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Nancy Garbero (#47258857)
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Bio Photo I began researching my family tree at the early age of 10 years old in 1965. It was a history assignment given to our class over Christmas break by our fifth grade school teacher, Mrs. Frieda Lee (from Halls Ferry Elementary School, Florissant, Missouri). My parents, relatives and my grandparents actively helped me. After the assignment was over, my Grandaddy Mears presented me with 3 fragile marriage certificates that had been carefully rolled up in a metal tube. These original marriage certificates were his grandparent's marriage(1851), his parent's marriage (1892) and his marriage(1920). At ten years old, I was still playing with my Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, but these old fragile documents changed me for the rest of my life! We took several trips to the cemetery where his family members were buried and I wrote down his stories along with inscriptions of tombstones, along with a cartoon drawing of a tree with their names and dates on it. Over the years my Dad, Grandmother & Grandfather, Aunts & Uncles & cousins added to my growing collection of family photographs and documents. Now my Mom had an uncanny skill of remembering her past and family stories in great detail, which had served as a great tool in successfully discovering long, lost relatives and ancestors. She would periodically take out her prized boxes of family photographs to share as she described her family events. By the age of 14, I started writing letters back and forth to my Mom's relatives that were already in their late 80s. These letters have always been a treasure to me. By the time I could drive, I started going to cemeteries and visiting libraries to research. My trips expanded to visit relatives who had the family bibles and old photographs. In the 51 years of research, I have actively visited, shared, and interviewed hundreds of cousins, (2nd, 3rd, 4th), aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, grandparents and traveled to old family homesteads, hiked through snake infested country cemeteries, copied and restored old photographs, shared family stories and recipes and collected thousands of documents of my families. I can honestly say that it has taken a lot of team work that was provided by several helpful family members to be successful. To further my skills and having great interest in genealogical research of families completely different of my own, I developed skills and Unique methods of research as I traveled throughout most of the United States successfully collecting documents. I learned the methods of research and places to go to find many records that have never been microfilmed or digitalized anywhere. My educational background has been a collection of degrees and historical research courses that have assisted me in how to research anyone's family history. It is with this focus that I have developed a special method of research that all people could successfully find their records. PS All my FAG memorials are my relatives, but I can help anyone with theirs :)....just email me your family and I can find them.
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James J. McCowen Marriage License
James J. McCowen, age 20, residence Makanda Twsp, farmer B: Franklin County IL; First Marriage, white; s:O: George McCowen and Delilia Washburn; MARGARET J. LINDSEY, 23, Makanda IL; B: Benton County MO, white, first marriage; D/O: Caleb Lindsey and M. J. Hancock.......Married 28 June 1882 Makanda Jackson County Register of Marriages Page 78.

James parents were George McKown and Deloria Worsham.

I believe the death certificate entry for the name of Margaret Jane Lindsey as middle name of GENEVA is incorrect. No where else is she listed that way....Mary
Added by AdamHawkFamily on Jan 05, 2017 4:02 PM
Margaret Jane Lindsey
Margaret Jane Lindsey was my great-grandmother. Her name was NOT Margaret GENEVA Lindsey. Her name was Margaret JANE Lindsey.
She was the daughter of Caleb B. Lindsey and Minerva Jane Hancock.
Also, how did you verify her DOD as being 24 Oct 1903 or place of burial as being Cobden Cemetery?..Mary
Added by AdamHawkFamily on Jan 05, 2017 10:37 AM
Cunningham's (162131847)
You have Thomas and his wife in a duplicate cemetery. They should be in Union Cemetery. Here's a link to the right cemetery on Find a Grave:

You may need to copy and paste link in your browser.
Added by Laura on Jul 25, 2016 11:57 AM
Bradley Hutson
RE: Re: Adding to your 1925 Tornado victim site

Done! Thanks for sending me the information. My virutal cemetery is obviously far from complete, since nearly 700 people died in that tornado. I'm always glad to add another memorial to it.


Added by Bradley Hutson on Jun 25, 2016 12:30 PM
Bradley Hutson
RE: Re: Link to your virtual cemetery

Sure, I can do that. Just send me his memorial number and I'll add him to the virtual cemetery.

Added by Bradley Hutson on Jun 25, 2016 1:09 AM
Stacey Shaw
RE: Thank you
Hi Nancy! Thought I'd also let you know that he's next to his grandparents (Isaac's parents) Joseph and Eliza Cain McGraw. Would you like me to transfer them over as well? Again, glad I could help.
Added by Stacey Shaw on Jun 08, 2016 5:58 PM
Stacey Shaw
Walter McGraw
Hi Nancy! I just transferred him over to your care. Glad you found your relative. If I can be of further help please let me know. Best regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey Shaw on Jun 07, 2016 12:24 PM
RE: Thank you
You are very welcome
Added by NK56 on Jun 02, 2016 6:10 AM
C Robison
RE: Thank you & God Bless!
Your welcome. I didn't know them. I have been working on photographing the entire cemetery and have been adding memorials as needed. It's nice to know that the time that is put into such a project is appreciated and I'm glad that you contacted me.
Added by C Robison on May 31, 2016 1:31 AM
C Robison
Aldridge, William Jr, Wanda & Susan
I have made the additions you sent for William Jr. I did not change his day of death as the 10th is what is listed on his military marker.

I have transferred him, Wanda and Susan to you since you are related. I know you didn't ask, but felt you would probably appreciate having them.

I have a first cousin who passed and the person in charge of his memorial wasn't willing to transfer to me and got quite snippy.

I will get a picture of Wanda's marker once it is placed as I periodically go back through the different areas looking for new arrivals.
Added by C Robison on May 29, 2016 9:01 PM
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