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Marilyn Birkby (#47393995)
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March 30, 2014

Finished the Grace Cemetery in McDonald, Kansas just in time for their 125th birthday. Still missing a few obituaries but someone recently found some old newspapers so I'm hoping they get them on microfilm so I can look at them.

I am now working on the St Francis Cemetery and the Bird City Cemetery. As soon as we get some warmer weather, I am going there to take more pictures.

Anyone can use my photos for the geneology research. Please credit me for the picture, but you do not need special permission.

If anyone wants any of the memorial that I have posted, just send me a message. I will be happy to transfer memorials if they are not my immediate family.

Working on my family trees since 1976.

When my brother passed away in March of 2010, I wanted to do some kind of volunteer work in his honor. Since he is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, I became a volunteer for that cemetery. However, I also wanted to do the photos of my family that have passed on. Since my husband and I are retired, we began stopping at many little cemeteries and taking pictures of tombstones and listing them on the web site.

Thanks to everyone for their nice responses for the pictures I take.

Marilyn, #47393995
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Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Weaver girls in Whitman Cemetery
I brightened up the stones on the girls and I will take a closer up picture of the names in May. I love the pictures of their parents.
Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Apr 25, 2017 10:19 AM
Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Weaver girls in Whitman Cemetery
OH my! How awful for the family! Thank you so much for sharing! I often wonder what the person died from. Hope you plan to put the obituaries on this site? I am returning up to the Whitman area in May. I will try to get some better pictures of the grave for you. I just started this process of pictures a short time ago so hopefully I keep improving! If I can do anything else for you while I am up there I sure will give it my best! Thanks so much for the update!
Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Apr 24, 2017 7:12 AM
Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Weaver Children
I have a book from the start of Whitman. I will see if I can find anything going on around that time.
Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Apr 10, 2017 9:46 AM
Stephanie Lambert
Coley updates
Thank you for the additional information about Lula Vemba Fulton Coley and Edith Mary Closson Coley! They were the 2nd and 3rd wives of my great-grandfather William Coley. Are you a relative? How did you come across this information? I appreciate you sharing. I have researched these women in the past and could never find any details, so I'm asking out of curiosity. William left his first family (my grandmother and her siblings) in PA and created this new life with Lula and Edith in Ohio, and I've always been curious about it. My grandmother and her siblings never wanted to talk about it, and most of them are gone now.
Added by Stephanie Lambert on Apr 04, 2017 8:58 AM
Marilyn Sommers Neal
RE: Weaver Children
You are welcome. Do you know if there was some illness going around the time of their deaths as I see many of them died the same year? How sad! I will be going up there again in the next few months is you need anything more. I will attempt to get a closer picture of the stones this time. I am fairly new with all of this but appreciate your kind words!
Added by Marilyn Sommers Neal on Apr 01, 2017 8:04 PM
Diana Davis-Marshall
13188567 - George Lutz
I'm not sure if I thanked you for the pictures of his stone, but I would like to say so now! I so appreciate your work!
Added by Diana Davis-Marshall on Mar 15, 2017 7:19 PM
Dede Reneau
David R. Reneau
Can you please help me clear this confusing on my family tree. David Ramsey Reneau, shows john fleming and Charles Sumner are brothers, but I also found and not clear on it that David and John are brothers. I cant seem to get past my Grandfathers parents and his siblings. My grandfather is Charles Elbert Reneau Sr. born 1901, died 1966 in California. Can you help with this confusion? thank you Denise Reneau,grand daughter of Charles Elbert Reneau Sr. aka Magtag
Added by Dede Reneau on Apr 25, 2013 11:23 PM
Kenneth D. Tyler
Elden Deroy Pettit II
Marilyn -- You need to remove the top photo from memorial #38582409. This photo is of his father Elden Sr.'s memorial. Thanks.
Ken Tyler, Oostburg WI
Added by Kenneth D. Tyler on Feb 05, 2013 3:20 PM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
Helen Schwindt
Thank you so very much for taking this lovely photo. You have a talent with a camera. There are other Schwindt's in the same cemetery. If the weather holds and you get back out there, please take photos of them as well. My allotment for the week is used for this week.

Thank you so very much.

Connie Schwindt Rumold
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Jan 22, 2013 6:02 PM
Thank you for getting this photo so quicky. While you were there did you see any sort of monument for his wife, mable moist.
Added by BJGS on Jan 08, 2013 5:10 PM
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