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Phil & Donna (Stricklan) Whitaker (#4308835)
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Bio Photo 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.
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Joy
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

Added by Joy on Apr 19, 2016 9:19 PM
Tom Nelson
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.

Tom in Kansas City, Missouri
Added by Tom Nelson on Apr 19, 2016 12:55 PM
Eugene Downes
Lawrence Ramsey
Thank you for the correction, it was appreciated.
Added by Eugene Downes on Apr 17, 2016 8:55 PM
GraveRobber
Pat Mitchell Obit
Thank you so much for sharing Pat's obit! Thanks for all the work you two do and for being so willing to transfer family members when requested.
Added by GraveRobber on Apr 17, 2016 4:06 PM
Sandra
RE: Naomi Walker
She was cremated. We have her ashes at home. Thank you for letting us post photos.

Sandra
Added by Sandra on Apr 16, 2016 3:11 PM
Sandra
Naomi Parrish Walker
Hi this is Naomi's daughter Sarah. I was wondering if it would be okay to post some photos for Naomi's Memorial. Thank you for making her Memorial.
Added by Sandra on Apr 15, 2016 6:09 PM
Linda Lane
Strickland
I wonder if you might have come across Winford (Winfred) Strickland in any of your lineage.

He was my husband's grandfather, but died young. The last record I find of him was the 1940 census, where he is listed with his wife Annie Mae (Scribner) and children Carolyn and Charles.

Winford was the son of William Calvin Strickland and Elizabeth Jane Smith.

If you have any info on Winford I'd sure appreciate it if you would share.

Linda Lane
muchcatlane@gmail.com
Added by Linda Lane on Apr 13, 2016 7:04 AM
Jeanne Bogart
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
Added by Jeanne Bogart on Apr 11, 2016 12:45 PM
Dennis Wilson
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".

Please reconsider you denial.

Thanks

Dennis
Added by Dennis Wilson on Apr 10, 2016 6:58 PM
Dennis Wilson
William Reeder Military Rank
I'm confused on why you denied my suggestion to add Sgt to the prefix on his memorial. The rank is on his VA marker so the family isn't against it.

Thanks

Dennis
Added by Dennis Wilson on Apr 10, 2016 5:48 PM
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