|Richard K Thompson (#46900770)|
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As of May 26, 2013, I am reserving the right not to make transfers of memorials to contributors who shield their identity by being "Anonymous" in their screen names, especially if their profile pages disable messages and email contact.
I believe that contributors and managers of memorials should be held to a high degree of responsibility to honor the deceased, and the use of "Anonymous" for a screen name, and disabling of email and message contacts concerns me greatly as to how memorials would be or are managed.
I started my own family genealogy research in Jan. 2007 using records compiled by my parents and grandparents to start with. I then discovered the Find A Grave website and found several pictures of headstones of relatives in Texas taken by a group of photo volunteers. To 'pay it forward' I registered as a photo volunteer in my area of Jefferson County, Iowa. I also make memorials where needed and put in as much family information as possible and relationship links to help others with their family research. The memorial guidelines on F/A/G keep changing day-by-day so past memorials don't always conform to 'new' guidelines.
My family lineage is: Thompson & Thomas (Texas and KY) and Kingdom/Woodworth (Ohio) primarily.
I will be glad to transfer most any memorials I have made for others (not my close family in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Texas, though) during the course of my local cemetery visits in the Jefferson County, Iowa area (or other cemeteries in other counties that are identified with my entries). Since discovering a branch of my own family (back 300 years, over a couple of siblings, and forward again 300 years) that settled in this area of SE Iowa in the late 1800's,I have been finding and linking and adding info for many of these family groups. I have access to local library and courthouse records to make the entries more informative if possible; but if someone is closer in relationship then I'll be glad to make transfers outside of the guidelines especially if additional information can be added. Feel free to ask!
I enjoy walking the cemeteries in response to a single photo request and then finding many additional family members that someone requesting the initial photo was unaware of. My record so far was finding over 50 family individuals in three cemeteries as a result of a single photo request made for this area! They are now each with memorials, links, often obituary information, and headstone photos.
It is good to know that these deceased families and individuals are now remembered.
I have also documented with memorials and, if possible, headstone photos, several entire small, rural cemeteries to keep them preserved for future generations.
I use the genealogy resources of the Jefferson County Genealogy Society at the Fairfield Public Library for much of my local "documentation" and sourcing; I also take advantage of the courthouse vital records and probate materials to examine first hand some of the materials that help me put on genealogy information and determine relationship links for my memorials, and to suggest corrections or updates to memorials made by other contributors where possible. Of course, there are online genealogy websites that I often use as well to confirm or not confirm some family information and relationships.
Note: I (and others) also contribute headstone photos to Iowa Gravestones Photo Project website for linking purposes from the IaGenWeb.org/Jefferson county genealogy website. My screenname on IGPP is "thompsonrb" (which provides an email link to me).
I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible but errors or mis-information in my sources happens. If you see errors or corrections, I'm glad to make them. "Edit"/SAC is best, but direct emails or public messages are ok. If not by SAC try to provide the memorial number because just providing names doesn't alway ensure I know who you are wanting updated, especially in cases where there are fathers and sons with the same name. My Ouiji board is broken and I can't read minds.
I much prefer working with contributors who use their real names rather than initials or quirky screen names. I'm a bit old fashioned: in real life I address people by their given name, unless they use a 'regular' nickname. Getting or sending contacts to others who use only initials (gender non-specific) or quirky screen names is not how I was raised to address people, especially since memorials on FindAGrave are for people with real given names.
Being forced to send a SAC to another contributor as "Dear RubberDuckyLover" devalues the respect that I feel that the deceased deserve.
//Richard - /May 26, 2013 (profile updated)
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|Angela Simmons-Jones||Ethel May Squires Workman|
Evergreen Cemetery...Fairfield, Jefferson County Iowa. There is a note on the link for Ethal May Squires Workman on findagrave.com for her headstone that requests for clarification on her marriage to Ira Workman. When she married Ira her name was Ethel Wheeler. She married Charles Wheeler in 1906. They had three daughters, which were not raised by her or Charles (the youngest Dorothy was my great great grandmother). I cannot confirm the date that she married Ira Workman but I live hundreds of miles away and whoever can access the records should look for her with the first marriage last name. Just thought I would share what I have found out.
|Carol Beatty Axtell Bryant||RE: Tedrow and Camblin families|
Thanks so much for updating Grace Camblin Tedrow's memorial. I don't have all of the spouses of her ten children figured out yet, but I have been to three Tedrow reunions in Fairfield in the past four years. They are my second cousins and I have updated some materials.
Carol Bryant, granddaughter of Bertha Camblin Rambo Sparks (1890-1964) Find A Grave#54339601.
|Rick Daily||Mary Eckard Memorial|
I have added the info you suggested to Mary Eckard's memorial on findagrave. Her obit was on the same newspaper page as one of my relatives, so beings she did not have a memorial already set up on findagrave, I figured I'd go ahead and create one, and add a photo copy of her obit in case someone was trying to find her. Thanks!
|Book Lady||Myrtle Mae Teller Shirkey|
Good Morning..would you please connect Myrtle Mae Teller Shirkey #112340334 to her parents: Catherine Ann Teller #36623194 and Wilbur R Teller #36623249?
Thank you very much!
Nancy Wilson Lucas
|Pamela Stutrud Groth||Grampa Walter|
Thank you so much for your prompt fulfillment of my photo request. I am so grateful to you. I appreciate your dedication.
|Lyle Fulton||Once more regarding Richard Fulton|
Believe that I've now aquired just about everything that can be found for little Richard Fulton. I've rewritten his memorial, hope you will have a look at it. You posted a headstone photo on this memorial, but I believe it is not the correct stone. It shows a double headstone in the near foreground that belongs with Fred and Rosa Fulton. The other double stone cannot be read, but is apparently not Richards parents, as they have individule stones. As Richard is buried at the foot of his mother, Edith Viola Fulton, could you perhaps place a copy of her stone on Richard's memorial? You have a fine photo of this stone on her memorial.
I'm still working to link all eleven of these children to the parents. Haven't yet located a couple of the sisters, but won't give up on it.
I truly appreciate all of the help you have provided, Richard.
|Lyle Fulton||RE: Richard A Fulton burial update|
I've received additional information from Edith Stone which strongly confirms the 1909 birth date as being correct. I will therefore use this date on the memorial. Please look at my profile page for her message if you would like to see what she sent me regarding this. I'm sure you will agree that 1909 is correct.
|Lyle Fulton||Richard A. Fulton FAG #32596042|
The above named person was a stillborn infant born to Pearl Loyal and Edith Viola Fulton, buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield. You authored the original memorial and transfered it to me. You gave his birth year as 1893.
I've received a message from a distant cousin, Edith Fulton Stone, asking me to link the names of eleven children to parents Pearl and Edith. Five were already linked thanks to you. One of them, Richard A, was indicated by you to have been born in 1893. Edith had his birth as 1909. The spacing between the other children would seem to make either year possible. Is there any way that you might know to determine which year is correct?
I will link his name to the parents for now and will hope to hear from you or Edith Stone regarding clarification of the birth year.
Thanks for looking into this for me.
|Lyle Fulton||Willa Fulton|
Good to hear from you and to know that all is well. Same here, just getting older. Thanks for the Willa (Huston) Fulton information. I have made the links to her parents as you suggested. Drop a line now and then when you have a chance!
|Jeannie Hemphill||Vandeventer cem|
FYI. oh there are many Vandeventers in the family cemetery, Brown Co. IL. posted some.
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