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Diana Berkel (#47476030)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history for 10+ years. Family names I am researching are:
St. Cin, Lanius, Spinks, Campbell, Compton, Reeves, Baker, Berkel, Fisher and many other related.
I enjoy going to the cemeteries. I like to be able to place flowers on the graves of people who have passed on. So many of these graves have been lost and or forgotten. I feel it is a blessing if I can help even a small few people find their lost loved ones.
I also like to imagine how and where people lived, some so very long ago.


I know 3 excellent guidelines for interacting with other people.

"Assume good faith."
"Use good manners."
"Don't bite the newcomers."
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J. Milton Keller
Find A Grave Memorial# 92551326
John L. Marshall (Sligo, MO)was (is) my uncle, and the L stood for "Langhorne" John Langhorne Marshall.

Could you do that for me?...I'd appreciate it.

Milt Keller
San diego
Added by J. Milton Keller on Feb 20, 2017 12:23 AM
More on Drew and Mary
I just found the info about Otto & wife, IN MY OWN MEMORIAL!

So, Otto had no connection to Jesse. It was after Otto's death that his widow had married Drew, but I seriously doubt that the child Jesse ever lived with his father, Drew, after Drew's divorce.

Of note, it is public record that when Drew was poisoned, both Mary and her daughter from a previous marriage where accused and briefly jailed for the murder, but charges were dropped, as they accused a hired hand of the murder. No one was tried, and Drew was well known to have been abusive to both wives, and to many of the people he encountered.
Added by Gramma on Feb 11, 2017 3:40 PM
Otto Becker & wife
In a wild-card in, someone has named Otto as the father of my grandfather, Jesse Walter Bowers... I know the real father was Drew Bowers but Drew and wife Sarah divorced. Is it possible that after the death of Otto's wife, Otto could have married the divorcee, Sarah Bell Bowers, making Otto a step-father to Jesse Bowers???

Also Otto's wife's maiden name, Daughtery, is ringing a bell, but I don't know where in my head!

Oh, I so terribly miss Ken Fiebelman. If he were still with us, he could tell me all about it, right off the top of his head, in a phone call.
Added by Gramma on Feb 11, 2017 2:58 PM
RE: Stella Marsey
Hi, Diana

Stella is a cousin. Additions/changes that I send are from various sources. I use ancestry, newspapers, Chronicling America, MO Digital Heritage, county historical societies, family knowledge, books, funeral home records, etc.

Added by Cinderella on Jan 16, 2017 8:48 AM
Susan Jaco
My Grandparents
Dear Diana,
I was playing around googling some of my departed family names and came across this website. I was in shock to see my grandparents picture here. I am wondering how you are related to them, if you are, since you set up this site. I love seeing the grave stone for Grandpa, thank you for putting it here as I have never seen it in person.

Is Grandma Dessie's grave on here too and what about Aunt Silvia (I hope I remember her name correctly.) is she on here too?

Many years ago my two son's, my parents and I visited her over night. She and my Grandfather were very sweet. I am sorry to say I never knew Odessa.

God bless, Sue.
Added by Susan Jaco on Jan 09, 2017 8:07 PM
Carmen Benner Chilson
Benner Family Plot Cemetery
Could or would you be able to find someone to go take photos of the stones in this cemetery? All of them are family members of mine. Thank you in advance.
Carmen Benner Chilson
Added by Carmen Benner Chilson on Dec 18, 2016 6:18 AM
Louie Brooks memorial
Hi Diana,

Another wrinkle in the Brooks family. You have a memorial created for 'Louie Brooks', memorial # 90508776, and it is linked as her son to the memorial # 90508777 for Ina M. (Adams) Brooks...

The birth and death dates for this Louie Brooks are the same as the ones for Ina's son, (Rev.) Edward Paul Brooks, July 23 1923 to 3 Sept 1995, (discussed in my earlier message to you).

I don't show that Ina had a son named Louie, but her husband was Louis M. 'Louie' Brooks. His birth/death dates were March 22, 1901 to May 1980, and I do not show a memorial for him in Reynolds County.

Best Regards to you!
Added by acybersleuth on Nov 30, 2016 1:27 AM
Edward Paul Brooks memorial
Hello, Diana;

You have created a memorial for my cousin, Edward Paul Brooks, #91095915, in the Black Cemetery in Black, Reynolds County, MO.

I believe that there is also another memorial for him, in the Black RIVER Cemetery in Black, Reynolds County, MO; under the name Rev. Paul Brooks; same birth and death dates, with a photo of a joint grave marker with Marna Gloriene (Gallaher) Brooks. That memorial is #60635115, and was created in 2010 by LuAnn Patterson.

Best Regards to you.
Added by acybersleuth on Nov 30, 2016 12:59 AM
RE: Chapman
Will be glad to delete, but please send details my using the any other suggestions on the memorial. I contribute many memorials, and need to know which one I am working with. Thanks. Mary.
Added by Mary on Nov 18, 2016 7:42 AM
memorial # 95670131
Hello, i would like to update a memorial
memorial# 95670131, her name Louisa A Garrison Dunlap .She was married to Robert Putnam Dunlap on
24 Dec 1879 in Crawford Co Mo.
Added by marcomercer27 on Oct 29, 2016 1:55 PM
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