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Kerry Rae Smith Moser (#48011981)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

I am documenting the cemeteries in my area using original cemetery, burial, and death records.

I create memorials that will help family members find their loved ones final resting place, with as much info as I can find. Additions and/or corrections are always welcome.

Someday, the family member who has been in charge of the research and family archives will die, and their “stuff” may—or may NOT—be special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage man—that’s it. It’s gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label it, then it will live on. Forever. And it won’t matter who found it or who owned it or who had it first. What will matter is that it was preserved.

To all of you have created pages and pages of Burial Unknown listings, instead of creating more, why not spend some time researching where all those people you have created memorials for are buried?? It's called FIND-A-GRAVE.

Findagrave rules clearly state that burial unknown, where the cemetery has not been located after 30 days are not subject to the normal seniority rules on resolving duplicates. A contributor who has posted a memorial with a known burial location may as a courtesy remove their memorial if an older unknown burial memorial is edited and moved into the correct cemetery but the contributor who found the burial location first is under no obligation to do so.

A Burial Unknown is one in which you don't know where they are buried. An Unknown Burial is a burial you know is there, but you don't know who it is.

My email address is not posted on my bio page due to spam bots working the internet. You can contact me through any memorial I manage.

The "In it for the numbers" folks: I've heard this term used negatively; however, those that transcribe massive numbers of folks, whatever the source, are the angels of this site. Please keep it up. We have folks we need to find and we can't find them without them. So thanks to all of you that are documenting the cemeteries! This is what FindaGrave is all about!

Findagrave has become a godsend to many cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize their records, nor the funding for a website so that people can more easily find their family.

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH? just transfer it! It's not your family..

TRANSFERS REQUESTS left on my MESSAGE PAGE (Below), will be ignored.. Please familiarize yourself with how findagrave works and follow the rules.

Please request edits, corrections & transfers by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit. For bios, obits and transfers use "suggest other corrections," please include your findagrave # for transfers.

The new photo transcribing application is pretty slick. Although you can't edit existing memorials & if you add a double marker pic to both, then delete the pic from one, it deletes it from both. Please be sure that there isn't already an existing memorial for the pic you are transcribing. The drop down menu will bring up the name and info IF you let it. Not checking for existing one, creates duplicates by the transcriber.

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Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

If I have sent you an obit or any other information it's up to you whether you want to add it. When I come across relevant info during my research I pass it on. It is up to your discretion if you want to add it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended if someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obits.

Duplicate memorials that a member refuses to delete are merged with the original memorial with the original memorial being retained.

I am not responsible for duplication of burial unknowns or memorials placed in the wrong cemetery, or that were not placed in a cemetery, or the correct cemetery.

If you want a photo. Officially request one, if you want a photo for another family member, officially request one. Don't bury your request in a spouse or another family members photo request, many times people don't notice the message to take additional pics.
Granddaughter of Orin H. and Bessie McLeod Smith and Richard Earl and Velma Louise (Bowles) Myers Allen.

I am descended, on my father's side, from Smith/Hickman; Penawawa/Colfax, Whitman County, WA and McLeod/Peterson; Anatone/Asotin, Asotin County, WA.

My Mother's side, Myers/Bowles;
Myers: Flora, Wallowa, OR, & Asotin, Asotin County, WA; Grundy County, MO, Bath County, KY, Fayette County, PA. and Bowles/McKorkell, Lewis County, ID and Umatilla County, OR.

My dad's side; Moser/Wieber; Colton, Whitman, WA/Stearns County, MN.

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest; Walla Walla Mission, 1859-1872" Compiled by Harriet D. Munnick and Adrian R. Munnick. I have a copy of this and can look up info on births, baptisms, marriages, burials.

History of Grundy County, MO, Birdsall & Dean 1881
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K. Roberts
Thank you
K. Roberts
Added by K. Roberts on Aug 31, 2015 6:26 PM
Judy Koren
EllenSweet Gwynn
She is now deleted and yours is left in place. I guess I was taken in by the Sweet Cemetery listing for Ellen is the Sweet family plot. Thanks, Kerry - what we all want is accuracy. Regards from, Judy Koren
Added by Judy Koren on Aug 30, 2015 3:11 PM
Barbara Wolf
RE: Sweet Cemetery, Noble County Indiana
It appears she was not moved. You have a great day. Barb
Added by Barbara Wolf on Aug 29, 2015 8:39 PM
Barbara Wolf
Sweet Cemetery, Noble County Indiana
I did a little research and did make a trip back out to Sweet Cemetery. There are eight Sweets buried in Section 1, Lot 5. Hannah widow of James; Jerome Sr., Jerome Jr., Joanna, Infant, Jane, Julia and Ellen who also claims the birthdate of January 10, 1843. There is only five stones for the eight. Hannah, Joanna, Jerome Sr., and Jerome Jr. who has two. I can not find your request nor is there any record in the Sweet Cemetery books with her name as you spelled it.
Added by Barbara Wolf on Aug 29, 2015 3:52 PM
Patricia Dunford
RE: Parks Plot at Vineland Cemetery
I think I have this mostly figured out, subject to checking the actual cemetery records, which I'm not sure are available.

There appear to be five graves in Block 2, Lot 22:

(Kerry) Grave 2 has Ella May (Parks)McKenzie,(top of marker says Ella Mackinzie, side gives dau of J B and O J Parks, b 24 Apr 1883 died 27 May 1902)

(Kerry) Grave 3 has "O J Parks", no further information.

(Barbara) Grave 4 has "J R Parks" d 15 Nov 1993.

(Barbara) Grave 5 has Olive J Russell (marker gives Olive J wife of J B Parks, born Dec 31 1862, Died Jan 10, 1901.) A note says "Wife of James R Parks (not buried here.)

Based on the various censuses and other information we have available, I think that OJ and Olive J are likely the same person, can't explain the different graves.

Likewise, J R Parks is likely James R Parks, but he d 23 Jul 1933, Pasco, Franklin County, Washington, not in 1993, according to the Washington State Digital Archives.

Missing from the family is James R and Olive's son John Roy Parks, b 13 Sep 1884, d 5 Nov 1918, in Benton City (WSDA).

He could, and should, be buried in this cemetery. As should James R, his father. I see that Barbara listed James R, but noted that he was buried in another cemetery. There's no reason for that that I know.

This family (well, Ella and Roy anyway) are becoming part of a project at the college in Lewiston and I think the cemetery should be represented as part of the story.

Do you know if the actual burial cards (file cards) are available? I can call them this afternoon, if so.

Thanks for your help.

Added by Patricia Dunford on Aug 27, 2015 1:32 PM
Daniel Wyatt
RE: Alfred Vanlandingham
Your welcome. Most of the stones in the old section across from main Cem are unreadable, Took more pictures while I was there. Will work on them when I get time. Some may be what you are looking for. Are you connected to the Williams of Morgan & Fleming co., Ky?
Added by Daniel Wyatt on Aug 27, 2015 8:12 AM
Ping, Garfield Co.
Finally made the trip to "Ping" to do the photo's.
Was not smokey. :)
Added by aisxray on Aug 26, 2015 7:35 PM
Daniel Wyatt
RE: Frances Williams
I stoped by the Cemetery yesterday. Just added new pictures for Charles M. & Alcyone Williams. Charles M., Alcyone & Frances are all on the same stone. They are a little clearer pictures.
Added by Daniel Wyatt on Aug 26, 2015 3:34 PM
Patricia Dunford
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 139107462
Thank you, Kerry!
Added by Patricia Dunford on Aug 26, 2015 10:19 AM
Wes Hart
RE: Swearingen Myers
Elizabeth may have been Jacob's Aunt.
You might want to look some in Cumberland County, PA.
Added by Wes Hart on Aug 26, 2015 8:19 AM
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