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Re: John Denton Thomason & Leona Alice Frier Thomason
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: September 12, 2004 at 16:15:38
In Reply to: Re: John Denton Thomason & Leona Alice Frier Thomason by Lee Lyles of 65331

Using the site I sent you for locating counties for TX towns, I see there are 2 towns named Boyd in TX. One in Fannin and one in Wise. I see a Garvin Church in Wise Co, so assume the cemetery is next to it. And, I assume you live in TX (I live in So CA).

To locate a cemetery or anything named Garvin I used the GNIS site:

http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.gnis_web_query_form

I typed in Garvin for Feature Name, clicked on drop down box and clicked on TX. I leave the Feature Type blank, especially when I'm looking for a cemetery. They don't always have every cemetery, but often there will be a church with the same name, and you can figure any old church is going to have a cemetery next to it. If you're looking for something and want to see just where it is located on a map, scroll down and click on Show Feature Location. A map of the U.S. will come up, scroll down and there you will see location on a county map. You can zoom out to get better feeling of location to other towns etc. You can zoom in, too. Only thing it does not show names of roads.

I understand some public libraries in TX have the TX state wide dth idx 1903-1940, you might check around where you live see if your own library has it, or can tell you the nearest library that has it. You could look for John and find county and full date of death, then obtain a copy of his death certificate, which should show the names of his parents. I say "find the county", because if he should have been visiting someone in a neighboring county, deaths are recorded in county where you die, and it's not always the county where you live. Now, obituaries will be in the newspaper where you live.

Happy Hunting (^_^)



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