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Merrily Lawson (#47492862)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 9 days
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I live in Whatcom Co, Washington, and have been actively doing genealogy since 1978. I became a FAG member shortly finding my 5th great-grandfather's gravestone photo and knew I had to create memorial pages and post the numerous photos and records that I had collected. My surnames of interest include Gilbert, Glover, Gowdy, Brown, Packard, Wakely and Jennings.

Additions and corrections to FAG Memorials: I will add additional information and make corrections to the memorials I have created. Please use the "edit" tab that can be accessed from each memorial page and choose the correct option.

Transfer requests: Please request the transfer of a Memorial according to the guidelines of FAG. I will not transfer Memorials for those that I am directly related to. Please, also, used the "edit" tab from each memorial that you wish to have transferred and include your contributor ID# in your request under "Suggest any other correction or addition."

Obituaries: I will add obituaries to memorials only if the death of the individual occurred over 20 years ago. I do not post newspaper obits without a proper citation which includes both the date and the name of the newspaper.

Photos: You have my permission to use any photo that I have taken and posted to a Memorial. Please remember to give my name and where you found the photo. Also note that I believe it is more important to capture the data on the headstone and provide the best possible photo. Please contact me should you desire a scenic photo of the area where the headstone is located.
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Little Calamity
Ross Leavell
Could you double-check the death date of Ross Leavell in Greenacres Memorial Park? I think there's a typo. You have it as 10 May 1911, but here's the Social Security record:

Name: Ross W. Leavell
SSN: 538-26-3600
Born: 3 Sep 1900
Died: 10 May 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Washington (Before 1951

His name was Ross Willard Leavell, husband of Lois Howton, son of Charles Elwood Leavell and Gertrude Mutchler.
Added by Little Calamity on Dec 27, 2014 8:58 AM
Diane L. Webb
Mertie Vashti Maynard, Wyman, Otly, Crawford
Thank you so much for the transfer. I will be putting information onto her site and LINKING her to parents and spouses.
Diane L. Webb
Added by Diane L. Webb on Dec 20, 2014 12:03 PM
Jim Sipe
Norma L Elsner
Merrily, I had placed a photo request for Norma L Elsner (memorial number 130249114). Beth Marsau accepted the request and was notified by Greenacres Memorial Park that "Norma L. Elsner Born 2/16/27 Died 2/5/89 was cremated and returned to family. I do not have any other information on her". Since you added the memorial page, I thought I should notify you.
Added by Jim Sipe on Dec 15, 2014 5:43 PM
Loren Cash Spees
Thank you kindly for taking the time to post this photo!
Added by Shel on Dec 14, 2014 9:45 PM
Jim Sipe
Dorothy Elsner Photo
Thanks so much for the photo. Great weather for cemetery walking in the Northwest.
Added by Jim Sipe on Dec 14, 2014 5:33 PM
Laura Gyger Craun
I've added the information to the memorial I manage and then realized it was a duplicate. So I've sent a message to the owner of the other memorial and offered to delete mine after the information you provided is placed on theirs.
Added by Alice~aka~Nana on Dec 10, 2014 11:38 AM
John Albert Gyger
I have added the obit and changed the name of the cemetery. Thank you for this correction and for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Alice~aka~Nana on Dec 10, 2014 11:23 AM
RE: Your questions
Thank you Merrily for your replies! ;)
Added by kellyjh121675 on Nov 23, 2014 1:36 PM
Whitfield, Charles
Just lovely!
Thank you very much for your time and effort of photographing and posting to my Whitfield relations.
Much appreciated!
Added by Whitfield on Nov 22, 2014 7:39 PM
RE: Newton Potter Headstone Photo
Thank you so much!!! Just your time and effort is awesome!
Added by kellyjh121675 on Nov 22, 2014 6:39 PM
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