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Elsetta (#46841053)
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Bio Photo I have been researching since 1977 and I know how finding that one grave can make a real difference. I now live in Simi Valley, California and do volunteer photos in the Los Angeles area. I would gladly transfer memorials within Find A Grave guidelines. I will be honored to add your information to Civil War soldier memorials, but I am not transferring them because you are collecting Iowa soliders. Please do not hesitate to send me additional information and correct any errors you find in my memorials. I want the memorials as correct and complete as possible. I try to do my corrections and links within a few days of getting your message.
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Kathy W. Johnson
RE: Butlers
Bertha died on 4 Jan 1915, was cremated and burial is recorded on the 6th but no place is given. She was born about 1858. Both Jacob and William L. are on monuments in Green Lawn in Columbus, Ohio but are not buried there, I checked as there are find a grave memorials for them there. Norman has an earlier memorial including his obit where the paper corrected who his parents were, not Jacob. One of the obits for Jacob stated he had 8 surviving children when he died. If his oldest was still alive their names were: Anna, Esther, Bertha, Jacob, Benjamin J.W., Elizabeth, Helen, and Henry M.. Sarah doesn't show up on any records and if she was a daughter of his first wife she should have been listed on the 1850 census. More mysteries! Three people in this family had mental health issues which led to their deaths and there may have been more. Very sad.
Added by Kathy W. Johnson on May 14, 2015 9:07 PM
Kathy W. Johnson
RE: Helen S Butler
They did have a daughter named Helen, born about 1868 as she was 2 on the 1870 census. Her middle initial was given as L. on one record and there is a death record for a Helen L. Butler in Chicago on 12 Oct 1884 but the day doesn't match. The family had moved there shortly before Jacob died.She is listed on the 1880 census but I couldn't find her after that.
Added by Kathy W. Johnson on May 14, 2015 8:40 PM
Marty Mangold
Train Wreck Photo
Hi, Elsetta,

I hope this finds you well.

Two photos of the stone on Frank D. Lyman's gravesite have been added to the site -- he is one of the victims of the Green Mountain Train Wreck in Tama County, Iowa on March 21, 1910.

With best regards,

Frank D. Lyman's gravesite:
Created by: Thomas Henning
Record added: Apr 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69081812
Added by Marty Mangold on May 11, 2015 6:51 PM
Sarah Porter obit
I added the obit you sent to me today for Sarah
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on May 10, 2015 12:10 PM
Jess E. Bromley
Emily Bromley Martin
Emily's father was named Herrick, not Kerrick as listed. His father was Bethuel Bromley, grandparents were Bethuel Bromley #84341184 and Arabella Herrick #84341689 which is where the name started in my family and was passed down.
Thank You
Jess E. Bromley
Added by Jess E. Bromley on May 04, 2015 10:54 AM
Montgomery Black
Hey Elsetta!

I see you found one of my 'pretty autumn leaf' memorials. :)

Edit done.

Added by Zella on Apr 25, 2015 5:08 PM
RE: Ira Smith
Hello. I was just wondering if you received the obituaries that I sent you via email of Ira and Mary Smith. I sent them 4 or 5 days ago. Thanks.

Added by Dan on Mar 25, 2015 11:15 AM
RE: Ira Smith
Thanks for the quick reply. No I am not related to either Ira or Mary's side of the family. However I knew them both because they were next door neighbors of my grandmother's when they lived on Davis Street in Ottumwa, Iowa. They were real nice people and I remember how nice they were to my grandmother. Mary would sometimes give my grandmother goodies that she had made. Do you have the obituaries of Ira and Mary Smith. If not I could email them to you. I would add the information myself but I don't see how I can do that. Thanks. Dan
Added by Dan on Mar 19, 2015 10:33 AM
Ira Smith & Mary Smith
Hello. I was going to make a memorial for Ira A. Smith and Mary Smith but seen where you had already done so. I got my information from their obituaries and you have down that they are buried in Shaul Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa however in the obituary information it says that they are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa. Thanks.
Added by Dan on Mar 18, 2015 7:47 PM
Spirit Consort
RE: Willie Muehlenweg
Thanks for your reply and all your checking. Do not know anymore now. I will check with the niece again later. She has out of town company now.
Added by Spirit Consort on Mar 16, 2015 12:33 PM
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