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John L. Poling (#46790570)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo I am a native resident of Dayton, Ohio, son of Myron Dale and Emma Lucille (Smith) Poling. My favorite hobby has always been genealogy, but I started seriously studying my roots in 1993. I am single and retired after 30 combined years of service with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts & Prosecuting Attorney offices. I enjoy entering information at Find A Grave. I have completed six cemeteries; Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio; St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, North Star, Ohio; Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Ohio; Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Ohio; McKnight Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; and Sections A, B & C of Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio. I have a full subscription to, and access to other sources. I like to research a persons name and add a small bio where possible. Please contact me with corrections / suggestions / links for my entries. Also contact me if you would like me to transfer a relatives memorial page to you.

Personal Note: I do not see Find A Grave as an internet game, trying to get high numbers of memorials & pictures added. I have seen people who have been a member of Find A Grave for 1 year and have added 100,000 memorials. Then when you review their memorials I find names mis-spelled, birth & death dates wrong, either no places of birth & death or they are listed in the bio instead of the proper fields provided by Find A Grave. Then I see pictures upside down, part of the stone not in the picture, pictures on wrong graves. Then there are pictures that haven't been cropped and you see more grass than stone and you can't even read the stone. I have been a member of Find A Grave for over 9 years and I average 11 memorials weekly. I take time to research the person to see if I can add middle names, maiden names, full birth & death dates, places of birth & death, and a small bio. My advice is to please slow down & proof read your work before clicking save. Yes, I do make mistakes and appreciate you pointing them out to me. My mistakes are because I am human and not because I am in a hurry to get a high number of memorials & pictures added. Also, if you take time to proof read your work, and do a little research on the person you are creating a memorial page for, you won't receive dozen upon dozens of Edits requests.

Thank you for taking time to read my bio.
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Thank you
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by LAS on Jul 22, 2014 9:52 PM
Memorial# 31711001
Marion Jones is my great grandfather. I have a copy of his obituary if you would like to add it to his bio. Also, could you link him to his wife, Mary Josephine Memorial# 31711157? If you don't mind, you can transfer his memorial and I will update. My F-A-G ID is LAS (#47270967) Thank you
Added by LAS on Jul 06, 2014 6:21 AM
RE: Charles & Minnie Cline
Why, thank you. But I am actually not related to them. Like you, I just like filling in the blanks.
Added by cypressgreen on Jun 29, 2014 8:31 PM
Charles & Minnie Cline
Just not sure why you transferred to me. Not that I mind handling them. It's fine. I like your bio. :P. Damn "Internet Points". I'm currently adding lots of photos onto such a member's memorials, and am quite frustrated with them. At least they make corrections promptly.
Added by cypressgreen on Jun 29, 2014 7:34 PM
Darryll Pingleton
RE: Susannah Trimble Fordyce
Thank You John
Added by Darryll Pingleton on Jun 26, 2014 8:09 PM
RE: George Loper
Thanks for the transfer, John. I have some information I can add on George Loper's wife and his ancestors. Unfortunately I don't believe he had any descendants. I really appreciate that you added his memorial to Find a Grave.
Added by RR on Jun 14, 2014 1:44 PM
Transfer of Martha and William Strider's Memorials
Thank you for transferring the memorials of Martha Elizabeth Shields Strider and William Jacob Strider to me. You are the best.
Added by Charlene on May 01, 2014 2:51 PM
Neil Gest
Joseph Groff Gest, Sr
Hi John,
Regarding memorial #44282824 for Joseph Groff Gest, Sr. in Woodland Cemetery, Cheryl has the wrong photo for Joseph Sr. and his wife Mary Harbine Gest. She has instead a photo of Joseph Jr. and his wife Minnie. I do have the correct photo which I can upload.

Thanks, Neil Gest, Sammamish, WA
Added by Neil Gest on Apr 30, 2014 3:34 PM
Terri Johnson
RE: Leon copsey
I transferred to you.
Added by Terri Johnson on Apr 13, 2014 6:01 PM
Terri Johnson
RE: Leon copsey
Would you like me to transfer to you? I'm not related. Terri
Added by Terri Johnson on Apr 13, 2014 9:22 AM
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