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Jan Fenter (#47208659)
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Bio Photo I live in Oregon and started my genealogy hobby in 1976. That lasted for less than a year, and then I started again in the winter of 1998.

"The Final Act Of Love Is To Remember."

Family surnames:
Direct Paternal: Fenter, Hardage (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri), 1800's. Collateral Paternal: Allen, Bray, Cain, Doudy/Dawdy, Hardage, Hughes, Tanner.
Direct Maternal: Campbell, Steele (Kansas, Missouri, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania), 1800's. Collateral Maternal: Anderson, Bailey, Chamberlin, Cook/Koch, Cordon, Drake, Duff, Hart, Hillhouse, Holmes, Montgomery, Myers, Stanley, Williams.

I try to use the best possible photo on memorials because I know how important it is to be able to read all the text on the marker.

Find A Grave allows 5 free spaces for photos on each memorial page, so I try not to upload more than 2-3 cemetery photos. If you need more room for photos, please contact me and ask me to remove a photo so you have more room.

My Photos: If anyone would like to use any of my grave marker photos, please contact me for permission.

Transfering Memorials: For those that are not of my family, please contact me, and include your member name & number, the name on the memorial and memorial number.

Please Note: The last residence on the Social Security Death Index is not always where the person died, but where the last benefit check was sent.
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RE: Edith & Ole Evenson, 131393891, 131394456
Looks good. Thanks.
Added by LBeebe on Oct 22, 2016 12:26 PM
RE: William H Ferris & Nancy V Hudson Ferris
Thank you for your quick replay Jan. I will correct the photo for Nancy V Hudson Ferris.
All the best,
Marsha Hale
Added by MarshaHale on Oct 15, 2016 4:07 PM
William H Ferris & Nancy V Hudson Ferris
Hello Jan,
I would like permission to use the photos of the gravesites of my great great grandfather William H Ferris & his wife Nancy V. Hudson. This would be for my family site at You would be given full credit for the photos. Thank you for all of your work preserving the memory of our ancestors.
Marsha Hale
Added by MarshaHale on Oct 15, 2016 10:08 AM
Melissa (Tolene) Rura
RE: Nathlie M Hobbs, 155791835
Hello Jan,

Thank you for the note I have added to the memorial her burial location and have linked to a memorial in Oregon (Find A Grave Memorial# 171079077). She does have a stone that is "unfinished" in Elmwood and I do try and make a point to look up unfinished stones that are older than 100 years to establish the date of death. The historian at Elmwood is always very helpful and can be contact at
is you specific question about what is in the cemetery.

Thank you for straightening this out.

God Bless,

Nathlie M Hobbs, 155791835
Hello Melissa,
I'm doing a photo project at Lincoln Memorial Park mausoleum, in Portland, Oregon. I found a crypt with the following:

Nathlie M. Hobbs

After finding the memorial you created for Nathlie, in Elwood Cemetery, I called the cemetery office, here in Portland, and asked them to verify that Nathlie was actually at Lincoln. Their reply was that Nathlie Hobbs was in their mausoleum, in the Dahlia Corridor, crypt #286. They do not show her remains were sent to Tennessee, and that her daughter, Thelma, was the purchaser.

The marker photo you have on the memorial page doesn't seem to have a year of death. I believe Nathlie's name was added to the marker at the time her husband died, in 1942, but that she moved to Oregon to be near her daughter. The Oregonian newspaper said she was the mother of Thelma Hobbs, and that her interment was to be at Lincoln Memorial mausoleum.

I believe the family didn't want to stand the expense of sending Nathlie's remains back to Tennessee, so they placed her in Lincoln Memorial.

Would you please contact the office at the Elmwood Cemetery and verify if Nathlie's remains were actually placed in their cemetery or not? Please let me know what you find out.

Jan Fenter
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Oct 09, 2016 8:25 AM
RE: Thaddeus Harry Green, 154236531
They are fine thanks for adding them. He was a distant cousin, his mother was a Norvell.

John Norvell
Added by Jenorv on Oct 09, 2016 5:16 AM
Marshall Lloyd
RE: Ruth Naomi Hill Howie, 147712877
I love them, thanks. Could you send me a full size photo of the marker without cropping?
Added by Marshall Lloyd on Oct 09, 2016 1:39 AM
Bryan Anderson
RE: Albert Scharf, 112385139
No problem. If it's used in the future, I'll let you know when and where.

Thank you!

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Sep 26, 2016 3:44 PM
Bryan Anderson
Albert Scharf
Dear Jan,

I am researching my grandfather's WWI army unit history, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. As you can see from Albert Scharf's gravestone, he too was a member of this unit. My grandfather, Gunder Anderson, was severely wounded on 9/14/1918 and Albert Scharf died of Accident or Other Causes according to The History of the 89th Division.

I'm not sure where I'm headed with my project, but I want to think I'll eventually publish something. Would it be permissible to use your photograph of Albert Scharf's gravestone in future publications?

Thank you!

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Sep 26, 2016 10:23 AM
RE: Alfred & Ella Hanson, 120883221, 120883136
Hi Jan,
Ella's full name is found on her son Raymond Alfred Hanson's birth record. Source - Washington Births,1907-1919[database online], Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2002.

Alfred Hanson's parents names are found on his death record. Source - Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014

I am related to Alfred. He is my 1st cousin 2x removed.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2016 9:54 AM
163019298 Lester Rivers
Sorry for the edit I submitted; which was declined with good reason here is the correct information:

Enlisted in the World War II Army 14 Mar 1942 in Presedio of Montery, California. He lived in Clackamas Co., Oregon at that time and was single without dependents.

Funeral of Lester Rivers .
The body of Lester Rivers who died at Fort Stevens, Wash., was shipped to his home at Eagle Creek, and the funeral took place there on Sunday. He was the son o f Mr. and Mrs. James Rivers of Eagle Creek and twenty-five years old at the time of his death which resulted from the Spanish influenza. The services were held in the Eagle Creek Church, a minister from Gresham conducting them. The church was banked with floral offerings and the casket draped with a large flag. The internment was in Forester cemetry where the mortal remains of this soldier will rest until the sounding of the reveille on the day of the 'Great Awakening'. He leaves a widow and baby, besides a father, mother and a brother. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of his country. Undertaker L. A. Chapman had charge of all arrangements which he carried out in his usual sympathetic and efficient manner.

Thank you,
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