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Pam (#47212213)
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Bio Photo MA History, University of Montana
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of San Diego

I am an avid family historian for over 30 years and a native Montanan. When I was working on my MA thesis in History ("Myron Brinig's Butte: Jews in the Wide Open Town"), I spent a summer transcribing the information from the graves at the B'Nai Israel cemetery in Butte (my home town).

Family names I am researching include:
Wilson - McWhirter
Chartier/Carter - Neveu
Bertrand - Kuether
Sutherland - Sollars
Brittain - McMinn
Vance - Cole
Douthitt - Moore
Dillworth - Stilwell

Find a Grave is not a scholarly website. I think it has many purposes including providing catharsis and aiding with the grieving process, helping people with their family history, connecting relatives, remembering the dead, finding burial sites, etc. Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination.

Sometimes all we know about a family member is what is printed in an old biography or what someone told us. This acts as a foundation for finding, correcting, adding to their history. I believe this should be a friendly collaborative process where we build together a story as we find more information. I will make mistakes. Feel free to let me know and I will correct.

My philosophy on transfers is simple - I believe memorials should be in the hands of relatives, even if not close relatives. I am happy to transfer, in fact I am waiting for the relatives of the B'Nai Israel and St. Patrick's cemetery memorials to contact me to care for their family memorials. I'm happy to transfer to relatives.
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Sue Hale Sheppard
Benjamin Swecker #37262513
Thank you so very much for accepting the edit to link Benjamin Swecker #37262513 to his parents.

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 07, 2016 7:24 AM
RE: Thomas McDonnell
Pam: Perhaps a new gravestone was put in place years after the death of Thomas (the headstone looks quite new for someone dying in 1914) and the dates were remembered incorrectly. Can't explain it. On many stones placed years after the death, birth dates are estimated by the age. You might want to put a note on the bottom of the memorial re the discrepancy.
Added by cara on Jul 06, 2016 7:56 PM
Sarah Burt Wakely
Thank you for the transfer Pam. I've since found another memorial for her where she is in the Old Congregational Cemetery. I do not know where the person got her info as I have been unable to find any death and or burial info on Sarah. So I guess I have to check this out now. I really appreciate the transfer and thanks again for all you do on this site
Added by kate on Jul 02, 2016 7:42 AM
Frank Leighton
Charles Easton
Hi Pam,
I believe this Charles Easton, son of John Easton & Annie Mands, born in 1880`s, married Mary Jane Leighton. I do not have his dates - but I have a photo of this couple (Charles & Mary Jane) taken in Knightswood, Glasgow about the 1950`s.
Added by Frank Leighton on Jun 19, 2016 10:32 AM
Margaret Moreno
Mary King Vance
I noticed that the link to her husband is missing, John Vance.
They are my third Great Grandparents.
Is there a error.
Added by Margaret Moreno on May 24, 2016 8:30 PM
Bonnie K
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 75075919 - Harriet Jane Armstrong
Pam - Thanks for the info!
Added by Bonnie K on Mar 30, 2016 12:40 PM
Bonnie K
Find A Grave Memorial# 75075919 - Harriet Jane Armstrong
Hi Pam, I have been researching Harriet Jane Armstrong, as I believe her to be my 3rd great-aunt. But that is only if she is a member of the King family. On there is a record documenting the marriage of a Hetty King and a William Armstrong in Hawkins County, Tennessee on 03 Mar 1841. This record led me to Harriet Jane King Armstrong. Harriet Armstrong is also mentioned in the will of her father, William King. While none of this is definitive proof that this Harriet Armstrong is the same Harriet Armstrong in Memorial# 75075919, I was wondering how you obtained the information that the Fulkersons are her parents. I would appreciate any help you can give me on this subject.

Thank you,
Bonnie K
Added by Bonnie K on Mar 25, 2016 11:59 AM
RE: Question

I am not related. I am a friend of her grandson, R.J. I have not spoken with him for a few years, but I know he and his mother live in Liberty, Missouri now. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Added by Rachel on Mar 19, 2016 2:32 PM
RE: Etta McCabe
BTW, thank you for all the work you have done on adding and maintaining memorials.
Added by KIR on Dec 10, 2015 9:20 AM
RE: Etta McCabe
Etta's middle and maiden name would be from a marriage record and/or information provided by historian John Jordan in one of his books (probably Western PA, v 3, which I am currently working on converting to data points here) combined with available census records.

Too much time has passed and I've worked on dozens of other families since this one. If you don't want to accept the correction, it makes no difference to me--just trying to help here to provide correct information and make it easier for those not used to working with primary AND secondary documents.
Added by KIR on Dec 10, 2015 9:14 AM
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