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Donna (#46910450)
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Bio Photo Welcome -

We are doing a holy service by remembering the dead, and preserving history.

I think we all have a piece of the puzzle and if everyone contributes, questions will be answered.

This a wonderful site for remembering people. Peoples lives are fascinating and they deserve to be remembered and documented.

Please remember we are not just entering names or stones, but real people. Please ask yourself if your memorial is search-able. All memorials should have last names. Women who never marry, and children don't have maiden names. There is no maiden name unless the name changes. Also please do not use ().

Please do NOT create duplicates.

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know, and I will be happy to fix them. Nobody is perfect, we are all fallible human beings mostly doing the best we can at the moment.

We are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them.

Please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions). Thanks, and please try to resolved unknown burials ASAP.

Please free to use any of my photos with appropriate citations. Will also add updates, -the more info, the better. I don't have a policy about transfers - ask and we can work it out.

"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always." (author unknown)

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Jill Johnson
Curious if George H Lommason's brother William Lommason (Ray) was bio or adopted brother?
Greetings! Seeking information. Curious here, regarding GEORGE H LOMMASON (1859-1943) with Find A Grave Mem, # 44042255.

George's obit references a brother, "WILLIAM LOMMASON of Newark," who is also acknowledged in sister EMMA (LOMMASON) MAJOR'S obit, as..."brother"...WILLIAM L "RAY."
(also in the obit's of other known kin...all are the children of parent's: Susan/Susanna(Smith) & William LOMMASON (Sr.)

The brother/William in question, was known to have changed his last name at some point, from Lommason to Ray.
He did have one daughter, JESSIE M. (RAY) TIMONEY. Her vintage, family tree in personal archive notes many Lommason kin, including George H Lommason, Emma (Lommason) Major & other siblings & etc...nearly 100 names. William's daughter, Jessie M. (Ray) Timoney (1892-1970) did have 5 children & numerous grandchildren. Yet with time, the linkage is uncertain at this end of the info.
As family stories/mysteries go...questioning for the record, whether WILLIAM LOMMASON-RAY (1867-1945) was a full biological brother to his LOMMASON kin or there was an adoption of some kind, as some family memories recall.
(Interesting note, that the mother's (Susan/Susanna's) death date is just a few months after William's birth in 1867?) Well, William L Ray's only daughter, Jessie, was my paternal grandmother. Any update would certainly be appreciated w/many thanks!

Jill (Timoney) Johnson
See: Timoney Family Tree/JillieJohn/
Added by Jill Johnson on Sep 04, 2015 1:39 PM
Diane VanGorder
RE: for Alice Vernooy.

No transfer is necessary.

Hope I haven't stepped on anyone's toes with all my edits, etc. - I just wanted to get things up-to-date.

Added by Diane VanGorder on Sep 03, 2015 9:41 AM
Marsha Mitchell
RE: Eugene Franklin Beatty.
Thank you for the transfer. My e-mail to you was returned. Your quota was full. I'll let you know about the other transfers.
Added by Marsha Mitchell on Sep 03, 2015 9:22 AM
Diane VanGorder
Courtland VanGorder
Hi Donna,

I was about to send you a message!

Transfer is not necessary.

As you can probably tell, I'm editing, updating, adding info/pages. I stumbled on quite by accident.

I have my grandparents wedding photo (1892) - is this something that's acceptable to post?

Also, what looks like a relative's anniversary photo.

There is also a photo of my father with his four sisters - would this be acceptable to post?

Thanks, in advance, for your reply.


Added by Diane VanGorder on Sep 02, 2015 10:39 AM
Marsha Mitchell
RE: Eugene Franklin Beatty.
Thanks for adding the information to his memorial. If you would like to transfer him to me my contributor number is #47161437. I have 9 ancestors that you have memorials for. If you are interested in transferring all of them to me please send me your e-mail address and I will send a list. My e-mail is Thanks again.
Added by Marsha Mitchell on Sep 02, 2015 10:02 AM
Thank you!
Dear Donna, Thank you very much for the photo of George Sammons's gravestone. A y-DNA match suggests his Sammons family and our Simons family are related. So it means a lot to us to trace the Sammons family history.
Best wishes,
Peg Simons
Added by Peg on Aug 29, 2015 3:29 PM
Hannah in Edgewood Cemetery
Thank you very much for telling me of the problem with the memorial for "Hannah" in Edgewood Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio. I was not able to identify her, so I deleted the memorial.
Thanks again for this message and for all of your work on Find A Grave.
Best wishes, Peg
Added by Peg on Aug 29, 2015 3:05 PM
Janet Reasoner
Thank you very much for the picture of Ephraim and Margaret Lasher. It is greatly appreciated.
Jan Reasoner
Added by Janet Reasoner on Aug 24, 2015 5:54 AM
RE: Peter Seiler
Thanks for the transfer. Much appreciated. Are you referring to the The Michael Shoemaker Book (schumacher)
Added by Capt on Aug 22, 2015 12:11 AM
Child 1 Bonesteel
I think the dates are right, but there is always a chance of error with old information. It is possible they don't have a marker, possibly never was or no longer around. The kids passed at a very young age from what I remember, if that helps.
Added by MidwestFolk on Aug 20, 2015 8:47 PM
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