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I have separated these images into two main categories.
The direct Surnames and collateral Surnames for Mom will be the Maternal Family Members listed on this page.


 

The image is the cover of the Memo

Maternal Family Members Headstone and/or Obit Location
 

John & Augusta Brown Headstone

John Brown, parents believe to be Lewis Lightner Brown and Julia A. Gause.
(Gussie) Thompson parents are William Thompson, mother unknown. That's what it states on her death certificate.

Lot number 157 for John Brown, Lot number 158 for Gussie Thompson.

Photos No. 1, 3 and 4 provided by Prof. Blaine Caldwell.

Blaine Caldwell: "http://www.ozarks.edu/

 

1 John&AugustaBrown.jpg (264422 bytes)

2 JohnBrownHeadstone2.JPG (29058 bytes)

3 JohnBrownDetail.jpg (224219 bytes)

4 AugustaBrown.jpg (269977 bytes) 
 

Old Thebes Cemetery, Thebes Alexander Co., IL. from Brown graves looking north toward Baptist Church. 6th street on right.

Photo provided by Prof. Blaine Caldwell.

 

 

Oda Brown Obit.

Oda Brown, adopted son of John Brown and Gussie Thompson. Evidence of this is the 1900 Thebes Pct. Alexander Co., IL. Census. On the census it list Oda Laton, as step son.

Gussie Thompson was never married before. Evidence of this is one page of the Civil War Application that John Brown submitted. This application can be seen on the Dale and Brown Photo Page Dale Brown Photos

 
Emma Snell, daughter of Peter Snell and Lee Bridges.

 

OdaBrownObit.jpg (58524 bytes)


 

Rose Hill Cemetery, Thebes, Alexander Co., IL.

Cemetery Book states; Oda Brown 1888 - 1968. On the same headstone; Emma Brown 1889 - 1957.

Verlie Ray Brown Obit.

Verlie Ray Brown, son of Oda Brown and Emma Snell.
Paul O. Brown, son of Oda Brown and Emma Snell.

V.BrownObit.JPG (18363 bytes)  

Rose Hill Cemetery, Thebes, Alexander Co., IL.

According to the obit. In the obit it mentions a brother preceded him in death. This would be Paul O. Brown.
His headstone reads: Paul O. Brown 9 July 1915-16 January 1963, Illinois TECH5 Co. C, 1881 Engr. Avn. Bn. W.W.II.
The Cemetery book states his headstone is located right next to Oda and Emma Brown.

 


Betty L. Brown Gunnels

One of eight children, Betty was born March 8, 1939, in Hoquiam, Wash., to Bert and Gertrude Lawrence Brown. As a young girl she moved with her family to McClure, Ill., where she attended school and grew up.

She married John Gunnels in Walla Walla Dec. 27, 1955. They settled in M-F in 1956.

She worked for IGA in the bakery department and at local canneries during harvest time. The Gunnels family lived in Starkey, Ore., for a time and later returned to M-F. She was an avid bowler and played in different leagues throughout the area.


Betty Gunnels

Jan 5 2001 12:00AM

MILTON-FREEWATER - Betty L. Gunnels, 61, of 54171 Jorgensen Lane died Jan. 3, 2001, at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday 6 Jan 2001 at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Milton-Freewater Cemetery.

İWalla Walla Union-Bulletin 2001
 

Milton-Freewater Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, OR.

Block 13, Row 6.

b&jGunnelscemetery.jpg (412486 bytes)

 

John A. Snell Headstone.

Photo provided by Kevin Snell.

John Aroldon Snell, father of Peter Snell.
Peter Snell, father of Emma Snell that married Oda Brown.

 

asnell1.jpg (14226 bytes) Morgan Cemetery, Union Co., IL.
 

Margaret J. D. Ollis Headstone.

Photo provided by Kevin Snell.

Margaret Jane Delilia Ollis, wife of John A. Snell.
Margaret Ollis, grandmother of Emma Snell that married Oda Brown.

 

msnell.jpg (28170 bytes) Morgan Cemetery, Union Co., IL.

It is a concrete poured headstone with her name written in it, (homemade).

O. G. Ford Obit.

Obit submitted by William Robert Dyer.

Oliver Gordon Ford and Sarah Rose Pettit, parents of Mary Ellen (Mamie) Ford.
Mamie Ford and Samuel Edmond Dyer, parents of Garvey Dyer.
Marie Nellie Brown, my moms sister married Garvey Dyer.

Photo provided by Prof. Blaine Caldwell.

OliverGordonFordObit.jpg (46258 bytes)

O.G.Ford.jpg (312812 bytes)

Born Sept 8 1850
Died Dec 23 1919

 

Old Thebes Cemetery, Thebes, Alexander Co., IL.

 
The following family members are buried there. With the following headstone inscriptions.
 
O. G. Ford 8 September 1850 - 23 Dec 1919.
Samuel Dyer 24 Dec 1876 - 12 Jan 1948
Mary E. Dyer 25 February 1882 - 11 July 1941.

 
Hawk Dyer 14 January 1904 - 18 December 1919. Son of Samuel and Mary Dyer, this is the grandson of O. G. Ford mentioned in the obit.

 
William R. Dyer Father 1849 - 1932
Nancy Dyer Mother 1851 - 1929. These are the parents of Samuel Edmond Dyer.

 
Wade M. Dyer 23 November 1880 - 7 March 1969 Rest in Peace. Son of William R. and Nancy Dyer.

 

 

Mary Ellen Ford Obit.

Obit submitted by William Robert Dyer.

Mary Ellen (Mamie) Ford, mother of Garvey Dyer that married my Mom's sister Marie Nellie Brown.

 

 

 

MaryEllenFordObit.jpg (43063 bytes) Old Thebes Cemetery, Thebes, Alexander Co., IL.,

On the same headstone.
Samuel Dyer 24 Dec 1876 - 12 Jan 1948
Mary E. Dyer 25 February 1882 - 11 July 1941.

 

Merritt S. Sanders Headstone.

Photo provided by Debra Matton.

Merritt Smith Sanders, father of Merritt S. Sanders.

 

MerrittSmithSandersGrave.jpg (28430 bytes) Lafe Cemetery, Greene Co., AR.

Located 3/4 mile South of Lafe, AR.
 

Mary D. Sanders Headstone.

Photo provided by Debra Matton.

Mary D. Dyer, mother of Merritt S. Sanders.

 

MarySandersGrave.jpg (28877 bytes) Lafe Cemetery, Greene Co., AR.
 
 
Located 3/4 mile South of Lafe, AR.
 

Merritt S. Sanders Jr. Obit.

Merritt S. Sanders, son of Merritt Smith Sanders and Mary D. Dyer.

 
This obit that was published in the Port Townsend Leader 25 October 1945, Port Townsend, Jefferson Co., WA is not entirely factual. Some of the issues are still cloudy. But we know this for a fact. Merritt was given a medical discharge as a result from losing a lung and died when he was in a Veterans Hospital in Memphis TN.

 

 

MerrittObit.jpg (38620 bytes) Lafe Cemetery, Greene Co., AR.
Located 3/4 mile South of Lafe, AR.

 
Merritt's headstone inscription reads,
Sanders, Merritt S.---Arkansas, Sgt., U.S. Army, World War II---Feb. 25, 1919; Oct. 18, 1945.

 
Other family members buried here are;

 
Harris, Zephel 1903 - 1980 (she is Merritt's sister)
Harris, John A. 1883 - 1949 (wife of Zephel Sanders Harris).
Harris, Opal Irene July 15, 1922 - July 15, 1922 (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Harris).

 


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