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Steven D. Fairweather (#47287859)
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Bio Photo I was born in Park Ridge, Illinois...grew up as a Missionary Kid in Zaire, Africa...went to college in Deerfield, Illinois (Math & French) and Siloam Springs, Arkansas (Building Construction-Engineering). San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy, Reserve Deputy Sheriff Level 1, currently a Tribal Officer at a Southern California Indian Casino. Recently, I took up the challenge of researching my Fairweather Family Tree, with major "Branches" with the names: Fairweather, Simmons, Hood, Johnston, Ogle, Freeman, McDaniel, Patterson, Gailfus, Kovarik, Hollingsworth, Beaty/Beatty, Banning, Thompson, Hoard, Gump, Everly and Stroud. I have nicknamed it our Family Forest!I have accomplished, not on my own, taking each branch back before 1800 and one branch, the Ogles back to the year "1034". Good luck in your search and best wishes!In Him!**************************************************
Copyright and the obit

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Judy G. Russell

Used by permission from Judy G. Russell

That oh-so-common, oh-so-murky question of whether newspaper obituaries are covered by copyright and when, where and how they can be used. Just about every question connected with obituaries and copyright law has to be answered with that most wonderful of The Legal Genealogist‘s answers. You know the one I mean. The one that has us all tearing our hair out.First, anything that was published in the United States before 1923 is now in the public domain. That means there is no copyright restriction on it of any kind and you are free to use it in any way you'd like.So as far as any obituary published before 1923, it's fair game and nobody has to be concerned about it at all.Second, if something was published between 1923 and 1963 with a copyright notice — and most newspapers did include some kind of copyright statement somewhere in their pages — that copyright ended 28 years after publication unless the newspaper renewed the copyright by filing a registration with the U.S. Copyright Office and paying an additional fee. It may not be the easiest thing in the world to check to see whether a newspaper renewed its copyright — the records exist in an enormous card catalog in the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress — but my bet is that the vast majority of American newspapers didn't bother renewing their copyrights on their archival editions.So assuming that the newspaper whose obituaries were transcribed by this local history group didn't bother renewing its copyrights day by day after their initial term, any obituary published between 1923 and 1963 became public domain — fair game — 28 years later. An obituary published in 1950, for example, went into the public domain in 1978; an obituary published in 1960 went into the public domain in 1988.Third, the fact that the obituary ran in the pages of a newspaper that was copyrighted doesn't mean the obituary itself was covered by copyright — or, at least, not by the newspaper copyright. Remember that facts by themselves can't be copyrighted. There has to be some spark of creativity for copyright protection.So a newspaper that used a fill-in-the-blanks form and printed nothing but facts might very well not be able to claim copyright in the obituary at all.Fourth, just because the newspaper published the obituary doesn't mean the newspaper owns the copyright. Here again remember that whoever actually contributed that creative spark, that original expression, is the author and it's the author who owns the copyright unless the author signs a written agreement giving the copyright to somebody else.************************************************To my fellow F.A.G. friends:If I should ask you to transfer a memorial, you can trust that I WILL NOT remove your "credits" for having created the original record!
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Cass Holmes
Sorry, could not find her at this cemetery. Is she related to Albert Sr and Jr. There is a lot of unmarked graves and graves tombstones were never put and the paper marker is gone or faded.
Added by Jodi on Dec 22, 2014 10:16 PM
Scott Hayes
Claude L Treat
No Idea what happened to her but I suspect she may have remarried. They were divorced in July of 1969 in Lake county California. He was 45 when the divorce happened so she would have been young enough to have an interest. Looks like her birth may have been 23 Feb 1924. And I think I have found her but it would take more time to verify...Find A Grave Memorial# 3854716 I was researching as I was typing this so it may sound a bit jumbled.

Added by Scott Hayes on Dec 07, 2014 11:20 PM
RE: Jenkins
No I am not related, I just happened upon their information. Wish I could help!
Added by PassingTime on Nov 11, 2014 10:13 AM
Michael Baker
John F Beatty San Diego CA
I am his grandson living in Canada.
I never knew my grandfather. He passed away in the mid 1950's. All I really know of him was that he was a police officer with the San Diego PD and was born in New Mexico. He was married to Margaret Elizabeth Beatty who was born in Nebraska. I'm not 100% sure but I think her maiden name was Holland.
They lived on Arizona St in San Diego
Added by Michael Baker on Oct 16, 2014 3:15 PM
Kelly Howell
Debra Cooper.
We have transfered Debra to you. We have not found any information on her other than what you provided. Please add what you can so others can connect to her. All we have is the death notice.
It is always better for family to manage the memorials even if they are distant.
Kelly Howell
Added by Kelly Howell on Oct 05, 2014 9:36 AM
Cynthia Henson Berry
RE: Woodrow McDaniel
Done....So sorry about that
Added by Cynthia Henson Berry on Aug 20, 2014 10:38 AM
Dennis McIndoo
William Lawrence Photo Removed
Sorry about the mistake. The photo has been removed.
Added by Dennis McIndoo on Aug 19, 2014 8:00 PM
RE: patterson
no i am not, i just photographed victor valley cemetery and sunset hills in appley valley.
Added by GOOFFSON on Jun 25, 2014 5:57 PM
transfer complete
i will stop by tomorrow and try to get a better picture of the headstone for the memorial,
Added by GOOFFSON on Jun 24, 2014 9:26 PM
Paula Carpenter
Dorothy Conklin-Sweeney-Enloe Memorial# 116397410

I'm doing research on the Conklin line and in my files ( I find Dorothy Married to a Benjamin Elmo Boulanger (1919-1999). I noticed that Dorothy's Find A Grave page doesn't mention him. I know that can make mistakes and I was wondering if you could clarify the information. If Mr. Boulanger wasn't married to Dorothy, I'll happily remove him from my records.

Thank you so much

Paula Cameron-Carpenter
Imperial Beach, CA
Added by Paula Carpenter on May 14, 2014 8:55 PM
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