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Tom Black (#47092164)
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Bio Photo Inspired by the work done by her great grandfather, Silas Wm. Blizzard (fag #40386458), while writing a history of his family, my mother, Eleanor Clara Blizzard Black (fag#33676318) began her own research. She continued until the early 1980's when arthritis and osteoporosis made the work too difficult for her. I had always found the subject interesting but did nothing with it until after inheriting mother's numerous notes. I began my own search to learn more about my ancestors and those of my wife about ten years ago but did so on a limited basis until more recently. Find A Grave has proved to be a wonderful tool! I've "met" so many people here who have been so helpful to me. As I've visited cemeteries and researched names, I've found many of our relatives. I've also created memorials for many other people I've found along the way in the hope that what I've done may be helpful to others who are searching for their ancestors. If I've entered information incorrectly, I apologize; please let me know and I'll make corrections. If you find ancestors of yours among the memorials I've created and would like for me to transfer them to you, let me know. If neither my wife nor I is related, I'll be happy to make the transfer.
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Bill Durham
Oscar Lutz, Union Cem.
Oscar died 1916 according to his stone and the death record.

Hope this is helpful.
Added by Bill Durham on Feb 22, 2014 6:36 AM
Bill Durham
Emma Sophia Fry Crum, Union Cem.
Buried Union Cemetery per Clark Co., IN death records Book H-32, page 5

Emma Crum
b. 16 Feb 1847, Utica, Clark Co., IN
d. 29 Sep 1915, Utica, Clark Co., IN
Daughter of John and Sarah (Swartz) Fry
Wife of John Crum who was the informant

Please note you have the mother as Vesta M. Clark Stine born 1895. There must be a mistake here as the date will not add up.

Hope this is helpful.
Added by Bill Durham on Feb 15, 2014 7:51 AM
Bill Durham
Ann Mariah Young, Plum Run Cem.
YOUNG, Ann Mariah (Leach)
b. 20 Jan 1838, Floyd Co., IN
d. 29 Jan 1917, Floyd Co., IN
Death Record Book H-10, page 84
Daughter of Leonard S. and
Mariah (Hey) Leach
Wife of James A. Young
Married: 31 Aug 1858, Floyd Co., IN
Marriage Record Book 5, page 54
Children(8): Thomas J. (1860), Joseph W. (1863), Rachel M. (1866), Nora B. (1871), Nellie M. (1874), and William E. (1878)

Compiler's Note: the 1900 Census states that Ann had 8 children, 5 living.

Hope this is helpful.
Added by Bill Durham on Feb 08, 2014 8:13 AM
Mark Weitzel
Batdorf Family
Hi Tom,
I have added close-up shots for the stones of John #61411403 and Anna #61411556 Batdorf. I noticed that you had left flowers and might like to know about better photos. I am not connected to the family (Yet) I just like doing this stuff.
Mark Weitzel
Added by Mark Weitzel on Dec 01, 2013 1:59 PM
Your Flower Memorials for Bower at Pleasant Cemetery, Madison Co., Oh
Hi Tom, I research the Bower line of Madison County, Ohio and noticed you have left flowers on find a grave memorials for several Bower buried at Pleasant Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio. Are you related to these Bower Folk? And How? Thanks in advance for any information on the Bower line in Madison Co., Oh. Ann
Added by Ann on Nov 09, 2013 4:39 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Margaret Bowman
Thanks so much for the transfer of the above site. Now I can work on her genealogy. Richard.
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Oct 05, 2013 5:03 PM
Anne Rupert
Harman transfers
Tom, Thank you for all the Harman transfers in Indiana - you can be sure they will be well taken care of with history and family links - photos also if everything flows along. Thank you so much.
Anne Rupert - in Columbiana County Ohio
Added by Anne Rupert on May 08, 2013 7:24 AM
Charles Whitted Jr.
Frank Butler
Frank and Olive Butler are my maternal great grandparents. Thank you very much for your wonderful efforts.
Added by Charles Whitted Jr. on May 05, 2013 4:39 PM
Swihart Tranfers
Thanks so much for the transfers. It is sincerely appreciated.
Added by Slimbeaux on Apr 23, 2013 7:52 PM
RE: Transfer
If that is the case, that would be great!!!!W/o people like u these sites would not be able to function, and you're so right about paying forward, I have been trying, when ya can it's a great feeling!!!!
Thanks so much again!!!
Betty Lewon

PS. One last question, how did u figure out or deduct that William wa their son also???? Since my GGG-Grandfather would also be one of the sons, as is James who is in Fletchers lake Cem????I have only been doing this a short time, nad only have scratched the surfaace, as you must know, the time and documents to prove who's who is the hardest, but Thankfully the Miami County Historiical society has been a great help, and I have so man y Reder's down there, it's been quite a ride to figure out who belongs to whom!!!!But with due diligence, I will figure it out eventually!!!
Are you from around that area??? I used to live up in Hammond where I was born, but my Grandpa Reder, my mothers father, came from Peru, Indiana, also home of Cole Porter. I was lucky enough to have visited there as well!!!
But moving us to California when I was very young did not help things out when I was going down this road of finding family, especially since my parents have both passed away most around the area as you see are in teh cemeteries, but I will continue until, well until I can't!!!!
Thanks so much!!!
Added by Betty on Apr 18, 2013 3:28 AM
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