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MarillaW (#47325501)
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or obituaries or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the two city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thinks graving is a waste of time but I point out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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George BAIR - Greenlawn Cemetery
Richard Lybrook photographed Section 6, of Greenlawn but he originally posted his pictures under the name of Old German Baptist Cemetery for which no published indexing exists. The published indexing simply incorporates that section into Greenlawn Cemetery as Section 6. Lybrook has since apparently changed the name of Old German to Greenlawn and consequently many duplications now exist. I believe my picture to be of a higher quality and I made the effort to link George to his wife and daughter. I'm not aware that a merger is possible and am reluctant to simply delete the memorial I created even though it is the newer of the 2. Sorry for such a longwinded answer.
Added by roots56 on Jan 24, 2015 4:53 PM
RE: Claude Emeraon Adkins #130842389
Thankyou!!!I sure will.
Added by Kenjikat on Jan 22, 2015 9:43 PM
Claude Emeraon Adkins #130842389
Hello, Claude was a cousin to my grandfather. I am writing to let you know that the Claude Emerson Adkins buried at Arlington Cemetery and this one are the same person. I was totally confused the other day when I saw both memorials! So I did a little searching. in the 1930 Census, Laura and Claude were in Ray county, MO. (He is a dentist) in the 1940 Census they are in San Diego, CA. and Claude is a dentist in the Navy. Sharon born in 1938 was listed as being born in WA, probably Bremerton, Kitsap county, Navy town. It also lists they lived in Honolulu in 1935. All Navy places. Anyway, Laura's obit. states she left HI after WWII started moving to St. Paul. She married Paul Fischer in 1948 In South Dakota, both listed as Divorced. So sometime between 1940 and 1948 Claude and her were divorced. Where I do not know. I checked WA for the remarriage of Claude to Marion, but not here. Maybe HI, or CA. He died in Bremerton, WA while on active duty. Their is an interment record from the Navy with internment at Arlington Cemetery, VA. Jan 6, 1956.
Due to process of elimination, did Laura and him buy the vaults before they divorced and had them inscribed, and then when he died went ahead and put the date on it? Would the records show that the only one occupying that he isn't there? Anyway, I am asking to see if you might transfer Claude and Sharon to me. If not would you be able to put up some version of what I wrote in the notes column?
I am hoping to make it down to the State library within a few weeks and hope to see if there is an obit. for him. I live in Tacoma, WA.
If not I will see if I can locate someone to see if there might be one in the St.Cloud paper where his mother lived at the time. Thanks for all your work on the graves. when I retire, I am hoping to be able to do the same. Until then I am going through my relatives and getting them updated and connected when possible. Thanks again Gretchen Carey

(I tried to use the edit link, but all it would do is give me an error message).
Added by Kenjikat on Jan 22, 2015 6:38 PM
Cheryl Miller
Thomas Haugen obituary
Thank you for posting this obituary!
Added by Cheryl Miller on Jan 20, 2015 10:00 AM
RE: Eleanor Morrissey Transfer
Thanks for the tip. I don't recall ever requesting a transfer before but I'll be sure to do it that way in the future.
Added by Jeanne on Jan 16, 2015 5:27 AM
Eleanor Morrissey
Good morning Marilla ~ I would like to request a transfer of Eleanor Lang Morrissey's memorial, # 62381523, to my account. I'm adding the rest of her family and would like to have them all under the same roof :-)
Thank you!
Added by Jeanne on Jan 15, 2015 8:16 AM
Rebecca Boardman
RE: Hermina Grant #136691535
You have completely misinterpreted what I wrote in my last message.

In your profile you stated "I might fact check your information" before editing a memorial. So as an aid, I posted some of what I had already found.

None of the trees on Ancestry had found her marriage record and none had their names completely correct. So I assumed they were hard to find.

And I was simply stating that the information I sent was my original research and not information from a family tree on

Added by Rebecca Boardman on Jan 11, 2015 12:42 PM
Rebecca Boardman
RE: Hermina Grant #136691535
I am not related. I am simply trying to add correct and useful information to her memorial. I posted the information to aid your research so you can edit her memorial. None of the family trees on have all of her information. I never depend on family trees to "get it right". I do my own research.

Her daughter Clara, whom I have linked, is one of the memorials that I manage.

Like I stated before, I will delete any or all of the posted items if that is your wish. There seems to be some confusion about her and her husband. I thought the posts would help straighten things out.

Added by Rebecca Boardman on Jan 10, 2015 10:31 PM
Rebecca Boardman
Hermina Grant #136691535
I have sent you several edits for Hermina Grant. I have posted several records to show the origins of my edits. Findagrave limits the number of things I can post but I do have more records. If you would like more information please contact me. I will delete any or all of the items I posted, if you request it.
Added by Rebecca Boardman on Jan 10, 2015 11:10 AM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: Henry & Isabel Hamilton in Lakeview
Marilla, Transfer is not necessary. Thanks for all you are doing to complete the Hamilton family history as best as we can. Jesse (Hamilton) Chisolm is the only child of John Franklin Hamilton that I have not located and that we have yet to link. Thanks again for all you are doing. Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Jan 06, 2015 5:52 PM
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