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Bob & AJ (#47790994)
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Bio Photo I have lived my entire life in the metropolitan Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa along the Mississippi River. I retired several years ago so now I finally have time to work on my family history.

I am most intent on getting as many of my family members from my family tree added and connected then add as many as possible buried in local cemeteries starting with Hampton Township Cemetery and Zion Lutheran up on the hill then the other Hampton Township cemeteries; Homeland, Bowlesburg and Carbon Cliff, then on to other local Illinois Quad City cemeteries.

I'm not interested in building an empire of memorials for the sheer sake of numbers as some people seem to be, as I'm much more lax over turning them over to family members. If they are your relatives and not mine then just ask, tell me your relation and they are yours.

Also keep in mind, if I cannot contact you then don't ask me to do anything for you. Either have your messages enabled or an e-mail available, no exceptions. It is so frustrating when I have a question about an edit and I can't contact the person who sent it.

And please don't contact me and tell me I can't post obits because someone has said they have a copyright, they don't. When I post an obit I name the paper and I put it in parenthesis. Also, please do not contact me and tell me to remove census records from the memorial as that is the history of their life and no matter how "unappealing" it looks to some people, as long as it is under my management, it will remain.

I have spent many hours going thru every name in both the Biographical Record of Rock Island County, 1897 and the Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Island County, 1885 to find matching memorials already in Find A Grave and when found these are added or sent to the owner of the memorial in hopes they will add the information to their memorial to not only give information on their lives but to assist other people in helping connect or create memorials.

My grand-niece AJ has been helping me on this, especially taking all the headstone photos for me.

Primary Family lines of interest:

Secondary Family lines of interest:

Hampton Township Cemetery, Hampton, IL and other 3 Hampton township cemeteries in Silvis, Barstow and Carbon Cliff, IL
Zion Lutheran, rural East Moline, IL
Riverside Cemetery, Moline, IL

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RE: Gordons
I think at this point its fair to say she is INACTIVE. I am going to write a note to the Find A Grave Admins because she has at least 5 of my bloodline and she never even approved my edits. I would suggest you write a letter as well as it would support the notion that she is inactive.
Added by GeneaProtector on Dec 20, 2014 12:57 AM
James Warren
RE: Warren Transfers
Thanks again, I think I'm all set. You've been a big help! I want to get this done while I'm still around, or it may be lost. Jim
Added by James Warren on Dec 18, 2014 1:57 PM
James Warren
Moses Warren
Wow, That was fast ! Thank you very, very much.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Jim
Added by James Warren on Dec 18, 2014 11:51 AM
Mary Ordelia Edwards
Hi ~ Wanted to let you know I've connected Mary to her parents, Joel Edwards and Lucy Goss. Thanks for the information!
Added by Sharon on Dec 17, 2014 7:26 AM
Hi! I saw you had written a message to T Satterly requesting transfers of your ancestors, the Gordons. Did you ever receive the transfers or at least hear from her?
Added by GeneaProtector on Dec 17, 2014 3:18 AM
Marina Dorcy Coffee
Find A Grave Memorial# 114829258 Silvia Tenney Huntoon
Hi, Bob & AJ - Marina Dorcy Coffee here. I just checked Silvia's page and noticed that one of her children, Joseph C. Huntoon, is shown incorrectly as married to Maria SARMIST. It should be SAMMIS. Maria Sammis Huntoon is my great-grandmother. Is that a change you can make? Thanks very much.
Added by Marina Dorcy Coffee on Dec 16, 2014 12:49 PM
Bob & AJ,
Thanks for your fast response in adding the headstone to Ira's memorial!
Added by GrammaL on Dec 14, 2014 6:59 AM
Vincent Astor
Francis Henry Wells
Thanks for the corrections. Do his parents have findagrave memorials? If you can send me the memorial numbers it will be very quick to update. Thanks.
Added by Vincent Astor on Dec 14, 2014 5:39 AM
James Spring
Hi Bob,

I noticed your memorial for James Spring, the husband of Caressa Parker Spring. I did not know he was buried in the Havana Cemetery. Do you have any proof of that other than family tradition? Caressa's grave is unmarked. I have some cousins that live nearby and they took me to the spot where they were always told she is buried. They did not know anything about James. When I checked with the cemetery sexton, they did not have records that dated back far enough to prove Caressa was there. The old records were destroyed in a fire. I would like to hear your opinion on James and Caressa. I have her name spelled as Caresa and Coressa in different family documents. They are my third great grandparents. Thank you,

Added by R.J.Dowell on Dec 13, 2014 8:02 PM
Dennis Harmsen
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You need to complain like hell to Find-A-Grave staff. There are way too many people on this site who have either dropped out of site, or dropped dead. I my self have had problems like you with T Satterly (#46949381). I can't even get staff to transfer my family from these dead users. We are suppose to use the following email address:

Good luck!

I have requested memorials to be moved to correct cemeteries, requested transfers, but get nothing but a finger. The new 21 day edit requests are in effect, so one can plan a system to work around problems, so think about it. Get the hint or what one can do?
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Dec 13, 2014 12:44 PM
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