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Margi (#47167844)
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Bio Photo Grandma Mac (Elizabeth Ella Kellogg MacFaddin) was the genealogist of the family. She got the "bug" from her father. She kept all her research in an old black suitcase. There were notes on all sorts of scraps of paper – the back of a grocery list, used envelopes and even a bank statement here and there. Her handwriting was neat and dainty. She would come down from Fresno and Daddy would drive her in to the Los Angeles Main Library to spend all day there working on her research. When she passed away in 1970 the suitcase was put away, until my sister took up the task in 1999, of sorting through all of Grandma's bits and bobs of information.

I personally had no interest in genealogy. That is until 2008 when quite by accident, I found my Dad's name in another family tree. So it's not my fault that I've become obsessed with the family history. I have a need to connect the dots.

Back to Grandma Mac, wouldn't she just have a field day with all the information that is at our fingertips today? Many thanks go out to all the volunteers through the various groups, like Find A Grave that give their time to help put the family puzzles together.

Names I am researching: MacFaddin/McFaddin or McFadden, Boynton, Breed, Caldow, Clark, Cody, Higgins, Hiscock, Houghton, Kellogg, Rathermel, Sairs, Schuck and Wilder.


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kathy golden
The Woods
Thank you for the quick transfer of the Woods family and bigger thanks for creating the memorial pages so I could even find them!
Added by kathy golden on Feb 06, 2015 6:48 PM
Laura Hawkins
Irene Yeager Sweeney - Holy Sepulcher
Hi, Margi

The memorial for Irene Yeager Sweeney #116756048 is a duplicate of the memorial you made for her in the Good Shepherd Cemetery. She isn't at Holy Sepulcher so can you please delete that memorial?

Thank you, Laura Hawkins
Added by Laura Hawkins on Feb 05, 2015 12:40 PM
Would you please transfer 119122047 to me. The baby girl is my sister. She died the day she was born that is why there is only one date on the gravestone.
Added by Carol on Jan 16, 2015 11:47 AM
H. Tracy Hall, Jr.
Opal B Sellers 120998486
I have sent an edit deleting the relationship of Opal B Sellers 120998486 Josephine M Sellers 116280921 as her mother.
Here's why:
If Opal B Seller (1912-1974) were the daughter of Josephine Margaret Phillips (1896-1975), she would have born when J. was only 16, five years before J. married Rudolph Eugene Geiger (1894-1957), and 11 years before J. married Merrill Sellers (1898-1983).
Here is what is known about Josephine Margaret Phillips:

Pitts679 at, in Pittman Family Tree, gives Opal's parents as James Sellers (1889-1945) and Josie May Baldwin (1894-1970).

I have not been able to find these parents in Findagrave.
Added by H. Tracy Hall, Jr. on Dec 21, 2014 8:03 PM
Gaile Snowdon
Transfer Request - Quigley
Hello, I am requesting a transfer of memorials from you. Would you please transfer the Quigley family to me. I would really appreciate the transfer to complete my Mothers family. My find a grave number is #47994054

John 110532137
Alice 110532134
Mike 1100532138
Mike J 110532139

Thank you.
Added by Gaile Snowdon on Dec 16, 2014 12:27 PM
Edward Escobedo
Hello, I am requesting a transfer of a memorial from you. I you could please transfer Ysidora Magdaleno (Find A Grave Memorial# 112257375). Ysidora is my Great Grandmother I would really appreciate the transfer to complete my Mothers family. My find a grave number is #48039404.

Thank you,

Added by Edward Escobedo on Dec 11, 2014 2:26 AM
Garry Loehr
Looking for info on Angeline rath bonas
Hello. I am looking to complete memorials for all children of Mathias and Rose Rath . They are buried in Muenster Saskatchewan Canada. Find A Grave # 41572798. I would like to link Angeline Rath Bonas to her siblings. Do you know of her and what cemetery she is interned at? Thanks for any response. Garry Loehr Muenster Saskatchewan Canada
Added by Garry Loehr on Nov 18, 2014 10:40 AM
Lora Treadwell
#119122742 Calvin DuBry
Hello....Calvin is linked to himself...should be to his wife, #119122743 Marjorie Olsen DuBry...sorry...thank you.
Added by Lora Treadwell on Nov 16, 2014 2:15 PM
Donna Lea [Gear] Loper
Clayton E. Gear / Olive L. [Doty] Brennan Gear
I would request a transfer for the two “Gear” memorials you have, unless you are also related.
These are Clayton E. Gear and Olive L. Doty Brennan Gear.

If you please, transfer to
Donna Lea [Gear] Loper (#46865940)
member for 8 years, 1 month, 5 days

If you would rather maintain the memorials on behalf of the family, please add the following to your Find-A-Grave Memorial for Clayton E Gear. Your Memorial # 100448499
He is my Grand Uncle. (My grandfather’s brother)

You also have the memorial for his wife, Olive Lyndell [nee Doty] who married 1st John J Brennan, and second my Clayton Eleazer Gear. Olive had no children with Clayton.

Clayton’s Parents:

Mary Jane [Hathaway] Gear
Created by: Donna Lea [Gear] Loper
Record added: Apr 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50586632

John Clay Gear
Created by: Donna Lea [Gear] Loper
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48438727

Thanks for all your work and contributions!
This is very addicting fun, and very much appreciated.
Sincerely, Donna
Added by Donna Lea [Gear] Loper on Oct 26, 2014 7:34 PM
Thank you for posting Clyde & Antoinette Keith.
I did not know if Clyde had ever married. But thanks to your post of them and a little detective work I can add Antoinette to my family tree. Thanks a million! Kris.
Added by Kris on Oct 16, 2014 8:09 AM
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