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Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo The virtual cemeteries on my list that start with an asterick are one memorial in each of the international cemeteries I have worked on. I use this to easily find each cemetery.

Interesting projects I have been working on. (Newest work at top of list):

The Sinking of the USS Conestoga A US Naval tugboat that disappeared from outside the San Francisco Bay in 1921, and was never heard from again. It was believed that the ship sank 2,000 miles away from where it was discovered in the Greater Farallones Islands in Oct. 2015.

Murulla Railway Disaster A midnight train collision in the Upper Hunter Valley on Sept. 13, 1926 near Murrurundi, New South Wales. The different cemeteries are interlinked.

Victims of the Sunshine Station Railway Disaster Forty-four people died when one train ran into another in a crowded train station in suburban Melbourne in 1908. Newspaper articles and photos of those killed. Hyperlinks at the bottom of each page will carry you to the different cemeteries involved.

Coranderrk Aboriginal Cemetery, Healesville, Victoria, Australia. Amazing 150 year old photos of the residents of this Aboriginal Station, who believed that Queen Victoria had given the reserve to them in perpetuity.

Dom St. Petri, Bremen, Germany with photos from Sept. 2014.

Goodwood Motor Circuit Cemetery, Chichester, England with photos.

Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex, England with photos.

National Cathedral of Denmark, Copenhagen. With translations.

Sankt Petri Kirke, Copenhagen.

Oude Kerk, Amsterdam is a 14th century church that became an indoor cemetery. Each stone in the floor covers between 2 and 7 graves. I have found a lot of genealogical information and I have photographed both the stone and the area of the church the stone is in; you get a sense of the size of this place. BACK OFF, girls! The silver fox in a number of the pictures is MINE!

China Ashes is my list of people who died in China and the disposition of their ashes was lost. It is especially interesting considering how many of these individuals I could find photos for.

Royal Naval Cemetery - Liu-kung-tao

Holy Trinity Cathedral and the story of the ashes there (or are they?)

Taiyuan Massacre Graves

The Rebellion Cemetery of 1900

Yangpu Public Park

Heping Park

Weihsien Civilian Assembly Center

-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!


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Beckie Saar Leone
RE: Lillie Ann Adams Martin #60314497
Hi Rebecca, I immediately made the transfer. I see you are very active on Find A Grave and I'm sure you agree, family should be with family when there is someone available.

I was so interested in your projects. You are an amazing contributor here on Find A Grave. Talk about lucky to have you! I'm just not sure how you've had the time to do all you've done. Great job.

Mostly, I wanted to comment about having the treasures from your Grandmother and Great Grandmother's homes. My sister and I have all the family treasures. We do have 2 adults in the next generation, but they will not be able or willing to accept all we have. It breaks our hearts but that is life I guess. Anyway, what my sister and I do is use everything to the fullest. We know where these things came from and what they mean - at least to us! It delights me to see you also treasure your family's past by using their things. Sometimes I go through my home and name all the antiques and who they came from. I love the fact I have, at least, a little something from most of my Great Aunts & Uncles as well. I love my home and what it means. Maybe that is why I'm so comfortable on Find A Grave. It is a way of remembering all the people who came before us.

Thank you for asking for your Great Grandmothers memorial. I just can't help but wonder, what took you so long? (Just kidding! Since you can see humor in print, I want to say, that was a small joke!)

Added by Beckie Saar Leone on Jul 14, 2016 2:21 PM
linda bly
Memorial Charles Henry White, #97739349
Rebecca--is it possible to add stepchildren to a memorial? If so, would you add my Dad, Daniel B. Bly, #7873902 to my Grandfather's? If not, no problem, and thanks for the assistance.
Added by linda bly on Jul 05, 2016 3:52 PM
Carol M
Alice Mary Ann (nee Chandler) Duddy
Hi Rebecca, Alice's first Husband was William Nolan, born abt 1859, Kilkenny, Ireland. Died 28th April 1935, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. He arrival in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 9th January 1880 age 21 aboard the Northampton.
Added by Carol M on Jun 13, 2016 6:15 AM
Lisa B
Henry Haigh
Hi Rebecca. I posted photos of Henry's grave. I did check into it and the records indicate that this Henry was born in Canada. Hope that helps!
Added by Lisa B on Jun 12, 2016 7:12 AM
Bill Day
Sarah Jane Long Correll duplicate
Hi Rebecca,
If you go to Irvin H. Correll's Find A Grave page, you will see that there are now 2 Sarah Jane Long Corrells there. Apparently, we are working at cross-purposes. Can you please respond if you would like to keep your earlier record for her intact. If so, then I will make the edits I can, and send a request for you to make the rest.
Bill Day
Added by Bill Day on Jun 04, 2016 11:46 AM
William Peel
Bailey Markers......
Hello Rebecca,
I don't find a photograph of it. It must have been unreadable and I didn't photograph it. However I'm going to go back to take more photographs next week and I will take a photograph of it. I have a few others I'm going to retake. I'll keep you posted. I would assume it must be a "Bailey".
Have a nice day.
Added by William Peel on Jun 02, 2016 5:06 PM
William Wimmera - London Road
Hello Rebecca

I have been to the archive centre in Coventry to get a map so I could locate this grave but there is no record of him in the database. I have also emailed the Council bereavement services and they are also drawing a blank and have no record of him either. It's very strange as I looked on the reference that you quoted for the Berks FHS and they seem to be sure he was buried there but there appears to be no record anywhere on file for him.

Added by Jacqui on Jun 02, 2016 5:20 AM
Bill Day
Corrells and Cenotaphs and Duplicates
Hi Rebecca, I have just been notified of a duplicate memorial, and need your help in figuring out how to handle it. 1. You created Irvin Henry Correll (79219242), and his wife as Mrs. Irvin Henry Correll (79219271), from their markers in Yokohama. The links section of Find A Grave dropped the Mrs., and I got confused when looking for his wife, and created Sarah Jane Long Correll (159451493), the duplicate wife of Irvin Henry. In the interim, the person who notified me of the duplicate took photos of the gravesite in Yokohama and attached them to 159451493. 2. I would like to request transfer of 79219242, as Irvin is one of my wife's great-grandfathers. 3. I would also like to have management of his wife (one of my wife's great-grandmothers). Only because more complete information is already recorded on 159451493, I would like it to be the spouse to 79219242 instead of 79219271. I am not trying to cut out your creation credit for Sarah Jane Long, just trying to simplify us moving forward; if you want to retain credit for 79219271, I will request transfer of her to me, and whether you grant that or not, correct all information there to what we know about Sarah Jane Long Correll, and delete 159451493. Your choice on how we handle this step. 4. Both of the markers in Yokohama you created are cenotaphs. I am having a bit of trouble understanding Find A Grave guidance on how to handle cenotaphs, so hopefully you know how to treat them. As you already know, 79219242 died and was buried at sea, but I don't think what has been done for him is completely in accord with Find A Grave guidance on cenotaphs. As for 79219271 / 159451493, her marker in Yokohama is also a cenotaph, as she returned to the USA after the death of Irvin, and later died at the home of her daughter in NJ. I have so far been unable to locate a specific record of her death or burial. Nevertheless, the marker in Yokohama needs to be marked as a cenotaph. OK, I think that's it. Sorry if I have confused you. Should we take this one step at a time? What do you recommend? Thanks! Bill Day
Added by Bill Day on May 22, 2016 3:09 AM
Eva Spengler McGuire-Cox Corrections
This is to correct the INCORRECT INFORMATION provided by the Find A Grave Report Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103155665; Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX

1. Eva was born Eva Spengler, not Eva Spongler to Adolph and Justina, not Annie, Spengler. Justina's maiden name is unknown.

2. Eva was born in 1842, not 1845. She was born in Germany not in Detroit, MI.
On one census Detroit was reported as her place of birth; however, most likely this was done as her attempt to identify with non-German society. Proof of her birth is the New Orleans immigration ship manifest record as would have been reported to the ship capitan by her father and on their German emigation documentation:
Name: E Spengler
Age: 6
Est. Birth Year: abt 1842
Gender: Female
Ship Name: Seth Sprague
Arrival Date: 23 Nov 1848
Origin: Germany
Port of Departure: Antwerp

Corrections submittedby GYM, her gg-grandniece
Added by gym on May 02, 2016 8:50 AM
Bill Day
Pending Edits for Irvin Correll
Hi Rebecca,
I have some pending edits with you. Is there anything I can do to help you decide how to handle them?
Bill Day
Added by Bill Day on Apr 01, 2016 4:04 PM
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