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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
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Bio Photo I am a 'farm girl' who grew up and still live in Iowa.

I found my great grandmother's headstone on Find a Grave quite by accident and have been hooked on this site ever since.

My goals are to try to leave a legacy for my children and grandchildren by connecting them to their family. Forgive me for not yet having all burial locations takes time.

I enjoy helping others find relatives and friends. I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed.

I am not interested in amassing large numbers of memorials. I am interested in connecting family members.

I do transfer memorials if you have information to add, unless it is for my relative.

I have posted many memorials and photos from various cemeteries so others can gather data. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

I usually try to add information and family links by researching a family. This takes time, so some memorials I've created are not done.

Please let me know if there is an error so it can be corrected. I want to have true and appropriate information.

I usually make edit requests the same day. I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials.

I am happy to share photos with you to use in your family albums. Contact me using the edit and SAC tab on any of my memorials. I do not post my email address.

- - - - Projects as of March 2014 - - - -

I took gravestone photos of the entire cemeteries at Lynwood, Antioch, Old Town and Pleasant Valley Cemeteries near Clarksville, Iowa; St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Greene, Iowa and Paton Cemetery in Paton, Iowa, plus much of Dawson Cemetery near Paton.

I added quite a few photos for McCallsburg Cemetery and will be taking photos in several Butler County cemeteries in 2014.
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Leland Bottomley
Richland is located just south of Leonore, Illinois not in Streator as it says. Whoever entered it put Streator as location. I live in Utica, Illinois and am not familiar with Streator's cemeteries. I suggest checking Bing maps as the cemeteries are marked and named.
Added by Leland Bottomley on Apr 10, 2014 5:54 AM
Daniel Clark
i think you and my father are cousins
marilynn my father was george robert (bob) clark grandmother mildred june my name is daniel scott clark i think we met when i was a young boy after my father was killed? My uncle Roger took all his nephews to paton iowa one year can hardly remember but i think it was you and sally and john im trying to learn s much as i can so i can pass our heritage on to my siblings any help you might provide would be great thanks and take care Dan
Added by Daniel Clark on Mar 30, 2014 11:53 PM
RE: Jacob Yost
I think your plan is best, especially given the "record not available" situation :) I found a record for Jacob here:

If you are interested in this surname/line, specifically those that come up with the creator "record not available" you might send an email to edit@findagrave and request those now "abandoned" memorials be transferred to your care - not sure if it will work, just an idea.

Perhaps request a photo of the headstone? Thank you for being so nice about my query. Best of luck.
Added by TeamRiP on Mar 12, 2014 5:53 PM
Janet Swaim
Leslie Dale Swaim
Hi.. the picture you posted is great. If you have additional information you can email to me, that would be wonderful.

Added by Janet Swaim on Feb 22, 2014 3:50 PM
SKDolley-Burgess "Susan"
Jessie Coover photos
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and posting all the photos on the Jessie Hunt Coover family. Additionally, it was especially nice of you to post extra info, such as census records. Its clear to see that you're devoted to helping families search for their beloved members.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Added by SKDolley-Burgess "Susan" on Jan 13, 2014 6:38 PM
Arlene Weber Mabis
George Weber stone
Hi, Marilyn
Thanks for adding the color photo of my great grandfather's stone. I live very near the Rooks Creek cemetery. If you are in the Pontiac area again, please call me so we can meet. My name is in the Pontiac phone book.
Added by Arlene Weber Mabis on Nov 21, 2013 10:15 AM
John Hamlin
Marilynn -

The Hale cemetery inscriptions for the town of Somers are located in Volume 44. If you are accessing the collection on Ancestry, the 1st page is index 315 of 708. There are around 100 pages of inscriptions (4 cemeteries)to go through.
Added by WMitch6 on Nov 09, 2013 6:05 AM
RE: John Hamlin
Marylinn - I would look in Somers, CT where according to the Barbour collection of CT vital records he lived and died. John Bowman also has him dying in Somers. My first stop would be the Somers Historical society (they are on the internet-just Google) and the Somers town clerk's office. The DAR may be another resource.

The Hale cemetery inscriptions are poorly indexed on Ancestry. A search for an individual will lead you to a newspaper notice but not necessarily the headstone cemetery record. As best I can tell those headstone records are available but they have to be searched manually. There are 50-60 volumes. When you do an ancestry search and find the newspaper notices just scroll up for the headstone inscriptions. There are a half dozen or more cemeteries in Somers to wade through. Unfortunately the individual volumes are listed but they are not named. However, they are arranged alphabetically.
Added by WMitch6 on Nov 08, 2013 5:50 PM
John Hamlin

I do not believe that John Hamlin is buried in the Christopher Avery Cemetery. That small cemetery is well documented and photographed and he is not included in any of the cemetery lists that I am aware of.

Part of the confusion is caused by how Hale documented his transcriptions. He assigned a numerical index for each cemetery documented. In the case of Christopher Avery (1/4 mile from my house) it is Hale #28. There are probably 30 "Hale" cemeteries within a 20 mile radius of my house.

I believe that he is most likely buried in Somers Ct the town where he died. I am very confident that he is not in Christopher Avery.
Added by WMitch6 on Nov 08, 2013 11:11 AM
Dwayne Fink
Lila Klunder Peters
Thank you for the info on Lila. I believe I made the deletions and additions. Thanks for all you do. Edna Dewey Fink
Added by Dwayne Fink on Nov 03, 2013 3:27 PM
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