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Doreen W (#47879756)
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I first became interested in our family's genealogy. Then I started collecting old family photos. As my interest grew, I started exploring cemeteries near my hometown, where I learned that tombstones often give valuable information.

Since I found Find a Grave, I have started walking through cemeteries taking pictures of all of the stones. I love the old stones, but they are often hard to read. I take multiple views, then photoshop them to enhance the lettering. I enjoy adding pictures of the tombstones to the memorials. If I don't find entries for the tombstones I have photographed, I add their names to Find a Grave.

You are welcome to copy the photos for your personal use. PLEASE, if you want to put them on or any other website, please give credit to me. All you have to do is mention the Find a Grave memorial number or my name. It upsets me to see someone else take credit for uploading pictures I spent hours collecting or photoshopping.

If you know additional information you would like added to a memorial I created, I would rather transfer management to you than make the changes myself unless they happen to be members of my family.
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PJ Miller
RE: Request for assistance.
Okay, so they were intended to go to Orwell per the newspaper obits, so I have been scouring online in Orwell, Windsor, Mesopotamia, N Bloomfield, etc.

If people take the trouble to be shipped across the country, I thought that it would be because they have a family plot or wish to be with loved ones. I have been looking at where the Gamlins are buried, too.
The item about Mary Ann having funeral services there, as well as interment, struck me as they had been in Highland Park Illinois since 1888.

She died first in 1925, so Lucian most probably be with her.

The cemeteries photographed are not ALL COMPLETELY photographed; percentages are listed on find A Grave. So here's hoping they can be located.
Thanks so much,
PJ Miller

Added by PJ Miller on Sep 30, 2015 7:42 PM
PJ Miller
RE: Request for assistance.
Hi, and thank you,

The son Elmer G Rice born 1878 in Mesopotamia (or Orwell?), made it to the 1880 Census, that is all.
The boy's grandmother, Rebecca [Millard] Rice is in Fairview; his grandfather Yale Rice is w/second wife Mary [Bigelow] Rice in Brownwood. These are Lucian's parents.

Elmer's parents:

Lucian J. Rice born in Mesopotamia (or Orwell?) obit said he was being shipped back to Orwell for burial. 1851-1932

Mary Ann [Gamlin] Rice 1854-1925 her obit said she was having her funeral services back there as well as interment.
Are there interment documents?

Out of computer time...
Added by PJ Miller on Sep 30, 2015 7:29 PM
PJ Miller
Request for assistance.
Hi Doreen,
Just caught your communication with Joel Davison, and thought to ask you for a bit of help with tracking down 3 relatives, as I am in the Chicago area.
Trying to locate gravesites of my great grandparents, who both died in Highland Park Il and were shipped back to Orwell for interment, according to both obits.
Also, a son of theirs born in 1878; showing in 1880 US Census, but nowhere since, and not making it to Highland Park with them in 1888.
Lucian J. Rice - Born: 22 June 1851 Mesopotamia. Died: 16 March 1932.
Mary Ann [Gamlin] Rice - Born: 15 December 1854 in Windsor. Died: 16 November 1925.
son Elmer G. Rice Born: 1878-? Mesopotamia or Orwell.

If you will help, please reply. And thanks, in any case.
PJ Miller
Added by PJ Miller on Sep 29, 2015 6:01 PM
Joel Davison
RE: Records for Hillside - W Farmington
Thanks so much Doreen! Actually though Mespo has been extensively photographed by Sherry Champlin, a contributor who has been working on Trumbull County

Thank you very much for offering and for your hard work on Findagrave!

Added by Joel Davison on Sep 29, 2015 2:31 PM
Dennis A. Fabian
Hipher Duplicate
Hi Doreen,

Since my memorial was the earlier one & I also have family members linked in, etc., I figured it would be easier & faster to edit my memorial and simply copy your photo to it, which I did. I gave you credit for the photo in the caption and also in the 'Bio' section so that there is no question that it is YOUR photo. :-) Please let me know if you are not okay with this & we'll figure something else out.

Added by Dennis A. Fabian on Sep 02, 2015 12:47 PM
Harold L. Hord Jr.
Francis Hipsher
No, don't delete yours. I am certain yours is more accurate. And yes, the other one is still there #61509247. Perhaps I can get them to delete the one they created three years before the one you created. I will give it a try. Duplicates are not good.
Added by Harold L. Hord Jr. on Sep 02, 2015 11:54 AM
Harold L. Hord Jr.
Francis Hipsher
I should have also said, the Francis Hipsher memorial you created is more accurate (middle name and year of birth for example). You also have a photo. So perhaps we should try to get the other person to delete the on they created three years before the one you created (I'm not sure of best approach).
Added by Harold L. Hord Jr. on Sep 02, 2015 9:40 AM
Harold L. Hord Jr.
Francis Hipsher
It looks like you created a duplicate, please refer to memorial #61509247

Thanks for all the great work you do, it's obvious you have made this wonderful site better.
Added by Harold L. Hord Jr. on Sep 02, 2015 9:35 AM
Colin John Chatfield
Korena Barrow Hoffman
Thank you so much for the unexpected trasfer. You are a gem.
Added by Colin John Chatfield on Aug 26, 2015 11:49 AM
Memorial #118742439

Thank you for your good work. I believe that if you look closely at Wilber Dawson's middle initial on the gravestone, you will note that it is "L." rather than "I."

Fred Mussler
Added by fmussler on May 16, 2015 12:19 PM
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