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Ray Gatewood (#46978762)
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My wife and I do genealogy so we have been in a lot of libraries, cemeteries, court houses and outhouses all around the USA. At first, I started photographing only my family and friends' tombstones. It therefore became a duty to take pictures of all the markers in the cemeteries throughout Ellis county.
Several of the names and dates which are already listed that do not yet have photos, contain many errors. After taking their tombstone pictures, I have noticed those mistakes when comparing the actual inscriptions with the information that has already been uploaded. I also see a lot of people listed more than once, which throws off the number of graves indicated.
If and when I make a mistake please e-mail me and I will gladly correct it. If the person is a relative or friend and you wish to manage the listing, I will happily relinquish ownership and transfer it over to you. We are members of the Ellis County Genealogical Society which meets the 1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Ellis County Woman's Building, 407 West Jefferson Street in Waxahachie. Membership is open to anyone interested in family history. Dues are $20 per calendar year and includes a subscription to ECGS quarterly publication, Searchers & Researchers.
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E. June Stringfield #64853528
Ray, Could you please transfer my grandmother to me, so I may link my family together on find a grave, thanks Allen Cole #48608341
Added by Allen on Dec 19, 2014 7:32 AM
Rose (Sanders) Metcalf Vaughn
Hi Ray;
I am looking for a burial for a Rose (Sanders) Vaughn born 19 May 1883, in Texas and died 02 Aug 1957in Kerr Co., Texas.
She was the 2nd wife of George H Vaughn 1869-1951. Her death certificate says she was buried in Glen Rose, Texas. Her father was Calvin Sanders, and her was mother Sarah E. Brisco. She was a 2nd cousin to me.
I would appreciate any help you can give me. Nancy, find a grave #47237121.
Added by Nancy on Dec 18, 2014 2:59 PM
Ronnie Eugene Stringfield #64853418
Could you please transfer Ronnie Eugene Stringfield #64853418 to me this is my cousin and I would like to link him with the rest of my family please, thanks in advance Allen Cole #48608341.
Added by Allen on Dec 16, 2014 8:17 AM
Marian Presswood
Lowe memorials
Thanks, Ray, for making all the changes and links for the John N. Lowe family in Ferris Cemetery.
Added by Marian Presswood on Dec 02, 2014 10:46 PM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 4:19 PM
John Holloway
My heartfelt thank you
Dear Ray...

Thank you for posting this memorial and for the hard work you and your wife do. This is such a gift from God and a blessing to me. Stella was a great friend and co-worker. I'm so happy to know that she is a part of this page. Thank you!

Added by John Holloway on Oct 12, 2014 5:25 AM
Thomas Jefferson Weatherford
If your not related to Tom #63800598, would you transfer to family. my #46914425
thank you for all you've done.
Added by Anonymous-L. on Sep 29, 2014 5:12 PM
Joan Viney
Lissie Parks
I have submitted corrections for name (as shown on 1900 census Benton County, Missouri prior to her marriage) and birth and death dates and places as shown on her death certificate.

Joan Viney
Added by Joan Viney on Aug 11, 2014 1:09 AM
Joan Viney
Jeff Parks
I have submitted corrections for name and birth and death dates showing data listed on his death certificate.

Joan Viney
Added by Joan Viney on Aug 11, 2014 1:02 AM
Don McDonald
johnnie morgan
Thanks for the transfer. don
Added by Don McDonald on Jul 25, 2014 1:46 PM
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