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Zella (#46524425)
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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.

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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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Doug Taylor
Maiden names
I have yet to find any mandatory direction from Find A Grave regarding the use of capitalization... Please direct me there
Added by Doug Taylor on Apr 27, 2015 6:43 PM
Scott
RE: Mayor Frederick Nash in Glendale
Thank you so much. The stone includes an inscription for his wife Mary. Would you mind adding the gravestone photos to her memorial too? Have a great day!
Added by Scott on Apr 26, 2015 3:14 PM
Theresa Irons
RE: Marion LaBelle
I knew there was a way to do it correctly, I just could not find it. Thank you I corrected the burial, so you can remove the cemetery.
Added by Theresa Irons on Apr 25, 2015 10:28 AM
Anonymous
Cora Mae Fate (Cook)
Hi, Zella

As you know, I've been doing some research on Ancestry. I have found quite a bit of info on my 2nd great grandmother, Cora Mae Cook. I am hoping that it's okay to take this info and update their grave bio.

Born 3/5/1880 in Polk Township, Crawford County, Ohio. Her parents were Marion Edward Cook and Alice Adelia Cloak.

Cora Mae Cook married Albert Nicholas Fate on 08/07/1900 at St. Joseph’s Church in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio.

Children:
Harry Albert Fate, b. 8/20/1901, d. 5/10/1958
Marie Alice Fate, b. 5/30/1903, d. 11/7/1960
Marion Alexander Fate, b. 9/11/1907, d. 08/1980
Esther Clyde Fate, b. 5/1/1912, d. 4/3/1968
Eugene Thomas Fate, b. 10/11/1917, d. 8/12/1906
Paul Henry Fate, b. 10/16/22, living

She died at her home on 5/14/1933 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2015 10:49 AM
Anonymous
Albert Nicholas Fate & Cora Mae Cook
Hi, Zella

As you know, I've been doing some research on Ancestry. I have found quite a bit of info on my 2nd great grandfather, Albert Nicholas Fate, and his wife, Cora Mae Cook. I am hoping that it's okay to take this info and update their grave bio.

Born 12/11/1878 in New Riegel, Seneca County, Ohio. His parents were Alexander Nicholas Fate and Barbara Peters.

Albert married Cora Mae Cook on 08/07/1900 at St. Joseph’s Church in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio.

Children:
Harry Albert Fate, b. 8/20/1901, d. 5/10/1958
Marie Alice Fate, b. 5/30/1903, d. 11/7/1960
Marion Alexander Fate, b. 9/11/1907, d. 08/1980
Esther Clyde Fate, b. 5/1/1912, d. 4/3/1968
Eugene Thomas Fate, b. 10/11/1917, d. 8/12/1906
Paul Henry Fate, b. 10/16/22, living

Added by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2015 10:43 AM
Sleepy Hill
99227847
Please share the burial info you have on Eliza J McMurry Bracken.
Added by Sleepy Hill on Apr 23, 2015 1:21 PM
cataholic4ever
RE: Hi
Oh my! Hope things are better now? We had some snow here today, couldn't believe it!!
Added by cataholic4ever on Apr 22, 2015 8:44 PM
Sandie Cassiday
Virginia Cassiday
Thanks for the burial info on Virginia. I will adjust her memorial!

Sandie
Added by Sandie Cassiday on Apr 21, 2015 6:57 AM
William Stark
RE: Jay Iles
Thanks!
Added by William Stark on Apr 20, 2015 9:49 PM
Genealogist
RE: Nathaniel P. Kelley
Thanks for the update to the listing. Great solution. I'll let you know if I find him.
Added by Genealogist on Apr 20, 2015 7:13 PM
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