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imatarheel (#47120798)
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Bio Photo The attached photo is from 411 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC, my mother's childhood home. A home which no longer exists along with many others in the surrounding area between Peace College and the State Capitol.

I have a interest in Wake Co genealogy researching primarily family connections here for the last 5 years. My surnames include Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line.

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co include Alcorn AKA Alcon,Betts,Fitzgerald,Mills,Nunnally,Powell,Robertson,Stubblefield paternal line and so many more families with ties to these counties and beyond.

A resident of Somerset Co, NJ for 28 years.

I've posted many photos from the NC yearbook collection which are available on at line at The vast majority of photos I have used are from 1930 and earlier yearbooks. After contacting several schools over the use of these photos and copyright law, I have been told as long as I'm not profiting from them and have listed the source, I'm in compliance with the law under the guideline of fair use. As of early 2012 and ancestry including yearbooks on their website, the issue of photos and copyright issues would appear to be a mute point. If a family member wishes me to remove any photo I have posted, just let me know.

Most memorials I have added have been to Oakwood & Montlawn. Genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census on ancestry may be the worst yet. As of April 2016, I can identify 6100+ individuals in my extended tree that are buried at Oakwood, 4100+ at Montlawn with a total database of 91300+ individuals. Any memorial I add will based on a combination of death, census and Oakwood records. The memorial's and photo's I add are done so with much respect to that individual, their family and the history of North Carolina. The majority of the memorials will be part of my Wake County "Six Degrees of Separation" Tree. Visits to Oakwood in Aug 2012, Aug 2013 & Aug 2015 to take photos.

My findagrave wish list would be a paper scroll symbol to signify there is a paper document which would leave the portrait symbol for actual pictures of people.

I do like to link and if I have not, it is just an oversight on my part. Thanks to all that help with my suggestions/requests and the new edit feature which makes that so much easier now.

My memorials are frequently revisited and updated especially since finding additional records at which ancestry does not have. These records are available to all researchers. Their records include death certificates 1931-1994 and a marriage collection thru 1979. May I respectfully suggest, anyone posting current deaths without a birthdate revisit your memorials and get the birthdate from the social security index which is also available on

PLEASE refrain from death certficates on my memorials. It should not be necessary in most cases.

If you add an obituary clipping to any of my memorial's, please let me know. It may contain information I do not have.

MAR 2015-I'm now using News Bank to further my research. They have obituaries from the News & Observer starting @ 1991. I have been able to access this online thru my library. Other NC papers are also available.

OCTOBER 2015-This month Family updated one of their NC marriage collection records. You can now view the document & many will include the parents names. These new documents will be invaluable to many researchers.
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Anne Peeden #130299375
Please remove the headstone picture from this memorial - it is her sister's, not hers. Thanks, LG
Added by LostGeneration on May 17, 2016 7:59 PM
Suzannah McCuen
RE: Charles Solomon
I added the clipping to his memorial. Let me know if you would rather I removed it.
Added by Suzannah McCuen on May 12, 2016 7:55 PM
RE: Wesley Whitaker
Thanks for information, I have not had a chance
to change the information that I added.
These headstones have been mixed up at the
Cemetery. The top headstone does not belong to
the headstone below. This headstone was the wife
of Wesley Whitaker Sr should read:

Sarah (Sally Langley) Whitaker
wife of Wesley Whitaker
Born April 10 1788
Died April 30 1857

Her obituary was in the Christian Advocate Raleigh Newspaper Wednesday May 7, 1857

Wesley Whitaker Sr
died July 6, 1861

His obituary was in the Semi-Weekly Observer.

I will go back and change.

Added by Ann on May 01, 2016 5:01 PM
Brenda King
Memorial 86275925
According to James DC, he is buried at the City Cemetery and Maggies states Oakwood, could it be possible that James has headstones ay both and is buried with Maggie. I took pictures of both headstones, but i can't imagine i would go to 2 big cemeteries in one day. Will go and and recheck the City Cemetery when I get the chance. Thanks for bring this to my attention. James and Maggie are my 2 cousins once removed.

Brenda King
Added by Brenda King on May 01, 2016 10:37 AM
Cindy Hinton
Lou Della Nowell Nowell
Thank you for contacting me about her parents. I checked further, and her father's name is correct on her death certificate. He is shown as Edward Nowell on the 1860 US census. E. R. P. Nowell married Mary Ann Rhodes. His name was Edward Riley Powell Nowell. I've made a note on Lou Della's memorial about her father's name. I also linked her memorial to her parents' memorials.
Added by Cindy Hinton on Apr 20, 2016 7:36 PM
pale saint
entry 65249347
On this entry, you added a picture of Graham Fulghum. This picture is not a picture of Graham. The record is under my account but I can't delete the picture. would you please look up this acct and delete the picture? This is a picture of his brother James

Added by pale saint on Mar 28, 2016 5:15 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Texie Hall
Thanks friend ... always appreciate everything you do. Happy Easter!!!
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Mar 26, 2016 12:06 PM
Leslie Wannamaker
RE: Cox/Wilder family
Thanks. I'm glad you already had the information I sent. I'm new to this site so I'm probably not familiar enough with it yet to manage any memorials, but I will keep it in mind when I'm a little more familiar with the site. Thanks again.
Added by Leslie Wannamaker on Mar 19, 2016 7:54 AM
Josh Myers
RE: Dicy Newton
Thanks for the info. So here's the info on her husband if you want to update and change:

Timothy Yates Newton
19 Aug 1900
24 Nov 1970, Fayetteville, NC

Buried in: Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, NC

Thanks again.
Added by Josh Myers on Mar 18, 2016 6:25 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Johnny Thomas Keith
Although I do make mistakes, this particular type is not common. Anyway, I have made the necessary corrections and I got the birth date from the Billions of Graves site, which also shows a photo of the flat grave marker. Unfortunately, they will no longer allow you to see the whole photo unless you are a member of the site. A year or two back, you could view those pics without paying them for a subscription, but like everything else in this day and age, it's all about the money not the history.
Thanks for pointing out my error.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on Feb 18, 2016 8:05 AM
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