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Jan Fenter (#47208659)
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Bio Photo I live in Oregon and started my genealogy hobby in 1976. That lasted for less than a year, and then I started again in the winter of 1998.

"The Final Act Of Love Is To Remember."

Family surnames:
Direct Paternal: Fenter, Hardage (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri), 1800's. Collateral Paternal: Allen, Bray, Cain, Doudy/Dawdy, Hardage, Hughes, Tanner.
Direct Maternal: Campbell, Steele (Kansas, Missouri, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania), 1800's. Collateral Maternal: Anderson, Bailey, Chamberlin, Cook/Koch, Cordon, Drake, Duff, Hart, Hillhouse, Holmes, Montgomery, Myers, Stanley, Williams.

I try to use the best possible photo on memorials because I know how important it is to be able to read all the text on the marker.

Find A Grave allows 5 free spaces for photos on each memorial page, so I try not to upload more than 2-3 cemetery photos. If you need more room for photos, please contact me and ask me to remove a photo so you have more room.

My Photos: If anyone would like to use any of my grave marker photos, please contact me for permission.

Transfering Memorials: For those that are not of my family, please contact me, and include your member name & number, the name on the memorial and memorial number.

Please Note: The last residence on the Social Security Death Index is not always where the person died, but where the last benefit check was sent.
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Bryan Anderson
RE: Albert Scharf, 112385139
No problem. If it's used in the future, I'll let you know when and where.

Thank you!

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Sep 26, 2016 3:44 PM
Bryan Anderson
Albert Scharf
Dear Jan,

I am researching my grandfather's WWI army unit history, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. As you can see from Albert Scharf's gravestone, he too was a member of this unit. My grandfather, Gunder Anderson, was severely wounded on 9/14/1918 and Albert Scharf died of Accident or Other Causes according to The History of the 89th Division.

I'm not sure where I'm headed with my project, but I want to think I'll eventually publish something. Would it be permissible to use your photograph of Albert Scharf's gravestone in future publications?

Thank you!

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Sep 26, 2016 10:23 AM
RE: Alfred & Ella Hanson, 120883221, 120883136
Hi Jan,
Ella's full name is found on her son Raymond Alfred Hanson's birth record. Source - Washington Births,1907-1919[database online], Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2002.

Alfred Hanson's parents names are found on his death record. Source - Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014

I am related to Alfred. He is my 1st cousin 2x removed.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2016 9:54 AM
163019298 Lester Rivers
Sorry for the edit I submitted; which was declined with good reason here is the correct information:

Enlisted in the World War II Army 14 Mar 1942 in Presedio of Montery, California. He lived in Clackamas Co., Oregon at that time and was single without dependents.

Funeral of Lester Rivers .
The body of Lester Rivers who died at Fort Stevens, Wash., was shipped to his home at Eagle Creek, and the funeral took place there on Sunday. He was the son o f Mr. and Mrs. James Rivers of Eagle Creek and twenty-five years old at the time of his death which resulted from the Spanish influenza. The services were held in the Eagle Creek Church, a minister from Gresham conducting them. The church was banked with floral offerings and the casket draped with a large flag. The internment was in Forester cemetry where the mortal remains of this soldier will rest until the sounding of the reveille on the day of the 'Great Awakening'. He leaves a widow and baby, besides a father, mother and a brother. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of his country. Undertaker L. A. Chapman had charge of all arrangements which he carried out in his usual sympathetic and efficient manner.

Thank you,
Contributor 47016947

Added by AngelWings on Sep 15, 2016 7:10 PM
163019298 Lester Rand Rivers
Would you please affix this information to the above Memorial?

Enlisted in the World War II Army
14 Mar 1942 in Presedio of Montery,
California. He lived in Clackamas
Co., Oregon at that time and was
single without dependents.

I have also submitted 'edits' for the above memorial and his wife.

Thank you,
Contributor 47016947
Added by AngelWings on Sep 14, 2016 11:47 PM
David Moxley
Thank you for your time and effort in supplying these photos.

I reside in Los Angeles County, CA.
It is an 18 hour drive from here to Portland.

So thank you again!
Added by David Moxley on Sep 13, 2016 9:39 PM
Barbara Wilson Krause
RE: Edward & Gladys Nelson, 154425963 & 154426163
Jan, Thanks for the offer, but not closely related, but you are so kind to offer.

You did a wonderful job showing the markers etc.

Added by Barbara Wilson Krause on Sep 09, 2016 2:39 PM
Barbara Wilson Krause
Edward C. Nelson & Gladys A. Nelson marker
Jan, Thanks so much for taking your precious to take the markers below and showing the details. A very nice touch. So very much appreciated.

Edward C. Nelson, 1902 - 1984.
Gladys A. Nelson, 1900 - 1999.
Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon.
Indoor Mausoleum, 1st floor, Fern Corridor crypt 165.

Added by Barbara Wilson Krause on Sep 09, 2016 2:37 PM
Linda Evans
RE: Evans, in Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum
You are so nice to suggest the photos. Yes, If you have already taken the photos of these Lewis's in the mausoleum please go ahead and put the photos in. I do live semi close but seem like I never quite get in to the Portland area like I would like. There are quite a few Lewis's in the mausoleum and I do love to go there .
Thank you so much,
Added by Linda Evans on Sep 09, 2016 6:49 AM
Bob & Valerie (Johnson) Freeman
RE: David Elmer Davis, 130008273

Yes, please upload the photos. I will do more research realted to his birth year in the mean time.

Thank you!
Added by Bob & Valerie (Johnson) F... on Sep 04, 2016 8:46 AM
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