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Cori Hoag (#46481123)
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Bio Photo A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

Biggest Joys about Findagrave:
--Traveling to cemeteries and photographing grave markers;
--Personal satisfaction when my entries are researched, entered correctly, and nicely presented;
--Discovering burial and genealogy info on my own extended family;
--Helping others in their research; and
--Connecting with other Findagravers.

Biggest Headaches
Lack of self checking of own work by many contributors including:
--duplicates of their own entries,
--duplicates of others' entries,
--last names for babies, unmarried girls, spinsters, & men erroneously entered in Maiden Name field,
--multiple marriage names listed in Last Name field instead of the legal name at time of death,
--common spelling errors in name field,
--mixed case or lower case used in name fields, and
--mid-data entry submissions with only partial data.

Findagrave's Biggest Area for Improvement
We need a "Dupe Checker" utility so we can fix our own errors. Once we get over a few thousand entries, it is very time consuming to page through our own entries looking for dupes. As the database is growing by a million every few weeks, this issue is becoming critical.

The Dupe Checker would have a utility on Contributor Tools so we can double-check our own entries for self-entered duplicates and check our entries against others in the Findagrave database.
--A popup alerting us we've created a dupe or warning us a prior entry already exists would be helpful.
--Each Cemetery Home Page should also have a Dupe Checker to identify duplicates so they can be addressed. (Spreadsheet entry process will now screen out dupes assuming names/dates are the same.)

A Findagrave Improvement Want-to-Have
--The Pulldown menu on the Find-a-County utility needs to list the dominant U.S. cities in every state at the top of the list (i.e. New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, etc.). Most of the population in each state lives in the major cities - hence most deaths occur there too so help us eliminate needless scrolling.

Thanks to all out there who:
--are helpful, enthusiastic, and courteous to other volunteers,
--send me corrections, obits, links, and other information to add to my entries,
--check their own work,
--keep up with edits, corrections, and suggestions from other contributors, and
--provide newspaper or website citations for obits so others can use this info.

PS...I typically respond within 24 hrs to edit requests and do put a lot of time into each one of my entries. If you request a transfer, please explain your relationship. I'll transfer to remote family members as long as I'm not a relative as well, but what are you planning on doing with the entry that I haven't already done?
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Matthew Alan Hunter

Thanks for the picture for Matthew's memorial and the inscription. Your work is very much appreciated.

Added by Sharla on Sep 16, 2014 9:32 AM
G. Abbott
Old Opequon Cemetery Burials
Hi Cori,

I have a lot of notes. Sent them long ago to Joe Chrisman, but I don't think he was interested. I am seeing much more than people tracking one line at a time.

I see you don't like duplicates...I have many ties to the Van Meters, and Hans Joist "Yost" Hite, who is, I believe, duplicated on memorials at Old Opequon Cemetery. Maybe, due to double dating, per calendar changes, or multiple sources. They seem to have added his children to both memorials that are the same people.

Anyway, I am not the authority on these people, and it is a work in progress, but...I have so many connections to these families, in so many ways. Through my husband's lines, and mine, and everyone I have talked to in lines from all over the country, for more than 25 years.

I can provide notes, and explanations to how they tie to my group in TX (where I was born and live.) husband's lines of IA.

I found much on family sites, and historical sites. If you watched the recent repeat of Who Do You Think You Are(I still have it recorded) "Yost" is how he is referred to, on the program.

I have read material on The Great Migration and it includes some of these same related people.
I have a general understanding of the Acadian material, Frederick Co., VA/WV groups,the Washington lines, etc...

Working (very slowly) on Gilpin line of Gideon Gilpin. My grandfather's cousin, I am pretty sure, is Laura Gilpin, SW photographer associated w/the White School, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston... Laura is from CO. I got these criptic family trees (from AMon Carter Museum)that are impossible to read, but will give it a go. I know she is related to Gov. of CO., William Gilpin, and also to Gideon Gilpin. So, reading about Brandywine and Kings Mountain, and so many names are direct, or collateral that I see. Ex. Gideon Gilpin land and McPherson land where Kings Mountain battle took place. Founders of Lumberton, Vicksburg, Shepherdstown, etc., are all part of these lines.

Almost every line I have goes to Daniel Morgan Boone, Needham Bryan(t), Lawrence Washington. And the Coates at the O.O. cemetery, look like the same ones in Acadia. I can help someone find what they are looking for.

I know I skip around a lot with material, but if there is someone who can recognize the names, I can work with them.

Hite, Morgan and Lord Faifax, were the land agents. The latter bought property from McPherson. Brig. Gen. Kennedy, line is Sevier, Hite, Kennedy, Col Thomas Shepherd, founder of Shepherdstown of my husband's family goes into TX, as well..Ferguson, the only Brit killed, in command of Loyalists, looks like he is also connected/patriarch of the Fergusons who were Patriots. He also invented the Ferguson Repeating Rifle.

May of the names at the cemetery where "Yost" is, go through lines that I have in my database.

My descents to name a few: Willis, Briggs, Wroe, Landon, Carter, Hinton, Lane, Washington, Warner...the latter are on both sides of my family, so , double Col. Henry Willis, Mildred Warner lines, and then some!

My husband's are multiple Van Meter to Col. John Shepherd, founder of Shepherdstown. These same Shepherd/Van Meter/Sevier, and mine also include: Rogers/Clark/Meriwether/Lewis/Fleming/Miller/Lawrence/Poindexter, all filter into my TX lines, Kinchloe, Taylor, Madison, Buchanan, Cannon, Slaughter, Layne/Lane, Oliver (Alex. Oliver, Rev. Sold., William RObert Briggs, first in America of the Bridges, i.e. Bridges Creek, Mt. Vernon.

I would love to share my notes, but it takes someone who is going to read it, a couple of times to get it. Once they understand, they will be amazed at how they fit together. Not just a few lines, but many, many, lines, across many states. If someone is stuck, I can probably point them where they need to look.

I can include the site addresses to help greatly.
Also, show how they tie, and then the researcher can cross-reference.My notes include queries on these people, but they are on Ancestry, or some site I have no access to.

These include the Bourbon lines, royals, Texas Rangers, Outlaws, like, James, Olive, Dalton, Younger, Acadians, VA notables who also had plantations in New Orleans. Just finished linking two of my longtime friends to Salvadore Mouton, whose son was Gov. Alexandre Mouton of LA.

I don't like to put my e-mail address out there too much, so I can send it to you in at the edit feature in 2 parts to keep away the spammers.

Added by G. Abbott on Sep 15, 2014 7:14 PM
Julian Remboldt
Find A Grave Memorial# 23361832
I have added a photo of the marker. I believe the name may be Johann Godfried Rembold.

Added by Joyce on Aug 27, 2014 1:25 PM
Congrats Cori for being here 11 years! It was nice to work with a pleasant uncranky person like you! I have read some contributor bios lately and am happy I do not have to communicate with them. This should be a HAPPY PLACE! Keep up the good work. Thanks,
Rosalie from Wenatchee, WA
Added by ReconnectNow on Jun 27, 2012 2:53 AM
Jimmie Schuyler
Thank you
I want to thank you for your work. Without your contribution I would have never found my Grandfathers grave site. He had died in Carson City, Nevada and I couldn't find it there after he died.
But it was only logical that he would be buried in Mammoth, AZ after living there for so many years of his life. I have sent u a request to update the information that you had posted originally. Also, I added the only photo I had of him from years ago. My family thanks you. And I am encouraged by your work to do the same in return for others that may be looking for loved one.
Thanks again and may God Bless You !!!
Added by Jimmie Schuyler on Apr 06, 2012 8:57 PM
Teresa Currier Raike Ashway
RE: Other conditions
i will no longer be adding any info or links etc to any memorials that i have on Find A Grave.
Added by Teresa Currier Raike Ashw... on Aug 24, 2011 1:54 PM
Corolla, thank you for your tedious work with the Crown Hill memorials! It is much appreciated by many, and there's darned near no recognition of all of the work that you're doing. Just want to say thanks!
Added by AMB on Apr 11, 2010 8:39 PM
John C. Anderson
RE: Checking progress on this end
Yours and others contributions to the Crown Hill Cemetery data clean-up is greatly appreciated. When others share the same goal of making the information as correct as possible, great things can happen. I know from experience that finding maiden name corrections is VERY tedious and requires many hours of studying each and every entry. I'm working on getting access to more detailed internment records from the cemetery office. I was there today and secured copies of all section maps and I'm working on getting full access to their burial records. This is a HUGH cemetery and it will take years to fill in all the gaps. Thanks again for your continued contributions.
Added by John C. Anderson on Jan 23, 2010 8:06 PM
John Andrew Meyer
William H. Laustannau
Thank you for addind William H. Laustannau to the Old Yuma Territorial Prison. William is his americanized name and his last name is spelled wrong.
His birth name is Wenceslao Ricardo Yslas Loustaunau. He was born April 3, 1869 in Catedral de La, Hermosillo, Asuncion, Mexico
He died 20 Aug. 1906 in the Yuma Prison, Yuma County, Yuma,Arizona.
He was known as Three-finger Jack.
His booking picture lists him as # 2029
He was a Labor Leader of the Morenci Mine.
It was a tragedy for my family that he died in prison there. He was a very intellegent man and had organized a labor strike that resulted in his arrest. An escape attemp resulted in his receiving a 5 year prison term that ultamitly resulted in his death.
He is the brother of my great great grandmother
He is the great great grandson of Juan De Batista De Anza the Spanish Explorer who was the first Territorial governer of Nuevo Spain which included everything west of the Louisiana Territory. The State of Arizona is named after De Anza's Rancho Arizona.

I added him to the cemetery and will do a complete Bio for him. Please don't remove the one you posted.
I have his booking photo as well as some other inmates from that prison including Nat Zin, Apache and Bat Dish, Apache.

Thank you.
Added by John Andrew Meyer on Sep 07, 2008 6:02 PM

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