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K. Quentin Bremmer (#47654729)
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Bio Photo When I started recording memorials on FindaGrave, my desire was to help provide original information on burials that was difficult to find elsewhere. I reasoned that an accurate account of headstone, cemetery records, and other information related to the burials would enhance people's genealogical research, helping to add new information or confirm that which they had already gleaned from other sources.

However, a great number of people have decided it is a resource better suited to making a free family tree where they can replace what can be found at the gravesite with information from other sources (along with any mistakes that it may contain). If some family tree says they are buried in some cemetery, why bother checking? Just plop the memorial there. Found a death certificate that says where they were buried? That has to be the one, since none of us have seen any errors on a death certificate. Don't know the cemetery at all? Just plop them in one you think is close by or leave it as "burial unknown", maybe somebody will go through the trouble of contacting you after they put in the hard work to actually find the grave in another cemetery. Either way, you still get to claim ownership of the memorial because you "found" the grave first.

Because of these things, I probably won't be adding a great deal more memorials to FindaGrave. The effort to physically locate the graves and accurately record them just isn't worth it if the reality of the website being more like "Their-Grave-Might-Be-There.com" is good enough for the majority of members.

"Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience". (That's their wording). I don't feel a memorial here should be a repository for transcriptions of census records, marriage certificates, or other source materials that are widely available elsewhere online unless it is the type of thing you might engrave on the tombstone, include in a eulogy, or put in the newspaper obituary of your loved ones. If you want to write the information into a nice biography or story of some type, that would be great to add, but please don't just send things like raw census data. I'll add obituaries for you, but I'm not very comfortable with those that were written less than 50 years ago unless any names of people still living are used only with their permission. Otherwise, putting dashed lines in place of their names or just using excerpts of the obituary without the names of those who may still be alive is what I prefer. As you may have noticed when you read the Find A Grave rules on obituaries, any obituary you wish to have added needs to include the name and date of the newspaper from which it came. I also suggest including the volume and issue number of the paper as well, just in case some of the people you are hoping will see it also want to include an original source citation in their geneological records.
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Candy Westhoff
A. Westhoff and Margaret Westhoff
would like to request permission to use your Findagrave photos of the headstone of A. Westhoff and Margaret Westhoff (memorial #104650504) on my ancestor page. Please advise if it is permissible. I will give credit for the photo to you, of course. Please and thank you.
Candy Westhoff
Added by Candy Westhoff on Oct 22, 2014 10:42 AM
Bobbi O'Brien
Family Tranfers
Quentin
Would you transfer 3 memorials to me?
1.) Martha Lee Orndorff Ames #133458457. She is my mother.
2.) Mary Ann Orndorff Emery #86563046. She is my mothers's twin sister.
3.) Marion M Emery #86563021. Mary's husband.
I have also sent you a e-mail requesting these memorials.
Thank You
Added by Bobbi O'Brien on Oct 15, 2014 9:03 AM
Michael Jones
JONES FAMILY
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY AND ALL INFO REF REV M.R. JONES, HIS WIFE NANNIE WILSON AND THEIR PARENTS. HIS FATHER WAS BYROM JONES SR 1773 N.C. TK U MLJ LV NV
Added by Michael Jones on Oct 14, 2014 10:09 AM
ken benner
Mamie Foor Tombstone
Hello Quentin, I would like to ask you if you know who fixed Mamie Foor' tombstone in Midway Cemetery? When I was there the stone looked like the one you have taken, today Aug. 9th 2014 I was there and seen someone had undug the grave out of the ground in which it had sunk into. Whoever done it I want to thank them for doing that as I had sometime wanted to see what I could do to make it look better as it looked like it was broken and just placed on top of the ground, but now it looks like it was just sunk way down into the ground and they dug it out and replaced it like it should. Thanks Ken Benner
Added by ken benner on Aug 09, 2014 5:24 PM
Catherine Smith Hall
RE: Orphan Train children
These are my cousins aunts and uncles. At the time she gave me this information she did not know where the 5th child lived in the state of Washington. I did receive a query through Ancestry from that family and gave them my cousin's name to contact. I didn't ask my cousin for the info that she learned at that time. My cousin did not want me to repeat what she had told me.

I don't know where two of the children are buried. I don't think I should be the one to publish this information. I sent it to you so that you would understand how traumatic it had to be for that family and why their names changed.

It bothers me because I know from my 92 years what it was like at the beginning of the depression years with no work for parents to feed and house their families. It could have been my sister and me that took that train ride.

Thank you for your interest. I may contact my cousin in the future for more information and her approval for what I have already posted. I don't think she will mind now that all the children are deceased. I am trying to link my relatives on Find A Grave as much as the information is available. I do like obituaries and seek them out.
Added by Catherine Smith Hall on Jul 29, 2014 4:56 AM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Roy Courtright picture
Thank you so much for the picture of Roy's memorial. It is so very much appreciated.

Sincerely

Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
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Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Jul 29, 2014 12:24 AM
toulouse
Lois Lieurance
Thank you so much for taking photo of Lois Lieurance!

Aimee
Added by toulouse on Jul 28, 2014 1:48 PM
Catherine Smith Hall
Orphan Train children
Thank you for correcting your Cornell children's memorials by linking to their birth parents.

Five of their children were taken from Geneva, NY late at night while asleep in the late 1920's, by train to New York City, then onto the Orphan Train to Missouri to be farmed out and raised by non relatives.

Some of the children were adopted, others did not have a good experience, but the birth family kept in touch with each other. There were 10 children in all, some born after the 5 were taken. Those were years when no agency was there to keep the family together when the father did not have work.

I am in the process of adding this family to Find A Grave using the records my cousin sent to me over the years. This is her family.

I thank you for your interest and the beautiful way you set the record straight.
Added by Catherine Smith Hall on Jul 25, 2014 3:59 AM
Tombstone Treasures
Erma and Cecil Lake
Hi,

Sorry this is late in coming!

Thank you for getting the photograph of Erma and Cecil's headstone.

Erma is my cousin through the Snow family, on my dad's side.

Great picture, thanks again!

Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Jul 14, 2014 10:43 AM
Michael Jones
INFO PLEASE
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO RE M.R. JONES AND NANNIE JONES IN ST JUDES CEMETERY MONROE MO. TK U MLJ LV NV
Added by Michael Jones on Jul 13, 2014 4:39 AM
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