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Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker (#4308835)
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Bio Photo Phil is a retired systems analyst and a Vietnam veteran serving 4 years with the US Navy with honorable discharge as Petty Officer. He then served 2 years with the Air National Guard. Donna is a retired RN with 44 years in the medical field. First as a nurse's aide, then EMT and finally an RN for the last 35 years. We live in Oklahoma City.
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RE: Extra entries of memorials
Sure Phil, I'll give it a go and see if I can keep up.
Added by EFulmer on May 16, 2016 8:24 PM
Linda Haas
PLEASE Consider
My mother's parents died before I was born and when my mother could not take care of all four of her children (all born in a 4 year period), it was Aunt Lou Ann & Uncle Walter who took care of me. They had no children of their own. They meant a great deal to me. So if you would consider transferring them to my care, I would be very grateful.
Lou Ann Moore #76205632 and Walter Moore #76205624
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Added by Linda Haas on May 14, 2016 8:44 PM
Tina S
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I recv' a message from you concerning a posting I created of my aunt Sarah McKissick. I don't understand what you are telling me? That is my memorial, u said something about duplicate what?
Added by Tina S on May 14, 2016 5:54 AM
Lester Isham Marlowe
I got an email from someone saying that I have a duplicate memorial for my grandpa. I've read what to do, but I'm not sure how not to loose the picture and combind the information. It said to:
REQUESTS FOR corrections, additional information, or transfers: PLEASE do so with the Suggest A Correction (SAC) link on the memorial for that person. (Memorials will have an 'Edit' tab on the upper right side of the memorial. Click on the 'Edit' tab, then click on a 'Suggest a correction' link on the Edit page.)
I'm not good with computers at all.
I think it said the same about my grandma, Lillian Pearl Nickelson Marlowe.
Thank you for your time.

Added by Joy on Apr 19, 2016 9:19 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: William Bercky
Hi guys! And thanks for getting back to me. I was timing out here at the library yesterday and went ahead and input that edit/sac "delinking" William and Lucille. And immediately I regretted it, thinking it was premature. And you're right. The photos of the two grave markers do strongly suggest that William and Lucille were husband and wife. What I failed to note on any of the images I uploaded to Wm's page was information about the 1920 census. Here is a copy & paste of the abstract or transcript as found on

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: William B Bercky
Age: 29
Birth Year: 1891
Birthplace: Virginia [Yep, that's what it says!! T.N.]
Home in 1920: Oklahoma City Ward 4, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Street: West Reno Ave
House Number: 808
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Bessie B Bercky
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Butcher
Industry: Meat Market
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Wells 50
William B Bercky 29
Bessie B Bercky 27
Lucile E Bercky 11
Thelma Bercky 9
Billie O Bercky 6

Now, what bothered me about this census was the 11-year-old daughter "Lucile". And the fact that the age would have put her birth year kind of close to the "1907" year of birth on "Lucille" Bercky's marker. And I even thought that, possibly, the two markers might actually be for father and daughter rather than husband and wife. And that, yes, they do say "husband" and "wife" but not necessarily to each other! I know it's a stretch but . . .

So, the 1920 census does indicate that William and Bessie were married ca. 1908-1909 and this is supported, maybe, by the 19-year-old daughter Thelma. And Bessie's name is on the World War II draft registration card from 1942. Did she predecease her husband William sometime after then and did he then marry another "Lucille" - not his daughter, we hope?! That's a good question.

Heck, at this point I don't even know if William was born in old Mexico, New Mexico or Virginia!!! Grrr . . .

So I will gratefully leave all of these thoughts with you and you can make the decisions. I did check the "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995" database on the FamilySearch website and I did get almost 87,000 hits from Oklahoma County alone. But the only ones for the "Bercky" surname were for Juanita in 1942 and Mildred in 1947. Perhaps I'll see if they are in this same cemetery under their married names.

So, that's all for now. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

Tom in Kansas City, Missouri
Added by Tom Nelson on Apr 19, 2016 12:55 PM
Eugene Downes
Lawrence Ramsey
Thank you for the correction, it was appreciated.
Added by Eugene Downes on Apr 17, 2016 8:55 PM
Pat Mitchell Obit
Thank you so much for sharing Pat's obit! Thanks for all the work you two do and for being so willing to transfer family members when requested.
Added by GraveRobber on Apr 17, 2016 4:06 PM
RE: Naomi Walker
She was cremated. We have her ashes at home. Thank you for letting us post photos.

Added by Sandra on Apr 16, 2016 3:11 PM
Naomi Parrish Walker
Hi this is Naomi's daughter Sarah. I was wondering if it would be okay to post some photos for Naomi's Memorial. Thank you for making her Memorial.
Added by Sandra on Apr 15, 2016 6:09 PM
Linda Lane
I wonder if you might have come across Winford (Winfred) Strickland in any of your lineage.

He was my husband's grandfather, but died young. The last record I find of him was the 1940 census, where he is listed with his wife Annie Mae (Scribner) and children Carolyn and Charles.

Winford was the son of William Calvin Strickland and Elizabeth Jane Smith.

If you have any info on Winford I'd sure appreciate it if you would share.

Linda Lane
Added by Linda Lane on Apr 13, 2016 7:04 AM
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