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Diane Harris (#48025560)
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Bio Photo I so enjoy family history work. What first got me hooked was a cemetery in Louisiana. That cemetery was a gold mine of information! Since then I find myself looking for the cemeteries first thing in hopes of finding tidbits of information that aren't always available anywhere else.

Hopefully we can all help each other in our endeavors to find our family members! I wish you much success in your search for your ancestors.

By the way, I feel family members should have the first choice in maintaining memorials for their own family. I'm glad there are guidelines set up by F.A.G. but think it's a nice offering to give it back to the family. Please just let me know how you are related and I will gladly transfer them to you.

A side note...if you are interested in a transfer or adding information, please use the edit key on the memorial and not the message board. Thanks!
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Glenda Bowen
RE: Exa Bowen
Hi Diane, it is funny you wrote back and said never mind. I had to laugh. This is my husband's family and he doesn't know but I do remember there was some discussion about this. Would you mind explaining to me. I am assuming you are on I looked before I got back to writing you abt. Exa Bowen. I can't remember the story but I might be able to add some stories. I'm not sure where you are related but my husband's grandparents, Jesse and Lela Bowen took some of the children of William Payne and Exa Bowen to raise after they died. they died close to the same time. I don't know how many but there were other grown children as well. Have you seen the marriage license. I think there is something written across the license in cursive (sp) explaining her name.??? Maybe. I am almost no help. If you don't have a copy of that marriage license, send me an e-mail address and I will send it to you.

I would like to know what the explanation you were told. My husband is Ken Bowen and his grandparents were Jesse and Lela Bowen.
Added by Glenda Bowen on Aug 30, 2015 9:09 PM
Weeks edits and transfers
Thank you very much Diane for the edits and transfers. Your help in the gathering of my family tree information and photos is very much appreciated.
Added by Pete on Aug 08, 2015 5:55 AM
Carol Wilson
Memorial edits
Thank you for the edits to the Morris memorials. With gratitude, Carol
Added by Carol Wilson on Jul 09, 2015 8:52 AM
Jim Ottmer
Camp Memorials
Thank you very much for the transfers. We appreciate that you created the memorials; it helps since we cannot travel all over the US to get data and photos of our relatives.
Jim Ottmer
Added by Jim Ottmer on Jun 21, 2015 12:56 PM
Brandon O'Rear
Thanks for adding all the info to Clyde's memorial, maybe it will help anyone researching the family'
Added by Brandon O'Rear on Jun 05, 2015 8:59 PM
Brandon O'Rear
Added by Brandon O'Rear on Jun 05, 2015 8:58 PM
Grammy Helen
THANK YOU for Luella
I just emailed you about the memorial and then your transfer popped up. What a blessing. I will
get it updated ASAP and delete the one I had .You have made me so happy. By the way her first husband was Herb Harris.........Thanks again. Helen
Added by Grammy Helen on May 13, 2015 10:53 AM
Virginia Saddler
Cleo & Glen Calkins
Hi Diane

Thank you so much for transfering the mainment of these gravesites to me. I have added the obituaries for both.
Added by Virginia Saddler on May 11, 2015 1:04 AM
Virginia Saddler
management of sites for Cleo and Glen Calkins
Hi Diane

I was wandering if you would give me the management of Cleo and Glen Calkina?

I was attempting to send you the obituaries for both and my computer acted up and I lost the page.

Thank you

Virginia Saddler
Added by Virginia Saddler on May 07, 2015 5:43 PM
John Nielson
The story of one little leaf

I know I thanked you already for the transfer of Bertha Seiffert's find a grave memorial# 120767983, but today I left work early to go to the cemetery office get the location of the headstone, clean it and photograph it.

I get to the cemetery office, the gal comes out of a back room asked me what I want. I tell her I need the location of a grave, she tells me, she is with clients and it will be a little bit. I ask how long is a little bit, she replies about 4 or 5 hours. I tell her oh man, thank you anyway, but I am not going to hang around Everett that long to get the location of one grave.

I get back into my vehicle about to leave and go home when I remembered that I saved a copy of the her headstone picture you took. As I am looking at it I see a there is half a leaf at the very top of the picture. I realize that it is a Rhododendron, so thinking to myself how many of them can there be in the cemetery and the headstone has to be fairly close to the Rhododendron plant. So I canvas the cemetery and start going from each area that has a Rhododendron, about to give up and leave I find a small tiny triangle section of the cemetery near the office. Where do you ask about 30 feet from where I originally parked when I first got to the cemetery, low and behold, this is where Bertha's headstone is.

I know you didn't deliberately put that leaf into the photo you shot, but if it weren't for that little leaf I would have had to make another trip out to the cemetery. All in all it took me about 40 minutes from start to finish at the cemetery to find that headstone with no cemetery section plot information just your picture and that isn't a small cemetery, there is what 17,000 plus graves there.

Thank you again
Added by John Nielson on May 01, 2015 2:11 PM
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