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Larry & Susan M. (#47684522)
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Bio Photo Please feel free to use any of the photos we have taken or added. None of us has all of the old family photos and it is wonderful to find a photo of an ancestor that someone else has.

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Dick Bruer
Susan Smith Sigler # 98582862
I am confused. Jacob and Susan Sigler are my wife's 2nd great grandparents. The Find a Grave memorial you guys made for Susan shows James Moses and Rachel Hoops as Susan's parents. I show Alfred Smith and Mary Ann Hoops as her parents. That is based on the 1950 US Census for Osage County, Arkansas. It shows a 11 year old Susan in their house. There are no children in Mose and Rachel Smith's house. King's Maries County History states the following information for Mose and Rachel: "They both died in 1899. They were childless." The thought they were Susan's parents may arise from the fact that James and and Rachel Smith were listed on the Bonds of Holy Matrimony page under the subtitle of "In Presence of". We have that Bible in our possession.

Could you help me to understand your basis for listing Mose and Rachel as Susan's parents.

Dick Bruer
Added by Dick Bruer on Nov 02, 2016 9:28 PM
Asa Harper
We might be family
Hello. My name is Asa Benjamin Harper. I'm 21 years old and my mom is Tammy Kay Shanafelt. We live in Bloomfield New Mexico. My mother's grandfather and my great grandfather happens to be Asa Boyd Shanafelt and my great grandmother is Lillie (Kaiser) Outhouser. My great grandfather Asa Boyd Shanafelt is who I was named after by my mom. He fits the exact description that you detailed. I would love to get in contact with you. I don't know much about my family history or my relatives. The only family that I know in person is my mom, Tammy, my sister, Sarah Harper, my brother, Nathan Harper, and my Aunt, Shanda Shanafelt. Here's my phone number. 505 592 2623 feel free to give me a call whenever.
Added by Asa Harper on Oct 25, 2016 3:47 AM
Vernon Foster
RE: Great-Grandpa's Grave
Good Morning Family:
Glad to hear from you and sorry about not checking our messages! Please let us know who your parent are. Vernon's Great-Grandma is,Mary Jane/Lacewell McBride and her daughter Ida Pearl Lacewell is his Grandma. She is a half sister to the children John and Mary had during their marriage. You have more cousins living. Let us know! Janice&Vernon Foster
Added by Vernon Foster on Oct 17, 2016 7:14 AM
Fred Grunwald
RE: Maud Vantine
You are most welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Fred Grunwald on Oct 12, 2016 7:35 AM
Cleaning Grave Markers
Hi! I saw you left a message for "Erin G" (#47571515) when I informed her I fulfilled some photo requests.

Find A Grave specifically states, "Never apply bleach, ammonia, shaving cream, chalk, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, firm pressure or use anything abrasive. Do not post photos of recently chalked or shaving-creamed headstones."

If you search the "Help with Find A Grave" file in the left hand margin you can find this by searching for the word "shaving."

Even though you clean the shaving cream off, it leaves a residue that degrades a marker over time. The other part to this is that the marker is the property of someone else. There is only one known safe way to clean a grave marker: D/2 Biological Solution. You can find information at the link below: and then clicking on the "Graving" link at the top.

Tracing a grave marker instead of cleaning it is also not destructive (using tin foil to create a rubbing that reveals the words). Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to this information. Ace
Added by Ace on Sep 10, 2016 2:28 AM
RE: John Bentz
This is an example of "Fraktur". German based, typically used for birth and baptismal certificates. primarily for Lutheran and Reformed. Frakturs were made around 1740's to 1920's in southeast Pennsylvania. I have seen some to denote ownership of an important book like a bible or hymn book. As I said, not sure if it was his but a relation may have presented him with it at some point in his life (Like maybe a bible before going off to the Civil War?) Just a thought.
Added by Capt on Sep 06, 2016 9:28 PM
James Robert "Bobby" Campbell
Find A Grave Memorial# 83805366
Please check the Subject memorial's birth as you have him born in 1883, dying 1884 with child. I am thinking he was born about 1820 based on Census data as I have him in Family Search Family Tree as James Bellamy LJT9-L7X. Any help and insight would be greatly appreciated.
Added by James Robert "Bobby" Camp... on Aug 21, 2016 7:17 PM
Nancy Zeltinger Austin
# 84416682 Julius Calvin Hendrix
Hi Larry & Susan,
I've added some info for Julius recently to his Find A Grave link. Here's some supporting data:

After moving to Spokane, WA, Julius married Edith B Morford Dyer, a widow with 6 children, in Superior, Mineral County, Montana on Feb 28, 1944.

This marriage did not last long. Edith married Oscar B Anderson Sep 3, 1948 in Seattle, King County, Washington.
Added by Nancy Zeltinger Austin on Aug 21, 2016 8:29 AM
Janet Dunlap
Ruby A Spruiell Johnson
How sure are you of the maiden name for Ruby? In my family I have Ruby Williams, born 22 Dec 1914/1915 in Mo, married Marvin Johnson. They have 4 children, including Shirley and Don. She is in the 1930 census in Oregon Co, Mo. I'm wondering if these are the same person. Janet
Added by Janet Dunlap on Aug 12, 2016 2:06 PM
Anna Rae Colley
In regard to Anna Rae Colley, she had a son, Joseph Curtis Colley.
Added by Mary on Aug 06, 2016 12:47 PM
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