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Tommy Neathery (#47874331)
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Bio Photo Bio updated: 12/16/2016
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I grew up in El Reno, OK and for the last 11 years had lived in Yukon, OK. My wife and I bought my childhood dream house and her dream house here in El Reno in mid August 2015!!! Hard to believe it has been a year that we have lived here now. The home is a two story colonial with balcony and columns. The home was built sometime between July 1908 and November 1913. We are beyond excited to own this amazing home!

You live as long as you are remembered. -- Russian proverb

I am a record keeper.
This is a great place to share some of the information that I have and hopefully help others in their research as well.

I spend a lot of time walking the cemeteries and getting information and photos for the memorials, but my purpose is not to have "ownership" of them, but to make as many available for family, loved ones and genealogy researchers that I can.

If I can help someone find information about their relatives by posting an old obituary it makes it worth my time.

"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." ~Leo Buscaglia

If I have made an entry that needs correction or if you would like it transferred, please just let me know and I'll be happy to help.

If you want to contact me with information, links or corrections for any of my memorials, please use the "Suggest A Correction" (SAC) link on the "Edit" tab of the memorial.

and..."No matter who you are, you will be put abed at last with a shovel."
- Austin O'Malley

Thy Word Have I
Hid in Mine Heart
That I might Not
Sin Against Thee
Psalm 119:11

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death." Unknown

"The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great good, that is, of helping them to help themselves." -- Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." ~ Winston Churchill

"I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." ~ Winston Churchill

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” Pope Paul VI quotes (Italian Pope. 1897-1978)

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived.” Henry David Thoreau quotes (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)
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Mike Casey
RE: Mervin Kremeier
Welcome. And good luck.
Added by Mike Casey on May 24, 2017 4:08 PM
R L Snyder
Thank You !
I appreciate the photo you placed on Find A Grave Memorial# 167974234 for Billy Tyson . He would have been my Father's 2nd cousin & lookalike.

Would truly have enjoyed meeting him.

Lou Tyson Snyder.
Added by R L Snyder on Apr 04, 2017 12:53 PM
s harris
Transfer of Memorials for Alva Eugene and Viola F. Archer
Thank you! I really appreciate the transfer of my Grandparents' memorials.

Added by s harris on Mar 17, 2017 2:07 PM
RE: James A. McCarthy
Thanks Tommy
Added by A.J.V. on Mar 17, 2017 2:01 PM
Choctaw County Genealogical Society
Evelyn Nethery #162380717
Is this the correct stone for this memorial. If it is not let me know and I will remove it. SG
Added by Choctaw County Genealogic... on Mar 07, 2017 5:27 AM
Brenda Spillman
Kinda strange that the year of death wouldn't be corrected on headstone......

Added by Karen on Feb 27, 2017 9:23 PM
El Reno Cemetery transfers
Hi, Tommy,
I sent you a few transfers this evening. I'll try to finish going through my list over the weekend.
I'm glad you asked about this and hope you can make them more complete.

Would you be interested in memorials in the Yukon or other cemeteries in the Canadian County area? I may have a few around the area I'd transfer as well. I've been trying to downsize a bit, but only want to transfer to someone like you who will take an interest in them.

Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Jan 20, 2017 11:15 PM
Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
George Daniel (Twin) Burge
Son of Find A Grave Memorial# 162586325
Woodrow Columbus Burge
Martha New

A Story of Early Times in Daviess County, Missouri ; Wood Burge :

Born in Patrick County, Virginia, moved to Davies County (Missouri) in 1857, died September 3, 1893.

Woody Burge was born and reared in the "Blue Ridge" country, and you could not look at the man without feeling that there was in his nature something of the unyielding firmness of his native hills. There was about the man a certain reserved force that only comes to those who have graduated from the hard school of self Denial and who have mastered the art of self control. Out of his own experiences and shrewd observations he had formulated the philosophy of life, expressed in quaint epigrams and pithy proverbs where MacIntosh Defined as being "One man's wit and all men's wisdom." His vocabulary was interlarDed with many provincialism that sounded strange to Western ears.

One day when I was working for him he told me to "carry the horses to water, " and when I replied rather impertinently that I would prefer to let the horses carry me, he remarked dryly that I was "too sma"t for one boy, but ha'dly sma't enough or two." Another time when I was helping him do his threshing a discussion arose as to what kind of farm work was the harDest. Uncle Woody listened to the argument for awhile and them summed it all up in a single terse sentence by saying, "All work is hard, if you work hard at it."

When he hired a man to work for him he saw to it that the man earned his pay and the pay was always ready as soon as it was earned. His harness was always in good repair and tools in working order , and there was never any excuse for Delay or loss of time. He insisted on having his work done right. There was to be no undue haste, nothing was to be slighted. "Just take a steady gait and keep a going" as his usual injunction. Around his farm there was plenty of hard work, good management and economy, and these bore the fruits of thrift and prosperity.

That there was a vagrant thread of weakness mingled with the tough fiber of his nature only proves that he was human. Total abstinence was not a virtue common among the pioneers. In common with a majority of the olDer generation he drank, occasionally to excess. But these lapses were far apart and among the men of his generation excited no surprises and provoked no comment.

Mr. Burge was a widower when I first knew him and his eldest daughter Nancy managed his household. She never married, but Devoted her life to the task of caring for her aged father and her younger brothers and sisters. Immolating self upon the alter of duty, she Devoted the best energies of her life to those she loved. If in her young there came to her rose colored dreams of a happy future, with home, husband children,; of little arms about her neck and little lopes lisping the sacred name of "mother." she, with noble resolution, turned steadfastly away from the alluring vision, content to live her life ministering to the happiness of others. Only a woman can do these things. Men are too weak and selfish to ever attempt them.

John and George married, reared families, and prospered. They both own fine farms in the old neighborhood and are moDel citizens in every sense of the word.

Three daughters, Mary, Martha, and Catherine, married and moved away from the old neighborhood. Three boys, Calvin, Richard, and Columbus, died in early manhood. Calvin enlisted in the Confederal service and died during the war.

When but a boy Richard suffered a spinal injury which left him a cripple for life. As a boy I was strongly attracted by this manly young man. He had a bright mind and although he suffered much, he bore it all with uncomplaining patience, was always cheerful and kind. While nature had implanted in his heart a longing to engage in boyish sports, a cruel fate had Denied to him the physical power to gratify it. There was something Deeply pathetic in the way he would linger about the play ground at school, intense longing to join in our rough sports pictures in his eager face. Sometimes the boys would insist upon Dick joining in a game of ball and when he went to the bat the pitcher was sure to give him "good balls," There was a tacit understanding that Dick's play was not subject to the usual rules of the game. When he would make a strike, some lad would be ready to make the fun for him, and so in person and by proxy he was enabled to take some part in our sports. Dick was a general favorite among the crow of husky boys who attended school at Cottonwood. While as a rule they were usually ready to fight each other upon slight provocation there was scarcely one who would have fought for Dick.

After acquiring a good common school education Richard taught one term of school, but the confinement did not agree with him and wishing to be independent and make his own way in the work he engaged in raising sweet potato and other plants an built up quite a lucrative trade in this line. He died comparatively young.

Columbus was of a religious turn and after leaving public school entered McGee College where he prepared himself for the ministry. He had a bright mind, a wealth of nervous energy, and had he lived would have made his mark in the world. i was working for his father once soon after he finished his collegiate work and he was working on his trial sermon. I remember one rainy afternoon when in his father's barn Columbus insisted upon trying that sermon upon me just to see how it would work. I was rather weak on theology, but somehow the sermon seems to be altogether too mild and when Lum finished and asked me how I like it I told him that I though if he would "put a little more hell into it, that it would fetch 'em." Lum laughed heartily over this criticism and explained to me that hell wasn't near as hot as it was painted by the old time preachers

I did not take kindly to the modified form of a hell and we argued long and earnestly upon the question. I clung tenuously to the IDea of the old fashioned eternal-bonfire-worm-dieth-not world-without-end sort of a hell, but Lum said that the true meaning of the Greek and Hebrew words did not carry with them the iDea of such a hell. Lum had carried the discussion beyond my Depth and as I could not swim theological seas, I was silenced but not convinced.

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Woody BURGE Self M Male W 71 Virginia Farming Virginia NC
Nancy BURGE Dau S Female W 43 Virginia Keeping House Virginia Virginia
Roland GRADY Other S Male W 18 IN Farm Laborer KY KY
Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on May 14, 2016 3:52 PM
Rayburn Stuart
I spoke with a Mr. Elkins at the VFW (262-2544) and he said that one of the family members should contact him and they would apply for his marker. I looked in the phone book and could not find his children listed but I did find brothers Donald (262-5893) and Larry (262-0705).

I admit that I am a bit afraid of calling them to ask them if they want to do this....

Do you want to??

Added by Karen on Apr 14, 2016 11:46 AM
RE: Rayburn Stuart # 116320774
I think the markers are ordered when they do the burial stuff. Wilson's should have handled it if the family gave them the DD214 (I think). And I think the family has to do it.

Added by Karen on Apr 04, 2016 9:35 AM
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