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Dennis Larsen (#47401741)
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Charles Jones
Edwin Larson
My name is Charles Edward Jones. I am the grandson of Edwin Larson. It's nice you've found some of the family artifacts. My parents have a copy of that large family photo. I can try and fill in some gaps.

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Added by Charles Jones on Oct 01, 2014 8:14 PM
"Edits" tab on home page
HI - I'm doing a quick survey of about 400 people on my friends list just to see how many are aware of the new "Edits" tab on their home page. If you could just shoot me back a brief response, either way that would be great. Thanks.
Added by Sheila on Jan 10, 2014 11:25 PM
Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Clara Meeker
Clara was the sister-in-law of Mary L. Misamore, daughter of my great-great aunt Jane Singer.
her obit ran in the Portland Oregonian Oct 20, 1922
Meeker - At the home of her sister, Mrs. M. L. Misamore. Clara E. Meeker, aged 62 years, beloved aunt of Mrs. [Olive]Dolph Tuggle of Santa Maria, Cal, and Elmer A. Jones of Beiber Cal.,; sister-in-law of Mrs. M. L. Misamore of this city. The funeral services will be held from the conservatory chapel of the East Side Funeral Directors, Inc. 414 East Alder St., Friday October 20, at 2om. Friends are invited. Internment in Rose Cemetery. Members of Portland Rebekah relief committees are requested to attend.

Thanks to Betty House for getting this information
Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Added by Jennifer Wilson-Pines on Nov 03, 2013 4:09 AM
Mary knutson
Marie Larson
Hi Dennis:

I am writing to you in hopes of getting a messege to you. Dave, son of Louis Mark would like to talk to you about Marie.
He has an interest in the pictures you posted.
I am just an outlaw working the Knutson family for my children.
You can connect me at

Added by Mary knutson on Jan 28, 2013 3:43 PM
RE: Bio information
Hello Dennis,

Col. N. H. Gates was an attorney and business owner in Marysville, California in 1848. He earned a law degree from a college in Chillicothe, Ohio in the late 1820's- early 1830's. He went to Fort Vancouver to meet his family in 1852 and then settled in Portland, Oregon for 18 months, owning a hotel. He then moved to Cascade (now Cascade Locks) on the Washington side of the Columbia. He moved his family to The Dalles, Oregon in 1855 due to the Indian uprising in the area. He practiced law, owned a wagon building business, a bar, and a hotel. The hotel and his home still stand. Mary "Polly" Gates died in Sept. 1868. Sarah died in 1862 and Lydia died in 1864. Bill Gates died in 1925. Col. Gates was Speaker of tne House for Oregon Territory in 1857. He was very involved politically in The Dalles, Wasco County, And the state of Oregon. My husband is from the "2nd" family of Col. Gates by way of his last child, Nathanial Holley Gates, Jr. My information is from my own research and what has been passed down through the generations.

Best, Cheryl Gates
Added by Anonymous on Jan 06, 2013 3:22 PM
RE: Bio information
Thank you so much for this info. My husband is the gr-gr-grandson of Col. N. H. Gates who was married to Mary Koontz at the time. He came west a few years earlier. I would like to know where I can purchase a copy of this book. Again, thank you.

Best, Cheryl Gates
Added by Anonymous on Jan 02, 2013 9:14 PM
Chad Daniel
David Koontz additions
Hello Dennis. You sent me two emails regarding updates for David Koontz, of which I have attempted to add. I am fairly new to the findagrave project so I hope you will find they have worked correctly.

I was excited to see your email, knowing that someone has linked David to his family. I have known of this grave since I was a child. While I was just beginning to use this website, and finding some very helpful information in my own genealogy lines, I decided to add this local grave. I feared no one would ever think to add it, being somewhat forgotten and in a very small town.

Thanks for taking the time to email me and keep up the good work.
Added by Chad Daniel on Dec 28, 2012 12:53 PM
Bob Wilson
RE: Thank you
You are certainly welcome!

I tried to get the rest of the family group while I was there.

There is some confusion concerning the identity of the baby (memorials # 90745233, 90745257 & 53986172) -- the grave is directly behind the grave for Alleen & Verna (who share a marker) and adjacent to that for Edythe (Koontz) Drinkard and her husband James. It is listed in the "official" listing of the cemetery ( under three names/ plots, but there is only one grave marker. The assignment of plot numbers seems to be quite arbitrary, so that does not help at all. I did not find the child in the Oregon Death Index under either name.
Added by Bob Wilson on Dec 27, 2012 8:58 PM
Christopher Allyn Mentrum
Francis Marion Koontz 94975815
I have linked him to his father per your request. Thank you for the information.

Christopher Mentrum
Added by Christopher Allyn Mentrum on Dec 23, 2012 8:11 PM
Elizabeth Koontz
Your information was added to Elizabeth Koontz's memorial. Do you have links to her parent's graves?
Added by Jeffry on Dec 22, 2012 10:43 PM
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