|Chris Nelson (#46617359)|
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I love researching cemeteries and strive for accuracy. If you see an error or have additional info you want added, do not hesitate to contact me through Suggest A Correction (not through Messages or E-mail) and I'll be more than happy to make the changes.|
Note that Find A Grave, though a valuable resource for genealogists, is not primarily a genealogical website. Certain highly detailed genealogical data (e.g. census transcriptions) is more suited for sites like Rootsweb.
Some people I have entered are my relatives; most are not. In documenting graves, I contribute to this site's growth and completeness. My goal is often to photograph an entire cemetery, but in large cemeteries this can be a daunting task; in such cases I just randomly photograph markers that catch my eye.
Some have asked why I am doing this. I'm doing this to honor the memories of the dearly departed, to give relatives who live far away the chance to visit the graves of their loved ones online when they can't do so in person, and to assist genealogists by providing information unavailable elsewhere. No disrespect is intended; indeed, I enter the data and post the photos with only the most respectful and honorable of motives.
I live in Taiwan and often travel to places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia to photograph cemeteries.
To protect the privacy of the living, I do not input pre-need graves, and I remove the names of the living from obituary information I post.
In general, if the stone does not show a birthdate, but instead an age, I do not calculate the birthdate from the age due to varying methods of calculations used, instead leaving the birthdate field blank. I make exceptions for my own direct ancestors and those for whom I can find reliable documentation. I can't stress this enough: If you wish me to add a birthdate to a headstone with only a death date and an age, please tell me HOW YOU KNOW the person's birthdate. Otherwise I will SUMMARILY IGNORE that request! Plus, I can't make links to children or siblings; only to spouses and parents. Such requests WILL BE IGNORED.
And when providing me with cities or towns of birth and/or death in the US, please tell me the county. Thank you!
As for transferring "ownership" of memorials, I am more than happy to do so if you are a relative. But please make the requests reasonable, rather than saying something like "Give me all your Smiths." This is Find A Grave, not Go Fish! :)
Enjoy your graving!
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|Donald Gorsage Jr||William D Perry|
Would you please transfer William D Perry 10689160 to me? He was my great uncle.
|Brad Bell||RE: Thacker Webb Knox|
I'll certainly contact Bennie to square Thacker 1897 away. Thank you.
In the meantime would you please remove the Thacker 1897 as being Thacker 1870 & Carrie's child?
Also, I've attached a picture of Thacker 1870's headstone. There is no inscription that says HO Mollie E.
Would you please correct that as well?
|Brad Bell||Thacker Webb Knox "Senior"|
Please note that the Thacker Webb Knox that was born in 1870 and died in 1964, was not the father of the Thacker Webb Knox that was born 1897 and died in 1960.
As confusing as it is, the Thacker Webb Knox born in 1897 was the son of the 1870 Thacker's brother, James Harvey Knox.
Thacker 1897 was married to Lucille Brandt.
Can you correct the "Find a Grave" info?
I can supply whatever details you need.
I'm the great grandson of the Thacker Webb born in 1870 and have quite a bit of info on the entire family in Ancestry.com.
Thacker 1870 was still living when I was a child and Thacker 1897's wife Lucille died only a few years ago.
|carla m||Haiya Cemetery Chiang Mai|
My brother passed on January 4, 2004 in Chiang Mai. We had him cremated there and the remains shipped back to the US. However, in Thailand, they only send the amount of cremains that will fit in a small urn, so only partial remains were sent.
On the autopsy report I received from the American consul, it was stated that the remainder of his bones were placed in Haiya Cemetery. I have spent many hours searching for photos of the cemetery or any info, really and your info was the first REAL information I have found.
I assume my brother is in a "common grave" as I was never asked about a marker or any formal burial. In fact, I didn't find out that his remains were not sent in total until I had the ones I did have ground for dispersal here in the US.
Any information you can give about the possible disposition of his remains as well as photos of the cemetery in general are much appreciated. Trying to trace my brother's last weeks on earth via the internet has been a mission of mine for almost 10 years now and you can possibly provide some missing pieces.
Thank you in advance.
Added by carla m on Oct 23, 2013 6:49 AM
|Virginia Lehne-Hatten||Lewis....Benville Cemetery. Brown Co., Illinois|
Would it be possible for you to transfer my grandparents to me? They are:
Rolland Lewis Memorial # 62090980
Minnie Lewis Memorial# 62090917
Minnie was also married to Thomas A. Lewis,brother to Rolland. They had an infant daughter who is buried in Quincy and I would like to attatch little Fern to her father.
Thomas A.Lewis Memorial #94417933.
I have searched for quite awhile on how to do a Photo request on findagrave and can't seem to figure it out. I have seen your name on several of the posts from this cemetery and wondered if you could find/send photos of some graves for me. How should I do this? Could you help me?
Added by Didee on Oct 18, 2013 5:59 PM
|Virginia Lehne-Hatten||Lewis...Benville Cemetery|
Would it be possible for you to transfer my grandparents and their families to me. Minnie Lewis, Rolland Lewis, Thomas A & Mary Emma Lewis, Roy Lewis, French Lewis, Thomas A. Lewis Jr, Ira Lewis, Jennie Lewis, Raymond Lewis, Lena Lewis. I guess all the Lewis family. L0L They are all in a group.
|Mike Scott||Return trip to Penang Western Road Cemetery|
I'm happy to accept whatever you happen to find!
|Mike Scott||Mass grave of Armenians at Western Road Cemetery, Penang|
Dear Mr. Nelson:
At the Western Road Cemetery in Penang there is a mass grave of 20 Armenians whose bodies were re-buried at the Western Road Cemetery on August 28, 1937, prior to the final demolition of the St. Gregory's Armenian Memorial and graveyard.
The identified persons re-interred at the Western Road Cemetery included Antony A. ANTHONY, Arratoon ANTHONY, Vartkhatoon Anthony, Arathoon ARATHOON, Kavork ARATHOON, Mariam Begoom, Carapiet J. CARAPIET, Marcar CARAPIET, Hyrapiet TER GABRIEL, Varterny GALASTAUM, Catherine ANTHONY Herriott, Joseph LUCAS, and Hosannah MOSES. Seven other bodies were not identifiable.
Should you ever return to Penang and are able to take more photographs, I would really appreciate a photograph of this grave (since it includes the bodies of three of my family members). In the meantime, thank you for the photographs of the graves of some of the non-Armenian members of my family from St. George's Church taken in 2009.
E. Michael D. Scott
Near Philadelphia, PA
|Brenda J. Rogers||Jacques Pierot|
Sorry I forgot his Memorial# 12804566
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