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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I started out here on this site many years ago, and entered a few ancestors. Then returned a couple of years later, added more ancestors and decided to try and contribute to the site by photographing at a local cemetery. After returning to my home state some years ago I became more active in my endeavors. My ancestors are mostly from Ohio and Pennsylvania, and I have tried to enter as many ancestors, relatives and friends that I can find resting places for.

I am also currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.

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Michael Holmes
RE: Hannah V. Angle Smith
I'm not related, and I'll check to see if I kept her information. I see she also gave me a picture to post on her son's memorial, Robert.
Added by Michael Holmes on Jul 11, 2014 5:36 AM
David Woods
Lasher Photo Request

Thanks for your time and the great photos.

Added by David Woods on Jul 09, 2014 3:08 AM
I have made most of the changes you suggested to entries connected with this Akron, Ohio cemetery. Thank you. I will not add any more names to this cemetery. You obviously have better information than I do, and now I know the information I have in my possession will eventually be added, which was my main concern.
Added by coreopsisz1 on Jul 08, 2014 5:27 PM
Linda McClain
RE: George Russ
Sorry, that is a definite mistake. I don't know how that happened. On, he is listed on four census between 1810- 1812 and in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, & Massachusetts.
Added by Linda McClain on Jul 08, 2014 2:13 PM
RE: Zella
I was trying to match them up There is 2/ J.R. I was tring to figure which one that may belong to MI E also theres 2/ J H. I wish I knew who Ray was I am wondering if it was Roy instead.
Added by annie on Jul 06, 2014 5:36 PM
I went back to Hutchinson on 42nd and We found more stones that are not on Find A Grave yet just with initials That place is unreal... They are buried in the grass and high weeds thats where we have found them at I will post them later on.
Added by annie on Jul 05, 2014 3:03 PM
Bonnie Kies
Joseph Sumner
Memorial# 30179674 Hi Zella my name is Bonnie and I would like to ask if I may use your photo for Joseph on my family tree (ancestry). I would as always give you credit for your photo, also Findagrave and the creator of the Memorial. Joseph was my 3rd Cousin 5x removed. I wish I could go to these places my self but age and $, and health restrict me. Thank you and all who take photo's for others. Have a Happy 4th. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Jul 04, 2014 9:55 AM
Harry Cannon
RE: re: Eva Andrews
and here is the 1900 census

Year: 1900; Census Place: Mansfield Ward 9, Richland, Ohio; Roll: T623_1317; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 126.
62 Allen
63 Elizabeth (Sarah)
64 Mary
64 Allen nicked name Alley my grandfather
Added by Harry Cannon on Jul 03, 2014 8:57 PM
Harry Cannon
RE: re: Eva Andrews
send me your email and I will email you the census, it is dated
Year: 1880; Census Place: Independence, Richland, Ohio; Roll: 1061; Family History Film: 1255061; Page: 280B; Enumeration District: 219; Image: 0719.

24 Alen
25 Elizabeth (Sara Elizabeth)
26 Marilla
27 Charles
28 Eva May
Added by Harry Cannon on Jul 03, 2014 8:43 PM
RE: Glendale
Hi Zella, I live several hundred miles from Akron and, unfortunately, do not have any plans to return. I am sorry that I cannot give you any section information. However, I am done uploading for this particular cemetery. Lynn
Added by LAB on Jul 03, 2014 7:25 PM
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