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Ron Hanks (#47240791)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo My interest in genealogy started in 1999. Relatively speaking, it was a mild interest until the day I decided to make the 2 hour drive to Marion County to get information from the headstone of my great grandparents buried in Phillips Cemetery. That was the day I was hooked. I was amazed at how many Hankses were buried in this little rural cemetery just a few miles from my grandparents farm house. Eventually I found that among those were also my gg grandparents and ggg grandparents on my Hanks family along with numerous others on my other lines (Combs, Wilkinson, Roberts, Greene, Crutchfield, etc....). My dad's paternal side is deeply rooted in this area of northeast Marion County.
Across the county line in Clay County is Oskaloosa Cemetery. Here my dad's maternal roots run deep. Among the families in this area are Krutsinger, Owens, Segeser, Russell and others.
My mother's lines are a bit more scattered. Those lines include Gray, Boughers, Anderson and Durkee.
As weather permits, my wife and I are trying to fulfill photo requests locally and also on any planned visits we make to cemeteries on research trips.
If there is anything I have posted that needs corrected or if you would like transferred just click on the edit tab and send me a note. If you think we are related, send me an e-mail, I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
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Messages left for Ron Hanks (162)[Leave Message]
RE: Michael Lee's Memorial
Hi Ron,

Thanks for your help. And I will look for existing memorials if I ever need to create another.

I was little, but I do remember you and your sister and the Engels who lived next door. I had no idea you and Michelle were twins!

I think it's kind of you to create memorials for people on this site. After my Dad died, I was thinking about how easily people (and memories of them) simply dissolve into the ether. Sites like this, and people like you, help delay that inevitability.


Added by Lee on Sep 22, 2017 8:36 AM
Michael Lee's Memorial
Hi Ron,

I recently received an email regarding my Dad's memorial on Find A Grave. The person who wrote was searching for information about Mike and suggested that the memorial you created be deleted or somehow consolidated with my, more robust, entry.

I appreciate the time you took to create a presence for Mike on this site. Thank you. But, I also understand why some might be confused by multiple entries for my dad.

I'd be grateful for any help you can provide to help others discover more about Mike Lee when they visit Find A Grave.

Added by Lee on Sep 21, 2017 3:16 PM
Coalman "Coleman" Greene
The 1795 birth date listed for Coleman Greene is inconsistent with other sources including the following. He was born abt 1787. He 1st married 21 Dec 1809 in Hancock Co, GA. An affidavit for a land warrant 9 Nov 1850 & included in his War of 1812 pension application states he was 63. Another affidavit March 1871 states he is 83. 1850 census was age 62; 1860 age 72; 1870 age 82.
Lindy Lee Hard, descendant of Coleman's uncle Myles Greene.
Added by Lindy on Jul 11, 2017 2:44 PM
Zenner family @ All Saints CC
David grave marker image added. Henry J. and Marion L. Zenner memorial pages added and transferred to you. Assume they are parents of David. They were buried in lot 72 very near David in lot 73.
Added by Algae on Oct 27, 2015 9:45 AM
Paula Lewis
George Lindsey
Ron you have listed George Lindsey find a grave,, but Im confused,, you have a Mesa listed as his wife, but you have William listed as their son. this William has the same dates as my William
William is my 2nd great grandfather and George being my 3rd great family is also related to the Hanks...I believe WE are related....Ruth Jones married Donald Hanks and they had 5 children.. sound familiar? I have been working Genealogy for almost 35 years and still have many missing dates.. are you in Illinois?
my grandfather was Miles Goodwin who lived in Michigan. my parents took me to Illinois about 1974 and that is the only time I remember being there..we visited dads cousins, and then in about 1996 I went there to the cemeteries where family is buried ( Decatur area) Maybe you can helo me with my missing dates and names,,thanks,,Paula
Added by Paula Lewis on Aug 16, 2015 12:54 PM
Bob Cook
Mary Cook photo
Thank you for the gravestone photo for Mary Cook in Greenwood Cemetery. Much appreciated.
Added by Bob Cook on Aug 10, 2015 6:46 AM
Pattie Ford
Mabel & Ruth Keener
Hi Ron
Thank you so much for your time and great photo, I really appreciate it. May I have your permission to post the photo on my family tree?

Have a great day!
Added by Pattie Ford on Jul 26, 2015 8:15 PM
Edward & Rebecca Heizer
Thank so much for taking and posting photos of Edward & Rebecca's grave marker. Your efforts are truly appreciated!
Added by SJP on Jul 26, 2015 7:13 PM
RE: Jacob & Cordelia Bailey photos
Your Welcome. Happy Easter
Added by Richard on Apr 05, 2015 10:26 AM
Cheryl Behrend
Marjorie Marie Washburn Kubow
Marjorie Marie Washburn Kubow, parents were listed as such in her obit. I hope this helps.

Added by Cheryl Behrend on Jan 10, 2015 9:52 AM
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