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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
 member for 13 years, 2 months, 21 days
Paula Lewis Picken
Latham B Avery
Sorry I left the message, I did not read through your bio before I did.

Paula Lewis Picken

Added by Paula Lewis Picken on Feb 07, 2015 1:45 PM

Paula Lewis Picken
Latham B. Avery
Thank you for letting me know you found the last resting place for Latham Burrows Avery. Your work is appreciated.

Could you please link him to his parents, Latham Avery #9284487 and Betsey Wood Lester Avery #9284373. I will continue to link his memorial, but I have made a notation based on your findings and other records.

Also he was born in Groton, New London County, Connecticut on Sept 5, 1817. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. This information can be found online in the following book.

The Groton Avery Clan Vol. II by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery; Published 1912 by [s.n.] in Cleveland, Ohio; page 304-305, 477-478.

Added by Paula Lewis Picken on Feb 07, 2015 1:42 PM

Philip Somervail
Hnedrie Wardlaw Somervail
Thank you for adding a photograph to the website of my great uncle's grave at Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

Added by Philip Somervail on Feb 06, 2015 8:18 AM

Kathy Duncan
Mary Ingels
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Kathy Duncan on Feb 05, 2015 4:33 PM

John Chalmers
Thank You for the grave location, it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty

Added by BluMoKitty on Feb 02, 2015 10:01 PM

Royton RollofHonour
Singapore Memorial
hi there, I'd like to use your photo of the Singapore Memorial on my website.

Would this be possible? I would,of course, credit you and can also put a link from your name to a web address. Your findagrave page perhaps?

Added by Royton RollofHonour on Feb 02, 2015 11:21 AM

Calculated Age
Yesterday, I sent through quite a few edits for memorials in the Protestant Cemetery in Penang. Unfortunately, I didn't read your lengthy bio until just now. Please allow me a moment to plead for calculating birthdates using the age on tombstones.

In the beginning of my association with FindAGrave, I felt the same way as you about this. However, having used it extensively, I have changed my mind completely. If I am looking for John Smith, let's say (which I often am), it's great if I can filter the search page to show me only John Smiths born before 1840 or 1880 or whatever. This means that I don't need thirty hours to plow through ALL John Smiths (or other names, of course). It is a wonderful search filter but is only as good as the memorials created on here.

If only the number of years is given on a headstone, then I just subtract the number of years from the death year, mark the bio section with "Birth date calculated using age on headstone." and let folks read the transcribed inscription or look at the photo. Researchers will quickly see that the birth year may be off by one year. It does, however, allow them to even find the memorial in the first place.

If there is a full age on the headstone or death record (e.g., 36y 10m 26d), then it seems a no-brainer to include the actual date. There is only one way to calculate these dates (backwards--days first, then months, then years), and the bio section can be marked the same as aforementioned.

If there is a post-1836 death record (such as I worked with on your Prince of Wales Island cemetery), it nearly always contains some kind of age. A good transcriber will make this info available to the researcher and allow the end user to double-check calculations. Since there are SO many errors on headstones, worldwide, all info needs to be double-checked, anyway.

I just finished a defunct cemetery here in the US. Everyone seemed to be named Thomas Thomas, Evan Evans or William Williams (huge Welsh influx). I was happy to include possible birth years, in order to help researchers actually find the people. Sure it took a little longer to do, but what good are a lot of memorials which no one can find?

Thanks for letting me speak on behalf of calculated birth dates. I hope that you will accept my edits, because it took me a good amount of time to calculate all of those and find your missing info in the British death records. You've done a nice job working in these old cemeteries. Hope I've been of some little help to someone looking for your memorials.

Added by JanisG on Jan 27, 2015 1:34 PM

Arshak Sarkies
Dear Chris, do you have a grave photo for Arshak Sarkies please? Died 1931 at Western Road Cemetery Penang. Thank you

Added by TP on Jan 21, 2015 4:43 AM

Heather McLaren
grave of Norman Fox
Dear Chris

I would appreciate it if you could edit the information you have input.

This grave is in the Yanghwajin Foreigners' Cemetery in Seoul in S. Korea. Norman was my mother's brother. He was born in Melbourne, Australia on 13/10/1928 and died on 31/7/1930. His parents were Arthur and Beatrice Fox and they were Salvation Army from Australia. Norman was the youngest of 4 children (2 more were born later in Korea). I was not sure how to up date the web site. I could put in a photo if that is possible

regards Heather McLaren

Added by Heather McLaren on Jan 07, 2015 8:50 PM

patsy (mann)holtz
John C.Williams
I have sent a request that you connect John with his parents, Williston Talbot Williams #137709067 and my great aunt Hettie Ruth Mann Williams #137709092. Hettie is my great aunt (my grandfather Moses Mann's sister) Thank You

Added by patsy (mann)holtz on Dec 14, 2014 1:51 PM

Donald Gorsage Jr
Hattie Perry # 10689154
Would you please transfer this grave to me? This is the daughter of my great great grandmother. Thank you!!

Added by Donald Gorsage Jr on Dec 07, 2014 7:55 AM

Donald Gorsage Jr
Mary E. Grover Perry # 10689142
Would you please transfer this memorial to me? She is my great great grandmother. Thank you!!

Added by Donald Gorsage Jr on Dec 07, 2014 7:46 AM

Linda F
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 98406213
Yes, you are correct, it is Andrew Allison McCaslin. I'll edit his birth info, which is from Picton's Original Record Series, Town of Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine, 1732-1892 p 359/394 (CD). Thanks for the use of the photo. Linda

Added by Linda F on Nov 17, 2014 8:49 AM

Linda F
Find A Grave Memorial# 98406213
Hi Chris, May I use your photo of Find A Grave Memorial# 98406213 on my Ancestry site? Thanks for considering my request, and thanks for posting this memorial, or I never would have found him. Linda

Added by Linda F on Nov 16, 2014 1:14 PM

Romona Powers-Perkins
William Frederick Donaldson
Thank you posting the additional info on Hannah. William was b abt 1872 in Scotland to Robert Donaldson and Mary Kinear. I think this is so terribly sad. Thank you again

Added by Romona Powers-Perkins on Nov 12, 2014 2:20 PM

Romona Powers-Perkins
Hannah Wallace Donaldson and family
O MY how sad to lose the whole family in the typhoon.
Hannah was born Jennie Hannah Wallace 12 Aug 1874 in Glasgow to James Fleming Wallace and Mary Alice Smith. She would be my 2C2R.
Thank you for thanking the time to post her and her family on findagrave!

Added by Romona Powers-Perkins on Nov 12, 2014 6:33 AM

RE: HongKong
Thanx for quick response!

Added by julia&keld on Nov 09, 2014 2:53 AM

Hi Chris
your advice need - are these two different?

Added by julia&keld on Nov 09, 2014 12:42 AM

Wanda Davis
# 138023630 ZUMA E. (GOFF) DOUGLAS
More thanks & appreciation than you will ever know. I live in South Central, Texas & likely will never get to California. Thanks again!!
Wanda Davis # 46610071

Added by Wanda Davis on Oct 30, 2014 9:28 PM

Hannah Delila Nichols Husselman
Thank You for updating Hannah's memorial, Regards Blumokitty

Added by BluMoKitty on Oct 24, 2014 11:18 PM

Lila J Hess
GEORGE W. MYERS b. 1828 Myers Station, Nicholas Co. KY - d. 1876 Buckhorn Township, Brown Co, ILL

Father: GEORGE 'BLACKHAWK' MYERS 1781-1882 - #120056025
Mother: MARY 'POLLY' DAUGHERTY 1782-1883
Probably buried there also - Stones were broken

George 'Blackhawk' Myers:
Father: GEORGE MYERS - b. 1758 in Pennsylvania
d. 1808 Myers Station, Nicholas County, KY Buried on Hill behind the Log Cabin he built in 1793 Find A Grave # 48391369
Mother: Margaret Albert Kerr 1760-1840

Children: We know they probably had at least 9 born in Nicholas County, KY
PETER M. 1824-1905
GEORGE W. 1828-1876
THOMAS 1834-1880 (see below)
RUTH 1837 - ?
JACOB 1838-1926
HENRY 1840 - ?
GILBERT 1849 - ?
and Probably the MARGARET A that died 1859

THOMAS was married to SARAH ANN BULLARD 1840-1911
Their Daughter was MARGARET 'MAGGIE' MYERS #34497055 who married WILLIAM IRA THOMAS #34497022
Their Daughter JENNIE LILLIAN THOMAS (ALBERT PURPUS) #51450224 were the Adoptive Parents of my Father and therefore my Grandparents.

Added by Lila J Hess on Oct 24, 2014 10:38 PM

Rebecca Rohrmann
Thomas Edward Houston
I believe you have the wrong parents attached to Thomas buried in the Benville Cem in Buckhorn, Brown co. Ill. His father is not William, but Isaac

Added by Rebecca Rohrmann on Oct 17, 2014 3:17 PM

Martha-Lisa Mode Flinsch and Elisabeth C. Flinsch
Grave marker photos
I wanted to ask your permission to use your grave marker photos, with credit to you for family records. This will not be published for any profit, but the photos would be added to private records that are distributed amongst family. Publically, they will stay just where you uploaded them on findagrave.

Added by Martha-Lisa Mode Flinsch ... on Oct 07, 2014 4:14 PM

Martha-Lisa Mode Flinsch and Elisabeth C. Flinsch
Jens Hansen Family
Thank you so much for transfering my Great Grandparents and family. Also, Much thanks again for taking the photos and adding their memorials. Martha-Lisa Mode Flinsch

Added by Martha-Lisa Mode Flinsch ... on Oct 01, 2014 1:09 PM

A.C. Rogers
George Rice Memorial
I have posted a general picture of Richmond Cemetery in response to your request for a tombstone photo. Three surveys of the cemetery have been completed in the past and none found a tombstone for George Rice. I also checked the Ray County tombstone records and he was not listed.

Carter Rogers

Added by A.C. Rogers on Sep 19, 2014 11:19 AM


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