I'm retired and have relocated to Florida (2011). YeY
If there are any changes, corrections, or additions to a relative or friends entry you stumble across that I have done, feel free to email me. I love the 'edit' tab and corrections are really easy for me with that feature on findagrave. TRANSFERS - Unfortunately, I don't really appreciate the approach that a memorial needs transfer because you (not a direct family member) possess additional information which only can be added if transferred. Comes off as a little bogus at this end. As long as I'm alive and not a stroke victim, I can add whatever is passed along. Extensive information also understood and accepted as a valid reason to transfer. Etiquette always plays well.
FORT SNELLING NATIONAL transfers: I did the 2003 picture for the cemetery back when it had no picture. At last check it is still the one that is automatically attached to a FindAGrave (FAG) memorial when added. I have one memorial at Fort Snelling, Dorothy Rose Payne. None of the other memorials at Fort Snelling on FAG are mine. So I can't transfer what is not mine. End of story.
RANT Warning! ! ! Don't get me started on abbreviations; too late. I don't like abbreviations, I think people who use them are lazy and inconsiderate. Lazy! Inconsiderate! Yes, because when you can go to a memorial and read through it because it just flows due to the author using their fingers and typing out actual words. It looks so nice. Feels so good to know what you're reading. Then there are those who abbreviate this and that leaving behind cryptic memorials of this generation. Just think what people 100 years later will face when they come up against abbreviations that were popular in 1995 2012 2020 but will have to spend a good amount of time trying to find a rosetta stone of popular abbreviations throughout the last 100 years. And wouldn't you know, the one you made up won't be there. They would email and ask - BUT YOU'RE DEAD! It's so nice to read and know rather than read and wonder what the author was trying to say. There, that's why people who abbreviate are lazy and inconsiderate. Whoo, I feel better!
I realize many of you have Type Alpha personalities and want what you want RIGHT NOW. I don't arbitrarily delete messages. So I will get around to them. If I have questions or disagreements I will respond.
Daniel and Annie King Hi, I noticed you have taken a few photographs at Hampton Cemetery. I have had open photo requests for Daniel and Annie King since March 2016 and no one has fulfilled it yet. I was wondering if you would mind taking the photograph for me. I would really appreciate it. Thank You for your consideration.
Leas in Weston Missouri I forgot to mention that I am Jenni's first cousin. We share grandparents: Minnie Rittman and 2nd Lieutenant William F. Rittman. George Rittman and LaVerne Parker Rittman, buried next to Jenni and Jesse are/were my uncle and aunt.
Jenni 18503613 Jesse 18503564
Thank you, Sister Diana White SHF Sisters of the Holy Family Fremont, California
Leas in Weston Missouri I've just learned about "Find A Grave" in the last year. I'm slowly going through my family setting up and/or finding memorials for the them and adding pictures. Thank you, very much for setting up and maintaining Jennifer Leas' and Jesse Leas' memorials.
I am requesting transferring management of their memorials to me for the following reasons: it quite frustrating to request edits one request at and time and waiting until that is accomplished before the next request can be made. Jennifer's mom and dad are buried there in proximity to Jenni. Someone else manages their memorials so that means I have to ask his permission and your permission to link them together. Jenni's grandfather is in Iowa and from Grandpa's end since I manage his memorial I only need your permission to ad Jenni and Jesse. Jenni's grandmother is in a cemetery in California etc.
Would you please consider transferring their memorials to me? Jennifer Leas - 18503613 Jesse Leas - 18503564
Milton James Marker FAG 7427677 Dear GBern.O I am working on James C. Marker 2nd husband of Nellie (Ora Bell) Fortner, Thomas, Marker, Williamson. Her 2nd husband was "Jim" James C. Marker. I believe they separated and he moved to Oklahoma where he married and had son Milton James Marker. I am trying to find verification of parents of Milton J. Marker. I believe his father was James C. Marker Find A Grave 94938624 who was living 1920 Jackson, Nodaway Co., Mo., age 62 b. 1858 MO. Widowed with Milton J. Marker age 13 b. Oklahoma. Do you have any information on parents of Milton J. Marker? Diane L. Webb FAG47297921 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duplicate Memorials for Beth (Bruner) Clark Thank you for all your dedicated work for Find A Grave. It is much appreciated. Eventually, when you have as many memorials as you have, an occasional duplicate is bound to occur. You have such a situation with the 2nd wife of my third cousin 1x removed, Alpheus Hector Clark, as follows:
Beth Bruner, Find A Grave Memorial# 8071856, dated 9 Nov 2003 by MRS
Beth Bruner Clark, Find A Grave Memorial# 23012823, dated 20 Nov 2007, by GBern.O
Under Find A Grave rules, the duplicate entry with the later date must be deleted. I trust that you will do the right thing and take appropriate action to preserve the integrity of Find A Grave.
Again, thank you for your dedication and hard work on behalf of Find A Grave.
Tyre M. Lingo. Among the men of Texas County, Mo., whohave attained the highest round in the ladder of success, owing to his earnest endeavor and persistent efiort, may be mentioned Mr. Lingo, who is a successful attorney at law, farmer and stock man, and a son of James and Jane (Thompson) Lingo, who were born in Virginia in 1777, and Campbell County, Ky., in 1787, respectively. James Lingo was reared chiefly in his native State, but after attaining manhood went to Kentucky, where he met and married Miss Thompson, and when Daniel Boone moved from that State westward, they came in the same company, and located in St. Louis County, Mo., and in 1824 took up their abode in Madison County, Ill., where the father died in 1834, his wife dying in Jefierson County of that State in 1844. He was a Whig in politics, and the only oficial position he ever held was that of magistrate. He and wife were members of the Presbyterian Church, and became the parents of nine children. The paternal grandfather was an Englishman by birth, and on coming to America espoused the cause of the colonists in the Revolutionary War, being killed in battle. Tyre M. Lingo, whose name heads this sketch, is the fourth child born to his parents, his birth occurring in St. Louis County, Mo., August 20, 1821. Owing to the primitive condition of the schools in his boyhood days, his early educational advantages were limited, but by devoted application to hisbooks, and without the aid of any one, he has become one of the best informed men of the county. At the age of seventeen he began hiring out by the month, driving an ox team to Misso1n'i, but was married in Illinois, September 12, 1847, to Miss Martha C. Anderson, who was born in Illinois February 24, 1832, and by her became the father of twelve children: Liza J., Miram, Mary E., Laura, Benajah A., William E., George M., Alice, Berry A., Lewis E., James R. and Charles F. In 1852 he took up his abode in Osage County, Mo., where he fed cattle for Silas Brickey, and during this time trouble arose between Brickey and one of his renters, and as there was only one lawyer in reach, Mr. Lingo was called upon to defend his employer. Although he had never looked into a law book he gained the case, which success secured for him some notoriety, as his opponent was an able lawyer, and on his second case he was pitted against two lawyers, and also came ofi victorious. From that time on his services were often required in legal difficulties, and when the Misouri Pacific Railroad was being built he was employed as attorney for the road, being also appointed overseer of the same. He then ran a wagon-shop for six months, and practiced law for about one and a half years in Osage County, and in 1857 moved to Texas County, where he has since made his home, and where he was admitted to the bar in 1859, by P. H. Edwards. He served for a short time in the United States army during the late war, and then returned home and re-engaged in farming, and has also been occupied in practicing his profession. He at one time owned 1,800 acres of land, but has given to his children until he now only owns 400 acres, with about 160 acres under cultivation. He is a man of fine constitution, and gives promise of spending many more years of usefulness in Texas County.
Leavenworth Hi there, Just a thought. Would you consider submitting photo requests for Leavenworth National Cemetery? It would truly help the various volunteers know where to shoot. And you can submit 20 requests each week. Your thoughts? Mary Ann
LILLIS GENE TREE HI, I AM MICHAEL L JONES LAS VEGAS NV LOOKING FOR INFO REF COL JAMES LILLIS 1836 CO CLARE IRELAND 1898 K.C. MO. I HAVE MOST OF THE INFO FOR HIM WHILE IN THE UNITED STATES, ESPECIALLY HIS CAREER IN MO AND HIS SON FATHER/BISHOP THOMAS...I KNOW THAT SOMEWHERE IN THE 1700s THE LILLIS AND DUFFY CLANS MARRIED 2 SISTERS NAMED SEXTON. THIS IS THE INFO I WISH TO DISCOVER. AND THAT OF THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS IN IRELAND. THANK YOU MLJ LV NV