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Jon Ridgeway (#47287704)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 5 days
Deb Merrick
John Dale Ridgeway
I have a couple of photos of John Dale Ridgeway that are duplicates and I will not be keeping them. Do you have any interest? If so, email me your address to

Added by Deb Merrick on Aug 14, 2014 5:03 PM

Betty Lilley
Mary Z Ladd
And also she was a Hardwick ( Maiden name)

Added by Betty Lilley on May 17, 2014 11:43 AM

Betty Lilley
Mary Z Ladd
She was really 67 when she died. J H Ladd was her 3rd husband. I have all the records to prove it. Evidenntly John Ladd was younger than her or she didn't remember her real age which a lot of them didn't back then. I have found a lot of them in my ancestry that didn't know how old they were.

thank you and I hope you put her right birth on the record

Added by Betty Lilley on May 17, 2014 11:34 AM

Betty Lilley
Mary Z Ladd
She was really 67 when she died. J H Ladd was her 3rd husband. I have all the records to prove it. Evidenntly John Ladd was younger than her or she didn't remember her real age which a lot of them didn't back then. I have found a lot of them in my ancestry that didn't know how old they were.

thank you and I hope you put her right birth on the record

Added by Betty Lilley on May 17, 2014 11:34 AM

D. Crawford
Anna Hummell Shaw
Hi Jon,
Thank you for the transfer and all the wonderful contributions you have made to Find a Grave. Much appreciated!

Added by D. Crawford on May 14, 2014 8:34 AM

Heidi Forrester
Greenus family
I do research on local Seattle area families. I have recently acquired a photo of 3 Greenus sisters, Carmen Grace and Helen. Interested family members may contact me at:

Added by Heidi Forrester on Mar 20, 2014 6:00 PM

Carlotta Draper
RE: Charles M Clay

Thank you very much for your work on this. I would be so happy to have the memorial transferred to me.

Thank you SO much!

Added by Carlotta Draper on Mar 11, 2014 2:23 PM

Carlotta Draper
RE: Charles M Clay
Thank you for your time in working on this Jon. I appreciate how you are ensuring we are working on the correct person's memorial.

Charles Munson Clay married Myrtle Pearl Summers as you have found. She went by Pearl. They moved to Seattle in around 1897. My grandmother told me herself that she moved at a young age from Chicago to Seattle. There are phone records that helped me to piece together some of these details. Pearl died very young and Charles remarried Kathlyn Pfeil on 10/22/1904. (Grandmother spoke of her stepmother rarely and not very happily) The ages for Charles vary in different records, but I found he was born in Harlem (near Freeport, Illinois)in 1870 (1870 US census in Illinois). One of the censuses (1880) had an incorrect middle initial (C.) which through me off, but as I've found, census workers aren't always the most accurate with what they hear or write. Charles worked as a supervisor of a salmon cannery and took Lulu up to Alaska where his company would fish for salmon, so the Cordova, AK boarding house record makes sense. Lulu went to the Annie Wright Seminary (still exists) after her mother died and was listed in 2 census records in 1910 showing at home and at the boarding school.

I hope this helps.

Thank you again,
Carlotta Draper

Added by Carlotta Draper on Mar 10, 2014 1:45 PM

Julie Coryell
Coryells in Lakeview Cemetery
Jon, Thank you very kindly for the transfer of the several Coryells buried in our family plot in Lakeview Cemetery. I'm looking forward to working on their memorials. Julie

Added by Julie Coryell on Feb 19, 2014 6:25 PM

Tiffany Proctor Knighton
Thank you for the transfer.


Added by Tiffany Proctor Knighton on Feb 03, 2014 7:14 PM

Sue Straight
Mayme Hatfield Mckenzie
Hi Jon I would like to take over Mayme McKenzie 74193944 she is only cousin by marriage but i do have the rest of her family..on the page also her parents names are different than what was put on the page father is Hernando Hatfield her mother is Anna Connell Massie her Stepfather was Elbert Stewart Thanks Sue

Added by Sue Straight on Dec 17, 2013 9:05 PM

Devri Richmond
Bertha Moore
I think that Bertha Moore was born in 1880, as her sister Ethel Moore Jones (who I am related to) was born in 1878. I am going to add her here soon, though I have not been able to find where she was buried. I am adding pictures of these people as well.

Added by Devri Richmond on Dec 11, 2013 12:49 PM

Diane Payne
Edith Laura Morris
First I want to apologize to you. You sent me some corrections in October, and I just now did them.

Not sure what happen, but the e-mail got buried with others in my to do list.

Sorry it took me so long.

Best regards,
Diane Payne

Added by Diane Payne on Nov 21, 2013 6:47 AM

82638105 Jones / Greene
Hello - I would like to use your photo for Roger Sherman Greene Jr gravemarker as I would like to link him to the rest of my family. He is my grand uncle. Thank-you for your consideration.

Added by UWHusky on Oct 14, 2013 9:07 PM

Ian Macaulay
hello Sir
I have two items.

1) You have entered and recently updated memorial
116115686 Mccauley. I would love to add it to add it to my family of memorials. As Far as I can tell so far there is no Relationship to my family but this person is in my area of study.

2) I noticed that you may be studying or reseaching wagon trains and or their occupants. I am very interested in the origins, employees of and management of the Smith Wagon works. I am lead to beleive that the famoos depictions of the 20 mule team, wagons were constructed at these works and that the founders were well associated with Macaulays, If you have any information to bolster or dispute these suggestions I would be very interested. My direct email is on Find A Grave if you have an interest.

Thank you
Ian Macaulay

Added by Ian Macaulay on Oct 05, 2013 9:28 AM

Karen Sipe
John McCauley 116115686
John is listed in the index at Lakeview but the location of burial is the GAR cemetery. Row E 23

Added by Karen Sipe on Oct 04, 2013 5:23 PM

Sharon Martin
Lela Davis Baker
Could you tell me who put the information up for Lela and her husband?

Added by Sharon Martin on Sep 24, 2013 7:19 AM

Julie Coryell
RE: Wagon Trains
Jon, thank you so much for your very informative message. I will begin checking out some of these resources. Julie

Added by Julie Coryell on Sep 23, 2013 10:07 PM

George Bray
James Trimble
If you would like to transfer management of my great Grandfather James Trimble's find a grave memorial site I would gladly take it on. He is buried in Seattle's lake View Cemetary

Added by George Bray on Sep 19, 2013 8:16 AM

Julie Coryell
Wagon Trains
Dear Mr. Ridgeway,
This is a general question because I notice you have experience researching wagon trains coming to Oregon Territory. Were names of people traveling with wagon trains very well documented? (I'm thinking of the equivalent of ship's rosters from which a lot of genealogical information can be obtained.) Or did most of them set off with no listing of the participants? The reason I'm asking is that my great-great grandmother, when she was only 19 or 20, made it from Ohio to The Dalles, apparently on her own. At least we know that none of her immediate family came out west, nor can we find any of her extended family that seems to have left Ohio. We can't imagine how a young woman that age with probably little or no money could have made this journey. The only thing we can think of is that maybe she hired on with a family as a mother's helper (she had 9 siblings, so plenty of experience). If quite a few of the wagon trains did have lists of members, how does one find those listings? We have a range of about 4-5 years between when she was known to be in Ohio and when she was know to be living in the vicinity of The Dalles, Oregon. It was in the early 1860s. Thank you very much for your help. Julie

Added by Julie Coryell on Sep 17, 2013 10:45 PM

Charlie Clark
Zeffie Perry memorial transfer
Mr. Ridgeway

I respectfully request you transfer Zeffie Perry's Find-A-Grave memorial to me. Find A Grave Memorial# 63385351

Zeffie's maiden name was McCash. She was born in 1882 in Ocoee, Tennessee. Her father was Reuben VanZandt McCash, mother Sarah White McCash.

In March 1904 Zeffie married Charles F. Clark. 12 months later they had a child and named him Charles F. Clark, Jr. 48 years later Charles F. Clark III was born, that would be me.

I would be much appreciate it if you would transfer control of her memorial to me. I've sent a couple of emails with this request so please reply to one of those emails for my member number.

Thank you,
Charlie Clark

Added by Charlie Clark on Aug 25, 2013 10:12 AM

RE: Stephen Platt
Transferring it would be nice, if you have no connection with the Platt's. There was a lot of work done on his background on your part and I don't want to take that away from you, that is also the reason I contacted you as to your relationship to Stephen.


Added by Lorie on Jul 26, 2013 5:49 PM

Michael Duffy
Thank you for the updates to Leon Cooper.

Added by Michael Duffy on Jul 25, 2013 11:06 AM

Kim Waddle
Thank you for sending the information, I have updated the memorial and my records :) I had found some biographical information on Charles but this was in addition to what I had found and appreciate.

Added by Kim Waddle on Jul 20, 2013 11:16 AM

John Franklin Horrighs
RE: W.P. Morse
Thanks for the update on W.P. Morse. I have updated my records.

Added by John Franklin Horrighs on Jul 09, 2013 6:39 AM


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