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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, McAlister, McGehee, Perryman, Ridgeway, Smith, Stewart, Tade 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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Wendy L Fielding
Craig Cameron
Do you know this person Find A Grave Memorial# 57115669? Trying to find his brother Scott (David Scott Cameron). Would like to know if you have any information on this Cameron Family. Thanks for your help
Added by Wendy L Fielding on Apr 19, 2015 5:31 PM
Mark Grafe
Wm. Buell = Eliz. Collier
Jon, Thanks for citing your sources for changing Collins to Collier. I appreciate the good example.
Added by Mark Grafe on Apr 06, 2015 2:11 PM
Thank you very much for the transfers. I look forward to adding information to them. Your efforts in documenting the burials are greatly appreciated. Thank you again!
Added by Marion on Mar 20, 2015 4:18 PM
cari heesacker
blair cemetery
Please put that stop at last house on right hand side before you can go to the cemetery so owners of land know that is where they are going or visiting. We went there and got in trouble by owners. Thank you. Cari
Added by cari heesacker on Mar 07, 2015 8:24 PM
Grace Davison
I very much appreciate the transfer of this memorial to me and for the many contributions you have made to
Added by Marietta on Feb 23, 2015 10:49 AM
Linking Nina (Moritz) Ridgeway #8994897
Greetings Jon,

I put in a request to link Nina to her parents, Frederick and Elizabeth (Nye) Moritz (12931361 & 129315210). Frederick and Elisabeth are my great-great grandparents. Nina is my great aunt. Nina's sister Ida, is my great grandmother.

I have added a wedding picture of Lloyd and Nina to Lloyd Ridgeway's record.

For evidence, I have a copy of Orpha R (Moritz) Kettler's obituary (Nina's sister). It mentions Nina as one of her surviving sisters and Nina living in Sheridan, OR at the time of Orpha's death. It also mentions the other surviving siblings, Bertha, Alice, Pearl, and Charles. I also have a short obituary for Frederick that explains he moved back to Nebraska from Oregon 6 months before his death.

If you would like copies of the obituaries, let me know and I will email them to you, once I have scanned them.
Added by Kathleen on Feb 06, 2015 9:14 AM
Rich King
Harry William Crosby Find A Grave Memorial# 116725394
Hi Jon,

Harry is my 1st cousin 4x.

I posted a 1921 U.S. Passport photo for Harry to the memorial.

I have a pending edit for POB. Harry was born Brockway Township, Stearns County, Minnesota - source - Stearns County, MN birth records. I can append a copy as a photo if you wish.

Record has his DOB as 24 May 1878 & Washington State Archives has his DOB as 25 May 1878.

He was quite an interesting person. He was a master mariner, tug boat captain, president of Crosby Direct Ferry Lines & Crosby Marine, & partner in an Alaska cannery.

Rich King (#48494887)
Added by Rich King on Jan 30, 2015 10:41 PM
David Powers Sanderson #128255964
Thank you for the transfer of my relative David Sanderson. And thanks for all the awesome memorials you have created.
Added by Charleene on Jan 04, 2015 2:55 PM
RE: William Morrison
Thank you very much. I appreciate your caring about getting the right person. Morrison is a very common name!
Added by Jordan on Nov 24, 2014 11:57 AM
RE: William Morrison
William was born 1 January 1839, in Craig, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland. He married Margaret Gregg on 12 June 1862, in South Leith, Scotland. They had six children. The eldest was William who lived to be 49 years old and immigrated to NSW, Australia. The other children were Robert (died at 1 mo. 13 days), Ivie (died at 21 years, 2 days), Robert (died at 5 mos 6 days), James (also died at 5 mos. 6 days), and Margaret (died at 16 days). William lived in Hawick, Scotland where he was Superintendent of Police, and Procurator-Fiscal for the burgh (1868-1878), Magistrate (1884-1891), and proprietor of "Hawick Advertiser" (1876-1890). For many years he was a member of Hawick Parochial Board, Hawick School Board, St. James' Lodge of Freemasons, and an ardent supporter of the Common-Riding. In 1892, he was in Chico, Kipsap County, Washington, USA (just outside Seattle). The report said that Mr. Morrison fell off a log, injuring himself so severely that he was unable to reach the house. One of his neighbors heard his calling for help, and found him lying at the side of the log. They carried him to the house and he died at nine o'clock in the evening on 3 August 1892. He was interred by the Freemasons of Seattle on the 5th. His wife was still in Hawick, Scotland.
I have copies of the original newspaper clipping from Seattle and from Scotland but I can't put my finger on them right this minute. He had a brother, John Morrison who died in 1925 in Seattle at the Kenney Presbyterian Home. He had a sister, Helen Morrison, who died in Seattle in 1931 at the Kenney Presbyterian Home. He had a brother, Andrew Morrison, who died in Seattle on 8 March 1821. Andrew is buried in the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. The last three never married. You wouldn't happen to know what the Kenney Presbyterian Home did with their dead do you?
Added by Jordan on Nov 24, 2014 8:28 AM
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