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Jim Ferris (#46557174)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Born Knox County IL directly descended from Jeffrey Ferris who came to America 1634 from England through his son James; G.G.G.grandfather Silvanus Ferris; G.G. Uncle George Washington Gale Ferris Jr, inventor of Ferris Wheel. Son of Robert and Marcele (Holloway) Ferris.

Abingdon (IL) High School, Class of 1960;
Bachelors from U of Bombs and Bullets 1965; Masters from U of Southeast Asia 1971; PhD from U of Life; Retired US Army (1961-83)

I am trying to downsize the number of memorials I manage, so ask for a transfer.

NOTE; Pleaze use the Edit function on the memorial to ask questions, which identifies the person in question. I have tens of thousands of names in my records and your courtesy is much appreciated.
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Transfer of Gunyon graves
Thank you so much.
Added by geislershadow on May 28, 2016 2:53 PM
John M Gunyon #27228220

Would you please also transfer this grave of my other 2nd great-uncle to me?

Thank you very much,

Judy Geisler #47234337
Added by geislershadow on May 23, 2016 11:29 PM
Augustus H Gunyon 27228187
Dear Jim,

I would appreciate it if you would transfer this memorial to me, as he is my great-great uncle. Thank you very much for recording his grave.

Judy Geisler #47234337
Added by geislershadow on May 23, 2016 10:18 PM
Valerie Gray
RE: Young family photos
You are very welcome, did you get the edit to add John Alexander as husband and father
I added his page while I was reading the memorial
Added by Valerie Gray on May 19, 2016 7:02 PM
Hi Jim!
Find A Grave Memorial# 39747142

Hello "cousin!" I wondered if you could delete a photo for me on my Mom's memorial? You posted it for me in 2009 when I was new, and you were mentoring me. I can't delete it because you posted it for me. If you could delete the very last photo with the grave stone and the names of the children on it, I would appreciate it.

Mom's been gone 17 years today, on Mother's Day. Not my favorite day.
Hope you are doing well. I miss talking with you!
Thanks very much!

Added by MidwestMom on May 08, 2016 5:16 PM
Mary Jane Lester
Hi Jim,

Please delete your picture from memorial #93791207 and repost it to memorial #85054916. The first memorial is a duplicate.


Debbie C
Added by DJC on May 07, 2016 2:06 PM
Ida Lee Brewer Cann
David Alphius Murphy #41321341
Thank you for transferring this entry to me.

Take care.
Ida Lee Brewer Cann
Added by Ida Lee Brewer Cann on Apr 23, 2016 7:59 PM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
Findagrave Westchester NY
WE have started a Facebook group where we can share information, stories and just say hello for Westchester County-so far most of us are in the Peekskill, Yorktown area..Please join and invite others? Findagrave Westchester
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Apr 22, 2016 7:51 AM
Russ Worthington
RE: Photo 20282278
Mr Ferris,

And how did I place that photo on the wrong memorial?

I took that photo at that cemetery.

Added by Russ Worthington on Apr 10, 2016 3:17 PM
Marianna Kerns Morgan
Malissa A. Stroop Curry #7983384
Hi Jim--perhaps you could help us (a couple of us back here in Highland Co., Ohio) are working on Malissa A. Stroop Curry trying to figure out who her parents are. We have the obituary I found online (shown below) and then we have an obituary for her alleged mother found in an old newspaper. Do you know if her mother was Elizabeth or Rebecca. We have established a memorial #160016044 for her alleged mother, Elizabeth but the mother's obituary conflicts with the daughter's obituary.
Anything you could do to help us would be so much appreciated. I have shown below what we have on Malissa so far. Thanks!
Marianna Kerns Morgan 3/29/2016

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Melissa Stoop
Age: 3
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1850: Madison, Highland, Ohio, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 1593
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Stoop 30
Rebecca Stoop 36

Ohio Marriage
Name John W. Curry
Spouse's Name Melissa Stroop
Event Date 30 Apr 1868
Event Place Highland,Ohio
Indexing Project (Batch) Number M51447-5
System Origin Ohio-ODM
GS Film number 0570616 V. 8

United States Census, 1900
Name Malissa Curry
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Paint Township, South election precinct, Highland, Ohio, United States
Gender Female
Age 54
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Number of Living Children 1
Years Married 32
Birth Date Oct 1846
Birthplace Ohio
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1868
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace Virginia
Mother of how many children 1
John Curry Head M 59 Pennsylvania

Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths
Name Malissa Curry
Event Date 07 Feb 1940
Event Place Riverside, Adams, Illinois
Gender Female
Age 93
Birth Year (Estimated) 1847
Birth Date 18 Oct 1846
Birthplace Highland, Ill.
Occupation Housewife
Residence Place Quincy, Riverside, Adams, Illinois
Spouse's Name John W. Curry
Burial Date 09 Feb 1940
Burial Place Abingdon, Knox, Illinois
Cemetery Local
Digital Folder Number 4008543
Image Number 13
GS Film number 1831901
Reference ID cn 5180

Knox County Illinois
Genealogy and History
Melissa Curry
Mrs. Melissa Curry Dies at Quincy Home
Mrs. Melissa Curry passed away at 8:35 last night in the hospital at the Soldiers' Home in Quincy. Mrs. Curry, a resident of the Home for several months, recently fractured her hip in a fall. The accident on account of her age -- she was 98 years old -- caused complications which resulted in her death. Her husband and only son preceded her in death. She leaves several grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Congregational church, in charge of the Rev. H.R. Jay. Interment will be in the Abingdon cemetery. Friends may call at the Huggins Funeral home any time prior to the services. (unknown newspaper and date, contributed by Gayle from Kansas)
[Note: Melissa was born Oct. 18, 1846 in OH (the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Stroup, married John Wilson Curry Apr. 30, 1868 and died Feb. 7, 1940 in IL. Her only child was James Leslie Curry.
Added by Marianna Kerns Morgan on Mar 29, 2016 7:43 AM
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