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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I am a 'farm girl' who grew up and still live in Iowa.

I am trying to leave a legacy on Find a Grave for my children and grandchildren, and for others as well, by making family stories and links.

I found my great grandmother's headstone on Find a Grave quite by accident and have been hooked on this site ever since.

I enjoy helping others find relatives' and friends' resting places. I have posted many memorials and photos from various cemeteries so others can gather data.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

I am not interested in amassing large numbers of memorials. I am interested in contributing data and connecting family members.

Forgive me for not yet having all burial locations takes time to research. Also, some mortuaries do not list burial or disposition details in their obituaries now, so there exists some unknowns.

I do transfer memorials if you have information to add, unless it is for my relative.

I often try to add information and family links by researching a family. This takes time, so some memorials I've created are not done.

Please let me know if there is an error so it can be corrected. I want to have true and appropriate information.

I usually make edit requests the same day. I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share photos with you to use in your family albums. Contact me using the edit and SAC tab on any of my memorials. I do not post my email address.

- - - - Projects as of July 2014 - - - -

I took gravestone photos of these entire cemeteries. All are posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton, Iowa
Dawson Cemetery near Paton, Iowa
Antioch - Clarksville, Iowa
Lynwood - Clarksville, Iowa
Old Town - Clarksville, Iowa
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville, Iowa
Butler Center - Butler County, Iowa
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene, Iowa

I added quite a few photos for McCallsburg Cemetery and Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. I will be taking photos in several Butler County cemeteries in 2014 when possible.
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RE: Sarah Ralston
Thank you! It's you who made it possible, with your photo of her headstone.

I'm glad Sarah has a findagrave bio now instead of seeming to be all alone in that cemetery.
Added by familysearcher on Oct 14, 2014 12:34 PM
RE: Sarah Ralston
Thanks to the info in your photo of Sarah Ralston's headstone, I was able to find and add information to her findagrave memorial. Who would have know she had 12 children?

Her memorial is #40483119, if you want to take a look.
Added by familysearcher on Oct 13, 2014 12:39 PM
RE: Mary Ann Lankinski Pauley
Thank you for what you can do. You can transfer to me. JJ
Added by JJ on Oct 11, 2014 2:21 PM
Mary Ann Lankinski Pauley
Her memorial is 98190726 in Lynwood cemetery in Clarksville, IA. Could you please check and see if Lankinski is correct or is it Blankinship? My e-mail is I can't make out the lettering on the stone. She is my 2-great-grandmother. Thank you so much for your trouble. JJ
Added by JJ on Oct 10, 2014 6:43 PM
Update for Lenora McCollum's page
Hello, HOF!

I just wanted to provide an update for the page of Lenora McCollum, memorial #122593166.

Ms. McCollum passed away on Monday, September 15th 2014 in Fort Dodge. Gunderson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements and provided an obituary and photo, which you can access here:

Is there a timeline for when the page will be updated?

Thank you very much!

Added by HawkeyeLife559 on Sep 30, 2014 2:45 PM
brittanie tomlinson
flossie tomlinson
HI,Just wanted to say thank you for adding my Great Granmother!I have so many great memories of her,and paton vacationed every summer as a child!Also,have other relatives Richard Tomlinson the 2nd(Grandfather).My father is Richard Tomlinson from Paton,Ia!Agian,Thank You,The Tomlinsons in Florida
Added by brittanie tomlinson on Sep 17, 2014 5:23 AM
Have A Heart
RE: Lenora Goforth Burnell - 102085630
I have exhausted my photo request, so I will wait for your return. I know about winters in Iowa. I was born there and still have family members in the western part of the state.
Added by Have A Heart on Sep 10, 2014 4:04 PM
Holscher, Squire, Bonk's
You sent me a message asking about the family. I can answer those questions. Unfortunately you did not send me a valid e-mail or contact number. I work as a public publisher. I do not provide my personal contact information publicly (i.e. my profile page). I would be happy to sort your questions out for you. I do know about uncle William as well. I need at least an e-mail to reply to with and I will give you my phone number. I am in the middle of a move. The books on the Holscher's and such are not packed yet. They will not be packed until Friday. So, if you can get back to me soon, I would be happy to help.
Added by Christoph on Sep 10, 2014 12:01 PM
Have A Heart
RE: Lenora Goforth Burnell - 102085630
I'm relate to Lenora and her husband thru their son, Frank Mead Burnell, who is the husband of my 3rd cousin 1 x removed. I rechecked Ancestry and found 6 trees that state her name as Elma; 4 Elinor. Her Washington State Death Record state Lenora Elma Burnell.

If, you want to transfer Lenora and Hiram to me for maintaining. That would be OK.

Added by Have A Heart on Sep 09, 2014 11:05 PM
George A Jenkins
Hi, The George Jenkins in the 1910 census can not be the same one in the 1900 census for two reasons:
1. The gravestone says he died in 1904
2 Not only is the age wrong but in 1900 his parents were born in Pennsylvania and Illinois and in the 1910 census they were both born in Ohio. So they have to be two different people... but Sylvia and Orville do appear to be the same people and it is the same town.... Any possibility that she married one of his cousins with the same name???
Added by Sarah on Aug 23, 2014 8:24 PM
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