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Woodenshoes (#46518992)
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My journey through genealogy began with the search for my grandfather's grandmother in the Spring of 1982. Since that time, my travels have taken me to interesting places, met amazing people, and gleaned a wealth of knowledge.

In 2001, I discovered Find-A-Grave and began contributing to the ever-growing wealth of information. After 28 years in the nursing profession, I suffered a major stroke ln 2008.

No longer able to go "out in the field", my research time is spent on the internet.

For anyone wishing to update Find-A-Grave information, please email the above address.

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Jerry La Fleur
Hello I was wondering if you are a relative of the La Fleur's. I am working on their Tree.
Added by Shutterbug on Dec 13, 2015 7:39 PM
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
Karen Olson
May I request that you link Karen Olson d.1982
with her parents in Norway;
Kristian Peder Olai Olsen Find A Grave Memorial# 153611400
Anna Maria Johansdatter Aas Find A Grave Memorial# 153611801
Thank you for your consideration
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
Added by Adele Olsen-Sullivan on Oct 12, 2015 3:17 PM
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
Jacob Olson d. 1944
May I request that a link be made between Jacob and
his parents in Norway.
Ole Johan Jakobsen #153605288
Maren Johanna #153606026
Thank you for your consideration
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
Added by Adele Olsen-Sullivan on Oct 12, 2015 12:40 PM
Carl Catherman
Ida Rothrock
Thank you very much for adding the links to her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Aug 23, 2015 5:21 PM
Betty Andrews
6221143, W. C. Crawford
Thank you for your years with find-a-grave! Sorry to hear of your stroke. I too was a nurse since 1958. I find "find-a-grave" offers so much to genealogy. I left a note to correct the name of William Clingman Crawford. Blessing!
Added by Betty Andrews on Jul 14, 2015 9:26 AM
RE: Barbara (Niehuis) Vanderzicht Beeksma
Thank you, that clears it up. It was confusing because she is buried next to her first husband, under the name Vanderzicht but listed as Beeksma on the records. Her second husband appears to be buried next to his first wife in another section of the cemetery.

We appreciate the help,
Added by ywembark2015 on May 23, 2015 7:23 PM
Beeksma & Vanderzicth
We are wondering if you might have some insight on a discrepancy we found.

The burial listing for Maple Leaf Cemetery says that "Beeksma, Barbara Beeksma" is buried in Section 5, Block 138, Lot 55. The headstone at that location is for Allen and Barbara Vanderzicht. Barbara Vanderzicht's memorial page says that her maiden name was Nienhuis. She does have a sister linked to her, Elizabeth Nienhuis, who married Egbert Beeksma.

Allen passed away in 1979. Do you know if Barbara remarried after his passing?

Added by ywembark2015 on May 22, 2015 11:40 PM
RE: Maple Leaf Cemetery
We sincerely apologize if we have done something to offend you. Could you please send us an email and let us know what we have done so we can fix it or stop doing it?

Thank you.
Added by ywembark2015 on May 20, 2015 10:00 PM
Rich King
Inez C. Baird Find A Grave Memorial# 32040513
Hi Woodenshoes,

I have made some edits to the above. Inez is my maternal grand aunt. My sources for edits:

1. DOB, & POB - Minnesota Historical Society, Birth Certificate Index.

2. Parents - MHS Birth Certificate Index, 1920 & 1930 US Census.

3. Spouse - Minnesota Official Marriage System.

4. Name - Minnesota Historical Society, Birth Certificate Index, Minnesota Official Marriage System.

Inex & Lester relocated from MN to WA about 1941.

I have attached 2 photos of Inez. 1st is Inez and her sister (my grandmother) Ruby. 2nd is a closeup of Inez from that photo.

Rich King (#48494887)

Added by Rich King on Apr 12, 2015 2:02 PM
Claudia Kane
William Henry Baldwin
In memory of William Henry Baldwin, Civil War service Nov. 8, 1862 - to Mar. 22, 1865. Union soldier, served from the state of Ohio.

I noticed that the above Tribute was on the memorial page for William Henry Baldwin that was born in 1872, and wondered who it was...

William Henry Baldwin b.1872 is my grt Grandfather.

Thank you, Claudia Kane Janousek

Added by Claudia Kane on Apr 12, 2015 9:26 AM
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