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Debra A. Felger (#47138953)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo I live in Columbiana County in Northeastern Ohio. Since I started my family history research, I have been amazed at the unknown family members I have found so close to my home. I want to honor them by adding them to this site. Thank you to all who place flowers on their memorials. I am a member of the Columbiana County and Mahoning County Chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Researching: Felger, Naughton, Stanyard, Miller, Bailey, Lind, Lynn/Linn, Sherry, Cranston, Forney, Stallsmith, Huch, Hull, Hauptmann, VanFossan/VanFossen, Stump, Strasser, Thoman, Summer(s), Baker, Hartje, & Rukenbrod (to name a few).

NOTE: I have been working closely with my cousin, Joseph Chaplow, and some of my entries are his family. Preference on transfers will go to him.

PLEASE, if you are going to require documentation for edit changes, provide a means of contact on your profile other than a public message or SAC. I can't post a death certificate or obituary to them. Common sense?

PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PERSONAL PHOTOS. Any other use or republishing of them is not permitted. If you have an interest in someone, please email me. However, you may copy any headstone picture I've added for your own family tree use. The exception would be using my photos when creating a duplicated FindaGrave memorial. A notation that I was the photographer would be appreciated, if only to assist others who may want to contact me about family. I've received a lot of help in obtaining family headstone pictures from other researchers and want to pay it forward. Thank you.

Please check the cemetery before you make an entry to avoid duplications. I welcome any corrections to information I have entered. I try to be as accurate as possible, but sometimes receive conflicting information. Please don't be surprised, shocked, or outraged by an error. I'm human. PLEASE use the suggest a correction tab on the individual memorial. Changes won't be made from messages posted on this page. I cannot add children as links if I don't know where they are buried. Amazingly, I've been asked to do this.

I usually transfer out-of-guidelines unless it's someone in my family or the requester does not transfer their own entries in that manner. I have been asked to transfer memorials to contributors who are not closely related only to read in their bios that they strictly adhere to the transfer guidelines. I will only transfer my family members according to the guidelines. I will not do mass transfers of a surname. Please remember...just because you are related to someone doesn't mean someone else isn't. Please see F-A-G guidelines regarding transfers. *"The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." It is not necessary to request a transfer in order to add information or links to family. I can do that.

I ask you to remember that the members of this site are volunteers, both for entries and photo requests. They spend time and money to do this out of a love of the past, to memorialize those who have gone before, and in remembrance of beloved family members. It requires cooperation and teamwork. If you don't like to do these things, I respectfully ask that you choose another hobby.

Another contributor posted this: I support a spirit of cooperation among the contributors to FindaGrave and appreciate the edits, additions and suggestions you make to the memorials I've posted. However, in that same spirit of cooperation, a simple suggestion or correction will do...I do not respond well to sarcasm, ridicule, shaming techniques, or anger. I am amazed that anyone on this site would use such behavior. A sense of humor goes a long way with me.

"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease."
Author Unknown

I found this on the profile of another contributor: A fellow by the name of Banksey is credited with a quote. What he said goes something like this: You die twice. Once when you stop breathing... and a second time... later on... when your name is said for the last time.

***Please remember this precious child and his family: Camden Fairchild.***

***Please remember this young man, a Fallen Graver, who loved what he did and helped many people: Coady Hatlen. He is missed.***

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

"Do not stand on my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave & cry;
I am not there, I did not die."
~Mary Frye

Scatter me not to the restless winds
Nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
The family ties are shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
For all who came to see.
A simple lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.
(by D.H.Cramer)
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jane austin
RE: Thomas Crawford 70436628
Hi, Debra,

The contributor probably had no idea the family plot existed. It's all good. Cenotaphs confuse the heck out of me, honestly. I always have to write it out on paper before I make a move. I become instantly confused as soon as I make one move without a paper guide.

Glad that we were able to get Mr. Crawford memorialized in both locations. Thank you very much! :)

Added by jane austin on Dec 31, 2016 6:31 PM
DJ Csikos
RE: John Jacob Probst & Anna
My life has been very confusing and disjointed for the last year, things are getting better and hopefully soon I will remember the things that are being completed to satisfaction.
Anytime you feel the need to discuss the family I am free to do so (and willing) so please do call; mornings or evenings are best...try to get out some in the afternoons
Added by DJ Csikos on Dec 29, 2016 8:37 PM
DJ Csikos
RE: John Jacob Probst & Anna
Hi Debra:
I do not see Anna Betts Smith married to John Jacob Probst...if you do would you give me the FindAGrave numbers to check?

Seems we are talking about 3 different people...

Anna Betts Smith--51728256--dau of Andrew & Fayetta married James L Smith & had 4 children. Her dates (1848-1921)
She did not marry John Jacob Probst

Nancy Ann Betts--51050014 (1828-1873)--dau of Andrew & Jane Sisley did marry John J Probst (in Mercer County census 1860-70); after she died John married Anna Smith Patterson...172437613. she died in 1920 age 67. Anna is listed in Crawford in 1880 (age 28) & 1900-1910 in Jamestown (IN 1900 with 4 children/4 living) Her obit is listed on John's page

Hope this helps...if not please call me at home so we can talk
Dianna Csikos 216-521-8667
Added by DJ Csikos on Dec 29, 2016 3:20 PM
jane austin
RE: Thomas Crawford 70436628
Yeah. The more things change, the more they stay the same! The only advantage I had was that the stone says he's buried in Australia, and the memorial there has been set up.

Thanks for taking care of them! Happy holidays! :)
Added by jane austin on Dec 26, 2016 10:42 AM
Linda Bunch
Mary Thoman
Debbie, you know I'm transferring most of my memorials, if not you it will go to a Find A Grave member. And the area for this cemetery isn't bad at all, surprising, not near all the bad stuff.. Anyways I did a lot of memorial's their so please look and ask for any transfers. They are in my virtual cemetery.
Added by Linda Bunch on Nov 22, 2016 10:47 AM
DJ Csikos
John Jacob Probst Etal
I went to the children's pages to contact Jerry too and found that you already had. I removed parents from Sarah...the child mentioned in the obit as Anna's from previous marriage
Sorry about all the problems.
I know this whole thing was delayed by my no response BUT I have not been very active with logical thinking for the past year. Getting better with taking on problems.
Added by DJ Csikos on Nov 21, 2016 8:40 PM
DJ Csikos
John Jacob Probst & Anna
Thank you for the note that you sent regarding Anna Smith & her children. You should check the children because I did not create them, nor link them. A man named Jerry Betts came along and "Fixed" any problems I had with connections. This was just one of them. I had Jacob connected to his spouse named Nancy Ann Betts...mentioned Anna in his bio BUT did not create her as I do not research spouses extra spouses. I did find her obit but did not get her DCert (PA was pretty closed when I did this work). Jerry came along and created this problem. Please contact him to change the mothers ID number (or transfer to you if you are researching that part of the family)
I did remove my Anna Smith as a spouse
I do like to see sources so I can research over again and tell you why I agree or disagree.
I checked the PA DCert--no parents names were listed; but she seems to fit with the obit.
MY e-mail is OR call 2165218667
Added by DJ Csikos on Nov 21, 2016 8:24 PM
Kathleen Taylor
Robert Thomas Figley Jr
Hi Debra. I just received this message. How would you handle it? Ours-Yours (1302422260) has the St. Marys cemetery - the other does not ...Kathy Taylor

Find A Grave contributor L Winslow has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Robert Figley.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
This appears to be a duplicate of memorial 105426071. You could "edit" the other memorial and delete this one.
Thank you.
Added by Kathleen Taylor on Nov 19, 2016 12:38 PM
RE: Donald Graff and Donald F. Graff
It does seem likely, I will do a little more research tomorrow to see what I can find, and will most likely make the connection then. Am going through my database and trying to connect makes me feel good to connect people who seem alike, but I could not tell for sure before. I have over 56,000 in my database, so help is will take me years to get through them all!
Added by MissingHim on Oct 03, 2016 8:31 PM
Donald Graff and Donald F. Graff
Debra - I checked my records and do have a Donald Graff who died before 9/11/2006 who is the son of Charles Arthur Graff and Clarissa Ethel Hill, and I also have a Donald F. Graff (the one you sent me the correction on - born 1916 and died 1997 and buried in Beaver Center Cemetery) - I just don't know that they are the one and the same person. Was wondering what brought you to the parentage? Would love to connect the two in my files into one, but was just curious as I have not yet located how to prove they are the one and the same.
Added by MissingHim on Oct 03, 2016 8:02 PM
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