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Claire (#46935342)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is one of my passions. I have been helped by countless volunteers and am always looking for ways to repay that generosity. Findagrave is a perfect outlet for that.

I live within walking distance from Bellerive Cemetery (aka Hiram Cemetery), so most of my memorials and photos are from there. None of my family are buried there, so if you are related to someone I made a memorial for, I am more than willing to transfer it to you, just ask :)

Most of the grave markers in Bellerive are flat stones, so it's great exercise to look for someone's marker, which allows my genealogy obsession to have multiple benefits. I do avoid contact with the cemetery office as I know other F.A.G. volunteers have been charged $10 per look-up when asking for locations. I also try my best to respect the privacy of others I encounter there.

I want every memorial I have added to contain the most complete and accurate information available.
I am not in this for the numbers, and I am happy to transfer memorials within the F.A.G. guidelines. I believe memorials should be maintained by family and friends when possible. If you see that I have added a duplicate memorial, or one of your relatives that you would like transferred, just let me know.

2014- In an effort to comply with Findagrave guidelines, I am currently in the process this winter of removing copied obituaries from the memorials I have created in Bellerive Cemetery and replacing that information with a reference to the obituary. This is because when I added obituaries several years ago I wasn't careful enough to remove the names of the living. I am happy to do obituary look-ups for any memorial I have an obituary cited in the memorial bio section.
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Shannon
Annye Mills
Thank you for the Annye Mills transfer. I appreciate the work you do.

Shannon
Added by Shannon on Nov 05, 2014 7:41 PM
Peachy Pringle
RE: A G Williamson - Thank you!
You're welcome.
I'm sorry there wasn't more to be found. Evidently a good-while back, Mr. Williamson's tombstone broke and there was a sloppy attempt with an inappropriate adhesive to glue the stone back together without metal dowel pins. (This appears to have been done to several of the stones in the cemetery.) The adhesive didn't work permanently, and it messed up any engraving it ran down on. The white marks on the outer edges of the stone are possibly weed-whacker damage.
Well, we know he was a Mason.
Good luck in your research.
P. P.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Nov 02, 2014 6:37 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Rhoda Cook Bartran
I checked the Arkona Cemetery Index and you are correct. They list RHODA BARTRAN, wife of DAVID BARTRAN, died December 28, 1858, 30 years, 9 months.

The grave location is MAP I, Range 12, Lot 5 as you described in your request for photo. I'll have a look for you the next time I visit Arkona Cemetery.

The cemetery map is really hard to read and I'd like to send it to you as an attachment so you can try and locate where you think this lot is.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:34 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Rhoda Cook Bartran
I photographed the Bartram gravestone. Since I cannot contact you via an e-mail address, how can I send copies of the photographs to you?

You can contact me at ronspurr@sympatico.ca if you wish.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:20 PM
Ron Spurr
Rhoda Cook Bartran
In the memorial for Rhoda Bartran you reference her husband David BERTRAND, not Bartran. In looking through the Arkona Cemetery index and walking the cemetery grounds this morning, I discovered the last name BARTRAM, but no Rhonda and no BARTRAN. Should I be looking for BERTRAND instead.

I am confused. Could you please clarify this for me?

Thanks.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 1:16 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Mary J Fleming
Here's what I found after further research. There are TWO Mary Flemings at Arkona. One is Mary Jane Fleming died May 11, 1859, Age 3 years and 2 months, The other is Mary J. Fleming and her birth and death dates are described as "(illegible"). I had the wrong Mary Jane Fleming. I had no way of knowing what the "J" stood for so incorrectly chose the obvious. Sorry. I should have looked farther. The cemetery index does not mention that the Mary J. Fleming was married or anything about her. My apologies for my confusion.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:00 AM
daria
help!
hey claire

my name is daria I'm from switzerland.I'm a relativ of Fred Schnebeli and Charles Fred Schnebeli.Im so happy that I finally found out more about my family history!

Do you know if Charles had a son or a daughter?

Best regards daria
Added by daria on Jul 08, 2014 11:29 AM
RS Green-Starnes
Joseph Collie Anderson
Hi Claire,

That note was put there by the creator Annie202. I will remove it because he is not my Paternal Great-Grandfather.

I think you have access to my tree on ancestry.com. Here is the link to his main page.

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22080719/person/18026526294

Added by RS Green-Starnes on Jul 07, 2014 7:43 AM
Phil
RE: Willamay Bell
Hi Claire:
Thanks for the transfer. It is always easier to make changes or additions if one manages a page. Thank you also for setting up her page in the first place and the photo. I appreciate it. You also have a good holiday.

Phil
Added by Phil on Jul 04, 2014 8:18 AM
Phil
Wilamay Bell at Bellerive
Hi Claire
I have a photo of my aunt that I would like to add to her findagrave page but the system will not allow me to add it because it would exceed the allowable number. It looks like there is one that could be deleted. Your photo has been updated by Ronald Montague with the death date of her husband Roy added to the marker. Maybe if you deleted that photo, I would have room to add it. Or probably one of Ronald's could be deleted. We probably don't need to see the marker from every orientation.

If you are not comfortable contacting Ronald, you could transfer the page to me and I can contact him. I have contacted him in the past and he is cooperative.

The photo I want to add is the same wedding photo I added to her husband's page.

Thanks.

Phil

Added by Phil on Jul 01, 2014 9:10 PM
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