Friday, July 29, 2011

Mourning Dove

Thursday, July 28, 2011

And They Said He Wasn't Dead.

Located at Galena Cemetery in Galena, KS.
James L. Bond
1891 - 1959

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ceramic Photos - Mount Olive

Located at Mount Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.
Ivan F. Bogina
1909 - 1934

1930 United States Federal Census about Ivan Bogina
Name: Ivan Bogina
Home in 1930: Washington, Crawford, Kansas
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Ignac Bogina
Mother's name: Francis Bogina
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Ignac Bogina 55
Francis Bogina 52
Ivan Bogina 21
Frank Bogina 19

Rosa Boso
Apr 15, 1852
Dec 28, 1915

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 about Rosa Boso
Name: Rosa Boso
Census Date: 1 Mar 1895
Residence County: Crawford
Residence state: Kansas
Locality: Baker
Birth Location: Germany
Family Number: 282
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Race: White
Line: 27
Roll: v115_32
Household Member(s): Name Age
Rosa Boso 43
Jacke Boso 13
Carie Boso 10
Lizzie Boso 7
Annie Boso 4
Casper Boso 1

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Hddock's Tin Roof

Located in Park Hill Cemetery in Park Hill, OK.
John Thomas Haddock
Apr 17, 1860
May 19, 1933

Narcissus S. Haddock
May 16, 1869
Nov 10, 1930

Monday, July 25, 2011

Famous File: Ralph "Red" Berry

Located at Mount Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.
Ralph "Red" Berry
1906 - 1973

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Century Club: Aunt Nellie Austin

Located at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur, AR.
Aunt Nellie
Grandmother of L & E Austin
Born Oct 1789
Died Jan 1892
Aged 103
The gates of Heaven Shall open wide for her.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Great Pyramid In Missouri

Located at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Mount Vernon, MO.
On the front side is this.
Enoch's Circle (Diagramed)
Genesis 5:23 (And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years)
Luke 21:24-32(24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.)

Enoch Circle
There is massive amounts of information on Enoch's Circle. All you have to do is Google it.   
Picture of the out side of the Great Pyramid.
Mathew 21:42 (Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?)
Ephesians 2:20:21(having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord)
Zechariah 4:7(Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.)
Psalms 118:22-23(22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.)
First Peter 2:6(6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”)
This is a diagram of the inside of the Great Pyramid. 
286.1 Pyramid Inch
PI 3.14159
Job 38:31(Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion)
Amos 5:8(Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:) 
You can read the explaination of this at
This is the location of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The closest markers were these two. So I am assuming they belong with the pyramid.
Joseph D
1919 - 2006

Patricia Addline
1913 - 1997

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Triple Murder

Located at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers, AR.
Kathryn A. Deason
Nov 26, 1958 - Mar 14, 1990

Julie A. Deason
Feb 23, 1987 - Mar 14, 1990

Sean W. Deason
Mar 23, 1988 - Mar 14, 1990


Killer Says He 'Intended' To Shoot His Wife, Kids
A man who pleaded guilty to killing his family says he had gone a week without sleep and suffered from a brain disorder when he shot his wife and two children. Jimmy Earl Deason, 31, of Fayetteville entered his pleas last week to the March 15, 1990, slayings. As part of a plea bargain, he was sentenced to 40 years. ''I was kind of having a nervous breakdown. Something happened to me. I picked up an M-1 carbine and shot my wife while she was in the bathroom,'' Deason told Washington County Judge William Storey. Deason said the first bullet went through his wife, Katherine, 32, and hit his daughter, Julieann, 3, who was standing behind her mother. Deason said he reloaded and shot his son, Sean, 1. He told the judge: ''Yes, I believe I intended to shoot them all, sir.''

The following is Jimmy Earl Deason's inmate record found at

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Don't Forget To Look Inside

This heavy duty marker is located at Baxter Springs Cemetery in Baxter Springs, AR.
In loving memory
Latrisha Dawn Hessee
Born April 2, 1979
Passed May 29, 2008
With her unborn son
Philip Leon Wright II 
On the inside: 
Latrisha Dawn Hessee
On April 1st, 1979 we thought we were going to have an April Fool's baby, but we were fooled and Latrisha Dawn Hessee was born on April 2, 1979, at 1:17 pm. to Robert and Debra Hessee. Trisha was a beautiful baby, weighing 7 lbs. 12 ozs.

As time passed what a joy it was to dress her up in all the frills and lace that goes along with being a new baby girl. As she grew, Trish was all girl. She would play in her room for hours with her dolls. She would freed them, rock them and line them all up in a row in her bed to fo to sleep at night.

The first day of school arrived and she was eager to start. Then the second, and the third year playing with her new friends. Then middle school and high school. Sports became an important part of her life. She was active in basketball, track, softball, and cheerleading. Trish graduated from Baxter High School in 1997.

Trish received her Medical Transcriptionist diploma from Franklin Technology Institute.  Her journey took her to Wichita State University for two years. After moving home, Trisha became an employee with Empire District Electric, Joplin, MO, until she decided to take that step and move to Phoenix, AZ in 2002.

Trisha loved Phoenix, AZ, and decided she would like to have her own business. She purchase "A Sleek Tan" in 2004 and put her heart and soul into the business. She loved meeting new people and impacted many lives with her contagious smile, warmth and love for everyone she met. Trisha never met a stranger.

In 2007 Trisha met and fell in love with John Philip Wright. In February 2008, Trisha announced the news to John that where would be a little one coming in the months ahead. As excited as they both were to take a new step in raising their own family, joy suddenly turned to sadness. Trisha began to experience headaches, vomiting, dizziness, and lack of coordination. At the onset, we all assumed this was the pregnancy. But as time went on and as symptoms grew progressively more severe, we knew something else was wrong.

On April 1, 2008, Trish was taken to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. It was at that time she learned from an MRI, that she had not one, but three (3) brain tumors and was med flighted to St. Joseph's Barrow Institute, downtown Phoenix, AZ April 2, 2008. She celebrated her 29th birthday in the hospital.

On April 12, 2008 we sat down with the doctors and heard the news that surgery was scheduled for the following day. The doctors were going to target the large tumor with with surgery and follow up with treatment for the smaller tumors. Shortly afterwards, we received the grim news that the tumors were a Grade 4 Glioblastoma Brain Cancer.  Many decisions would need to be made concerning treatment and keeping the baby. Radiation was an option and Trish would be able to keep the baby and hopefully allow enough time to let the baby reach a viable age to delivery.

As the days passed, Trish grew weary and on may 29, 2008 at 2:06 am, God saw that she was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around her and whispered, "Come with Me". With tearful eyes we watched her fade away. A very loving and giving heart stopped beating and she flew up on the wings of angels to heaven. Trisha once again became a beautiful, strong, and healthy young lady with her beautiful, contagious smile holding her adorable son, Philip Leon Wright II, both in the arms of Jesus.

Our hearts are broken, many tears have fallen for we miss you so much. That day if seeing you again cannot come soon enough for us all. Forever in our hearts, and in our memory...

Until We Meet Again - All Our Love
Dad, Mom, & brother, Travis
John Wright and a host of family and friends.
Special Thank You to Blair Parker, Tony Sarri & Sherry Gill,
 & KMT Waterjet systems

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shadow Box Gravestones

I have not seen many of these.  I have seen a few modern ones but these are the only vintage ones I have found.

Located at Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS.
Mary Schountz
1870 - 1934 

Located at Baxter Springs Cemetery in Baxter Springs, KS. 
Jacob Rossman
Mar 29, 1837
Jan 31, 1912
Co A Ohio National Guard 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Update: Bright Murders

My original post about theses murders was posted in February of 2011. Since then I have discovered more news clippings on the murders of the Bright family as well as a few on what happened to Gary Earl Bright afterwards.

According to theses articles Gary Earl Bright was sent to a juvenile detention center in Missouri for the murders of his family. About a year later he was released to his father's care.  His farther married Alden Kathleen Webb sometime between 1957 and 1960. In 1960, Gary attacked his step-mother with a wrench and was then sentenced to 15 years in prison for the attack.

Theses are articles from 1957. Most of these repeat each other but the two that added details I separated out and posted them first. 

Brownsville Herald Nov 27, 1957

Daily Register Nov 26, 1957

Three months after the murders Gary Earl Bright was found sane and then placed in a juvenile detention center in St. Louis, MO.
Joplin Globe Feb 4, 1958

Theses are the articles from 1960 when he attacked his step-mother.
The Bee July 23, 1960

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune Oct 12, 1960

The Gettysburg Times Oct 13, 1960

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Headstone Mystery

It has recently been brought to my attention that the Prairie Grove Police Department has a headstone in their possession and they are in search of where it rightfully belongs.  This is a mystery they could use all the help we can give them to solve.

Photo courtesy of DMLeForce.
Richard W.
Son of W.C. & M.L. Lefors
Aug 28, 1852
Apr 16, 1863

Here is the information that has been found.

His parents are Whitfield Collins Lefors (1830 - 1900) and Martha Luranay Hale Lefors (1836 - 1886).
Both are buried at Bentonville Cemetery in Bentonville AR along with Fremont Lefors (his brother) and Margery Montgomery Lefors (his grandmother).

Capt. Whitfield Collins LeFors (Richard's father) was a Benton County's sheriff from 1868-1873. He was also Treasurer & Mayor.  He was also a member of the IOOF/Odd Fellows as he's in their cemetery (The IOOF cemetery has merged into the Bentonville Cemetery).  His son Elijah Oscar married James Berry's daughter.  And James' sister married Sam Peel.  Whitfield, James & Sam are all at Bentonville's cemetery in the IOOF/Odd Fellows section.

The Bentonville Cemetery has been contacted and the only Lefors on the burial list were the four that are listed above.  I was also told that the records that pre-date 1900 are iffy. 

The following is what I found on

1860 United States Federal Census about Richard Leforse
Name: Richard Leforse
Age in 1860: 8
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1860: Flint, Benton, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Double Springs
Household Members: Name Age
W C Leforse 34
Martha Leforse 25
Richard Leforse 8
Fremont Leforse 3
Eldridge Leforse 2
Isaac D Leforse 7/12

So this is the extent of what we know.  I have also emailed the IOOF to see if they possibly have any information that might help and I have emailed someone who has a bunch of books with obits in them for Benton county during the time he died. So far I have not recieved a response from either so hopefully they will come through with something that will help.

So if any of you wonderful readers are up for the challenge of solving this mystery your help will gladly be accepted.  Email me at if you find anything.  I am hoping we can get this marker back to where it belongs.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wooden Marker

Located at Park Hill Cemetery in Park Hill, OK.
Susan Casey Smith
June 24, 1964
Dec 6, 2003

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Wonder...

I wonder if this marker was put together backwards.  I would think the inscription should face the same direction as the sleeping child.  What do you think?

Located at Galena Cemetery in Galena, KS.

Helen Dau of
Ferd & Frieda Ulrich
Born Mar 13, 1900
Died Aug 13, 1900