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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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RE: Find A Grave Correction: Mae Reagin
I did add their names to the bio. Would you like management of her memorial?
Added by Nita on Mar 30, 2015 7:28 PM
Find A Grave Correction: Mae Reagin
Do the parents have Memorials and if so I need the Memorial numbers to connect them. Thank You for the parents names.
Added by Nita on Mar 30, 2015 6:55 PM
Laura Goodman
Alice Maud Rice
Thanks for the death certificate and additional information. I want to give you a heads up over a decline for the edit with the name change. If I accepted the edit it would have placed the first name as Maud with an unknown middle. Her signature was Alice Maud Rice...I did place the maiden name on the memorial and am grateful for the assistance. As always...Thanks for the information...I appreciate it.
Added by Laura Goodman on Mar 25, 2015 10:12 AM
Barbara Wolf
RE: Long
You are very welcome!! Barb
Added by Barbara Wolf on Mar 24, 2015 3:23 PM
The Dorrell's in Greenwood have been taken care of.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Added by RosiePosie on Mar 23, 2015 12:18 PM
Sharon Inman
Ida Speakman
Thank you so much for transferring Ida to me.

Added by Sharon Inman on Mar 23, 2015 1:17 AM
Sharon Inman
RE: Ida Speakman
Yes, please transfer her to me. She is my husband's grandmother.

Thanks so much,
Added by Sharon Inman on Mar 21, 2015 7:06 PM
Gary Yawman
I worked the GOWER line many years ago, and yes it appears that you and I are distant cousins.

My great grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Gower's pedigree:

Thomas Jefferson Gower 1856-1899
Samuel Brown Gower 1811-1869
Samuel M. Gower abt 1785-1846
Russell Gower abt 1747-abt 1825
Abel Gower abt 1725-

Russell Gower was a brother of your Matthew.
Added by Gary Yawman on Mar 21, 2015 10:44 AM
Sharon Inman
Ida Speakman
Thanks so much for updating this for me
Added by Sharon Inman on Mar 18, 2015 11:35 PM
Gary Yawman
I noticed GOWER was one of your family surnames. My great-grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Gower, born Apr 28, 1856 in Williamson Co, Ill; died Mar 17, 1899 in McCune, Crawford Co, KS. Where are your GOWERS from?
Added by Gary Yawman on Mar 18, 2015 11:12 AM
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