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Linda Cardenas (#47118566)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 19 days
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Verna Alford in Liberty Bell Cemetery (Memorial# 17640262).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the non-profit Alford American Family Association's collection of Oklahoma Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Cardenas

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on Jun 28, 2016 12:03 PM

RE: Elisha House, Jr.
you are welcome

Added by Renee on Jun 20, 2016 6:20 PM

Nancy Moore
RE: Julius House
You are very welcome. The cemetery is on a steep hillside and it was quit an adventure.


Added by Nancy Moore on Jun 11, 2016 7:45 PM

Wanda Harrison
Thank You
Linda, Thank you so much for posting the burial information for Infant Farino (August Dean Farino 6 Aug. 1931 - 6 August 1931) He was my Mother's baby brother. Until now I've not found any burial records. I have questions about his mother Concetta Farino who is also buried at Hobart Rose Cemetery. Can you please contact me at (

Thank you again for posting August's record

Wanda Harrison

Added by Wanda Harrison on Jun 09, 2016 6:45 AM

Brenda Edwards
RE: Thomas Hendricks
You're so welcome. I'm glad i could do it. I thank him for his service to our country.

Added by Brenda Edwards on May 31, 2016 9:01 AM

Donna Z
RE: Fred Sullins
I would love to maintain his memorial. Thank you so much and I will keep checking to see if you find Fred. Thank you so much!
My # 47425098.
Take care

Added by Donna Z on May 08, 2016 9:48 PM

Harvey G. Kimray
Will you Email me the Gish Funeral Home records I am at a loss as to who the parents were and where in the Roosevelt Cemetery is the grave located?
Any help would be appreciated.
Harvey Kimray

Added by Harvey G. Kimray on May 03, 2016 8:56 AM

RE: Fighting Men From Oklahoma
Thank you so much for checking.

Added by Carolyn on May 02, 2016 5:56 PM

Fighting Men From Oklahoma
Hi Linda, I just saw a "Flower" note you had left on a memorial for a WWII veteran, distant relative buried in Pittsburg County Oklahoma. I was wondering if you still have that info available? If so, I would love to include for my great-uncle Edgar Andrew Stanley, 8/1921 - 1/1993, WWII Navy veteran buried in California at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, Memorial 134535314. I manage his memorial so you can submit the info on the edit tab for inclusion on the bio.
Thank you very much. I appreciate the volunteer work you do for Find a Grave. I promise to pay it forward.

Added by Carolyn on May 02, 2016 3:50 PM

Harvey G. Kimray
Hello and thank you for the work you have done on Find A Grave. I noticed there is an infant Autry born and died in 1925 buried in Roosevelt, OK. My mother was Jewel Autry Kimray whose parents were Emerson and Melinda Autry.
In my family tree I show no infant. Would you please send me more information on this.
Thanks Harvey Kimray

Added by Harvey G. Kimray on May 01, 2016 10:29 PM

Nina Beeson
Smith/Squires and Smith/Combs memorials
I did get the Isaac Smith/America Combs memorial transfers and I thank you much for this.
Re Smith Squires... I submitted some updates via the edit process. Thanks for offering to do the updates. It is much appreciated. I wish you the best of luck with your project. And also thank you for creating the memorials. Without researchers such as you, those of us that do not have the means to travel extensively to do our research would be missing so much. Know that this is much appreciated.

Added by Nina Beeson on Apr 27, 2016 4:14 PM

Nina Beeson
re Hannah Smith- spouse James Squires
Smiths & Squires in Sentinel Cemetery
How are you related to these people?

Hannah SMITH and Nina BEESON are 1st cousins 3 times removed. Our common ancestors are Archibald SMITH (Find A Grave 66656893) and Hannah ASHCRAFT Find A Grave 14172514). Her father, Daniel, was first born child of this couple; my 2g-grandmother was 3rd born, Mary.

Added by Nina Beeson on Apr 26, 2016 4:34 PM

Don & Mary Cavender
RE: Lawrence Tatum
You're very welcome.

Don & Mary

Added by Don & Mary Cavender on Apr 13, 2016 10:00 AM

Thank you
Thank you for adding the picture and information about Gaylord Allen. I added the information (with your name & date posted) to the biography section.

Added by Carol on Apr 09, 2016 9:13 AM

brenda miller
related 2
I sent the message about Mrs. Clara Etta McCool. I feel like it is the correct McCool because your relatives (Hendricks) are from Myra and Era Texas, both towns are in Cooke County. That is where several of the McCools had lived. I know Uncle Jim went to El Paso and 3 of the siblings went to California. There was 9 of them. I grew up in Myra and Era. Again if you know where he is buried I would appreciate the info. Brenda Miller

Added by brenda miller on Apr 07, 2016 9:22 PM

brenda miller
Are you related to Mrs McCool? If so, can you leave me a message? I am related to James (Jim) McCool. I was trying to find his grave information. Jim was my grandmothers brother. I knew her other siblings but did not know him very well.

Added by brenda miller on Apr 07, 2016 9:01 PM

Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Emmert Fisher
You're welcome, Linda.

Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Apr 04, 2016 6:21 PM

Sylvia Hertel
Magdalena (Belter) Roark
Thank you very much. I'm not in a hurry. I just know I can't do it myself. I'm really grateful for your willingness to help. People like you are what makes Find A Grave a wonderful service.

Sylvia M. Hertel

Added by Sylvia Hertel on Mar 29, 2016 10:59 PM

Gale French
Larry Dale Graves - Find A Grave Memorial# 68124293
I'd like your permission to use the photo of his headstone in a book I'm writing about the French family (giving you credit of course).

Added by Gale French on Mar 29, 2016 2:23 PM

Sylvia Hertel
Maggie Roark, #91593611
I think the memorial for Maggie Roark is Magdalena Belter, the daughter of Johannes "John" H. and Catherine (Bodamer) Belter. (Their last name went through a lot of spelling changes over a short period of time.)

She was b. 10 May 1895 in Coldwater, McIntosh County, North Dakota; m. Edwin Hervey Roark 20 July 1913 in Oklahoma, and died 4 Feb 1917.

They had three children: Helen Christina, b. 12 June 1914; Clyde Edward, b. 16 Jan 1916 and died in China in a Japanese POW camp in 1945; and Claude Theodore, b. 28 Jan 1917. She probably died from complications of childbirth.

Unfortunately, the only record I've found on their marriage came from Ancestry family trees, but if you look at Edwin's WWI registration card, it will verify that he had three "orphaned" children in June of 1917.

I wonder if there is anyway that you could check this out, so her memorial could be written properly, and she could be linked to her husband and children. Maggie is a 1st cousin of my step grandmother's first husband. The Belter family lived in and/or near Bessie, Washita County, Oklahoma for many years, and many of them are buried in the Union Hatchett Cemetery there.

In the 1900 U.S. Census, you can find her as Mantilina Belder, and in the 1910 census as Maggie Belter. Her mother lived in the Norman Sanitarium in Cleveland County as a patient until her death 23 Oct 1920. She can be found there in the 1900-1920 census records. Her father died 13 Jan 1935 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.

Both her parents were born in South Russia, which is the Ukraine today - north west of the Black Sea. They are part of the culture known as the Germans from Russia, or German-Russians. They came to the U.S. at the New York port 5 Apr 1886, aboard the S.S. Werra.

My step grandmother was Hildegard Natalina (Billigmeier) Dobler, Hertel.

Sylvia M. Hertel

Added by Sylvia Hertel on Mar 29, 2016 11:12 AM

Gerri Cozart Paine
RE: Ralph Berryhill
You're very welcome. It's always nice to honor the Veterans and provide photos for their memorials.


Added by Gerri Cozart Paine on Mar 27, 2016 9:17 AM

RE: Retrop Cemetery
Thank you!

I am also related to Pearl Harmon 124123780.


Added by LA on Mar 15, 2016 12:03 PM

RE: FAG edit system
I guess this is in reference to #70484563? I found that the problem occurred because there are two men with the same name, born and died in the same year. One in Oaklahoma the other in Kentucky. I submitted edits for both to correct the errors. My references are records found from I am not familiar on how edits were done in the past. The majority of the memorials I deal with are family so I look for records to support edits I receive, but Find A Grave would not be what it is today if that were the case for everyone and to ask contributors to do that research would kill it. Thanks for your help!

Added by steve150 on Mar 09, 2016 9:21 AM

Sarah Garton
Brunson Family
Sarah Ann Brunson Gibbons is my great-grandmother
and don't understand why she is half-sister to
Theodocia Brunson Loring in Find A Grave records. Thanks
for your help. Sarah Gibbons Garton

Added by Sarah Garton on Mar 08, 2016 7:49 PM

Wendy Nabors Way
Foster Wallis

According to the cemetery office at Rose Hill Cemetery Foster Wallis isn't there. He maybe in Hillcrest Memorial Park next to his wife. Rose Hill and Hillcrest are right next to each other.


Added by Wendy Nabors Way on Mar 07, 2016 6:30 AM


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