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Mary(Coggin)Russell (#46598967)
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Bio Photo My name is Mary Russell. I live in Hereford, Texas.

Curious about the headstone on my Profile Page? To read about him, Click Here for Richard Dwain Coggin. He is my oldest brother who was a coach in Idalou, Texas and he and his passenger, the High School Football Head coach were killed instantly in a wreck. It left the small town devastated and resulted in the name of the football stadium being changed to the name of the coach. I hope you will leave flowers for him when you do read his memorial.

PLEASE NOTE:I check very carefully before I post a new memorial from the local newspapers and if there are none already posted, I post it and some are posting after me. I do not post duplicates except for a mistake in spelling. If someone else lists it a few minutes later, they have not checked or are deliberately posting a duplicate. Mine is not there as a duplicate but was the first one to be posted.

I recently finished walking the two oldest and largest cemetery in town. I added photos and memorials to FAG, as I did this. I would encourage anyone who is able, to walk your local cemetery and photograph each and everyone of the visible headstones. It adds greatly to someone being able to find their long lost relatives. It also does not take long to photograph a few rows at a time and the exercise and fresh air is such a benefit to you. Also, it is amazing the history in those cemeteries when you research the individuals there. Your old High School Annuals are full of info about the person and they turn into a real person when you can add some tidbits about the person to their memorials.

When I was younger, I would throw temper tantrums when it was time to go to the yearly family reunion. I hated them. I honestly still do. Back then, no air conditioning and those hot frilly dresses were more than I could bear. My mom did take me on strolls through the cemeteries along our travels and I found them fascinating because I wanted to know how they died. I have only been interested in genealogy the last couple of years and I am still curious about how they died and thanks to Ancestry, I am usually able to find out and I do post on my memorials why and I also post death certificates. I know that if I found out that someone had info on my family and didn't post it, I would be so disappointed. When I found Findagrave 11 years ago, I added my brother to it and did nothing else with it and now I am so hooked on it that I can't get enough of adding folks from years gone by. I love seeing a name from the 1800's and I will research it til there is nothing left to research about it.

I have been called the Yearbook lady by some here on FAG. I research many very old Yearbooks and have added some people who might never be added to FAG. I also research old documents, newspapers and scrapbooks to memorialize those that might not ever be remembered. Everyone deserves to be remembered and acknowledged as special.

My personal family searches include Coggin, Matthews, Kenyon, Adams, Dillard, Russell, Bush, Leist, Mitchell, Dillard and Boling.

If you see your family and you want me to transfer a memorial to you, I will be glad to do it except for those that are my family. I will not transfer anyone who is kin to me even as a distant cousin. I do not like transferring people that I am sponsoring because that means that I put in money and lots of time on that memorial. I am having more requests than usual asking me to transfer someone who is not your relative. I do not want you to ask me to transfer someone that is not your relative as I put time in on my memorials and most are me doing the research on them and I am researching many people from the 1800's and trying to add details about them that someone might not ever know about them. I am not your average "numbers only is what counts person" on FAG. I am about remembering a person. So, please do not ask for a transfer if you are not a relative. I always do make exceptions to the rule though, but I have to hear your reason for wanting a transfer if you are not a relative.

I am very glad to add people to find a grave for anyone who is unable to do so themselves and I will be glad to add a picture for you also. I love helping everyone.

I want to make a note here that I try very hard to not duplicate memorials and if you find I have duplicated one that you created before me, I cheerfully remove it. I will even transfer to you what information I have on my memorial. Please do not ask me to delete a memorial that I created before you did. Check the dates on the duplicates as the one who posted first has precedence. Also, please treat me with respect because I make mistakes just like everyone else and I never duplicate memorials on purpose.

Feel free to use my pictures if you feel the need for them. Please do not take the pictures that have not been taken by me personally as I have no say so about those. This includes, those photos that I have posted prior to 1923 which should be in the public domain. They are still not my photos and I would not want any problems with copyright on anything. To be safe, you should just ask me about something before you "borrow" it.
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Charlotte Miller
RE: James Askren
You are welcome!
Added by Charlotte Miller on Nov 28, 2015 11:53 AM
RE: Oscar C. Pierson
What an interesting story and one I had not heard. I would think that we would be able to find a marriage certificate or death certificate for him at the archives in Trenton. I will add that to my list for the next visit! Thanks for the info!
Added by Ginger on Nov 28, 2015 9:33 AM
George Falk
Isaac Stevens Obit
Thank you very much for finding and sending the OBIT for my cousin Isaac Stevens. I have added it to his memorial.
Added by George Falk on Nov 26, 2015 10:50 AM
Jeane Fletcher Hanson
RE: Edward Fletcher
Thank you again. Not sure how I missed that. The name Rice is in our family line. Again, such a treasure. Jeane
Added by Jeane Fletcher Hanson on Nov 25, 2015 10:29 PM
Jeane Fletcher Hanson
RE: Edward Fletcher
Thank you so much for the obit for Edward Fletcher. I have posted it. What a treasure you have with the purchase of that book. Thank you again for your contribution.
Added by Jeane Fletcher Hanson on Nov 25, 2015 4:04 PM
Karl Mousley
RE: Wood
Hello. I am sorry I could not find any trace of Jermina and her brother Charles Wood. There was a lot of "empty" space around the Robert Flower Wood monument. Perhaps they are "missing" gravestones.

It appears you entered Jermina twice.

154709942 and 154705856 with slightly different birth dates.

Interesting in that the 1850 (1842) and 1860 (1834) appear to show the same woman going by the matching list of siblings with the same very different birth dates.

I'm not related - but I enjoy a good mystery. :)
Added by Karl Mousley on Nov 23, 2015 8:29 AM
Sarah A Caldwell
I just noticed the photo that you posted of her headstone. Thank you!
Added by Anita on Nov 21, 2015 8:55 AM
RE: WWI Soldier
I think this is him:

Robert Peterson
Birth Name: Rasmus Peterson
Born: 6 Jan 1896 in Ogdensburg, WI
Father: Peter Christian Alfred Peterson #103002467
Mother: Christine Caroline "Lena" Rasmussen #103002461

This family lived in the city of Waupaca or nearby; Ogdensburg is near Waupaca.

I was able to find most of his family (many of them are buried at Lakeside), but I could not find him. If he fought in WWI, he survived, because he can be found on the 1920 census. But I can't find him on 1930 or 1940 censuses or the SSA death index.

So, I "found" him, but not really.
Added by Salvarsan on Nov 19, 2015 11:44 AM
Thank you - RE: Athena Peterson
Hello, again -

Feel free to add the extra info to the caption of the image of the newspaper article about the party (circa early 1918, I suspect) for Athena Barrington Peterson.

If you ever wish to pass the Waupaca scrapbook on, I'm sure the Waupaca County Historical Society would love to be the caretaker. Until then, enjoy the scrapbook.

I have quite a few kinship connections to Waupaca. So, if you find other items in your Waupaca scrapbook with references to those with the surnames Barrington, Knight, Pinkerton, McAllister, or Ogden (and lots of "married in" surnames: Peterson, Radley, Russell, and many more) feel free to contact me in case I can help you determine who might best benefit from the info you have found. Fortunately, cemeteries in Waupaca Co., Wis. have been well documented in the Find A Grave memorials.

I have a lot of my family tree information (with connections) in family trees, so I may be able to connect you with a direct descendant of someone about whom you find a clipped news article.

If you wish to contact me directly, feel free to do so:

Keep up your good Find A Grave work.
Jean E. DeLauche
Added by JDeLauche on Nov 19, 2015 10:59 AM
Thank you - RE: Athena Peterson
Hello, Mary -

Thank you for adding the image of the newspaper article about the party given for Athena Barrington Peterson. The party must have been given in 1918 or 1919. Athena married Harvey Edwin Peterson after he enlisted in the U.S. Army (World War I) and was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas for his basic training. She traveled to Texas and they were married at Waco, Texas on 12 Dec 1917. The "singing of patriotic songs" mentioned in the article makes me think the party was given while Harvey was serving in the Army, during WWI. It may have been a wedding shower type of party, since she was given a set of silver knives and forks. The "Christy girls" mentioned in the article were the daughters of the owner of Christy's department store in Waupaca, the owner of the large Queen Anne Victorian home on Lake St. in Waupaca.

Again, thank you for the addition of the article.
Added by JDeLauche on Nov 19, 2015 7:48 AM
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