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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Mary Hamill
Henry Arthur Workins
Hi Pam,
I was just wondering about the birth year for Henry Arthur Workins (Find A Grave Memorial# 44942547). I get the same birth year (1872) from census documents. But his headstone seems to show 1870. And then I am puzzled by his WW1 draft card showing 1874. Any insight?
Thanks so much for being a Find A Grave volunteer,
Mary Hamill
Added by Mary Hamill on Jan 17, 2017 3:56 PM
Renee Rice
Thanks so much Pam :)
Added by Renee Rice on Jan 17, 2017 10:44 AM
SK Graff
Southard, Georgia Jane (Cox)
Hi Pam, I have a question which hopefully you can answer for me.

Is your memorial, Find A Grave Memorial# 49975035, for Georgia Jane (Cox) Southard, a duplicate of Find A Grave Memorial# 73730899?

If yes, could they be merged? Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Thank you, Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Jan 12, 2017 5:53 PM
Billie Younce
Levi Gaddis
My name is Billie Younce. My mother is Carrie L. Gaddis Beechey, born in Omaha Nebraska to Mark Martin Gaddis who passed away in Oregon( my grandfather) and Bessie Fern Rhinehart Gaddis who passed away in Platsmouth,Brock Nebraska(my Grandmother). Levi Gaddis married Idella Wright Gaddis who both passed away in Henassey Oklahoma(my great grandfather and Great Grandmother). Jannetta Sadie Gaddis- Driskell would be my Great Great Aunt of Mount Vernon Oregon and youngest sister to my Grandfather Mark Martin Gaddis.
I am in search of ANY family pictures that anyone can share with me. PLEASE feel free to message me.@
Added by Billie Younce on Jan 02, 2017 10:05 PM
Valice Raffi
I'm not related, I photographed and made their memorials after visiting my relatives. Would you like me transfer them to you?
Added by Valice Raffi on Dec 27, 2016 8:25 AM
Paul Everitt
RE: Herman, Minnie, and Florence Butske
You're welcome. Glad to assist. Also just finished adding Albert - ran out of time earlier. Would you like transfers of the ones I found?
Added by Paul Everitt on Dec 14, 2016 12:34 AM
Karen Mickel Bennett
John Vance
I have deleted his memorial as you asked. I had a lot of information on his page. Please do not use the information I placed on his memorial for your own use on his memorial. I searched a long time to find this information.
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Dec 12, 2016 4:44 PM
Alan May
RE: Georgia Moss in Winchester Cemetery
You're very welcome, Pam. I get a little nervous looking for headstones as old as Georgia's because they are often so worn. But hers was still in great shape.

Added by Alan May on Dec 04, 2016 9:50 AM
Viktoria Waldenmayr Gibson
Thank you for the information, I have added it to her memorial page.
Added by LKat on Dec 04, 2016 8:24 AM
Gloria Rodrigues
# 36123919 Abraham Fayerweather
Aloha Pam!
In the, Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, shows that he was baptized 26 September 1812, New Canaan, Connecticut. He was also born in the same place. So he was probably born in 1812 or could be earlier.

Mahalo, Gloria
Added by Gloria Rodrigues on Nov 28, 2016 8:47 PM
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