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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Frances Fay Swinburne Randall
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Richard Milton Swinburne #170728138
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Thank you. Linda Oliver (#47007903)
Added by Linda Oliver on Sep 30, 2016 1:18 PM
RE: William Hasbrouck
It appears that William's father was Daniel Henry, his grandfather was also Daniel Henry. The second Daniel Henry was a brother of my 2x great grandfahter, Jacob.
Their father was Josaphat Hasbrouck. He was married to Ida Schoonmaker. Ida is buried in Iowa but Josaphat just kind of disappears after Jacob is born in 1845. There are a few trees on that show a death date for him but not one of those contributors can tell me where the death occurred or where they got their info other than saying they "found it on another tree". I am hoping to find a descendant who can tell me something definite about what happened to Josaphat.
Added by Judyvv on Sep 10, 2016 6:15 PM
Suzy Bird Chaffee
RE: Esther Davis's mother
Sorry, Esther Davis mother was Anna Isabelle Shultz Davis. Anna Isabelle Shultz's mother was Emma Laughlin Shultz Gilmore. And Emma Shultz Gilmore is buried next to Jacob Shultz in the Gresham Pioneer Cemetery.
Added by Suzy Bird Chaffee on Aug 31, 2016 6:19 PM
Suzy Bird Chaffee
RE: Esther Davis
Emma Laughlin Shultz Gilmore is buried next to her first husband, Jacob Shultz, in the Gresham Pioneer Cemetary.
Added by Suzy Bird Chaffee on Aug 31, 2016 12:05 PM
RE: Wilma Dickey
Very welcome.
Added by Kat on Aug 26, 2016 11:28 AM
RE: LaVerda Cox
They were married May 6, 1942.
Added by PHF on Aug 26, 2016 10:39 AM
RE: LaVerda Cox
I did NOT delete Carl Benjamin Cox.
Added by PHF on Aug 26, 2016 10:29 AM
Shirley H
RE: Hedrick requests at Oswego Pioneer
I've filled in the "Report a Problem" on your two Headrick requests with short explanations and left them active for you to deal with and/ or remove. Let me know if you want further help to clear this all up.
Added by Shirley H on Aug 21, 2016 11:11 AM
Shirley H
RE: Hedrick requests at Oswego Pioneer
Hello again. I received a prompt reply from Oswego Pioneer cemetery. Rosetta's correct memorial is 5521541 under her second married name. The other memorial should be deleted. Here is their explanation:

We only recently found out that Harry Headrick is interred at Wilhelms. Old records for OPC had suggested that he was buried in the family plot here. We even put up a memorial stone. Harry lived in Lake Oswego and since old burial records indicated that he had been interred in OPC, Marylou Colver​,​ who currently owns Harry's old house​, wanted to put a stone down to memorialize his burial. We have no idea whether or not even some of his ashes are in OPC. Will leave the memorial stone for now.

On the other hand, ​Harry's mother, ​Rose Headrick​,​ certainly is buried in OPC. She is buried as Rosetta next to her husband Michael Reiff​. ​​ She had divorced ​​her first husband James​ Headrick​ in 1919. In addition to Harry, James and Rose had several other children. Until she married James about 1899 when Harry was three, Harry went by Rose's maiden name, Haines.

Some of this information I got ​in an interview with Rose and James' grandson, ​Willis Headrick , a.k.a. Little Bill,​ ​who died last year and is buried in OPC​, and from his sister Amy Rose who is 90 if she is still alive. ​But much came from from paper records we have on file.

Thanks for your interest.

Richard Santee
Manager, OPC
503 890 3462
Added by Shirley H on Aug 21, 2016 11:01 AM
Shirley H
RE: Hedrick requests at Oswego Pioneer
Hello, I think there may be some errors with the Headrick graves being located at Oswego Pioneer cemetery. I found that Harry Headrick 1896 - 1926 was cremated and is in an urn at Whilhelms Portland Memorial crematorium, memorial #163599248. The listing at Oswego Pioneer appears to be an erroneous duplicate. But since it only shows H. Headrick, not Harry (but death and birth dates are the same) I will leave your request open for now. I think the memorial owner should be contacted to remove the duplicate at Oswego Pioneer. As to your second request for Rosetta Headrick I have left a note on the Oswego Pioneer website to verify if Rosetta Headrick is actually even there. She is not listed on their current burial list updated January 2016 and she died in Vancouver, Washington and she outlived her husband, who is buried with his first wife, by a couple decades. I think there's a good chance she's interred elsewhere and possibly at Wilhelms with Harry. I think her memorial at Oswego Pioneer is all an erroneous duplicate. My folks are at Wilhelms Portland Memorial. I will call and see if they have Rosetta Headrick and if they do I can get a picture next time I visit. Once I hear back from Oswego Pioneer cemetery I will update the comments section of your outstanding requests.
Added by Shirley H on Aug 21, 2016 9:29 AM
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