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GBern.O (#46539202)
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Bio Photo I'm retired and have relocated to Florida (2011). YeY

If there are any changes, corrections, or additions to a relative or friends entry you stumble across that I have done, feel free to email me. I love the 'edit' tab and corrections are really easy for me with that feature on findagrave. TRANSFERS - Unfortunately, I don't really appreciate the approach that a memorial needs transfer because you (not a direct family member) possess additional information which only can be added if transferred. Comes off as a little bogus at this end. As long as I'm alive and not a stroke victim, I can add whatever is passed along. Extensive information also understood and accepted as a valid reason to transfer. Etiquette always plays well.

FORT SNELLING NATIONAL transfers: I did the 2003 picture for the cemetery back when it had no picture. At last check it is still the one that is automatically attached to a FindAGrave (FAG) memorial when added. I have one memorial at Fort Snelling, Dorothy Rose Payne. None of the other memorials at Fort Snelling on FAG are mine. So I can't transfer what is not mine. End of story.

RANT Warning! ! ! Don't get me started on abbreviations; too late. I don't like abbreviations, I think people who use them are lazy and inconsiderate. Lazy! Inconsiderate! Yes, because when you can go to a memorial and read through it because it just flows due to the author using their fingers and typing out actual words. It looks so nice. Feels so good to know what you're reading. Then there are those who abbreviate this and that leaving behind cryptic memorials of this generation. Just think what people 100 years later will face when they come up against abbreviations that were popular in 1995 2012 2020 but will have to spend a good amount of time trying to find a rosetta stone of popular abbreviations throughout the last 100 years. And wouldn't you know, the one you made up won't be there. They would email and ask - BUT YOU'RE DEAD! It's so nice to read and know rather than read and wonder what the author was trying to say. There, that's why people who abbreviate are lazy and inconsiderate. Whoo, I feel better!

I realize many of you have Type Alpha personalities and want what you want RIGHT NOW. I don't arbitrarily delete messages. So I will get around to them. If I have questions or disagreements I will respond.

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Linda Dukes
William B Strang Jr & wife
You have memorials for W B Strang Jr & his wife Margaret Morrison in St Johns Catholic Cemetery in Johnson Co KS, both lived & died in Jackson Co MO, and both of their Missouri Death Certificates say they were buried in Mount Saint Mary's in Kansas City MO. Were they moved?
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 20, 2015 6:02 PM
Erma Roose in Florida Memorial Gardens
Thank you for updating Erma's memorial and linking her to her parents. It is much appreciated. ~nan
Added by Nan on Sep 11, 2015 7:19 AM
David Forcade
Re: Mary Louise Strange
Thank you for the quick update to link her with her parents.
God Bless
David Forcade
Added by David Forcade on Jul 14, 2015 11:27 AM
Sandra Scott
RE: Vermillion Cemetery
Thank you.
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 19, 2015 8:51 PM
Sandra Scott
Vermillion Cemetery
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your cemetery photo on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 12, 2015 6:53 PM
Lyn Smith
RE: Mount Washington Cemetery, Missouri
Thanks for the history lesson on this Cemetery. Quite interesting.
It is sad that the current owners are so particular about people visiting the graves of their families. Sounds to me they are not very helpful to those seeking.
There is a Cemetery here that has a map marking each grave and the cemetery location of each. I believe there is another one that offers an on-line location map.
Maybe the owners of Mount Washington should consider something like that to assist the families of those buried at Mount Washington.
At least it appears someone has been able to contribute the graves to this site. Although, that does not make up for those wanting to visit the graves of their loved ones.
Again, thanks for the history.
Lyn Smallwood Smith
Added by Lyn Smith on Apr 18, 2015 9:23 AM
Lyn Smith
Mount Washington Cemetery, Missouri
Strangely, I was looking something up I'd just seen on Death Valley Days. I discovered Ranger Burton Mossman is buried at Washington Cemetery and noticed your comment that the stone marker for the cemetery had been destroyed and replaced. I looked it up and, though I could find no history on the cemetery, I did see where the sign has indeed been removed and replaced. Not only that but this particular entrance has been closed and the cemetery is open only for certain days and hours.
There were also a few comments on the site I found, one stated the cemetery is in bad disarray.
Do you know if this has at any time been a public cemetery or always been private? Unfortunately, I know of many cemeteries in awful disarray because there is no one to care for them. It is a real shame for this to happen.
By the way, I agree that the original stone marker at the entrance was magnificent and glad those with folks buried there have your picture as a reminder of that beautiful stone.
Lyn Smallwood Smith
Added by Lyn Smith on Apr 15, 2015 5:23 PM
CK Ferguson
Henry Lobenstein
I have further information on my great great grandfather, Henry Lobenstein, born Heinrich in Germany. Please let me know if you would like to add this. Thanks for adding this entry. He lived most of his life in Ohio, so I would not have necessarily expected to find him in Kansas, though his brother William had a HUGE tanning business in Ft. Leavenworth.

CK Ferguson
Added by CK Ferguson on Apr 01, 2015 3:09 PM
do you know where the grave of Eunice Hickock is? You have her husband. Thanks for all your work
Added by on Mar 28, 2015 9:44 PM
The Irish Lady
Lyle E. White - Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville
Many thanks for getting his headstone onto Find A Grave. It's so great to see what they look like, and to know one is there.

He's related to my mother's Ragland/Lincoln lines.

I wonder if you'd allow me to use the picture in the family research, with credit of course?

The Irish Lady - Gail

Added by The Irish Lady on Mar 20, 2015 3:31 PM
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