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Rives (#46992325)
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Bio Photo I lost the love of my life 23 November 2015. We worked on this site together. Our daughter helps sometimes too.

PLEASE DO NOT ADD EDITS THAT ARE INCOMPLETE, for example, birthplace/death place is USA or just the state, also if you don't know the exact date for birth or death don't send just the month. PLEASE DO NOT ADD COPIES OF OBITUARIES IN PLACE OF A PICTURE ON MEMORIALS. I take the time to verify your info just to find you took it from a census or the SSDI. If you look at more than one census it often will have different months. Ancestry is NOT always correct. I look up obituaries and often find the person did not die where the SSDI says they did. People often die at a hospital,nursing home or out of state.

I don't mind transferring memorials outside of Find A Grave guidelines but I do mind when people demand transfers or are rude. PLEASE provide your connection, not just"they are a relative" With having a link to Find a Grave I have had way too many requests like this. I prefer not to transfer outside of guidelines if you have not been a member of Find a Grave very long or don't ""pay it forward " on here, by this I mean adding names other than your relatives or only names from the newspaper and rarely or never adding photos. If I am related I will not transfer. PLEASE include your #. Adding memorials and pictures I have taken takes time as does making edits. No one is perfect!!!


We enjoy taking pictures, walking cemeteries and helping family find family they have been searching for. I am very appreciative that someone took the time to put an aunt and two uncles who died as babies onto Find A Grave. I would have never known where they were buried.

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Nancy Weitekamp
Photo Weitekamp
I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. There has been an error on the photo of a tombstone belonging to Cletus and Lauretta Brown Weitekamp. The back of it is shown on Bernard (Skinny) Weitekamp 53703427 and his wife, Carlene Weitekamp 53703444. Thank you for removing it as those children listed belong to Cletus and Lauretta Weitekamp.
Added by Nancy Weitekamp on Sep 22, 2016 10:01 AM
James Garner
Lenora Flick headstone # 75707287
Are you responsible for using a highlight on the above persons headstone so the dates and information would be more readable? Because I think you are and you should be ashamed of yourself! You need to stop photographing in this cemetery immediately.

Added by James Garner on Sep 16, 2016 4:11 PM
Steve McAnelly
John William Hertel (104220467)
John is my wife's great grandfather. Her mother was Clara Louise Clark, the daughter of Mary Clare (Hertel), the daughter of John and Mary (Pierson) Hertel.

If you transfer John, would you also transfer his wife, Mary Ellen (Pierson) (ID # 104220680.

We have the obituaries for John and Mary, as well as most of their children.

Thank you.

My Find A Grave ID is 48822065.

Thank you.
Added by Steve McAnelly on Aug 30, 2016 3:46 PM
Janet McMaster
RE: Elisha Stotler Family
Thanks much for the information. I met their mother and Gail several years ago while I was working on my family tree. Gail had said she'd send pictures, but she never did. Too busy with what life brings your way I guess. I wanted a family picture, one of her Stotler grandparents,Stotler Uncle & Aunt's families and one of Elisha and Christiana if they had one. It is easier to share pictures with scan and e-mail than it used to be. It has been nice to chat with you and I truly appreciate you taking time to help.
Added by Janet McMaster on Aug 18, 2016 8:19 AM
Underwood-Hart-Siweck-Ozee Group
RE: Please transfer 6 memorials to me---close family.
Mrs. Rives---Thanks so much for the transfers. I'm sorry about the mixup with thinking you were a husband who lost his wife. Ronnie and my dad used to be real close, and they still see each other once every year or two. Aunt Tiny (Cecille) was the youngest of the three sisters and my gramma was the oldest---and my dad was HER oldest. Did you know Ricky's wife Tammy? She was the one who killed their children and tried to make them look like crib deaths. There has been some tragedy in Tiny's family, but many joys as well. Thanks again for the transfers.

Since you mentioned it, I have one more couple to request a transfer for from Rose Lawn---again---they are out of guidelines, but were a sweet lonely couple who was my wife's great aunt and uncle.

They are:

# 130776164
Goldie Ava Carter (1909-1995) (m:1st--Lawrence W. Coffman; m:2nd--Rev. A. H. Ferguson), and

# 130776133
Rev. Austin Herman Ferguson (1896-1970) (m:1st--Mary Margaret Sewell; m:2nd--Goldie Ava Carter Coffman).

I remember when we attended Goldie's funeral---she died the same year as my gramma Mary Underwood (daughter of John and Mae Browning), who died in Jerseyville. And if I remember correctly, Goldie and A. H. are buried within 20-30 ft. from my great-gramma and grampa Browning.

If you feel it is okay to also transfer these two sweethearts to me, my wife and I would be honored to watch over them and to add to and enhance their memorials over the next few months. Again, our membership # is 47992157.

You and your husband and daughter have our sincerest thanks for your hard work, especially for Rose Lawn. We have had photos of the older of these graves for years, but we have them mixed up in wrongly labeled boxes in our garage. Otherwise, we would have created these memorials ourselves. The fact that you and your family already did this has saved so much work. Your labors are not in vain. They are very very much appreciated, and will be even more well thought of going forward in time.

Again, our deepest sympathy to you in your loss.
Added by Underwood-Hart-Siweck-Oze... on Aug 18, 2016 6:50 AM
RE: Emma Davidson
hank you for your thoughtfulness
Added by Debbie on Aug 12, 2016 1:49 PM
Janet McMaster
RE: Elisha Stotler Family
Can you tell me the names of the girls you went to school with. What child of Elisha do they follow? Mine is his son William Stotler. I know of a son John and a son Edward. Nice to meet another relative.Thanks for your help.
Added by Janet McMaster on Aug 11, 2016 8:13 AM
RE: Emma Davidson
Thank You,
She was my Grandfather's Sister
Added by Debbie on Jul 30, 2016 8:33 AM
Janet McMaster
Elisha Stotler Family
I saw your note about finding a connection to my GGGgrandparents. I would love to know how you are connected and hopefully share information
Added by Janet McMaster on Jul 27, 2016 2:53 PM
RE: Emma E Rives 82351707
Hello, No I am not a relative. I have been doing family research for a fellow, Dick Rives, that I went to High School with. Thanks for your help. Lorraine Jewell
Added by Lorraine on Jul 19, 2016 9:27 AM
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