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B.J. Waters (#47094611)
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Bio Photo I've decided to change my profile to reiterate my feelings on transfers, additions, and corrections to the memorials that I manage:

In fairness to those who may have closer ties to a memorial, please read the Transfer Guidelines prior to requesting a transfer. I will now transfer only within the stated guidelines. Please do not ask me to make a bulk transfer of names. I will make exceptions if I am personally doing work for you. You do not need to "manage" every memorial that is part of your family tree. Remember that this site is for locating burials, not building a tree. There are other websites that are more suitable for that purpose. I will be happy to make any links and corrections. PLEASE use the SAC feature ("Edit" tab). Please do not ask me to do links to any "Burial Unknown". Do your homework, first. Please feel free to add photos where appropriate, as you do not need to manage the memorial to add photos.

I will not cut and paste raw data from census records, death indices, etc. A nicely written bio is preferable.

Please consider using the "virtual cemetery" feature on this site to keep track of relations.

Since March 2013 I have taken over management of memorials in Inglewood Park Cemetery from Chris Mills. Please continue to send suggestions for corrections using the "Edit" tab and I will get to them as soon as I can.

Please have your messages enabled if you want to correspond with me. I will not use my personal e-mail on this site.
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Randall Chandler Stroot
Aunts of Bertha
Hello again.
These aunts are the sisters of Mary Koetters Stroot; the two aunts of Bertha living with Ben and her own siblings in LA, CA; circa 1930:

Celia E Koetters age 42
Theresa J Koetters age 37

Thanks much again!
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Jul 11, 2014 2:13 PM
Randall Chandler Stroot
RE: Bertha . . .
Thanks much for the prompt edit; although I meant mine to be an addendum to yours; but it is your perogative anyway. Otherwise, it looks good.
I have the names of the two aunts she lived with, who are deceased now....let you know later on them.
Note: check sp last sentence, re; "The(y) had 3 children."
Best regards,
Randy
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Jul 11, 2014 1:31 PM
Randall Chandler Stroot
RE: Bertha Stroot
Hello BJ, thankyou for the prompt editing and helpful references; and reminders(just wanted to know if knew anything about them).
Sincerely,
Randy
Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Jul 10, 2014 11:35 AM
D. Marsh
RE: Van Beeks and Harpers
Hello
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I appreciate all the time you took to look up the locations of the Van Beeks and Harpers. We did not realize that they did not have cemetery stones. It was very kind of you to show us they're lot locations with a photo. Find A Grave is a wonderful site but only because of people like you.
Thank you.
D. Marsh
Added by D. Marsh on Jul 09, 2014 8:14 AM
Bernard Johnson
Goldman
And......I left him a flower. Check it out!
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 08, 2014 5:13 PM
Bernard Johnson
PS
That's a NO need for Find a Grave.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 08, 2014 5:11 PM
Bernard Johnson
RE: Favor to Ask:
I know exactly what you are saying and this 'problem' exists with many of us--I talk with about 3 or 4 others who claim the same thing. For me, for instance see #91380919 & #132365779, same thing as you. I don't know how to improve on yours as well. It seems that over the years they have tightened up what they deem 'famous', whereas previously they would accept anybody people submitted as such I'd say. Recently they gave the woman who invented Kevlar 'famous', yet in the bio they don't even say WHAT Kevlar (I know but many may not). Yet they won't approve mine for Aaron Lapin (at Hillside) who invented Redi Whip. They make NO sense. I seriously believe that they should have a board, like the Supreme Court, of like 3 or 5 members who review the submissions, instead of one person or a couple of them, but who never concur. A vote would be best. It is frustrating but I keep trying every so often, but keep posting them. I feel better having the control instead of them to be honest. I also wished they could keep track of how many 'hits' a person's memorial gets, because I find that MOST people do NOT leave a flower. I get many 'edits' and notes from people, but rarely do people leave a flower. So, I guess I can only commiserate with you, but not rectify the frustration. I have done the same as you, only to get ignored by them. I have a couple that they said they'd be interested in if I could do a better bio---but I don't know what to do better. Gracious, I don't have a degree in writing, give me a break, huh? Went out to Rose Hills at 8 this AM just for a husband & wife, and then to Calvary where I ended up taking about 50 photos. Am busy. It does take a while doesn't it? You do a good job. Even though you don't know it, I think your man gets noticed. Wonder where he's buried? These days most are cremation to residence. Next generation will have to need for a Find a Grave. LOL
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 08, 2014 5:09 PM
KAREN LOVY
RE: Photo Request Doris Joy
Thank You for the Information. Hopefully we can get Doris a plaque. Karen
Added by KAREN LOVY on Jul 08, 2014 2:35 PM
PGA
Bernice Anderson
Thank you for fixing the memorial. Makes more sense now.
Added by PGA on Jul 08, 2014 2:14 PM
PGA
Bernice Anderson and Bernice Nordquist
Pamela Anderson
11:17 PM (0 minutes ago)


Thank you for writing to me. I have added part of your suggestion below as a reference for you.
Yes this is the same person. Nordquist was her legal name when she died, but she liked to use Anderson because that was her first husband and father of her only child. (my father in law). I would suggest deleting the Anderson mem. #78084822 and change surname on the other one as you suggested. It would avoid confusion since she chose to put Anderson on her headstone. If I can ever find where Mr. Nordquist is buried, I will link him as spouse #2.

So......Alton Anderson is buried next to his mother in law. His wife is in a different part of the cemetery buried on top of her sister with two different names listed in cemetery records. Strange huh. Plus I found out from the cemetery that Alton's body was exhumed by the coroner for autopsy 2 weeks after he died at age 39. He was the Health Commissioner for Los Angeles during the reign of Mayor Frank Shaw who seems to be one of the most corrupt mayors in history. Shaw was thrown out of office and 3 of his commissioners died soon after. I have been trying to get autopsy records, but no luck. There are however, two death certificates for him. Interesting bit of Los Angeles history.

Thanks again
Pam Anderson



On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM, wrote:
Greetings,

Find A Grave contributor B.J. Waters has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Alton Anderson.
Link to memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131353745
Link to contributor profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47094611

Their suggestion:
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Hi Pam. Here is my dilemma: Bernice Nordquist or Bernice Anderson? That is the question. Apparently the cemetery has two separate records for the same person, but using a different last name. Alton Anderson is linked to the memorial for Bernice Nordquist. Please see memorial #78084822, which is Bernice Anderson. The location is exactly the same, same dates, etc. so this Bernice is the same one. One of them should be deleted. Since there are already photos on the Nordquist memorial, do you think I should just change the surname to Anderson, and delete #78084822? I would like to put information in the bio regarding the Nordquist name. Do you have information you could suggest?

Regards,
B.J
Added by PGA on Jul 08, 2014 12:29 AM
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