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Vern-O (#47261693)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 28 days
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Bio Photo I live in southeast Iowa, with my paternal roots coming from northern Arkansas and northern Mississippi, and my maternal roots coming from Davis county, Iowa, Lucas county, Iowa and Schuyler county, Missouri. It fascinates me to think that possibly some of my Confederate ancestors on my father's side fought against my mother's Union ancestors during the Civil War.

It has been said that the study of genealogy is the "handmaiden" to the study of history, and I believe it. I have been interested by history since I was a little boy, and it was only natural for me to get interested in genealogy when I became an adult. When I was growing up, I would often read books about history, especially medieval history. So I was thrilled when I discovered during my research that I am descended from four sons of Edward III, King of England, which in effect links me to most of the royal houses of the Middle Ages. I also found out I descend from two of Daniel Boone's siblings.

I have been researching my family tree for the past 22 years, becoming infected with the genealogy bug after I tried filling out a family tree in a Bible. After realizing that I didn't know that much about my family history, I set out on a hobby that I have been doing ever since, and enjoying every minute of it!

I try to add as much family information and relationship links as possible in the memorials I manage to help others with their family research. If you feel you have more information to add to my memorials, or you feel some of the information is inaccurate, contact me through the "Edit" tab on the memorial. Please do NOT post scanned obituaries and news articles as photos to my memorials as they are against the rules. I will ask that they be removed if I find them. Send me the typed information (including source) via the edit tab and I will add it in the bio field where the information belongs.

I enjoy walking through cemeteries looking for headstones for others when I have free time, especially since so many others have photographed headstones for me in the past. I appreciate their time and effort! When I visit a cemetery, I take photos of all stones that catch my eye, and of course, any that I think might be even distantly connected to me. If I take a volunteer photograph for you, feel free to use it in whatever way you see fit.

I feel Find-A-Grave is important to help remember deceased families and individuals to keep them preserved for future generations. I have also found it to be an excellent tool for genealogical research. Feel free to contact me regarding any of the memorials I manage, since I am related to most of them in one way or another. I would love to compare information and hear from distant relatives, especially anyone who is a descendant of the Reverend Henry Dooley (1799-1856), who is buried in the Dooley cemetery in rural Davis county, Iowa.
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Luman, Davi & Metta
Thank you so much for these pictures.
Added by Cathy on May 03, 2017 11:19 AM
Thank you!!
I want to thank you for fulfilling my photo request! It means so much to me!

Added by MBlighKumar on Apr 26, 2017 12:48 AM
Carolyn Rogers Thaxton
Taylor Keen headstone
Thank you so much for the photo of this headstone! I really appreciate your work!
Carolyn Thaxton
Added by Carolyn Rogers Thaxton on Apr 25, 2017 11:20 AM
Jessie Blance AKERS Bartlett
Dear Vern-O, I just want to thank you for taking the picture of Jessie's headstone!! YOU ROCK!!!! Charla
Added by Charla on Apr 25, 2017 8:19 AM
Scott Pregon
Thank you for the photo of his grave!
Added by MARILYN McCARTY on Apr 24, 2017 9:21 AM
Linda Linn
Broadhead Van Der Veer
Thanks for the great photos for this Civil War Veteran! We appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Linda Linn on Apr 24, 2017 5:24 AM
Bill Armintrout
Re: John L Mozingo request
Thanks, and I didn't even know about the 2nd wife! :-)
Added by Bill Armintrout on Apr 19, 2017 10:55 PM
Dennis Bell
Mary Maple
Vern, Thank you SO MUCH for taking the tombstone photo for Mary Maple. Our family really appreciates your help on filling in yet another piece of our family history. THANKS AGAIN!!!

Added by Dennis Bell on Apr 19, 2017 8:15 AM
Katina "Tina" West
Charles "Charley" Earnest Myer
Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to take a photo of my family member's grave. I so appreciate it as I am in California.
Added by Katina "Tina" West on Apr 17, 2017 3:25 PM
Katina "Tina" West
Garland Estella (Myer) Polson
Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to take a photo of my family member. I so appreciate it!
Added by Katina "Tina" West on Apr 17, 2017 3:23 PM
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