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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
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Bio Photo I am a 'farm girl' who grew up in Iowa. I still live in Iowa, just not on the farm!

I am trying to leave a legacy on Find a Grave for my children and grandchildren, and for others as well, by making family stories and links.

I found my great grandmother's headstone on Find a Grave quite by accident and have been hooked on this site ever since.

I enjoy helping others find relatives' and friends' resting places. I have posted many memorials and photos from various cemeteries so others can gather data.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

I am not interested in amassing large numbers of memorials. I am interested in contributing data and connecting family members.

Forgive me for not yet having all burial locations takes time to research. Also, some mortuaries do not list burial or disposition details in their obituaries, so there exists some unknowns.

I do transfer memorials if you have information to add, unless it is for my relative.

I often try to add information and family links by researching a family. This takes time, so some memorials I've created do not contain a bio.

Please let me know if there is an error so it can be corrected. I want to have true and appropriate information.

I usually make edit requests the same day.

I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share photos with you to use in your family albums. Feel free to contact me.

- - - - Projects as of July 2014 - - - -

I took gravestone photos of these entire cemeteries. All are posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton, Iowa
Dawson Cemetery near Paton, Iowa
Antioch - Clarksville, Iowa
Lynwood - Clarksville, Iowa
Old Town - Clarksville, Iowa
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville, Iowa
Butler Center - Butler County, Iowa
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene, Iowa

I added quite a few photos for McCallsburg Cemetery and Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. I will be taking photos in several Butler County cemeteries when possible. As of 2015, I am adding 1000 photos I took at Rose Hill in Greene.
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Memorial 79947925
Regarding your suggested name change from Jennie to Genevieve, what is your source of this information, please?
Added by Chris on Jan 31, 2015 7:50 PM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
Gentry Memorials
Good morning! Loved your message and,no, I'm not related so I happily sent those memorials that I have been caring for the last few years to you. :) One of them wasn't under my management so you might send Rich a message to see if he will transfer so you can have the family all together! I do recall some Gentry's in my family tree files but they must not have been closely related or I'd remember. I had come across that cemetery while on an "all by myself" vacation I took back in 2011 . It's been a privilege to care for you family until now. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy "Graving"
Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Jan 30, 2015 6:16 AM
RE: Frances Watson
Confession: I grew up in Warden but don't live there now and haven't been able to visit this winter. So, I added this photo from Billion Graves, intending to replace it with my own when I next visit.

I knew Frances Watson personally. She worked in our small-town school cafeteria for many years, fixing and serving lunches. As it customary for older children to be assigned to cleanup after lunch, I recall cleaning many a tray under her supervision. She was a lovely person.

Added by LDR on Jan 25, 2015 11:04 PM
Nancy Abraham
RE: Wilma Hinds-White Deer Cem
Thanks for your very kind words and you are right--I have nothing to fear from those who have passed on. Are the other 2 Hinds in the White Deer Cem related to you or Wilma?
Added by Nancy Abraham on Jan 05, 2015 11:06 AM
Nancy Abraham
Wilma Hinds-White Deer Cem
I think the corrections you requested have been made and if you have persons in this cemetery you are related to, I don't mind transferring. I also do not collect numbers--easier for you to link family than for me to do it as I don't have all the info. Let me know.
Added by Nancy Abraham on Jan 03, 2015 11:30 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Private John B. Varble and the men of Co. A, 86th Illinois
I want to Thank You again for adding the pictures of John B. Varble to his Find A Grave Memorial. They are welcome additions to his site. I have added more information to his site and would welcome any comments or additions that you might have to add. I would also love to see other pictures of John or of any of his tentmates that he may have collected pictures of that he may have taken pictures of at any of the reunions that he attended over the years that you or any other family members may run across. Keep in mind, that many descendants of members of the 86th have no pictures of their ancestors, who served in the 86th and many times. Many members of the 86th collected and traded pictures with their friends, which have been passed on down through their family. I have been fortunate to get copies of some of the pictures in these collections, thus getting copies of pictures for descendants who had never seen a picture of their ancestors. So if you ever run across pictures of John B. Varble with any of his fellow members of Co. A, please remember me as being interested in seeing copies added to John's site or to the site of his fellow soldiers in Co. A. Thanks again for all you have contributed to John's site. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Dec 20, 2014 9:45 AM
Mahala Bennett
I see Mary Bennett Goeldners sister is burried at Washington. I think I have a listing for Elm Grove that isnt yet put on line, I will see if they are there.
Added by Connie on Dec 09, 2014 6:48 PM
Re: Mahala Bennett
I dont have anything either. In Mary's obit it says she leaves 2 sister both living in Iowa. So my guess is that her parents probably moved here as the children were still home. I would think Mahala is burried somewhere in Iowa?
Added by Connie on Dec 09, 2014 6:44 PM
RE: Mary Geisler
Mary is listed as living; I no direct knowledge to confirm or refute other than she is listed in Whitepages and there is no obit.

In 2012 her son Daniel joseph Geisler passed; in his obit his father was listed as deceased and mother listed as living in Churdan IA.

Daniel J. Geisler, the of son of Edward Jr. and Mary (Coan Connelly) Geisler, was born July 30, 1958 at Jefferson, Iowa and departed this life November 30, 2012 in Churdan, Iowa. He was survived by his mother, Mary Geisler of Churdan, brothers and sisters...

Added by Geosans on Dec 03, 2014 2:03 PM
Jerry Clark
No Relation to Goff
I come down the Avery Side. Amos W Avery is my chain. Thank you for the rest of the other kids.

Added by Jerry Clark on Nov 16, 2014 9:17 PM
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