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David Sifford (#46564332)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Calling all Find-a-Gravers from West Texas: I've started a Facebook page titled WEST TEXAS FIND A GRAVE. This is mostly for the folks in my area but is an open group and is open to all. It's not a gripe session about the site but should be used to help with what cemeteries need to be surveyed or photographed. Feel free to check it out.
I'll be listing as many cemeteries in the Lubbock, Texas area as possible. I would like to meet with other members in Lubbock. Please feel free to get in touch with me and i'll try to answer any questions that i can.

I've noticed a trend lately that should be addressed. Please do not add Death Certificates to my memorials. This may be a good source of information but I feel it is out of place on memorials. You can request a tranfer of ownership if you feel the need to post a Death Certificate.

Also on the subject of Death Certificates, please be aware of the pitfalls of taking this information as absolute. There has been some discussion on this topic in the Forums. Use care when reading this data. The location given as the place of burial is not always the correct name of that cemetery. It may only be the city where the person was taken. I've seen too many times where an incorrect listing is added unnecessarily by folks unfamiliar with the location of burial. Many cemeteries have changed names or ownership over the years. Please double check the county listing before adding a new cemetery. You might save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

I'm more than glad to make any correction, update or transfers that pass my way. Please use the Edit (Suggest a Correction) tab on the memorials, as this makes things go faster and easier for me.

Also, any changes that are sent to me, I take at face value so please don't send me a list of sources that prove who the parents are or where they were born. I'm not the DAR or a school teacher who double checks for accuracy. What you send me is what I enter.

I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.
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Jean Clayton Charles
Margaret Burke Carter
Thank you very much for making the recent edit on her page by linking her husband.
Added by Jean Clayton Charles on Aug 04, 2015 7:29 AM
Rufus Davis
Thank you for the wonderful picture of his and his wife's tombstone. I appreciate it being added to boyh their sites.
Added by woodsyOR on Aug 03, 2015 7:52 AM
Alyson Arnold Lee # 137629063
This is a duplicate of # 110111652, which also gives her burial site.
Added by HWA on Aug 02, 2015 8:16 PM
Edwin Scott
RE: Husband of your 112146557 Elise Viola Barnes Isaacks
She was married to Crawford C. Barnes in 1924.

If you go to and create an account you will be able to view his death certificate here:

It shows that he was "removed" from Young county to Lubbock, Texas Resthave Cemetary. You will need to check with Resthaven to verify that he is indeed buried there and then create a profile for him and link it as Elise Viola Barnes Issacks husband.
Added by Edwin Scott on Aug 02, 2015 6:38 PM
Thank you for taking the time to get the photos of my relatives. SEM-SC
Added by sem on Aug 01, 2015 6:30 PM
kaci cross
Castula Trevino #8218881
David, could you please help me out on this one?
Bio has Castula as son of Fernando Bedaurrie
and mother De Anna Tovar. I am curious as to where the Trevino came from. My thoughts were Castula was the daughter and maiden name was Vidaurri
Added by kaci cross on Aug 01, 2015 5:58 PM
Erol Kilburn family
Thank you for the photo of the Kilburn family memorial in Lubbock. I have given you photo credit on Ancestry.

Anita Kilburn Powers
Added by AnitaP on Jul 30, 2015 5:09 AM
Bertha Avery-Hood
Miss Davis
Thanks so much for photo of Miss Davis's headstone.
Anything you need in North Texas ?
Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on Jul 29, 2015 10:19 PM
Mary Hogan Moore
Edward Ren Lee
Thank you so much for the photo of Edward Ren Lee's headstone. I greatly appreciate it!
Added by Mary Hogan Moore on Jul 28, 2015 9:08 PM
Jacquelyn Hoffman Striplin
RE: D.G. Hoffman
Thank you for that information, sir. I didn't realize you couldn't link siblings unless the parents numbers were common. May I leave you their parents' account numbers? They are as follows:
#48665237 Terrell Luther Hoffman
#48263274 Willie Clifford "Totsy" Mattison Hoffman
Thank you for your reply.
Jackie Hoffman Striplin
Added by Jacquelyn Hoffman Stripli... on Jul 27, 2015 5:45 PM
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