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Cathy Porter-Maynard (#47009361)
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"But don't forget the pioneers!
Brave heroes and heroines!
Their graves shall yet be found,
And monuments shall mark their dust,
As sacred earth and ground."

SOURCE: Mr. Wally Garchow.

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Julie Bissell Tupker
Jetta Tupker
In the Greenwood Cemetery, Cumberland , Iowa, you have Jetta Tupker. She was my husband's grandmother. In the obit that was shared for her, it has one mistake and one omission.

Her great grandson is given as Richard Edward Tupker. That is not correct. He is Michael Edward Tupker (our son).

For some reason, the original obit also must have not included her other great grandson, Robert Edward Tupker, who preceded her in death (our son who died at two days of age).

The original obit shouldn't be changed, but is there some way you can add a note "after" the obit, showing the error and omission? I would really appreciate it.

And....I note that your maiden name was Porter. Are you related to Jetta Porter Tupker and if so, how?

Jetta was not only my husband's grandmother, but she was also my dad's first cousin, so we are also kissing cousins.

Julie Bissell Tupker
Added by Julie Bissell Tupker on Nov 04, 2015 3:07 PM
M Scheer
"The Angels Weep" Statue
I found this photo you had posted for Lulu Hoover who was buried at Glenwood Hospital "for the feeble minded" children.. Is this statue really there for them?
My 12 yr old Aunt lived, died and was buried there in 1940. Mercedes Crout.
Just wondering. Special.
Added by M Scheer on Nov 02, 2015 5:23 PM
RE: I appreciate your ongoing work & contributions. Thanks for all that you do....
No problem. Brad Kellogg has photographed what I did not have done and I am matching things up with the burial plots and etc. Also when I get time I will add obit's when I come across them, or have time to do so. Many of the burials in Richland cemetery are the first settlers of Dakota Territory and we need to preserve the history.
Added by Rod on Oct 21, 2015 9:11 AM
Bettie Wallander
Mary E. Harrison
Do you where I can find Mary's Husband Francis Harrison memorial?
Added by Bettie Wallander on Sep 23, 2015 1:54 PM
Bob Orr
RE: Mt. Etna Cem.
Cathy - I am related as well - can't remember which memorial you did but I am related as follows.

Wanda Janice "Janey" Knee (1924 - 2013)
is your 2nd cousin 1x removed
Elsie Laura Sterns (1890 - 1963)
mother of Wanda Janice "Janey" Knee
Ida Jane "Jennie" Seeds (1857 - 1949)
mother of Elsie Laura Sterns
Mary Ann Hatten (1820 - 1903)
mother of Ida Jane "Jennie" Seeds
Sarah Alice Seeds (1865 - 1945)
daughter of Mary Ann Hatten
Russell Clifford Pilling (1894 - 1967)
son of Sarah Alice Seeds
Dorothy Louise Pilling (1916 - 2000)
daughter of Russell Clifford Pilling
Paul Robert Orr
You are the son of Dorothy Louise Pilling
Added by Bob Orr on Sep 14, 2015 5:17 AM
Bob Orr
Mt. Etna Cem.
Cathy - Are you related to Jennie Elizabeth (Knee) Girdner?
Added by Bob Orr on Sep 13, 2015 5:45 PM
Robert Dove
RE: Lund
I would greatly enjoy comparing pictures of the Lund family in Lake Shore Township. Send me scanned photographs at

I have other photo's you might like as well.
Rob Dove
Added by Robert Dove on Aug 06, 2015 7:33 PM
Robert Dove
RE: Lund
Added by Robert Dove on Aug 06, 2015 7:30 PM
Soloman Maynard
I have just finished photographing the Richland cemetery and was wondering if you know who F. Hendricks is. That stone is located to the right of the Maynard family monument and to the left of Soloman's stone. (between the two). Is F. Hendricks a Maynard?
p.s. very interesting story you posted on the memorial
Added by Brad on Jul 15, 2015 1:10 PM
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Yes, you have my permission to use my photos on your Ancestry tree, with proper photo credit, for Elizabeth Sawyer Wilder #60656382 and Silas Wilder #60656428. Thank you.
Added by cap624 on Jul 08, 2015 7:28 AM
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