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Laura N. (Garner) Masten (#46596470)
 member for 12 years, 7 months, 13 days
Addie Rickey
Hello Laura, Thanks for letting me know. Too bad that Find-A-Grave does not allow the AKA's for Cemeteries. Almost all Cemeteries that have been around for awhile have had several changes in official and unofficial Titles. In working with the Salem Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon ... we have at least 5 other titles that are in old lists, ledgers and obituaries over the years. And then there is the history of part of the land being sold off to a commercial cemetery enterprise as their earliest section. Most people don't realize there are two separate but somewhat related cemeteries right next to each other... the second one being even bigger now.

One suggestion to make is ... when you tell other people about the other name ... use only the Grove Hill Memorial Park and leave out the word: cemetery. I had to look it up several times to find the one you were referring to.

Will you be adding plot locations to this cemetery? I did not have that information. Nor did I have the full dates of birth for the two SMITHSON names. If anyone is interested in the SMITHSON burials they can get in touch with me at: smithsonfamily @ (take out the spaces). We also have a website with a lot of SMITHSON records.

Thanks for all you do to protect our cemeteries.

Added by Addie Rickey on Mar 17, 2010 8:42 PM

Dona (Carr) Mooring
Memorials on Find a Grave
Hi there,

I've been updating Find a Grave with Copies of Death Certificates for the Wall or Walls family. Please feel free to contact me if you find that I have made an error in where a person might have been buried. I'm looking at documents from a computer screen in CA and don't always get them right. Please feel free to contact me with corrections.

Your Sister in Christ
Dona Mooring

Added by Dona (Carr) Mooring on Mar 17, 2010 8:38 PM

Barbara Ware
Greenwood Cemetery Dallas
Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas has a computerized inventory of interments. It hasn't been published. You will have to contact the caretaker. The phone number and address are accessible on the internet.

Added by Barbara Ware on Mar 17, 2010 5:54 PM

Timothy Shortnacy
James Shortnacy
Thanks for the info on the cemetery. I switched the cemetery to the proper one of Grove Hill Memorial. Thanks again!

Tim Shortnacy

Added by Timothy Shortnacy on Mar 17, 2010 5:45 PM

Martha McCaffrey Dobbins
I have made corrections and deleted previous memorial. I believe someone had made a suggestion before but I did not make the correction at that time, I made a note to go back to it later, and let it slip up on me. Thanks for the reminder.

Added by Martha McCaffrey Dobbins on Mar 17, 2010 5:23 PM

Don and Amy
I hope they don't move them! One month the sale sign is up the next it's down so all we can do is wait and see I guess.

Added by Don and Amy on Mar 17, 2010 5:11 PM

Don and Amy
Photos of James G Garvin
You asked to us to delete and we did so without making a copy of any of the photos.

Added by Don and Amy on Mar 17, 2010 4:47 PM

Don and Amy
Re: Swor and Garvin Photos
I will delete after they have finished moving all the graves from this area. A large group has been watching what is happening which is why we took so many photos. We plan to take more after they have finished moving them to the new site.

Added by Don and Amy on Mar 17, 2010 2:39 PM

Stone Seeker
RE: Request to delete the Swor memorials
Well, here is the dilemma...I have no problem deleting the memorials I made since I am not a relative, but she is the one who duplicated the memorials a month after I originally created them and she is the one who claimedmy photos of the headstones as her own when she duped them. Had she asked me to transfer them to her I would have done so without hesitation. As a member of Findagrave for 7 years she should known better than to dupe and post a photo that was not hers to post.

Let me contact this person and ask her to ask for a transfer before I delete mine. Like I said before I have no problem with transferring/deleting the memorials, however, I do have a problem with using my photos without asking first! If it turns out that she is no longer an active member then I will contact the admins to delete hers and then I will be glad to transfer the memorials to you if that is what you wish.

Thank you for pointing this out to me.


Added by Stone Seeker on Mar 17, 2010 11:51 AM

transfer requests
I'm sorry, but I cannot make those transfers. I am related.

Added by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2010 6:42 AM

Barbara Ware
RE: Question
I am part of a team that has been working on the transcription of Oakland Cemetery for years. The information came our records. We have used combination of sources, but the first step was the interment cards which have been filmed by the LDS Family History Center. We have a set in our library. We have walked the cemetery twice to verify and add tombstones. We published Section 1 and Section 2 in the Dallas Genealogical Social Journal. Our intent is to get all 37,000 burials online in a searchable database. Sorry for the long answer.

Added by Barbara Ware on Mar 13, 2010 5:28 PM

Barbara Ware
These are the locations of individuals named SWOR buried at Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
Albert Lee Swor - Sect 4, Tier 2, Grave 22
John F. Swor - Sect 1, Lot N 1/4 111, Grave 1
Albert G. Swor - Sect 1, Lot N 1/4 111, Grave 2
Susan M (Martha) Swor - Sect 1, Lot N 1/4 111, Grave 3
*Frank Swor - Sect 11, Lot 46, Grave 3
*Louise Goe Swor - Sect 11, Lot 46, Grave 4
Bert Swor - Sect 31, Tier 3, Grave 18

I didn't find an Allan Swor. * means there is a photo. Maybe this will help someone trying to fulfill your photo request.

Added by Barbara Ware on Mar 11, 2010 8:35 PM

Ronald Jones
John Jones
I noticed that you asked another poster to delete a reference to a Jones family legend claiming that John Jones, of Wright Co Mo (1865), changed his name from McSwain. I am a GGG Grandson of this John Jones and would be very interested in any info you might have surrounding this story. Thanks. Ron Jones

Added by Ronald Jones on Feb 22, 2010 9:24 AM

Kathy Thompson
Etheridge at Hazel Cem
No Im not related.

Added by Kathy Thompson on Feb 19, 2010 4:56 PM

Donald Lindsey Eoff
Aza Swor
I have transferred Aza to you today. Good luck with your efforts.
Don Eoff

Added by Donald Lindsey Eoff on Feb 17, 2010 8:02 AM

Donald Lindsey Eoff
No I'm not related to to Azor Swor nor his wife.
I just loaded the memorial for public use.

Don Eoff

Added by Donald Lindsey Eoff on Feb 15, 2010 7:47 AM

Melissa Clayton Key
Hello I finally got the email, and yes I will transfer them but it will take me a while to do so, Thank You, Melissa

Added by Melissa Clayton Key on Feb 01, 2010 5:48 PM

Melissa Clayton Key
RE: Hi,
Hello, I did not get a letter in my email, Melissa

Added by Melissa Clayton Key on Jan 30, 2010 5:13 PM

RE: Thank you!
Yes. All 4 names have been added to Email me directly and I will send a copy of them to you.

Added by lesleelay on Jan 24, 2010 6:25 AM

Just wanted you to know I added some Swor's on the Oakland Cemetery site. They are not the Swor's that you requested a photo of though. LesLee Lay

Added by lesleelay on Jan 22, 2010 1:55 PM

Jaime Crandell-Stapleton
Hi Laura,
Not related but found information and added it so that others would have access. If there's anything else you need just let me know.

Added by Jaime Crandell-Stapleton on Dec 13, 2009 3:52 AM

Cecilia Pearce Schoff
Johnny L. Pearce
Nevermind. I found it. Thank you, Laura!

Added by Cecilia Pearce Schoff on Nov 22, 2009 11:16 PM

Cecilia Pearce Schoff
John L. Pearce
Hi Laura,

My father is John L. Pearce (Johnny L. Pearce). His parents are Charles Samuel and Loma Alice. They are buried in the same cemetary (Pleasant Plains). You have a photo of my grandparents grave. Do you happen to have a photo of my father's grave?

Thank you,
Cecilia Pearce Schoff

Added by Cecilia Pearce Schoff on Nov 22, 2009 11:02 PM

My wife's side holds the key to the Mullen's, and so far we haven't been able to go back very far, just to her 2nd GGrandfather in Mississippi.


Added by Pete on Oct 28, 2009 3:17 PM

I removed the message, and I didn't see the John Pearce stone you are referring to. Sorry, I thought you were referring to John Devotion.


Added by Pete on Oct 28, 2009 6:42 AM


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