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kandota (#47586653)
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Bio Photo My name is Kal Perry.

You have permission to use any photographs from my postings. Please document "findagrave" as the source of your photo - which, by the way, is a good practice for any photograph posted on the internet. Why? a photograph has more value if it tells me how you came into its possession and (in the case of portraits) why you can identify the person. I've seen too many portraits on, where it says nothing about where the photograph came from: (1) if it came from your mother's photo album and she identified the person, I might want to use it myself. (2) w/o any sort of proof, how do I know you didn't grab it from a non-reliable source?

I am a strict believer in data accuracy. As a volunteer on findagrave, I take the responsibility seriously - as should everyone. We are "keepers of the data" - anything posted becomes history. Be very careful, and double-check your entry. I welcome any corrections to data I have entered.
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Pat Ellingson
Julianna & August Legatt
Thanks again for the obituaries. You are very helpful. Thank you.
Added by Pat Ellingson on Jan 31, 2015 5:45 AM
Mary Miller
RE: Gertrude Trutwin
Thanks Kandota- Will you PLEASE help me on how to change my Great Aunt Gerti's photo from grave to person? I've been trying for several months- with no success. Finally saying "to hell with it..... My Find A Grave friend Kandota may be willing to help and guide me with my incorrect submission on this photo- I sincerely appreciate your help and guidance with my photo caption glitch. Sincerely, Mary Miller
Added by Mary Miller on Jan 14, 2015 11:39 PM
j wyke
That simple act of your kindness
Good afternoon Kandota;

That simple act of kindness of transferring

Jane Leonard Case #98581925 and

Simeon Case # 98582165 .

They now both have, spouses, children, grand children, nephews, nieces, brother-in-laws ,sister-in-laws .Great grandparents, Revolution War ancestors; Civil War, G.A.R. and we are waiting on more links to be made in California.!!! They are still growing !!!
In less than a week !!!!
Check them out when you get a chance.
Thanks again for my family.
Judy in MI.
Added by j wyke on Dec 01, 2014 2:21 PM
Devil Kitty Designs
Anton Smoley
Thank you so much for sending me the edits for Anton's memorial. I can't believe I messed the dates up like that. I had his obituary and birth and death records and still put the wrong dates on the memorial. I must have been tired when I did that one because there is no other excuse for it. Again, thank you for letting me know so that I could correct the errors, and thank you so very much for the photos you took. I really appreciate it.

Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Oct 08, 2014 1:38 AM
Thank you very much, Kal, for the great pics of the markers for 8 people! I know the time and effort it takes to track some of these down and I appreciate it very much.
Added by g-wizzz on Sep 14, 2014 6:37 AM
Devil Kitty Designs
RE: Schimnich
When it comes to questions of dates, names etc. Find A Grave's policy is, as far as I know, still to put it as it appears on the stone. So I just go with what the stone says and add any information about conflicting data in the bio. If nothing else, it cuts down on accidental duplicating. Unless I can find actual birth records for Andrew and his wife, I will never know for certain which dates are correct.

The same applies with names on stones. My mom's sister Marie is a perfect example of this. Aunt Marie's first husband died before she did, and later in life she married for a second time. When my aunt died her name was Marie Cartwright. It was the name under which her obituary appeared, her death record was filed etc. However, since both she and her second husband had been married for years to their first spouses and had all their children with those spouses, when they died, they each were buried with their first spouse.

So I have a memorial for my aunt that is under the name Marie Evans. It is not the name she carried when she died, but the name that appears on her headstone, and Find A Grave does say to record things as they appear on the stone. Since she is linked to both husbands and to her parents, I am sure that anyone who comes looking for a memorial for her will be able to find her easily enough.
Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Sep 09, 2014 1:08 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Ellis duplicates in Benton County
" just hope Find A Grave doesn't put the Sacred Heart Burials in Trinity - the Catholics might not take kindly to that."

Before I ever came across this mess, these 3 cemeteries had been merged because of all the confusion and duplicating the memorials. If you put any of the names of the cemeteries in the search machine, you will get this huge merged cemetery.

To add to the confusion, another member made yet another Benton County Cemetery in 2014. About 2 weeks ago that was merged into the 3 cemeteries making more duplicates!!!

You can document on your memorial just which cemetery the grave is located so photographers can find the grave. I have done that before in the same situation in another state.

With as many graves without photos in this 2,000+ memorials merged cemetery, I would take a camera and have at it. I wouldn't upload them until it snowed, got real cold and you stayed inside!

Thanks for telling me that you had already notified the other member about these duplicated memorials in March as I will send the request directly to Edit for the merge.

Happy graving....and photographing too I hope.
Added by Linda Davis on Sep 07, 2014 8:14 PM
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Ellen Lydiard
Thanks Kandota! We appreciate your input
Western Hennepin Co Museum
Added by Pioneer Museum on Mar 21, 2014 8:35 PM
Sue L.
Richard E. Wakefield
Thank you for posting the information on Richard Wakefield. He is my grand-uncle by marriage by marriage. His wife is Elizabeth, Find A Grave# 10381606

He is a descendant of Gov. William Bradford from the Mayflower. Find A Grave# 124

Warm regards,

Added by Sue L. on Aug 04, 2013 8:20 PM
Karen Frederickson
Stevenson date
Sorry for it taking more steps than it should to get the dates right. My eyes are bothering me and it's hard to distinguish 5s and 6s.
Added by Karen Frederickson on Jul 31, 2013 12:19 PM
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