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Winnette (#27455712)
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Bio Photo I have always loved visiting cemeteries. My Mother took me to cemeteries to add flowers and visit, from the time I could walk. I have done this for many years, surveying cemeteries so others could see where family was buried. I am human and not doing this to please others, but, for my love of family. If I were doing this for numbers, I would have the 100,000 in mine, my children and my husbands families already done.

PLEASE CONTACT ME ONLY through the edit button of the memorial in question. Do not send me a private email, or leave edit requests on my profile page, which requires me to look the memorial up, if you send it under other changes on the edit page, the link to the memorial will be included. Thank You!

If I don't provide a source, another person will come along and demand that I change it to something else. With documentation, no one can do so. Therefore, I always ask for a source to verify the change.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND a private email, as it might not get checked for a month. Please do not ask for small, relatively unimportant changes, As long as the name is spelled right, the dates and locations of birth and death are correct, and the family links are correct, no edit is necessary. The purpose of Find A Grave is not to own memorials, put rather to remember the deceased and show love and respect to those who have gone before us.

In the event of my disability or death, my memorials should be transferred to my son, Ted Harris, Contributor #46995146. Do not contact him now.
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Annie Naomi Wilson Heald
The documentation I have on Annie came from the Wilson family bible and from my mother who is her sister. There is a total of 13 children in this Wilson family.
Added by LWilkes on Sep 20, 2014 12:25 PM
Mildred Mae Heald
I was unable to find anything on Mildred Mae Heald so set up the memorial. This has been deleted.
Added by LWilkes on Sep 20, 2014 12:19 PM
Ramona Joiner Carney
Fleming B Walker, Jr #10757822
I am confused by your message.

You stated "The dates and other info are from his death certificate and from his WWII draft records."

Many thanks,


What dates are you referring too as you didn't state any? I'll be glad to include the dates if given.

Thank you.
Ramona Joiner Carney
Added by Ramona Joiner Carney on Sep 19, 2014 3:51 PM
Annie Naomi Wilson Heald
I am sorry. I thought you wanted a family member to take over their family.
Added by LWilkes on Sep 18, 2014 1:24 PM
Annie Naomi Wilson Heald
I am not sure what documentation you need or what you feel was incorrect. If you would like for me to take it over, I would be glad to do so. There are others I am related to that you could transfer to me if you would like. Do I need to go to each memorial for this?
Added by LWilkes on Sep 18, 2014 9:49 AM
Annie Naomi Wilson Heald
I am not sure what information you thought was incorrect but you do have some that is incorrect.
Annie Heald was my aunt and in all the years I knew her she never taught school. The siblings, as I listed them, are right. There were errors in the census records that is showing on her memorial and I have given the corrections on these names.
Her memorial #25913239.

My # is 48482023. Thank you.
Added by LWilkes on Sep 18, 2014 8:47 AM
RE: Octavia Bowdoin #96741859 [wife of W H H Donaldson #79139988]
No apology needed! Thanks for doing this, and thanks for alerting me to look for the area in the edits section for adding add'l info next time.
Kindest regards,
Added by CuBO on Sep 15, 2014 8:54 PM
Octavia Bowdoin #96741859 [wife of W H H Donaldson #79139988]
Hello Winn -
I submitted to you that Octavia Bowdoin (96741859) was the first wife of William Henry Harrison Donaldson (79139988) and you requested evidence.I assume this is the place to supply that since you don't want private emails?
First, thank you for maintaining my Great Grand Aunt Octavia's memorial, and for your standards to get things right. I too want Octavia to be rightly remembered since she died so young, and because her young children were raised by their stepmother Mary Ann (Donaldson), Octavia has been forgotten as their birth-mother in many family trees.
I have no marriage documentation for Octavia and W.H.H. (probably a casualty of one of the many Alabama courthouse fires), but here's what I do have - some of it circumstantial, and some of it within your memorial for Octavia:
1) 1860 Census - Octavia is 15 and living with her parents in Precinct 10, Coffee County, ELBA Post Office (enumerated on Aug 22); W.H.H. Donaldson is 17 and living with his parents in Precinct 6, Coffee County, ELBA Post Office (enumerated July 14);
2) 1870 Census - Township 5 Range 20, Coffee, Alabama, Elba Post Office, Household of William Donaldson is:
William Donaldson - 26 (head);
Octavia Donaldson - 24 (wife);
John W Donaldson - 5 (son);
Laurah E Donaldson - 3 (daught);
Mary C Donaldson - 2 (daught);
Savena Rena Donaldson - 4 mos. (daught);
3) 1880 Census - Victoria, Coffee County, household of W.H.H. Donaldson is:
W. H. H. Donaldson - 36 (head);
Octavia Donaldson - 34 (wife);
John W. H. Donaldson - 16 (son);
Laurah Donaldson - 14 (daught);
Mary C. Donaldson - 12 (daught);
Savina R. Donaldson - 10 (daught);
Emma B. Donaldson - 6 (daught);
Mattie Z. Donaldson - 4 (daught);
Rushing C. Donaldson - 1 (son);
4) FIND-A-GRAVE (your Memorial) is the only documentation that Octavia died in 1881 - although there is no picture in her memorial showing a gravestone with dates. Do you know where this information came from? We know she died shortly after the 1880 census - we've just never seen her headstone.
5) Marriage of W.H.H. Donaldson to Mary Ann McCollough, (1)5 Jan 1882, Coffee County, Minister J.M. Rowe; 15 Jan 1882 in Mary Ann's 1911 application for William's CSA widow's pension;
6) In the memorial you manage for Octavia, you have accepted or initiated links to her children John, Emma, Mattie, Rushing, and Savina, all of whom are also linked to W.H.H. Donaldson, their father;
and finally
7) In Brant & Fuller's 1893 "Memorial Record of Alabama", Vol. I, p. 655-656, in an interview with CSA Veteran Daniel T Bowdoin (Octavia's brother), the authors give a summary of Daniel's immediate family and disposition, saying this about Octavia: "Octavia, deceased, wife of William H. H. Donelson [sic]"

Please let me know if this is a strong enough collection of documentation sources absent an actual marriage record. I'm also eager to know if the actual location of Octavia's gravestone in Moore Cemetery is known, and therefore photographable - and/or why we think she is buried there.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Curtis Bowden
Added by CuBO on Sep 15, 2014 7:53 PM
Don't have the first clue what you talking about so I guess I'm sorry you did whatever you did.
Added by EFulmer on Sep 15, 2014 7:49 PM
Bob Parker IV
RE: Robert Thomas Parkers
You're right, I am new as of today. I was trying to correct errors in their names and didn't know any other way at the time. I looked and don't see away to remove the two items. If you can tell me how to do that, I would appreciate the assistance.

No offense intended.
Added by Bob Parker IV on Sep 14, 2014 7:35 PM
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