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giraffenut (#47208066)
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I actually have done a lot of volunteer photos but my computer hiccups when I try to put them right on find a grave so have been emailing them directly to requester. Will be holding off until I can fix the problem.
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Randall Chandler Stroot
RE: Sawyers
Hello again cousin. Sounds like you are going to be a wealth of information.
Of course, if you have places and dates, please use the edit tab, and I'll make sure I approve edits in a prompt fashion.
Regarding duplicates, I've seen a couple of them, one being Lilla Sawyer; and Mindwell, of which, one memorial was removed by the original creators already. Other than that, I haven't been really focused on finding dups.
BTW, I would love an invitation to your tree on ancestry.
Now that we found each other, I do have an inquiry:

No one in this lineage living today, seems to know very much of anything regarding the brother of Harold Grimes Sawyer.
He was William Merrill Sawyer(b 1894), nicknamed 'Merrill'. Little is known about his life and when/where he died and possible offspring. My cousin seems to recall he was maybe a lawyer in Wi?
The parents of both Harold and Merrill are Frank and:
(born abt 1865 in Pennsylvania; death unknown)
-According to the 1910 census she was living in Menominee, Michigan.
She was the second wife of Frank.

Again with Catherine, little is known about her as to the when and wheres.

*It could be that both Merrill and Catherine might be buried in Michigan? I don't see them in Burnett or in WI for that matter.

Anyway, anything you can come up with would be great.

Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Sep 16, 2014 7:45 AM
Randall Chandler Stroot
RE: The Sawyers
Hello Missy! It's always interesting to discover relatives on this site. Yes, I am related and thus far I have been managing the Sawyer side of the family, starting with and on behalf of another Sawyer relative on my friends list. The first of those to manage was thru my first cousin Don, who was married to Joan Sawyer Stroot. Currently, descendants of that union are still living.
Please feel free to peruse my memorial list for those and other relatives that are related.

Anyway, nice to meet you and please let me know if you have anything to edit or add.

Added by Randall Chandler Stroot on Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM
Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Israel Chadwick
Yep, these computers have been hard for me to learn, too. If it wasn't for my daughter I would probably have never learned how to add photos to Find A Grave. You have to create a new folder and download your photos to it from your camera. You can name your folder after the name of the cemetery or part of a cemetery where you took the photos. (Not good to mix photos taken in different cemeteries.) Then go and right click on each photo to open it. Click on Edit to make changes such as staightening or cropping, rotate, etc. Then right click on the photo. Click or put the curser (arrow) on where it says "Open With". Click on Paint. Click on Image. Click on Resize/Skew. Change the Horizontal & Vertical settings to reduce your photo. I usually reduce each setting by 70% but it all depends on your camera settings. If your photos still appear larger than you computer screen you may have to reduce them even more. Click on Save. Click on File (upper left-hand corner of screen). Click on Save As. Where it says "File Name" remove the numbers and type in the Name of the person(s) as they appear on their stone. I use the last name first followed by first names as this makes it easier to search alphabetically through your files. Click on Save. Then always check and make sure your photo has been saved. You can then delete the original photo that is still in the same folder but with numbers below it. Hope this helps. I know it is a lot of steps but it does work. Have a nice day, Farm Girl from MO.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Sep 14, 2014 1:16 PM
Farm Girl from MO.
Computer hiccups
I see you mentioned that your computer won't let you load photos to the Find A Grave site. Mine did that the first time I tried loading them. Most likely cause it that your photos are to "large" to be put on findagrave. You need to resize them (make them smaller) before you try to add them to memorials. You have to reduce the size both vertically and horizontally. You do this while they are still in a folder on your computer. You can also crop them, rotate them and rename them as well. My daughter showed me how to do this several years ago. If you need any additional help let me know. Have a nice day, Farm Girl from MO.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Sep 14, 2014 9:01 AM
Farm Girl from MO.
RE: Israel Chadwick
Hi, I think maybe the source was rootswebs world connect project. There are several family trees on there that give Israel T. Chadwick's parents names and some of his siblings. Good luck in your search for more info. Hope you find what you are looking for. Have a nice day, Farm Girl from MO.
Added by Farm Girl from MO. on Sep 14, 2014 8:55 AM
Lisa Bowman
RE: Rebecca Shick (Ayres)
You're welcome. It's a big cemetery with a lot of photo request. I try to walk 2 or 3 sections each day and see what I can find.
Added by Lisa Bowman on Jul 16, 2014 1:49 PM
Janice Lapp
RE: John Noll
You're Welcome.....Yes, it WAS a nice day and that's why I took advantage of that & went out there that day....
Added by Janice Lapp on May 06, 2014 6:56 AM
doris tolley
RE: Naomi Webb
I have most of cemetery photographed. not all are cataloged, but did see more Webbs in that section.
Added by doris tolley on Jan 20, 2014 10:09 AM
Joel Shore
RE: David Wheeler

You're welcome. I didn't see any evidence of a Harriet Wheeler. However, there were 4 surviving markers in the West 1/2 of that lot, for Isaac Sanford Wheeler (d. 1852), Seth Wheeler (d 1881), John W Wheeler (d 1885), and Rosetta Wheeler (d. 1885). We took and posted pictures of all of these.

We also posted a picture of the East 1/2 of the lot for the other people who are buried there according to the notations on the plot map (and confirmed with the internment records), namely David L Wheeler (baby who died in 1859), Louis A Wheeler (d 1880), Mary Wheeler (d 1875), and Jerome Wheeler (d 1862).

Furthermore, we also took a picture for your photo request of Mary Wheeler (d 1873)...and that plot (a totally different location) has several other Wheelers and a few presumed relations with the last name of "Hall" and "Stewart". I just posted Mary Wheeler's picture and will post the least the ones who have memorials...later tonight or tomorrow.
Added by Joel Shore on Oct 26, 2013 8:16 PM
RE: David Wheeler
I'll be out there next week and take a look.
Added by James on Oct 25, 2013 5:01 PM
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