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Don Stowell (#46794548)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for about 15 years. Seven years ago I retired from work as a banker after over 40 years. Then I began doing cemeteries as a new profession. The pay stinks but I do feel I'm contributing and the "thank you" emails keep me going. If you have photos of your relatives, please add them to their grave sites. Any corrections, additions, etc . . .let me know, please.
PLEASE send corrections/requests by clicking the "EDIT" tab at the top right corner of the memorial page. Then click "suggest a correction or provide additional information". For transfers please state your relationship and include your member number. I sometimes miss messages posted below, so you'll have much better luck emailing me through the "edit" function.

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Charles Mitchell
Thanks for providing the AZ death certificate link. I have added it to Mr. Mitchell's memorial page.

You have explained to me that you are researching veterans, so when I see an edit from you, I automatically process it as I know you have done the leg work!

Keep up the good work.

Added by Linda on Apr 20, 2015 9:21 AM
I agree, always confusing unless you look at the evolution of the territories.

In 1850, the boundaries of the New Mexico territory contained most of present-day New Mexico and more than half of the present-day Arizona. In 1853 the Gadsden Purchase acquired additional land from Mexico which included present-day Tucson. (Presidio San Agustin del Tucson established by Spain on August 20, 1775)

Feb 1855, Dona Ana County in New Mexico gained all of the Gadsden Purchase land from Mexico. This included land south of the Gila River which extended Dona Ana County west to the Baja California border.

In Feb 1863, Arizona Territory was created which removed all land west of the 109th meridian from the New Mexico territory. This reduced Dona Ana County to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory. The 1863 territory included present-day Arizona and land that would become the southern part of Nevada. Tucson was now in Arizona Territory.

So if Bernarda was born in 1857, it would be possible for records to exist in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Her siblings born after 1863 would then be born in Arizona. Hope it makes sense.
Added by rlahistory on Apr 17, 2015 3:23 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Roy Bruner
Thanks for the email and link to the death cert. on Roy.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Apr 14, 2015 5:26 PM
Christine Masterson
Are you related:
Grover Cleveland Ross
Birth 22 Feb 1888 in Blakesburg, Wapello, Iowa,
Death 13 May 1962 in Fresno, California
Added by Christine Masterson on Apr 06, 2015 10:41 AM
Paul Hoyt
James Paul Cash - 120827430
Hi Don - if you are connected to Mr. Cash, I can transfer his memorial to you. In any case, thank you for the additional information.

Best wishes,
Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Apr 05, 2015 9:14 AM
Marsha Hanson Dillon
Thomas Robinson
Thanks for sending the death certificate for Thomas Robinson

I am having trouble with sending emails from my PC.

Would you mind adding it to findagrave as a photo?

If you have trouble with it, just let me know

Thanks so much.

Marsha Hanson Dillon
Added by Marsha Hanson Dillon on Apr 04, 2015 4:23 PM
Judith Hazlett Starsinic
RE: Emma Louise PIERCE
Thank you so much! Judy
Added by Judith Hazlett Starsinic on Apr 04, 2015 11:24 AM
Judith Hazlett Starsinic
Dear Mr. Stowell, So pleased to find Emma Louisa Jone Pierce and am wondering how you found the information regarding her mother's first name and her husband's name - Jacob H Pierce?

Would love to hear from you!
Added by Judith Hazlett Starsinic on Apr 03, 2015 11:15 PM
D. L. Lee
Leland O. Wood
Thank you for the link to his death certificate. D. L.
Added by D. L. Lee on Mar 27, 2015 7:34 PM
Diane Winters
Mollie Britthouer Meacham

Thanks for the links. Is this your family? I am not related and would like this memorial to go into the care of her family. Please let me know.

Added by Diane Winters on Mar 13, 2015 7:59 AM
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