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Jon Ridgeway (#47287704)
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Bio Photo Researching these families and many more:
Blair, Bollinger, Boydston, Buell, Carlock, Cason, Caton,Costen, Dudley, Duvall, Eames,Farley, Fenton, Grant, Griffiths, Griswold, Hackleman, Hardeman, Kibbey, Kinney, McGehee, Perryman, Ridgeway, Smith, Stewart, and people on the 1847 Buell wagon train to Oregon, including Bateman, Carey, Conner,Franklin & Putman.

I am interested in locating stories, biographical information, photos and family links for all family memorials. Especially with people with common names, if you wish me to link to relatives, please provide what evidence you have; a false link may prevent connection with true relatives.

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Heidi Forrester
Greenus family
I do research on local Seattle area families. I have recently acquired a photo of 3 Greenus sisters, Carmen Grace and Helen. Interested family members may contact me at:
Added by Heidi Forrester on Mar 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Carlotta Draper
RE: Charles M Clay

Thank you very much for your work on this. I would be so happy to have the memorial transferred to me.

Thank you SO much!
Added by Carlotta Draper on Mar 11, 2014 2:23 PM
Carlotta Draper
RE: Charles M Clay
Thank you for your time in working on this Jon. I appreciate how you are ensuring we are working on the correct person's memorial.

Charles Munson Clay married Myrtle Pearl Summers as you have found. She went by Pearl. They moved to Seattle in around 1897. My grandmother told me herself that she moved at a young age from Chicago to Seattle. There are phone records that helped me to piece together some of these details. Pearl died very young and Charles remarried Kathlyn Pfeil on 10/22/1904. (Grandmother spoke of her stepmother rarely and not very happily) The ages for Charles vary in different records, but I found he was born in Harlem (near Freeport, Illinois)in 1870 (1870 US census in Illinois). One of the censuses (1880) had an incorrect middle initial (C.) which through me off, but as I've found, census workers aren't always the most accurate with what they hear or write. Charles worked as a supervisor of a salmon cannery and took Lulu up to Alaska where his company would fish for salmon, so the Cordova, AK boarding house record makes sense. Lulu went to the Annie Wright Seminary (still exists) after her mother died and was listed in 2 census records in 1910 showing at home and at the boarding school.

I hope this helps.

Thank you again,
Carlotta Draper

Added by Carlotta Draper on Mar 10, 2014 1:45 PM
Julie Coryell
Coryells in Lakeview Cemetery
Jon, Thank you very kindly for the transfer of the several Coryells buried in our family plot in Lakeview Cemetery. I'm looking forward to working on their memorials. Julie
Added by Julie Coryell on Feb 19, 2014 6:25 PM
Tiffany Proctor Knighton
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Tiffany Proctor Knighton on Feb 03, 2014 7:14 PM
Sue Straight
Mayme Hatfield Mckenzie
Hi Jon I would like to take over Mayme McKenzie 74193944 she is only cousin by marriage but i do have the rest of her family..on the page also her parents names are different than what was put on the page father is Hernando Hatfield her mother is Anna Connell Massie her Stepfather was Elbert Stewart Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Straight on Dec 17, 2013 9:05 PM
Devri Richmond
Bertha Moore
I think that Bertha Moore was born in 1880, as her sister Ethel Moore Jones (who I am related to) was born in 1878. I am going to add her here soon, though I have not been able to find where she was buried. I am adding pictures of these people as well.
Added by Devri Richmond on Dec 11, 2013 12:49 PM
Diane Payne
Edith Laura Morris
First I want to apologize to you. You sent me some corrections in October, and I just now did them.

Not sure what happen, but the e-mail got buried with others in my to do list.

Sorry it took me so long.

Best regards,
Diane Payne
Added by Diane Payne on Nov 21, 2013 6:47 AM
82638105 Jones / Greene
Hello - I would like to use your photo for Roger Sherman Greene Jr gravemarker as I would like to link him to the rest of my family. He is my grand uncle. Thank-you for your consideration.
Added by UWHusky on Oct 14, 2013 9:07 PM
Ian Macaulay
hello Sir
I have two items.

1) You have entered and recently updated memorial
116115686 Mccauley. I would love to add it to add it to my family of memorials. As Far as I can tell so far there is no Relationship to my family but this person is in my area of study.

2) I noticed that you may be studying or reseaching wagon trains and or their occupants. I am very interested in the origins, employees of and management of the Smith Wagon works. I am lead to beleive that the famoos depictions of the 20 mule team, wagons were constructed at these works and that the founders were well associated with Macaulays, If you have any information to bolster or dispute these suggestions I would be very interested. My direct email is on Find A Grave if you have an interest.

Thank you
Ian Macaulay
Added by Ian Macaulay on Oct 05, 2013 9:28 AM
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