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Ellen Hamby (#47535781)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo NOTE: As of April 2016, I've made it through surgery and chemotherapy, and have been cancer-free since August 2014. I'm very hopeful, and very appreciative of all the words of kindness and encouragement.

As of August 2014, I'm dealing with my mother's recent death and my own recent cancer diagnosis. Please be patient with any suggestions / edits you send. Thanks in advance!

[PLEASE read (starting with para. 2) before contacting me about a memorial; it will save us both time and trouble. Thanks!]

I'm a history major and a lawyer (University of Virginia, Emory University;) a fanatic about live music (Todd Rundgren, Gene Owens, the blues;) and a photographer. I'm a wife and a mother (a son who recently graduated from law school at the University of Georgia and a daughter who recently graduated from Tulane.) I have a house full of rescued dogs and cats.

If I'm the caretaker of a memorial for someone who was closer to you than to me, I'll consider transferring that memorial to you; feel free to ask, but please include DETAILS as to your relationship to the deceased.

If you have additional information or links that you want added to a memorial, please send details and DO include links to your SOURCES: I'm unlikely to make additions/links if I can't verify their accuracy

All requests for transfers, all suggestions, and all corrections MUST be sent via the edit tab on the memorial in question. If you use the "Other" option you'll be able to send an explanation of, and links to, your sources for suggested changes to a memorial.

If you need to write me at my email address about something else (e.g., a suggestion or correction I've sent you,) PLEASE include a copy of any relevant correspondence and a link to the memorial(s) in question.

If I've posted a cemetery photograph that you want to use on Ancestry, please feel free to do so IF and ONLY IF you include the entire caption as the photograph description. You MUST get my express permission to use any of my photographs OTHER than those taken in cemeteries.
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Photo Added
Hi! I added a photo to Find A Grave Memorial #95023718. He was my great grandfather.
Added by Nannette on May 20, 2016 9:06 PM
Shelli Steedman
Hi, are you related to Samuel Cobane? If so, do you know when/where Bertha died or if she remarried?
Added by Shelli Steedman on May 13, 2016 3:54 PM
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G C Carter
As always, thanks. ~~Carol
Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on May 12, 2016 2:28 PM
Julie Shepard Hall
question about requests
So yesterday I walked a whole section of the cemetery looking for a grave. I came back to post and the picture was already posted by another volunteer. Today I selected a request and thought I would check to see if the picture is there before I spend a bunch of time, and again, the pictures are already posted. Are these people not checking before they request a photo?

Added by Julie Shepard Hall on May 04, 2016 8:59 AM
Gail and Scott Hannah
RE: Illness, Insurance Companies, &c.
So glad all ok to this point. Thanks for making my day better.
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Apr 30, 2016 3:02 PM
Julie Shepard Hall
Maggie Rail
When I first moved back to Spokane, I volunteered to help Maggie transcribe cemetery records into excell spreadsheets.

I got busy and quit, but I enjoyed Maggie. She was a wealth of knowledge.

Added by Julie Shepard Hall on Apr 26, 2016 9:05 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
RE: Illness, Insurance Companies, &c.
I'll ask what size next time I go in. One doctor did want to bio but she was overruled. So I'll check on that. Thanks for thinking of me. I think of you and sure hope your days are bright and cancer free.
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Apr 24, 2016 6:58 PM
A Quick Hello
Ellen - just stopping by to say hello. Glad to see things are well with your medical challenges. Our prayers are with you.

Added by Epictetus on Apr 23, 2016 11:22 PM
Sue Tanner
Carstens, Henry
Hi Ellen, As you will see I've posted a photo for the above named person.
The only problem with it is upon doing some research on I find a Henry D. Carstens, B. in Germany, 1840 - 1905, that is the reason for the Edit of his middle initial.
After I submitted the Edit for his initial, I look closer at the marker and that person's middle initial is "C". So, not sure if it was a mistake or what.
I posted the photo, let me know what you think. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Apr 22, 2016 1:19 PM
Gail and Scott Hannah
RE: Illness, Insurance Companies, &c.
Finally changed insurance company and new one approved ALL tests ordered. So far nothing has shown up that we did not already know about. Still have another lung test to do and results from heart scan not back yet. New cardio took me off one med and I do feel better. Two docs think lung spots are old scars and new inflamnation, one still questions. However, can't do biopsy because not large enough spot to hit. So , just thought I would let you know latest. Thanks for caring.
Added by Gail and Scott Hannah on Apr 12, 2016 1:20 PM
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