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Armstrong History (#48059175)
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CONTACT INFO
Please contact us using the "PUBLIC" message board below or via the EDIT tab from an individual memorial page for edit requests and transfer requests. To request our email address, please leave a note in the message board and we'll reply via email. It was necessary to remove our email address because of spam and junk email not related to Find a Grave.

EDITS, TRANSFERS, QUESTIONS
We strive to respond to EDITS, TRANSFER requests and QUESTIONS within a week. We enjoy sharing information and research, are glad to volunteer to take photos, and would like to transfer memorial page(s) to a family member or friend rather than keep it.

We have gained valuable information from using this site and we actively contribute back to requests!

PHOTOS
We have been pleasantly surprised by how many of the individual and family plot photos that we posted on Find a Grave have been posted on Ancestry Trees! We are so glad our photos have made their way to document family history! It would be kind if you would reference the source of the photos:
Find a Grave: Armstrong History

We spend time to provide the best photos possible that will enhance your family genealogy documentation.

You will see that we will take complete family plot photos, and photos that include the entire gravestone, and close up photos.

We take the extra time to decipher faint and illegible inscription text (when possible) and provide labels on the photos so that you know what's on the gravestone and can see the intricate detail that may be lost in years to come.

Many times we will type extra information in the "caption" section of the photo we post that we have obtained from the cemetery office; for example.

When we first started using the site, a volunteer provided a family plot photo that included an unknown last name of a person and because of this one photo it unlocked many doors and opened up a wealth of information that may have taken us much longer to uncover! It was "priceless" information!

Whenever we are out at a cemetery to fulfill a photo request, we will also try to take several additional photos to post to memorial pages without photos. Many times, we end up spending way toooooo much time at the cemetery and it's dark by the time we leave! We just lose track of time!

If a memorial page already has a photo we won't add another similar photo because it takes up valuable space on the memorial page that could be used in the future by other volunteers and/or family members for images of the person.

We have grown to realize it's important to document the works of art of the old gravestones and the people the gravestones represent before they are lost forever!

Losing track of time in cemetery outweighs losing priceless images and information forever! It's amazing to see the work of all of the dedicated volunteers! And it's wonderful to come across a memorial page and even a photo of someone from your family tree on this site!

We are especially captivated by the artistry and the symbolism of the "tree stump" gravestones that were made available to members of the "Woodmen of the World". Sadly, after the 1920's the gravestones were no longer made because it became too costly to custom make each individual "tree stump" gravestone.

If you come across a "tree stump" gravestone, would you let us know?? Kindly leave the memorial number on our message board below. Thanks!

We hold our military veterans in high esteem, honor their sacrifice and appreciate their dedication to our country. The gravestone of each veteran reminds us of their service.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
We understand what its like to walk the rows of a cemetery looking for a name to fulfill a photo request for someone we don't even know - but realize how important it is to your research and your family documentation.

It's the way we "pay it forward" for the many kind and wonderful people we have crossed paths with along our journey.

THANK YOU . . . if you have fulfilled a photo request for us! THANK YOU . . . if you have added a memorial page! THANK YOU . . . if you have recognized our volunteer work and have given us credit for our time when you have used a photo we posted on a memorial page! THANK YOU . . . if you have volunteered time! THANK YOU . . . for being KIND and treating other volunteers with respect.

We are dedicated to keeping family history alive for the next generation!

As each new member joins a family, the words of G Massey begins to describe life's journey. It's a favorite of ours and reminds us that we are only here on earth for a short time to LIVE, GROW, and BLOOM! "A sweet new blossom of humanity fresh fallen from God's own home to flower on earth."
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Deb Miller
Stella Kevill Larson
Thanks for letting me know I hadn't put
Stella married name in. I did put in a photo
request also. Thanks again1
Added by Deb Miller on Jul 21, 2016 8:46 PM
Grave Maven
RE: Processed Your Edit
Thank you! The Combs family is a collateral on a project right now. Thanks for offering on the grave photo - if you have the opportunity, it is a cousin of my husband. I haven't been through Wisconsin in ages. Thanks again, Karen
Added by Grave Maven on Jul 02, 2016 12:30 PM
Gerald Rhoades
Charles Wysong
Mary Ann Heistand was the second wife of Jacob A Wysong. After Jacbs death, Mary married a man named Timmons. Charles was a son of Jacob and Mary Ann, along with three other children listed on the memorial. Picture of stone is for both Mary and Charles and is located in the Estates Of Serenity cemetery at Marion, Grant Co, Indiana.

Gerald Rhoades #47637326

Added by Gerald Rhoades on Jun 14, 2016 11:15 AM
Shirlene Williams M657792 A838651
RE: 98271633
I can't thank you enough for this beautiful memorial of Clarence Omar Trussel. He was a much beloved young man. I appreciate all your effort and time spent in cemeteries. I also do it when I can. Its people like you who make this such a wonderful site. Thank you again for all you do for Find A Grave and my family.
Gay S Williams Kirchain
Added by Shirlene Williams M65779... on Jun 10, 2016 9:25 AM
Shirlene Williams M657792 A838651
98271633
Thank you so much for the info and pics of Clarence Omar Trussel. You have made my cousins dreams come true. This is his grandfather. I am so pleased that you took the time to notify me of your find, I can't thank you enough. Clarence Omar and my Grandfather Daniel Jennings Crockett were best friends from childhood. If you find one for Daniel Jennings ( he went by Jennings) Crockett I would be forever in your debt :-)
Thank you so much.
Added by Shirlene Williams M65779... on Jun 10, 2016 9:12 AM
Pam Miller💕
RE: 98271633
That is wonderful, I think it is sad that his headstone shows nothing of his service.

Thank you
Pam Miller
Added by Pam Miller💕 on Jun 10, 2016 6:16 AM
Georgia Z
RE: Photo update
Please refresh my mind. Which memorial are we referring to again.
Added by Georgia Z on Jun 09, 2016 8:15 AM
Janet
RE: 136780984
My source is the death record located at the Winnebago County Courthouse, Register of Deeds Office, which you recorded. Changing your memorial isn't necessary as that should match the stone. I sent the record number via the 6th option in hopes a note of some sort would be entered in the memorial somewhere that there is a different date out there....just in case it helps break down someone's brick wall?

I looked at the memorial and the way you did it looks great to me!

Thanks Reed!
Added by Janet on Jun 01, 2016 11:30 PM
Bernard Johnson
RE: Fatio
Hello there and thank you again for the photo and concern over the Fatio location. I dealt with the cemetery a few years ago and they were even kind enough to send me a plot card for the Sawyer lot-and Maurice is in an urn that is placed inside the mausoleum. I suppose that is why his name does not appear outside on the monument. My father's family is from Racine. Are you in that area? If so, I could give you a couple to grab for me. Thanks.
Added by Bernard Johnson on May 23, 2016 11:35 AM
Bernard Johnson
Fatio
Thank you for your quick response and photo!!!
Added by Bernard Johnson on May 18, 2016 3:05 PM
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