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Merrily Lawson (#47492862)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 10 days
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I live in Whatcom Co, Washington, and have been actively doing genealogy since 1978. I became a FAG member shortly finding my 5th great-grandfather's gravestone photo and knew I had to create memorial pages and post the numerous photos and records that I had collected. My surnames of interest include Gilbert, Glover, Gowdy, Brown, Packard, Wakely and Jennings.

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Obituaries: I will add obituaries to memorials only if the death of the individual occurred over 20 years ago. I DO NOT POST newspaper obits without a proper citation which includes both the date and the name of the newspaper.

Photos: You have my permission to use any photo that I have taken and posted to a Memorial. Please remember to give my name and where you found the photo. Also note that I believe it is more important to capture the data on the headstone and provide the best possible photo. Please contact me should you desire a scenic photo of the area where the headstone is located.
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Centenary Historian
RE: Regina West
Thanks for deleting yours.

Bill Smith
Added by Centenary Historian on Sep 20, 2016 7:45 PM
Matilda Anderson
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart I know the family thanks you so much. I am working on this for a very close friend. I am sending him an email as soon as I send your thank you. You put forth so much of an effort that I am forwarding the email to him from find a grave. His last name is Sheveland so you might get a thank you note from him as well.

Thank you for helping so much

Added by rose4666 on Sep 20, 2016 6:43 PM
RE: Norman Everet
Thank you so much for going out of your way - now I can link Elizabeth Smith to mom and her dad etc.

Thanks Again.
Added by Sandy on Sep 20, 2016 4:20 PM
Sandy Porter
John & Dorothy Porter
Thank you for taking the gravestone photos for John & Dorothy Porter. I appreciate your taking the time to do this.
Added by Sandy Porter on Sep 18, 2016 7:08 PM
Shirley Monts
Thank you so much for the nice clear photos of Cecil Austin & wife Elenita's graves. On another note, i have Gilberts in my ancestors too & I was wondering where your Gilberts are from? My email is 😊
Added by Shirley Monts on Sep 18, 2016 6:54 PM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Seelye photo
Thank you for your photo and the details about the burial. I so appreciate your time and dedication. I know the family will be grateful. Blessings,

Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Sep 14, 2016 7:10 AM
High Plains
Hawley edits
Thank you very much for the speedy edits & linking!

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Sep 12, 2016 11:14 AM
Jen P
The Starks
Sadie Stark shares a stone with her husband Henry E in Mount Vernon Cemetery (in your neck of the woods). Charlie Louis Stark is also buried there under the name Charlie Stark next to brother CJ (Carl J). I believe this to be accurate and hope it is helpful. If these are relatives of yours I would love to hear from you.
Added by Jen P on Sep 06, 2016 6:14 PM
Alicia Ross 75417236
I am curious if you have this family in your family tree? Can you email me at

Added by Picnflrz on Sep 04, 2016 8:48 AM
Rodney Jones
Green Acres Cemetery
Hi Merrily were referred to me by Carolyn Farnum.

My grandmother Charlotte F Jones died in Whatcom county, based on information Carolyn placed in find a grave.

I have since contacted both GreenAcres cemetery and the funeral home handling the remains. Apparently she was cremated, but no one can tell if her ashes were buried or if it wasn't, how the remains were handled. I've talked to both twice with denial of service to not being found or they may not be able to release information to me?

My grandmother is originally from Western Michigan and moved out to Washington to be close to her daughter, Jean Hendricks who is buried in another cemetery. So I have relatives in Washington, but I don't know any living.

I purchased the death certificate for Charlotte F Jones and it give me the information with more detail that find a grave revealed. I found Carolyn and she then refered me to you.

My request has been to discover where her cremains went? If they weren't buried, to whom did they go? If she indeed was buried, where? If you can be of any help, I'd appreciate it very much.
Thank you in advance, Rod Jones, grandson.
Added by Rodney Jones on Aug 26, 2016 3:18 PM
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