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scotdeerie (#48158402)
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Bio Photo I volunteer at Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls. I have some limited access to St. Mary's and Sacred Hearts Cemeteries, which are adjacent to Oakwood, although most of their records have been destroyed and the cemeteries are in ill repair.

St. Joseph's, Holy Trinity and Gate of Heaven (Lewiston) are not far away and within my travel range for photo requests. I will only take photo requests that already have grave section/area info because these are HUGE cemeteries. Call the cemetery office, tell them you are from far away and ask they provide you with the info so you can send someone else to get the photo. Most places will do one or two requests for FREE. After more than a couple, however, be prepared to pay some sort of fee.

Riverdale and Accacia Park will NOT process requests for Find A Grave photographers and are particularly unfriendly about it. Call them and get the grave location and put it in your photo request. These cemeteries want to charge photographers if they go in and ask for help. For one or two requests, they MIGHT do it over the phone for YOU. Remember: your family BOUGHT plots there. They work for YOU.

Visit my Virtual Cemetery "Oakwood's River Folks" for folks who have died stunting at The Falls or in The Niagara River and then stop by and say hi to my recently departed best friend, Eilean "Ellie" Lyonhil Donan in the Virtual Cemetery, "Beloved Friends".
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RE: Clark Ellenbaum #115879058
yes....I'll find it for you
Added by Niagara2012 on Oct 03, 2015 2:19 PM
RE: Clark Ellenbaum #115879058
Your welcome! There is one memorial I created, the poor lady's daughter died. She had another surviving daughter. The woman's brother had also died a few months earlier. This woman was so distraught she drowned the surviving daughter and then slit her own throat.
Added by Niagara2012 on Oct 01, 2015 9:53 AM
Vicki Sanow
RE: Steinbrenners at Oakwood in Niagara Falls
My husband is distantly related to William's wife Margaret McDougald, so not to the other Steinbrenners you mentioned. It does look like an error on the tombstone. I've run into that for a couple of my relatives, too!
Added by Vicki Sanow on Sep 30, 2015 4:24 PM
RE: Clark Ellenbaum #115879058
A deep and lasting gloom was cast over the home of Mr. and Mrs, J. H, Ellenbaum of No. 322 Niagara street Saturday night by the death of their only child. Clarke Edward Ellenbaum, who passed away at 9:30 p. m.

Death was very unexpected although he had been a patient sufferer from typhoid fever for the past 11 weeks. The deceased was bright and cheerful at supper time when he ate
liberally of the food which was allowed him. About 9 o'clock there was a turn for the worse and he expired in a very few minutes. His parents are nearly prostrated with grief.

The deceased was born on Oct. 8th, 25 years ago, and spent his entire life in this city. He was a member of the choir of St. Peter's church for the past 17 years and was also a member of St. Andrew's Brotherhood and the Y.M.C.A.

He was was a member of Niagara Frontier lodge, No. 132. F.& A. M., Niagara Chapter No. 200, R. A. M. and, Niagara Commandery No. 64 K. T., and about the time he was taken
ill he was making arrangements to become a member of.Ishmalla Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of Buffalo.

When compelled to take to his bed his only thought and request to his nurse, Miss Ryan, was that she should get him out so, that he could take the Shrine degree on the following Friday night.

During His long illness he was most patient sufferer showing a fortitude far beyond his years. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Peter's church, the Rev. Philip Wheeler Mosher officiating. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

"Clark Ellenbaum Succumbs to Long Illness of Fever." Niagara Falls Gazette, Monday, Feb. 11, 1907
Added by Niagara2012 on Sep 29, 2015 1:22 PM
Bill Siddall
Pauline Sullivan
Thanks for the link for the obit for Pauline. I have added it. I entered the findagrave # for her sister in the bio/obit because I can't enter sibling info without the parents findagrave entry.

Bill Siddall
Added by Bill Siddall on Sep 29, 2015 1:20 PM
Clark Ellenbaum #115879058
Obit was printed Feb. 11, 1907 in Niagara Falls Gazette. I forgot to include with the obit.
Added by Niagara2012 on Sep 22, 2015 12:06 PM
Cathy Alton
Your dog
I saw your buddy's picture while I was on someone else's page. Just had to let you know that he/she is absolutely adorable!
Added by Cathy Alton on Sep 02, 2015 4:51 PM
Grave Maven
Billy Boy - Monticello, NM
Thanks so much for sponsoring his memorial. I am going to see what I can find out about him. The county records here are not as accessible as they were in Montana - but I will see what I can dig up! Karen (aka Duke)
Added by Grave Maven on Aug 30, 2015 1:42 PM
Craig Caplan
Elizabeth Jacob stone

Thanks for the update on the existence of a stone for Elizabeth Jacob at Oakwood. There must have been some confusion in my earlier photo request.

Added by Craig Caplan on Aug 25, 2015 9:22 AM
RE: Sabina DeMarti
I have to go back and find it. I'll do it an a day or so if that is ok
Added by Niagara2012 on Aug 24, 2015 1:40 PM
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