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Ruth Griffin (#47382961)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 18 days
L Oppy Lyons
RE: Elisha Kendall Oppy
Thanks. I corrected Elisha's page.

Added by L Oppy Lyons on Jan 18, 2015 5:40 AM

Brenda Knight Smith
Tillotson O'Brien
Beautiful photo! Thank you so much.

Added by Brenda Knight Smith on Dec 29, 2014 9:58 AM

Cheri Coe
RE: George Groce, II
Hi Ruth,
I posted a picture of for a George Groce stone, but I can't tell which one it is. I believe it's the one you requested, but wanted to take a closer look.

The Elizabeth Groce you recently requested isn't on the plot.
I'll repost it soon, and let you decide.

Added by Cheri Coe on Sep 25, 2014 4:29 PM

RE: George Washington Howard
Go ahead - I have too much to keep up with already!
Yes, we do make a great team :) I didn't make it to the reunion this year, but the cemetery work is still going on. All the fencing has been replaced, the right of way and driveway are a done deal and the sign should be going up real soon. My cousin has worked extremely hard to completely restore it. We are compiling information for the plat to go to the historical society. No sense losing all that we've gained!

Added by CMcCombs on Aug 10, 2014 4:27 PM

RE: George Washington Howard
Did you see where I found Lottie? You can now attach her number as another of his children. We're making progress!!!

Added by CMcCombs on Aug 10, 2014 1:33 PM

RE: John and Laura Fellows
You are welcome. I was happy to do it.

Added by RVDroz on Aug 09, 2014 5:45 PM

RE: Clara Sims Whitlatch
I don't think they divorced, but perhaps they did. At any rate I believe there was trouble between Clara and Charles first wife and children. He spent a few years in Fort Madison Prison and he and Clara were married after that, but his obituary when he died in a coal mining accident didn't mention her as his wife.

Added by Ragina on Jul 22, 2014 4:22 PM

RE: Charles M Whitlatch 90861205
She didn't divorce Charles Whitlatch, they were married when he passed away. The next man she married, Charles E Clair, had been in prison. I have been looking and not sure if they divorced or not as of yet... He was in prison during the 1920 and 1930 census for Fort Madison and my mother remembers her marrying a man from prison and her family didn't like it as far as she remembers. So understand if you want to do some more checking, but I am pretty sure we have the right Amanda Sims.

Added by Ragina on Jul 18, 2014 2:59 PM

Charles M Whitlatch 90861205
Wife: Clara A. Sims remarried after Charles' death, married Charles Clair, but he died before she did as well and she is buried under her maiden name in Greenwood Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa Find A Grave#47651165 I can't submit the edit in the edit area as his parents are still a pending edit.

Added by Ragina on Jul 18, 2014 11:55 AM

M. Richards
RE: Eliza Jane Fleming Moore
Yes, you may use her photo just credit me. (2003-2014 Mary "Corky" Richards on Find-A-Grave) You have my permission to use any Fleming or Moore photo I have posted (with credit of course). So many of the tin types, sketches and photographs have come from old trunks, old tin boxes, cigar boxes, inside family Bibles and other containers folks were throwing away. Also in the family I'm known as the picture keeper. When someone passes after folks take what they want, I end up with Bibles, books, old letters, funeral cards, envelopes and boxes of photos, etc.
I have had people steal what I post and some claiming the photos were actually someone else. I have worked hard for over four decades to categorize, date, and put families into groups. The last two decades I've scan photos, birth, marriage, funeral cards, obituaries and death certificates into the computer. It hurts me when I see this information abused. I'm not in this for profit or glory. I just want as complete and accurate a record, as possible to pass on to future family researchers.
Ruth, you have been of great assistance to me. I need people to point out my errors, I'm only human. So thank you for all you do for Find-A-Grave and especially me.
Bless you for visiting my son's memorial page. His tragic, sudden death is still too difficult (after 43 years) for me to talk or write about. Someday perhaps.
Blessings in all your endeavors,
Mary Richards
PS: still looking for more (no pun intended) photos for you. ;)

Added by M. Richards on Jun 26, 2014 8:49 AM

Samantha Cleveland
RE: Stephen Willes
You're very welcome!! Glad to help!

Samantha :)

Added by Samantha Cleveland on Jun 24, 2014 7:20 AM

Thomas F. Scully
RE: Rowell Family
Hi, I am not related to Rowell family. I and several others are doing a project to record all the Beverly cemetery burials in FINDAGRAVE, that is how I came across your family.
My computer is currently in the repair shop for another week or so (I'm at the public library right now) but when I get it back, I will send along what information I have.

Tom Scully

Added by Thomas F. Scully on Jun 23, 2014 9:57 AM

Nadeen Sobottka
RE: Sophia Cary
Hi Ruth, I made a notation that the stone was inscribed incorrectly. Do you have a correct birth date for her? Regards, Nadeen

Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 15, 2014 5:42 PM

Dawnee Phay McCulley
RE: Joel Hollingsworth
I would love any information you have. Joel is my 4th great grandfather. I took the birth info from The Hollingsworth and McCoy Families
Author: Hulda A. Wright
Call Number: R929.2 H741

Thanks! Dawnee.

My personal email is

Added by Dawnee Phay McCulley on Jun 15, 2014 5:18 PM

Gloria Kidder
Margaret Edwards
Please note: I added her picture at the original posting of her memorial. However, someone argued with me that she was not buried in the Old Garvin Cememtery, Scioto Co., Ohio.
They had her picture removed by Findagrave????
Anyway it disappeared, and I have again, added her tombstone which is indeed in the "Old Garvin Cemetery. I am also posting a picture of where it is located.

Added by Gloria Kidder on May 21, 2014 8:10 PM

M. Richards
RE: Hello
Ms. Ruth, Mom still is unable to sit long enough to do much genealogy work. I have to apologize for not getting back with you sooner, Mom asked me to, I forgot. I'm trying to keep up with her memorials. She says to tell you, yes she may have photos stashed away. She will get to them in a couple of months. Mom is fine except for her pelvic bone, it is taking longer to heal than thought, because she is a diabetic. Again, I'm sorry for not answering sooner. Thanks for understanding, Logan Richards

Added by M. Richards on Apr 26, 2014 11:55 AM

Mary Skillman
Hi - I declined that req u sent based on Mary Veghte wife of John T Skillman in Amwell Ridge Cemetery (they are in my tree) - similar names and different dates....Do you have more info to share?? I actually did not have THIS John and wife in my tree as I couldnt connect them....Mary Veghte Skillman is mother of 7 I have....I am wondering if this memorial is actually Magdalena Veghte who married also a John Beekman Skillman?? They had a son Abraham....Donna

PS Mary and Magdalena were sisters....

I found John Beekman Skillman wife Magdalena Veghte...I think this is right...check it out and let me know...Donna

Added by lulu on Mar 29, 2014 2:01 PM

Judi Pantano
Ida Sutton in Alamosa City Cemeteyr
Hi Ruth -
I added a photo for Ida and after it saved, I noticed that the photo I added was for the wrong Ida Sutton. I deleted it, but you will need to make your photo request again as I don't have a photo of Ida Howard Sutton (or if I do, it's not labeled.)
I really apologize - I should have looked at the dates before I added it.
Have a good night!

Added by Judi Pantano on Dec 04, 2013 7:09 PM

RE: David Herriman
I know nothing about the man. Just know he is buried in cemetery. Sorry, I cannot help more,

Added by classic on Nov 14, 2013 5:24 PM

RE: Margaret Edwards
I went and looked through the entire Old Garvin Cemetery and still could not find a marker for her. Most of the stones were completely wore down to hardly nothing. I might be able to find out who takes care of that cemetery and see if they have records of where she is buried. I am so sorry that I could not find it. If I can do anything else let me know.


Added by Amanda on Nov 06, 2013 1:54 PM

RE: Margaret Edwards
You are welcome. I will be going and looking for her headstone again however because I looked in the wrong cemetary. She is in what is called the Old Garvin Cemetary not the one that I am familiar with. I have lived here all my life and had never heard of it. Anyway, I will probably go again today and see if I can find it.


Added by Amanda on Nov 06, 2013 8:16 AM

M. Richards
Thank you for the number to link them together. Have a blessed weekend. Mary

Added by M. Richards on Sep 13, 2013 3:35 PM

Carolyn Douglas
RE: Ira Howard
You're welcome! Glad I could help.

Added by Carolyn Douglas on Aug 30, 2013 12:43 PM

Larry Spangler
RE: Dora and Cora Griffin
I tried to stop by cemetery last week and of course the guy with the key couldn't be located, I have other work there but i will try to remember to double check Zora marker for you, but sounds like mystery solved !

Added by Larry Spangler on Aug 28, 2013 6:31 AM

Larry Spangler
RE: Dora and Cora Griffin
I will be going back to Oak Grove Cem soon and will try to remember to take a second look at marker. There is also a chance that it could have been engraved incorrectly too, seen that several times before. This has been and is a hard cemetery to work on in the fact that there are so many really hard to read markers. I generally photograph all markers and see which ones I can't read or match to in Find A Grave. This cem has had lots of markers that are mossed over and several that are unreadable.
I'll see what I can do...

Added by Larry Spangler on Aug 20, 2013 8:11 PM


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