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Gary Crandall (#46877549)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 26 days
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Nearly all of the memorials I've added are related to me and I would love to correspond with anyone else who is related. I have much more data than is online for most of these relatives and am glad to share, plus I'm always looking for more information that anyone else has to offer.

Thank you to all the people who have posted memorials and have been gracious about either adding information and links or by transferring the memorials.
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James Beltz
I am related to the Olmsteads
Added by James Beltz on Oct 01, 2016 10:36 PM
S Ross
RE: Tompkins graves
You are very welcome! I'm happy to help. I have 2 goals with this project: get info as accurate as possible and get memorials transferred to family members, and we accomplished both!
One more thing: noticed Albert & Everett don't have death dates. You may look at this (IA vital records link):
Scroll to the bottom where it says Death Record Indexes, choose Woodbury County and View PDF. It is a list of death certificates, and I believe they fall in the dates listed.
Let me know if there is anything else you need from me. Have a good weekend.
Added by S Ross on Aug 27, 2016 1:21 PM
S Ross
RE: Tompkins graves
Hi Gary ~ I think that's a great idea. I have no use for the memorials since I'm not related. I just want people to find their relatives! I'll add Ruth's photos to your memorial, and the Tompkins main plot stone to Norris' for you. You may want to note that no individual stone was found for him. Do you want to get the plot locations and interment dates onto yours before I delete mine?

Sorry I had to chalk those stones, I just couldn't get the information off of them without doing it. I am very careful, and do clean them thoroughly when I chalk them, so they were returned to their original condition.

BTW, Albert has a duplicate, too, but it is owned by 'Shiver', and we do not know if they are an active member because none of us have been able to get a response for a couple years. That one will probably have to stay as it is.
Sheri Ross
Added by S Ross on Aug 27, 2016 10:53 AM
S Ross
Norris Tompkins
Hi Gary ~ don't know if you've been contacted, but apparently we have a duplicate memorial for Norris (mine is #157377710). I'm not related, but added his name from the photo/directory volunteer transcription that I do. I guess by Monday, mine will be merged into yours (yours was created earlier), and I wanted to give you the data I had so you can evaluate it, and it doesn't get lost or confusing. By our records (I work at the cemetery), he is buried in the same lot with Bert, Ruth, Albert, Everett and Anna, if those names make sense to you. I have photographed that lot in Logan Park, and did not find a headstone for Norris, but I did for the others. I would presume the obit info is incorrect, as I've seen it before, fyi.
Let me know if you need anything from me!
Sheri Ross
Added by S Ross on Aug 27, 2016 7:47 AM
The Shadow
Capt Francis Henry "Frank" Vercoe

My name is Gord Burt and I'm a cousin of Captain Francis Henry Vercoe. Find A Grave Memorial# 60103284.

I'm related to him through the Aylesworth's of Ernestown. My great grandmother was an Aylesworth who grew up in Kingston, Ontario.

I saw you'd taken over the memorial of Francis at FindaGrave and I saw your bio that said you had information on people. I was wondering if you could share what you might have on Francis but also if you had a pic of him and hopefully one of Francis in his military uniform.

Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!


PS your email above doesn't work.
Added by The Shadow on Aug 13, 2016 11:22 AM
Lezah McCarthy
RE: Bruce/Goodrich/Stenhouse family
Hi Gary,

Thank you for the quick reply. I have 2 questions....

1)There is a family history written by Diana Olson (Anna Amelia Goodrich Stenhouse's granddaughter) in 1932 that among other things talks about Anna Amelia being 5'4'' and of a dark complexion (this is similar to the photos I have too) and that her mother, Diana Bruce was Scotch (directly descended form the King of Bruce supposedly) and her father, David F Goodrich was half Scotch and half Oneida native american(she describes him as tall, dark with a ruddy complexion and black eyes).

I have searched trying to find proof of that Oneida link. The main evidence I have so far is the simple location of Anna's birth in Edmeston, which is the location of Ft. Stanwix (Oneida/Iroquois/settler outpost). Do you know anything more about this?

2) I did the DNA test and had no native American DNA (at least that they could find...I am a very distant relative to them! I did have less than 1% west African. Could it be that the complexion that Diana describes of David Goodrich was really African descent? I see Ruey Fairchild Goodrich was his mother and Tamar Summers was his grandmother...those seems to be unusual names and I am having trouble looking up much on them. Could either of them have been of African descent?

Trying to figure out this big piece of "lore" in our family about the native American descent!

Many thanks,
Added by Lezah McCarthy on Mar 04, 2016 2:06 PM
Lezah McCarthy
Bruce/Goodrich/Stenhouse family
Hi Gary,
I am in the process of documenting my family ancestry and I noticed that you created many of the records of my distant relatives on First, thank you. It's amazing to see grave stones and such great documentation of history!
Second, I am a Pagels by birth: daughter of Charles Pagels, granddaughter of Anna Amelia Olson Pagels, great granddaughter of Mary Anna Amelia Stenhouse Olson, great great granddaughter of Anna Amelia Goodrich Stenhouse, great great great granddaughter of Diana Bruce Goodrich, great great great great granddaughter of Mary Briggs Bruce.
I am planning on having the portion of the family tree that I know online soon. I was wondering if you know more of the family tree from this lineage and where you fit into it.
Many thanks for all your help,
Added by Lezah McCarthy on Mar 04, 2016 6:57 AM
Gail Cline
Surgery August 3
Hello Gary - please keep me in your prayers need more
surgery my left knee has gone out & walking & doing
a few things around the house is unbearable!
I will be in the hospital for 3 days & after I get home
it's rehabilitation !
I hope & pray all goes well need clearance from 2 doctors!
Added by Gail Cline on Jul 01, 2015 7:59 PM
Family Hunter
RE: Lydia Allen Simonds
Do you have the link for your information for this couple?
Added by Family Hunter on May 24, 2015 11:49 AM
Family Hunter
Lydia Allen Simonds
I had put in a request for a photo of her head stone. The volunteer told me he was unable to find one for her.

You had created the memorial. Was there a monument for her?
Added by Family Hunter on May 23, 2015 6:25 PM
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