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Anne Rupert (#21366448)
 member for 14 years, 6 months
Edwin Ridout
Rock Hill Methodist
PS: the old church was recently renovated as a residence, and if you scroll through interior pictures on the real estate website here, eventually you get to a picture of the exterior:

Added by Edwin Ridout on Mar 27, 2015 6:59 PM

Edwin Ridout
RE: Edwin Lee Sterne in Rock Hill
Hi Ann, thanks so much for sending the historic notes pertaining to Rock Hill. Very interesting, and full of names to help figure out what was going on here so long ago. I also got vital clues from Mary, the photographer of one of the gravestones. I'm now clear that what I thought was misnamed Rock Hill Methodist was in fact named correctly. It's not been a church for 50 years but the building and the tiny cemetery still exist, and I was able to add the exact location to the Find A Grave cemetery page. See the history presented here: . That historical article has one mistake: the old Methodist church is south of the present day Rock Hill Baptist Church, not north. But it shows it was a multi-denominational church when it started in 1800, and that some members left to form Rock Hill Baptist and later other members merged with Ebenezer Methodist elsewhere in the county. Thanks again for sharing what you found!

Added by Edwin Ridout on Mar 27, 2015 6:43 PM

R Wolfmeyer
Good Family Photos
Thank you Anne for photographing those GOOD family gravestones in Ohio. I was able to link Laura back to her family.
Her sister, actually did not pass away until 1999 at age 107 year. I will link her w Laura when I confirm that the sister's remains were returned to Wisconsin for burial w her husband. She was the longest living ancestor we have--so far!

Added by R Wolfmeyer on Mar 27, 2015 10:16 AM

Del Gran
Anne is A True Genealogist

Anne, I found your profile via your message to and from Peggy, below this message.

You have stated what the true purpose of Find A Grave should be amongst those of us volunteers who work very hard to provide meaningful and accurate content over and above what is on the "stones".

Those that contribute photos and create memorials for everybody in the cemeteries in their vicinity also deserve credit as they become valuable "stepping stones" for the work we do. However, when these contributors start refusing to cooperate by hiding behind the rules instead of using common sense, it becomes obvious that they are "hoarders" and not "genealogists".

Thank you very much for speaking out so eloquently in your profile.

Added by Del Gran on Mar 14, 2015 1:38 PM

I just came across a memorial you created. I clicked on your name, and just had to write to you.

I am in AWE of all your dedication and caring and work. I wish I could thank you in person for all the memories and history you are sharing with the world. THANK YOU!

Have a blessed day,


Added by Peggy on Mar 04, 2015 7:57 AM

Lu Fischer
RE: Antonia Willard Ford - Fairfax Cemetery
Anne, I don't know if this will help you.

Charles Fleming Ford Jr, was son of Captain Charles Fleming Ford, who served in the War of 1812. Captain Charles Fleming Ford SR was the son of Edward Ford who married Elizabeth Keith. One of their sons was John Ford. My records show that John Ford married Lydia Fowler and later married Mary Fannie Pritchett(?)Maybe this name is misspelled.

Added by Lu Fischer on Feb 02, 2015 8:29 PM

Lu Fischer
Antonia Willard Ford - Fairfax Cemetery
Anne, I am trying to do some genealogy research and came across the Antonia Willard Ford gravestone at Fairfax Cemetery. You have a comment showing that her cousin Edward Randolph Ford born 1859 was son of Charles Franklin and Rebecca August. I am pretty sure this actually should be Charles Fleming Ford (Jr) and Rebecca Ann (Wright) Ford. Charles Fleming Ford later married Susan Ann Carroll Ford and they are both buried in the Clifton Cemetery. Lu Fischer

Added by Lu Fischer on Feb 01, 2015 11:01 PM

D. Singleton Shell
I'm pleased those special families will be known from the information you provide to their memorials. It was quite an experience clearing the soil away and seeing the beautiful script and learning about cholera in Lexington at that time. I know they are in good hands. I didn't have a computer or Ancestry at that time. :) Darla

Added by D. Singleton Shell on Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM

Pvt. Caskie
I did the same thing for an uncle of mine, James McCahon (Find A Grave #Find A Grave Memorial# 101777005). Was a VERY long journey through a lot of red tape to secure a memorial stone for him. Can you believe the government questioned "no body" ????? Good grief. At last, James has a stone and a military dedication. Please visit his memorial page. Kimberly

Added by Kimberly on Oct 27, 2014 4:34 PM

Steve Stephenson
I REALLY like your bio ...
... and very much agree with your philosophy.

Find A Grave memorials should try to show what the living person was like; their full names, their likeness, esp. when young adults (which is how most of us visualize ourselves), and their family relationships (links to parents and spouses).

We should celebrate our ancestors' lives and their accomplishments.

That said, we also need very good photos of their headstones to corroborate genealogical data.

E.g., here's my maternal grandmother, Myrtle Holloway Parker


Added by Steve Stephenson on Oct 12, 2014 3:59 AM

Lockhart Stockdale
RE: Charles Raymond Spencer

Thank you so much! You have been such a tremendous help. I was so excited when I found him.

I also have noticed date differences. I have a cousin buried in Columbiana Memorial who died in 1954 (have article of his accident and obituary - both dated in January 1954) yet his marker states Jan 1953. I can see because January being the new year a likely mistake.

Thanks again!


Added by Lockhart Stockdale on Oct 10, 2014 8:41 AM

RE: Laura A. Wonsetler mystery
And thank you and your team of sleuths!

Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Jul 08, 2014 8:04 AM

Major Caskie 110123276
Thank you for the Galveston Daily News obituary on him. The addition to his bio took him from ordinary to extraordinary! I am now curious about his illustrations in Texas Siftings and any other publication. Hopefully others will be as well.

Added by Dawn on Jan 10, 2014 5:29 AM

Pat Ellingson
Anna Needham
Here is what I have listed under John Lockard's memorial. (John & his wife are buried in the same plot with Anna Needham.)
"In 1880 he (John Lockard) is married (1871),35, and living in Clinton twp, Lawrence Co,PA working as a miner with his wife, Mary and a "daughter" Annie who is born 1869, (and on her death record, she says that her father is John Groves, a neighbor in 1880 who is actually her grandfather) so she is John's step-daughter."
I would imagine Anna was illegitimate and that's why she took her grandfather's name and then later her step-father's.

Added by Pat Ellingson on Aug 22, 2013 7:06 AM

Pat Ellingson
anna needham
Anna's mother was married to John Lockard who had no children of his own. Apparently Anna considered herself his daughter and took his name.

Added by Pat Ellingson on Aug 22, 2013 7:00 AM

preston malone
Bob Russell

Anne, we have talked before.
I have started the obit for Bob Russell.
Plan to finish tomorrow.
You can link to Jala.
I didn't go as I was added to HOSPICE around 1st. of Feb. been out of the 2 times since.. I have good care and improving a little.
Seems like it was kept quite, or it wasn't in the papers are talked about much.
Have a good week.
Congratulations on the new arrival.

Added by preston malone on Jul 17, 2013 6:31 PM

Donna Pool
Arthur M Allen Jr.
Anne, this man, as it turns out, if my great grandfather. I knew from family stories that my grandfather was illegitimate but now I have confirmed it and Arthur M. Allen Jr. was his father. You seem to have done a great deal of research. Would you mind sharing anything you have? I also know that he impregnanted Emily Duiguid Cofer's niece in the same year and their child's name was Lotus. My email is

Added by Donna Pool on Jun 25, 2013 5:29 PM

Verda Rupert
Hi Anne,
The info's been added. Thanks for finding her obit!

Added by ChrisB on Jun 20, 2013 9:51 AM

Tom & Gloria Smith
RE: Zella James Willard
Not necessary. Change the cemetery and we will put the picture on there. Thanks!

Added by Tom & Gloria Smith on May 11, 2013 5:18 PM

Sandy Triem
Grandview Cemetery
Thank you for the death date of Harold Luke Hannay. Sandy

Added by Sandy Triem on May 11, 2013 6:29 AM

Columbiana Co., OH
Seeing your location, I just had to send a note back. I have so much family that were early settlers in Columbiana Co. and in what is now Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co. Over the years, I've made numerous trips to do first hand research and enjoyed many breakfasts at the little diner in downtown Lisbon.

Added by roots56 on May 10, 2013 6:30 PM

Richard Culler
Four Culler's
Thanks Anna!! for the Culler transfers!!
Take Care, Richard

Added by Richard Culler on Mar 29, 2013 10:10 PM

RE: Mary I Miller Mitchell
Please do. I'm related to the Alexander Miller whose daughter, Isabella, married William Gilkey. They are buried in Rocky Springs as well.

Added by inmand15 on Mar 10, 2013 9:37 AM

Mary I Miller Mitchell
Would you know who her parents are?

Diane Inman

Added by inmand15 on Mar 09, 2013 3:28 PM

Pamela Moore

Thank you so much for the work you're doing with findagrave and more specifically, with Eastern State Hospital. Preston Field's son, John Henry Fields, married my great Aunt, Sarah Alice Moore. My great Aunt's twin brother was my grandpa. I am working on a book on the Moore line. You can transfer Preston Fields (33768768) to me and I will add his children and what I know of him. I am sad to say that this is the fifth family member I have found that died at Eastern State Hospital. However, this is the first one that I've found buried there. Three of the 5 others were brought back home to Eastern Kentucky...the other one I will look for in what you set up here....

Pamela Moore

Added by Pamela Moore on Mar 09, 2013 3:10 PM


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