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Diane Winters (#46906439)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I hope the entries and photos that I've added to this website are as helpful to others in their genealogical quest as they've been to mine.

All photos added under my name on Find A Grave are protected by copyright. Any use without my express written permission is prohibited. That includes posting pictures to other web sites!


We have a wonderful 'Edit' tab on each memorial for any edits, links and/or information you would like added to a memorial. Only requests received in this manner will be reviewed and considered. Please note that I may include your name and contact information in the bio section so that others may contact you if they have questions.


Transfer request must include your exact relationship with the lineage to you. Please use the 'edit' tab as it provides the information necessary to make the transfer.

I will consider all requests but please keep in mind that many memorials I've entered are relatives and, therefore, not subject to transfer.


January 2015 - In October 2014 I began reconciling the memorial entries for Custer Battlefield National Cemetery. This includes matching up the US National Cemetery Control Forms with the Quartermaster Cemetery Records for each of the Forts that moved their burials into Custer after closure as well as other available records. Therefore I am sending lots of 'Edit' requests to many great contributors and appreciate the quick responses I've been getting from most of you. Thank you all so much for your contributions ~

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Diane Merkel
RE: George Heid
I love that you have a personal link to James Pym. For what it's worth, I think it's appropriate that those in the mass grave are listed as on the Little Big Horn Battlefield and those in individual graves are listed in Custer National Cemetery.

Thank you for taking the time to explain your project. I understand your point of view about correcting surnames. Many of the 7th Cavalry used one or more aliases, which has always made those men more difficult to research. Add to that the various spellings of surnames, and the problems are endless. I wish Find a Grave would add a way to make "also known as," alternative spellings, or aliases searchable as well, but I'm sure that would be a massive undertaking. They provide such a helpful resource for us, I hesitate to be critical in any way.

Thanks for all you do. I'll abide with what they decide.

Added by Diane Merkel on Jan 25, 2015 11:36 AM
Diane Merkel
RE: George Heid
Thank you. I misunderstood and thought you created the original bio. I would like to keep at least his HEID name as searchable, if only to have a "See George Heit" sort of referral. Many of the men who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn have duplicate entries with no name discrepancies, usually one showing them in the Custer National Cemetery and the other showing them on the Little Big Horn Battlefield, so I am surprised this one drew such quick attention. My only concern is for researchers to be able to find him. As you can see from my profile, I seldom create bios and only do so to preserve the memory of the 7th Cavalry.
Added by Diane Merkel on Jan 25, 2015 8:21 AM
David E. Botts
Vester B. Trodick
Hi Diane:

Great Aunt Vesper was definitely born Vesper Garnett Botts. Her gravestone stone was miscarved. I have submitted a name change to entry 78534115. My new entry contains her parents. Once her name is corrected in 78534115 I would be happy to transfer parental data over and delete my new entry. AFAIK, the submitter of 78534115 (Ellen) is not kin to Vesper and would not have caught the spelling error. I am a bit surprised that the error was not mentioned by my father when he went up for her final arrangements in 1971 as he was close since Aunt Vesper and Uncle Al raised him for a few years when he was young. Perhaps the stone was not present at the time of the funeral.
Hi There ~

This is a duplicate of memorial 78534115 which was entered some time ago under the given
name of 'Vester' which is confirmed with the photo of the marker. Please delete ~ thanks.

I recommend you get in touch with the original contributor and see if she will transfer
her memorial into your care. Then you can explain the discrepancy in the bio section.

Best Regards,
Added by David E. Botts on Jan 22, 2015 8:32 PM
Tonya Moseley Jones
RE: Brle Goodman
Thank you Diane. I appreciate you letting me know. Tonya
Added by Tonya Moseley Jones on Jan 17, 2015 5:52 AM
Leslie P. Fowers
Oliver Burdett duplicate
Thanks for bringing this to my attention not sure how I missed this before adding mine...any there are photos on mine so I have written to the contributor to add them to yours and as soon as he does, I will remove my memorial.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Jan 15, 2015 8:25 AM
Frank K.
Beacham duplicate
thanks for noticing, I deleted mine
Added by Frank K. on Jan 12, 2015 5:23 PM
RE: James/Leslie O'Neil
Oh, thank you for letting me know. What a lot of sadness their family had to go through, losing two children in just a few years. James' death was apparently due to an overdose, so I'm sure that had an added layer of being hard to deal with.

Thank you for putting up their memorials. <3

Added by Becca on Jan 05, 2015 9:14 PM
Gary Stanford
RE: Marcia Westerfield
Thank you for adding her spouse. If I learn any more information about Marcia A. Westerfield I will gladly pass it on to you.

Added by Gary Stanford on Jan 04, 2015 11:41 AM
RE: Jerry Raymond John MILES
Thanks, Diane. I did not want to request if you were related.
Added by Debbie on Dec 29, 2014 11:17 AM
Jerry Raymond John MILES
Thank you for creating my grandfather's memorial. If he is a relative, please feel free to keep it. If so, I'd welcome getting to know you better as well.

If not, would you consider transferring to my account?

Thanks again either way.

debbiegenealogy at gmail dot com
Added by Debbie on Dec 29, 2014 5:36 AM
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