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Vern-O (#47261693)
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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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Pat LaCroix
Jonathan Carey grave photo
Thanks so much for adding the two pictures of my 3 great-grandfather's grave.
I do have a question, or two really. One may I have your permission to add this photo to my Ancestry.com family tree and second, can you please make out what the inscription at the bottom of the stone says? I tried to read it but can only make out a couple of words.
Added by Pat LaCroix on Sep 16, 2017 7:18 AM
Kenneth Funk
Johnston photos
Thanks for the Johnston photos from Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Added by Kenneth Funk on Sep 02, 2017 7:59 PM
janicet
McCullough photos
Thank you so much for this wealth of photos!
Added by janicet on Sep 02, 2017 3:57 PM
Nancy Ash
Susan Lavannah Stephens
Susan, daughter of William Alva and Margaret Anna Corbin Stephens. She died 21 Sep 1915; Nancy Ash
Added by Nancy Ash on Aug 29, 2017 6:13 AM
Nancy Ash
Margaret Anna Corbin Stephens
My g-grandmother used to have a Find A Grave memorial, along with other members of her family. Buried at Prairie Center Cemetery, Packwood, Iowa. Your photos were there, and oddly I can find here by searching for the cemetery on my phone (but not through Ancestry). Someone has hi-jacked her page - for someone named Margaret Emma Stephens, at another cemetery entirely. Unfortunately, if I now search for Margaret Anna, I get this other person's relative. She apparently moved your photos elsewhere, but if they still exist you can't find them with a search. Margaret Anna seems to have disappeared entirely. Do you have any clue as to how I might get her back? Nancy Ash
Added by Nancy Ash on Aug 26, 2017 3:22 PM
Anne & Bill
Ruth Mahoney Photo Request
Thank you for taking and posting the photos for Ruth Mahoney Find A Grave Memorial# 122254235
Added by Anne & Bill on Aug 20, 2017 12:39 PM
dfb
RE: Kaufmann photos in Steubenville
You are most welcome!!
Added by dfb on Aug 09, 2017 11:33 AM
janicet
RE: William McCullough photo
No rush - and yes, your karma is great!
Added by janicet on Aug 07, 2017 3:55 PM
Sharon
Cecil Vandeventer
Thank you for the photo! Your time and contributions are appreciated.
Added by Sharon on Aug 06, 2017 8:01 AM
janicet
RE: William McCullough photo
Yes, known burials (I have requested photos so you get credit) are wife Ada, sons Dale Allen and Walter. I'm also missing the last child, Ernest who died in NM but may have been buried in this cemetery.
Added by janicet on Aug 05, 2017 12:58 PM
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