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Vickie (#47851655)
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Bio Photo Hi! When I discovered Find-A-Grave, I thought it was fantastic! What a great way to preserve history and help other genealogists! I immediately began photographing local cemeteries as a way to give back to others who have helped me and shared information. I love doing it and feel like I am contributing to preserving some of these really old headstones before they become so weathered and decayed that they are illegible. To each their own, but I do not believe I "own" the photographs I take nor do I feel I have a copyright on them! I just don't get that philosophy, but, like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on why they contribute to FAG. I do not volunteer to do this for "credit" in any form—I am doing it to help other genealogists as they search for their ancestor's final resting places. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your trees or personal family trees and you do not need to give any credits to me. It has always been my idea that if we, as genealogists, do not share our discoveries and work as one big family, we are just making it harder to complete our own personal history books. As far as transfers, if you are a relative of any degree or just someone "special" to the deceased, I will gladly transfer unless they are also my own relative. I love everything historical and Find-A-Grave is a wonderful gift to us wanting to preserve history. Happy hunting! --Vickie
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James Blanton
Olga Wiltse obituary
Hi Vicki,

I came across the obituary for Olga Wiltse (one of your memorials) in my mothers papers. My parents were both born in Chanute. I will send you the obituary if you will give me your email address.

Jim Blanton (Find A Grave #474525150)
Added by James Blanton on Sep 14, 2014 5:12 PM
Deborah Wall
Charles A. Norwood
Thank you for adding his obit.
Added by Deborah Wall on Sep 12, 2014 12:43 PM
RE: Memorial 102360840
Sorry to hear that there was an error on that memorial. I thought for a moment that maybe I was on to a real mystery here. At least I am glad it is corrected so that others are not led astray.

Some time I will have to travel to the Silver Lake area and see if I can track down the family mystery of what happened to George Albee.

Thanks again.

Added by HLindquist on Sep 11, 2014 5:04 PM
Memorial 102360840
I am writing in regards to findagrave memorial number 102360840 Edna Cresey aka Edna Grace Albee. You included a picture of her gravestone which indicates her name as Edna Grace Smith. Since the names on the stone and the memorial are different, I can only assume you have done a little research on her.

Edna's grave seems unusual in that there are no other relatives buried in Elmwood. Also, she died in Santa Clara, California. She must have married a Cresey and / or Smith at some point and I was wondering if you had any more information?

My other question deals with her father, who was George Kent Albee. He, and his wife Hannah Mead Albee came from Vermont and settled in Silver Lake, Kansas (they are both buried there # 39061897 and # 39061967. You can link to them if you wish.

They were distant relatives on mine (2nd great grand uncle). There was a story in my family that George and his wife moved to Kansas and that he operated a store of some sort and that he was killed in a gun fight (his gravestone indicates he died in 1924). It was mentioned that Edna wrote a letter to my family explaining the situation and asking if anyone could help (I do not know what became of the letter). The return address was C/O O.P. Asprey, 430 Lipan Denver, Colorado. I have always been curious if this was true, or not but have not been able to verify.

Please respond with any information you may have on the family. I know Edna had 2 sisters, Gertrude and Nellie. Nellie is memorial 46497347.

Thanks in advance.

Added by HLindquist on Sep 11, 2014 11:24 AM
Cindy Anderson
RE: Needhams
Thank you very much for the transfer. Parkman was my Great Grandmother's brother.
Added by Cindy Anderson on Sep 08, 2014 3:39 PM
Dennis Knox
Thanks so much!
Many thanks for the David Givler obit! For your information, his wife is buried next to him in an unmarked grave.
Added by Dennis Knox on Sep 08, 2014 7:07 AM
Cindy Anderson
Parkman E. Needham
Thanks for all you do for Find a grave! One small correction. Parkman's middle initial is F. Can he and his wife be transferred to me? Thanks in advance.
Added by Cindy Anderson on Sep 07, 2014 2:37 PM
Lisa Bailey
RE: Neely grave
Thank you for the transfer, and all the work you do!!!
Added by Lisa Bailey on Sep 03, 2014 9:59 PM
L. Forbes
RE: Sarah V. Swails Litsey
Thank you very much Vickie
Added by L. Forbes on Sep 03, 2014 6:42 PM
L. Forbes
Sarah V. Swails Litsey
Sarah Virginia Swails Litsey Memorial# 100112093
Would you please link Sarah to her parents
William W. Swails #114486713 [father]
Sarah Jane Pollock Swails #114487074 [mother]

I thank you very much.
L Forbes #47991680
Added by L. Forbes on Sep 03, 2014 7:34 AM
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