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Shannon D. (#47869121)
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Bio Photo Growing up, my grandparents lived next to a cemetery and I took many walks and bike rides through that cemetery. I find the cemetery a peaceful place to gather my thoughts and to wonder about the lives of those I pass.

Over the past several years, I have been researching my family genealogy, and without the unlikely coincidences and kindness of strangers, I may not have been able to achieve what I have been able to. This is where F.A.G. comes in. I feel that I can possibly help others in their search, just as I have been so generously helped.

If you have any updates that you would like me to add to any of the memorials, just send me a suggestion via the edit tab and I would be happy to update it.

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If you want me to transfer a record, just let me know. I will be happy to transfer any record to you, with the exception of those that are in my family line.

If I have posted a memorial for one of your relatives, and you wish for me to take it down, please just let me know. I don't like taking memorials down because it may hinder the search of someone researching their family lines, but I certainly will respect your wishes.

I do transcribe cemetery directories, therefore, you will see many of my listings only have a date of death. This is all that is listed in the directory I am transcribing. If you have additional information for any entry, your help is always welcomed.

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Řyvind Egeskog
RE: Name misspelled?
Amazing! Thanks to you and your friend for help. I see now that the name is written right and I will now add on more information. Herman was born in Stavanger, Norway, with the name Herman Eriksen Egeskog. When he came to the United States, he changed last name to Oakwood.
Added by Řyvind Egeskog on Dec 09, 2016 1:20 AM
George Liddel/Liddell/Liddle Calder

Good Afternoon Shannon,
Thank you. I was the person who posted the photo and I found the place to delete the photo so I did delete the photo just now. I posted the wrong photo. Thank you for your quick response. I appreciate your help. FYI when you see either bfjkprairiesd (or)
dunsfortune, that is me entering the photos and editing the data.
The Ontario birth records for Jean Fortune Calder Campbell and her sister Elizabeth (Lizzie) Calder have been the most confusing. My Grandmother (Jean Fortune Calder Campbell's) obituary lists birth year different from the Ontario birth record. When I finish verifying information with Scotland records. I may need to edit her Birth Record. I am sharing this now so if you begin to see edits to any FORTUNE/CALDER/CAMPBELL Find a Grave you will know it is me and I have verified the records with Census Data, Border History Data, family correspondence, or onsite visits.

There are CALDER "Find a Grave" entries in Scotland. The cemetery site is POLWARTH PARISH CHURCH, Berwickshire, Scotland. I received communications from creator "Memorium" of the Polwarth Parish Church entries. She is not able to manage this site and I may add entries for this site. I visited this cemetery in 1996 and 2006 and most recently in 2016.

Jean's brother Robert Calder (the sailor) and her sister Alice Grace Hainer "Find a Grave" entries are in Florida/Escambia/St John's Cemetery. J.P. Hainer (spouse of Grace) Find a Grave entry is in Sioux Falls, Iowa, Floyd Cemetery.

You are welcome to contact me at any time.

Kind regards,
Added by bfjkprairiesd on Dec 03, 2016 12:30 PM
Řyvind Egeskog
RE: Name misspelled?
Thanks for the reply and that you forwarded my request.
Added by Řyvind Egeskog on Dec 02, 2016 1:47 AM
Birth year for Lizzie Calder
Dear Shannon,

The Birth Year for Lizzie Calder is 1881.
Ontario Births 1869-1911
Record # 013051
Birth is 24 June 1881
George S. Calder should be George L. Calder
He was the Baker
His wife is Mary Fortune
Date Registered: July 16, 1881
Birth Record Attested by RMCalder (who is George Calder's brother)
She was always "Lizzie" Calder to our family.

Thank you,
November 27, 2016
Added by dunsfortune on Nov 27, 2016 4:30 PM
Edits for George Liddle Calder
Dear Shannon,

Photo Edit: Will you please delete the photo I posted for George Liddle Calder. I can't delete the photo. This photo is the incorrect photo. Would you like me to send the correct photo to you for you to add?

Surname Edit Spelling: Microfilm of birth record states the following:
"George Liddel Calder, lawful son of George Calder Baker, Dunse (Berwickshire Scotland) and Elisabeth McLean was born 21st of September 1845 and baptized the 12th October 1845. Father (George Calder) born at Abbey St. Bathans Berwickshire Scotland)

Thank you
November 27, 2016
Added by dunsfortune on Nov 27, 2016 3:58 PM
Řyvind Egeskog
Name misspelled?
I'm searching for Hazel and Herman Oakwood, Sioux City, Iowa, United States.
I find the burial place of Hazel in Floyd Cemetery, but not Herman.
But in the same section: 534, lot 2 I find one with the name Henry Oakwood, died the same month and year as as Herman. Could it be that his name is misspelled?
With best regards, Řyvind Egeskog
Added by Řyvind Egeskog on Nov 16, 2016 1:06 PM
William Spies
You are correct. Anna is his first wife's mother. Sorry for the confusion. I deleted the edit. Too many irons in the fire at the same time.

Are you connected to Spies? I am by marriage. I have his first wifes memorial, but not attached to a cemetery. It should be in Iowa.

Added by Jett on Nov 07, 2016 9:03 AM
RE: Frank Rauch - Sloan
Please do not transfer to me. I have so many already!
Added by Lois on Oct 01, 2016 8:48 AM
Gia Lugo
James Holmes, died 1893 Sioux City, IA
Hi Shannon,

James Holmes is my great great grandfather on my mom's side. Here is a link to his birth record:
It is record number 38: Jens Svendsen (that's his birth name, it got changed to James Holmes when he came to America).

Thank you,
:) Gia
Added by Gia Lugo on Sep 21, 2016 12:47 PM
Have A Heart
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Thank-you for your time and the photo.
I've been travel all summer and am now catching up on my e-mails.
Added by Have A Heart on Sep 09, 2016 9:27 PM
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