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GraveRobber (#47357039)
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Bio Photo First of all, an explanation of my user name in FindaGrave. I have documented nearly every grave in my county and one day a police officer asked me why he keeps seeing me among the graves in our biggest graveyard. I explained to him what I was doing and he joked that he thought I was a "graverobber". That is how I got my user name.

I've been doing genealogy work for my Harrison, Stubblefield, Ford, Ames, Hill and Record lines (my grandparents) for over 30 years. I discovered Find a Grave during the fall of 2010 and it validated so much of my data, while also pointing out a number of errors if I used the dates on the tombstones.

I appreciate the fact that I'd only have access to this information if others contribute to Find A Grave. This led me to start photographing my local cemeteries and those in other cities (including many foreign cities) when I travel for my job.

Thank you to everyone for your contributions and I hope you find mine useful as well!
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Anonymous
Sgt. Lester F. Hughes
Lester Hughes (his mother was Ida Henry Hughes, whose family was one of the pioneer families of Davis, WV) was born and raised in WV, but was drafted into the military during World War I from PA. He was killed 10/31/1918 in France at the Battle of the Argonne Forest and buried there. Years later at the invitation of the U.S. Govt., his mother made the "Mothers' and Widows' Pilgrimage" to France at the expense of the government to visit the grave where her son was buried, and family records state that when she returned, she was more at peace than she had ever been before her journey. I saw that you have a virtual cemetery for World War I veterans, and thought you might want to add Lester Hughes to your virtual cemetery. His Memorial # is 55959973.
Thanks - Gail Henry.
Added by Anonymous on May 09, 2016 6:32 PM
Anonymous
Henry Family in WV and PA
Thank you for all the edit approvals on your memorial pages for the Henry Family, and your quick response. It represents a big investment of my time and effort in digging out the facts, and I may have some more edits in the future. Thank you for all your work in this part of the country.
Gail Henry
Added by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2016 5:59 PM
Susanna Parrish Allen
RE: Isabel Blaken
Anytime
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Apr 18, 2016 8:38 PM
Karen Wiedemann
Clara Owen #119166773
Could you please restore the El Reno Cemetery photo for Clara Owen?

Thanks, Karen
Added by Karen Wiedemann on Apr 12, 2016 8:30 PM
Lyn Smith
John W Biser # 73023936
Memorial # 73023936
I've been away from my research for several months. Biser is my husband's family and while sorting through some old papers, I discovered the death certificate of John William Biser. This document I had printed from the West Virginia Vital Records site a few years ago. The Certificate # 7894, states his parents to be Ella Weber #68377608 and Peter Biser #68377535, both of Morgan County, West Virginia. The informant was Mrs. Abasha Sheppard, who happens to be my husband's great-grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Biser #61090855, daughter of Ella Weber and Peter Biser, sister to John William Biser (this memorial).
I submitted a couple of edits to this memorial for John W Biser but thought I'd explain my sources for those edit submissions.
Thank you,
Lyn Smith
Added by Lyn Smith on Mar 01, 2016 11:49 AM
Sondra "Sandy" PITMAN Morrison
Martha Schenk
Thank you so much for the obit. I took care of that.
Sandy
Added by Sondra "Sandy" PITMAN Mor... on Feb 28, 2016 4:02 PM
Gathering Roots
Anna Belle Ours Kimble - Duplicates
Dear Concerned Find-A-Gave Contributors and visitors,

Regarding: DUPLICATE MEMORIALS in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,Rockingham Va,Hardy WV and surrounding area.

A former large volume F-A-G Contributor had a dispute with Find-A-Grave staff and Deleted some 80% or more, of their contributed memorials, estimated to be about 40,000 or so. Thus causing the rest of us local Contributors, over the last year or more, to re-enter those family, friends and distant relatives we noted were missing.

Once F-A-G had decided to take positive action, they reloaded all the Deleted memorials from that former F-A-G Contributor, on Wednesday, 25feb2015. F-A-G staff, undoubtedly knew they would cause tens of thousands of Duplicates, and assigned their staffer, known as 'ProjectMgr' to work through their Merge process.

Please be patient and allow F-A-G to work through the entire group of Duplicate memorials.

Thank you.
E49 Created above Statement

PS
If anyone gets Find A Grave to transfer memorials cared for by ProjectMgr Just a heads up I dont delete any connected to ProjectMgr.I worked hard to replace all the memorials that had been deleted.Find A Grave choice to re-upload the Old Deleted memorials And we work free on this site.So if anyone wants our memorials Have Find A Grave Merge them or if you dont have a problem merging then more power to you.

I do want to thank anyone that has helped with my duplicants created after the major upload of old memorials formerly deleted.I really appreciate the help
Added by Gathering Roots on Feb 26, 2016 11:20 AM
Scott and Renee
RE: Lowell Thomas Harmison
Not sure as mine doesn't seem to be a duplicate. Do you have the Find A Grave# of the other memorial for him?
Added by Scott and Renee on Feb 23, 2016 5:10 PM
Gathering Roots
Walter Luzier Kimble - Duplicates
Dear Concerned Find-A-Gave Contributors and visitors,

Regarding: DUPLICATE MEMORIALS in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,Rockingham Va,Hardy WV and surrounding area.

A former large volume F-A-G Contributor had a dispute with Find-A-Grave staff and Deleted some 80% or more, of their contributed memorials, estimated to be about 40,000 or so. Thus causing the rest of us local Contributors, over the last year or more, to re-enter those family, friends and distant relatives we noted were missing.

Once F-A-G had decided to take positive action, they reloaded all the Deleted memorials from that former F-A-G Contributor, on Wednesday, 25feb2015. F-A-G staff, undoubtedly knew they would cause tens of thousands of Duplicates, and assigned their staffer, known as 'ProjectMgr' to work through their Merge process.

Please be patient and allow F-A-G to work through the entire group of Duplicate memorials.

Thank you.
E49 Created above Statement

PS
If anyone gets Find A Grave to transfer memorials cared for by ProjectMgr Just a heads up I dont delete any connected to ProjectMgr.I worked hard to replace all the memorials that had been deleted.Find A Grave choice to re-upload the Old Deleted memorials And we work free on this site.So if anyone wants our memorials Have Find A Grave Merge them or if you dont have a problem merging then more power to you.

I do want to thank anyone that has helped with my duplicants created after the major upload of old memorials formerly deleted.I really appreciate the help.
Added by Gathering Roots on Feb 22, 2016 1:31 PM
B.J. Waters
Your Name!
I have to admit I clicked on your name to see who was calling himself a Grave Robber and I got a laugh out of your explanation. I've never been asked by police what I'm doing, but I've been asked by other cemetery visitors and by cemetery employees.

Best regards,

B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Feb 22, 2016 1:20 PM
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