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MarillaW (#47325501)
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the two city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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P Sabbe
Henry oberdick
Thank you for helping to get the oberdicks to the correct cemetery. I appreciate it greatly!
Added by P Sabbe on Aug 03, 2015 8:36 PM
Mary Hogan Moore
RE: 68797148
Minnesota Death Index has his date of death as
Feb 02, 1967. Social Security Death Index just had Feb 1967. Hope this helps.
Added by Mary Hogan Moore on Aug 01, 2015 8:05 PM
Patti M
Charles David Moore info
I am the daughter of the late Charles David Moore, buried in Nelson County, KY. I have a discharge certificate from the Air Force. I don't know who put his grave in place, it was probably out of loving intentions. He never served in the Army, and he definitely did not serve after basic training. A heart problem was detected the day before graduation and he was given a medical discharge. He had an issue with telling the truth, my mother an I always believed he was in the Marines. What do you suggest I do? I'm totally confused by all this. Thank you for displaying his gravestone. I am not close to where he is buried and have not been able to get to it as much as I would like.
Added by Patti M on Aug 01, 2015 11:01 AM
Mary Hogan Moore
RE: 68797148
Hi Marilla, I understand your wanting to verify the records before changing his death date. I got my information from Ancestry and both the Minnesota Death Index and the SS Death Index have February as the month he died. If you have something that shows it as March, I would like to know the source, so I can change my records. Thank you so much for the work you do on Find A Grave! Mary
Added by Mary Hogan Moore on Jul 28, 2015 7:31 PM
Lilydale Memorials
RE: Eunice Keeler
I meant you could copy Barbara's photo (with an attribution caption) on Eunice's page. This will keep your photo request for a better photo active.
Added by Lilydale Memorials on Jul 23, 2015 4:44 AM
Lilydale Memorials
RE: Storden Baptist Cemetery
Thank you for the information -- much appreciated!
Added by Lilydale Memorials on Jul 23, 2015 4:27 AM
Karen Frederickson
RE: Evelyn Butler
I'm not a relative (just a piano student) so I'm not asking for a transfer. Thanks for asking.
Added by Karen Frederickson on Jul 22, 2015 6:52 AM
B. E. Sprague
RE: William Wesley Sprague 129735186
My quick research of these two babies,
William Wesley Sprague and Winnifred I. Sprague;

Parents were: Hiram Asa Sprague: May 1867 NY - Feb 7, 1926, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota married Lillian A. Williams on Dec 30, 1893 at Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

You can find William Wesley Sprague tying him to these parents on the 1905 Minnesota Census, and sister Winnifred I. Sprague is tied to the same parents on birth and death listings (these parents are listed)

After death of Hiram Asa Sprague in 1926, I lose Lillian A. Williams, who was last found/listed on the 1920 Census in Cottonwood County, Minnesota with husband Hiram and daughter D. Madge Sprague (Dorothy Madge Sprague) born Sep 10, 1906, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota.

Hope this helps!
Added by B. E. Sprague on Jul 12, 2015 8:32 AM
Debbie & Gary
Lamberton Cemetery Entry Sign

Lamberton Cemetery has a new entry sign. I took a photo of it to update your older photo. If you wish I can email it to you to update the current one on Find A Grave. Let me know.

Added by Debbie & Gary on Jul 03, 2015 5:43 PM
Deborah Rankin-Moore
REVISED message on Ovie Green Cain
I should have known better than to attempt to send the message below via text message. My big, fat fingers failed me. I have copied and pasted and made the necessary amendments. Thank you AGAIN!!

Thank you SO much for the reply and the fascinating newspaper clipping that now appears on my Uncle Ovie's page.

At my first wedding, many of my many (there were 11 who lived to adulthood) aunts & uncles were reminiscing about their childhood and about the tragic death of their oldest brother Ovie.

One of my aunts recalled their mom(Amanda Jane [Eastham] Cain crawling on her hands & knees, spreading newspapers by the beds of ALL of her sick children. The entire family was suffering from the Spanish Flu of 1918. The doctor from Windom came to check on their conditions. He told my grandma "Mrs Cain - you're going to have a lot of dead children come morning." Only Uncle Ovie passed.

There is a family photo taken in 1918, shortly after the passing of Ovie. The picture is of my grandparents and of the children who were still living at their home in Windom, MN. At this time, my Aunt Etta Jane (Cain) Dehmlow (the oldest child and eldest daughter) had married and moved just down the street. Other than Etta, Ovie is the only other Cain child missing from the photo. I believe the photo (which I have just added) was taken to "capture" the remaining family members.
Added by Deborah Rankin-Moore on Jun 15, 2015 9:02 PM
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