|Katie Lou (#46950342)|
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Of course I'm not related to all these memorials! |
Help me link all these memorials in Polk County, Iowa. All info I have added come from census's, SSI, cemetery records, and YOUR info. I do not keep records of where this info comes from. Please send me corrections, additional info, obits, etc by CLICKING ON THE EDIT TAB IN THE UPPER RIGHT OF THE MEMORIAL & SUGGEST A CORRECTION OR PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & I'll add them asap.
Feel free to ask me to transfer. Even though my goal is to link everybody to everybody else, I don't think I'll make it by myself! And if I transfer it to you, be sure to add stuff! You must be a member of FAG to maintain a memorial. See instructions on the left under "Help with Find A Grave."
This is the template that memorial owners use to add links:
In the blank space we type in the FAG# which is the Find A Grave Memorial# xxxxxxxx which is at the bottom of each memorial.
Please be patient! My e-mail is pretty heavy. Most e-mails are straight forward. Do this, transfer that, but then there's those ones that get me scurrying around in the files trying to find a trail, a connection, a vague memory of something, someone. The more memorials I add, the burieder I get.
Also remember, there are mistakes on gravestones. Mistakes on marriage records, death certificates, birth records, census records. Recent records appear to be more accurate, but people have told me of engravers making mistakes on very recent stones. Whatever info is on a memorial, it's the LATEST info provided me. If someone else comes along later & says it's incorrect, then I'll change it because I DON'T VERIFY WHAT YOU TELL ME. I know I should credit all your info, but I get so much, it's hard to keep up.
And remember-I make typos all the time. Let me know-Not a big deal. Lots of my info comes from 1925 Iowa census. If you see "s/o Joe Blow & Bibbity Boo", I'm just copying it straight from the census and they've got terrible spelling & transcription mistakes.
I have a challenge for those of you who do not live in Iowa. Snoop around in Find-a-Grave & find obits or look for them by Googling a name. (easiest way: Full Name followed by Des Moines) As more & more memorials are added here, it becomes easier to link children to parents, wives to husbands. Let the memorial's owner know your info & we can link them together!
My site, not so big, has 1925 censuses. I take requests. I'll change once a week or so.
I'm finally getting better at taking photos. At first, the max was 50k. Very bad photos! Now it's 8M. What a difference!
So here's what I know:
Sunny, Sunny, Sunny. Early morning, you can get light under the trees. Late afternoon, you can get light under the trees. Summer's full of plants, decorations & grass clippings. Fall's full of leaves & mud. Spring's full of mud & peonies. Winter light is poor but no leaves! You need to go in the morning & in the afternoon, every season. The hardest is the north facing stones. Iowa is not known for its north sun. Luckily there are not many such stones. You may have to go back several times to get a good shot. I use a 2" paintbrush to clean stones. A nice one for grass clippings, an old one for dirt & mud. Scissors for clipping grass. If you are doing very old stones, remember shadows. You can create them by using a 4' mirror, the kind you tack to the closet door & it costs around $5. Helps to have a helper but sometimes that's not possible. Just play with the mirror until you can cast sunlight across the stone, creating shadows that make the stone legible. Have fun!
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|Linda Nichols||Ann Mann gravestone.|
Hi I am searching for the adoptive parents of my g grandmother Anna Laura Mann. We were told James and Elizabeth or Ann Mann were the adoptive parents and that Ann and James Mann both died Dec 25 1880 in Polk City Iowa in Polk City cemetery. I did find Ann Mann wife of James Mann but can not find James Mann's gravestone in the same cemetery. Thought maybe we might have been told wrong info, does happen hunting this info. Wondered if or how we could find out if he is buried there or in a different place. I know this might cost and am willing to do that if I can get the results. Thank you for your time. Sure hope you can help. We were told Elizabethj or Ann's maiden name was Duncee and she was born in Ireland and James was born in England. Linda
|Mary L. Moreno||Thomas McCauley|
I am trying to find Tom McCauley who fathered a child, a female, born December 5, 1944 with a Mexican female in West Des Moines, Iowa. The child was born at Broadlawns Memorial Hospital, placed in a Catholic orphanage in WDM, and subsequently retrieved by the mother who moved to California. I have no other information on Mr. McCauley except that the mother worked as a domestic in the McCauley home. Thanking you in advance for any information you can provide.
|Lyle Fulton||Elizabeth Fulton Campbell|
Thank you so much for transfering this memorial to my care. It will continue to be well cared for.
Thanks so much for the transfer!
Added by Rosalie on Dec 05, 2013 10:52 AM
|Anita Savage||transfer of emeorials|
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Bernard, Marjorie, John and Anna Austin all buried in Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines. I appreciate your time and effort very much.
|Patrick Ryan & Doris W, O||Annie C O'Shields McDowell|
Thank you so much for the transfer of my first cousin, many thanks
|Lynne Stallcop||Ola Mintier|
Thanks so much for making the edits for Ola, I really appreciate it.
|Beverly Hayes,Dakovich||clyde baird hayes|
Hi, are you related to Clyde Hayes or Clarence Hayes in Hyland memory gardens cem Polk co ia
if you are, please contact me I think Clarence was the adopted parent of my father Robert B Hayes also buried in Hyland
|lin8kin||Judith A Nicols|
Katie, the photo has a glare making the birth month unreadable. I added the year though.
Added by lin8kin on Dec 01, 2013 12:33 PM
|Debra Richards (Irishgirl355)||57690848|
Katie, Thank you very much for the wonderful photo taken of my cousin's headstone, Gary David Eilbert.
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