Tuesday, December 13, 2011

She Stands Watch

Located at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis MO.
This is the Uhri, Maritz and Rose Family Stone.

The following excerpts are from Centennial history of Missouri (Center State) 100 years in the Union by Walter Barlow Stevens

The following are from Missouri Digital Heritage.

Death Certificate for William C. Uhri

Death Certificate for Emily Rose Uhri. Wife of William. 

Death Certificate for Henry A. Uhri Son of William and Emily. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gone Fishing

Located at Lee's Chapel Cemetery in Muldrow, OK.
Todd Ryan Rutledge
May 7, 1986 - Feb 26, 2011

Todd Ryan Rutledge, resident of Ponca City, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Ponca City. He was 24 years of age.

Todd was born May 7, 1986 at Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the son of Dennis Wayne Rutledge and Barbara Sue Nykerk Rutledge. He was a 2004 graduate of VanBuren, Arkansas High School. Todd was employed as a boilermaker for Austin Industries inside of Conoco-Phillips. His enjoyments included hot rod cars, fishing, hunting and hanging out with his friends.

He is survived by his fiancée, Beth Kelly and their daughter, Rymingtin Ryann Rutledge who is due to be born this May; his father, Dennis Rutledge and wife, Susie Barber of Muldrow, Oklahoma; his paternal grandfather, Bud Rutledge of Westville, Oklahoma; a sister, Talina Sue Rutledge of Muldrow; a half-sister, Sheriden Rutledge of Roland, Oklahoma; a half-brother, Trevor Kenton Wayne Rutledge of Stigler, Oklahoma; two step-brothers, Raymond and Johnny Hamilton of Muldrow; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; his paternal grandmother, Judy Montgomery; and his maternal grandmother, Shirley Thompson.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Faith Tabernacle Church with Pastor Don Stanton presiding. A second service will be held at Lee’s Chapel near Muldrow at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011 with burial to follow in the nearby Lee’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in Todd’s name to the Todd Rutledge Memorial Fund, RCB Bank, Attention: Regina Lewis, 1223 East Highland, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Furry Little Visitor

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Interesting Box Tomb

Located at Bluffington Cemetery in Sallisaw, OK.
J.W. Mayfield
Apr 11, 1827
Nov 14, 1883
56 Yrs 6 m 3 dys

The following info is from http://www.familysearch.org/ .

Son of Jesse Mayfield and Sarah Walker Starr Mayfield. He was married three times: #1) Mary Jane Sarah Starr (1845) they had two children Ezekiel (1846) and Penelope (1848); #2)  America A. Hart  (1856) they had two children Mary Tipton and Jesse Hart (1870); #3 Mary Ann Stovall (1858).

Monday, November 28, 2011

International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry in the United States, Canada, Panama and several Caribbean island nations; particularly electricians, or Inside Wiremen, in the construction industry and lineman and other employees of public utilities. The union also represents some workers in the computer, telecommunications, broadcasting, and other fields related to electrical work. It was founded in 1891 shortly after homes and businesses in the United States began receiving electricity. http://www.ibew.org/

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Morgan Family

While walking through Blagg Cemetery This row of stones caught my eye.  All Six stones had the same inscription. Sadly none were given names.  So of course I had to go looking for answers.

Located at Blagg Cemetery in Siloam Springs, AR.
Member of
P. Morgan Family
1818 - 1891

Located near this row was this marker. So now we have a full name for "P. Morgan".
Perminter Morgan
June 19, 1818
Nov 6, 1891

According to http://www.familysearch.org/ Perminter was born in Mc Dowell, NC to Abner Morgan and Elizabeth Wilkerson Morgan. He married  Margaret Thomas about 1852. They had 11 children: Martha A Morgan (ca. 1852), James Morgan (1860), John Morgan (1855), Elizabeth L. Morgan (1860), Johnathan Wilson Morgan (1870), Mary "Bea" Morgan (1874), Abner Morgan (1857), Margaret Jane Morgan (1861), Elizabeth Betty Morgan (1854), Donald Dee Morgan (1874), and Joseph Jasper Morgan (1872).

Several of his children have headstones near him.
James Morgan
Mar 22, 1860 - Aug 28, 1860
Twin of Elizabeth L. Morgan

Elizabeth L. Morgan
Mar 22, 1860 - Sept 22, 1860
Twin of James Morgan

Donald Dee Morgan
June 11, 1874 - ca 1875
Twin of Mary Bea Morgan

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Wishing Well For Jesse

Located at Blagg Cemetery in Siloam Springs, AR.

James "Jesse" W. Beyers
Apr 20, 1950 - Feb 11, 2008
Jesse was a member of Key Lodge #7 in Siloam Springs, and a Past Master of Highland Hills Masonic Lodge #1373 in San Antonino, Texas. He was a Civil War reenactor with the 26th Texas Calvary, CSA. He loved the outdoors, metal detecting, and most of all, his family.  His ashes are interred here beneath these stones.  He met upon the level, acted by the plumb, and parted upon the square.
"Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it" Ecclesiastes 12:7

The Morning News

Saturday, February 16, 2008

SILOAM SPRINGS -- James "Jesse" W. Beyers, 57, of Siloam Springs died Feb. 11, 2008, in Siloam Springs. He was born April 20, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas, to Walter and Georgia Hooper Beyers.

He worked for the B&K Grocery for several years and for the Sav-A-Trip in Siloam Springs. He was president of the Arkoma Coin and Relic metal detecting club, a Civil War re-enactor, a member of the Key Lodge 7 Masonic Lodge in Siloam Springs, and was a past master of the Highland Hills Masonic Lodge 1373 in Texas.

Survivors include his mother of Liberty, Ill.; a son; two daughters; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral home in Siloam Springs. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hi Again!

Just a quick update. I haven't forgotten about you guys.  Life has just been so busy with the business relocation and all.  I hope to hit the ground running again just as soon as Thanksgiving is over.  I will be back I promise.

Thanks for being patient.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Hello All,
I know I have been absent from my blog for a while now and I am sorry about that. Please be patient I am in the middle of a business relocation that is taking up much of my free time and once that is all done and over with I promise I will be back and blogging.

Thank you all for being patient with me and my lack of posting lately.
Have a great week,

Monday, October 31, 2011


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and a Blessed Samhain!

Hello All,
Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  Life has gotten in the way of me getting out and going gravin lately. But as soon as things calm back down and my gravin buddy has recovered from her surgery I will start posting again. So don't give up on me yet.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pioneer Settlers of Coffeyville Kansas

Located at Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS.
Pioneer Settlers 1869
First Blacksmith Shop 1869

Samuel W. Robb  1828 - 1912
Lydia Ann Robb  1836 - 1891
Charles S. Robb  1862 - 1912
Imogene Robb Perry  1864 - 1944
Lulu Robb Stevens  1868 - 1906
Elmer E. Robb  1872 - 1960

Samuel W. Robb
10 Mo Vol Cav
Civil War
Feb 12, 1828
Jan 15, 1912

Lydia Ann
Wife of
S.W. Robb
Born in
Co. Ohio
Dec 20, 1836
Aug 5, 1891

Note: Daughter of John Stevens and Evaline Barrett

Charles Spencer
Mar 13, 1862
Nov 7, 1912

Imogene Robb
June 22, 1944

The following info is from http://www.familysearch.com/ .

United States Census, 1880 for Samuel Robb

Name: Samuel Robb

Residence: Parker, Montgomery, Kansas
Birthdate: 1828
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Lydia Robb
Spouse's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Father's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 52 years
Occupation: Farmer
NARA Film Number: T9-0390
Page: 308
Page Character: C
Entry Number: 1987
Film number: 1254390
Household Gender Age
Samuel Robb M 52
Spouse Lydia Robb F 48
Child Spencer Robb M 18
Child Imogene Robb F 16
Child Lula Robb F 12
Child Elmer Robb M 7

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Soldier Standing Watch

Located at Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS.
In Memory of
Our Union
And Sailors
1861 - 1865

Monday, October 10, 2011

Another from Calvary

Located at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Sadly the ceramic photos are gone.
Nato 14 Sett 1859 (Born 14 Sept 1859)
Morto 23 Marzo 1921 (Dead 23 March 1921)
Nata 1857 (Born 1857)
Morta 24 Marzo 1924 (Dead 24 March 1924)

Note: This is written in Italian. Also note That the DOB and DOD on stone are different from his Death Certificate.

The following Death Certificates are from Missouri Digital Heritage.

Name: Antonio Pusateri
Married to: Rosalie Pusateri
Birth Date: June 15, 1852
Death Date: Feb 23, 1921
Occupation: Fruit Merchant
Birth Place: Italy
Father's Name: Andrea Pusateri
Date of Burial: Feb 26, 1921

Name: Rosalia Pusateri

Birth Date: Unknown
Death Date:March 24 1924
Birth Place: Italy
Father's Name: Vincent Mascari
Date of Burial: March 27, 1924

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ceramic Photo - Residents of Robbins Cemetery

Located at Robbins Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS.
Anna Ruth Fosnight
Oct 27, 1882 - Jan 20, 1952

Leonard E. Walton
1902 - 1940

S/Sgt. Obed I. Cox
Dec 2, 1917 - Ap 22, 1945
Co. C 184 Inf. 7 Div U.S. Army
Killed On Okinawa

Virginia Cox
1896 - 1925
In Heaven There Is One Angel More.

Chester S. Cox
1893 - 1962
In Heaven Ther Is One Angel More.

Pearl L. Cox
1900 - 1967
In Heaven There Is One Angel More.

PFC Earl J. Roberts
June 14, 1913
Co C 129th Inf 37th Div
Killed in action on Luzon
Apr 23, 1945

Obituary for Earl Roberts.

The Coffeyville Daily Journal

Coffeyville, KS 67337
August 19, 1948

Earl Jacob Roberts
Rites for Pfc. Earl J. Roberts To Be Monday
Funeral services for Pfc. Earl J. Roberts, who was killed in action in Luzon April 28, 1945, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Skinner chapel. A Wichita minister, the Rev. Clifford O. Nantz, will officiate and burial will be in Robbins cemetery. The VFW will conduct military rites. The body will arrive here Saturday afternoon. Son of Mrs. Zilla Fulton, Route 1, Pfc. Roberts entered service Dec. 23, 1942 and was trained at Camp Wolters, Tex. He went overseas in April 1943. he was awarded the Combat Infantryman badge in combat against the Japanese
on Bougainville.
Pfc. Roberts was born June 14, 1913, at Delaware, Okla. Survivors, besides the mother, are four sisters, Mrs. T. H. LaForte, 1016 West Thirteenth; Mrs. Robert Brooks, Wann; Mrs. Ralph Perkins, Route 1; Mrs. A. R. Rieske, American Fort, Utah; four brothers, Marion A. Roberts, Bartlesville, John C. , Wayne, and Oscar F. Roberts, all of Wann. His father died in 1924.

Friday, September 30, 2011

More Zinc Markers - Robbins Cemetery

Located at Robbins Cemetery in Coffeyville, KS.
James Wilson
of Scotland
Born A.D.  1810
June 20, 1885
Aged 75 yrs.

Mary A
Wife of John W Walker
Jan 26, 1885
Aged 33 yrs 3 ms 7 ds
Underneath the sod
Low lying dark and drear
Seepeth one who left
In dying sorrow here.

J. F. Clay
June 26, 1876
1 year 4 mos 6 days

Ettie Clay
Oct 20, 1881
8 mos 3 Dys

Suda May Clay
July 22, 1883
5 yrs 3 mos 2 days

Lucinda Clay
Sept 3, 1882
26 yrs 6 dys

John Clay
Born March 18, 1819
Died July 19, 1883
Age 64 yrs 4 mos 1 day

John Wesley
Son of Wesley and Nancy P.
 9 yrs 5 mos 9 dys
How desolate our home
Bereft of thee