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MarillaW (#47325501)
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Bio Photo NEW POLICIES
1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at cchs@windomnet.com. They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the two city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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Debbie & Gary
Lamberton Cemetery Entry Sign
Hello

Lamberton Cemetery has a new entry sign. I took a photo of it to update your older photo. If you wish I can email it to you to update the current one on Find A Grave. Let me know.

Debbie
Added by Debbie & Gary on Jul 03, 2015 5:43 PM
Deborah Rankin-Moore
REVISED message on Ovie Green Cain
I should have known better than to attempt to send the message below via text message. My big, fat fingers failed me. I have copied and pasted and made the necessary amendments. Thank you AGAIN!!

Thank you SO much for the reply and the fascinating newspaper clipping that now appears on my Uncle Ovie's page.

At my first wedding, many of my many (there were 11 who lived to adulthood) aunts & uncles were reminiscing about their childhood and about the tragic death of their oldest brother Ovie.

One of my aunts recalled their mom(Amanda Jane [Eastham] Cain crawling on her hands & knees, spreading newspapers by the beds of ALL of her sick children. The entire family was suffering from the Spanish Flu of 1918. The doctor from Windom came to check on their conditions. He told my grandma "Mrs Cain - you're going to have a lot of dead children come morning." Only Uncle Ovie passed.

There is a family photo taken in 1918, shortly after the passing of Ovie. The picture is of my grandparents and of the children who were still living at their home in Windom, MN. At this time, my Aunt Etta Jane (Cain) Dehmlow (the oldest child and eldest daughter) had married and moved just down the street. Other than Etta, Ovie is the only other Cain child missing from the photo. I believe the photo (which I have just added) was taken to "capture" the remaining family members.
Added by Deborah Rankin-Moore on Jun 15, 2015 9:02 PM
Deborah Rankin-Moore
RE: Ovie Green Cain
Thank you SO much for the reply and the fascinating newspaper clipping that now appears on my Unvle Ovie's page.

At my first wedding, many of my many (there were 11 who lived to adulthood) were reminiscing about their childhood and about the tragic death of their oldest brother Ovie. One of my aunts recalled their mpm(Ananda Hane [Eastham] Cain crawling on her hands & knees, spreading newspapers by the beds of AKL of her sick children. The doctor fromEinfom came to check on their conditions. He told my grandma "Mrs Csin - you're going to have a lot of dead children come morning." One Uncle Ovie passed.
Added by Deborah Rankin-Moore on Jun 15, 2015 8:49 PM
Deborah Rankin-Moore
Ovie Green Cain
My uncle, Ovie Green Cain, died at 17 years 7 months and 17 days of age. He died during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.
Added by Deborah Rankin-Moore on Jun 15, 2015 1:10 PM
Jenny
RE: First EV Luth Cem near Madelia
Thank you for the inspiring words. I have seen your work too. I'm happy that there is more than just me who care about those who came before us.
Added by Jenny on Jun 15, 2015 12:01 PM
E Becker
RE: Emily Cutler
Thank you for your offer of transfer. As I am not related to the above except through a marriage in the next generation, I can claim no kinship. For now, I'm content to leave her where she is. Mean-while, I have submitted another Edit. Thanks, too, for your kind words.
Added by E Becker on Jun 11, 2015 10:47 AM
Amy Stauffer-McNutt
RE: Elisabeth Willems
Thank you, Marilla! I appreciate the local genealogy contact. It would mean so much to me to get past this "brick wall" in my family tree and to honor my great great grandmother Anna by finding out whatever I can piece together about her story.
Added by Amy Stauffer-McNutt on Jun 08, 2015 5:43 AM
Charlie Porter
RE: Henry Harrison photo
And thank you for the kind words.You were worth every minuet I served. There is indications one of my greats ,Sion Cooper, was at the battle.Gods Peace
Added by Charlie Porter on Jun 07, 2015 5:21 PM
Amy Stauffer-McNutt
Elisabeth Willems
Hello Marilla! I believe that Elisabeth was the daughter of Anna Friesen Warkentin from her first marriage. According to a family history written in the late 80's, when she married Rev. Heinrich Warkentin, she had two children, Gerhard and Elisabeth. He died of yellow plague in the Molotschna Colony in South Russia, but made her promise to follow through with their plans to emigrate, which she did in 1876, settling in Mountain Lake. In Mountain Lake, she married Johann Balzer in 1877 and died in 1887. Because Friesen was her married name of her first husband, I have encountered a genealogy "brick wall" in finding her maiden name and names of her parents. If you have any suggestions, I would welcome them. (astauffermcnutt@gmail.com) Thank you!
Added by Amy Stauffer-McNutt on Jun 06, 2015 11:39 AM
Mary Bredesen
Pictures
I have pictures of more Busell graves in Grand meadow cemetery they are all next to each other if you want them I'll can share
Added by Mary Bredesen on Jun 05, 2015 3:35 PM
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