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Carrie and Allen (#46963612)
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Bio Photo My husband and I enjoy finding monuments for other people and am extremely grateful to the volunteers who have found my own people for me. We've been working on finding the little pioneer cemeteries in the area and putting their inhabitants online. Four of our memorial pages even helped to catch a gravestone thief. Cemeteries are extremely vulnerable to vandalism, theft, and the damage of time and weather. We appreciate all of the volunteers out there who are working so hard to document them before they are lost to history. Lately we're working hard to upload GPS coordinates with the Findagrave App-- WE LOVE IT!


Jefferson County Oregon War Memorial

Veterans in Mount Jefferson Memorial Park

Vigilante Era of Prineville, Oregon


Please note that I adhere to Findagrave policy, whether or not you may agree with it:

◊Find A Grave's primary purpose is a graves registration website.

◊Find A Grave's secondary purpose is a memorialization/remembrance site.

◊Find A Grave's tertiary purpose is a genealogical resource.

If a listing or contribution corresponds with only the primary purpose, it has fulfilled its part of Find A Grave's mission and is not required to correspond with the secondary and tertiary purposes. Fulfilling the other two is welcomed, encouraged and deeply appreciated, but as far as Find A Grave's purpose goes, a memorial page isn't lacking if it does not.

Transfers are only made within the guidelines set up by Find A Grave. These guidelines are in place for a reason - whether one cares to accept them or not. I am not going to debate what the owner has deemed acceptable for his site with members who choose not to agree with the guidelines. "The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I am willing to consider transferring ownership to you if you have a close family member among my records. I rarely transfer relationships more distant than first cousin... just having someone "in my family tree" or "a relative" will not elicit a transfer.

If you want information added to a memorial, go to the memorial and use the "Edit" tab to send me the information-- including family links. I will add information to the memorial, I do not transfer just because someone wants to add links or other information. Bottom line: what are you planning on doing with the entry that I haven't already done or am unable to do?

I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed. Also, I hesitate to transfer memorials to those who do sloppy work, so emails laden with misspellings or other inaccuracies generally are ignored. Bad spelling is a pet peeve of mine.

On the other hand, I will always transfer if a memorial is sponsored. And if you upload family photos or in some other way add value to the memorial, I am much more willing to transfer.

I welcome all corrections to my own work. Some records were imported using OCR so have inevitable errors, both from the original records and from machine interpretation. I am only human and make mistakes, too, but will always make it priority to correct them.


My photographs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.


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Photo Request Problem - Lewis Lynn
Thank you so much for researching Myrtle Lynn for me. Finding a first wife when there are more than one can be almost impossible. Thank you again for all the work you do. So much of the cemeteries and headstones will be lost if we don't document them now.
Added by Jacklyn on Jul 22, 2014 10:07 AM
Bob Wilson
Balfour grave photos
Thank you very much for your efforts on these; it is always more work when there are no gravestones than when they are present.

It is a bit surprising that they were unmarked, in light of his prominence in the community; on the other hand, their deaths occurred at the height of the Great Depression, when a lot of folks could not afford the luxury of a fancy grave marker.

Thanks again, and have a great week!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 21, 2014 11:51 PM
Lani Ueland
Al & Clara Neville
Thank you so much for your time and assistance in getting this photo! It is so much appreciated!
Happy Searching! Lani
Added by Lani Ueland on Jul 21, 2014 10:14 PM
Paul Gilbert
James Monroe Zimmerlee and MaggieAbel
Thank you for posting the photo of James Monroe Zimmerlee and Margaret Abel. I had never seen that photo before.

Paul Gilbert on Camano Island, WA
Added by Paul Gilbert on Jul 19, 2014 10:32 PM
Rory McNeil
RE: Nina Welch research
It really was my pleasure. I love research. If Nina died in Siskiyou County especially in the Yreka or Montague area you might be able to find out where she's buried or if perhaps she was cremated and her cremains were given to someone. Girdners funeral Chapel handles all of the funerals for the northern part of the county. There's only one other funeral home in Mt.Shasta. If Nina is a relative perhaps Girdners can tell you what you need to know. Their number is 530-842-3434.
Added by Rory McNeil on Jul 18, 2014 4:37 PM
Mary Mayfield
Mary B. Scoggin
Thank you for transferring this memorial to me. I will take good care of it and as soon as I get the parent DC's I will connect her to them. Mary M. Find A Grave # 47051829
Added by Mary Mayfield on Jul 18, 2014 1:39 PM
Carol Allinson
Record for Ruth J. Wilcox #52436157
Hello - In the record you've added for Ruth J. Wilcox, #52436157,you write "obit The Observer 30 March 1923". Do you have this obit? Or can you tell me how to find it, get a copy, etc.? I would certainly appreciate it1 Thanks!
Added by Carol Allinson on Jul 15, 2014 10:56 PM
Elizabeth Sebranek Evans
Czech Cemeteries in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Thank you so much for your hard work setting up multiple memorials for several cemeteries in Vernon/Richland county, Wisconsin. I also appreciate how quickly you have processed my edits. Just a quick note that I use a second source to update my info:
Added by Elizabeth Sebranek Evans on Jul 14, 2014 9:02 PM
Jane Geasser Stryker
Hello Carrie and Allen,
I just have a quick question in regards to memorial #31582310 for Jane Geasser Stryker. The date listed on her Find a Grave page says "April 26, 1856" but the stone reads 1836. Could this be a typo or OCR mistake? However, the reason why I am asking is because the 1856 date actually corresponds to the death date given in The Stryker Family in America book vol. 1, and this book has a lot of great research behind it. So basically...I'm wondering if maybe there was a transcription mistake in the book and her death date should actually read 1836. Maybe you have some insight into this mystery??? Where did you get the 1856 date? I didn't want to send an edit because I'm not sure this is as straightforward, because of the published material surrounding Jane, as it first appears. Thank you for your time and I hope this message isn't too confusing.
Added by Yolli on Jul 04, 2014 5:07 PM
Carol & David
Bolsar Carpenter
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate all your help in adding and linking my family. It is a joy to work with you. Have a wonderful 4th. Carol
Added by Carol & David on Jul 01, 2014 5:56 PM
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