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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
 member for 13 years, 1 month, 20 days
angel searcher
RE: H. S. Lindsay
I was very sad at the headstone too, I think I had an Angel helping me, because with no dates, no name basically, I was led right to it. Thank You again so much, you have made me so very happy and very thankful for kind people like you on Find a grave.

Added by angel searcher on Mar 31, 2015 10:37 AM

Storres Myers
RE: Linn tombstone photos
Thank you. I will look for an obituary and other information in the library.--Storres

Added by Storres Myers on Mar 30, 2015 5:45 PM

angel searcher
RE: H. S. Lindsay
Oh My Gosh, you are so fast, and yes I can add alot, Thank You, Thank You so much, you will never know how much this means to me. I am sad at her headstone, that is why it took so long to find her, You are an Angel. God Bless You!!!

Added by angel searcher on Mar 30, 2015 5:34 PM

Storres Myers
RE: Linn tombstone photos

Thank you. It is interesting in that John Ward is next to his mother and Fountain is next to his daughter. There is a place for a third plaque on Fountain's marker. Violet Nancy is a real mystery to me, I can't find a record of her. Did she remarry and have that surname in the records? I made GPS edits. The bright green markers can be seen in the satellite photo.--Storres

Added by Storres Myers on Mar 30, 2015 2:22 PM

RE: Brown, Alan

Glad I could help.

Added by Dalynne on Mar 25, 2015 6:43 PM

RE: Lydia Linn Rupert
Hi Jan,
I'm not sure who her parents are. Two of her children's death certificates have her maiden name as Winn or Wynn but of course I can't find any Lydia Wynns in the census either.

Added by ChrisB on Mar 23, 2015 7:42 PM

Collins Crapo
Raymond Adams #124888914
From the life dates it looks like this person died as an infant. The plot info I was given was North_51_14. Based on that, I looked & looked, but could not find any marker for him specifically. But he may be related (grandson maybe?) to William #8706644 & Susan Adams #8706639 who do have a fancy double marker in that area. So I will upload a wide shot of the area where he might be.

Added by Collins Crapo on Mar 20, 2015 10:44 PM

For reference you can see this family on the 1880 census in Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.

Do you have contact information for the cemetery?

Thank you so much for your time.

Added by SLNP on Mar 18, 2015 2:57 PM

RE: Switzer transfer request
Samuel and Anna (Statler) Switzer have sons
Joseph Aug 24, 1877-Aug 28, 1878
Edward Dec 20, 1883-Oct 4, 1884
They have 16 children total.

I linked the parents to Joseph so you could see.

I just assumed that Edward had a typo since it says Oct 4, 1844. I was going to call the cemetery and could not find any contact information.

I looked at your other memorials there doesn't appear to be a relation.

Thank you

Added by SLNP on Mar 18, 2015 2:54 PM

James Morrison
RE: morrison, James Daniel
Hi Jan
I didn't know someone had posted that obit. Thanks for letting me know and I changed the date.
Jim Morrison

Added by James Morrison on Mar 18, 2015 2:48 PM

Jasmin Ramirez
It so amazing of you to do that!(: you never know who's been looking for a loved one for so many years. Bless your friends patience(: Her name is Angie Leilani Fernandez.

Added by Jasmin Ramirez on Mar 10, 2015 1:30 PM

RE: Carl H. Steinberg
I went to St Thomas Cemetery today and the stone marking their grave is the one you have pictured and Marguerite's date is now etched in. I have no idea why or when the stone I took a picture of was changed to the current one.

Added by SAS on Mar 10, 2015 9:48 AM

Jasmin Ramirez
Hello Jan,
My boyfriend lost his mother when he was only a year and a half. Being too young to understand he never really knew anything about her passing until he was 15 but was always left with many questions. He is now 25 and couldn't be happier to have searched his moms name and have her gravesite pop up! It was a bittersweet feeling. We can't thank you enough for posting it up. After pondering the site we noticed we could leave virtual flowers which is amazing because we live in California and his mother is buried in Hawaii, we can now use this to leave her some flowers until we go out and visit her in real life. Once again thank you so much(:

Added by Jasmin Ramirez on Mar 09, 2015 3:05 AM

Patty Catalano
RE: Erma's Newport Journal
You are very welcome, hope you get some helpful and interesting information from it :D

Added by Patty Catalano on Mar 03, 2015 6:24 PM

Patty Catalano
Erma's Newport Journal
I put a copy of the journal on Shutterfly and sent you a link to it. Wanted to let you know since you might not recognize my email,, or it might get moved to junk mail. I really enjoyed reading it and I'm not even related to anyone in it :)

Added by Patty Catalano on Mar 03, 2015 2:38 PM

Patty Catalano
RE: Gates, Nathaniel and Helen
No problem, I really do appreciate you catching the mistake. I hate to pass along bad information and somehow I just didn't catch the age discrepancy.

It sounds like you probably have other relatives in Newport/Downe Township. If you'd like a copy of Erma's Journal about Newport, I'd be happy to send it to you. Along with information on different families and interesting stories, there are some pictures you may like to see. Just let me know.


Added by Patty Catalano on Mar 02, 2015 7:41 PM

Patty Catalano
RE: Gates, Nathaniel and Helen
Thank you for catching that. I try to be very careful when adding names and relationships and that one slipped by me. Helen was probably the child of Charles and Anna who were married by 1920 (and living with Nathaniel and Emma) and had several children by 1930; they are buried close by. My guess would be that Helen just happened to end up with her grandparents. (I did remove them as parents.)

I made a note on Nathaniel's page about him being in the 1930 census after spending several hours trying to research them to find the correct date (and Helen's relationship). Unfortunately, as I'm sure you know, bad dates aren't uncommon when a headstone is added at a later date. Since Nathaniel and Emma's headstones match, they were probably done at the same time and incorrect information given to the engraver.

I have been trying to get together with the person who has the cemetery records to fill in some missing information in the cemetery, but it hasn't worked out yet.

You didn't mention if they were relatives. In case they are, the other side of the monument is the Allen family. I believe the wife Elizabeth is Nathaniel and Emma's daughter. Elizabeth's daughter Emma published a book about Newport based on journals kept by Erma Moncrief. I have a copy of the published book and am still trying to locate the original journals since they are supposed to contain more information about family lines than were included in the book.

Thank you again for catching the issue with Helen. I don't even mark people who share a headstone as husband and wife unless it's written on the marker, not sure how I managed to make that mistake.


Added by Patty Catalano on Mar 01, 2015 10:51 PM

RE: Carl H. Steinberg
This is a mystery, possibly Paula's mother would know.

Added by SAS on Feb 24, 2015 6:07 AM

RE: Carl Steinberg
I sat by Marguerite for several years at St Thomas, also knew Carl and Mary and have done many, many memorials at St Thomas. They are in St Thomas. Hope Cemetery is a cemetery out in the country southeast of Manson and I know they are not there. St Thomas is located south side of Manson and 1 block west off Main Street.

Added by SAS on Feb 23, 2015 3:43 PM

Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
I have found Clarissa Townsend often by her middle name "Amanda".

We could still be related, just further apart then we thought :)

Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 26, 2015 3:57 PM

Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
George Townsend
I am unable to locate the parents of George W. Townsend, Sr. My grandmother Georgia was given a pocket watch in 1954 from her mother Olive May. Olive May was given that pocket watch in 1904 from W. S Townsend, of Perry Oklahoma. W. S. Townsend was a Jeweler in Enid, Oklahoma he had a store in West Side Square, Enid, Oklahoma. I have no idea who W.S Townsend is, but wonder if he could be George's father.

George was born 1816 in Genessee Fhals, New York. He served in the Military (April 18, 1848), He married Clarissa Amanda Bowling on January 1, 1849 in Rock Island County, Illinois.

Clarissa Amanda Bowling's parents are: Ambrose Green Bowling and Margaret James. Clarissa was born 1828 in Indiana.

Ambrose Green Bowling was born on June 1, 1781 in King George, Virginia, He served in the war of 1812 and died on May 7, 1865 in Taylor Ridge, Illonis.

Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 26, 2015 12:40 PM

Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
Hi me again.

I wanted to let you know that on George W. Townsend's marriage license to Olive May Lewis, his mother is listed as "Bowling" not Harper. I believe that George' W's mother is Clarissa Amanda Bowling, not Sarah Harper.

You have Harley Preston's grandparents as George and Sarah.

Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 25, 2015 7:44 PM

Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
Harley Preston Townsend

I was reading what you wrote on the Harley Preston Townsend, 129944104. I wanted to correct my grandmother's name, Georgia Knoll. My grandma's middle name was Louise, not Lucille.

Also I have that his grandparents were George W. Townsend and Clarissa Amanda Bowling Townsend. I think you have Sarah Harper. Do you know where you found that information?


Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 25, 2015 7:21 PM

RE: Steven Dale Thompson 45214585
It never hurts to ask. :) I'm just sorry I don't have one.

Added by Timeless on Jan 24, 2015 8:08 PM

RE: Steven Dale Thompson 45214585
No, I'm sorry I don't. I made Steven's memorial when his obituary came out.

Added by Timeless on Jan 24, 2015 5:36 PM


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