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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo PFC James Rexford (Rex) Scowden KIA WW I buried in France, also has stone in Rose Hill Cemetery, McKean County, Pa

Corp. Steven John Skinner KIA WW I, buried in France
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Also if I find a woman that was buried as Mrs.____ don't hassle me over that. It's bad enough that they didn't even use her first name, now some people want to do the same thing with her memorial. If you know her first name, tell me, don't just think I should list her the same as her husband.

When I first found Find A Grave, I was excited and happy to be able to add to it. But sadly it's not that way anymore. I can fully understand the feelings off some of the contributors that have become unactive. When I added memorials, I fully thought family would turn up, want them and fix anything they considered an error. But that's not so either. With the automatic edits, in 21 days, they apparently are made whether you ignored or declined them. There doesn't seem to be much control over your memorials anymore. Just because someone disagrees with the way I've added them, not even family, they can be changed. We are all different individuals, so I can't see why other people, if they're NOT family, should be allowed to change yours. I thought difference of opinion was a way of life, not your right, so I'm wrong. Memorials shouldn't be changed just because someone else thinks they should. I thought the important thing was they were on there for family to find.

Also, I'm tired of people whining because someone might not transfer a memorial. "It's all about the numbers." I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. The number I added doesn't change, just the number I manage. So if I was in it for the numbers, I'd still be okay. Quit whining.

At one time I had my opinion of chalking memorials, and the whole profile was deleted. Again, it was my opinion, but because I didn't agree with management, they just removed it.
This was a great site, I thought I was doing good things,but apparently not everyone thinks so.
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From FAG FAQ!!!!

How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?
The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The 'maiden name' is only for her maiden name

What are your memorial naming conventions?


Memorial Naming Conventions
If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.
Use a period after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.
Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field.
Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names in any Name Field.
Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.


First Name
First name of the deceased. Put the entire first name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial. Do not include titles or other prefixes in the First Name field.

Middle Name
Middle name of deceased. Put the entire middle name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.

Nickname
Nickname of deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes.

MAIDEN NAME
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and is only used if the individual was married and took the spouse's last name as their new last name. If the deceased was never married, then the last name is placed in the "Last Name" field, NOT in the "Maiden Name" field.

LAST NAME
Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

BURIAL UNKNOWN: Alas, a blatantly abused and sometimes misused feature. If you don't know where the person was buried, why create a memorial? Per FAG, the memorial in the actual burial location, regardless of when it was created, trumps the burial unknown memorial so please don't expect me to delete my cemetery memorial in favor of your old burial unknown memorial.
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Ted K
Winter Project
Ha ha! It's like a ball of yarn - the more you unravel, the more there is to do! Mare has added a LOT of memorials to Pine Grove recently - I'm trying to get as many linked as I can. Keeps me busy and out of trouble. Happy Holidays! Ted
Added by Ted K on Dec 20, 2014 8:05 AM
Don Proctor
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Thanks
Added by Don Proctor on Dec 18, 2014 7:02 AM
Mare
Benjamin Skinner
Sometimes I hesitate to add another photo, not sure how it will be received by the creator of the memorial. Sometimes on a real bright day or overcast day or sometimes the stone is so awful and photo is not so good. Lately I have added some of these myself, think it better to have the entry than no mention at all.
Added by Mare on Dec 15, 2014 11:25 AM
Pam H
Theodorus Scowden
Hi,
Saw your message about the ability of others to make changes to your posting. I'd agree that others shouldn't automatically be able to make changes. Also, have noticed that the woman's middle initial is usually for her Maiden, rather than middle name.

I'm writing about Sarah Scowden Minnis, daughter of Theodorus. You have birth and death dates for Sarah, and I was wondering if you would share the source with me. Sarah is part of my Minnis family tree, and I've done quite a bit of searching without luck. I'm hoping you have the family Bible??!!!
thanks,
Pam
Added by Pam H on Dec 14, 2014 10:44 AM
gennie
Initials
YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!! I thought I was the only one who was working on that premise. I do work for historical society and so run into alot of graves what have EXACTLY that-the initial is for the MAIDEN name. Seems we have too many busybodies who have nothing better to do than harass those of us who really take a genuine interest on what we post..should I list names of the bb's?
Keep up the good work!
Hugs
Gennie
Added by gennie on Nov 19, 2014 9:38 AM
Kathy Sloan
Lopus/Ransom
According to the 1930 and 1940 census Joie was married to Lynn Ransom and is female.
Pauline Lopus and F. Pauline Lopus are the same person and I think my entry is right since it matches the stone. She was my guidance counselor in junior high school and I know she never married. Joie's maiden name was Lopus and all I see has her married to Lynn Ransom. Hope this is clear.
Added by Kathy Sloan on Sep 30, 2014 12:37 PM
Candace (Lane) Gullette
Good morning!
I am (would be) Paula Sue Robertson (Gullette's) daughter in law. I am married to her youngest son, Matthew. Feel free to email me anytime at: mamanightmare@yahoo.com Very excited to meet extended family. :)
Added by Candace (Lane) Gullette on Feb 26, 2014 7:40 AM
Grand View Volunteers
Burdell Goodman @ Grandview
According to our records, he is interred in one of the community crypts in the lower level of the west mausoleum. I've cross-checked the dates and added them to his page, which appear to match yours, however, he also shows in the Rootsweb California Death Index as having died in Los Angeles County.

I'll be gone all day today, but will check further when I get back to the computer tonight....

Added by Grand View Volunteers on Jun 08, 2012 6:03 AM
 

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