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Bruce Aiton (#47039454)
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Bio Photo I happily make additions, corrections and family links within a couple of days. Just send them using the edit button feature (send corrections). If you are new to findagrave or a long-time contributor, please be sure to read the guidelines at Findagrave Official Facts so you can be familiar with how things are suppose to be done.


Most of my entries are from my family tree and related.

Will transfer NON-FAMILY memorials. If they are not in my family tree you will receive the transfer if within FaG Guidelines.

PLEASE use the suggest a correction and EDIT functions. For transfers you MUST include your ID number in the email or it will be deleted. Batch names contained in one email will also be deleted.

If your email is not shown on your profile when you do a suggest a correction IT WILL NOT give me an email address so if its something you need an answer to you must type in your email in the suggestion a correction box.

Please do not use my headstone photos from this website to post on any other website or to make duplicate memorials on this one. Photos posted to memorials on Find A Grave are copyrighted by the member who submitted the photos. Lifting the photo to use elsewhere (on other sites) would be a violation of copyright. You must obtain written permission from the member to use any photo for your own use. Just because a picture is on the internet doesn't mean you are entitled to it, especially without giving credit.

The Itasca County Historical Society & Karjala Family History Center is a great source. Have a look at:

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Joshua Leach
Photo for Emil Lastovich
Thank You very much for getting this photo. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Joshua Leach on Jan 23, 2015 5:05 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
RE: Judith Marie Champlin (#41592864) and Coraldin Champlin (140680920)
Thank you! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on Jan 02, 2015 12:08 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Judith Marie Champlin (#41592864) and Coraldin Champlin (140680920)
Thank you so much for the photos of my cousins' headstones! And thank you in advance for linking them (request made through the edit button). May I have permission to use their headstone photos in my family tree, on I will, of course, give you credit for the photos. Thank you!
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on Jan 01, 2015 9:06 PM
William Orville Cronkhite
Thank you for the photos, your awesome!
Do you have a photo of Louise Becker Cronkhite's marker too? # 41593177

Thanks again, Kurt @ Stephanie
Added by Iceangel on Dec 31, 2014 2:08 AM
Muriel Stockey and Maud Mullen photos
Hello Bruce!
Thanks so much for taking care of the photo requests for Muriel Stockey and her mother Maud Mullen. I appreciate your time and effort! It's a blessing!
Added by rev1914 on Dec 28, 2014 7:53 PM
Duff Zube
Hi Bruce, I want to thank you for taking the time and effort to take and post the headstone pictures for the Campbells. Really appreciate it. May you have a Merry Christmas!
Best Regards,
Duff Zube
Added by Duff Zube on Dec 18, 2014 9:56 AM
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Margaret Skallman
Back again, and thank you for the transfer, Bruce. Am trying to keep all the "Jessielakers" connected
Added by Lindy/Olga Wise on Dec 06, 2014 7:28 PM
Devil Kitty Designs
RE: Vera again...
Palm Springs sounds like a good alternative to winter in Minnesota. I can't blame you at all for running south when the snow starts falling. I would too if I could. :) No worries about Vera. I have done some more digging and I am pretty sure now that it was the same girl, just that they got the dates wrong on either the stone or the death certificate and it's always possible that there is a simple explanation for the May and Elizabeth confusion as well. I finally found a birth record for a Vera May Kassow (misspelled from Kossow) and the death record for Vera Elizabeth, so I am going to order copies of both and hopefully they will give me the answers I was looking for.

Thanks again and enjoy your time in the warmer climates. :)

Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Nov 23, 2014 10:24 PM
Devil Kitty Designs
Vera again...
I just ran another check through Ancestry and Family Search, which previously had no records for either Vera Elizabeth or Vera May Kossow in their records. Now I see a Minnesota Death Record listed for Vera Elizabeth Kossow (parents Henry Kossow & Elizabeth Hagen)who died 02 June 1918 in Deer River. No reference to Vera May at all in the records. However, the headstone you photographed shows the name of Vera May, not Vera Elizabeth, and gives a death date of 04 June 1918. So I am assuming it had to be the same infant, but why the difference between the two middle names? The death date issue could be an error on either the certificate transcription or the carving of the stone.

I am going to go ahead and delete the memorial for Vera Elizabeth, since the stone reads Vera May, but put the info I have found in the comments on the bio. I would still love any information you might turn up on Vera though to help me make sure that everything I have entered is correct.
Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Nov 23, 2014 2:12 PM
Devil Kitty Designs
Vera Kossow question
Bruce, a number of years back (probably about 5 now) you took photos of the graves of my Kossow family relatives buried in Pine Ridge cemetery in Deer River. I was wondering if you are still active in the area, because I have a question I have been trying without success to find the answer to, and thought you might possibly be able to help.

In the listings I have for Pine Ridge, it shows two females buried there by the name of Vera Kossow. The first is Vera May Kossow (May 15, 1917- June 4,1918), whose grave you photographed for me.

The second is listed as Vera Elizabeth Kossow (unknown-July 4, 1919).

I haven't been able to find any solid records for either Vera Elizabeth or Vera May, and I am trying to determine if the two entries were actually a mistake on the cemetery records and were for one person and if not, when Vera Elizabeth was born, and who the parents of the two Vera's were. Vera May is buried beside Elizabeth Katherine (Hagen) Kossow (1898-1918), and is listed on the headstone as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kossow. Problem is, there were at least 3 Henry Kossows in Deer River at the time. One, my great-grandfather, is known not to be the husband of Elizbeth and thus the father of Vera May. The other two Henry's were Henry Sr.'s son and another man who may have been a relative, but whose actually relationship I haven't been able to determine just yet. I am trying to make sure I am matching Vera May with the right parents, and also to find out for certain whether or not the Vera Elizabeth was a different person. Another contributor posted a headstone photo to the Vera Elizabeth Kossow memorial, but it is of the stone for Vera May, and since you took so many photos in Pine Ridge, if there had been a stone for a Vera E. Kossow, I am pretty sure you would have photographed it before now.

If there is any way you could help me find out the answers to this puzzle when you are in the area, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give, and thank you again for all you have done for me in the past to help me find the burial locations and additional information on many of my "lost" relatives in Minnesota.

Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Nov 23, 2014 1:56 PM
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