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Rose Ford (#46786312)
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Working On Forest Lawn In Omaha

I ran across an article in the Omaha Daily Bee dated August 14th, 1913 that was about the three sons of Lillian Burkland who died in a fire (Find A Grave Memorial# 123991886).

The three sons ages 3 months, 2 years, and 6 years were heartlessly advertised in the newspaper as up for fostering or adoption.

Even though two aunts and their father were seeking custody of the boys a Judge Crawford chose to give legal guardianship to a Miss Esther Johnson who promptly chose to advertise the children in the newspaper in their "best interest".

Here is a link to the Omaha Daily Bee story as found in the Library of Congress Archives:

I didn't want to copy and post the photo of the article in case there was some type of copyright issue.

I saw that you had given Lillian two sons and I wondered what happened to the third.
Added by KDQ on May 08, 2015 1:27 PM
Donna M Stefani
Cora Ford
Hi, My name is Donna Stefani. I see that you hold several memorials of her family members, & have the same last name as Cora, the woman I'm trying to locate living relatives for in reference to her unclaimed ashes. Are you related? I have recently updated a memorial on Here’s the URL:

The memorial provides a death certificate if available, a short biography and information about the location of the ashes. The cremains are being held at the Oregon State Hospital and can still be claimed by a relative - no matter how distant. I have an interest in those who died at an Oregon institution and whose cremains have not yet been taken by the family. My hope is to let relatives know where the cremains are now in case they would like to claim them. The link to the state department in charge of the cremains is

On YouTube there is a trailer for a documentary video that explains the situation with the ashes:

Please let me know if you have an questions or would like help claiming the cremains.

Donna Stefani
Added by Donna M Stefani on May 07, 2015 11:39 PM
June Ford
naomi Ford
Thank you for the transfer, I hope I can get some things on there soon.
Added by June Ford on Apr 30, 2015 1:41 PM
June Ford
naomi ford #15050805
Naomi Ford is my mother-in-law. I'd appreciate it if you would transfer her memorial to me. Thanks!
Added by June Ford on Apr 27, 2015 1:43 PM
June Ford
Ernest Lee Ford #15050819
Thank you, I'd like the transfer. Now I'm going to need to become more proficient in this process!
Added by June Ford on Mar 28, 2015 11:06 AM
June Ford
Ernest Lee Ford #15050819
This is my father in law, and you should know that his parents were William Marion Ford and Dollie Wilson; they are all buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cass County, Missouri. It is interesting to see a Stillwell mentioned, since his wife Naomi had Stillwell grandparents - but in Missouri by way of KY. I wonder if you are related although I don't see evidence, and would be pleased to exchange info.
Added by June Ford on Mar 25, 2015 1:16 PM
RE: Dovie and Louanna Walker
Hello again. I couldn't find the article on the AJC archives which is surprising since it is a Celestine Sibley article. But calculating from Louanna's admission that she is 73, the article is from 1955. Isn't that great?
Added by Anom on Mar 22, 2015 2:36 PM
Dovie and Louanna Walker
Hello. The max photo upload is five. I have an article I would like to post or send in case anyone in interested. It is written by Celestine Sibley about the Sister's lives as wool weavers.
Added by Anom on Mar 21, 2015 4:51 PM
RE: Charles & Grace Thompson
you are very welcome just happy i found your memorials and found you instead of creating my own
Added by GOOFFSON on Mar 20, 2015 7:40 AM
Paul Rolfe
Wilcox Walnut Hill
Thought you might like to know, I received info from another Find A Grave volunteer on George W. Wilcox. I added what he provided. Also, I noted there were additional Wilcox graves in Walnut Hill, Cedar Lawn and Ridgewood (all 3 are Walnut Hill cemeteries and co-located) so I added 14 more Wilcox memorials. I do not know the family and will transfer any you want to manage.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Mar 07, 2015 12:16 PM
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