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William (#46827275)
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Bio Photo My name is William, and I started this to help me with a genealogy project I was assigned in a research class in college.

The memorials I have placed on Find-A-Grave are of family members. Thank you to everyone who have placed flowers in memory of them. I also appreciate the help of all of you who have taken the time to take headstone photos for me, or have provided photos and/or documents. Special thanks to those who have sponsored some of my memorials.

If you want to contact me, please leave a public message.
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Messages left for William (13)[Leave Message]
RE: Joseph Morman Balla
The information for Joseph's memorial was taken entirely from a death notice published in a Cleveland paper. Because these notices which were originally on a card file at the Cleveland Public Library then mass scanned and loaded with no attempt to verify the accuracy of the scanning, there were numerous spelling errors, especially names. If you think you have better info, you probably do. Since he's no relation to me, would you like me to transfer his memorial to you?
Rich O'Keefe
Added by richokeefe on Aug 30, 2014 4:49 AM
RE: Reference Question
By the way, would you like me to transfer John Belan's memorial to you? No pressure, just an offer !
Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 17, 2014 11:49 AM
RE: Reference Question
Hi again :) I see you submitted a photo request for John Belan which was going to be my suggestion :) The person who claimed your request is a very speedy and helpful volunteer who often goes the "extra mile" by securing the precise plot location, taking more than one photograph and he manages to locate some amazing supporting documents such as obituaries, photograph and family records.

This is the link to the online Sexton records for Pioneer Cemetery:,264571302

I believe I've entered just about every record, save for those that were illegible or for which a memorial was already created. If you cannot access these records, I'd be happy to send you a clipping of the page for John Belan (I'll need an email address). Hope this is helpful:)
Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 17, 2014 11:49 AM
RE: Reference Question
Hi - In general, a Sexton is the person in charge of funeral/burial records for a particular cemetery, here's a link to a detailed explanation:

When I reference a Sexton record it means that I used the records (the specific entry), created by the cemetery Sexton (these records are sometimes transcribed, sometimes original handwritten entries). Many of these records are available online (primarily to and/or individual county/country sites) and I have found many cemetery offices (in the US) allow one to review records in person. If you have a question regarding a specific memorial, please let me know and I may be able to retrace my steps and locate the original copy to send you :)

Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 16, 2014 1:16 PM
RE: Reference Question
Hi - this means I used the Sexton entry for part or all of the memorial data.
Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 15, 2014 3:05 PM
Lindy Smith (Graber)
Graber family
Hello William, it has been years since we've last connected. I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you have done here. It has been interesting to learn about my family. I was wondering if you were going to add my dad here, Dennis Patrick Graber, Kermit's son?
Added by Lindy Smith (Graber) on Jan 18, 2014 11:41 PM
John Arsenault
Alonzo B. Carleton
Thank you for adding the links to Alonzo's parents. I also submitted additional corrections through the Edit tab. If you are not related to him, and are willing to transfer outside Find-a-Grave guidelines, I would be glad to take over management of his memorial.
Added by John Arsenault on Jan 10, 2014 4:49 PM
im confused!
im new to find a grave i stumbled on it by accident and now im hooked. i need help getting started i have created a profile and im supposed to wait for a email password to join the chat rooms and i havent received it yet.
Added by deejay74 on Jul 17, 2013 3:48 PM
phil sifers
Thanks for your good Work
Do to your work on Find a Grave I was able to add a considerable number of relatives to my Database

Added by phil sifers on Jan 26, 2013 1:07 AM
William , I am Henry and Evelyn Balla's granddaughter , Henrietta and Donald Barron's daughter . I've been in contact with you before and you have emailed me several interesting pieces of info . Would love to hear from you again and am interested in finding out more info on our family !
Added by on Sep 23, 2012 12:50 AM
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