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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo "Remember me in the Family Tree - my name, my days, my strife. Then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life." -Linda Goetsch

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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Joyce Niswander
RE: Fred & Alice Seyer
You are welcome for the photos. I added them to Alice, also.
Added by Joyce Niswander on Apr 15, 2015 4:06 AM
Ellie Thompson Dickinson Hook
Mabel Genevieve Lesley
Mabel married Frederick Harrison Hook (Fred) and they had only two children: Frederick Gary (Gary), born in 1941, and William Joseph (Joe), born in 1953. She had miscarriages in between the two.

I, too, am an avid Find A Grave contributor, but I just began on Joe's genealogy this year (we were married last December). I have researched my own genealogy extensively and also my late husband's, to whom I was married 43 years when he passed away in 2012.

I'll look forward to the final word on Newt's death date -- if he died Christmas day, as is according to the Oregon Death Records, it would probably be remembered.
Added by Ellie Thompson Dickinson ... on Apr 14, 2015 5:29 PM
Ellie Thompson Dickinson Hook
RE: Jasper Newton Lesley
Hi Pam. Yes, Maybelle and Mabel are the same woman -- Joe said she went through a time when she was young that she wanted to change the spelling of her name (like many girls did). He said her name was actually Mabel, and her birth certificate and death certificate both say Mabel. It's nice to meet you. :)
Added by Ellie Thompson Dickinson ... on Apr 14, 2015 5:22 PM
Ellie Thompson Dickinson Hook
Re Jasper Newton Leslie
Hi Pam. I am married to William "Joe" Hook, whose mother was Mabel Genevieve Lesley, daughter of William Amos Lesley and Iva Myrtle Semans. We live in Gravette, Arkansas.

I got my death information for Jasper Newton Lesley from the Oregon death records:

Jasper Newton Lesley in the Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
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Name: Jasper Newton Lesley
Death Date: 25 Dec 1927
Death Place: Grant
Certificate: 50

Added by Ellie Thompson Dickinson ... on Apr 14, 2015 3:56 PM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Elizabeth Luce
You are so welcome! Happy Day, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Apr 10, 2015 11:41 AM
Vickie Mosqueda-Ihrig
RE: FAG - Craig Ihrig
Thank you I would be honored to take care of this site and honor my brother. I have pictures I would like to put up of his children and his life so it can tell his story and keep his memories alive. God Bless. Vickie Jo Mosqueda Ihrig.
Added by Vickie Mosqueda-Ihrig on Apr 05, 2015 2:12 PM
Koestner-Mt. Olivet- Kalamazoo
Added the Millers on the other side of this stone.
Marie and Lloyd Miller
Check out
Added by Paul on Apr 01, 2015 5:30 PM
Dona Horine
RE: Emmer and Hubert Panther
Pam, yes, that site you mentioned was very helpful in locating my GGrandmother's grave which was in a private cemetery in Missouri, that turned out to be on property owned by the parents of one of her daughters-in-law - next-door-neighbors. which accounted for the next day burial - obscure, but the members stayed right with it until I received all of the records. A good group!
Added by Dona Horine on Mar 29, 2015 5:03 PM
Susan Barbara
-Fredric Louis Shove 1857*1931
Wife Laura? what happened to her?

I only show one wife for Fredric named
Amy Laura Ray Shove (1868 - 1936)*
Looks like she died in 1936 and is buried next to Fredric.

I only show one daughter so far and she is attached to this memorial.

If you find more children feel free to send me a bio update so that I can update the memorial.

All the best,
Susan Barbara
Added by Susan Barbara on Mar 28, 2015 7:31 PM
I posted cemt location!!!
I was told he's NOT there!
I will keep your message - even though not as kind as I had hoped for - so this person won't doubt my research any longer!
Added by Virginia on Mar 26, 2015 3:18 PM
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