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William Roha (#47313371)
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Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?


Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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RDL
RE: Rufus Test
Presume your question refers to death location:
My ref. is Ancestry.com; Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 which lists Franklin Township, Henry County; Book CSS-9A, Page 57. I know some Quaker records list Wayne County but have found that some of these records list county where person is attending church (not necessarily where the event actually occurred). Please use your best judgement.
Roy
Added by RDL on Sep 29, 2016 11:41 AM
Terry Mathis
Janie Scoggins Knowles
I remember Janie well. She was so sweet. She taught me to crochet when I was young and gave me one of her afghans. Her only son, Richard Holcombe was very sweet too. He died a few years ago. He and my dad were very close cousins.
Brings back memories of a wonderful lady.
Thanks.
Terry Godfrey Mathis
Added by Terry Mathis on Sep 20, 2016 9:22 AM
Adrienne
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Gotta love it!

Keep swinging that baseball bat Bill!
Added by Adrienne on Sep 17, 2016 8:03 AM
Skippersgirl
No reason
Just love your page :-)
Added by Skippersgirl on Sep 07, 2016 9:37 PM
BonnieP
RE: Frances Ruby Harlan Wiley
Thank you for looking into the date of death discrepancy. I too have changed my records to show 1891. Her Death Certificate does indeed say 9/22/1892, but there were so many errors in the recording of records, it's hard to say which date is the right one. I know that sometimes mistakes can be made when headstones are ordered. There is another relative who most certainly has the wrong date on the headstone as confirmed by close family members.
Added by BonnieP on Sep 05, 2016 12:55 PM
Carol's Genealogy Stuff
Mary Margaret Brice Jay
Thanks for adding her maiden name. ~~Carol
Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Aug 28, 2016 5:48 PM
D. A. Lawson
Rev J Thomas Boyce
I found that you have created a Virtual Cemetery for those who were killed in the 1968 explosion in Richmond and to let you know that I have created a memorial for Rev. Thomas Boyce.
Added by D. A. Lawson on Aug 21, 2016 7:00 AM
alice howle
Mrs, Ozella Rusk Light Dempsey
He maiden name was Rusk.
Added by alice howle on Aug 12, 2016 8:30 PM
Cheryl Crumley
Hansel Collins
Per his obit he was born 2/23/1946 in Rome, Ga
Died 9/8/1976 in Meadville PA

Can find obit in Rome News Tribune 9/10/1976
Page 2A Col. 3.
Can use Google News Archive to find it
Added by Cheryl Crumley on Aug 10, 2016 5:48 PM
Gene A. Logist
RE: Sarah Mae Gray Pearcy
Actually, when I looked back at Ancestry.com to see who the Gray was, it suddenly showed me a duplicate memorial for Sarah, that has her listed as burial unknown and was created after yours. Links for her father and 1st husband are found on the memorial. I'll leave it to you to handle this. Good luck!!

Duplicate link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66894179&ref=acom
Added by Gene A. Logist on Aug 09, 2016 10:20 PM
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