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Rick Kauffman (#47010205)
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Just a guy that enjoys history and thinks that history and geneology are an important part of our lives. I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, and now I live outside of Houston, Texas. At home, I am trying to get as many local cemeteries listed as possible. I am currently focusing on "forgotten" and out of the way cemeteries in East Texas. I also travel quite a bit with my job, so in the evenings on the road, I visit local cemeteries and try to fulfill photo requests. I also travel back to Western PA frequently and try to get cemeteries there.

I try my best to try and find out as much as possible about each person using public records, obituaries, etc. However, I know that I will make mistakes. PLEASE let me know if there are any errors so that I can correct them.

Transfers: Please follow the FAG guidelines for transfers. If the person memorialized is not a direct relative - as defined by FAG - please do not ask for transfers.

The greatest thing about love is that no matter how many ways you divide it, it never gets smaller.
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Thank You
Just wanted to thank you for adding the information. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by DR on Sep 27, 2014 12:11 PM
Ladean Cox Bowman
Thank You
Hi Rick, I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you do on Find A Grave. I am running into your entries a lot lately, some are my relatives and some are friends. You have always been so cordial and ready to make edits or transfers. You are very detail in every entry, making links also. I can tell that you are in this for the love of it and not just quantity. Quantity is good, but quality is best. You are an example of what Find A Grave should be all about. Thanks again, A fellow graver
Added by Ladean Cox Bowman on Sep 27, 2014 7:27 AM
RE: Arthur Christian
Thanks. I cannot find a Death Certificate for Arthur Christian (1930 to 1960), Fabens, Texas. Ancestry could not help. I went to the local university and found his Obituary. Thanks again.
El Paso, Texas
Added by Maxwell on Sep 21, 2014 3:16 PM
Lois McDonald
Thank you so much for all your help in updating his memorial
Added by Lois McDonald on Sep 05, 2014 5:19 PM
Ladean Cox Bowman
Scott Tolar

Please remove the name of Covin for Sheryl.
She is divorced and goes by her maiden name of Tolar. Thanks so much.
Added by Ladean Cox Bowman on Aug 22, 2014 8:20 PM
Benjamin Pradia
My husband and I drove to Ames, Texas, and searched and searched for Benjamin Pradia's gravestone to no avail. Did you just get your information from his death certificate?
Added by Lynn on Aug 09, 2014 1:49 PM
L Maday
RE: Gary Graham
You're very welcome.
Added by L Maday on Jul 26, 2014 12:24 PM
Kimberly Tyler-Shafiq
Thank you!
Thanks for the quick transfer of my grandmother's memorial and for creating it in the first place. Much appreciated!
Added by Kimberly Tyler-Shafiq on Jul 23, 2014 7:23 PM
Kimberly Tyler-Shafiq
103046666 Billie Jean McClain
Hi Rick

Can you please transfer this to me? This is my grandmother. Thanks for all your hard work.

Many thanks!
Added by Kimberly Tyler-Shafiq on Jul 17, 2014 8:55 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
Margaret Lucille Cortes Stark
I am speaking to her daughter as I am typing this.

She has a brother Armand Cortes but legally changed his name in Harris County, Houston, Texas to His Mothers Maiden last name Ramsey.

He was known as Armand Ramsey and retired from the post office. He was a Veteran and belong to the Anerican Legion on Parker Road in Houston, Texas. He was know as Pete? Or something like that.

Armand (Cortes) Ramsey was married twice.

Second wife was Beulah Kidder Ramsey.from Beaux Bridge, La, was married the first time to a Landry. Her cousin is related to Policians. She was Spanish and German.and spoke French.

The year before Katrina I Found the entire Cortes/Kramer family in Bayou Beauf La. There is a book written by Martin Cotes and Armand was the Missing link due to the name change.

I put on the first Family reunion in 200 years there at the volunteer fire department.

His sons Glenn Allen and Wayne Ramsey are still alive along with Margarets children Wanda Reevs and Robert Stark.

Family Tree has the book on the Cortes/Kramer.

Thank you.

Colorado County
Texas, USA
Death:  Aug. 31, 2012
Harris County
Texas, USA

Daughter of Armand Mack Cortes & Odetta Lois (Ramsey) Cortes. Sister of Armand Cortes. Wife of Roy Robert Stark. Mother of Wanda Lea (Stark) Reeves & Robert Armand Stark. 
Family links: 
  Armand Mack Cortes (1888 - 1970)
  Odetta Lois Ramsey Cortes (1894 - 1975)
  Roy Robert Stark (1909 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Brookside Memorial Park
Harris County
Texas, USA
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Created by: Rick Kauffman
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96434898
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on Jul 12, 2014 8:19 PM
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