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bill c (#47155481)
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When I first joined this site I was very impressed. According to the mission statement: "Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience." Unfortunately many individuals are turning this site into a genealogical resource site. They are adding lineages while providing misleading information as to where an individual is actually buried. In more than one case I have learned that, after several hours/days of research that the individual was buried in a different location from that indicated. This is very disappointing and can be confusing when trying to locate the final resting places of ancestors. My philosophy is less quantity and more quality. For any memorial that I create I have actual knowledge, and try to include proof, that the individual is actually interred there, either through an image of the headstone or an official record.
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Betty King/DeRego
Fannie (Ash) Ralph
I came across your posting on the Ralph Family. Fannie Ash Ralph. She had a brother Hubert who married a LeGrow, which is my side of the family.
It's great that you have pictures of the family. Thank You for posting them........
Added by Betty King/DeRego on Aug 14, 2014 10:54 AM
Ernest Davis
Dempsey Myers memorial
Please link the memorial of Dempsey Myers, # 39720129 to the memorials of his parents, Isaiah Myers, # 39702210 and Florence Myers, # 39702333. Thank you.
Ernie Davis
Added by Ernest Davis on Sep 30, 2012 11:34 AM
Amanda Trill
RE: Hugh & Elizabeth Parks
Hmm...I have no idea what the reasoning behind the move was. I might try to email the County Clerk's office or something and see if someone there can help put the pieces together...because now I'm curious, too! :)

There were a few rows worth of stones at Coal Bank, in a front corner of the cemetery right by the highway. All of the stones looked the same. Those are the ones that all had a reinterment date on them, all the same date. Most of the stones simply said "Unknown" on them...maybe those are the ones from the pile of stones? Nobody knew which body they went with? Just a thought. You can see for Hugh Parks, though, there is a piece of the original stone sitting with his new stone. I thought that was cool that they had salvaged one.

I'm not sure how many of those stones there were. The next time I'm out that way, I'll stop by again and just count them. I think I took pictures of all the ones that had a name on them.

Anyway...I'm glad I stumbled on the ones that I did! One piece of the mystery solved, at least! :)

Added by Amanda Trill on Jul 25, 2010 8:30 PM
Amanda Trill
Hugh and Elizabeth Parks
I just uploaded pics of these stones listed in Parks Cemetery. However, they were re-interred back in 1976 to Coal Bank Springs Cemetery. I'm not sure why, but I'm thinking maybe it had to do with the strip mines near by.

Anyway...the dates are a little off...but I thought it might be a misinterpretation from what was left on the original stones. If these turn out to not be the same people, let me know and I can delete the photos.

There are other Parks in Coal Bank, in the re-interred section. I'll go ahead and upload them to the Parks Cemetery listing. So many of the new stones, however, simply said "Unknown" on them. So sad!

I've requested from findagrave, for them to put a note on the main page about the re-interment.

Have a great weekend! :)
Added by Amanda Trill on Jul 24, 2010 8:11 PM
Ed
Evelyn Greenbaum
Hi, Bill

Thank you very much for the fine gravestone photo of Evelyn E. Greenbaum. I have been waiting a long time to see this!

Ed Becker
Added by Ed on Apr 23, 2010 9:55 AM
Pearls of Grace♥
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Dear Bill, I'm so sorry that you spent so much effort in helping me with my Theall's. I have so many, I'm getting confused.

You are a dear man to help me with this. I shall do more research.

God bless you for doing your best for me.

~Darlene
Added by Pearls of Grace♥ on Apr 22, 2010 8:52 PM
Ernest Davis
RE: Hannah Hunter
Bill,
Hannah was also my great great grandmother. I am descended through her daughter Florence Hetherington.
Ernie
Added by Ernest Davis on Dec 17, 2009 2:49 PM
Geil
Thomas Tenney
Thank you so much for the picture of Thomas Tenney's recently placed tombstone. Geil Tenney Wiggins
Added by Geil on Aug 26, 2009 9:09 AM
Michele Gold-Swan
RE: Parks gravestone
Bill,

It was not problem at all - there are other Parks in the cemetery so if you find you are related to others please let me know. It is only 1/2 a mile from my daughter's school and very easy to get to.

Michele
Added by Michele Gold-Swan on Aug 25, 2009 6:00 PM
 

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