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Jana Trace (#47689749)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am a wife and mother of two sons, one grandson and one granddaughter. I love researching the history of my family and Owen County, Indiana. I am proud to serve as the Owen County Genealogist and represent the many families from Coal City that I am connected to. Feel free to contact me with any requests. Jana
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Carol Sherbeck Espiritu
William Long
Thank you for photographing this tombstone. It is appreciated.
Added by Carol Sherbeck Espiritu on Jul 09, 2015 10:42 AM
Mary Clark
Thank you so much for the photo. I had long forgotten the request.
Added by lenny on Jul 07, 2015 2:09 PM
stephanie gorrell ortega
Gabriel Cherry Holmes

Dear Jana,

what a surprise to find a picture of my great-great grandfather Gabriel Cherry Holmes in my email this morning on the Find a Grave website!

Are you, too, a descendant of his?

Here, for your purposes, is the obituary I found recently. It lists his children, among them my grandfather John C. Holmes; John's daughter was Madge Holmes Gorrell, who was also from Indiana but moved to Jackson, Michigan. I grew up in Michigan and was quite close to Madge.

You can read about his life from the records of Clay and Owen Co., Indiana:

The obituary has a list of his children that does not appear on the Find a Grave website.

Can you please add this list of his children to the Find a Grave website?

I would also appreciate having contact information for the family member who has the picture in her home of Gabriel Cherry Holmes. I have other archival material to send, diary information about his decision to move to Indiana and to enlist in the military.

With many thanks in Austin, Texas,

Stephanie Gorrell Ortega
Added by stephanie gorrell ortega on May 07, 2015 7:31 AM
Audrey Staples
RE: Frederick Fiscus
You are awesome.
Added by Audrey Staples on Feb 04, 2015 9:25 AM
Audrey Staples
Frederick Fiscus
Hi Jana - you have a wonderful photo of Frederick but you placed it on the wrong Fred :-) there are two Freds - your photo needs to go on the other one in the same cemetery. Warmly, Audrey
Added by Audrey Staples on Feb 03, 2015 12:38 PM
David Jo Canfield (1956 - )
Martha Currie - Memorial# 28666891
Martha Currie - Memorial# 28666891

Mistakenly posted photo - posted photo is for Martha A. Mitten Currie (Memorial# 28666897) - suggest removing


David Jo Canfield (1956 - ) (#47640795)
Added by David Jo Canfield (1956 -... on Dec 28, 2014 5:21 PM
Audrey Staples
RE: John Nation Memorial
Oh, no prob! I hope it made sense what I was trying to say - I have made worse mistakes for sure. Thanks for all you do!
Added by Audrey Staples on Dec 01, 2014 2:56 PM
Audrey Staples
John Nation Memorial
I will try to give as much information as possible for:
You place a photo on John Nation's memorial that doesn't belong there. It is for a Nancy Nation, wife of Mr. Ficus. They are all related but the photo you placed on his memorial needs to be deleted or moved. Thank you so much!
Added by Audrey Staples on Dec 01, 2014 2:41 PM
J. Scott Smith
RE: Elizabeth Hauser
WOW, tons of effort!

If you have the time and are a hobbyist, please!
Do not cancel any Thanksgiving plans on my account!

Are you a Hauser?
Thank you very much!

J.Scott Smith
Added by J. Scott Smith on Nov 22, 2014 7:31 AM
Anna 823
RE: Charles Dorsey Wells
Hi Jana,
I wish I had some information that could help. There is an article I found stating Laken is NOT Charles Dorsey's son, but I've not found any proof one way or the other. This is one of those hunt and search situations hoping to run across something definite. Best of luck with your search.
Added by Anna 823 on Nov 19, 2014 8:28 AM
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