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Laura Aanenson (#47083735)
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Bio Photo My interest in Find A Grave began while researching my family history.

After creating memorials for my ancestors, I transcribed obituaries from extant Chicago and Minneapolis newspapers for other genealogists.

For the past few years the focus has been on taking cemetery photos - my true passion. I add pictures and/or memorials to Find A Grave almost every day.

I will gladly update any memorial in my care with a sourced request. Simply share a few details about how you know something to be true when you submit an edit (using the edit tabs please).

Like you, I am a volunteer. I participate in this labor of love because I believe it's an important part of our history.

Inside voices and good manners are very much appreciated.

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Maryann Smith
Lena K Johnson
Hello, I remembered what it was. I have copied a page on her from my Ancestry page. I feel the information is correct. Please let me know. I will be glad to make any necessary corrections.

Lena Johnson
[Lena Randall]
Birth Date:
15 Mar 1901
Birth Place:
Coldwater R, Michigan
Death Date:
4 Oct 1992
Norman Randall
Stella Day
Type of Claim:
Original SSN.
13 Sep 1972: Name listed as LENA JOHNSON
Added by Maryann Smith on Jun 26, 2016 9:08 PM
Maryann Smith
lena K Johnson
Hello, I am sorry, I have forgotten what the issue was pertaining to Lena? Can you please tell me what it was that I may have contacted you regarding?
Thank you,
Added by Maryann Smith on Jun 26, 2016 9:01 PM
Mary Runser
I see you figured out my references. Thanks!
Added by GreggMulry on Jun 26, 2016 1:32 PM
RE: Mary Runser
I do too. My edits are based on birth/death/marriage records, or on personal knowledge. I focus on Jackson County.
Added by GreggMulry on Jun 26, 2016 6:16 AM
William Lloyd Harris
RE: Dorothy Mae Rogers and Ella Shepherd
Hi Laura,
Ella Mae Shepherd is my great aunt.
I knew her well for many years until the early 1980s when she moved from her home in Alturas, Florida to join her daughter Dorothy Rogers in Mississippi, the family later move north. I am trying to locate any of Dorothy's children to complete family lines.
You have a wonderful day and I trust this will suffice as validation for the entries. If not let me know,,,I have census, etc..
Have a wonderful day.
Added by William Lloyd Harris on Jun 26, 2016 5:44 AM
Linda ~ In Loving Memory Of My Son ~ Harold
Thank You
so much for the nice headstone photo of Onita. I appreciate it! Have a great day and thanks again. Linda
Added by Linda ~ In Loving Memory ... on Jun 24, 2016 7:14 AM
Timothy Sharp
RE: Donald L DeGolyer
I found the birth Record and death record for Donald on family search. I'll attach them here.

Name: Donald Lee Degolyer
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 08 Sep 1878
Event Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Registration Date: 04 Sep 1941
Registration Place: , Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Nelson Degolyer
Father's Birthplace: Pauekd Post New York
Father's Age: 31
Father's Estimated Birth Year: 1847
Mother's Name: Laura Degolyer
Mother's Birthplace: Cincenate Ohio
Mother's Age: 28
Mother's Estimated Birth Year: 1850
Certificate Number: 87478
Reference ID:
GS Film Number:
Digital Folder Number: 100814718
Image Number: 00299

Citing this Record:
"Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 18 May 2016), Donald Lee Degolyer, 08 Sep 1878; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 87478, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

Name: Donald Lee Degolyer
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 28 Dec 1957
Event Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States
Address: 422 Davis Street
Gender: Male
Age: 79
Age (Estimated):
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: Executive
Birth Date: 08 Sep 1878
Birth Year (Estimated):
Birthplace: Chicago, , Illinois
Death Year (Estimated):
Funeral Home: John L Hebblethwaite Inc
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Chicago, , Illinois
Cemetery: Rosehill
Father's Name: Nelson De Golyer
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Laura De Golyer
Mother's Birthplace:
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Gender:
Informant's Name: Rita B Jager
Record Number:
Entry Number: 1228
Source Reference:
Residence Place:
GS Film Number:
Digital Folder Number: 100684871
Image Number: 00212

Citing this Record:
"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch ( : 17 May 2016), Donald Lee Degolyer, 28 Dec 1957; citing Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

Added by Timothy Sharp on Jun 21, 2016 12:19 AM
Katherine Kemp-Doyle
Doyle Family
Hi Laura, can you transfer some of my family to me?

John J Doyle - great grandfather
Edward J Doyle - great,great grandfather
Violet K Doyle - great aunt
Added by Katherine Kemp-Doyle on Jun 17, 2016 3:44 PM
Laura Bias
RE: Nicholas Bush
Hi Laura,
May I just say that you have a great first name! I'm named after my Mom's favorite Auntie, how about yourself?

I'm a Mormon and so my research is conducted on Family and the Personal Identification information for Nicolas Bush and others that I research come from the Birth, Death, Military, Census, Obituary, and etc. documentation that I link directly to Nicolas Bush's and others on their individual pages. As you know, this site is FREE and like WIKI, can be updated by anyone. There is the WATCH star on the top of the page, which will alert by email, if you are interested in who/what/others are making changes to the information.

The Mormon Church leads the world in digitizing information and making it available for public use. Currently the Church is rapidly digitizing the "bajillion" (my number!) of names stored by the Philippine Government and many are looking forward to being able to access those names and records. The Church offers this as a Free service to these countries who would not be able to afford or have the technology to do this on their own, and then makes these records available for public/world use. Great for us Family History nuts. :-)

Thanks for asking.
Laura Carmichael BIas
Added by Laura Bias on Jun 16, 2016 10:16 AM
Laura Kendall
RE: Otto and Anna Frish
Hi Laura,
Otto (who married Anna Wirth) was the brother of my great-grandfather Frank L. Frish. Anna was still alive and mentioned in Frank's obituary which was dated 7/15/1978 (Chicago Tribune). Also, Otto had a son, Frank L. Frish (#163571122) who wrote to me before he died in 1999 and sent me a hand drawn family tree, where he shows Otto and Anna (Wirth) as his parents. Otto and Anna were also the parents of Georgiana (Pavlus) and Helen (Skaritka). I've done the research on this family back to my great-great-great grandparents Frank L. Frish & Josephine Schwartz and have input all of it into findagrave. Laura :)
Added by Laura Kendall on Jun 06, 2016 12:22 AM
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