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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
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Bio Photo I am so impressed with the concept behind Find A Grave. I believe that all individuals deserve to have their final resting place remembered and memorialized.

I have added memorials to this site for persons that I am in no way related. If you are, please request a transfer. Family transfer request are a huge encouragement to me. I feel like I have helped another family find their loved one. Memorials that have never been claimed by family or friends make me sad.

Thank you to all of those contributors out there that have helped me by memorializing my family members. You have honored them and I appreciate it!

I believe that individuals should be memorialized and that most of them would like to be remembered with their family. It is one of my goals to link as many family members together as possible. Family links have saved me a lot of time and helped me find family members that didn't know ever existed. When I add a family, I feel like I have honored not only the individual but the whole family.

Let's help the next family member or researcher that visits a memorial by adding all the family links that we know. When family members are not linked, it makes the next person do the research all over again. Also, if we have the information, let's use it before it is forgotten.

I also believe that family links make this site easier to use. The easier it is to use, the more it will be used and the better it will get.

Thank you Find A Grave for providing a platform for us to memorialize and honor our family and friends that have passed.

Melaney Shaum
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memorial# 79776445 - David S. Weaver

Thank you so much for adding the pictures of David S. Weaver to his memorial. I would appreciate knowing the source of the 2 pictures of David S. I am looking for pictures of 2 of David's sisters - Susanna Weaver Newcomer and Elizabeth Weaver Christophel. Whoever had the David S. Weaver pictures may have access to other pictures
of his family. I am also hoping to find a picture of David S Weaver's father & mother.


Added by Roger on Mar 29, 2015 7:47 AM
Lucille Langeman
Hi Melaney

I made a terrible mistake Is it possible to diconnect Esther Ratzlaff #59175137
From Pete Braun 39598204
and Margaret Klassen Braun #39598273

Thank you
Added by Lucille Langeman on Mar 26, 2015 7:38 PM
For your family now and later
Nina Louise (Clark) Richardson
Hi, Melaney, you recently left a request for edit and information for my great grandmother, Nina Louise (Clark) Richardson, Memorial #6683752, Pere Chaney Cemetery, Crawford Co., Michigan. Before I make any changes, I like to verify the information. Can you please tell me where you found her birth date and location and her death location? I appreciate the information, as my grandmother (Nina’s daughter) is deceased as well as my father. They left no family history for us, so I have had many brick walls to tear down for my great grandparents.
Thanking you in advance,
For your family now and later, #46919450
Added by For your family now and l... on Mar 23, 2015 12:35 AM
Madge Marks #27438889
I'm a little confused! The Madge (Brace) Marks I have was married to Kenneth Marks on July 11, 1943 and both are buried in Oakwood Cemetery of Saginaw, MI

Maiden Name: BRACE
Spouse's Name: KENNETH
Birth Date: 01/15/1923
Death Date: 04/07/2001

Cemetery: OAKWOOD

Spouse's Name: MADGE
Married: 07/11/1943
Spouse's Death: 00/00/2001
Birth Date: 04/20/1922
Death Date: 07/29/2004


Military: WWII US ARMY
Funeral Home: CASE

In the info you sent you have a different husband and marriage date, different cemetery and a different death date for her spouse. Message me back and let me know your thoughts.

Thank You Kindly,
Added by AUDREY on Mar 19, 2015 10:21 AM
Myrtle Brackenbury Miller
Hi Melaney, thank you for the information regarding Myrtle's maiden name. I have added the information - Jody :}
Added by JodyM on Mar 16, 2015 8:25 PM
Debbie Hartman
RE: 51021458 (Catherine Heagy)
Melaney: I sent an email to Carolyn Sopinski Miller to delete the marriage of Catherine Hinkel Heagy to Jacob. I also forwarded your message on to Sheila Horn Strickler who added the incorrect picture of Catherine Hinkel Heagy and asked that it be changed. Thanks!

Debbie Hartman
Added by Debbie Hartman on Mar 14, 2015 5:54 PM
louise floria
RE: Arlington Ackerman -Pic
Helen is there. Is there another one?
Added by louise floria on Mar 12, 2015 9:06 PM
Kelly McGee
Solomon Martin McGee
Hi Melaney,

I noticed you had posted a photo of Solomon Martin McGee on the site for McGee Chapel Cemetery in Dallas County MO.

I am Solomon's 3rd great grandson in direct descent

Solomon Martin McGee
Jacob (Jake) McGee
Huel McGee
Robert McGee
Kelly Brian McGee (me)

I have been for years working on my side of the family genealogy and would love to share any info we both have, I would love more photos than what I have.

Please contact me any time.
Kelly McGee
Added by Kelly McGee on Mar 12, 2015 10:45 AM
Dave Davenport
I plan to visit this cemetery next Tuesday and will get and post your photo.
Added by Dave Davenport on Mar 11, 2015 11:47 PM
Nicole Rogers Wiebe
Peter Z. Wiebe
If you are not related I would like to request a transfer of the memorial of my husband's great grandfather Peter Zacharias Wiebe. He is buried in the Zion Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery in Dinuba, Tulare County, California.
Find A Grave Memorial# 57860982
Added by Nicole Rogers Wiebe on Mar 09, 2015 11:04 PM
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