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Bill Kapaun (#47698263)
 member for 2 years, 10 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I grew up in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and attended St. Thomas & IHM for 10 years.
I lived right behind St. Thomas church, leaving in 1967.
I currently live in Albany, OR.

Have added over 600 new St. Thomas memorials from the May 2012 "shoot". Also added about 700 marker pictures to existing memorials.
Many of the St. Thomas pictures I've added were supplied by Jim Makovec (of Idaho Jims used books) and also, many were supplied by Mike Ransom.
Thanks for the help shooting the cemetery guys!

Jim Makovec is the person that originally "inventoried" the cemetery in 1996, with his then, young daughter.

Mike Ransom runs the website and is/will be an invaluable source for local family genealogy.

Rob Minteer has transferred (6-15-2012) his 1400+ names into my care, so I'll be better able to link families together etc. THANKS for your work Rob!

Thanks to ALL 3 of these guys!

I've also had a few memorials transferred to me from Collen Turnbow English and Michael Young.

IF you have a better picture, please use it and I'll delete mine.

If you have corrections or links to family members, PLEASE submit them. I want to be as "complete" as I can.

Transfer requests for your family members are gladly given. (less for me to edit etc.)
HOWEVER- If I feel you just "collect" memorials and expend little effort to contribute to FAG, I'll probably deny a transfer.
I'm more than willing to add links or bios, so use the Edit Tab.

For my family members, please be more closely related, younger or more enthusiastic than me.

Picture credit:
I don't want my pictures used for commercial use, such as etc. Without giving me credit!
I took them for free and don't want to see someone else profit from my work. IF they charge others to see them, please make it obvious THEY don't OWN them.

For non commercial use, feel free to use them. A picture credit to me would be appreciated, but not necessary.

In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to-
Mike Ransom (#47733418)
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 • 960 Memorials Added
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I even duplicate myself.
Added by aisxray on Nov 20, 2014 9:42 AM
M and C
William E Reinhart
Thank you so much for the head's up. I added his cemetery information, so his record is more complete. Thanks again! :-)
Added by M and C on Nov 14, 2014 2:22 PM
Vivian Wolfe.
Yep! Sometimes things just work out!
Added by aisxray on Nov 11, 2014 2:18 PM
Penny Lee
Luise V Fankhauser Wingert
I left it as Luise because that is the way the Washington Death Index and the gravestone have it. Added a note to bio about the 2 spellings. Penny
Added by Penny Lee on Nov 07, 2014 8:13 AM
Mary Weeks
Hi Bill
have corrected her dob and linked her to her husband and mother.

Added by Alison on Nov 03, 2014 3:06 AM
Family Links
Thanks for the Kulhanek family links in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
Added by AlongTheWay on Oct 28, 2014 3:44 PM
Sue Ann Harfst
Ed Gross
Hi, Bill,

Please read the caption on the photo I added tonight. It is directed at you. I was not ignoring you. I had to wait for the right day in our current spate of rainy ones to attempt this. I hope you like it.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Oct 27, 2014 11:39 PM
Julie Bennett Coleman
Mable White #23098936
Bill, you sent me a request to change Mable's maiden name to McGee but her memorial has Frank and Adelene Robbins White listed as her parents. I'm not in any way related to these people so I have no idea which is correct. It seems that if her parents are "Whites" she shouldn't have a maiden name of "McGee".

Therefore I'm unsure what action to take.
Julie (Moscow Cemetery)
Added by Julie Bennett Coleman on Sep 10, 2014 3:22 PM
Jeff Davis
John Vernon St Marie
Good afternoon Bill,

Thank you for contacting me about the duplicate memorial of John Vernon St Marie. I deleted the memorial that I created and requested the link of his first wife to the other memorial. Enjoy the end of the summer season.

Added by Jeff Davis on Aug 21, 2014 5:56 PM
Julie Cough
RE: James Young photo
You're welcome! Glad to help.
Added by Julie Cough on Aug 21, 2014 3:55 PM
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