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Dennis Bell (#46924338)
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Bio Photo Dennis has been doing geneology work for nearly 40 years. He is retired but never idle. Would love to answer questions if he has the ability to do so.
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RE: Edit Approvals
I am so sorry.

I know that it is a daunting task for two of us so I completely understand how hard it is for one.

I try to include as much info as I can with the photos I put into the memorials so that if the edit takes some time at least some info is available for others to see. I hope this helps everyone out a bit.

Added by KDQ on Aug 20, 2014 4:52 PM
Edit Approvals

My husband and I have decided to take part in the arduous task of trying to get Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska caught up on photographs of headstones.

Since the cemetery has over 90,000 burials with an 80% documentation rate and 27% photograph rate it will take years and many hands to accomplish the 100% goal.

Many of my husband's relatives and ancestors are buried in this cemetery so the task is one of personal connection as well.

I have submitted several edits to you for the portion of the data download you did for this cemetery. They have been pending for a while. I was hoping you could approve them soon.

If you find any errors in our work please let me know immediately so I can correct them. I try to be as thorough as possible. I also leave areas blank if I am unsure that the person I am investigating is the one listed in my resources.

Thanks for your help in this matter.

Added by KDQ on Aug 19, 2014 10:03 AM
Brenda Todd
William Shelley
Dear Dennis,
I am researching my family history, and came across your book "Richard Shelley Family History". I cannot locate my ancestor, William Shelley. I am almost positive that he is related to the Richard Shelley family as he was born in Iredell county, NC. and moved to Henry County, IN. and is buried there. I can't seem to connect the dots regarding Williams connection. I cannot figure how he is related, so hope you can help me. Here is all I know about William:

I believe his middle initial is B. William B Shelley b.May 1, 1826 in Iredell county, NC. and died in Henry County, IN.March 3, 1890.
William was married to Elizabeth Moss Shelley also born in NC. in 1826 and died in Henry County, IN. Aug 23, 1904.

I have found both of their obits, does not mention who his parent are, only that he moved with is parents to Ohio at the age of two, and then to Henry County at the age of ten.
William and Elizabeths daughter, Martha Jane Shelley b. 1851 in Henry County, and married Wm Andrew Mcdowell ( another early Henry County family)Martha Jane Shelley and Wm. Andrew Mcdowell are my gr gr grandparents.

I appreciate any info you can send me thanks.

- Brenda Todd
Added by Brenda Todd on Aug 05, 2014 6:32 AM
christopher elder
since the brethren church in maxwell disbanded abt 5 years ago due to loss in congregation you might want to try and contact some of the beal famil as far as i knw they are still the caretakers of the cemetery, my gg grandfather henry troup started the brethren church in the are and was at one time according to the national brethren church in illinois was listed as the biggest congregation in the brethren church between the east and west borders of iowa having abt 400 members thank you for keeping the history alive thru this page
Added by christopher elder on Jul 14, 2014 2:53 PM
Kristie Moore
RE: Jesse Bowen
That would be awesome! My email address is Thank you!
Added by Kristie Moore on Apr 30, 2014 11:16 AM
RE: Just Checking In

I'm so sorry I haven't been on much help lately and have taken so long to get back to you. I am getting by, thank you. Everything has just been a whirl wind the last few months. My half sister Micaela sadly took her life in October, and I think it has really taken affect on myself and my family. I hope all is well with you? Oh, and feel free to use any photos I have taken; I generally ask people cite me as the photographer, so when used for research, it gives the work a citation to point to.
Added by Carolyn on Dec 09, 2013 8:38 PM
Lois Harriman
Peter & Sarah Oman Photo Request
Hi Dennis,

Peter & Sarah Oman are not buried in Schoolcraft Township Cemetery in Vicksburg, MI. They are buried in Schoolcraft Township Cemetery in Schoolcraft, MI. This is a case of duplicate memorials and confusion over the different cemeteries under the administration of Schoolcraft Township. Both creators appear to be inactive too. Their memorials (#45836249 �)include photos. If you need confirmation about which cemetery is the correct one go to "" and do a search of Oman. They have pictures of the stones there too.

Added by Lois Harriman on Nov 14, 2013 9:35 AM
Allyn Spear
Willhide Memorials
I was able to get out to photograph the Willhide and Wade memorials, although the Iowa weather has not been very cooperative so they are not "beautiful" pictures, so I do apologize. With regard to Joseph Willhide's monument, you can probably see that the engraving is quite worn and barely readable. Although probably not until the Spring, I plan to get back out to that cemetery and make some rubbings of some of the older markers to see if I can read any information. I will be sure to update you with anything I find.

Allyn Spear
Added by Allyn Spear on Nov 11, 2013 10:15 AM
RE: Louisa Bell
Hi Dennis, I am still working on this, but her name was Eliza Jones, born about 1805 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, and died 20 May 1878 in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio. I haven't found a F.A.G. memorial for her yet, but am still looking as I do not want to duplicate one if it's there. I'll be sending you a SAC once I get it confirmed. Thanks again for all you do. Janet Johanson
Added by Johanson3J on May 21, 2013 1:47 PM

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