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Jon Ridgeway (#47287704)
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Blair, Bollinger, Boydston, Buell, Carlock, Cason, Caton,Costen, Dudley, Duvall, Eames,Farley, Fenton, Grant, Griffiths, Griswold, Hackleman, Hardeman, Kibbey, Kinney, McAlister, McGehee, Perryman, Ridgeway, Smith, Stewart, Tade and people on the 1847 Buell wagon train to Oregon, including Bateman, Carey, Conner,Franklin & Putman.

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Steve Jones
Jessie D. (Geer) Stewart
"Need to confirm if this is Jessie D Geer who married Irvin Ray Stewart 27 Dec 1921 in Yamhill Co OR."

Yes this The Jessie Geer who married Irvin Stewart. This is my grandmother, my mothers mom. She died when my mother Lois (Stewart) Jones was 12 years old.
Added by Steve Jones on Jul 18, 2016 1:23 PM
Charles and Mary Gourley
Hi, I have a cemetery location for you for Charles S and Mary F Gourley. They are in Pine Grove cemetery in Peoria.
I created these memorials for them after photographing their graves: Find A Grave Memorial# 160424111 and Find A Grave Memorial# 160424072. Today when I was searching to find children to connect to them I found your memorials with unknown locations.
I am going to post the tombstone photos to your memorials and then once you've done added their cemetery locations I will delete my memorials so there won't be duplicates.
Added by Charisse on Jul 08, 2016 11:05 PM
Lance D. Gill
James B Trease
His mother was Matilda Swickard. Thanks
Added by Lance D. Gill on Mar 06, 2016 7:08 PM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: Ida Pettibone
Oops, should be Pettibone not Pennibone.
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Mar 06, 2016 1:38 PM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: Ida (Fargo) Pennibone
United States Census, 1900
Precinct 5 Topeka city Ward 2, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Enumerated 11 & 12 of June,1900

Hiram Graindike Head M 54 OH
Ida M Graindike Wife F 38 NY
Cornelia Massie Dau F 14 KS
Jennie J Massie Dau F 12 KS
Anita Massie Dau F 8 KS

I haven't found a marriage record either but she was listed as wife married 0 years on this census. I found that she filed for divorce from her 1st husband B.F. Massie in August of 1899 in the Topeka State Journal newspaper. She could have been married briefly to this man, he may have died shortly after or they divorced or maybe they were not married at all & she was living with this man, don't know. Just going by the census.
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Mar 06, 2016 10:03 AM
Betty Lilley
Mary Z Hardwick Ladd
you have a lot of things wrong for Mary Z Ladd. she is my Grand Aunt on my dad's side. Her 1st husband was Norman fosson, who got killed in a mine (he was a miner)in 1893 in Butte Montana. Her 2nd husband was John Limery who was a teamster and died in 1913 and is buried in the mineral cemetery in Elbe Washington. Then she married John Ladd and she is buried in Seattle. She had 2 children by her 1st husband (a boy & a girl) the boy died when he was 10 years old in Butte Montana. Then she married John Limery,in Helena Mt, and then she married John Ladd in Seattle. Her mother's name is Zeruah D Stewart Hardwick. Her father's name is John Edward Hardwick. I ha done a lot of research on her so this is the right stuff.
Betty Lilley
Added by Betty Lilley on Feb 13, 2016 7:20 PM
RE: Margaret Knight - Jeanette Knight
Blast I thought it was her - I'm sorry! No, if she wasn't married to Donald M Knight, then she is of no relation to me. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and thankful you took the time to verify who she was!
Added by Carrie on Jan 28, 2016 10:31 AM
Joseph Parente
RE: Gertrude Marie Lillio Parente
This is your "Find a Grave" memorial.

Gertrude Marie Lillio Parent
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1856
Death: Dec. 12, 1919
King County
Washington, USA

age 63, daughter of Peter D Lillio (as noted in death record) - Theresa Carlone, she married Thomas Parent.

In 1910 Seattle, Gertrude Parent (52, Italy, immigration 1892) was with husband Tom Parent (51, Italy) and children Willie (17, WA), Theresa (15, WA) and Katie (13, WA)

William Parent married to Achsah J Mullikin . He was 18, a butcher, b. in Seattle to Thomas Parent and Mary Diller of Italy. She was 18, b. in Wisconsin to Thomas Mullikin-Mary Lenard.

Katie Parent married Donato Pietrangelo on Jan 21 1915. She was 18, born in Seattle to Thomas Parent and Marie Dilella. He was 28, widowed, a bartender b. in Italy to Paul Piertangelo and Rose.

Lake View Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA

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Created by: Jon Ridgeway
Record added: Jul 19, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 133050096
Added by Joseph Parente on Jan 04, 2016 5:59 AM
Gerald Makosky
I'm not finding this person at Tahoma or in the VA national database. Could you verify the cemetery? Thanks.
Added by Gerald Makosky on Jan 03, 2016 11:04 AM
Joseph Parente
Gertrude Marie Lillio Parente
It's a pity how names and dates were distorted in the US records. Gertrude may have been her confirmation name, but she was born Maria Incoronata Di Liello on 5 Sep 1857 in Ripabottoni, Campobasso, Molise, Italy, to Angelo Pietro Di Liello & Teresa Carlone. (from the Ripabottoni civil records). She married my 2nd cousin 3 X removed, Tommaso Parente in 1877. They emigrated to Seattle with their daughter Anna Maria Parente. I haven't found a passenger list for them, which is probably because it is one of many that haven't been indexed. The children you name were born in Seattle. Anna Maria married Rosario Volpentesta.

Joseph Parente
Added by Joseph Parente on Dec 31, 2015 7:44 AM
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