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David Ballard (#46956616)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 21 days
nita stolns
Memorials created
Thank you David for all the memorials you created for me. You don't know how much that means to me. I knew where they was located. But didn't know how to add them myself. Marie Rapaliere Stollens/Stolns, John L Stolns, Kamel Stolns. Ogda Margaret Pierson and Zelpha Gorden. I am now working on adding information and pics to all those that I have pics and documents for on yours and others. I was told by F a G Admin. that after adding a name on F a G that it usually takes up to a year to show. Thank you again so much, I appreciate you and all others that have worked so hard mowing the rows getting this out so others may be able to find their loved one.

Added by nita stolns on Mar 29, 2015 1:23 PM

Rhonda Snider Lauer
Girkin/Gerkin memorials
I would be happy to transfer any of the other Girkin/Gerkin memorials to you from this cemetery. I created them because I saw that they were not already in existence. There are several of them. Found them while searching for another smaller cemetery just across the road. Send me a request via function and I'll be happy to transfer!

Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jan 11, 2015 8:46 PM

nita stolns
Minnie Isabelle Dillon
Thank you David for letting me maintain my grandmothers memorial #81757867. I did add another picture if that is okay with you. Nita May Stolns

Added by nita stolns on Nov 19, 2014 8:35 PM

Marilyn Spurgeon
RE: Leah Spurgeon
David, I have searched for our gr grandmother, Leah Logan Spurgeon, for many years. So I was surprised to come upon your entry. However,
I am not sure this is the same person although she lived in Martin County, IN. Thank you for your response. I need to find an obituary in a
Martin Co. paper. Do you have an idea of a paper that existed in Martin Co in 1910? Thank you for any help you can give us. Marilyn Spurgeon

Added by Marilyn Spurgeon on Nov 13, 2014 3:46 PM

Glenda Davis
Memorial 79985549
James Walter Worstell
dob Aug 11 1890
dod Mar 24 1978

Parents: Charles Worstell
Elizabeth Morgan

Sources: Ohio Births and Christenings Index
1900 Lawrence, Washington, OH Census
1910 Lawrence, Washington, OH Census
(Father-in-law, George Morgan)
also: WWII Draft Registration, wife Clara a/d/a

Added by Glenda Davis on Oct 29, 2014 12:20 PM

RE: # 31085044 James Walker
Thanks David--

Sometime soon I will get to tour Indiana and will visit the many gravesites I have found through great contributors like you!

I feel fairly certain that this old soldier is one of my Walkers.


Added by Taffy on Oct 11, 2014 7:05 PM

# 31085044 James Walker
Hi David --

I think that James Walker might be my 2xgreat uncle. I believe that he was the son of Isom (Isham) Gwin Walker and Clarissa J. Thurston Walker.
My Walker family had a long time history of living in Martin -- Isom and Clarissa were married there in 1835.

How did you come across the parentage listed on this memorial? Could you share? Does James have a middle initial?

Taffy Walker

Added by Taffy on Sep 30, 2014 12:09 PM

Glenda Barry
Norah Allen
Hi David,

Thanks for sending the info, I have added it to the memorial. Let me know if you want any of the Allens transferred over to you, there are several that I can transfer if you want. Have a good evening!


Added by Glenda Barry on Jul 22, 2014 5:01 PM

Hi David - I added mine on 25 Feb 2014. I don't think that this was a photo request, the name just got my attention. I see it in my "Struck My Fancy" virtual cemetery when I checked just now, that has to be it. More on MV later. Amy

Added by amys on Apr 20, 2014 5:21 PM

Rita Hagerty
RE: John R Ballard
Personally, I'd leave both photos posted -- like a before & after. I usually do not do much enhancing of the photos that I post unless they are really hard to read. Also a lot of the time when I do the enhancing I don't like the way the grass looks. However, since the memorial has been transferred to you, I would say you make the call. I appreciate that you gave me credit on your photo. Let me know if you want mine removed.

Added by Rita Hagerty on Apr 15, 2014 11:11 PM

RE: James Hubbard
Hi David - I think you get great photos. I did get a straight-on close-up of the name/date plaque for James, which I usually do when the dates aren't easily legible in a shot of the entire marker. But, I didn't add that one, just the one that shows the whole monument with its new top. I thought your original photo showed the date well enough. Take care, Amy

Added by amys on Mar 27, 2014 10:42 AM

James Hubbard monument in Columbia
Hi David - I was fulfilling a photo request in Columbia today, and I got a photo of Mr. Hubbard's repaired monument (49999929) at the same time. I think it was one of the interesting ones that made the news recently. Anyway, I see that the memorial already had a photo that you contributed. I like to follow the rules about adding a photo to a memorial that already has one, that is, I'll only do it if the existing one is not very good and mine is "dramatically" better. I'm not sure what to do in this case. Your photo is very nice, but it's of the monument before it was repaired. I went ahead and added mine with the thinking that both of the photos together are kinda interesting, they show that this monument has a "history". Is this ok with you? I'll remove mine if you're not ok with this, just let me know. -Amy

Added by amys on Mar 26, 2014 9:42 PM

Ruth Masing
Chester and Evelyn Masing
Thanks for all you do. Chet and Ev were my Aunt and Uncle. I am also a member of findagrave..

Added by Ruth Masing on Mar 20, 2014 5:29 AM

peter mortimer hinman
Thanks for all of your efforts and contributions to Find A Grave. I really appreciate you going out in the weather for me.

Blessings and Have a Great Day

Added by Zoeangel on Mar 05, 2014 3:48 PM

Hammontree photo
Awesome! Thank you also for the photo of the upright Hammontree & Lewis marker. That helps!
Thanks so much for your quick and great pics.
I appreciate your time and effort.

Added by Whitfield on Mar 01, 2014 10:12 AM

RE: Eva Y at Green Mountain
The universe can be strange. (-:
Keep up the good work, Amy

Added by amys on Jan 22, 2014 2:11 PM

I also see you added all or most of his children. thanks so much. i am not sure if you own these memorials, but i have some questions.

As to Phoebe Frankes Hopper Chastain 46057019
Birth: Apr. 28, 1835
Death: Dec. 17, 1909

it is listed that she married JOhn Hopper 2nd, but i believe she married him first. If you look at the children, the Hopper child DOB is prior to all the Chastain children DOB. Just wanted to check on that.

As to Thomas and Gertrude. These are both listed as Chastain children, yet share the same stone. Just want to be sure since they are buried under same stone. Could it be that Thomas married a Gertrude and that Gertrude is not necessarily Andrew's daughter but instead daughter in law?
Thomas Chastain (1873 - 1935)*46082849
Gertrude M Chastain (1875 - 1939)*45856537

Hopefully you know the answers! thanks, pat

Added by pat on Nov 21, 2013 8:55 AM

Lynda Elliott Dixon
RE: May Cemetery Lockharts
Thanks so much, David - I appreciate the transfer! I have looked at the info I had on Hazel Lockhart and I don't think I know much beyond what you know. Will certainly let you know if I run across anything. Thanks again - you are most kind.
Lynda Elliott Dixon

Added by Lynda Elliott Dixon on Nov 12, 2013 11:10 AM

Zack Lofton
Sorry! I meant to say Sophia's death certificate can be ordered. Ooops!

Added by Zack Lofton on Oct 21, 2013 6:31 AM

Zack Lofton
John and Sophia Urban Dopler
Hi David! I've taken many stone photos in St. Mary's Cemetery in Martins Ferry, but I didn't find any I took of the Dopler stone(s). I, too, am interested in finding this/these stone(s). John and Sophia's great great granddaughter, Marjorie Lee "Margie" Glitsch Lofton, married my dad's first cousin, Gerald James Lofton in 1959. She descends through their daughter Louisa Dopler, who married Martin Glitsch. I am trying to find when Martin Glitsch died, and where he is buried. I think I might have found him on the online Pennsylvania death certificate index. I have to order his death certificate to see if it is indeed the correct Martin Glitsch. He died between 1906-1910. Louisa never remarried and died in 1954. You can see her linked memorial, and those of some of her descendants. Sophia Urban Dopler appears on the PA death certificate index, so her obituary can be ordered. A lot of people had inaccuracies in John and Sophia's death dates, but fortunately I found them on the death indices and I did find their obituaries which I can attach. Great work on Mary Dopler Markle!

Added by Zack Lofton on Oct 21, 2013 6:30 AM

Osborne Chastain
Thank you for catching my mistake on his name. I appreciate the correction :)


Added by Goddess on Oct 18, 2013 8:39 AM

Ed O Polson
You were absolutely correct. I had to research it and after changing it, I saw that you had attempted to add a photo. Must have been some sort of glitch by Find A Grave because it does not show up. Could you please check it out? Thanks

Added by jbmgs on Oct 18, 2013 6:54 AM

Meg Sinner
RE: Christina Nelson
Sorry it took me this long to get back to you! I did see and make the correction for the photo mix up concerning Christina Nelson. Thanks for catching the mistake!

Added by Meg Sinner on Oct 16, 2013 11:57 AM

Jerry Westfall
Thanks for the information. His birth year has been changed.

Added by jbmgs on Oct 16, 2013 2:12 AM

Michael Grilione
John W & Agnes Pierce

Thank you for your help, time and the wonderful photo regarding the Pierce's.

Best Regards,

Mike Grilione
Clovis, CA.

Added by Michael Grilione on Sep 11, 2013 10:26 AM


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