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Edwin Ridout (#47072780)
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Bio Photo A photo every now and then.

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Finding just latest approved edits I submitted (thanks Frankz!): . . . except depends on results sorted by date which they aren't now.

Various lists of a given cemetery (thanks John!)
And his sprdsht of subset of cemetery 999

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How to find oldest graves (thanks Mike Maxton!)
1) Begin a new search
2) In the last name field, enter 123.
3) Check the box for "Do partial name search on surname".
4) Choose BORN BEFORE 1840.
5) Choose DIED AFTER 1400.
These are a little counter-intuitive. The death year after 1400 (you can vary this some, if you like) is EXCLUDING all the unknown death years. But if we just did those death years, we would be looking at hundreds of thousands of records, so we narrow it further by adding BORN BEFORE 1840. If you are looking at a County that is very old, you may want to narrow the search even further by changing to BORN BEFORE 1820 or older.
6) Choose a State and a County. You can't do the complete US or a state, in most cases. Your query will time out before you get any results.
7) Choose order by death date.
If you haven't over-loaded the servers, you'll get a result in about 60 seconds.

Frankz says:
just add &GSob=d to the end of a cemetery's url ... sort cemetery by death date ... likewise, use &GSob=b to sort by birth date.
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David E. Cann
RE: Stafford Memorial Park
Edward, FWIW I walked in unannounced at their door and could not have been happier with the help I got there. The lady checked the listing and told me where both graves were, and marked them both on a map to make them easier to find. It turned out that one grave had no marker on it, so when I returned to the office again she called in the groundskeepers and sent them armed with a metal detector to locate the field marker under a few inches of earth so I could still take a couple of pictures of the right spot.
Added by David E. Cann on Jul 06, 2015 10:23 AM
David E. Cann
RE: Stafford Memorial Park
No. I noticed them, but never asked about them. Sorry.
Added by David E. Cann on Jun 16, 2015 7:44 AM
David E. Cann
RE: Stafford Memorial Park
Edward, I'm not quite sure what you are referring to in your msg to me, but if it is the photo request for memorial #147406934 I was out there this morning and that memorial now has a photo on it. There is no marker, as confirmed by records in the office, but the lady I talked to in the office asked the ground crew to escort me out there "armed with a metal detector" in order to find the right grave with no marker to use for reference.
Added by David E. Cann on Jun 15, 2015 1:08 PM
Margaret Simpson-Dorman
RE: Munford graves
Strange - I do not know why they are appearing under a different geographical location. Plus I do not know how to rectify.
Added by Margaret Simpson-Dorman on Jun 15, 2015 7:46 AM
Margaret Simpson-Dorman
Munford - Albury Surrey Church Cemetery
Good Morning,
Rec'd your email message re Albury Surrey vs. Hersfordshire (spelling) location.
So strange that the Memorial Site would not appear in the property location.
We visited the Church and located the headstones for the Munford/Farmer ancestors and we took the photos.

I do not know what to do to rectify the problem. Any suggestions.


Added by Margaret Simpson-Dorman on Jun 15, 2015 7:43 AM
Teisha Ingraham
Madalene Tinsley
If you add her husband's page I will add pictures
Added by Teisha Ingraham on Apr 24, 2015 9:06 PM
Linda Lyons
RE: KWB, topsoil, and grass seed
I am not a family member. I do know family members. I have snuck top soil but it has washed away. Someone else was going to seed it but didn't. Needs thinkings.
Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 15, 2015 11:46 AM
Kees Vandenberg
RE: Frances Breckinridge at Triangle Cemetery
Added by Kees Vandenberg on Apr 15, 2015 7:51 AM
Linda Lyons
RE: Robert South Barrett
I went in this morning and put in links to all the other Barrett children to both parents including Kitty Pozer and Lila Alfriend who were missed. Someone had picked up Reba. All of KWB's children are at Aquia except Charles who is at Arlington National Cemetery after being buried a couple of different abroad after he died during WWII and baby Witters who is with the Barretts in Wytheville. Do you know the PL who posted so many of graves at Aquia?
Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 15, 2015 3:33 AM
Linda Lyons
RE: Robert South Barrett
I am so pleased to have inaccurate memorial gone and "mine" linked. You of course know Mary Kerry as I do. When last I was at Aquia, I thought that KWB's grave needed a load of top soil and some grass seed. It is the right time of year. What do you think?
Added by Linda Lyons on Apr 14, 2015 5:01 PM
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