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Cherie_in_OC (#46910407)
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Bio Photo Greetings, fellow Find a Graver! Thanks for your support of this site by your hard work posting, editing, adding photos AND using Find a Grave!

PLEASE, feel free to ask for a transfer(s) by using the EDIT button on the memorial page and click on "suggest any other correction or addition." I have many orphan memorials - meaning I am not related and they need a family to properly manage them.

I leave flowers when I visit a memorial while doing research & during the past few months, have been trying to remember to add my relationship in the floral note...

Have a question, a correction or need help finding info? Again, you can contact me using the EDIT button and click "suggest any other correction or addition" (quickest way and private) or leave a public message.

If I've made an error...let me know, politely. If I ask the source of info, don't be offended, I want to add the source to my database. (To err is human and I'm a little more human than most...)

Feel absolutely FREE to use the tombstone photos I have taken!!


Please ask before using personal/family photos that I own/have taken. I will most likely allow it and have yet to refuse a request. I only ask proper attribution is given, i.e. "posted by Cherie in OC on Find A Grave" and that it's not on a site where someone has to pay to see it. I ask for attribution in case someone would like more info.

Someone asked why I post that someone committed suicide. I know this subject is difficult. I lost two close family members to suicide. Many families refuse to talk about it. Talking about it BEFORE it gets to that stage is what's most important to try to help prevent it. This is also why I have no problem posting death certificates. Besides "family history" family medical history is very important. I have also been working with a gen society to post DCs.

Life is too short to be a stick in the mud. Be that little singing bird on the sunny end of the stick!
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Robert Champlin
Durfee Champlin Memorial

Thank you for sending the added information about Durfee's wife (the first name of her first husband, and the date and place of her first marriage) - all of which was new info for me.
Was there something you wanted me to change or correct on Durfee's memorial or was this simply your generous contribution of added information (which I am very grateful to have received)?

Do you have some personal connection to Mary (Herr) (Goettinger) Champlin or to Durfee Champlin?

You mentioned that Mary may have died in Philadelphia. That's very possible. Durfee was living there at least from 1910-1920 and married Mary in 1919. He was enumerated as being "married" in the 1920 census. He was living in Philadelphia with two of Mary's adult children, but Mary was not enumerated with them. I have been unable to locate her in 1920.

Durfee removed to New Britain, Connecticut and worked for the Fafnir Bearing Company there from 1920-1942.

Durfee was enumerated in the 1930 census in New Britain and was called a widower.

Durfee died in Harpersfield, NY in 1973.

Added by Robert Champlin on Aug 29, 2015 4:55 AM
Lois Rockwell
RE: :-)
Thank You so Much.
Added by Lois Rockwell on Aug 26, 2015 7:29 AM
Angela Owens Jando
Sarah Dorsey
The source of that information is a transcription done in 1999. That tells me that there is actually a gravestone for her. Often they disappear but not that recent. It is possible that the transcription could be off by 10 years since the marker itself is so old. I do not see where it shows she died at the age of 1 year and 7 months, though. You are correct that she could not be their daughter. I am guessing that the years are way off.

Please email me privately and hopefully we can get to the bottom of it.

Added by Angela Owens Jando on Aug 23, 2015 3:45 PM
Brigitte Tucker-Ford
So we are related then, albeit distantly,
so howdy and nice to meet you! :)

Well, Herman is a bit special to me. My dad bore an uncanny resemblance to him and I inherited his Danish blue eyes. I grew up hearing many many stories and tales about Herman and Catherine from my grandmother and her siblings. He was a one-armed sheep rancher and quite the adventurer. I put the first Hanson family tree on in 2000 and other family members have branched out from there. I remember my great-aunt Vera and her stockpile of handwritten documents, many of which she brought back from Denmark. There are a few active researchers in our family so happy to have you on board!

Keep in touch! :)
Added by Brigitte Tucker-Ford on Aug 20, 2015 7:14 PM
Nancy Winsor Flickinger
Laurinda Fuller Goold
You had sent me a question about the source of Laurinda Goold's birth location. Please e-mail me directly at

Added by Nancy Winsor Flickinger on Aug 20, 2015 8:04 AM
Brigitte Tucker-Ford
Herman C. Hanson
Hi there,

Regarding your correction for my great great grandfather, Herman C. Hanson, 1838-1907, I have his death certificate and there is no burial place listed. The fields on that part of his death certificate are blank.

When I first started here on Find A Grave, I did indeed put Herman and his wife in Hydesville cemetery. However, over the years, I have been contacted twice by two separate gravers who walked the cemetery and checked with the office and could not find any such burial plot or marker for them. I had requested photos of headstones or burial plots, and nobody could find them buried there or in the records.

If you have proof of definite places of burial, please let me know. It would be wonderful to see a marker or plot after all these years.

Added by Brigitte Tucker-Ford on Aug 18, 2015 6:11 PM
Brenda Runyon
RE: Ruth Titus
Thanks Cherie, I wished I had more info on Lewis and Alonzo Wing who is buried in the same plot.
Added by Brenda Runyon on Aug 15, 2015 6:43 PM
Brenda Runyon
Ruth Titus
Hi Cherie
You sent me a note on when Ruth married Lewis Wing, do you happen to have anymore info regarding this couple? They are my great-grandparents and I have very little on them.
Thanks for your help.
Added by Brenda Runyon on Aug 15, 2015 2:51 PM
Loretta Castaldi
RE: Henry Allen 89814067
You've done a lot of research on this family. Would you like me to transfer Henry/Harry's memorial to you?
Added by Loretta Castaldi on Aug 15, 2015 6:22 AM
Loretta Castaldi
Henry Allen 89814067
On 8/12/15 you wrote:
Could you possibly check your records and see if this might actually be Harry Blandy Allen who died on the same date in Dayton? I'd like to link him to his parents, but want to make sure this is him rather than creating another memorial. I know you have a TON of records and will take some time.

Hi Cherie,
I don't have any additional information about the memorial for Henry Allen. I extracted the info to create the memorial for the Cemeteries online database. If you need additional information, I suggest that you contact the cemetery directly.
Good luck in your search,
Added by Loretta Castaldi on Aug 14, 2015 8:49 AM
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