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Kathy Gerkins (#39861343)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 27 days
Sue Oliver
Grace Elizabeth Riley
Hi Kathy,

Thank you for posting Grace's information on Findagrave. I didn't know that she existed until maybe 6 years ago. She was my grandpa's little sister. I have more information about Grace if you would like to add it.

Grace's parents were Robert Riley and Lovina Law-Riley. Grace was born 16 Oct 1918 in Charles City, Iowa and died 26 Jan 1919 in Charles City, Iowa. She had one older brother, Roy Earl Riley (later adopted by his maternal grandparents and name was changed to Roy Law when his mother died in 1920). Her mother, Lovina, is buried in the Clear Lake Cemetery. If I am remembering my notes correctly, Grace died from pnuemonia or influenza.

Added by Sue Oliver on Jun 10, 2014 10:13 AM

Just a thank you
I noticed that you are the creator of many of the memorials of my distant Hamm relations. Thank you for all of your work...and for the generous use of your grave photos.

Added by Lisa on Jun 01, 2014 11:25 AM

Margie D
Thank you
Thank you for the transfer of Amanda Harnisch Heise - much appreciated.

Added by Margie D on May 08, 2014 3:27 PM

Lucile Vern Schmoeller Anderson
Hi Kathy, thanks for your time and kindness! I appreciate the transfer of Lucile's memorial.
All the best, Debra

Added by Debra on May 02, 2014 12:14 PM

Johnnie Zollinger
Hi Kathy,

Thank you so much for the transfer of William and Clarence Morse.

Thank you so much for all your help,
Johnnie Zollinger

Added by Johnnie Zollinger on Apr 28, 2014 10:13 AM

Barry Michie
Alberta Snyder Memorial

Thanks much for the edits on the Alberta Ream Snyder memorial. Much appreciated. Good to get memorials developed and get folks linked up.

Thanks for you work creating memorials and your willingness to work with folks like me who find them.

Best, Barry

Added by Barry Michie on Apr 17, 2014 8:55 AM

Robert Rice
Hi Kathy,
Would you please transfer the following to me?
Effie Ingersoll # 29414527
Robert Ingersoll # 29414526
Fred Childs # 29414467
My Find A Grave # 47435818
Effie and Fred are my 2nd cousins 1X removed and Robert is Effie's husband.
Thank you.

Since you live in the San Francisco area if you happen to run onto a grave site for Harmon Bittmann b. Sept. 23, 1886 d. Jan. 24, 1948. I would like a photo. His parents are both buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.

Added by Robert Rice on Mar 26, 2014 10:13 AM

Teri Forsyth
Hi and thanks so much for all you do!
My gggrand father is Joseph A Sloan #69422262 and if you want to transfer that to me, it would be great. I was wondering if there is anything said about a wife of his possibly named May Sloan Lee- they were divorced but I still want to locate her burial spot too.

All the best
Teri #48068602

Added by Teri Forsyth on Mar 26, 2014 9:36 AM

carol smith
Joel Washington Smith
Thank you for the info about him.I was tracing him from Massachusetts.

Added by carol smith on Mar 22, 2014 8:31 AM

Steven Tynan
Dora Stillion
Thank you for the Dora Stillion transfer.

Added by Steven Tynan on Mar 17, 2014 9:32 PM

Donna L. Tolliver
Hutton 1885-1958
Kathy.....Thank-you so very much for the transfer. Peace.....Donna

Added by Donna L. Tolliver on Feb 04, 2014 9:55 AM

Bernie Glienke
Riverside Cemetery
Hi Kathy, I found your email when I was looking at the DeBoest data. Dorothy DeBoest was my aunt (Dad's sister) and my parents were from Charles City so I knew a lot of people in the Riverside cemetery. I can probably supply a lot of links and misc. info if you are ever in the need. I live in San Jose. Bernie Glienke

Added by Bernie Glienke on Jan 28, 2014 4:48 PM

Lisa Winner Haas
Thanks for making all the Gabel links. Much appreciated!

Added by Lisa Winner Haas on Jan 10, 2014 3:40 PM

P Kristine Hurd
Mary Staebler Find A Grave Memorial# 7804883
John William REFSNIDER 1871-1944
Created by: Kathy Gerkins
Record added: Aug 20, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 29180854

This Memorial has a link to his wife, Mary (Staebler) REFSNIDER. Her link goes to another Mary (Staebler) Refsnider, whose spouse was William REFSNIDER. This link also connects to children John William REFSNIDER and T. Pansy (Refsnider) HOWREY. John William Refsnider does go with the Family of John and Mary (Staebler) REFSNIDER. BUT William and Mary (Staebler) REFSNIDER is a separate family. They moved from Pennsylvania to Michigan, not Iowa. You can check the census and you will find a William and Mary Refsnider in Michigan and a John and Mary Refsnider in Iowa.

As there is no headstone for Mary (Staebler) Refnider at this time, we cannot compare the two Marys. I have found a birth for our Mary married to John from the 1900 Niles, Floyd Co. IA, October 1838. Her date of death from the Iowa Floyd County Website USGENWEB.

I really think these are two different Marys. As I cannot find a marriage ...WAIT a Minute! I found a Marriage Record for John Refsnider and Mary Stabler on 24 December 1860 in Floyd County, Iowa from I also found the same information on http://www.FamilySearch LDS .

Not sure how you want to handle this. I think you have our Mary Staebler, but her link is incorrect.

Thank you for your time for keeping up all these memorials!

Added by P Kristine Hurd on Jan 01, 2014 7:44 PM

Mia Houghton
New Feature
Hi Kathly - Letting you know that they now have the edit tab working on the profile page- where the contributors can add on the name or date fields- you will see a number on the edit tab telling you how many of these type of requests you have - all we have to do is accept or decline.

Added by Mia Houghton on Dec 28, 2013 8:28 AM

Eileen Gillette
Thank you Kathy, you are always so good about transfers, most appreciated

Added by Eileen Gillette on Dec 07, 2013 10:49 AM

Thanks for adding the additional information.

Added by pomnik on Nov 10, 2013 5:05 PM

Linda (Adams) LeBarre
Benjamin F. Currence
Thank you Kathy for the transfer, I appreciate your help.


Added by Linda (Adams) LeBarre on Nov 02, 2013 9:11 AM

Michael Rewey
Alta Maria Kellogg Barris
Hi Kathy, thanks for your great work and Alta's obituary.

I was aware of Alta's two children and found the Dean Kellogg Barris side of the family. I also know that her daughter Lucy died at a young age of cancer, probably around 1912, but I cannot find a record of her death. I was at the Floyd County Recorder's Office and found nothing. Any ideas?

Mike Rewey
Madison, WI

Added by Michael Rewey on Oct 19, 2013 9:51 AM

Richard L. Smallwood-Roberts
James Durkee
Thank you for the transfer. I'm working on the bio.

Added by Richard L. Smallwood-Rob... on Sep 28, 2013 7:04 AM

Marilyn Andersen
Grace George
Misspelling of maiden name noted and changed. Thank you for calling this to my attention. M.Andersen

Added by Marilyn Andersen on Sep 26, 2013 4:39 PM

Gail Schinnerer Jorgensen
Olivia & Charles Lapham
Thank you very much for the transfers. It will be very much appreciated.


Added by Gail Schinnerer Jorgense... on Sep 25, 2013 11:28 PM

Alma Marie Kilby #70883484
Hi Kathy,

I believe that Alma Marie Kilby may be the infant daughter of Archie William and Marie Elizabeth (Aasgaard) Kilby. The 1910 US Federal Census shows them living in Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa and that Marie E. Kilby had 2 children with only 1 still living. Since they were married 27 Mar 1907 in Charles City, I have assumed that the child they lost was born and died in Charles City.

Your entry for Alma Marie Kilby seem to fit the possibilities for their first child. Would you have any info that might confirm Alma as their child? Any help would be appreciated.


Added by Kaye on Sep 22, 2013 3:15 AM

Heritage Dabbler
Thanks for the assistance and for transferring the record.

Added by Heritage Dabbler on Sep 18, 2013 11:53 AM

Thanks for the transfers!

Added by Jennifer on Sep 16, 2013 12:44 PM


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