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Wendy Ranta (#46599768)
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Bio Photo I had been doing genealogy since I was 15 and I will admit to only being in my 50's so its been a while. I have 3 children that I pound genealogy into their heads day and night...besides who better to get to run all over a cemetery and find that missing relative. When I found this site I started going wild. I have hope to catch up to other contributors and be in the 1000's in my contributions. Hope my graves help someone else in their genealogy hunts.
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Robert Magyar
Ray & Gladys Stonebraker
Hello - I see you manage My Uncle Ray and/or Aunt Gladys Stonebraker. They Both Hold a very special place in my heart for several reasons. (1) being my Grandfather - Ray's brother - Edward Stonebraker - passed away when I was 3 years old. I only have faint memories of him - but Uncle Ray lived 5 minutes from us growing up and we saw him often - so he was more of my Grandfather to me... That leads me to (2) Uncle Ray and Aunt Gladys lived behind Robert & Rita Magyar in Taylor, MI. One day their son - Rick Stonebraker - Decided to introduce his cousin, Mary Kay Stonebraker to his good friend, Tim Magyar... That introduction lead to the creation of me and my sisters... So if they would have not been living right where they did - when they did - I might never have existed. I just wanted to share a story about these two great people.
Added by Robert Magyar on May 19, 2015 3:54 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Runnion Family
Hi Wendy,
Is there any chance of gaining your assistance with a grave search for a couple of Runnion's? They passed away in the Farmington Hills area of Oakland, but so far, Ancestry and Family Search have not revealed any grave sites to me. I noted the East, West and North Farmington Cemeteries and checked them all, but no such Surname turned up. I can usually find the person that I am looking for by making contact with local funeral homes, but that too failed this time.
If my request comes at an inconvenient time, could you refer me to another active contributor in the Farmington Hills area? Any assistance you could provide would be most appreciated.
Jeff
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 13, 2015 3:46 PM
Hannah Irving
Information about Frank Nicholson

Hello,

I am related to Frank M. Nicholson through his sister Ella M. Nicholson-Rice ( My 2nd great grandmother )who married George M. Rice. I was wondering if you have any information about Frank and Ella's parents Malcolm Nicholson and Margaret Smith Nicholson?
Added by Hannah Irving on Apr 12, 2015 11:16 AM
Erv
Robert Harrison West
Thank you for your time and effort. I did find a reference to Robert Harrison West through one of the genealogy sites in Iowa in which it is stated that he was buried in an unmarked grave with his parents Thomas E. West and Sarah Ann Myers.
Again, Thank you
Added by Erv on Mar 18, 2015 4:56 PM
Miles Groth
Robert John Gaukler
I am trying to locate the grave of Robert John Guakler, the other son of Claire Robertjohn Gaukler, whose grave and other family members' graves you have set up here. Many thanks!
Added by Miles Groth on Jan 29, 2015 11:36 AM
MWarner
Find A Grave Memorial# 9005910
Please remove the cemetery name sign from the above memorial. It is taking up the 5th photo slot. I have something to post.
Added by MWarner on Jan 05, 2015 9:23 AM
Erv
Robert Harrison West
I am searching for the burial place of my great-grandfather Robert Harrison West. One of the Ancestry public family trees indicates that according to the "Cemetaries of Dallas County, Iowa, Dallas County Genealogical Society", Robert Harrison West was buried on 2 May 1931 with his parents, Sara and Thomas West. They are interred in the Elmwood Cemetary, Minburn, Dallas, Iowa. This leads me to ask for your help in possibly answering the following questions. Is there any documentation to indicate that he was buried there? If so, Is the grave marked in some way with his name? Also, if he is in fact buried there, can his name be added to Find A Grave as being buried there?
Thank you,
Erv Parrish
Added by Erv on Nov 18, 2014 5:12 PM
Carolyn
Alta Jackson
Hi, I have duplicated your memorial on Alta Jackson in Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Madison County, Iowa. My memorial is #44296493. If you'd like to copy anything off of my memorial before I delete it please do. Carolyn
Added by Carolyn on Oct 01, 2014 9:20 PM
Kathy Lutzke
MARTHA COOK
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. I will create a memorial for my great aunt now that this other lady (with the same name) is no longer attached to my family.

Best wishes
Kathy
Added by Kathy Lutzke on Sep 01, 2013 3:10 PM
Kathy Lutzke
MARTHA SHEA COOK
Hello Wendy,

I've been trying to resolve a problem with this memorial on Martha Shea Cook 9981614.

She is not the child of Daniel Shea and Margaret Sullivan.

I notified Find A Grave to correct the error by disconnecting this Martha from my g-great grandparents. Now Find A Grave has made a bigger error by adding the bio of my Mattie Shea Cook to this memorial.

I'd really appreciate it if you could delete the bio info and disconnect Daniel Shea and Margaret Sullivan as her parents.

I don't want this memorial to be confused with my great aunt Mattie (Martha) Shea Cook.

Please let me hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Thank you
Kathy Lutzke
Added by Kathy Lutzke on Aug 20, 2013 1:30 PM
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