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Paulette Sampson (#47376137)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 13 days
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.

Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 07, 2015 1:18 PM

James M. Bagby
FAG -Shaw
I see u have a memorial for Gail Richard Shaw
18243774. Im wondering if your will give me your source for the mother u have listed as a Wife of Bruce Harrison Shaw You have Hellen A Nelson
I do not have her, i do have a Ruby Mothershead ?Shaw
These Shaws are all related out of my (MO)John Ward Bagby. Notice Gale has a brother named Ward Baron Shaw.Jr. Harrison is also a Bagby inlaw family name
These Shaws are not my memorials, Im just filling in the blank spaces in my genealogy.
James M Bagby
Find A Grave member # 46826800

Added by James M. Bagby on Dec 12, 2014 8:50 AM

Dana Burgess
RE: Eleanor C Mitchell
Yes she is I also have her children except for Dennis Mitchell I can't locate an obituary for him.

Added by Dana Burgess on Dec 10, 2014 11:41 AM

Dana Burgess
RE: Eleanor C Mitchell
Eleanors daughter do you mean Linda White? I have been trying to get info on the son Dennis Mitchell but can't come up with an obit for him. The only info I have on Linda I have posted.

Added by Dana Burgess on Dec 09, 2014 12:50 PM

Betty Sears
thank you - appreciate your work on find-a-grave. This is one of the most helpful research sites and I use it a lot.

Added by Betty Sears on Oct 04, 2014 4:20 AM

Dana Burgess
RE: Raymond Delano Burgess
Thank you Paulette, have a wonderful day.

Added by Dana Burgess on Sep 13, 2014 10:51 AM

Thanks Paulette. Find a Grave is turning into a wonderful resource with pictures to go with it. Welcome and hopefully we can share more as time goes on.

Added by KIS on Feb 25, 2014 5:45 PM

RE: Northumberland Cemetery
The sign by the road is the one that reads Northumberland Cemetery. When you enter the older part of the cemetery has the sign that reads Groveton Cemetery. So guess the answer to your question is "yes, they are the same cemetery".

Added by Lucy on Feb 17, 2014 7:24 PM

Ruth Ashby
RE: Saint Thomas Parish Cemetery
I am just so happy that you were able to use one of my photos!

Being a librarian, I know that information has little value unless we share it with the world where it can be used by those who need it.

I appreciate you letting me know that my photo was useful to you.


Added by Ruth Ashby on Feb 17, 2014 12:45 PM

Becca Tibbetts
RE: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland, Me
I am glad you enjoyed my photo, I love walking at Evergreen Cemetery and occasionally get lucky with a good picture. Feel free to use the photo, and thank you for asking ~ Becca

Added by Becca Tibbetts on Jan 28, 2014 6:37 PM

Connie Lagasse Russell
111951860 Elwin Wells
Paulette...I'm glad you enjoy my bio, and thank you very much for your recent criticism regarding the lack of information for the memorial for Elwin Wells. The lack of information was all the town of Littleton provided me with, but at least now we know where this poor individual is buried. Once the word gets out there regarding his whereabouts through Find A Grave and I'm sure his relatives will be more than happy to send me his DOB and DOD...I'm more than happy to do edits 24/7...Regards.... Connie

Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jan 25, 2014 4:49 PM

RE: Annie E Hutchins
Hi Paulette,

Interesting catch.

I have actually seen a number of cases, curiously seems to be often in the 1900 census, where folks misrepresent their ages. I see this often where a much older man marries a younger woman. Or when a woman is older than the man she married. I have observed this with my own ancestor families. It for sure confuses me until I figure it out.

In these cases, in the absence of other records, I look to the earliest census that person appears in. Their ages as young children tends to be most correct. One also looks to the ages of children in a sequence, to see if that looks about right. In this case Annie Hutchins was 9 in the 1870 census, born about 1861. In the 1900 census she is listed as five years younger, born in 1866.

I also see in this 1900 census that Annie had had three children and three were still living. These are the three Rice children in the census.

I have occasionally observed children taken in by families. They typically are listed with their own last names are listed as boarders.

But I can see why that census confused you. I don't remember that I had noticed this census error. Had I, it sure would have sent me scrambling to find other records.


Added by amyinleeds on Nov 06, 2013 5:57 PM

south church request
has plot numbers which will help your request for phebe abbot, you probably have a better idea which is the right one

Added by TECK on Jun 29, 2013 6:45 PM

Randall Berry
Paulette, I just submitted a photo for the Mt Pleasant Cemetery. There is no signage.

Added by Randall Berry on Jun 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Bob on Gallows Hill
RE: Requesting permission
Hi, Paulette,

You're welcome to use any of my photos. I don't think I have too many in this particular cemetery, though.

Added by Bob on Gallows Hill on May 24, 2013 4:14 PM

Sylvia Ferris Smith
Thank you for the info. I have updated her memorial, including linking her to her father (who is also buried at Lakeview). - Deb

Added by DebL on May 08, 2013 5:35 PM

Dona Schlesser
Thurman Cemetery
I plan to add other family members buried in Thurman, as we go along. Washington and Neaty Woodrum were my gg grandparents, some of their children also rest there.

Added by Dona Schlesser on Apr 29, 2013 7:40 AM

Dona Schlesser
Laurel Hill Cemetery
I added Lawrence Patterson ( my mothers oldest brother) and would love to add other family members to be with him, but have been unable to confirm their burial records or find a listing for anyone resting there. His grandmother and aunt were buried in South Omaha in 1887. Many of the tombstones in this old cemetery are missing and so far I have been unable to locate old records for this cemetery.

Added by Dona Schlesser on Apr 29, 2013 7:35 AM

Shelia Kramer
No John A. Rackman listed in the Elmwood database nor any other Rackman.

Thomas T. Rackman is located in Lot 53 Range 5, Grave 8. Two birth dates - the database is 1-20-1828 and a researcher has given 1-20-1827. Death 3-8-1898.

Sarah Ann "Annie" (nee Brown) Rackman is located Lot 53 Range 5 Grave 7. Born - 12-16-1842, dies 7-30-1907.

There are 8 graves in this Lot and Range. One thru 6 belong to the Stout family.

The next Lot and Range belong to the Hogan family.

I hope this helps you. Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I have moved and that took over 6 months and I'm still unpacking boxes.

Added by Shelia Kramer on Mar 06, 2013 9:34 AM

Shelia Kramer
No John Rackham in our data base. Sarah Ann "Annie" (nee Brown) Lot 53 Range 50 Grave 7, and Thomas (no middle) Lot 53 Range 50 Grave 8, Rackham are found. Call (maybe after the holidays) Barbara Crane (she is part time)at Elmwood, 618-533-7646. She is working on the card index and missing info for the data base. Good luck.

Added by Shelia Kramer on Dec 26, 2012 2:31 AM

Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Dear Paulette,
Thank You for such a prompt response...well, we used the Stuart spelling, too, mostly around the early 1900s', and I am trying to track that line...regarding your comment re neurological issues on your family's side...we found that our 'control' disease is through my mother's line, but we have also had many, many people on Dad's side die of MS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc. - I may privately message you more info, if you don't mind. The fact that I stumbled across the Abbots is truly astonishing, as through the Taylor/Payne line that came over here from England (we had both Taylors and Paynes die on HMS Hood, die in the RAF, etc.), there is, every now and then, a cross reference name of Abbott with the extra 't', or 'Ebbot', way way back in the mid 1800s'. As mentioned, my main problem is that nobody talks about anything, and many people seem to feel that neurological/mental issues are something to be ashamed of. Since I write and it's all over the web anyhow, it would be ridiculous to deny it, IMO, and it may benefit future family members to know what they're up my own case, it seems my mother and father truly were two trains heading toward one another on the same track, in more ways than one. I was just told by Genetics at our hospital, as the doctors sort through what little info we can verify, "Oh, my lord, you got hit every which way." Again, if you'd like me to go into detail, let me know - as for my mother's side, which I don't think will upset you in any way by commenting on (but whom I have completely alienated because, again, I write for a living and go into detail of the maternal health issues in many different medical magazines), many of them died at Medicine Lake Asylum in Washington, undiagnosed and forgotten. You've probably figured out by now...I ain't going quietly, and neither is my boy. ha! Anyhow, please do feel free to either message a public note or privately, and let me know what info I can share which might show where we connect...I am absolutely THRILLED that there might be even a 1% chance that I am tied into your Abbots, and Edward Stanley Abbot and his brother...when I was a toddler, my mother said that I walked up to her with a pencil and handful of paper and said, "Teach me to write." Now I know where I may have gotten it from. =) Take Care/Hugs, RCP and Gannon Blue

Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Oct 12, 2012 4:49 PM

Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Yep, I just saw the Taylor Tree! soon as I hit 'send', I saw that 'Taylor'. So, there's two names - Thanks again for your time! =)

Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Oct 11, 2012 10:18 PM

Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Abbot/Greer/General Question
Hi Paulette,
I stumbled across your page and the many memorials - excellence and hard work very obvious, by the way! -, simply because I was tracing Civil War relatives, a family name (Greer) and a couple of other small and possibly coincidental points...and I simply have a question that I hope you will reply to: Are all the memorials on your page 'tied into' one another? In other words, would your Greers tie into your Abbots, somewhere? If you go to my page (if you ever have time to kill, I know that it can be pretty overwhelming and seemingly endless! =) ), you'll see in my intro that I mention that I have absolutely NO idea which way to go with some names, because nothing was ever 'set down' in my family, or even discussed. When I had to find things out regarding a neurological disease that has affected many, many family members (myself and my son, included), I began digging, and I am doing all right...but there are some names that just hit a wall, especially on my father's side, right now (where the Greers come in). I don't want to go on and on, when I promise in the headline that this is a 'general question'....but, do you think it would be worth my trying to follow the Greers on your page to anywhere, so to speak? Dad's side has Greers, Poynters/Paynters, Stewarts, Paynes, Taylors, and Jones (yes, the dreaded common "Jones"...this site keeps telling me that my search would bring up hundreds of thousands of names just on that name!), should any of those sound familiar. Thank You for your time - Have a good evening/Best, RCP and Gannon Blue

Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Oct 11, 2012 10:17 PM

Stephen Kuehm
Paulette: Your more than welcome. I've thoroughly enjoyed my summer vacations in Wayne. Given how much I use, I figured the best way I can give back is to record what hasn't been recorded and the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, prior to my efforts, was pretty much unrecorded. Please feel free to pass other updates my way. Thanks. Steve

Added by Stephen Kuehm on Oct 02, 2012 8:03 AM

"I understand the time, your caring and passion for doing Find A Grave....I shall treat them with the respect they deserve."

It irks me to no end when people here treat memorials like their personal property - like memorials are trading cards to collect and hoard. I am *always* happy to transfer, except when the person is my own relative (and no one is closer) or ones I have a special interest in. Even those I would fork over to a relative of any distance! LOL

I have even transfered to non-relatives with a special interest. One lady was feeding me info on a person who she was researching as part of a gene. learning project. Her special interest was great!

Orange Cemetery has a place in my heart as it's a hidden little place near where I grew up, and I had the great fun of getting to enter *the entire thing!*No one knew it was hidden out there! Woo hoo! But even more fun has been the subsequent interest from relatives, and it gives me great joy to hand off the memorials. So far I've handed off about 1/3 of them.

If anyone else there is related by marriage to your folk, and you want them, let me know.

Added by CypressGreen on Sep 10, 2012 7:59 AM


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