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Kathy Gerkins (#39861343)
 member for 15 years, 9 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I am from Charles City, Iowa, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 46 years. My passion is genealogy. I add memorials to Find A Grave to help others find their long lost ancestors. If you have information you would like added, please email me & I will be happy to add it and will do so in a timely manner. If a record I have added is of your family member, let me know and I will be glad to transfer the ownership to you. Also, feel free to use any of the headstone photos I've added for your own personal use.I would also like to thank Diane Scott, Mia Houghton & W.J. Huisman for all the obits & info they have sent to me for my memorials.
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Barbara Pulley Azbill Riggio
Mc Elhaney
Hi Kathy,
Try not to put a space between the Mc and the rest of the last name, unless that is very clear on the stone. It is rare that the name is spelled that way. It is causing duplicates to be made.
Added by Barbara Pulley Azbill Rig... on Nov 30, 2016 3:28 PM
August & Frederica Wallbaum
This is in reference to:
Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Iowa.
Plot: Range 17, Section 19, Row 17, Space 5 and 6

Find A Grave# 69052340 - August Wallbaum (1814-1895)
Find A Grave# 69052366 - Frederica Wallbaum (1814-1892)

You took these pictures in 2011. They are my 3rd great-grandparents. I tried to zoom in on these pictures, but nothing is readable. I was wondering, if by chance, you still have the original pictures? And if so, are they at a higher resolution?
Added by ponder on Aug 23, 2016 5:21 PM
deanna french
Thank you so very much Kathy for the permission to use your photo's for Vermont's Civil War site. It was very kind of you, and much appreciated.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 16, 2016 6:07 PM
Pamela (Ponto) Morrison
Baby Emil Ponto
Can you please tell me where you found the information for his interred date .This is the only information I have found for him.he was the Brother of my Grandfather
Added by Pamela (Ponto) Morrison on Jul 15, 2016 11:17 AM
deanna french
Hi Kathy, I am working on a project to identify the last resting place of many Civil War Veterans that had any ties to Vermont. I am asking you if I may use the several you have posted on Find A Grave, to post on Vermont's Civil War site? ( You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration on this.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 13, 2016 9:45 AM
Minnie Gath, #70972167
I've been looking for Minnie for a long time! She was the sister of my 2nd great grandmother. Do you know where the bio that is on her page came from?

Nanci, Madison WI
Added by Nanci on Jun 06, 2016 9:08 PM
Ms. Mandy
RE: Hattie Durkee Fluent Memorial
Thank you! And a big thank so for all your help in updating the memorials. :)
Added by Ms. Mandy on Apr 03, 2016 2:21 PM
Ms. Mandy
Hattie Durkee Fluent Memorial

I have been going over this memorial #8357847 for days now and I now have 100% proof that the name, husband and child linked to this profile is incorrect.

I think this was a easy mistake because the actual Hattie Durkee Fluent was married to Hansley Fluent, but she did not die in 1932, nor was she born in 1858. This memorial is for Hansley's BROTHER's wife, another Hattie Fluent who was born in Feb. 1858 and died 20 Jul 1932 in Floyd, Iowa.

I have her death record and the obituary, along with her husband (Phineas Fluent)'s obit that indicates his wife's name and the exact date that she died.

I'm going to submit an edit through the edit tabs to make the corrections and if you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!
Added by Ms. Mandy on Apr 03, 2016 2:33 AM
Ellen Sabin
Thanks for processing the edits and adding the information for Ellen's memorial. Your work for FINDAGRAVE makes it the success it is. Don
Added by Vinje on Jan 21, 2016 6:39 AM
Jon Purcell
Iowa State Armed Forces Grave Registration
My name is Jon Purcell. I am indexing Iowa State Armed Forces Grave Registrations. I uploaded a record to Find-A-Grave for Frank Jasper Thompson (71831874). I hope the information is useful and the upload is okay.
Added by Jon Purcell on Nov 05, 2015 12:45 PM
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