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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas.

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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas.


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Gone but not forgotten
Transfers
Thank you very much for the transfers!!
Added by Gone but not forgotten on Aug 21, 2014 7:52 PM
Bonnie Parks
Priester
Thanks for posting the grave photo for Clyde Martin and Theresa Priester.
Added by Bonnie Parks on Aug 13, 2014 4:11 PM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
RE: Corrections for Bell Town
Dear Burke, For all the corrections I made at this cemetery, I used their death certificates. I posted them on each grave. Donna
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Aug 12, 2014 10:57 AM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
RE: Abraham Enty
Dear Burke, I edited the DOB for Abraham B Enty. I got my info per his death certificate. I added it to his memorial. You can check it if you want. It seems that he has 3 possible DOBs I think the death certificate is probably right, but it's your call. Donna
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Aug 12, 2014 10:39 AM
Wendy Hughes Smeenk
Jane Holland Banks 42720842
Thanks You for putting that information in for me. I was wondering how to do that. :o)

Can you pass ownership over to me?

Thank You
Wendy Lee Hughes Smeenk
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Added by Wendy Hughes Smeenk on Aug 10, 2014 8:46 AM
Wendy Hughes Smeenk
Jane Banks 42720842 & William Banks 42720843

Jane and William Banks are my Mom's grandma and my great grandma. Can you please pass ownership to me.

Jane has another grave site in Michigan where she is buried and she has another gravestone also.

Thank You
Wendy Lee Hughes Smeenk
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Added by Wendy Hughes Smeenk on Aug 06, 2014 11:53 AM
Zoe Tom
Peter Barnhart
Could you write me directly about this entry.

Zoe

Added by Zoe Tom on Aug 02, 2014 8:29 PM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
Joseph W Klugh
Dear Burke, There is a mistake in the photo that you entered in Rupp Lutheran for this guy. There are 2 of them. One was born in 1827 and one was born in 1934. You put 34's stone on 27's memorial. Could you switch him. Some relative of his contacted me complaining about it. Thanks in advance for your help. Are you enjoying Florida? Donna
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Jul 31, 2014 3:54 PM
mygenpassion
Cramer
Thank you again for the transfers.
Added by mygenpassion on Jul 30, 2014 6:25 AM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Find A Grave Changes
A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy
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New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

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New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page.
Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you.
Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jul 28, 2014 1:04 PM
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