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Jay Wright (#47711501)
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Bio Photo Personal: Grew up in Indiana-polis. Army veteran. Married. Retired near Syracuse, NY.

Professional: BSJ, MSJ, Northwestern Univ; PhD, Syracuse Univ; post-doctoral MSL, Yale Law School. Professor, Syracuse Univ, 1967-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011 to date.

Editorial. One of the joys of Find A Grave is that some contributors like to use computer databases to create thousands of memorials, some enjoy walking cemeteries and photo-graphing tombstones, others are happiest linking memorials, and some add images of documents that further enhance our under-standing of the decedents' lives. Instead of complaining about how we don't like what somebody else does with a memorial, let's be grateful for the diversity of contributions.

Phony "rules." A few Gravers create faux rules, like "no death certificates on my memorials," despite the fact that the FAQs are perfectly clear: "Death certificates may be added...." Maybe these folks missed the "follow the rules" and "play nicely with others" lessons in kindergarten.

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RE: Headstone photo on wrong memorial
Thanks Jay! I took care of it. :)
Added by Timeless on Nov 07, 2015 11:38 AM
Long Black Veil
Montie Mae Igo
You are correct on the surname for Monite Mae Igo.

Alvin Igo was never listed with a middle name, that I found. In notes or interviews with Alvin's son James Earl his father never had a middle name. His step mother's real name was Montie Mae, people had much trouble with her give name of Montie, that's why she used the give name of Mable

If you can provide me with the source for a middle name for Alvin Igo. I will be happy to add the middle name

Added by Long Black Veil on Nov 03, 2015 10:05 PM
Long Black Veil
Alvin Igo' 2nd wife
I have not entered Alvin Igo in my family tree yet with sources. I am sure his 2nd wife's surname was Kefford, not Mefford. I will recheck some documents to made sure I am correct.


Added by Long Black Veil on Nov 03, 2015 7:08 PM
Susan Moyer
RE: Mabel May Larkin #133255917

I think it looks right now, but since I am not familiar with the family I will leave it to you. I like to have these things correct as well, since these are "virtual" entries. There are probably many, many, Charles Larkins in Ohio and I think you have it right now. Suffice it to say that I have lots of family evidence that my "different" Charles L. Larkin married Wilhelmina "Mina" and "Minnie" Bodmer in Scioto Co OH 1888. They had 2 children, Mabel(died as infant) and Lillian (my 2X great grandmother) was raised as an only child. All this happened in Scioto County, OH. After Mina died in 1892, he moved to Columbus where he married Anna Belle Swain, and is buried in Columbus OH. Thank you for fixing this!
Added by Susan Moyer on Nov 02, 2015 9:33 PM
Thanks for linking the Norman McKown memorial at Wright Cemetery to his parents at Rose Cemetery.

Added by Treeclimber on Oct 28, 2015 8:52 AM
Ron Steenhoek
Re Sarah Harvey
Hi Jay,

I have changed Sarah's birth year to 1834. After I looked at my photo real hard I can make out the '4' and looking at her old stone, Simple math shows that would have been the year she was born.

Thanks much, Ron
Added by Ron Steenhoek on Oct 21, 2015 8:49 AM
Marilyn Andersen
Carleton Sams
Thanks for the new data on Dr. Sams. I have added it to his memorial. M.Andersen
Added by Marilyn Andersen on Sep 27, 2015 5:37 PM
Monica S.
photo request
Do you know anyone that could take a picture for me at Fairview Cemetery in Council Bluffs, IA? I see that you have done some work on at least one memorial there. I am hoping that someone will be so kind as to take a photo of my 4th great grandmother's stone. Her name was Hettie Baird DuBois. She should be buried in section A, around lots 181-189, I suspect. Her son (Toussaint DuBois) and daughter (Catharine White) are buried there. Hettie's Find A Grave memorial number is #141094451. It would really help me out a lot if you could help me find someone to photo her gravestone. Thank you very much!
Added by Monica S. on Sep 27, 2015 10:06 AM
L Evans
Lydia Painter
Thanks for writing.... her name is probably spelled incorrectly on the Quaker records, but I stayed with the original record in header, but spelled "Lydia" within the Bio text for her... I will make a note concerning this on her memorial.
Added by L Evans on Sep 26, 2015 11:58 AM
Debbie Bolin
Thank You
I have been doing family research. This is just awesome. I knew nothing or very little went to Ohio on vacation found my father's grave site. Not knowing I had so many more family members there.
Thank You for your time and compassion.
Debbie (Leber) Boiln
Added by Debbie Bolin on Sep 16, 2015 2:53 PM
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