Phil is a retired systems analyst and a Vietnam veteran serving 4 years with the US Navy with honorable discharge as Petty Officer. He then served 2 years with the Air National Guard. Donna is a retired RN with 44 years in the medical field. First as a nurse's aide, then EMT and finally an RN for the last 35 years. We live in Oklahoma City. ************ TRANSFERS: On all transfer requests, include your relationship to the deceased. Requests will only be processed if they fall within Find A Grave guidelines. Please, don't ask if beyond Find a Grave guidelines. Request of transfers outside the guidelines will be ignored.
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Lester Isham Marlowe I got an email from someone saying that I have a duplicate memorial for my grandpa. I've read what to do, but I'm not sure how not to loose the picture and combind the information. It said to: REQUESTS FOR corrections, additional information, or transfers: PLEASE do so with the Suggest A Correction (SAC) link on the memorial for that person. (Memorials will have an 'Edit' tab on the upper right side of the memorial. Click on the 'Edit' tab, then click on a 'Suggest a correction' link on the Edit page.) I'm not good with computers at all. I think it said the same about my grandma, Lillian Pearl Nickelson Marlowe. Thank you for your time. Joy
RE: William Bercky Hi guys! And thanks for getting back to me. I was timing out here at the library yesterday and went ahead and input that edit/sac "delinking" William and Lucille. And immediately I regretted it, thinking it was premature. And you're right. The photos of the two grave markers do strongly suggest that William and Lucille were husband and wife. What I failed to note on any of the images I uploaded to Wm's page was information about the 1920 census. Here is a copy & paste of the abstract or transcript as found on Ancestry.com:
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: William B Bercky Age: 29 Birth Year: 1891 Birthplace: Virginia [Yep, that's what it says!! T.N.] Home in 1920: Oklahoma City Ward 4, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Street: West Reno Ave House Number: 808 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Bessie B Bercky Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Butcher Industry: Meat Market Employment Field: Wage or Salary Home Owned or Rented: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Household Members: Name Age Samuel Wells 50 William B Bercky 29 Bessie B Bercky 27 Lucile E Bercky 11 Thelma Bercky 9 Billie O Bercky 6
Now, what bothered me about this census was the 11-year-old daughter "Lucile". And the fact that the age would have put her birth year kind of close to the "1907" year of birth on "Lucille" Bercky's marker. And I even thought that, possibly, the two markers might actually be for father and daughter rather than husband and wife. And that, yes, they do say "husband" and "wife" but not necessarily to each other! I know it's a stretch but . . .
So, the 1920 census does indicate that William and Bessie were married ca. 1908-1909 and this is supported, maybe, by the 19-year-old daughter Thelma. And Bessie's name is on the World War II draft registration card from 1942. Did she predecease her husband William sometime after then and did he then marry another "Lucille" - not his daughter, we hope?! That's a good question.
Heck, at this point I don't even know if William was born in old Mexico, New Mexico or Virginia!!! Grrr . . .
So I will gratefully leave all of these thoughts with you and you can make the decisions. I did check the "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995" database on the FamilySearch website and I did get almost 87,000 hits from Oklahoma County alone. But the only ones for the "Bercky" surname were for Juanita in 1942 and Mildred in 1947. Perhaps I'll see if they are in this same cemetery under their married names.
So, that's all for now. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.
Adelaide Agusta McCamly Hi 41058320 First husband Walter ELWOOD Bishop Acker Iowa. no grave found b 11 Apr 1889 married 8 Jul 1916 d 19 Sep 1940 Other Adelaide McCamly Acker (Nathaniel) was her Aunt. See Ancestry SS Application for Adelaide Agusta Stroer. Thanks Jeanne
RE: William Reeder Military Rank Don't know were you are getting the information that only retired or KIA will have the rank added but Find A Graves policy is that all information from the marker will be entered per the following.
"What information do I include from a headstone? Include all of the information on the headstone into the appropriate fields/dropdown menus in the memorial form. It is not sufficient to create a memorial with only a name and a headstone photo. Of course, if the headstone only has a name, then you cannot add information you do not have. However, if the information is on the stone, enter the information into the form."
Concerning the use of rank, the law only applies to living persons. Also, looking at the VA marker will not let you know if a person is retired military. I am retired USAF and can assure you that my marker will not state "Retired".