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Linda Jenkins Werts (#47016781)
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Bio Photo My interest in genealogy began 64 years ago when I followed my mother's and grandmother's conversations as they traced relationships of their friends and family.

My memorials are family members, then relatives of relatives. My childhood piano teacher and other early settlers, friends of my parents and grandparents were next. Being from a small Nebraska town, this can be quite involved. But interesting. Very interesting.

As a Find A Grave photo volunteer for Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, I sometimes stumble - literally - over a neglected or forgotten grave marker. I add information or create memorials for the lives I discover in this way.

Please make additions/corrections through EDIT>Suggest a Correction or Provide Additional Information options on the memorial page
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Headstone photo for Minnie Johnson Howard
Hi Linda,

Thank you so very much for the new photographs of Minnie Howard's headstone! They make a great addition to her Find A Grave memorial!

Thank you again!

Therese Klopfenstein
Added by History Seeker on Jan 26, 2015 9:20 PM
RE: Dorothy Tull photo request in Lone Fir
I am not sure, I know nothing about Dorothy Tull. The reason I am researching the Tull family is my grandmother Lucile was an orphan (b.1904 d.1980), and family stories say she was adopted (not officially by paper) by a Tull family. Dorothy's Tull family from what I can tell, came from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Minnesota, which is the same trail my grandmother's life traveled according to family. There are not many Tull's who have that traveling trail of states and that is why I am researching them. My grandmother died thinking her paternal father's last name was "Plum", according to her Social Security application to have her name changed, but really, I am looking for a needle in a haystack. Thanks for your help with the photo!
Added by Searching4Genes on Jan 08, 2015 9:21 AM
Al Olson
Christine Parsons

Thanks for your message. I didn't know about the many lots. I just took the information from the cemetery. Christine does have a sister buried in Lone Fir as well. Her name is Nellie Carlson. She is buried with her husband and one sone. Their gravestones are on the Find a Grave webiste. Christine passed away on January 12, 1934. I don't know if the cemetery keeps any records. I have written an email to the Freinds of the cemetery to find out. These two great aunts of mine have been lost to family for a long time, and only recently have we found them. Several children were born, so I wonder if any of them are taking care of the graves, or may be on the cemetery documents.

Thanks for your help.

Added by Al Olson on Dec 27, 2014 9:06 AM
Shelley Miller
Milton Eugene Eldred
Thank you for posting the Memorial for the Milton Eldred and the nice picture!
Shelley Miller
Added by Shelley Miller on Dec 21, 2014 7:50 PM
Pam R.
I do not know Connie Lenzen or the Oregon Genealogy Guild. I do love Lone Fir but haven't been there for quite awhile. Thanks to you and others who are good at searching cemetery records and cemeteries:)

I spend most of my time doing research and use Historic Oregon Newspapers frequently and also the Multnomah County Library researchers are great help. I also belong to a Facebook site called Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. It is a good source and can be entertaining too:)

I will try to get in touch with Metro about Elwood Burton. When I just searched his name on Historic Oregon Newspapers, I got a lot of hits so I think there is a lot more to know about him.

Added by Pam R. on Dec 16, 2014 4:50 PM
Pam R.
Burtons again
Linda, Thanks for your efforts and taking the photos. Were the buried markers theirs but unmarked?

Added by Pam R. on Dec 16, 2014 8:31 AM
Pam R.
Burtons in Lone Fir Cemetery
I am surprised that their graves are unmarked. Elwood and Rhoda Burton were the parents of Georgiana (Burton) Pittock the wife of Henry Pittock who built the well-known Pittock House in Portland. Elwood was also the well-known architect of the courthouse in Portland. I am no relation, just interested in the family. Henry and Georgiana's granddaughter, Elizabeth "Betty" (Leadbetter) Meier just died in Portland at 110 years of age and I made her memorial and then followed the family to make links. Too bad their aren't headstones:(
Added by Pam R. on Dec 16, 2014 8:30 AM
Pam R.
Elwood, Rhoda and Helen Burton
Thanks, Linda, for your great help. Appreciate your sleuthing:)
Added by Pam R. on Dec 14, 2014 11:08 PM
Pam R.
E. W. and Rhoda Burton
I wonder if their daughter, Helen, is buried between them? She died in 1904 and I thought she was in River View but she is not. Do you have access to records at Lone Fir? Thanks:)

Pam R.
Added by Pam R. on Dec 14, 2014 9:41 PM
Carle family
Thank you so much for the very nice photos of the Carle markers. Yes, the boys were the babies of TJ and his second wife, Mildred. Sadly, Ada only lived a few months after her marriage. Thank you also for the photo of her father JJ's spot; I guess there was no one left to provide him a headstone. I appreciate all your help on this!
Added by Abra on Dec 11, 2014 10:28 AM
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