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Hey WayneyP :). With this edit the reference you added has the URL duplicated. Was that a plausible accident? It's new and experimental software, so I'm trying to identify what is and is not a software bug :). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 20:30, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

That's a good question! I generally only paste a link once and not twice. I really try to avoid duplicating links so I tend to check them to make sure I did them right. I typically don't use my mouse to paste things because it is too easy to make a mistake and double click. I generally use Ctrl-V to paste because it is a bit harder toit easier to make sure I don't make a mistake. It's always possible I made a mistake. I am human and make plenty of them, but that isn't generally one I do make. Sorry I can't be more help. WayneyP (talk) 14:00, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

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Okay Church[edit]

Thanks for your note re. the photos of the Okay Church. If it'd help advance your geneological research, the church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The NRHP nominating form, with a description of the church and cemetery and a brief history, is available online through the Nebraska State Historical Society.

There's a WP article, Monroe Congregational Church and New Hope Cemetery, but it's a nearly content-free substub. If you've got the time and inclination, it'd be nice to see it expanded. — Ammodramus (talk) 13:21, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

I'll probably be in the Platte County area in a month or so. If you'll give me your great-grandfather's name and dates, I'll see if I can get a photo of the gravestone. — Ammodramus (talk) 03:39, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh I would appreciate that so much. I have been so excited to find even the information that I have found. I have gotten nowhere in calling various places in Platte Co. to find out if the church is still active. I noticed the address on the NRHP nominating form listed a name of the secretary of the New Hope Cem. Friends Assn. But neither a search of the assn. name, the secretary's nor a reverse look up on the address resulted in finding the assn. or the woman, not surprising since it is nearly 25 yrs old. Some of the people I spoke to in calling places in Platte Co. were polite but quite simply unsure of anything of use, down to being unable to say if the church was still active as it appeared to be in the nominating form. I am used to counties where a library that is a county library has info on the whole county but it seemed as if it was not in Columbus, then they had no clue. And it was not just the library! It was a bit disappointing. So you're offer is a huge one for me after the afternoon of calls I made. I am not easily discouraged (I wouldn't have searched off and on for 20 yrs for one person if I were) but that was enough to make me ask if it was worth the frustration to have a picture of a grave site. Then I read your message. I cannot explain what that did after the lack of results I had that afternoon. Ok info.... my Great-Grandfather's name was William Joseph Pickett. DOB 13 Nov. 1878 DOD: 22 Feb. 1912 (a Thursday) Burial: 25 Feb 1912 New Hope Cemetery after the funeral services were held at Congregational Church (per his obit) by G. W. Philips of Monroe. That might have confused me if not for the clue that listed O'Kay as the town he lived, which led me to find your pictures listing that it was known by both names. If there are any other Pickett's there I'd be surprised, unless he and Sarah had children who died as infants or his brother and SIL had infants who died. Thank you again so very much!!

WayneyP (talk) 08:51, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Will see what I can do. I won't be up that way until after mid-September, and can't make any rash promises re. getting a photo—stones of that age are sometimes worn to illegibility—but will do the best I can. I'll leave a note at your talk page if I can get a photo (or if I have to report failure). — Ammodramus (talk) 13:15, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Just followed up on an idea that struck me right after I'd hit the "Save" button. I searched the website of Platte County's principal newspaper, the Columbus Telegram, for (okay church), and found a 2013 obituary with burial taking place at "New Hope/Okay Cemetery north of Monroe, Nebraska". If you haven't tried something like this already, perhaps the funeral home involved could give you contact information for the people in charge of the church/cemetery. — Ammodramus (talk) 13:27, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
That's funny you thought of that! I had searched New Hope Cemetery at Find A Gravefor any recent burials and found at least one from 2014. I thought I'd seen a couple but the only one I saw today was from Feb 2014. Interestingly, the funeral home that handled the funeral and burial you linked to was the same one (Gass Haney) that had handled the one I had found. So I was planning on contacting them. I just gave up temporarily on Thursday out of frustration. I am glad you also thought of it because I was debating with myself, with one part of me thinking it was crazy to be calling a funeral home and another thinking they likely get calls often about stuff like this, I've found genealogists will go to great lengths when trying to break down any "brick walls" they encounter. I had written down the funeral home's contact information on my list of calls to make. I may check for an email address and go about it that way rather than calling. I wish you luck in finding the grave and that it is still legible. I know time and the elements take their toll on stones though. If you find the grave and the stone is legible and you get the picture, would you mind if I share it on the Find A Grave memorial I created for Willie? It's weird, in doing research, I've gotten to where I seldom use a title for older relatives that I've never met. And when I'm discussing family member's with my mom or sister, I have learned to use the person's name, rather than saying Grandma or Grandpa etc can be confusing. We've found a tangled tree in our families, with a number of intermarriages. I have researched the Pickett, Runion, Merritt, McCloud, Tatum, Morphew & Eggers families as well as others associated with them. And they tended to intermingle quite a bit.
I definitely will be contacting Gass Haney Funeral Home! Thanks for the suggestion.
WayneyP (talk) 14:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
If the funeral home doesn't have the information you need, you might ask them for a contact number for Columbus Monument, which I think is the major purveyor of tombstones and the like in the area. I assume that the funeral home wouldn't bury somebody in a cemetery, and the tombstone company wouldn't set up a monument, without some kind of assurance from the cemetery's owners/caretakers that it's OK to do so there.— Ammodramus (talk) 07:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
O'Kay Church cemetery

Got to the church a few days ago. A man was mowing there, and he had the register, so we were able to look up the Pickett grave. Unfortunately, there's no stone. The photo shows the vicinity of the grave. At right, close to the camera, is a stone for Mike and Catherine Nansel. Immediately to the left (north) of that is a small purplish stone facing upward (so its inscription can't be read). To the north of that is a gap, then there's a reddish stone with the name Smith (the two given names are illegible in the photo). The William Pickett grave is in that grassy gap, immediately to the south of the Smith stone.

Unfortunately, I didn't think to get contact information from the man with the register. I don't know how much he'd know, though: the register didn't have the birth date for Wm. Pickett, had 2/25/1912 as the death date, and had no burial date. I gave him the birth and death dates you'd given me, and, per your information, told him that Feb. 25 was the burial date.

Not sure if this'll be any use for your proposed FindAGrave page, but you (or anyone else) are welcome to use it. I upload my files with a public-domain license, so anyone who wants is free to copy them, edit them, reproduce them elsewhere...

Sorry that I couldn't find you a tombstone to photograph. Good luck with your other genealogical endeavors. — Ammodramus (talk) 23:16, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so very much! Even without a stone, knowing the location is so wonderful. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this. It is the solving of a family mystery really. I am amazed at what a few people on the internet can accomplish to be honest. If not for the person who added the obituary to a genealogy site, I'd not have found your pictures. That would not have led to your awesome offer. And even with no stone there, we now have a location. Who knows, this could lead to a stone? Although if I accomplish that, it would be amazing! I truly do appreciate all that you did. It was wonderful that theere was a man mowing when you got there and that he had a register. My family will be so excited when I tell them this news.
I am wondering if I have this correct from your description? I kinda borrowed the Nansel's gravestone to give an approximate location. I did not want to upload this to Commons as I mainly did this for my own records. I have the original and then this copy that I added the faked stone on. The only one I will share is yours of course with the description of location. So, I will just add the link to my file on Picasa. Again I cannot thank you enough for this! 01:20, 30 September 2014 (UTC)WayneyP (talk)

You've Photoshopped the imaginary tombstone in about the right place (though perhaps it should be back just a bit, so it's in a row with the Smith and the Nansel stones).
Sorry, again, that there wasn't a stone to be photographed. I don't know Frau Pickett's financial situation, but it may well be that the cost of a tombstone was beyond her means at the time.
Incidentally, I didn't think to look specifically, but I'm pretty sure that there weren't any other Picketts in the alphabetical register. That's consistent with what you speculated earlier: there wouldn't be any others, unless a child had been buried there. Ammodramus (talk) 21:05, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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