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Leo James (#46924764)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 4 days
Kevin Finch
RE: Chester Griffith
Thanks Leo. I live close to Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, in Ventura. I have been on a quest to find the members of the Griffith family that I have in a 1898 photo of the family, taken in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Three of them are buried at Ivy Lawn. Chester's father William Jasper Griffith, and two of Williams sisters, Abbie (Griffith) Powers, and Sallie "Eva" (Griffith) Prentice. Its been fun tracking them all down.


Added by Kevin Finch on Aug 29, 2014 3:33 PM

Kevin Finch
Chester Roosevelt Griffith
Hello Leo

Can I ask you where you got the photo of Chester? His grand parents are my Great great grand parents. I am always looking for photo connections to family. His Aunt Ella is my great grandmother.


Added by Kevin Finch on Aug 29, 2014 2:59 PM

Joel Shore
Margaret Harvard at Mt Hope
I just put up pictures for her. As you can see, there are also gravestones for Ellen Harvard (1897) and John Harvard (1872) [her parents?]. If you want create memorials for them, I can put up pictures that I took for them too.


Added by Joel Shore on Aug 23, 2014 6:27 PM

Dennis Peterson
James Westfall Transfer

Thanks for the transfer of James Westfall (generation 5). His memorial has been updated and links established so his line is now connected back to generation one.

Kindest Regards, Dennis Peterson

Added by Dennis Peterson on Aug 13, 2014 10:43 AM

thank you
for transferring the Grooms entries, Very much appreciated. Do you happen to know what all the dozens of graves are that are covered in slabs of granite? I've never seen anything like those anywhere. I had heard there's the myster of the really old one, but what about the other 100 or so? Thank you again!


Added by Ruth on Jul 13, 2014 12:46 PM

Joel Shore
RE: Van Lare family
Great...I'll post photos up.

As for Floyd Grannis (1884-1923), he's buried elsewhere in the cemetery. (You can see what his stone says here: If you create a memorial and submit a photo request, I or another volunteer could get a photo.


Added by Joel Shore on Jul 09, 2014 2:06 PM

Joel Shore
Re: Photo request for Van Lare's and DeGroote

I just fulfilled these photo requests. Note that you have Mary DeGroote assigned to the wrong cemetery: She is actually at Mt Hope, near Isaac and Josina Van Lare (different quarter of the same lot). (The notation in the interment records seems to indicate she was reburied there several weeks after the original burial.)

I also found other family members in Lot 235 of Range 8. The "Alice Reid" shown on the plot map right next to Isaac is Alice Van Lare Reid (1884-1945) and her (presumed) husband is Charles B. Reid (1871-1927). I took photos if you want to create memorials.

Then, there is also Carrie Van Lare (1890-1942) buried in a third quarter of that same lot. Again, I took a picture.


Added by Joel Shore on Jul 08, 2014 7:53 PM

Candace Smith
Michael Phillip Usina
Could you remove the stock cemetery photo so I can add a photo of M Usina to your memorial? Thanks CJS

Added by Candace Smith on Jul 06, 2014 8:21 AM

Linda Wallis
Clarence Everett Adams
There are two Find A Grave Memorials for Clarence. The other one, which was just created, is at Memory Gardens in Victoria, Texas. I know Victoria is where his family is now living. This memorial has a picture of his grave. I think you have him buried in the wrong cemetery.

Added by Linda Wallis on Jun 21, 2014 3:50 PM

Kevin Finch
Hello James wasnt sure if you received my message on your email, Re: Chester's father (William Jasper Griffith), being My greatgrandmothers brother, and the links to family I have added.

Kevin Finch

Added by Kevin Finch on Jun 21, 2014 2:07 PM

RE: Rodecker
Actually, Elizabeth is buried WITH Wallace and the marker does not have her name on it. I left that note along with the photo (If you look at the photos tab you will see the note). If you don't want it there, please let me know and I will remove it :-)

Added by BB on Jun 06, 2014 4:38 PM

Italian Cemetery
Thank you for the additional information on Thomas Shanks in the Italian Cemetery.

I got the majority of the memorials in that cemetery to fix because they were abandoned and now I'm digging my way out. I appreciate all the help I am getting from other contributors.

Would you like me to transfer the memorial to you?

Added by Samantha on Jun 01, 2014 1:41 PM

Greg Volk
Hubert Souders
Thanks for bringing the dup to my attention. I deleted it.

Added by Greg Volk on May 23, 2014 1:12 AM

Mike Everhart
Erwin H. Barbour
Thank you for the transfer of Erwin Barbour and his wife. I've added a bio for him and some additional information about his wife.


Added by Mike Everhart on May 19, 2014 10:17 AM

Mike Everhart
Erwin H. Barbour

Thank you for creating the memorial for Erwin H. Barbour. Find A Grave Memorial# 65608269

He was the director of the paleontology program at the University of Nebraska for many years. There is quite a lot of information available for a bio.

I have added two photos to the memorial and would like to take over management if you are willing.


Mike Everhart

Added by Mike Everhart on May 18, 2014 8:05 AM

James Nicol
More info and Family History of Joel Potts
I have an extensive history of Joel Potts. Would like to update the narrative on the Joel Potts memorial page. Should I send the info to you?

Added by James Nicol on May 10, 2014 3:47 PM

James Nicol
Thank you for the info on Potts
Herbert F Potts was my great grandfather on my mother's (Betty L. Nicol-Potts) side. Her father was Merle Potts and mother was Ethel Burrus.

Added by James Nicol on May 10, 2014 9:40 AM

Ken Snyder
RE: Montz
I'm sorry. I don't have a photo of the plot itself. If there's no marker, I don't normally take a picture. The only photo I took in the area is the one of the marker for James S Montz, which is the same as the one that you already have posted for him.

Added by Ken Snyder on May 07, 2014 7:45 AM

Thank you SO much~
Dear James~
Oh how wonderful!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for adding those incredibly beautiful pictures to the Raper family pages. How absolutely amazing to see the pictures of my beloved ancestors!! I send you heartfelt appreciation for your wonderfully kind, thoughtful, diligent hard work in providing for documentation of this history that is so near and dear to my heart. THANK YOU SO MUCH, James!
God Bless You~

Added by Evangelineღ on Apr 20, 2014 7:29 PM

I want to thank you SO much for the lovely memorial page you created for my great grandmother Etta Isabelle Hare - and other family members, as well. What a blessing it has been to find her memorial here on Find A Grave - AND - there is SO much additional family history that you have blessed us with for other family member, as well! I just clicked on the link for her father, and found such amazing information - and I will so much appreciate going through the other family links that you have also included. YOU ARE WONDERFUL!! Can't tell you how much your historical investigating and thoughtfulness of getting this wonderful information on this site is appreciated. What a wonderful blessing.
May God bless you and your family always~

Added by Evangelineღ on Apr 02, 2014 4:49 PM

Sharon Crowley Connor
RE: use monuments
So glad to have been able to take the photo for you. Sharon

Added by Sharon Crowley Connor on Mar 30, 2014 5:07 PM

Luella Hinrichsen
Swogger Family
James, I'll look them up when I get to Seneca again to see if I can add a bit more. THANKS! This winter has kept me in much too much, will be glad when I can get back out, not sure if I can even get the car out yet. Luella

Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Feb 13, 2014 9:28 AM

Luella Hinrichsen
RE: Nancy Gates
I might get lucky & find John Irwin, hope!

Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Feb 12, 2014 5:38 PM

Luella Hinrichsen
Nancy Gates
James, Thanks, I've added the info & also noticed while looking for Swogger that I had her also under that last name from the Pawnee obit pages. It had her parents as James & Martha Pyle Richardson, I had no luck finding them in other states yet. A daughter is Mattie Wheeler also there. Who was you wanting looked up at the library, I might be able to find them. Luella

Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Feb 11, 2014 5:27 PM

Luella Hinrichsen
Nancy Gates
James, Would you mind if I add your info from her first husband, Jacob Swogger, to her memorial? I would give you the credit. Are her parents the Richardson in Pleasant Valley or do you know? I would rather have her other husband's names just on her memorial, Find A Grave said that's what we should do unless they used the hyphen, the way I understand it. Luella

Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Feb 09, 2014 5:55 PM


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