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Orrin Merritt III (#46993623)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 21 days
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
RE: Thanks for the Picture
You are welcome. Glad we could help out.


Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Aug 08, 2016 5:35 AM

Thomas Edward Wells
Wells Family
Hi Orrin,

Thom Wells here, my dad was William Edward Wells, Grand dad, Ralph Edgar Wells, and Great Grand Dad, William Warner Wells.

I knew the Merritt's and Aunt Lorena very well.

Thom Wells
37750 S. Silverwood Drive
Tucson, AZ 85739

Added by Thomas Edward Wells on Aug 02, 2016 3:53 PM

Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Thanks for the Picture
My pleasure, but did you see my message about this being a duplicate memorial? In fact, the picture was already available on the other memorial.

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jul 01, 2016 9:09 AM

RE: Thanks for the recognition
Hey Orrin,

Please accept my most humble apology for the slow response.

As far as I know, there are no Florian surnames in my family tree. In fact, I am not related to any of the memorials that I manage.

Unfortunately, I'm not understanding exactly what you're trying to tell/ask me about Donald. I see that there is a Donald Louis Florian Jr., born/died in 1944 and interred at Glendale, CA., and then Donald L. Florian, born 1920/died 1991 that is interred at Mount Carmel in Sycamore. There is also a Donald Ransom Florian interred in Connecticut, born 1927/died 2012, but it doesn't appear that he ever lived anywhere other than the east coast. Obviously, there could be other Donald Florians that haven't yet been listed on Find-A-Grave.

Regards, Steve

Added by Steve on May 20, 2016 12:22 AM

Katie Henry
Annie M Vote
Thank you so much for the photo of my 4x great grandmother's headstone. It means a lot to me :)

Added by Katie Henry on May 06, 2016 8:23 PM

Kevin Baase
RE: Zech
Great, thanks! I created memorial # 161677820 for her.

Added by Kevin Baase on Apr 26, 2016 5:21 AM

Kathy Bates-Lande
RE: Permission the share
Thank you very much !

Added by Kathy Bates-Lande on Apr 25, 2016 10:15 PM

Kathy Bates-Lande
Permission the share
Hi Orrin, May I get your permission to add the photo you took for me of Katherine Thompson family head stone to her parents find a grave pages?

Added by Kathy Bates-Lande on Apr 25, 2016 9:24 PM

Kevin Baase
Thank you for the photo on Alfred Zech! Can you confirm if he was buried near his wife Jeannette / Jennette Zech?

Added by Kevin Baase on Apr 25, 2016 9:12 PM

Kathy Bates-Lande
Photo of Katherine Thompson's Stone
Dear Orrin,
I can't thank you enough for filling my photo request of Katherine Thompson's and the Thompson family Stone.
I have been wanting this photo for a long time and I truly appreciate you taking the time to go out to the Cemetery and take the photo. She was my GG Aunt. I have been working to link her with her 12 siblings. You made my dream come true today. All my best, Big Thank You, Kathy

Added by Kathy Bates-Lande on Apr 25, 2016 8:45 PM

I created memorials for Charles, George and Joe Thompson, all were brothers from Marion Illinois. Also added a memorial for Mary Kruse,
a sister in the same family. We learn as we go. Jim

Added by oldboyscout on Apr 21, 2016 12:41 PM

RE: Thanks for the Pictures
Orrin, seems you are on a Thompson roll. A month ago I shot Maude Thompson for you at Greenwood Cemetery. I forgot to tell you next to Maude was three other Thompsons, Charlie, George and Joe. They do not have memorials yet. Are you interested in them? Jim

Added by oldboyscout on Apr 18, 2016 8:30 PM

RE: Thanks for the Pictures
You are most welcome. Due to all the rain we received this week, I was not able to find the others since they must be under water. I will get them once it dries out a bit.

Added by Lynniep2000 on Mar 18, 2016 2:30 PM

Denise Lee (Reeves) Quintana
I don't have any Malone or Graham in my tree. So sorry.

Added by Denise Lee (Reeves) Quint... on Dec 18, 2015 11:50 AM

Denise Lee (Reeves) Quintana
King and Robison Family
Hi Orrin,
I know the Westland and King side as I am related to the Westland side (King is the married no blood relationship for me side). What Robison family do you know as I am related to Robison's.

I have Ancestry and found information that way and my Aunt Bev has given me information too on the King side. She knew Mary Ellen Westland King very well.

Added by Denise Lee (Reeves) Quint... on Dec 18, 2015 10:23 AM

Denise Lee (Reeves) Quintana
Mae Nora King
I just sent you a request to fix her birth date and gave you the wrong county, it should be Barage County, Michigan as the birth place.

Added by Denise Lee (Reeves) Quint... on Dec 18, 2015 9:25 AM

RE: Thanks for the Picture
I am glad to be of assistance. Jim

Added by oldboyscout on Dec 07, 2015 8:17 PM

Nathaniel Hamilton
There is no marker.

Added by Leah on Nov 05, 2015 10:36 AM

RE: No grave for George Merritt

There are 43 people in this grave.

I have copied here 21-30. as you can see George was buried just before Annie.

I will go on George's memorial and upload the stone for you

Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 21 George Henry Merritt
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 22 Annie Whittle
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 23 Nora Sheehan
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 24 Joseph Westwell
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 25 Still Born Child
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 26 Norman Blair
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 27 Agnes Crabtree
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 28 Frank Nelson
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 29 Richard Saxon
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 30 Dora Ryder

Added by kaycee on Jul 12, 2015 10:31 AM

Edit Error for Schmidt.
Hey Orrin,

You are going to get a edit notice for Lenna Schmidt (Find A Grave 104401944). I was trying to link her to husband Clifford (Find A Grave 119639149), but I’m afraid that I messed up and linked her to herself. Find A Grave won’t let me correct my error, so I thought I should send you a note to let you know.

Thanks, Steve

Added by Steve on Aug 24, 2014 3:14 PM

RE: Thanks for the picture
Hey Orrin,

You are very welcome.

She is buried next to her parents (Joseph on the left, Lolah in the middle, and Bonnie on the right.) I see that you shot the photo of Joseph’s headstone. So, if you remember where that was, you know where Bonnie is buried.

I could have sworn that I sent you a note about the search for Louisa Ottman, but I see now that I never got it done.

I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find Louisa because there is no record of her at: This list was generated in the 1980’s by people actually walking the cemetery and writing down the names they found there. I figured that if they didn’t find her ~30 years ago, the odds of me finding her today were remote.

But just incase, I went over to the Sycamore library and had a look at the official Elmwood records. Sure enough, Louisa was listed in a plot next to the road within about 50 feet of the cemetery’s east entrance. The reason there was no listing for Louisa at the illinoisgenweb site is because there is no family stone indicating last name, only stones with first names. There are stones on either side of Louisa’s that are made of the same material and in the same manner as Louisa’s with the names George, Charles, Mary, Russell, and Lida E.

Cheers! Steve

Added by Steve on Aug 20, 2014 10:55 PM

Laura Jensen62
Question about parents
Hello. I was wondering if you are positive of the parents on memorial no. 25902063 Lorena wells. I have some Wells that I think are her parents. William H and Ida Rosaline (Palmer) Wells. No. 1327200401 and No. 132720401. Thank you for checking it out for me.

Added by Laura Jensen62 on Aug 20, 2014 10:51 PM

Linda G.
You posted a photo of grave stone for Rev. Harold Nilges. It is a joint marker with his sister. She just died today and I am making a page for her. May I post your photo to her page?
I'm not related, and not seeking to have this transferred to me.
Thank you.

Added by Linda G. on Jul 16, 2014 9:07 PM

Bradford White
RE: Thanks for your diligence...
You are welcome, Orrin. Sorry it did not pan out. Given no (known, written) records of Morses in this cemetery and that Isaac Morse was about ten years old, is it conceivable that he was buried in the other cemeteries where Morses predominated? Seems odd to have a child removed from parents and siblings. Let me know if I can track down another.


Added by Bradford White on May 17, 2014 8:27 AM

Iona Wells Evans
Thanks so much for the picture of Iona Wells Evans' Stone. Your time and dedication is greatly appreciated. Mary

Added by Mary on May 08, 2014 4:01 PM


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