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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.

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Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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absintheminded
your suggestion regarding Levi S Herrold
There is a visable date on the stone, you can even see it in the headstone photo I took on the memorial page. July 19 1887



Mayor Levi Steese Herrold
17 Nov 1820 - Jan 1897
Added by absintheminded on Jan 26, 2015 7:50 AM
lmyhre
RE: Lewis Kilbourn
I deleted the photo on Lewis' memorial per your request. You didn't mention whether the photo on his wife's memorial is correct. Please let me know so it can be removed as well.
Added by lmyhre on Jan 24, 2015 3:43 PM
Harry Lummis
RE: McGahey's in Glendale
I saw the same things you did on the various records. The Andrew/james thing was the most obvious along with Elizabeth's maiden name. I have seen where some remembers the middle name as the given as the middle was the most used. My family had an aunt Rita who was actually an Aunt Alice. Thought this might have been the case with James and Andrew. Thought Elizabeth's might be a case of one being actual maiden name ane the other the last name of a first husband. This also has happened several times in my family tree. Thought everthing else fit very well to the records my Great grand mother Liz Mcgahey, John's daughter left the family with. Of course they might not be the right McGaheys. John lived in the Philadelphia area when he was raising his family at the end of the 19th early 20th century.
Added by Harry Lummis on Jan 22, 2015 12:39 PM
Harry Lummis
McGahey's in Glendale
I believe these are the parents and brothes of my 2x great grandfather John Whitey McGahey the only thing is I have his death certificate that lists his father as Andrew McGahey. Everything else fits with your info and mine. I have located john's memorial also with his wife's his # is 61558016. If you would like to discuss this to see what we can find I would be more than happy to do so. Possibly linking John with the rest of the family. Feel free to contact me
Added by Harry Lummis on Jan 20, 2015 11:33 AM
Cat5dude
Agness Lees
Agnes Lees married into my Brother-in-law's (David Oliver) family.
Added by Cat5dude on Jan 19, 2015 7:29 AM
Cat5dude
RE: John and Mary Lees
How did you find Frank in the orphanage? I have the following children of John and Mary - Marie Margaret Lees(18981995), Anna F Lees(1901-1979), Charles John Lees(19031905), Frank Joseph Lees(19031991), Margarite Lees(1905 ), Dorothy and Ruth Lees(1908-1908), Agnes E Lees(1909-1974). I found Agnes living with her Aunt Mollie Lees McDonnell in the 1920, 1930 and 1940 census.
Added by Cat5dude on Jan 18, 2015 12:43 PM
Cat5dude
RE: John and Mary Lees
Do you have a tree on ancestry.com?
Added by Cat5dude on Jan 18, 2015 10:30 AM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
RE: Infant Manning at Glendale
Thank you, Zella...I wondered because its also possible that the infant was born and died earlier and they simply couldn't bury them quickly. Good to have that source! Thank you!
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Jan 17, 2015 3:42 PM
Beth Bush
RE: Northlawn
When I went to the office, a young man had to go to the back office and ask about the photographing. When he came back he said I needed to write them a letter requesting permission and they would have to give permission for me to take the photos. Maybe there was a misunderstanding but I never pursued it beyond that visit.
Added by Beth Bush on Jan 16, 2015 8:54 AM
Adam Beers
RE: Mary Wertz Pringle/ William Pringle
Thanks for your help. I'm very very curious because all these things are roadblocks for my ancestry search. Once I discover a few names and drive to the cemeteries to confirm, its an amazing feeling. However, pre 1850 records are difficult to get and believe if they are not official US census records. Please keep digging!
Added by Adam Beers on Jan 14, 2015 2:32 PM
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