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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 12 days
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I'm out of town for a few weeks with limited access to e-mail so will be handling the "other edits" when I return.

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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Delna Powell
Transfer Memorial
Please transfer memorial 73885554 to me so I can remove parents, siblings and Children and correct birth date and husband link. The husband of this memorial is Alfred P. Jones who is buried in the same cemetery.

The memorial is mixed up between memorial 152224678 which is our family. Memorial 738855554 has a correct death date and burial place, but the birth date is for memorial 152224678. The husband of memorial 152224678 is Noah Jones memorial 152224760.

I appreciate your help in correction this memorial.
Added by Delna Powell on Oct 08, 2015 9:32 AM
Bobi DeVore
Elizabeth Darnell
Memorial# 73877947

Who is beside her?
Added by Bobi DeVore on Oct 06, 2015 12:30 PM
Walter (BEANO) Davis Jr

Walter (BEANO) Davis Jr Memorial# 73878231
Birth 03 JUL 1880 • Cincinnati, Clermont, Ohio, USA
Memorial# 73878231

WIFE: Maude Nichols
MARRIAGE-16 JAN 1908 • Greene, Ohio, USA
Birth DEC 22, 1882 • Xenia, Greene, Ohio, USA

ALICE DOROTHY DAVIS Memorial# 66409307

Marriage TO ALICE D DAVIS- 12 JAN 1945 • Marion, Indiana, USA
Birth 28 JAN 1911 • XENIA, GREENE CO., OHIO





Added by Rich on Sep 30, 2015 10:54 AM
G Man
Thanks !!!
Thank you very much for the transfers!
Added by G Man on Sep 04, 2015 5:17 AM
Wanda Pierce Johnson
Stallard's at Greendale Cemetery, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Thanks so much for doing the edits I submitted for the Stallard's at Greendale Cemetery, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They are my distant cousins and thanks for adding them to the cemetery.
Wanda Pierce Johnson # 47818424
Added by Wanda Pierce Johnson on Aug 28, 2015 7:47 PM
RE: Samuel Cravatt
Re: Samuel Gravatt #123125809

Hello William - Well, let me go through what I have found. When John Gravatt & his brother Samuel enlisted in the Civil War in the G 19 Ohio Infantry, both enlisted under the alias “Cravatt”. As many around them did, I suppose it was John, the older, wiser, brother, who wanted to make sure they had a “backdoor” out of their situation, if needed. Neither were paid by an Recruiter to fight in place of anyone else. When John died, his mother Susan Runyan Gravatt filed for mother’s pension. On John’s Pension File card, it clearly indicates Cravatt as an alias. (that person had very good handwriting)

As for Samuel, on his Pension Card, the alias is not indicated but the Widow’s name is Nettie M. Gravatt not Cravatt. Those first letters are different. The person writing this card was not as careful. I have Samuel’s Civil War file and there are several depositions testifying to the alias, his medical discharge (half his foot was torn off by a chain on a railroad car ) and Invalid Pension, Nettie’s maiden name (Graham), former husband & divorce and eventually a Widow’s Pension.

On his daughter’s Social Security Applications & Claims, Laura lists her father as Samuel Gravatt & mother Nettie M. Graham. The same is indicated on her death certificate though I have to say, the correctness of any death certificate information is considered 2nd of even 3d hand info so you really never know how accurate the info is.

As for Samuel’s death certificate, Samuel’s son Clyde is supplying the info. Samuel’s father was not Ephriam Cravatt but there may have been a reason that Clyde did this. The burial would have been paid for by the Govt - perhaps he thought they needed to have Cravatt on this document in his mind for financial reasons. Why hire a lawyer if you don’t have to. We’ll never know for sure but that would be my guessestimate. And the Maiden name of Samuel’s mother was Susan Runyan, not Ruynan - this was a typo of the Undertaker. Note: Runyan was another family name that different spellings were many. Samuel’s sister Caroline married a Lester/Luster Runyan.

This is my thoughts William. When people connected to the Gravatts try to find Samuel Gravatt, they will not find him if he’s listed under his alias Cravatt. People wouldn’t know about this. To me, it just seems like a good idea to list him under his given name and explain the alias in the Bio and connect him to his children. It would make it easier to find his family history. It’s sad about his sons (there was a lot of sadness during those times) but his daughter had a strong & vibrant line. Thank you for your time William. You’re doing wonderful work!

Joanne 47306354
Added by JM on Aug 28, 2015 7:17 PM
Farm girl
Dear Mr. Roha,
Thank you so much for transferring the memorial for Linda White (71741263)to me. I do appreciate you establishing a memorial for her, and I also appreciate the hard work that you do on behalf of all of those we seek to remember.
I will do my best to continue to work toward a memorial that will truly honor Linda and her life.
Best wishes.
Added by Farm girl on Aug 16, 2015 2:42 PM
Rich Vance
Arvilla Howard
Hi William,
The spelling of her first name was from her Death Cetrif & the DCs of 2 of her sons.

Her parents were George Stadter & Fidelia Gehr.

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Aug 13, 2015 2:22 PM
John Frazier
I put up John Frazier's headstone picture (#122961859) and it is spelled "Frazier." I noticed there are two other names on his stone. So I will check to see if they have a photo or not. Thanks again for your careful work on the edits as I know we are sending you a lot. Both you and I want them to be accurate so I appreciate the questions when you have them. Have an enjoyable day- David (#47319474)
Added by Scout on Aug 06, 2015 11:19 AM
L Lane
Elijah & Judah Kirkham/Kirkum
Thank you for letting me know about the duplicate memorials that I made for this family. I have deleted all three.
Added by L Lane on Aug 05, 2015 11:15 AM
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