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Emily E. Farley Smith (#47926797)
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Bio Photo Please visit my dad John Joseph "JJ" Farley and my mom Arlene Ida Wittenberg and other family members that I have linked together. If the mood strikes, thank you for leaving a flower or token.


Please DO NOT make requests by leaving a message.

Use the "EDIT" tab on the memorial to ask for any corrections, updates, or transfers to be made. I need the links the "EDIT" tab provides. Please make sure you're signed in as I need the link to your member page as well.

The 6th option on the "EDIT" tab - "Suggest Any Other Addition or Correction" is a free-form e-mail sent to the manager of the memorial (even when they have their e-mail address hidden from public view) and should be used when -

1. you'd like bio info added (or corrected),
2. anything that requires an explanation or source info; or if you'd like to contact the member without leaving a public message.


The "EDITS" tab on the top part of your profile page is NOT the same as the "EDIT" tab on each memorial page. This is where you will check on the status of most of the edits you request as well as approving or denying most of the edits sent to you.


Please read the FAQ's!(AKA - Help with FAG) There have been many changes to the FAQ's lately, please re-read them. If you can't find an answer or if what you're looking for isn't clear, please come to the Discussion Forums. There are many people there with years of experience on this website and are more than happy to help.


I do not link to memorials that are - "Burial: Unknown Location". Find the grave first, then we add all the other info.


I add these memorials as a tribute to those who have passed as well as allowing friends and relatives who cannot travel to "visit" and pay their respects.

Any information in these memorials that is not listed in the obituary was either provided by another member, was available on the funeral home (listed in the obit) website or taken from SSDI.


Many thanks to all the volunteers who have added their hard work, love and sanity to create these memorials. Without your dogged trekking through brush, nettles, rain, snow, ornery cemetery attendants, dusty historical registers and the like to photograph and record the resting places of those that have gone on before us, we would not have this website.


My heartfelt thanks to bill for sponsoring several of my family's memorials. He is a very kind man with a wicked sense of humor.

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Doris Albro
Coat of Arms = Flowers
I am not hiding behind a public message. Just one last thing Mrs. Smith, if you would take the time to add your coat of arms to customize your flower page, the symbol would not show up that there is a photograph there. Simple, I don't have time to prove that to you but simple logic will do. Check with F.A.G. if you don't think I am right. A coat of arms is not a portrait.

Added by Doris Albro on Jul 07, 2014 10:15 PM
Doris Albro
As long as we are on the subject of photographs, several of your memorials show the symbol that means there is a photograph of the person. There is not, there are other pictures but not of the person. The rules say: No decorative graphics, animated GIFs, photo frames, or graphic embellishments.
Added by Doris Albro on Jul 06, 2014 5:37 PM
Doris Albro
That was a friend of mine and I had permission. It did not come from the funeral home, it came from the newspaper and I have permission from that paper.
Added by Doris Albro on Jul 06, 2014 5:14 PM
Doris Albro
RE: Copied Photos
Please be specific.
Added by Doris Albro on Jul 06, 2014 12:28 PM
Hi Emily - read a message you left about what you're up to. Good luck,
I'm dining the same at a much smaller but much older Nat Cemetery. Anyway, sometimes I work elsewhere on certain surnames.
Here's one for you to fix. I already linked the wrong one & don't know how to change it.

Do you not have an email contact ?
Added by sandlotball on Jul 02, 2014 2:54 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Middle initials...
Thank your for your understanding reply.

You did tell me about your project a day or two ago...which prompted a reply about Gary's IWPP spread sheet that created more problems than it solved. (...remember me whining)

I would appreciate it if you didn't send "period" requests, but if a few splip through, don't worry about it. I know you have your hands full and aren't doing it on purpose.

Speaking of being busy, I usually send a thank you note after I respond to a SAC request. If you're going to be sending lots of Calverton SACs to me, I'm not going to send you a reply/thank you note (to Calverton SACs), unless I didn't or couldn't do exactly as you requested. I'll assume you're keeping a copy of each request (as I do) and then using it to verify your request is satisfactorly completed.

When you send me an SAC, just think of this "THANK YOU!" and remember it's from me. That should save both of us some much needed time.

I did see the change to the FAQs and that's why I told you that I wrote to the Find A Grave staff for clarification. (Re-read my last message, the part about the Find A Grave staff's reply to my "period" question. Their reply is why I'm not worried about entering a period after an initial.)

I agree about the period interferring with the search function. That's why the "norm" for entering data into a database is to drop the punctuation (and blank spaces) and let the data display function add the punctuation as needed.

Keep sending SACs and I'll keep fixing my goofs.

Have another great day,
Added by J. Edward Ross on Jun 30, 2014 5:08 PM
J. Edward Ross
Middle initials...
I declined two of your edit request because they asked me to add a period after middle initials.

My personal preference is NOT to add the period.

I have several reasons. The four biggest reasons for NOT adding a period are...

1) Standard convention when adding "data" to any database is to leave out punctuations because the data display software is capable of adding appropriate punctuation when necessary.

2) Adding a period after a middle intial promotes a double standard at If the original creators of the software wanted us to break the standard convention, and add a period, then they would have included periods after their prefixes and suffixes in the name drop-down selections.

3) If Find A Grave really wanted a period after every initial, do you know how easy it would be for then to do a search-and-replace on the entire database? They could do the entire database overnight and you wouldn't be any the wiser.

4) Several months ago (early last fall I think), I sent the Find A Grave staff a request to clarify "adding a period after an initial." Their reply basically stated that it's optional for pre-existing memorials. They would "like" to see periods added to new memorials, but agian, its up to the creator of the memorial. They failed to state any reason for adding a period.

I may consider adding a period, if findagrave adds periods to prefixs (Mr., Dr., Col., etc.) and suffixes (Sr., Jr., etc.), but for the time being, I do not add periods to any of my memorials.

In the mean time, I manually inserted the the other edits that you requested to the names, leaving out the requested periods.

btw: I have over 50,000 memorials w/o periods. I do NOT intend to go back and change any of them.

You're doing a great job, keep on plugging away. And thank you for putting up with my whining!

I look forward for your other edit requests.

Added by J. Edward Ross on Jun 30, 2014 11:26 AM
RE: Photo's @ LINC
You're welcome - I'm happy to be able to help out.

Added by loradora on Jun 28, 2014 5:13 AM
RE: Armato Photo @ LINC
don't need a request. I'll do it today. Thanks.
Added by BBosley on Jun 22, 2014 5:29 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Sean's duplicate
There are more than enough rude people in the world already, I don't need to add to them, lol!! Your request was equally polite, so I thank thee as well! Blessings!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jun 10, 2014 3:29 PM
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