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Donna Barnes (#47112976)
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Bio Photo I have put a great deal of time into creating many of these memorials. I am continually researching the memorials that I've created and often find more things to add. If you have some information you'd like added, let me know.

Please read the Find a Grave policy to see whether your request qualifies a transfer. If it falls within the guidelines, then, please use the EDIT button on the top right of the person's memorial page when you want to request a transfer since it provides me with the link to that memorial.

Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) will not be transferred. 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.

I am more than happy to have anyone add their personal photos of people on a memorial. However, I discourage adding death certificates and genealogy material in printed form out of a book.
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Ruth (50788356) and James (50788342) Potter
Wish you hadn't done it so soon.....but thank you. You are so clever with your closeup shots. I saw you posted one to James' memorial, too. They both look really good.
Added by Shirley on Jul 28, 2014 2:48 PM
Thank you so much for the photos - they are terrific! They were crystal clear, perfectly framed, meticulous to detail and UPRIGHT! They allowed me to correct a few errors taken off the internment records and to also add transcription info.
As for Ruth Potter: She and her husband James share a headstone. Jim and Tami Spain posted a photo for James but failed to post their photo to Ruth's site. I've made two requests over the past several months to make the correction but I haven't heard from them. Hope it doesn't offend anyone -- I know they are super busy people based on their volume of accredited work but I was hoping to finally get the correction made to her memorial page.
Once again, thanks for all your hard work. Hope you didn't run into any snakes and can now get in some more recuperating time.
Added by Shirley on Jul 25, 2014 3:22 PM
Susan Aduddell
Krapp photo
Thanks so much for taking the photos of the Krapps' headstone.
Added by Susan Aduddell on Jul 24, 2014 6:35 PM
Alexander Potter
You found him!!!! That is so terrific. Thank you (wow, you are fast!) Shirley
Added by Shirley on Jul 24, 2014 6:15 PM
Hagens in Pleasant Hill
Thanks so much for taking the time to locate and photograph these markers. I really appreciate it!!!
Added by mcphail on Jul 24, 2014 5:53 PM
Patricia Kemper
J. W. and William Redd
J. W. and William Redd are listed in the online cemetery listings as being buried in two cemeteries, Trevat Cemetery and Calvary Cemetery. You created Find A Grave memorials for both of them in Calvary Cemetery. J.W. supposedly lived and died in Trevat. Hoping you can help me figure this out.
Added by Patricia Kemper on Jul 23, 2014 4:43 PM
RE: Ola Keller
Thanks again, Donna. I was surprised to discover there are many, many Ola Potters and Kellers out there -- guess it was a popular first name back then. I had more evidence to offer but I'm glad that was enough. Shirley #48364621
Added by Shirley on Jul 16, 2014 11:17 AM
RE: Potter
Donna -
You are too kind!!! Actually, I intend to research them as thoroughly as I can. My grandmother died when my dad was 13 years old (and his father died when he was 4) so I'm extremely curious about this part of the family tree. It really will make it a lot easier for me now since they are brothers and sister, aunts and uncles, and I can make my changes instantaneously now.
Thank you again. Shirley
Added by Shirley on Jul 14, 2014 5:53 PM
Michael Grilione
Eli & Clara Martin

Thank you for your help, time and the wonderful photos regarding Eli & Clara Martin.

Best Regards,

Mike Grilione
Clovis, CA
Added by Michael Grilione on Jul 13, 2014 8:18 AM
Anna O'Quinn Richter
RE: Alvin Thomas Oquin
Hi Donna,

Thanks for your message. I've spent a fair amount of time studying O'Quinns around the country. The only ones I have found that dropped the apostrophe are some African Americans in Mississippi and Louisiana, so I'm very interested in this. The obituary is not good evidence-many many O'Quinn/O'Quin obits are misspelled-that is, the apostrophe was dropped mistakenly by the obit writer or the newspaper. Can you please tell me how you know the stone is wrong and that he spelled his name without the apostrophe?I really would appreciate it if you will point me to the source-

Added by Anna O'Quinn Richter on Jul 11, 2014 9:57 PM
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