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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.

Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

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Larry Long
Cooper County Poor Farm Cemetery
From my research, I am confident that Ann Campbell, William Reader nor David Yancy were buried in the Cooper County Poor Farm cemetery. In 1911, the new Cooper County Home was constructed in Boonville and the residents of the old Cooper County Poor Farm were transferred to this facility. When residents of the new County Home died, they were buried in Boonville, most probably in the City Cemetery which is now known as Sunset Hills.
Added by Larry Long on Feb 14, 2017 10:27 AM
RE: Gale records
Dear Carol,
Thanks for your reply. No worries on any delay. I live in Santa Barbara, CA and am not planning to be there until mid-May.

Can you suggest any local (Pilot Grove) resources where I might be able to look up any records (e.g., newspapers, obituaries) that are not available on-line?

best wishes,
Mostyn Gale
Added by mostyng on Feb 13, 2017 9:46 AM
Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter
RE: Masonic cemetery, Bunceton
Lol... I was at the cemetery and made a memorial on my phone for Shirly and when I got home I couldn't find it so I thought it didn't get saved, so I made another one on my iPad. This morning I put up a pic of her headstone and saw two Hastings. I deleted the incorrect Shirly and later saw your message. Thanks for letting me know, tho 😀
Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Feb 13, 2017 7:38 AM
Gale records
Dear grandmacarol,

I found some useful information on this site re my great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Thornburgh Gale and some of her children who are buried in Pilot Grove Cemetery. Thank you.

I was wondering if you might have any information about her husband, John Fletcher Gale. I believe that he died on 2 Dec 1907 and is buried in the Pilot Grove cemetery.

Also, I was hoping to visit the cemetery sometime this summer--would you happen to be able to help me locate the Gales in the Pilot Grove Cemetery?

thanks for the help,
Mostyn Gale
Added by mostyng on Feb 12, 2017 5:31 PM
G P Curtis
family transfers
I'm 5 generations below, could save you some time on edits--

Can I have 160971955, 160971943

Thanks in advance -- Perry
Added by G P Curtis on Feb 09, 2017 2:25 PM
twenter cooper co Mo
Sorry I am not related to the Twenter family. Do wish I could help as I have found myself in your shoes at times trying to find someone for someone else. Good luck on your search...Mike
Added by JMW on Feb 04, 2017 6:09 AM
Patrick Hanna
Heinrich Bechler
Hi again, Carol,

I just saw that you changed the spelling for Heinrich Bechler and also added his full first name. Thank you so much. I will send a link to Larry Bechler so he can bookmark it.

I will also send the information to the Cooper County Historical Association. They like to keep records of things like this.

Once again, thank you!

Added by Patrick Hanna on Jan 27, 2017 8:56 AM
Patrick Hanna
RE: H. Beckler memorial
Hi, Carol.
Thanks for your quick reply. As it turns out, I found the stone yesterday after lunch.

Did you notice that the correct spelling is "Bechler" with an "h"? I don't know if findagrave will let me correct that, but Heinrich Bechler's GG Grandson, Lawrence, would sure appreciate it if you would change it. He's a friend of mine.

Lawrence lives in Wisconsin, but has been searching that cemetery for decades on summer trips...looking for his ancestor.

Your photo was a tremendous help in finding the stone. It has a very unusual curved shape with an empty socket on top where a cross or a statue once was attached. Heinrich's date of death was very close to the founding date of the cemetery, so I went to Senator David Barton's obelisk (around which the whole cemetery was designed) and started searching from there. It was easy to quickly scan for curved stones. Bechler's grave is between Barton and the Locust street fence. I found it right away.

Best regards,

Added by Patrick Hanna on Jan 27, 2017 8:38 AM
Patrick Hanna
H. Beckler memorial
Hello and thank you for posting the photo of H. Beckler's monument in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He has a descendant in Wisconsin who has made a number of trips to Boonville searching for this grave.

First, I need to point out that the correct spelling is actually Bechler, with an "h". It is easy to see how the weathered script "h" on his monument could be mistaken for a "k". The man's first name was Heinrich. My friend finally came across your posting when he had the intuition to try the different spelling.

The current Mr. Bechler sent me your photo via email and asked me if I could locate the stone in Walnut Grove. It is somewhat distinctively shaped and I am happy to try to find it. I wonder if you remember the approximate area where you recorded it. That would be a great help to me.

Many thanks.
Added by Patrick Hanna on Jan 26, 2017 9:41 AM
Larry G. Flesher
Charlotta Morenz
Her death certificate says clearly: buried in Washington, MO - whomever transcribed the record inferred Washington County, alongside her husband.

I have deleted the memorial.

Added by Larry G. Flesher on Jan 21, 2017 11:43 AM
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