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Julia Ather (#47024689)
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Bio Photo I love American history, I like dealing with names, and I love solving problems. It was just a matter of time before I got into genealogy! 

None of the memorials I have posted are my relatives, and hence I have not researched them. I do try to add some detail to memorials though in an effort to identify the person. 

If you want to write me about any of the memorials I've created, please leave a message on this page. To suggest a correction or edit for a particular memorial, please use the Edit button at the top of its page. I do not automatically approve all suggestions, meaning I need some sort of proof of new information. If I can't find any proof myself, I will ask you for it. (Note: Family trees on FamilySearch or Ancestry are NOT sources, and I will not add something just because it appears in someone's tree.)

If I have posted a memorial of one of your relatives and you would like the memorial transferred to you, please use the method that FindaGrave has provided, which is thus: Go to the memorial page and click the Edit button. Of the choices that follow, click on "Suggest any other correction or addition." This will bring up a message box for you to write me, and the email FindaGrave sends will include a link to the memorial as well as to your profile page. Simply write me a note requesting the transfer, and tell me how you are related to the person.

Any gravestone pictures I shot myself as well as I could. Please copy and use them! Post them in your family tree on Ancestry or wherever. That's why I took them.

Last, I would ask folks NOT to post death certificates on my memorials because I feel they are not appropriate for a picture. It's just my preference. I'd be happy to enter any information from a death certificate that isn't already on the memorial. Please do not post any other documents either, such as census pages, on my memorials.

FindaGrave is a great website even though it's basically all about deaths! Still, it makes me think of the verse "And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." (I John 5:11)
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Wood Hughes III
RE: Death certificates
Amen to that, Sister!
Added by Wood Hughes III on Jan 15, 2017 8:46 PM
Wood Hughes III
RE: Death certificates
Well put, Julia! Uh-oh, I'd better delete the one about the mental institution!!! By the way, I hope you don't mind me asking, but might you be LDS?
Added by Wood Hughes III on Jan 15, 2017 6:26 PM
Wood Hughes III
Death certificates
Dear Julia:

It's interesting that you discourage death records posted in memorials. Perhaps I can give you another reason why it should be discouraged.

Recently, I sent for the records from a mental hospital for an ancestor that has been deceased for a hundred years. Yet they would only release them to a psychologist, or a psychiatrist - in compliance with HIPPA laws!

It underscores the possibility of someone publishing a death record of an ancestor who died of a hereditary disease that could shed light on a living person, or a recently deceased person's health!

I'll leave the legal ramifications for the reader to decide.

Added by Wood Hughes III on Jan 14, 2017 6:57 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Harriet Mack/Norma Emily Mack
I am not a family member; just fascinated when I read stories in the papers. I am not sure how to find a memorial for Norma Emily Metz - she isn't coming up that way. I can't find the name of the 2nd husband to look her up that way. He was an ambassador (don't remember where I read that) but drawing a blank.

Glad you found this as interesting as I did.

Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Jan 10, 2017 11:12 AM
james robinson
RE: Alfred Thurlby
Hi Julia, Sorry didn't mean to pass that on to Find A Grave as fact. The records of his birth don't agree with some saying Houghton County, Michigan. Bicker, Lincolnshire, England seemed more likely for my ancestry tree. The 1880 census lists his birthplace as England. His father Grice Wade Thurlby is living with his parents in Bicker in the 1841 England Census, the same year as Alfred was born. Alfred had a brother David who was born and died in the Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter of 1842 in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Bicker is a village in the Borough of Boston. You are right there is no document that says that Alfred was born in Bicker. Alfred was the stepson of my 4th Great Aunt Harriett Sevenoaks who married Alfred's father Grice in 1852, so not related to Alfred. Sorry I forgot that I had made a guess on that for my tree when I was sending edits to Find A Grave. Thanks and take care James Robinson
Added by james robinson on Jan 02, 2017 9:22 AM
Andrew L.
RE: McAveighs in Saint Cecilia's Cemetery
McAveigh pics posted
Added by Andrew L. on Nov 16, 2016 7:31 PM
Richard C. Perrotte
Clarence Anderson
Can you tell me the maiden name of Clarence Anderson's wife.??
Added by Richard C. Perrotte on Nov 16, 2016 8:53 AM
RE: Carpenters
Hello, Miss Julia,

I apologize for my absence as I've been ill for quite some time.

I will have to ask for the assistance of my hubby for the book and various other recorded documentation safely stored in a trunk in his office. Are you a direct descendant, as well?

Talk to you soon!
Added by M'Lady on Nov 09, 2016 11:32 PM
Brenda (Fears) Johnson
RE: Andrew R. Anderson
Hi Julia--

Thank you so much for this!! And seeing the actual birth certificate is even better as the cause of death was not on the Ancestry transcription. I so appreciate your help!

Added by Brenda (Fears) Johnson on Oct 28, 2016 11:24 AM
Paul Johnson
RE: Andrew R. Anderson
Hi! We have his birth certificate: Certificate of birth is Andrew A Anderson, born 31 Mar 1900 to August Anderson and Hulda Anderson, County Marquette, City Marquette

Added by Paul Johnson on Oct 27, 2016 10:19 PM
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