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Sheila (#47702527)
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Bio Photo PLEASE NOTE: I will have limited internet use for a time. I will try my best to accomplish edits and answer messages, but I do anticipate some delays. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
I was born in the Midwest, but have lived most of my life in the south. I was stationed in Germany for a time, and have otherwise done a little travel to Europe and Asia. I spend far too much time on the computer, enjoy a good frappuccino,and I ♥LOVE♥ cats.

My primary family names are Sullivan, McCoy, Withee, Fredendall, Washburn, Nesbit, Schmidt, Petersen, Meyer (Meier), Markman, Pease, Millikan, Donnan, and still counting.

I view the memorials on this site as living tributes to our loved ones. I strive to "reunite" them with family, and if I am able, to add a personal detail or two about them.


You are welcome to use any photos which I have uploaded for your personal family research work, but please do not use them for commercial purposes. The photos I upload are intended as gifts for the families of the deceased with no regard for personal profit, with the exception of the honor of providing them, and I wish for this to be respected.

Photo Allotments

We are allotted 20 photo requests per week. I am requesting for everyone to please use your allotment. Memorials you manage, memorials I manage ~ it doesn't matter.

Headstone photos may assist in providing confirmation of birth and death details, marriage dates, children, spellings, and might even lead to the discovery of additional family members.

Requests fulfillments also provide a small reward to our volunteers who often drive several miles to obtain a photo. I have so often seen where someone will request a photo, and then ask for the volunteer to take a photo of their spouse too, without submitting the request for the additional photo. Why?

It's much easier to request 20 photos in a cemetery that it is for the volunteer to drive out, take them, edit them, caption them, and post them. While I do try to get other family near the one requested in case they are not already listed, it is nice if you also request them, so please take the time to request them and please try to remember to use your weekly allotment.

Suggestions, Corrections, and Transfers

I generally adhere to Find A Grave transfer request guidelines, but before requesting, please keep in mind that even a "starter" memorial involves effort to create and I am more than willing to accomplish edits. Also, if a transfer or edit request comes off as pushy, arrogant, demanding, or rude, do not be surprised if you are ignored.

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♥ღ♥ღ I wish to extend a special thanks to all the other Find A Grave contributors. You have supplied a wealth of information to me and my family which I cannot repay with a simple thanks. Bless each and every one of you. ♥ღ♥ღ
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RE: Laura Newell
I don't know anything else about that Alvin yet i haven't ran across him in my family tree yet if I do I will let you know if I find out anything else about him.
Added by Norma on Nov 23, 2015 10:12 AM
Just wanted you to know I am unable to add Birtrands Last name marker to his memorial as only 5 pictures are allowed but it is on Rose's memorial.
Added by Debbi on Nov 22, 2015 5:57 PM
Frances Geil (Bross) (Newell) Sprecher
THANK you so much for sending this obit. I even found the birth date of her 2nd husband who is buried in Kansas. As you may know, this is a duplicate memorial--I wrote the manager of the later memorial, requesting she delete that one.
Added by MrsB on Nov 22, 2015 12:07 PM
laura l cowles newell
Laura is not the daughter of John Alvin Cowles and Sylvia Campbell. She is the daughter of Alvin Cowles Born 1807 in Vermont John Alvin Cowles was born 1814 in New York her mother Sylvia was born 1808 in Vermont Sylvia Campbell was born 1820 in Vermont these are two totally different families. 1860 census puts Laura in Massachusetts with Alvin, Sylvia and a brother named Edwin M. Cowles borned in 1836 Vermont. John Alvin And Alvin are two different people John Alvin was born in and died in New York.
Added by Norma on Nov 20, 2015 3:57 PM
Marie Post
RE: Lingner
Hi I will look but think the dates by calculator make Catherine(Kate)Archer Redfield Harley born April 3,1856 Thanks so much for you help Marie Post
Added by Marie Post on Nov 17, 2015 12:38 PM
Judith Smith Foster
RE: Susan
I'm not sure about Susan's maiden name. The marriage cert, Miami County, Ohio, 30 Aug 1857, has faded writing and I could have misinterpreted it as Downry instead of Downy. Where do you see the MI E? I could not find the reference to it. I don't know about Susan's family. Lewis B. Smith was my G-G-uncle, and I am having trouble finding his parents and other (presumed) siblings. I am a direct descendant of his bro Martin Garrison Smith. Thanks for your help.
Added by Judith Smith Foster on Nov 16, 2015 11:02 AM
Judith Smith Foster
RE: Susan Smith
Thank you so much for your replies. I think that I can help you with the puzzle of Susan Smith's burial: Her husband Lewis B Smith was a resident at the Burkett Soldiers & Sailors Home in Grand Island, NE at the time of his death Feb 1910. According to his death cert and a gravestone (see, he is buried in the Burkett Cemetery. I don't know why Susan's obit says that she is buried with him in Blair.
Added by Judith Smith Foster on Nov 15, 2015 1:40 PM
RE: Elsa Clara Schwanke Rosenberry
Sheila, thanks for the special note you sent, mother did love her animals, probably the most heartbreaking day for her was when she was no longer able to take care of her cows and they had to go to market before their time. She also love to be outdoors, gardening, helping us guys with the farm work. Anyway, if I come to that point in live, I could transfer mom memorial to my brother, but also have another good choice, you! Thanks Loren.
Added by Loren on Nov 14, 2015 5:28 AM
Bill W
RE: Marilyn King
Hi Sheila,

You are very welcome. I don't know where Robert King is. He lived in Waterloo a while so he may be in the Waterloo Cemetery or Prospect Hill in Elkhorn. I'll add his name to my list and check the microfilm at the library if I have time. Best of luck with your travels - Bill
Added by Bill W on Nov 13, 2015 10:51 PM
Judith Smith Foster
Susan Smith #117308040
Buried Block 58, Lot 2, Grave 3, Blair Nebraska Cemetery. Do you have any way of telling who is buried in the same block and lot with her? I am searching for other family members. Thank you, Judy Smith Foster
Added by Judith Smith Foster on Nov 13, 2015 7:34 PM
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