Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - November 24, 2015 - Harvey Medley

Harvey Medley 

Harvey Medley was born on August 24, 1889 in Bates County Missouri. Harvey was the son of Richard and Elnora (Davis) Medley. Richard and Elnora Medley had He was a farmer who never married.  He died of Tuberculosis on November 24, 1916. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates County, Missouri.

Rest in Peace, Jan

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - November 10, 2015 - Cora Smith Hedger

Cora Smith Hedger 

Cora Smith was born on June 1, 1877. She was the daughter of Branson and Emily Kinnamon born in Madison County, Indiana. They had seven children; Charles (1865), Dora (1867), Ida (1869), George (1871), Thomas (1874), Flora (1877) and Cora(1877.) S In the 1900 Federal Census, Cora is living with Thomas and Ida on the family farm. She married Charles Hedger on April 17, 1906 in Pendleton, Indiana. The had one son named Harold. Cora died at St John Hospital in Anderson, Indiana on November 10, 1961.

Rest in Peace,


Note: I have the tombstone photo but for whatever reason...I do not know what cemetery they are buried in. It is in the Anderson/ Pendleton Indiana area.

Tombstone Tuesday - November 17, 2015 - Lester O Soncarty

Lester Oral Soncarty

Lester was born in September 17, 1905 in Clymer, Indiana. He was the son Anthony Soncarty and Joanne Teas. In the 1930 Federal Census, Lester is found working with his Uncle in a Lumber Mill in Idaho.  He returned to Indiana where he married Helen Hainer on November 30, 1933 in Logansport, Indiana. They lived in rural Cass County. By the 1940 Census, he is working for a State Hospital do farm labor. Lester and Helen had three children; Dixie Lee (1934), William Gene (1937) and Joe Allen (1945) . Lester died on November 17, 1985 in Logansport, Indiana and is buried in the Ever Rest Memorial Park. 

Rest in Peace,


Tombstone Tuesday - November 3, 2015 - Esta Valentine Smith

Esta  Valentine Smith


Esta Valentine was the daughter of James Valentine and Sarah Ann Schuyler born in Madison County, Indiana. She was the second of ten children born to James and Sarah; Otis (1871), Esta (1873), Christena (1876), Urene(1877), Iona(1878), Kathryn (1881), Dane (1885), Earl (1887), Ferris (1891). She married George Albert on June 18, 1894 in Madison County, Indiana. They had one son, Willis Ray Smith.  Esta Smith died on November 3, 1935 and is buried next to her husband in Grove Lawn Cemetery in Pendleton, Indiana.

Tombstone Tuesday - October 27, 2015 - Maxine Claire Hainer

Maxine Claire Hainer was born in Iowa on April 2, 1908, the daughter of Charles Edward Hainer and Hattie Louise Griffin. Charles and Hattie Hainer had seven children; Zora (1888), Verna (1890), Madge (1894), Helen (1899), Ford (1902), Sybil (1904), Maxine (1908).    In the 1930 Census Maxine is living with her parents in Maquoketa, Iowa and working as a bookkeeper for a Creamery. Maxine enlisted into Air Force on August 9, 1943 at Fort Riley Kansas. She served until her discharge on September 21, 1948. She then returned to Iowa and settled in Branson. She died on October 27, 1964 and is buried in section 33, site 607, of the Springfield Nation Cemetery in Green County, Missouri. I will continue to try to obtain a of her tombstone. This photo of the Charles and Hattie Hainer family was taken in 1934. Maxine is the second from the left seated in the front row.

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Tombstone Tuesday - October 20, 2015 - Margaret McDonald Smith

Margaret McDonald Smith

Margaret McDonald was born on November 2, 1877 in Port Lampton, Ontario. She was the daughter of Henry M. McDonald and Mary Perry Densmore. They had eight children; William (1866), Clarissa(1867), Sarah(1868-1871), Ida(1869), Ella(1871), Fraser(1876), Margaret(1877), Sam (1881). She arrived in the United States between 1887 and 1888 and became a Naturalized Citizen. She married Arthur Albert Smith in Caro, Michigan on December 12. 1895. They lived in Reese, Michigan and operated a farm for many years. Arthur and Margaret Smith had 14 children; Myrtle (1896), Berta (1898), Edith (1900), Albert (1901),Charles (1903), Berton(1905), Earl (1908), Harold (1910), John (1911), Roy (1914), Raymond (1916), Francis (1920), Clifford (1921), Robert (1924).  As od the 1920 Federal Census, Albert and Margaret  were still living on the farm Reese Michigan. By the 1930 census,  they had moved to Oakland County and were now living in Royal Oak Michigan. Margaret lists her occupation as a sales clerk for a Perfumery. The following photo is of the Arthur and Margaret Smith family in 1944. Margaret is the second woman from the left kneeling in the front row.
Margaret died on October 20, 1951 and was buried at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery. She is buried with her husband in section 12853, Block K, Spaces 4 and 5. As of now I do not have a photo of the tombstone but I am hope that I can get someone to take one for me.

Rest in peace,