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Rita McKale (#47113914)
 member for 6 years, 27 days
Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Alfred Stoecklein
You"re so welcome. Glad I can help☺

Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Apr 24, 2015 7:36 PM

Delphina Gassman
Rita - I marked your picture request for Delphina as fulfilled and posted a picture on her page. Please read the caption that I typed in. I do not believe her burial space is marked. Since you manage the page, feel free to delete the picture or anything you chose. -- Amy

Added by jathompson2013 on Apr 13, 2015 2:16 PM

RE: Memorial # 67376565
Removed Rita, thanks for letting me know!

Added by denroughty on Apr 09, 2015 6:35 PM

Sally Ryan
Caroloyn McKale Van Nuys
I am related to the Van Nuys family by way of the Hamilton family. Do you know where Theodore Gale Van Nuys is buried? Do you know of any obits for Marvel and Carolyn Van Nuys?

Added by Sally Ryan on Apr 07, 2015 5:00 PM

Looked at Census Reports and the 1860 Census for Lancaster shows the following family:
Jas S. Shaver 59
Grace Shaver 57
Elizabeth Shaver 31
Marthena James Shaver 22
Caroline Shaver 19
John Shaver 17
Emeline Shaver 13
Ruben Becham 9

The 1870 Census - Gills Creek, Lancaster shows:
James M. Shaver 60
Grace Shaver 67
Elizabeth Shaver 40
A Emiline Shaver 24
Henry Belk 75 (farm laborer)

1880 Census Gills Creek, Lancaster shows:
James M. Shaver 70 - married - born in SC
Grace Shaver 78 - wife - born in SC but her father was born in Ireland and mother in SC.
Elizabeth Shaver 47 - daughter - single
Agnes E Shaver 28 - daughter - single

1900 Census Gills Creek, Lancaster shows:
Elizabeth Shaver 70, single with her nephew Mansel Shaver 9 living with her.

Elizabeth Jane Shaver's DC states she was a widow and died June 19, 1916. She was an inmate of the County Home which is the County Poor House. Her Find A Grave is 48372336 at St. Luke UMC Cemetery, no headstone showing. Her mother's maiden name looks like "Kirk".

Added by Catoe4 on Apr 07, 2015 4:57 PM

RE: Shaver - Bailey
On 521 going toward Heath springs you will turn left at the new Family Dollar store across from Elgin fire department. Will be on your left beside a house under some trees by the road. I didn't see any old stones. Family may have replaced them. Those are the only headstones. If anyone else is buried there there is nothing to indicate it.

Added by Catoe4 on Apr 07, 2015 2:53 PM

RE: Richard Lee McKale Jr.
No, there is no marker of any kind. The plots in that cemetery are very straight forward and the city documents them pretty well.

Added by Hochi on Apr 07, 2015 6:46 AM

Shaver - Bailey
James Elmer Bailey is buried in the Shaver Family cemetery and I have posted his headstone along with his wife and child and the other Shaver's that are buried there. I don't know anything about this family. It appears that James's wife Rhoda may be the daughter of J.M. and Grace Shaver and she and her husband and son are buried with her family.
I don't have anything to prove this, so I did not add Shaver as her maiden name. I have tried to locate news articles on this family, but have only been able to locate a small one on James regarding his death, but no detail information was listed. Also, it's possible that Rhoda named her son Joseph E after her husband and father, making J.M. (Joseph M.). And since J.M. Shaver is listed as Sr., there may be a son somewhere, possibly born between Rhoda and Emmaline.

Added by Catoe4 on Apr 05, 2015 4:10 PM

Lois Harriman
Timm Memorials
Hi Rita,

I've transferred a couple of memorials to you. They are the wives of Timms in Prairie River Cemetery. If you aren't interested in managing their memorials, just transfer them back to me.

Have a great day!


Added by Lois Harriman on Mar 25, 2015 5:07 AM

Chris West
RE: Laney and Wright in New Zion
Hi, Rita ... I was stalking what I call the recent blanks: memorials in the last 24 hours with no surname. There are typically between 40 and 60, and one can go through the list once a day and catch a few to fix.


Added by Chris West on Mar 18, 2015 7:40 PM

Lois Harriman
Photo Requests in Prairie River
Hi Rita,

I did some photos requests in Prairie River Cemetery today. I took a photo of Clara Hackenburg's marker but it wasn't a good one; I will have to retake it. As I was short on time, I didn't find the other one. I hope to get back there soon!


Added by Lois Harriman on Mar 17, 2015 5:14 PM

Walter Schley
RE: Rose Barnes
You are welcome.

Added by Walter Schley on Mar 16, 2015 7:40 PM

Virginia Pfannenstiel

I just uploaded a photo of Virginia Pfannenstiel's headstone from Hays, KS. It was interesting to see this last name as it's not very common. I knew of a Pfannenstiel in the Cody, Wyoming area some time ago. I was wondering if you knew/know of any family that was ever in Cody Wyoming in the late 1970's?

Thank you,

Added by amber on Mar 15, 2015 8:50 PM

dorothy hammarlund
Memorial #48159152
Dear Rita, This ancestor's name is William Craig Thornton. See, A Guide to the Martha L. Johnson Family Papers, 1821-1882, A clollection in the Special Collections, Va. Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., the biographical information. Thank you. Dorothy

Added by dorothy hammarlund on Mar 13, 2015 6:36 AM

Lois Harriman
Bertha McKale Timm's Children
Hi Rita,

You created memorials for John & Bertha Timm in Prairie River Cemetery, St. Joseph Co., MI a few years ago. I've added memorials for some of their children since then. I was wondering if you would be interested in managing their children's memorials as well. I was going to transfer them to someone else who researches the Timm name. She did not ask for the memorials, I offered to send all the Timm memorials I had to her for management as she does a good job of that. If you'd like to manage them instead just let me know. I'm sure this other person won't mind.

Hope you are surviving this cold and prolonged winter we all seem to be experiencing. I am so looking forward to spring!


Added by Lois Harriman on Feb 25, 2015 9:04 PM

Jamesina Campbell
Frank Watts photo
Thanks so much for your time.I greatly appreciate it.

Added by Jamesina Campbell on Feb 21, 2015 2:38 PM

Dr. Robert W Ervin 87461120
Located information (obit) regarding his death and life. Posted on his memorial page.

Added by Catoe4 on Feb 17, 2015 6:19 PM

RE: Anna Gassmann Knoll Graf
The Andrew Knoll she married was born 14 May 1872 and died 4 Apr 1925. They were living in St. Peter, KS in the 1925 Kansas census. So I would expect him be buried in the St. Anthony cemetery. However, I have walked this cemetery and taken a picture of every headstone and can not find him in my collection. Some the iron cross type headstones are not readable so maybe one of those is his. His parents should also be buried there but I can't find them either. So I don't know where he his buried.

Added by trecil on Feb 10, 2015 6:08 PM

Rick Valentine
RE: Margaret Peyton
Rita: The only other thing I could find on Margaret Peyton was a 1940 census, I posted it to Margaret Peyton's Find-A-Grave page.
I checked Holy Cross Cemetery for Stanley Peyton, He is not there.
I also checked The Washington state death records, he does not show up there either.
Sorry could not find any other information for her.

Added by Rick Valentine on Feb 06, 2015 11:15 AM

Christopher Fleming
Hi Rita

Sorry about the duplicate I created for Lancey Stratford Jr. I went ahead and removed this and posted the photos to your original memorial.



Added by Christopher Fleming on Jan 22, 2015 5:59 AM

Lorenna Caroline Boyce
Rita, many thanks for pointing out that I duplicated my own memorial for Lorenna Caroline Boyce; who is buried at Blackstock Cemetery in York County, South Carolina. ~ with appreciation, George Gaston

Added by GMG on Dec 30, 2014 8:01 AM

Scottie Wade Hall
RE: Raleigh Heizer
You are very welcome. Thanks for the compliment earlier. Should there be anything else I can ever do when in that area just lemme know.

Added by Scottie Wade Hall on Dec 01, 2014 11:19 AM

Margaret Ordoubadian
Kesire Dalton
Even though the spelling is different, I believe this is a record of a marriage and, thus, consort is incorrect.
Their children are Joseph (1879- ) and John (1882- ) found in the 1900 census living with their father. They are all mentioned in the probate document for Martin Dalton's will as heirs of John Dalton who was killed in the Civil War.

Keziah Dalton

Age: 18
Birth Date: 1860
Birth Place: Carroll Co., VA.
Marriage Date: 29 Jan 1878
Marriage Place: Carroll, Virginia
Father: John Dalton
Mother: Susan
Spouse: David P. Dalton
FHL Film Number: 31087
Reference ID: p 44

Added by Margaret Ordoubadian on Nov 21, 2014 8:59 AM

Margaret Ordoubadian
James isaac Martin Dalton
James Isaac Martin Dalton, the son of Nancy Jennings Dalton (1843-1886) and Isaac Dalton (1839-1916), was the twin brother of Nancy Jane Eveline Dalton (1876-1886). Mother and two children died within two weeks time of influenza. The son's birthdate is wrong. It is 1876, not 1846. Perhaps it is wrong on the tombstone.

Thanks, Margaret Ordoubadian

Added by Margaret Ordoubadian on Nov 21, 2014 5:19 AM

Margaret Ordoubadian
Nancy Jennings Dalton
Other children:
Martha Ann Iona Dalton Thompson (1865-1935)
Mary Dalton Willard (1873- )
John Ferdinand Dalton ((1869-1938)
James Isaac Martin Dalton (1876-1886)
Nancy Jane Eveline Dalton (1876-1886)

Thanks, Margaret Ordoubadian

Added by Margaret Ordoubadian on Nov 21, 2014 5:10 AM


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