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Bill Kapaun (#47698263)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 15 days
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I grew up in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and attended St. Thomas & IHM for 10 years.
I lived right behind St. Thomas church, leaving in 1967.
I currently live in Albany, OR.

Have added over 600 new St. Thomas memorials from the May 2012 "shoot". Also added about 700 marker pictures to existing memorials.
Many of the St. Thomas pictures I've added were supplied by Jim Makovec (of Idaho Jims used books) and also, many were supplied by Mike Ransom.
Thanks for the help shooting the cemetery guys!

Jim Makovec is the person that originally "inventoried" the cemetery in 1996, with his then, young daughter. He had to spend MANY hours walking the cemetery to make this list which Rob Minteer used.

Mike Ransom runs the website and is/will be an invaluable source for local family genealogy.

Rob Minteer has transferred (6-15-2012) his 1500+ names into my care, so I'll be better able to link families together etc. THANKS for your work Rob!

Thanks to ALL 3 of these guys!

I've also had a few memorials transferred to me from Collen Turnbow English and Michael Young.

IF you have a better picture, please use it and I'll delete mine.

If you have corrections or links to family members, PLEASE submit them. I want to be as "complete" as I can.

Transfer requests for your family members are gladly given. (less for me to edit etc.)
HOWEVER- If I feel you just "collect" memorials and expend little effort to contribute to FAG, I'll probably deny a transfer.
I'm more than willing to add links or bios, so use the Edit Tab.

For my family members, please be more closely related, younger or more enthusiastic than me.

Picture credit:
I don't want my pictures used for commercial use, such as etc. Without giving me credit!
I took them for free and don't want to see someone else profit from my work. IF they charge others to see them, please make it obvious THEY don't OWN them.

For non commercial use, feel free to use them. A picture credit to me would be appreciated, but not necessary.

In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to-
Mike Ransom (#47733418)
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High Plains
Hi Bill,

Appears as if you are trolling the memorials I did for obituaries and then linking parents?

High Plains
Added by High Plains on Jul 15, 2016 7:23 AM
Francis Bosch
Hello Bill,
Thanks for the numerous suggested edits.
I am going through them one by one verifying them for accuracy as best I can.
(A source would be greatly appreciated if known)
You sent an edit for Francis A. Bosch, suggesting he died in San Joaquin, Fresno Co., CA.
California birth and death records show he died in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.
Kind regards,
Ken -
Added by KPS on Jul 08, 2016 6:30 AM
Philip Weiss
The cemetery notes for the cemetery in Ukraine state that the burials there are assumed. In addition, without a year or date of death, the evidence for those burials is even sketchier. I don't link to burial unknowns because I've had other instances where someone adds a different burial unknown memorial, and I don't want to get in the middle of disputes over which memorials are the correct ones to link to.
Added by Philip Weiss on Jun 20, 2016 5:58 PM
Lorna Dunham DiRe
William Torgerson
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Lorna Dunham DiRe on Feb 19, 2016 11:54 AM
Lorna Dunham DiRe
RE: Helen McFarland
Yes you may transfer Helen to my care...she was family.
My contributor #47953743

Thank you for creating her memorial. It is greatly appreciated.
Lorna DiRe
Added by Lorna Dunham DiRe on Feb 08, 2016 6:33 PM
RE: Holy Cross
Well thank you so much. I still have several to go--hope you will find more! Blessings
Added by PassingTime on Dec 26, 2015 7:31 PM
Nancy Ellen Johansen
RE: Duplicates
Added by Nancy Ellen Johansen on May 30, 2015 5:08 PM
Elizabeth Berry
RE: Zaida/Zelda
Thanks for your reply, Bill. I checked out the Adamson you were researching and don't see any relationship to my family.

Liz Berry
Added by Elizabeth Berry on Apr 29, 2015 4:26 PM
Elizabeth Berry
Bill, I see that you mentioned that Zaida (52625847) is Zelda's (89316668) twin. Zelda is my mother. Are you related?

Added by Elizabeth Berry on Apr 25, 2015 12:01 AM
Julie {Palmer} Clark & Jerry Clark
RE: Zaida
Lol......I know! This is Julie.....I do most of the research & Jerry enjoys it:) We just returned from wintering in Lake Havasu City AZ.......our 1st time there.....not sure we'll return for more than a couple of weeks at most; we figured out we're not exactly fond of the desert! If there's ever anything we can do for you in our area (Eastern WA, etc), be sure to let us know! Julie
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark & Je... on Mar 25, 2015 2:51 PM
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