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Michigan mother (#47409556)
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I have always been interested in genealogy and there are always those of us who find it fulfilling to visit friends and family burial sites, from time to time. This is an excellent way of doing it without the travel. And if you do travel,you can find them easier when you have some information like you find here.

Anyone wishing to have a memorial transferred to them, need only state your relationship and fill out the edit with a request.Make sure to submit all corrections using the Edit tab. If you are a family member, I will typically transfer the memorial to you. You know more about the individual then I do. I just ask that if someone who is even closer to that individual reaches out to you, pay it forward and transfer the memorial to them! I welcome any new information that helps make my entries easier to follow, more informative, or to correct some error that I may have made.

I am especially interested in knowing/contacting anyone with knowledge of the family of Campbell. That would include members of the Cornell family with roots in Wapakoneta Oh or Lima, OH area.

Thank you.

"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." ~Leo Buscaglia
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Marlene Tyler
Irv Carpenter 71505065
I'll be glad to put the Masoleum photo onto your site . as for any info on my page of him you'll have to enter it yourself on your page. Feel free you use the photo for your family use also. I won't delete mine until you let me know you have the info put onto your memorial, then I'll gladly delete mine for you.
Added by Marlene Tyler on Apr 17, 2014 9:03 AM
Turia Clark Day
Orpha Bruce Gallant Clark
Orpha is my great grandmother. If you would like to transfer her and any other Bruce or Davis relatives, I would be happy to take them off your hands. Best Regards, Turia Clark Day
Added by Turia Clark Day on Apr 14, 2014 1:18 PM
John T
RE: Elsie Thirlby
Born England to Richard Thirlby (a distant kinsman of Benjamin Thirlby).
Married Dr Edwin Leeson Thirlby in 1909.
Benjamin is Edwin's ancestor.
Added by John T on Mar 27, 2014 3:11 PM
Sandy Vandertol
Manley Sutton 73014861
Thanks for your info on the lack of headstone and for your efforts in trying to obtain a photo of it. I added a note to the bio on Manley's page. You would think there would be a government headstone for him since he was a Civil War vet. Maybe he was moved or as you mentioned, the stone was deteriorated. Thanks again for your effort! Appreciate it!
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Mar 21, 2014 9:03 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: FAG Rules...
Just a quick note! for (my) fellow + your 'Find A Grave' Friends/Viewers.

I see a lot of 'Find A Grave' Contributor's... Who seem to be very Strict on 'Find A Grave' Rules.

Note: Its my Belief! These aren't meant to be taken Strictly. They are more like a Guide/Advisement... & I wish to explain not all the Rules are Applicable to each of us...

Some counties actually want to have Full text obituaries added. Those counties that allow I thank them... For this helps the Family Researcher make the most family connections.

I believe! most Newspaper Owners, Funeral Home Owners and others all would agree...

Who typically Authors an Obituary & pays for it to be Published? Newspaper Owners & Funeral Homes are on the Receiving end. Paid to provide services... So, my Question is: Just because they can publish full text obituaries. See for example I'm supposed to not?

Since, I'm not being paid. Where does it state: I'm bound to these Rules on Find A Grave?

If your still afraid of the mentioning of Living Individuals. Don't you all think! their's a whole lot of other things like Phone Books that can lead to Identity theft more so than an Obituary?

Thank You! for listening.

Added by Thomas Ladner on Mar 09, 2014 3:32 PM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Step Children with Step Parents?
I just try to keep with linking only a Man who married a Spouse & their Obituary write-ups.

Yes! if we know who married whom and the Step children names are mentioned in the Obituary write-up? I typically need go no further than that.

If someone noted... A family member who wasn't mentioned in an Obituary... It could always be stated in a note. Below published Obituary on Memorial. I wouldn't try inserting it in the Published obituary that appear in the Newspaper however.

Step children are normally covered. Once you link a Man or Woman to all their Spouses on Find A Grave. Easy if they are all passed on. A little more tricky! if some are still living... :) Appreciate you've been chipping away at the Ice too! LOL
Added by Thomas Ladner on Mar 08, 2014 8:04 AM
Witter Family
Are you a descendant of the Witters? I saw you posted an obituary and thought that you might be. I recently discovered a photo amongst my great-aunts photographs, that is of John Witter, his wife Anna Ruffing, their children, and Anna's mother. I posted it on John's Find A Grave memorial page.

Just FYI in case you're interested.
Added by buckeyegirl1721 on Sep 08, 2013 7:50 AM
Becky Jacobs
Anna Oehler
Sorry for the post mistake - My husband died one week ago today and I am just trying to keep up with the post on top of everything else.
Added by Becky Jacobs on Aug 07, 2013 9:23 AM
geoffrey gillon
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287248-Capt Gerald Hull

Thank you for contacting me; I am not related but I regard Cambridge as ‘my baby'-it is a cemetery I have been visiting for some 40 years even though it is more than an hour's drive from my home. I control a great number of memorial pages there, but this is one that has a special interest for me in that he was one of 15 American citizens who died while serving with the RAF Ferry command or Air Transport Auxiliary, and who are commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and until I discovered his grave at Cambridge, the CWGC were not aware where he was laid to rest.

If you are able to scan the newspaper article and post it on the memorial page, I would be pleased.

Kind regards
Added by geoffrey gillon on Jul 17, 2013 11:59 AM
Robert Cline
Campbell family
Hi Virginia,

Thank you and glad I was able to help you. I've had a lot of assistance from other cousins to piece together useful information but wondered which grandparents on Campbell line you're related to? Have a nice holiday & here is my family line: bob

Thomas Henry Taylor (1831 - 1889)
is your 3rd great grand uncle
husband of Elizabeth Campbell (1833-1913)
Henry Clay Taylor (1787 - 1845)
father of Thomas Henry Taylor
Rebecca Ann Taylor (1821 - 1890)
daughter of Henry Clay Taylor
Mary Marinda Sager (1853 - 1939)
daughter of Rebecca Ann Taylor
Franklin Earl Shafer (1878 - 1970)
son of Mary Marinda Sager
Opal Rae Shafer (1899 - 1980)
daughter of Franklin Earl Shafer
Frank Edwin "Effie" Cline (1922 - 1985)
son of Opal Rae Shafer
Robert Earl Cline
You are the son of Frank Edwin "Effie" Cline - (not you?)
Added by Robert Cline on Jul 03, 2013 7:59 PM
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