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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 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 thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed 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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Jay Warner
Anna Dean
You found her.
Thank you for the Great photos.
Added by Jay Warner on May 18, 2015 3:07 PM
RE: 63586581 Jn Van Order
I am related to the Van Orders, although don't know yet where John's parents were buried. His mother Eleanor died in Richardson Co, NE in 1859. His father William died in early 1883 in Shawnee Co, KS, and was receiving John's Civil War Pension until his death. I will send a link to their memorials once I can locate burials. I have John's Civil War and pension records. Thanks
Added by JCLA on May 11, 2015 1:20 PM
Janice Nihiser Carlson
Thank you so much for the photos. Your work is greatly appreciated!
Added by Janice Nihiser Carlson on May 11, 2015 7:50 AM
RE: Neufeld
THank you very much! It may be a while before I go back to the area, it means a lot to me.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on May 10, 2015 9:52 PM
LaVonne Eckstrom
Lorraine Stenke
Thank you, Marilla, for the photo of the tombstone of Lorraine. I'm very happy to see it.
LaVonne Eckstrom
Added by LaVonne Eckstrom on May 10, 2015 3:14 PM
RE: Ernest Neufeld in Mt. Lake Cemetery
No, I am not sure at all that a marker has been placed.... I just know the location at this time. I am in no hurry. I am going to keep in contact with my cousin who lives there so I know when one has been erected. I do realize these things take time.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on May 05, 2015 7:31 PM
Kurt Johnson
RE: 74286364 Edwin Quiring
According to a first cousin (twice removed) of these Quirings, there was an Edwin who was the twin of Alvin, and died in childhood, but I cannot find any verification of that.

Anyway, you are right, but I have not been able to regain management of this memorial.
Added by Kurt Johnson on May 05, 2015 11:32 AM
Daisy M. Chapman
She was born Jan 13th 1894 Died April 6th 1937.
The marker is hard to read. but it says 1894 not 1895.

Is there any way to find out more about Daisy.
I think she may have been an orphan who was adopted by a distant relatives. Elijah and Sarah Chapman of Alexandria Minnesota. Elijah died in 1907 and Sarah passed in 1921. All of their natural children were born back in the 1870's and 1880's.
Thanks Marilla
Added by Beachcomber on May 03, 2015 5:15 PM
Kurt Johnson
RE: 74286364 Edwin Quiring
OK, I sent an e-mail to Find A Grave. We'll see what they say. Thanks.
Added by Kurt Johnson on Apr 26, 2015 6:19 PM
RE: Meads
Thank you for the additional information on Corliss Mead!
Added by Patticlogger on Apr 25, 2015 2:49 PM
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