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Ruth (#46947234)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 10 days
Trish Mathewson
RE: Dorothy Fort
Thank you. You do a great job

Added by Trish Mathewson on Apr 08, 2016 6:46 PM

Kiley Delsart
RE: Cemetery photo
No problem! I'm not sure if you did see this, but Fay and Winifred had an infant daughter. I also put her picture up. This is her memorial number: 149322749

Added by Kiley Delsart on Mar 20, 2016 1:02 PM

RE: Sarah Snapp
P.S. - I'll take a look at my notes and send you any additions for Sarah's biography in a few days. Right now, I'm busy making sure I'm "in compliance" on other memorials! :-)

Added by EveyBl on Aug 22, 2015 7:12 PM

RE: Sarah Snapp
Thanks, Ruth. Unfortunately, I'm now editing a lot on my memorials. I found myself locked out of memorials yesterday, including my own father's! I didn't realize it earlier, but that image I posted of the All Saints Day church service in dad's honor was a violation of the current Find-A-Grave rules. Apparently, the F-A-G rules (posted in the FAQs) changed in 2012, and we are held accountable for the new rules even on images that were posted prior to that time. So, no more "public domain" items like Census records you obtained personally or historical newspaper articles, can be posted. I'm searching through the 633 family memorials I have and deleting, deleting, deleting! I was also told that those ~~~ I was placing on the sponsored memorials, to expand them to fill the ad space that was cleared when I paid for the sponsorships, was forbidden. I'm a "follower of rules" when I know what they are... but now I sure wish I hadn't wasted $535 on sponsorships. If you've added any "extras" to your memorials, I'd recommend you go back and delete them too. Yesterday was certainly not fun for me, and I wouldn't want the same to happen to anyone else!

Added by EveyBl on Aug 22, 2015 1:01 PM

RE: Oscar A. Rankin gravestone
The office staff at Fairmount are incredibly helpful. It might be easiest to try to contact them by phone. All of the contact information--mailing address, phone number, link to website-- are on the main page for the cemetery. Hope they have something on file that can help you solve your mystery. Good luck!

Added by paths2present on Jul 28, 2015 9:00 AM

RE: Oscar A. Rankin gravestone
No, I'm sorry. I don't have any other information about him. You might try the cemetery office. They are always nice and may have some additional detail that would help you determine whether this Oscar Rankin is the one you're looking for. Sorry I couldn't help-- good luck!

Added by paths2present on Jul 27, 2015 10:27 AM

RE: Obituaries
My laptop died. It took me two weeks to get a new one - I think I have 54 changes to make - yikes - it was 40 in red and then when I got those 40 done, there were 14 more. The new laptop is awesome - I'm just learning to use it so I may be slow for a while. Thanks for your help.

Added by Shawdau on Jul 25, 2015 7:22 PM

Skip Magyar
Morrison Beall Giffen
Ruth, Thank you so much for transferring Morrison's memorial to me. My brother and I are attempting to connect as many of our Giffen ancestors as we can. Please let me know if you ever have genealogy questions concerning Belmont County, Ohio. ~Skip

Added by Skip Magyar on Jul 24, 2015 5:38 PM

RE: Fred Shaw
Sure - he has to be somewhere - that's the theory on my great uncle Harry Mc. Putney - his wife died in Ramsey County MN, but he was already dead when she moved there from Galesburg, IL - someone will happen upon his grave someday and I will have all of my great uncles accounted for! His daughter is buried in Illinois, but his son is buried in Minnesota - I think that's why his widow went to MN, to live with the son. Ah, well - I'm done for the night - found a very important book tonight that's been missing for years - FINALLY! A librarian copied it for me years ago, but I misplaced it - the search has been on for years.

Added by Shawdau on Jun 08, 2015 9:49 PM

RE: Fred Shaw
No, I'm sorry - she asked me a few days ago. I only have Rosa Cox married to Emil Peterson. I don't know anything about Fred Cooper, but I'll keep my eyes out for him.

Added by Shawdau on Jun 08, 2015 3:23 PM

RE: Lloyd Rankin
Thank You! I attempted to retire from obituaries, but that lasted about half a day! I found six obituaries today from 1967 - 1968 and sent them to the people who had put the people on Find A Grave. So much for retirement. Ruth

Added by Shawdau on Jun 04, 2015 8:54 PM

RE: Source for Obituaries
I know - this is my second time through the book! It's LONG. Some of the names are wrong, but I've been able to figure out most of them.

Added by Shawdau on May 21, 2015 2:49 PM

Source for Obituaries
All the ones I've sent to you recently have been from Banks & Beals Funeral Records, Stronghurst, IL. (1960 - 2004). Compiled by Ada Hubbard for the Henderson County Genealogy & Family History Society. It has over 200 pages and I'm only about half way through!

Other than those, the obituaries I collected come from the Burlington Hawkeye newspaper, I'll have to put the dates on them as I send them, but for now, everything is coming from the Banks & Beals book.

Added by Shawdau on May 20, 2015 5:02 PM

RE: Changes
I am laboring away - ha ha - I quit for a while to watch some videos on the computer, then went back to it. My sister just called to tell me that Michigan has opened its genealogical records so that may give me something to do for awhile. I'm about halfway through my Henderson County, IL info... just a warning. Have a Good Evening, Ruth

Added by Shawdau on May 15, 2015 8:54 PM

RE: Twyla Jean Brown
They all look great. I love middle names! I have pages to go yet so I'll probably be writing you again. Thanks - Ruth

Added by Shawdau on May 12, 2015 9:22 PM

RE: Henry Stuart Browning
I'm doing pretty well - my eye hasn't forgiven me for this, yet. I'm glad that was my second out of two eyes and I don't have any more to do. I don't know if I would have the nerve to undergo a third one. I'll check the memorial and see how beautiful it is - thank you!

Added by Shawdau on May 12, 2015 6:55 PM

RE: Emery Eberhard
It looks great. That's all I have on him - not really an obituary. I have to take some time off (again?) for eye surgery, but I'll be back in a few weeks. I just found some "new" old newspapers - I'm so glad my grandmother collected newspapers! I do too, since 1998, but that's nothing compared to her 1940's ones.

Added by Shawdau on May 03, 2015 5:00 PM

Marcia Murray Holstrom
Hi, Ruth - Thanks so much for your contributions to My husband is descended from McClanahan who came from Ohio to Illinois. I'm very impressed that Mary, wife of Alex, in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Warren County, Illinois, died in 1818 - which means that family was in that county much earlier than I knew. Unfortunately, as you know, there are lots of McClanahans in this area! Now I have yet another one to place in my records:-) Thanks, again, for your contributions. All of us out here really appreciate all of you who do this for us!

Added by Marcia Murray Holstrom on Apr 27, 2015 7:25 PM

RE: V. Irene Ralston
Thank you. I've been "off-work" for 3 months, unable to see for a while - now I've gotten started again. I appreciate you adding the information, minus the living ancestors. I got you confused with a lady in Nebraska recently - that took a while to straighten out. Ah, old age, isn't it great?

Added by Shawdau on Apr 10, 2015 7:32 PM

Barbara Ann
Re: Silas Henry Prather
After his 1st wife (Emeline) died, he married Anna E. Prather and they started their family. Their first child was a girl (name unknown) born 8-3-1884.
second child was a boy (James Frederick Prather) and he was born 6-16-1886. Their third child was a girl (Catharine Prather) and she was born 11-28-1887. Their next child (as you have linked already and know) was Silas F. born 12-25-1889. All 4 of his children with Anna E. were born in Atchison County-Tarkio. I found all of this on MO digital Heritage site today. You may find it useful for linking or bio page information. It also says on that site that he was both a farmer and a stock dealer.

Added by Barbara Ann on Jan 29, 2015 9:17 AM

RE: Lloyd Rankin Obituary
Lloyd Rankin, I would say, came from the Burlington Hawkeye, Iowa. I used to spend all night looking up obituaries in newspapers, back when they were available. Good thing I saved them all.

Added by Shawdau on Jan 24, 2015 6:59 PM

RE: Lloyd Rankin Obituary
No - I'm sorry. I wasn't dating obituaries back then - I do now. I just have July 1973, in Galesburg, IL.

Added by Shawdau on Jan 15, 2015 6:16 PM

RE: Charles Link
Back in the 1990's I was unemployed and spent my nights searching obituaries by cemetery. Then I went back to work for 15 years, but now it's winter and I'm retired so I'm digging up all these old obituary files - 500! I don't know the names of the files, so I just happen upon them. I have one for Springdale Cemetery in Peoria and one for Aspen Grove Cemetery, in Burlington, Iowa. I just have to find them.

Added by Shawdau on Nov 14, 2014 6:10 PM

Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer and a big thank you
Hello Ruth,
I am so sorry...I just realized that I had not yet thanked you for the following transfer:
Elizabeth Brownlee Brownlee # 101105229
I have been able to link her with her parents, four of her 11 siblings, her husband and listed her 11 children.
As I receive more information I will be adding it to OUR memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326

Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Nov 08, 2014 6:22 PM

Jen Bawden
Butler Cemetery Photo
Good afternoon, Ruth,

I was wondering if I might use your photograph of Butler County in Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri on my personal website?

Thank you so much.

Added by Jen Bawden on Aug 17, 2014 2:09 PM


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