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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.

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I added the Smith for her maiden name, but I don't like to take away a middle initial from a stone until I know 100% what the middle name is. Would you by chance have her obit or death cert??

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Oct 25, 2014 7:36 PM
David C. Bradley
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 100664947
Thanks, Zella.
Added by David C. Bradley on Oct 25, 2014 6:22 PM
Zella-Thank you so much for the updates and links, they are appreciated. Also a big thank you for all of the work you've done on F-G! Laura.
Added by Honor on Oct 25, 2014 5:05 PM
Denny Jordan
Weiland Memorial
Zella - I took photos of Herman And Albertina Weiland. In front of their headstones was a headstone for William and Bertha Weiland. No memorial. If this is of interest to you I will attach photos if you create the memorial.
Added by Denny Jordan on Oct 25, 2014 11:13 AM
Warren Eastright
Betty L. Walters Furio
Hi Zella, thanks for making me aware that spanielfam had made a memorial the day after me, I still deleted mine, as she did the leg work.

Thank you
Added by Warren Eastright on Oct 24, 2014 6:57 PM
Debra Romaniuk
Ira Lee
thank you for the picture of Ira Lee's headstone you posted I havent been able to find him ...left a real big hole in my family history....I dont know why I didnt look on here since I hunt graves for people also dd
Added by Debra Romaniuk on Oct 24, 2014 2:16 PM
David C. Bradley
Find A Grave Memorial# 100664947

According to various sources, John Croes Bloomfield died on 16 February 1913. The date on the stone is probably the date of his interment in Glendale Cemetery.

Added by David C. Bradley on Oct 24, 2014 10:28 AM
David C. Bradley
Find A Grave Memorial# 100664947
Hello, Zella,

Re John C. Bloomfield (John Croes Bloomfield), one of my great-grand-uncles : he died in 1913, not 1918.

I realize it is often hard to distinguish between a 3 and an 8 on a gravestone.

Added by David C. Bradley on Oct 24, 2014 10:17 AM
Randolph Stilson
One more correction
Ruth Randolph Flowers first husband was Oswell Collar by whom she had two children. I haven't been able to trace what happened to Oswell Collar yet.

Added by Randolph Stilson on Oct 22, 2014 9:07 PM
Randolph Stilson
Left out one sibling
Maria Randolph b. 1824 in Chippewa Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, d. 29 Jan 1847 of Dropsy in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio - Buried in Glendale Cemetery.
Added by Randolph Stilson on Oct 22, 2014 8:42 PM
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