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Kellie Walton (#47055882)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo It is not my desire to keep any memorial from a family member that wants to manage it. Most often I'm quite happy to transfer to relatives. Please be aware though that I don't do "mass transfers" - please submit your request for each memorial on the "Edit" tab of the memorial. Do not send them via my posted email address. I also do not transfer my direct relatives - SORRY.

The "Suggest a Correction" feature should be used to submit all corrections, an ORIGINAL biography, and family links to memorials that do not fall under other guidelines.

Please understand, I maintain thousands of memorials, and I happy to do so, however I can't keep up with individual email requests. I make every attempt to process requests made through the FAG EDIT feature in a timely manner - most of the time daily. If you've sent me corrections or transfer requests via email and I haven't responded - I would highly suggest that you resubmit them correctly through the EDIT tab. Please and thank you go a LONG way with me - rudeness and being demanding do not.

I am researching several lines:

McGill, Van Valin, Ide, Wallack, Iverson, Phillips, Armstrong, Betcher, Norris,
Miller, Lake (Leja), Huiras, Schumacher,
Kohler, Moses, Hemmelgarn, Heckendorf, Regabski, and Burbidge.

The majority of the memorials that I maintain for those related to me (blood or marriage) list my familiar relationship in the comments. (Not all, but most.) I do this for several reasons - mainly as a way to pay my respect but also as "cousin bait" ... I would LOVE to share trees and photos with anyone having a connection. Feel free to contact me at

Please feel free to use my images for your genealogy project - both online and off. Credit is expected and greatly appreciated.

If we are related, please say hi!

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago -
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
~Author Unknown

A few additional things about memorials I create and/or maintain:

* If I am in a cemetery photographing my family grave markers - as time allows, I often photograph other stones in the cemetery. This doesn't mean I have any further information on the person other than what is posted - but often I will look up that person on ancestry or footnote to verify a dob, dod or familiar connection. All the information I obtain will be posted - that is all I have, but hopefully it is useful to you. Again, I post everything I have at the time the memorial is entered. If I do not post a photo of a grave marker - it's simply because I don't have one.

* Sometimes I will post a photo of a grave that already has a photo posted - this isn't an error. It's usually because my photograph is clearer, has additional information or is what *I* deem more genealogically (is that even a word?) "worthy". Basically, it's just the photo I prefer. It's not done to offend the person who took the first photo - I assure you. Another reason I may add an additional photo in a memorial is because when a memorial starts to deteriorate - the entire look of the memorial can change very quickly - I think it's important to see an accurate representation of what a stone looks like "today" ... or as close to today as possible. I try very hard to get a good clean shots of a stone - sometimes this can be quite difficult, but I try. If I post photos from different angles - it's because sometimes multiple shots are needed to view all the engraving on the stone.

*When I photograph a cemetery - I will always do my best to find a transcribed roster or listing which I will post. This CAN and DOES lead to duplicates ... it happens, no one is perfect. If I've made a mistake, duplicate or omission - I can promise I didn't do so intentionally. Please let me know. Also, before you request that I delete a duplicate memorial - make sure MY memorial wasn't created first. I will not delete a duplicate memorial if mine was created first - regardless of the fact that the new memorial may have additional information or pictures. I would suggest submitting that additional information to the FIRST memorial through the "Edit" tab.

*If I post a name with no additional information or image, it's because I have no additional information or image. If I run across a cemetery listing or roster, I will post that information. *Some info* is better than "no info" ... a name is better than no name. Rest assured, I am not holding additional information hostage (yes, I was *actually* accused of that once! lol) - I post the information I have. Please don't email asking for additional information - if I had it, it would be posted. If a cemetery is local to me, I do try to get back there and photograph the names I've previously posted, but this is not always possible. If there isn't a photo posted on a memorial I created or maintain - you can request one by clicking on the "Request A Photo" link on the memorial.

"The history of the family is as important as the history of the world." Adalbert Stifter, 1862.

PS. If you leave me a message or send me an email, please don't be demanding and crabby. Actually, please don't be demanding OR crabby. I swiftly delete requests that are demanding, crabby and/or weird. I get a lot of them - they all get deleted, (except the weird ones ... those I post on facebook before I delete). I will *always* respond if you're nice, I promise. And I will try to do so on a timely basis. Please play nice and don't run with scissors.
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Barbara Burgess
Thank You
For allowing me to take the photo of my cousin Morris Utiger's headstone. Barbara
Added by Barbara Burgess on Mar 10, 2015 7:30 PM
Barbara Burgess
Memorial# 54121272. Siri Utiger
I just want to say thank you for all that you do for us who are reseacing our family history. Please if I may copy the Utiger head stone that you have so kindly posted, I would be grateful. This is my Mother's family. Barbara(grannybabs)
Added by Barbara Burgess on Feb 25, 2015 10:07 PM
Ameal O Pasch
Ameal is my maternal grandfather, and I would like to take over the management of his site. I have more information on him that I could put on find a grave. My name is Barbara McNaughton and my # is 48645198 on find a grave. thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give.
Added by Barb on Feb 03, 2015 10:17 AM
Pat Shaw
George Riker
Kellie you might want to add this information on his memorial the photographer went to a lot of work and posted this info on the back of the photo..I had done a photo request and this is his statement.

Green-Wood Cemetery
Section 206, Public Lot 21347, Grave #467.
Public lot graves, measuring about 4 by 8 feet in area, have room for only one stone apiece, limiting the space for inscribed text. A typical public lot grave can accommodate about 5 adults—more if those interred are infants or have been cremated. Many public lot graves are unmarked. The RIKER grave is among them. It is at the center of the photo, immediately to the left of the DENZLER grave (small dark stone).
[NOTE: Grave burial list from online cemetery records, with burial dates, which may represent reburials after removal from previous graves. This list may be incomplete. Contact the cemetery for more complete information about this grave and its occupants at
RIKER: Anna E, 3/17/1923; Bella G, 9/30/1894; George, 3/16/1892; and Leonard F, 4/19/1908.]
Added by: Bob Collins

Great News!

Find A Grave contributor, Bob Collins has fulfilled your photo request for George Riker. To see the new photo(s), visit George Riker's online memorial by clicking on the link below:
Added by Pat Shaw on Jan 04, 2015 4:49 PM
Rick Smith
Thank you
I am Rick Smith, the grandson of Clarence and Mabel Sciance. I live in Atlanta, and I'm mentioned in her obituary. I stumbled onto this site by accident following a Google search, and saw the pictures you uploaded of my grandparents' grave.

I see that you've posted many other pictures and obits, and you probably have people thanking you for them often. I would like to add my own thanks, since this is the only online photos I've seen connected to my grandparents.

I loved my grandpa, and I was very close to my grandmother all my life. You honor them by posting the information on this site, and I appreciate it so much.
Added by Rick Smith on Aug 02, 2014 3:05 PM
Storres Myers
RE: Thank you!

You are welcome and thank you for acknowledging the photo. The monument appears to defy the laws of gravity.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Jul 13, 2014 6:55 PM
RE: Re: Schumacher
You mean a photo instead of a phone? lol As long as I've been a member, that hasn't been the case. I will delete it. :-)
Added by Diana on Jun 27, 2014 6:02 PM
William Kazupski
RE: Edward Cooper Betcher #129674660
Wow, what a coincidence is right. So sad so many died back then from what is considered a minor ailment today.
Added by William Kazupski on May 27, 2014 10:41 PM
William Kazupski
Edward Cooper Betcher - Chicago's Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Edward Cooper Betcher died at 16 from nephritis secondary to otitis media (bad ear infection that infected his kidneys and shut his kidneys down) at Chicago's Augusta Hospital (No longer in existence)

I posted a list of burials on his memorial page. I checked and there is no markers on this lot for any of the persons on the list.

Bill Kazupski
Added by William Kazupski on May 13, 2014 10:26 PM
Robert Kuhmann
Hi Cousin (of my son)...
Thanks for executing the: updates and additions to the various HOLLISTER family memorials - notably, in the East Delavan Cemetery - Walworth Co., WI. As it turns-out - my son, his, mom, and grandma are collaterally related to ALL of the Hollister lineage, and thus also, to the Latimer (banker) and Holland (circus) families of Delavan (as are YOU!) via "our/your" shared ties to the: RESSEGUIE-Van_VALIN families (buried at Caldwell Prairie, Racine Co., WI).

Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 11 years, 2 months, 11 days.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Apr 29, 2014 9:15 AM
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