suggestion.
Added by Catheren Sirignano on Feb 08, 2013 4:24 PM
Angi Weast King
RE: Bessie Smith Clement
It is in the cemetery that is on Rt. 8.
Added by Angi Weast King on Jan 24, 2013 2:56 PM
Sonia ღNANCEღ Roberts
RE: FAG memorial 27990626
I did not add this memorial, or the others you duplicated, I was only stating a fact that the memorials you added were already there and you added duplicates (in 2009) to those that were already there.
Are you saying because you have more info. others should remove their memorials?
Does this mean whoever added Find A Grave Memorial# 24142923, 27990548, 27990579 (added in 2008)
should remove theirs? This is between you two. I was only pointing out that there were duplicates.
Added by Sonia ღNANCEღ... on Jan 05, 2013 6:04 PM
RE: Hannah Kronk
Here is the inscription on the headstone:

----ah Cronk
Born June 21, 1829
Died Dec 8, 1853

Added by Brenda on Nov 21, 2012 11:32 AM
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