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shawn (#46785668)
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Bio Photo I have been going to cemeteries to do look ups for people and on my trips I have taken several pictures of headstones. Not all are related to me. My hopes are that someone else out there is looking and needs a little helping hand. If there is information that you would like added to a loved one please feel free to e-mail me and I would be glad to put the information in for you or if you would like to put it on Find A Grave please e-mail me and I will delete the one I put in. Some of the surnames in my family are: Fathers side; Willis, Skinner, Campbell, Tarr, Williams, Webb and McFarland; Mothers side; Schaer, Wells, Lee, Smith, Cahalan, and Olson. Good Luck to all that are searching!! Thank you again to Find A Grave for helping with my look ups and letting me contribute to help others.
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Jean Allen
Geoge Samspon # 15104995
Shawn: Sending a private message to you regarding #15104995.
Thank you!
Jean Allen
Added by Jean Allen on Jul 24, 2016 9:37 AM
Jean Allen
Geoge Samspon # 15104995
Shawn: Sending a private message to you regarding #15104995.
Thank you!
Jean Allen
Added by Jean Allen on Jul 24, 2016 9:37 AM
Judy Killian
Christine Berg Thompson
I just ran across an obituary for a distant relative, Christina Berg Thompson. She died on 04-25-1962, The obit is in the Mason City Globe on 04-26-1962. It says she was 94.
The grave marker you show and the date you have listed is she died in 1903 and the age doesn't match either. Not sure what happen there.
Judy Killian
Added by Judy Killian on Jul 20, 2016 2:08 PM
deanna french
FAG photo Francis Carpenter
Hi Shawn, I am working on a Vermont project to locate the last resting places of many of our Civil War. veterans.Francis Carpenter is one such soldier. May I use the photo's you have posted on his Find A Grave memorial page, to post on the Vermont C.W. site? ( You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration. Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 12, 2016 11:52 AM
Lily Virdell
Markham and Florence Young
Dear shawn, I have sent edits to link family members to Markham & Florence Young. I want you to know that I do research before sending edits. I check census, marriage and death records. I was especially glad I could find the parents of Florence, as she was born in Nebraska and then they moved to S. Dakota. Her sister is also married to his brother. Anyway, thanks so much for all you do on Find A Grave and for the attention to the edits. Lily
Added by Lily Virdell on Jul 11, 2016 1:34 PM
Clare Priem
Hi, Would you make some changes to this person. Clare (Clara) Priem is the daughter of Barbara Hof Priem (1852-1930) and Frederick Priem, not the spouse of. Thankyou. N
Added by NAndersen on Apr 19, 2016 11:56 AM
Tammie Ritz
Arthur Nelson& Doris J.
I have been looking for them for some time now. Thank you for doing what I can't do anymore and that is walk the cemetery's for my family. Thank you again. Tammie Ritz
Added by Tammie Ritz on Jan 28, 2016 1:37 PM
Minnesota Norsk
MEMORIAL # 35391340
Would you be so kind as to add the following bio provided by the family?

Lauris “Lolly” Clifford Nelson was born January 30, 1920 in Freeborn County, Minnesota the son of Oliver and Mabel (Sorenson) Nelson. He graduated from Albert Lea High School and the Albert Lea Junior College. Lolly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and the Merchant Marines. On July 7, 1946 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Loeffler at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

They moved to Manchester, MN, where he operated the Nelson Locker Plant, was the Manchester Postmaster and also owned the grocery store. In 1955 he began working for Brown and Bigelow Company and in 1961 started 4 Seasons Advertising Company in Albert Lea. He opened 4 Seasons Travel and 4 Seasons Coffee in 1967. Lolly was an active member of the First Lutheran Church serving on the Church Council and was an usher. He was a member of the Elks Club and the Masons. He loved to spend time with his family, friends and especially the grand-kids. Lolly enjoyed travel, gardening, winters in Arizona and Nisswa Beach Resort with friends and family. He was a founding member of the Fountain Investment Club, Board member of the Albert Lea Family YMCA and the Naeve Hospital Foundation.

Lolly died Friday morning, December 4, 2015 at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center. He was 95 years of age. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, December 7, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Pastor John Holt officiated. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery. Military honors were accorded by the Albert Lea Area Veteran's Organization.

Lolly is survived by his son and daughter in law, three granddaughters and two great-grandsons, one nephew and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy in 2012 and Brother Vern Nelson.

Following the rules of find a grave, living persons are not mentioned here.
Added by Minnesota Norsk on Jan 21, 2016 3:03 PM
LETTOW - Jeffrey R. Phillips
Hi Shawn. Thank you for your amazing contributions to Find a Grave. I can't express how much your work has helped in my research.

I am trying to link my Illinois LETTO family to Jeffrey R. Phillips Iowa LETTOW family. My family came to America as LETTOW and dropped the ending W.

Is there any way you can make contact with Jeffrey to see if we can connect our families? I wonder if there is anyone in the LETTOW line that has taken a DNA test to see if we have a link.

Again, thank you for your contributions and am looking forward to a possible connection.

Laura Skender (nee Haduch)
Added by Petitelake on Jan 17, 2016 9:59 AM
D. Fox Engelhardt
Carl townsend
Added by D. Fox Engelhardt on Jan 16, 2016 8:31 AM
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