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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. I'm not a professional, but monitor, and have volunteered to answer some easy questions and requests for Multnomah County, Oregon, at RootsWeb.

"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.

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RE: Clay Eugene Richards
Thanks, Jan. It was great fun getting the photo for you. Can you imagine anything more entertaining than hanging out in a mausoleum taking pictures? Not me! Yikes.
Added by EGF on Jun 23, 2016 8:42 PM
Kim Kerr
RE: Bessie Lee Hodgson Crabtree, 38111012
Thank you for alerting me to Bessie's grave site in Oregon. I have requested that the Kansas memorial be marked as a cenotaph and will work on updating the links. Your time and contributions are appreciated.
Added by Kim Kerr on Jun 23, 2016 1:14 PM
Clay Eugene Richards
Marker photo has been posted.
Added by EGF on Jun 23, 2016 2:32 AM
Rick Elwood
RE: Lucile Grace
The pics look great!
Added by Rick Elwood on Jun 13, 2016 3:31 PM
Debbie Boyd
RE: John P. Walery, 76480224
I made the changes, as requested in your note.
Added by Debbie Boyd on Jun 13, 2016 2:24 PM
RE: Florence I. Newton, 126078321
do you have a photo of Florence we could post?

Added by djyancey on Jun 12, 2016 2:49 PM
Todd Mesmer
RE: Beulah Morris # 156378416
Hi Jan,
Yes that would be great!

Added by Todd Mesmer on Jun 10, 2016 10:16 AM
Todd Mesmer
RE: Beulah Morris # 156378416
Hi Jan,
In fact Elizabeth (Celia) Steeley, Redmond, Lambert was born in either 1863 or 1868. She was married to Robert Lee Redmond and in the 1900 Census (Colorado) her birthday was recorded as Feb 1863. In the 1900 Census, her children were George(15), Maggie(13), Bessie(10), Willie(8), Arbe(7), Nannie(6), Jessie(4). Her oldest boy, George, was 15 which would make her 21 or 22 when he was born if 1863 was correct. If she were born in 1868 as is stated in the family Bible, by her hand, she would have been married at 15 and had George at 16. However, if she were born in 1875, she would have been 9 years old when she had George. So it seems likely that it is either 1863 or 1868. Since her name is recorded as "Lizzie" in the 1900 Census in the Redmond family it could be argued that they are diffent individuals. However, the Lambert family of the 1920 census records two step children of Charles and Lizzie with the last name of Redmond, Jesse and Nannie. Those were her two youngest Redmond children in the 1900 census. In 1902 Robert Redmond, her first husband, was killed in an accident at the sugar factory in Greeley. Elizabeth's obituary states she was married to Robert and mentions his accident. Also when Charles was killed in a car accident in 1936, the newspaper article stated it was Elizabeth's grandson, Alfred Redmond that was driving the truck that hit them from behind. The article says that he (Alfred) was 23 and Elizabeth was 45. Twenty-two years difference is too close to be someone's grandmother. Elizabeth died in August of that same year(1936) and her Death Certificate says she was 61. I descend from James William Redmond(Willie) on my mother's side of the family. He was Elizabeth's 4th son and was born in 1891. If she were born in 1875 (and died at 61), she would have had 4 children by age 16. So I don't believe the death certificate is accurate. The article about the car accident that killed Charles listed him as 47 years old (1936) so that would make his birth year around 1888 if that is correct. Her death certificate shows the cause of death as Arterio Sclerosis (Hardening of the arteries). Again, it lists her age as 61 which is pretty young for that condition but not out of the realm of possibility but more likely occurring in someone that is 68 or 73. Charles and Elizabeth were married in 1907 making her 39 and possibly 44. He was either 26 or 19 putting their age difference between 13 and 25 years. I lean toward the 1881 birth year for Charles as that is what his age is at the 1920 Census and it makes him older than George. Nevertheless, that is quite a difference in age and it is possible that he added a few years and she subtracted a few for the sake of appearances. My mother says that my grandmother, the granddaughter of Elizabeth said that she and Charles were fun Grandparents and that they were really happy. Mom also says the George was partly responsible for some of the age changing because he wanted things to be proper as he and some of his siblings were similar in age to Charles. She also says he is responsible for the age on the death certificate. So if you wouldn't mind, I would like the date to either remain 1863 or at least 1868 (Mom says 1863). I have a picture of my Great, Great Grandmother Lizzie and she has a twinkle in her eye and a sweet smile. She also looks to be a few years beyond 61.

I am a member of this family.

Todd Mesmer
Added by Todd Mesmer on Jun 09, 2016 11:43 PM
peggy thornton
RE: Ruby E. Shaw, 110847107
thank you so much. do what you can sincerely pt
Added by peggy thornton on Jun 08, 2016 8:22 PM
RE: John & Beverly Bush, 134189162, 134188610
Thank you very much, I appreciate the photos on both memorials - they are "beautiful". Thank you. Judi
Added by Yeschke on Jun 07, 2016 1:22 PM
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