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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 26 days
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I've been out of the country for 3 weeks with limited Internet access. Working on getting caught up on edits.

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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Hi William,

I was looking up my husbands great grandfather when I noticed the site for him had his son's headstone as its picture.
I hate to bother you but here are the acct # 68537902 is
James H Simmons ( sons headstone) & 68537901 is
James H Simmons Jr.

I would be happy to mgr them. I have their history and family info.

Thank you for your dedication, Malinda
Added by Malinda on Apr 13, 2015 10:33 PM
RE: More on Henry Carpenter
That's what I'd do - unless and until we can find his final resting place I would leave him as is. He does appear on a listing of burials at the cemetery, but his death certificate states otherwise. If I can find the time this summer, I'll check out the funeral home that handled his arrangements (they still exist) and see if they have anything in their records for his final disposition.
Added by MissingHim on Apr 13, 2015 6:48 PM
RE: More on Henry Carpenter
You can keep it as I have no relationship at all, was just trying to sort out who is and is not buried there. I saw the death certificate said burial at Greenville, so that is why I sent the message to you.
Added by MissingHim on Apr 13, 2015 1:38 PM
RE: Henry Carpenter
I know nothing about Henry other than he had no tombstone at the cemetery. He was listed in the burials on the Conneaut Valley Historical Society's website, so that is why I looked up his death certificate when I did not find a stone for him.
Added by MissingHim on Apr 13, 2015 1:36 PM
Netha Dunlap
Frank Dutton

I have some additional information about Frank Dutton.

Full name: John Franklin Dutton
Birth: Nov 22 1896 in Gordon Co GA
Death Sept 4 1962 in Shannon, Floyd Co GA
Marriage Dec 5 1920 to Vinnie B Hayes

Added by Netha Dunlap on Mar 31, 2015 3:54 PM
Netha Dunlap
Frank Dutton
Added by Netha Dunlap on Mar 31, 2015 3:52 PM
Netha Dunlap
Frank Dutton
Added by Netha Dunlap on Mar 31, 2015 3:46 PM
Carmen Louise Votaw
RE: Helen Votaw McKay
Smith is her middle name.

She has both parents' last names.
It's a Quaker naming habit.

Thank you for all the work you're doing!!!

Added by Carmen Louise Votaw on Mar 31, 2015 9:30 AM
Al Haxton
RE: Earlham Cemetery
Thanks for the info.

Added by Al Haxton on Mar 30, 2015 12:33 PM
Al Haxton
Earlham Cemetery
Hello William,

I see where you say there is another Find A Grave member that has taken photo's of headstones at Earlham. Is there any way that I can contact them. I have several request in for Earlham.

Very Respectfully,

Al Haxton Jr
Added by Al Haxton on Mar 30, 2015 11:05 AM
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