Sunday, June 3, 2012

Update: George Thomas Ray

I recently was emailed the following article by Christina Taylor.  Thank you Christina this sheds a great deal of detail on this gentleman.

The following articles are from The Neosho Daily News on February 25, 1962.

The original blog post can be viewed at:

The first update can be viewed at:

Saturday, April 7, 2012


It's been forever since I have had time to even look at my blog.  I have not forgotten about it or my readers I promise! It has just been a crazy busy year so far and I've had no time at all to do any gravin.  But I promise as soon as I have time I will get back to posting.  I sure have missed working on it.  Hope everyone is doing well and having a great year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!


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 .

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).