|Alexandra Montgomery (#47864749)|
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I've always been interested in genealogy and local history. I love reading old newspapers and driving around town with my mom while she tells me what shops used to be what back in the 70's.|
It was a combination of this fascination and the events that transpired after my grandma passed away in 2009 that led to me discovering Find A Grave.
There was some animosity within the family after Nan passed away, and as a result she never had an obituary, her ashes haven't been interred with Grandpa, and her name isn't even on their gravestone. I think this is terribly unfair. My Nanny was a wonderful person, and October 22, 2009 marked the end of a rich and fulfilled life that deserved much, much more than what we gave her.
I made her memorial on Find A Grave to make up for what I was too young to do when she passed, and now I have a permanent place to go to reminisce. I figure if she doesn't have a physical grave I can put flowers on, a virtual one is the next best thing.
This sentiment of not letting her be forgotten is what led to my additional contributions to Find A Grave. I've done what I can for Nan, but what about the thousands of other people whose gravestones are now the only sign someone once cared about them? The people who haven't been thought about in 30, 50, or even 100 years?
I feel that everyone deserves to be remembered, and I try to do the best I can on each and every memorial I make. I add obituaries if I can find them, and pack in as much information as possible. I'm on a quest for equal remembrance, and Find A Grave is an excellent tool to get the job done.
I've lived all of my life in Reno, Nevada, but my family includes the Becksteads and the Dodys of Utah, and the Montgomerys of Maryland. The Becksteads were part of the original followers of Joseph Smith and some of the first Mormons, although I'm non-practicing.
My two big projects right at the moment are the Holy Innocents section of Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, and the West Mausoleum in Masonic Memorial Gardens. Besides Find A Grave, I also enjoy crocheting, reality television, and playing with my three cats.
I will transfer to anyone and everyone. Whether it's out of guidelines or in bulk; if you can make the memorial(s) better, you are welcome to manage. Also feel free to use my photos, there is no need to ask permission or credit me.
Be sure to drop in and leave a flower or two for my grandparents:
Lola June Beckstead
Francis Wallace Beckstead
...and don't forget about these sad deaths:
1. Esperanza Rodriguez
2. Michael Kinkor
3. Binh Calambro
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|Kenneth D. Bogard||RE: Polly Cowdell Porter #46372703|
Polly Cowdell Porter #46372703
Hello again! I'm terribly sorry about this, but it appears my earlier correction about Polly's parents was only half correct. Her parents are:
Polly Estella Draper Cowdell #89200723
Alexander Hencley #85292001
The marriage between Polly's mother and Alexander Hencley was brief, and Polly was later adopted by her stepfather Everard Cowdell, hence the use of Cowdell as her maiden name and the mention of Everard as her father in her obituary.
Once again, my bad! I should've double-checked before I sent off a correction.
Added by Alexandra Montgomery on Jan 06, 2014 12:44 AM
|Van Nelson||Link for James Jeffs|
Your request to link James Jeffs parents and first wife to Ida Jeffs memorial has been completed. Thank you for the information.
|C.C.Diamond||ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest|
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge.
If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.
Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.
If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
|Kathy||Arthur Plummer, #103032153|
I linked him to his parents, and had linked him to his twin.
Thank you, Kathy
Added by Kathy on Feb 08, 2014 3:27 PM
I will transfer if you want
Added by Cheryl on Jan 28, 2014 7:02 PM
|Janice Prichard||RE: Mary Joy Mitchell Crosley #27452676|
I phoned Mountain View Cemetery in Reno. She is, in fact, buried there. Apparently either the obit was incorrect or she was originally going to be buried in UT where her husband is and the place of burial was changed after the obit was printed.
Hello there, I have linked Robert Eisele to his parents. Thanks for letting me know! Have a good day.
Added by Melanie on Jan 25, 2014 12:28 AM
|Kathryn Haenggi Robinett||Arthur Pittelkow transfer success!|
Thank you sooo much for Arthur's transfer, and for having created his memorial page. I can empathize with you over family issues mentioned in your bio.; you further honor your grandmother in your generosity to others through your helpful findagrave work. Bless you!
Thank you for your suggestion to link Bonnie and her parents, I learned a lot about the families.
Hello Alexandra....or should I say grumpy cat :) I have linked Emanuel's parents to his memorial. Are you related to him? Emanuel's aunt Bessie (Bozena) was my great grandmother.
Added by Keri on Jan 19, 2014 9:41 PM
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