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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 27 days
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Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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D. A. Lawson
Rev J Thomas Boyce
I found that you have created a Virtual Cemetery for those who were killed in the 1968 explosion in Richmond and to let you know that I have created a memorial for Rev. Thomas Boyce.
Added by D. A. Lawson on Aug 21, 2016 7:00 AM
alice howle
Mrs, Ozella Rusk Light Dempsey
He maiden name was Rusk.
Added by alice howle on Aug 12, 2016 8:30 PM
Cheryl Crumley
Hansel Collins
Per his obit he was born 2/23/1946 in Rome, Ga
Died 9/8/1976 in Meadville PA

Can find obit in Rome News Tribune 9/10/1976
Page 2A Col. 3.
Can use Google News Archive to find it
Added by Cheryl Crumley on Aug 10, 2016 5:48 PM
Gene A. Logist
RE: Sarah Mae Gray Pearcy
Actually, when I looked back at to see who the Gray was, it suddenly showed me a duplicate memorial for Sarah, that has her listed as burial unknown and was created after yours. Links for her father and 1st husband are found on the memorial. I'll leave it to you to handle this. Good luck!!

Duplicate link:
Added by Gene A. Logist on Aug 09, 2016 10:20 PM
R & J Black & G Key
Thank you for the kind transfer and all your work on this site.
Added by R & J Black & G Key on Aug 09, 2016 1:41 PM
Gene A. Logist
RE: Sarah Mae Gray Pearcy
Thanks for letting me know. I should have sent you a message to start with. I basically just wanted to let you know that her maiden name was Smith. With the her middle name listed as Mae Gray, with just adding Smith as her maiden name, her name would show up as Sarah Mae Gray "Smith" Pearcy and I didn't think that was correct either, so I didn't know how to do it. I'll just leave it to you, but I did want you to know her maiden name was Smith. Thanks!
Added by Gene A. Logist on Aug 08, 2016 4:14 PM
68539047 Ruth Saxon Truelove
It appears that the photo on this memorial is in error, or the birth date is wrong.
Added by Gordon on Aug 08, 2016 1:11 PM
RE: Frances Ruby Harlan Wiley
Thank you for getting back to me. Of the two sources that I'm using, the Indiana Marriage Index of 1800-1941 indictates that Frances H Harlan was born on 2/22/1891. She was age 19 and was married to Russell M Wiley on 6/8/1910. However another source, The Indiana State Board of Health Certificate of Death gives her birth date as being 2/22/1892 and her date of death as 2/3/1956. She died in the Mercy Hospital in Ohio. I do see that her tombstone shows a birth date that agrees with her marriage certificate. At this point, I don't know which is the actual year of birth.
Added by BonnieP on Aug 02, 2016 6:38 PM
RE: Eliza Steers Barker
I believe you are correct on the year of birth. I used the death certificate for the information that I provided you which can prove to be incorrect on the year of birth. (I posted it on the memorial for you to view.) Birth year on death certificate is 1869. Census records for 1910 and 1940 lists the birth year as 1868 which agrees with the gravestone. Census records for 1920 and 1930 lists the birth year as abt 1870, abt 1872. Thank you for catching my error.
Added by Michael on Aug 02, 2016 12:00 PM
RE: Rufus Test
Actually he died in Franklin township, IN. I can't find what county it is in.
Added by Caretaker on Jul 31, 2016 12:08 PM
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