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Karen Sipe (#46846911)
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Bio Photo I am pleased to announce that Mt Pleasant has been completely photographed. That is those stones that are visible. The photos are not posted on FAG but I check the request list against my database.

All those photo requests are most likely unmarked or illegible grave sites.

Any memorial page I have created I have a picture of the headstone.

If you want a photo officially request one, don't bury your request in a spouse or another family members photo request.

Too many volunteers are now asking for other volunteers to do their research, please try and do your own on your time.

I take responsibility ONLY for the information obtained from the headstone unless otherwise specified by me. There are very few exceptions.

Due to the changes and procedures for adding addition information it is very time consuming to include the source. Find A Grave DOES NOT provide a way to show where the information comes from.

In light of these changes and the automated edit system, which makes it almost impossible to deny acceptance of changes and addition, I have been transferring all memorial pages to those wishing to make edits. This too has become too time consuming.

Therefore, in order to include the changes whether the information is CORRECT OR NOT I feel I am being forced to accept all edits. I hate this part because I have had quite a few people send edits only to resend two or three times in order to make corrections.

If you find errors send corrections but do not, I repeat DO NOT ask me about the information posted or hold me responsible for the additions. This goes against all genealogical best practices, but the only other solution would be to take down all the memorials and pictures I have posted.

If you find an error,double listing or double picture please let me know so I can correct the problem.

I have in the past used a picture of the cemetery gate/sign with "Office couldn't locate a burial for this person" imprinted on it. If you get this posting and do find a picture of you persons tombstone, let me know and I will remove it.

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Dorothy M, Lewis
RE: Irene Byers 5334325
Yes, Karen. Irene was the wife of Alexander Phillips DeSoto. Haven't quite figured out why he's buried in Queens, NY, since they lived most of their lives in Seattle.

Thank you,

Added by Dorothy M, Lewis on Nov 30, 2015 9:53 PM
Tammy Stokes
RE: Ellen Amelia Peterson
Hi. Thank you SO much for clarification. I made the changes from Mount Pleasant to Wright Crematory and Columbarium. It's probably been 35 years since I was last there is nobody left to ask questions. I appreciate the photo of her Niche.
Added by Tammy Stokes on Nov 30, 2015 1:44 PM
Chester Raymond Bordeaux

I mistakenly received this from a contributor, and am passing it on to you. I manage the "other" Chester Bordeaux.

Chester Raymond Bordeaux
Chester Raymond Bordeaux, member of a pioneer Thurston County lumber family, died Friday in an Olympia hospital at the age of sixty-nine years. Mr. Bordeaux was born in Shelton, November 3, 1890, the son of the late Thomas Bordeaux who founded a timber town bearing the family name in southwestern Thurston County. Mr. Bordeaux attended Broadway High School in Seattle and was graduated from Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University. After serving in the Army in France during World War One, he became engaged in timber and business management. He was president of the Budd Land Company and the Butler Cove Land Company. He was associated with several corporations in Washington and Oregon. Mr. Bordeaux was a member of Olympia Masonic Lodge Number One; the Rainier Club, Seattle; the Washington Athletic Club, Seattle; First Baptist Church, Seattle; and Olympia Country and Golf Club. He leaves his wife, Esther Palmer Bordeaux in the family home in Olympia; two daughters, Mrs. Davis (Rocelia) Kellogg, Los Angeles, California, and Renee Bordeaux, Seattle; a brother, Russell Bordeaux, San Francisco, California; and two grandchildren. The funeral service will be held in Olympia's First Baptist Church this Monday afternoon, starting at one o'clock. The Reverend Henry S. Rand, pastor will officiate. Members of the Masonic Lodge will conduct a gravesite service in Seattle's Lakeview Cemetery.
[The Sunday Olympian -December 27, 1959]
Added by Diane on Nov 26, 2015 11:21 AM
Barbara Muir
RE: Photos on FAG
Many thanks Karen. I always ask permission before using anyone's photos as I am aware that not everyone wants their photos used other than on Find A Grave. So thanks again from "Down Under", Barb
Added by Barbara Muir on Nov 21, 2015 10:44 PM
Barbara Muir
Re your Photos on Find A Grave
Hello Karen, Many thanks to you and the other Find A Grave Contributors for your work = time & effort in recording Grave Marker Photos on the Find a Grave Website. I wonder if your photos are copyright or am I allowed to add them to my family tree on I will give you the photo credit eg Photo Credit: Thanks to Karen Sipe.. Find a Grave Website, Memorial no.. photo used with her permission. I am not interested with the transferal of these memorials, just wish to add the photos to my family tree on as they "bring the person back to life". I am currently looking at your memorial #5420140..for Clarence Mckercher, but will no doubt in the future find more of my distant relatives grave marker photos taken by you. Regards Barb Muir from Melbourne,Victoria, Australia
Added by Barbara Muir on Nov 20, 2015 8:00 PM
Daisy Fowler Transfer
Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for the transfer, I have other info for her memorial to add and it helps to have it where I can do it gradually.

Again thank you, I really appreciate that.

Added by Rebeltem on Nov 20, 2015 1:52 PM
Wes Hart
RE: Godfrey E Lundberg [Edit Name]
No problem. I transfer to family. I found out last night my store was only 2 blocks from where Godfrey was working. Of course that was a long time before i was even born.
Added by Wes Hart on Nov 17, 2015 10:10 AM
Betty Mcdonald
RE: Walter Farmer 88082841
Can you tell me what he passed away from
Added by Betty Mcdonald on Nov 12, 2015 10:30 PM
Kjell Fløttum
RE: Send Picture from Washelli
Dear Find A Grave
I am happy to say that I do not at the moment require any assistance from Find A Grave. Karen Sipe at yours provided me with the photos I requested from my late grandfathers grave. I am so very happy with the work you are doing. Thank you very much.
Based on the fact that I have found the grave of my late grandfater, his wife and son, with photos from Find A Grave,I am now planning to visit their graves in May next year.
Kind regards
Kjell Fløttum
Stavanger, Norway
Added by Kjell Fløttum on Nov 02, 2015 9:51 AM
John Sloan
Jseph and Betsey Dimock
Kaaren, Thank you for taking and posting the photos. More small pieces of the extended family history in place. I have made a couple of suggestions/corrections to Robert Mitchell Bailey (#47883281)
Added by John Sloan on Nov 01, 2015 5:40 AM
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