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Carol Lynn White (#47579434)
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I have always been interested in family history, asking questions since I was a little girl. I took a genealogy class at church, and that was when my life changed forever. I was introduced to the computer, and the internet.
I have found people I didn't know. I found out their life stories, some of which really surprised and at times shocked me. I have also found living cousins who share my passion or a better word now is addiction.
I have also met some wonderful friends.

But, with the good comes the bad. I have also met some really mean people too. And, in this wonderful business of searching out and preserving our family history,this makes me sad.

I do want to point out, that I appreciate all of the volunteers who have created these memorials, and the volunteers who take and post photos on this site. As in anything worthwhile, it really does take a village. We cannot do all of this alone.

With that said, I am not a "collector" of memorials, of people I am not in some way related to, or do not know. I only want to manage family, which includes extensions of my family. I am still fairly new on this site, and I am learning through trial and error to make sure my memorials are correct. If I have a duplicate, it was NOT created on purpose. If I am aware of one, I try to rectify that, and ask for cooperation, not a power struggle over "ownership". To me, that is either silly, or selfish. I also don't need anyone to lecture me. I am an adult. I have reasonable thinking abilities, and I am willing to work with anyone if approached in a respectful, and courteous manner.

I understand the "guidelines" of Find-A-Grave, for direct family lines, and transfers. This should also include our spouses family. It is silly to me that we have to have two separate accounts to achieve the same goal.

I personally feel that family memorials should be willingly and lovingly transferred to family members. We are the ones who truly care about them.

I do not need to "Own" all of them,but I do want them to be as correct as possible, therefore,I have done a lot of edit requests.
I always leave a flower on their memorials, out of love, respect, and as a reminder that I was there to provide correct information and family links.

If I can be of help to anyone, please ask.
Carol Lynn

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David Godwin
Lizzie Smothers
Thank you for the additional information. I looked at the memorial, and am not sure where much of it came from. I am sure my original entry was based on information from the grave marker and can only assume the additional was sent as an edit from someone. I truly do not know which birth information is correct at this point.
Added by David Godwin on Sep 27, 2014 9:33 PM
RE: Kenneth and Cleola Coleman
Hi Carol; Got your reply back. I also wanted you to know, Cleo was married several times, when finally marrying Vincent Larrigorty, they were married until his death. Apparently, Kenneth Coleman Sr. raised his two oldest children, Kathryn and Kenneth Jr. My Dad and a younger sister were taken away from Cleo by the state, when they were very small. There was another son, Bobby, apparently he was hit by a car as a young boy, and he was the middle child and died. My Dad Jack Moore, he took that last name b/c of an Uncle or a man his mother had married when he was going back and forth from the child care system. He never went by his birth name, Coleman, his whole life. Daddy was the youngest of all five children. The youngest sister was named Patty, and we never knew her, she was really not friendly, anti social. Again when Cleo died Dad didn't know about it for quit a long time. His brother Kenneth, oh we adored him, and he did us. He had three wives, the first he had two sons by, neither worth a flip, in and out of jail. A second wife named Lois married to for many years until they to divorced, then after moving to Vegas he met Barbara, his last marriage. Unfortunately they weren't able to share a longer life together, b/c of his heart issues. But the glad thing was Uncle Kenny and my Dad were close and together when Uncle Kenny died. Everything I wrote in his findagrave obituary about Uncle Kenny was so true, he didn't know a stranger and everyone adored him, so did my Dad adore his older brother. I have tried to locate the older sister Kathryn, but had no luck. She was so much older then my Dad, and she was a widow. So I don't know who the Whites are. My Dad and I tried to find the older sister after my Mother passed away, but had no luck. And for my dear sweet Dad at that point and time, it didn't matter anymore to him, about his sisters, losing Mom was harder. It is amazing the things one finds out about families and all, like my Mom used to say, "behind closets doors are a lot of secrets", she was right. Cleo was not the grandmother image, she did not like for us to call her that. She didn't like kids around. If we went to her house to spend the night, I was put on the floor, so I didn't go back once I told Mama. Cleo was a money hungry old bitty, (sorry). Only time she wanted Daddy around was when she could get into his pocket. She did both her sons that way. And where ever they moved, w/family or not, single or not, she followed them. Please forgive me but I can speak for my siblings, we had no love for that woman. I know my Dad loved him Mom, but she created a distance between them as a child and her actions as a Mother, not being in their life when they needed her the most as babies. Kenneth Sr, was a sweet little man, w/out a mean bone in his body. Daddy tried to have some kind of relationship w/his Dad later on in life, until his Dad's death, sad isn't it? I wish you well in your search. I have done this you are doing w/my Mom's side of the family. Take care, and if you have anymore questions, contact me....Sissy
Added by Sissy on Sep 27, 2014 9:10 PM
RE: Kenneth and Cleola Coleman
Hello Lynn; I am sorry to say that Kenneth and Cleo Coleman, were not married when they passed away. And had not been for several years. Cleo remarried several times, after her marriage to Kenneth. Kenneth died sometimes in the 1980's. I was not sure if he lived in California or Oregon. He wasn't much into all his children's life's growing up. When he and Cleo divorced, he took the two oldest children and raised them, Kathryn and Kenneth Jr. Last time I saw Kathryn was 20 years ago. Kenneth Jr died years ago, in Las Vegas Nevada. My Dad Jack Moore is Cleo & Kenneth's son, he was the youngest. He passed away, 2013. My daddy, was placed in foster care as a child, and raised in the system w/another sister, a couple of years older then my Dad. Daddy's family was not close through the years. But I do know that the last man that Cleo was married to, she went by the name of Larrigorty, first name Vincent. I hope that helps. I don't know if she was buried in California, or Nevada. We were not close, matter a fact she wasn't well thought of. I hate to admit it, but it's the truth. It was months after she died that her youngest son, my dad, was told about her passing, sad but true. I hope this helps you in some small way.
Added by Sissy on Sep 25, 2014 3:14 PM
Honoring those who have gone before
Coleman at Olive Lawn

Silly me, I should have transferred both at the same time. He's in your care now. Any one else at Olive Lawn you would like, I have a lot of them. BIG SMILE.

Honoring those who have gone before,
Suz Lew
Added by Honoring those who have g... on Sep 25, 2014 2:44 PM
Louis Stark
re: C L Hatcher
Find A Grave # 765132 is a grave site at Willamette National Cemetery;
Find A Grave # 127756907 is a CENOTAPH located at the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial.
It is not a duplicate memorial.
Added by Louis Stark on Sep 24, 2014 5:57 AM
Honoring those who have gone before
Maude Hemenway

Keep her safe and love her. That's all I require and you're very welcome.

Honoring those who have gone before.
Suz Lew
Added by Honoring those who have g... on Sep 23, 2014 11:43 PM
Honoring those who have gone before
Maude Izora White Hemenway
Dear Carol,

Links were accepted. If you would like a transfer, please feel free to let me know. Maude's memorial was a volunteer thing on my part. I would prefer family, no matter how close or distant, even outside of the Find A Grave guidelines, to have them.

Honoring those who have gone before.
Suz Lew
Added by Honoring those who have g... on Sep 23, 2014 8:58 PM
Armando Antana
Re:Theodore & Francis Rowe
I was informed from the cementary that the rowe's don't have a grave marker. What would you likewise to do? I can take a photo of the ground their in. Just let me know. A Antana
Added by Armando Antana on Sep 19, 2014 1:01 PM
Brenda goodson
RE: Eugene Milton Goodson
I wish I could help you, I too would like to know where he is. and Peggy could still be alive and is why we can't find anything on her. if I were to find anything out as my research has not stopped, I will be sure to share what I find with you...not looking good tho :-(
Added by Brenda goodson on Sep 11, 2014 6:44 PM
Gloria McMillian
Art White relationship
Hello, I am working on ancestry for my fathers side of family and he was from Droessler and Kadow line. I remember Art White from mid to late 60's at my Aunt Isabelle Weber's home on the farm. I am certain he and I played hours of cards together on her farm. I had heard several years later he possibly was a truck driver and fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident which took his life not long after his marriage. I could be wrong with all or part of my info, but was hoping you may be related and could help me with the story and relationships. Regards, gloria Fritzler McMillian
Added by Gloria McMillian on Sep 06, 2014 10:51 AM
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