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Laura (#46619789)
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Bio Photo It never ceases to amaze me how many people visit or create memorials for deceased people but balk at having a picture of a piece of paper that says someone has died.....?? Just saying!

I started doing research on my family tree around 1995 with my grandmother Dennis.

If you need edits to a memorial I have created please use the "EDIT" tab. When it comes to doing edits my SOP is to give credit to the person providing the information by siting their FAG member number in the "Note" section of the memorial. If you are not a FAG member and would like to provide an edit I will research the information first to make sure it's accurate since I don't have a FAG member to reference. If you would like to make multiple edits, please take the time to create a FAG membership. That way if there is a question about some information that was provided I will know where to turn. Also, you may find a long lost relative this way as well! I am more than happy to help with any research if needed.

As of February 2014 I am currently taking pictures of all the graves in Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery so that I can enter them on FAG. After I enter everything I will go back and check for duplicates and any other problems. Thanks!
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David P. Wilson
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That's very true. I, too, wish Find A Grave would introduce more types of search options. One thing I'm REALLY pleased with is them recently introducing the automatic sibling links, as that sure has made navigating between large families' individual memorials SO much more convenient and simpler!
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 16, 2014 11:43 PM
Linda Davis
Hi, I think the info you found is correct. There are a lot of these types of markers in the cemeteries. They aren't engraved, but more of an almost sticky type letter applied to the marker and they frequently fall off.
Added by Linda Davis on Apr 16, 2014 7:11 PM
David P. Wilson
RE: Bessie Archibold Knowles Mumford
I TOTALLY agree with you, about that Find A Grave needs to come up with a way to make all marriage last names of a woman be easily searchable, as the way it is now, it becomes a toss-up when she was remarried, yet her prior married name is what's on her tombstone, not to mention when/if the woman may have married more than twice. My dad had an aunt who married five times (and was widowed each time), her final marriage, in her senior years, only lasted a year or two, and which I doubt most people even later remembered had ever occurred, yet THAT'S the last name on her tombstone, whereas a few of her prior marriages (from which children resulted) were quite long lasting - yet it's like they never happened, where F.A.G. searches for her under either of those names are concerned. Yes: Quite the weather whiplash we've had during the last 24 hours! Easter egg hunts in the snow? lol
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 16, 2014 8:20 AM
RE: Cooper's Family Cemetery, Petersburg, Delaware
Hi Laura, Actually, The map provided for thew cemetery on Find A Grave is very accurate. The cemetery is on the north side of Mud Mill Rd, but is not visible from the road. It sits in back of the houses on the north side of Mud Mill, across a farm field. I tried several houses on the day I went, but no one was home. The property the cemetery is on is the very large house to the northeast of the intersection of Mud Mill and Cow Marsh Creek. That property was vacant and for sale when I was last there. If you can find someone there, that's the best way to get access. I would love to get back there, and would love to see some effort to stabilize that cemetery, as I have several direct relatives there, and have not been able to to learn anything about it. When you get there, would you let me know what you see, and also if you come across any info on the place or efforts to clean it up. Thanks, Dick
Added by dickbelle on Apr 16, 2014 5:52 AM
David P. Wilson
Bessie Archibold Knowles Mumford
Hello! Thanks for adding Bessie's obituary to her memorial and informing me of her remarriage last name. I added that remarriage name to her existing memorial, plus added a cross-referencing new additional memorial for her Knowles married name that appears on her tombstone, so people searching for her under the name that's on her stone will become aware to go to her Mumford memorial for her obituary, tombstone photo, etc. I do dual memorials like that anytime a woman who remarried opted to go with her earlier, rather than her final, married last name on her tombstone. That way people looking for a memorial that matches the name on the tombstone will be able to readily find one. Btw, I'm LOVING the rain we're getting, as the pollen was killing me, and now lots of that nasty stuff is getting washed away. Can breath again! HOORAY!!! :) Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 15, 2014 4:57 PM
John Paul Baremore
Wallace at Manokin.

Thank you for searching for Wallace stones out at Manokin and for your report. I've only read reports that Matthew Wallace was buried there. He was a big Presbyterian and he died in Manokin Hundred, so perhaps someone just figured he was buried there and reported it as true. Or perhaps the stone is no longer extant. In any case, my apologies and thank you again for the information. I've removed the request - John Paul Baremore
Added by John Paul Baremore on Apr 15, 2014 12:27 AM
Dan Minick
Keefer tombstone
Thanks for checking on Laura Keefer's gravesite, and letting me know that it's unmarked. Since she is unmarked, perhaps husband David Minick Keefer is bured there also?? Just wondering.
Added by Dan Minick on Apr 13, 2014 1:11 PM
Bill Marden
Trooper Dowd
Laura, is that Trooper Dowd? If so, there's a sign right by the Delaware/Maryland line memorializing him right before the flashing light.
Added by Bill Marden on Apr 13, 2014 12:04 PM
Methodist Cemeteries
Aren't they the same cemetery? They probably should be merged. I believe the Methodist Church and the United Brethren merged some years ago. Newspapers just don't keep up.
Added by GSF on Apr 13, 2014 10:55 AM
RE: Salisbury Cemetery
Here are the directions:
Salisbury Cemetery, located between Rte 50 and Commerce St in Salisbury is a study in
contrasts. The cemetery is easily accessible (just park at Arby's) and the grounds are
well-kept. The stones are another story. Many are broken, half buried in the ground,
or lying completely face-down. Also, there were about 5 or 6 depressions in the ground
with no stones at all. The stones that were still standing were extremely hard to read.
The cemetery is located on both sides of the street.
Hope this helps!
Added by Lois on Apr 13, 2014 9:42 AM
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