Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
John L. Poling (#46790570)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 7 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I am a native resident of Dayton, Ohio, son of Myron Dale and Emma Lucille (Smith) Poling. My favorite hobby has always been genealogy, but I started seriously studying my roots in 1993. I am single and retired after 30 combined years of service with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts & Prosecuting Attorney offices. I enjoy entering information at Find A Grave. I have completed six cemeteries; Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio; St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, North Star, Ohio; Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Ohio; Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Ohio; McKnight Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; and Sections A, B & C of Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio. I have a full subscription to ancestry.com, and access to other sources. I like to research a persons name and add a small bio where possible. Please contact me with corrections / suggestions / links for my entries. Also contact me if you would like me to transfer a relatives memorial page to you.

Personal Note: I do not see Find A Grave as an internet game, trying to get high numbers of memorials & pictures added. I have seen people who have been a member of Find A Grave for 1 year and have added 100,000 memorials. Then when you review their memorials I find names mis-spelled, birth & death dates wrong, either no places of birth & death or they are listed in the bio instead of the proper fields provided by Find A Grave. Then I see pictures upside down, part of the stone not in the picture, pictures on wrong graves. Then there are pictures that haven't been cropped and you see more grass than stone and you can't even read the stone. I have been a member of Find A Grave for over 9 years and I average 10 memorials weekly. I take time to research the person to see if I can add middle names, maiden names, full birth & death dates, places of birth & death, and a small bio. My advice is to please slow down & proof read your work before clicking save. Yes, I do make mistakes and appreciate you pointing them out to me. My mistakes are because I am human and not because I am in a hurry to get a high number of memorials & pictures added. Also, if you take time to proof read your work, and do a little research on the person you are creating a memorial page for, you won't receive dozen upon dozens of Edits requests.

Thank you for taking time to read my bio.
 Contact:
or
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 5,266 Memorials Added
 • 5,034 Memorials Managed
 • 10 Memorials/Week
 • 3,441 Photos
 • 16 Photo Requests
 • 16 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 128 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 2 Sponsorships
 • 9 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Darst Avenue (17)
Emmanuel Baptist Church (38)
John Smith Family Cemeter... (38)
Find A Grave Friends
Annette Dunlavy, Beverly - Ohio, Cheryl Behrend, Gail "Cooper" S..., Judy Farst, Katie, L Bennett, Michael Crawfor..., tut
Messages left for John L. Poling (197)[Leave Message]
Cheryl Spencer
Question
Hi John

Sorry to bother you again. After transferring Harold "Eli" Spencer to me I added his parents Greeley Spencer and Maggie Blankenship Spencer. His parents only child listed on their sites was Troy Spencer...although there are 4 more children who are dead but I cannot verify them in Find A Grave to add them. Somehow when I added Harold's parents to his page it added Harold as his own sibling!!! I have no idea how to fix that! Is there a way to fix it??

I would have contacted Find A Grave instead of bothering you again but I couldn't find any link to them.

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Spencer on Feb 26, 2015 9:21 AM
Cheryl Spencer
Find a grave transfer
John

I found several family members that you can transfer to me if you would like:

1. My husband Bruce E Spencer grave #83395646.
2. My husband's father Harold "Eli" Spencer, grave #34088096
3. My husband's baby brother Anthony Wayne Spencer, grave #34629812.


If I end up finding more I will let you know.

Thanks

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Spencer on Feb 25, 2015 10:41 AM
Cheryl Spencer
RE: Ennis
Thank you very much for transferring these to me. I am very new at this and was wondering how to edit the children section to add several other of their children who have passed away. I tried looking at a lot of different spots on the page but just could not find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, their son is George Ennis Jr who died in 1962, grave memorial # 32434722 could be transferred to me if you want.

Thanks again for any help on how to edit children.

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Spencer on Feb 25, 2015 9:22 AM
Lorraine
Colvin Moore
Thank you for your quick response. I accepted the updates you sent to my EDITS. I Thank you.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Lorraine
Added by Lorraine on Feb 07, 2015 8:40 PM
KarenFT
Clemens
HUH! same guy, he found it indeed ! Thanks for letting me know.
Kathy
Added by KarenFT on Nov 11, 2014 4:42 PM
Wanda Langdon
RE: Martha Shaffer
Sorry. You are Correct. That date was her sisters
Added by Wanda Langdon on Oct 29, 2014 5:27 PM
Todd James Dean
Newman
Thank you for the transfers and all the work you do! Have a great week!
Added by Todd James Dean on Oct 25, 2014 10:10 AM
Margaret Olson
RE: Nancy Menser
Now that I look at things - Andrew (her husband) is listed as Mentzer - and he should be changed to Menser - and Nancy should be Menser, too. Their obituary in the Torchlight had it spelled that way. They died of cholera 11 days apart. The John A Menser in the Find A Grave list is ok that way. He's a son who died 2 yrs before. They also had a son Abraham who is supposed to be in Woodland and who supposedly died close to when his parents died. I have it that they are all in section D.

Thanks -

Margaret
Added by Margaret Olson on Sep 07, 2014 9:21 PM
norma erwin
RE: Poling Picture
James Henry Poling 1872-1953
was my Mother-in-laws father so this should be his family. We have no way of knowing who they were.. Norma
Added by norma erwin on Aug 07, 2014 10:14 AM
Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Toone
You are very welcome! Thank you for noticing!

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Aug 06, 2014 10:35 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service