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JMFerguson (#47015825)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo 5th-generation Oregon Trail pioneer, Mayflower descendent, 30-year genealogist; 40-year champion dog breeder; 12-year BC survivor. Wife, Mother, Granny of 4.

Continuing research on Cooley, Doyle, Fitzhugh, Loomis, Moore, Sargent, Matney, Mayben, and related families.

I mainly list memorials for those I'm related to, with the exception of some local pioneer cemeteries. If I've listed a member of your family and I'm not related to them, I'll gladly transfer them to your care. In return, I appreciate fairplay from others who may have listed some of my family. IMO, there's no room for egos or the genealogy police who feel they have to keep the rest of us all in order. I don't care about the "primary" or "secondary" purposes of this site. The obvious usefulness is to people who are trying to find their relatives and piece their family stories together. You may use "any" of my photos. They're not copyrighted (they're just gravestones, after all), but a wee bit of credit would be appreciated if you take them off site and publish them elsewhere. Thank you, good luck, and happy hunting!
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Mary Schumann
Frank E Smith
Hi, Thank you for creating this memorial and for all the work you do for find-a-grave. Frank is a cousin of mine. Are you related to him? If not, would you please consider transferring him to me? If he is your relative, could you please add some more info. Thank you very much. Mary Schumann # 47147114

His full name was Francis "Frank" Eldred Smith Jr.

Father: Francis Eldred Smith, Sr # 115633334
Mother: Elizabeth Ruth "Eliza" Cochran Smith # 44242886
Wife: Cora Eliza Hunter Smith # 28909072

Born: Sept 25, 1869 in Leeds, Columbia, Wisconsin
Died: Feb 7, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Frank and Cora married on Jan 1, 1894 in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri. They had three children: Minnie, Floyd, and Cora.
Added by Mary Schumann on Nov 03, 2013 7:06 AM
Family Photos
Kudos to you! I totally agree with your bio about the genealogy police and unnecessary egos in family research. I believe "it's all about family". I've copied a photo from Clarence Henry McCubbins Memorial# 26703078 for use in my family tree, courtesy of you!
God bless you for all your contributions :)
Added by Cindy on May 24, 2013 10:27 AM
jo-ann savage
RE: Sargeants
I have to know your contact no at Find a Grave.
Added by jo-ann savage on Mar 09, 2013 8:32 AM
Mr. M. Jones
Just a quick note to tell you I like your Bio, and completely agree with you.

This site has been a great tool to unlock many mysteries with my past, and confirm information found in other genealogy sites. It saddens me though that some contributors feel it necessary to hoard and or control memorials that could otherwise be updated with critical information and links that could help others find their lost friends and family members.

Good luck with your discoveries!
Mr. Jones
Added by Mr. M. Jones on Feb 07, 2013 2:18 PM
Twin of an Angel
James Nicholson
Per your request, links to James parents have been added along with his place of birth. Please let me know if I can further assist.

Added by Twin of an Angel on Nov 29, 2012 6:28 AM
Diane Creamer
Eliza Cooley
I didn't create the 2 memorials and can't delete one of them but have put in a request to Find A Grave to delete one. The creator passed away. I like your bio, and I agree with you.
Added by Diane Creamer on Nov 25, 2012 6:06 AM
Kate DeMers
Martha Ann Hash Henderson Spohn Wills
I believe entry 77745975 and entry 71485754 are the same person, as I have worked on this family. I didn't posted any of these memorials. But just thought I'd bring it to both parties with these entry's to combine the two.Thanks
Added by Kate DeMers on Oct 09, 2012 9:49 PM
Thank you
Thank you for so promptly transferring the memorial for Sarah Moss to me.
Added by PerseidsGirl on Aug 02, 2012 3:58 PM
Jeanie Aguirre
RE: Matney
Hi--I tried again to see if I could find a stone for Thomas Matney and had no luck. I called the lady who takes care of the cemetery and she did not have a record of him, but said there were several graves in the area of the Matney's that were unknown and it could be that he is buried there, but no stone. Sorry I couldn't find it for you. It is a lovely old cemetery and very peaceful....Jeanie Aguirre
Added by Jeanie Aguirre on Jun 26, 2012 9:48 PM
Charlie Powers
RE: Charlie & Lillie Doyle
You are very welcome.
Added by Charlie Powers on Jun 08, 2012 8:08 AM
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