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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 4 days
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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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Amy Carmean Abbott #23917566
You requested a photo for Amy. I already had an overall plot photo on her memorial with a notation in the caption that the Carmean plot has no tombstones. This is the best that can be done. I asked the memorial maintainer to mark the plot with the notation that it is unmarked to avoid future requests. Thanks.
Added by BjJ on Nov 27, 2015 7:24 AM
Tiffany Frederick - Hurst
Transfer Request

I would love to have you transfer memorial number 94888146 to my care. This is a beloved family member that I have been trying to locate for quite a long time.

Torrance C. O'Dell we are so happy to finally find you!!

Thank you so much Melaney!

Tiffany Frederick
Added by Tiffany Frederick - Hurst on Nov 23, 2015 8:51 PM
Nancy Davidson Moll
Sarah Ragan Barritt
I'm really pleased how you have done all the work for me! ha!

I would like the transfer of Sarah Ragan Barritt to my care. Find A Grave 55601938.

I've noted there are two entries in Find A Grave for her, and yours is correct. Somewhere along the line someone has "adjusted" the family to meet their needs. Their entries do not match the cemetery records (and deed) I have for the Scott Hill Cemetery. I am Secretary of the Assoc. and have every burial except one scattered cremains done a few years back. I know who did it but do not know the name or history of his wife who was placed there.

Thanks once more.
Nancy Davidson Moll
Added by Nancy Davidson Moll on Nov 17, 2015 6:55 AM
Nancy Davidson Moll
Daniel Ragan
Here I am again.

I would also like to request the transfer of Daniel Ragan, 55622736. He is on the same tombstone as his father, Calvin Ragan.

Again, thank you and a big thanks for the transfer of B. E. Ragan.

Nancy Davidson Moll
Added by Nancy Davidson Moll on Nov 17, 2015 6:43 AM
Nancy Davidson Moll
Daniel Ragan
Added by Nancy Davidson Moll on Nov 17, 2015 6:42 AM
Ila & Laurie
Thank you for the transfer of the Fred Braasch memorial. I appreciate your time in doing that for me.
Added by Ila & Laurie on Nov 17, 2015 6:41 AM
Nancy Davidson Moll
Calvin Ragan
I am requesting the transfer of the memorial for
Calvin Ragan, 55601909.

He is a gg Uncle of mine.

Thank you
Nancy Davidson Moll
Added by Nancy Davidson Moll on Nov 17, 2015 6:39 AM
Christie Turner
RE: Thanks for the Pictures
You're very welcome. Glad I cold help
Added by Christie Turner on Nov 16, 2015 9:11 PM
ATC (AW) Ray Jackson, USN (ret)
Thank you
I appreciate the transfer!
Added by ATC (AW) Ray Jackson, USN... on Nov 16, 2015 7:16 PM
James Gaston
Thank you for the transfer of my great great grandfather's memorial. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Cheryl on Nov 16, 2015 6:33 PM
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