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Kathy Gerkins (#39861343)
 member for 13 years, 2 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I am from Charles City, Iowa, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 46 years. My passion is genealogy. I add memorials to Find A Grave to help others find their long lost ancestors.

I am currently in the process of adding the cemetery listing for Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. It is a rather large listing so please be patient. You can email me and I can do a check for someone that I haven't entered yet. I also have photos of the tombstones to be entered for those that have them.

If you have information you would like added, please email me & I will be happy to add it and will do so in a timely manner.

If a record I have added is of your family member, let me know and I will be glad to transfer the ownership to you. Also, feel free to use any of the headstone photos I've added for your own personal use.

I would also like to thank Diane Scott, Mia Houghton & W.J. Huisman for all the obits & info they have sent to me for my memorials.
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Barry Michie
Alberta Snyder Memorial

Thanks much for the edits on the Alberta Ream Snyder memorial. Much appreciated. Good to get memorials developed and get folks linked up.

Thanks for you work creating memorials and your willingness to work with folks like me who find them.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Apr 17, 2014 8:55 AM
Robert Rice
Hi Kathy,
Would you please transfer the following to me?
Effie Ingersoll # 29414527
Robert Ingersoll # 29414526
Fred Childs # 29414467
My Find A Grave # 47435818
Effie and Fred are my 2nd cousins 1X removed and Robert is Effie's husband.
Thank you.

Since you live in the San Francisco area if you happen to run onto a grave site for Harmon Bittmann b. Sept. 23, 1886 d. Jan. 24, 1948. I would like a photo. His parents are both buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.
Added by Robert Rice on Mar 26, 2014 10:13 AM
Teri Forsyth
Hi and thanks so much for all you do!
My gggrand father is Joseph A Sloan #69422262 and if you want to transfer that to me, it would be great. I was wondering if there is anything said about a wife of his possibly named May Sloan Lee- they were divorced but I still want to locate her burial spot too.

All the best
Teri #48068602
Added by Teri Forsyth on Mar 26, 2014 9:36 AM
carol smith
Joel Washington Smith
Thank you for the info about him.I was tracing him from Massachusetts.
Added by carol smith on Mar 22, 2014 8:31 AM
Steven Tynan
Dora Stillion
Thank you for the Dora Stillion transfer.
Added by Steven Tynan on Mar 17, 2014 9:32 PM
Donna L. Tolliver
Hutton 1885-1958
Kathy.....Thank-you so very much for the transfer. Peace.....Donna
Added by Donna L. Tolliver on Feb 04, 2014 9:55 AM
Bernie Glienke
Riverside Cemetery
Hi Kathy, I found your email when I was looking at the DeBoest data. Dorothy DeBoest was my aunt (Dad's sister) and my parents were from Charles City so I knew a lot of people in the Riverside cemetery. I can probably supply a lot of links and misc. info if you are ever in the need. I live in San Jose. Bernie Glienke
Added by Bernie Glienke on Jan 28, 2014 4:48 PM
Lisa Winner Haas
Thanks for making all the Gabel links. Much appreciated!
Added by Lisa Winner Haas on Jan 10, 2014 3:40 PM
P Kristine Hurd
Mary Staebler Find A Grave Memorial# 7804883
John William REFSNIDER 1871-1944
Created by: Kathy Gerkins
Record added: Aug 20, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 29180854

This Memorial has a link to his wife, Mary (Staebler) REFSNIDER. Her link goes to another Mary (Staebler) Refsnider, whose spouse was William REFSNIDER. This link also connects to children John William REFSNIDER and T. Pansy (Refsnider) HOWREY. John William Refsnider does go with the Family of John and Mary (Staebler) REFSNIDER. BUT William and Mary (Staebler) REFSNIDER is a separate family. They moved from Pennsylvania to Michigan, not Iowa. You can check the census and you will find a William and Mary Refsnider in Michigan and a John and Mary Refsnider in Iowa.

As there is no headstone for Mary (Staebler) Refnider at this time, we cannot compare the two Marys. I have found a birth for our Mary married to John from the 1900 Niles, Floyd Co. IA, October 1838. Her date of death from the Iowa Floyd County Website USGENWEB.

I really think these are two different Marys. As I cannot find a marriage ...WAIT a Minute! I found a Marriage Record for John Refsnider and Mary Stabler on 24 December 1860 in Floyd County, Iowa from I also found the same information on http://www.FamilySearch LDS .

Not sure how you want to handle this. I think you have our Mary Staebler, but her link is incorrect.

Thank you for your time for keeping up all these memorials!
Added by P Kristine Hurd on Jan 01, 2014 7:44 PM
Mia Houghton
New Feature
Hi Kathly - Letting you know that they now have the edit tab working on the profile page- where the contributors can add on the name or date fields- you will see a number on the edit tab telling you how many of these type of requests you have - all we have to do is accept or decline.
Added by Mia Houghton on Dec 28, 2013 8:28 AM
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