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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 12 years, 7 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Calling all Find-a-Gravers from West Texas: I've started a Facebook page titled WEST TEXAS FIND A GRAVE. This is mostly for the folks in my area but is an open group and is open to all. It's not a gripe session about the site but should be used to help with what cemeteries need to be surveyed or photographed. Feel free to check it out.
I'll be listing as many cemeteries in the Lubbock, Texas area as possible. I would like to meet with other members in Lubbock. Please feel free to get in touch with me and i'll try to answer any questions that i can.

I've noticed a trend lately that should be addressed. Please do not add Death Certificates to my memorials. This may be a good source of information but I feel it is out of place on memorials. You can request a tranfer of ownership if you feel the need to post a Death Certificate.

Also on the subject of Death Certificates, please be aware of the pitfalls of taking this information as absolute. There has been some discussion on this topic in the Forums. Use care when reading this data. The location given as the place of burial is not always the correct name of that cemetery. It may only be the city where the person was taken. I've seen too many times where an incorrect listing is added unnecessarily by folks unfamiliar with the location of burial. Many cemeteries have changed names or ownership over the years. Please double check the county listing before adding a new cemetery. You might save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I'm more than glad to make any correction, update or transfers that pass my way. Please use the Edit (Suggest a Correction) tab on the memorials, as this makes things go faster and easier for me.

Also, any changes that are sent to me, I take at face value so please don't send me a list of sources that prove who the parents are or where they were born. I'm not the DAR or a school teacher who double checks for accuracy. What you send me is what I enter.

I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.
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John Russell Pierson
Edith Kitchel
Thanks for the pic!
Added by John Russell Pierson on Sep 03, 2015 5:08 PM
John Pinkerton
Thanks so much for taking H K Thomas's headstone picture.

I see that you live in Lubbock -- I am from Plainview -- now live here in Arlington.

Thanks again,

Added by John Pinkerton on Sep 03, 2015 2:31 PM
John Pinkerton
Thanks so much for taking my great aunts headstone picture Rubalee Thomas

Added by John Pinkerton on Sep 03, 2015 2:26 PM
Re: Opel (Cornwell) Shanklin Schulien
Wow....that certainly is a mystery!!

Two different gravestones, two different locations, two different HOW would one do the research to find out which was the true "final resting place"??

Any suggestions...?

Added by celtic121mom on Sep 03, 2015 6:22 AM
Ghost Family Hunter
RE: Mary Joplin #19720009
Hello that's ok I totally understand! I have a few of those myself! Would you happen to be related to the Joplins by any chance?

Added by Ghost Family Hunter on Sep 02, 2015 6:20 PM
Sarah Ary
Basil Webb (1920-1960) edit
Hi David.

I just wanted to let you know that the entry for Basil Webb (1920-1960) is slightly incorrect. His father was F.R. Webb and his mother was Lula Brewer. He was born in Young County, Texas and died at Graham General Hospital.

The parents that are listed currently belong to my great-grandfather Basil Lee Webb Sr. (1911-1985) who is buried at Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas. I submitted a copy of Basil (1920-1960) to the entry. The name of his wife is correct, though the parents Joseph Ernest Webb (1889 - 1949) and Bertha Elnora Balch Webb (1892 - 1988)and siblings David Orice Webb (1913 - 1989)*, Dorothy Marie Webb Axtell (1917 - 2004)*, and Jim Edward Webb (1920 - 1943)*
belong to the other Basil in Resthaven.


Sarah (Webb)
Added by Sarah Ary on Sep 02, 2015 12:37 PM
Virginia Ann Durham
Thank you so much for taking the time to take such a lovely picture of Virginia's headstone. I sincerely appreciate your efforts. Thanks again!
Added by mdja on Sep 01, 2015 7:27 PM
Brianna Butler
Holcomb Family
Thank you very much for the transfers!

- Brianna Butler
Added by Brianna Butler on Sep 01, 2015 6:13 PM
Jacquelyn Hoffman Striplin
photo find
Mr. Sifford - thank you so much for providing a photo of Zera Ham's gravesite. Your help is very much appreciated. I have been trying to link all of my father's side of the family on the FindAGrave website, and with the help of thoughtful people like you, I've had a lot of success. Thanks again. Jackie Hoffman Striplin
Added by Jacquelyn Hoffman Stripli... on Aug 31, 2015 11:19 AM
Michauel Bryan
Montgomery photo
David, I really appreciate you taking time away from your weekend to travel to Resthaven Memorial Park, locate the marker, take the great photos and then posting them.

Added by Michauel Bryan on Aug 30, 2015 9:08 PM
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