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Kellie Walton (#47055882)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo It is not my desire to keep any memorial from a family member that wants to manage it. Most often I'm quite happy to transfer to relatives. Please be aware though that I don't do "mass transfers" - please submit your request for each memorial on the "Edit" tab of the memorial. Do not send them via my posted email address.

I am researching several lines:

McGill, Van Valin, Verveelen, Riker, Haring, Chatfield, Ide, Wallack, Iverson, Phillips, Armstrong, Betcher, Norris, Miller, Lake (Leja), Huiras, Schumacher, Kohler, Moses, Hemmelgarn, Heckendorf, Regabski, and Burbidge.

The majority of the memorials that I maintain for those related to me (blood or marriage) list my familiar relationship in the comments. (Not all, but most.) I do this for several reasons - mainly as a way to pay my respect but also as "cousin bait" ... I would LOVE to share trees and photos with anyone having a connection. Feel free to contact me at

Please feel free to use my images for your genealogy project - both online and off. Credit is expected and greatly appreciated.

If we are related, please say hi!

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago -
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
~Author Unknown

A few additional things about memorials I create and/or maintain:

* If I am in a cemetery photographing my family grave markers - as time allows, I often photograph other stones in the cemetery. This doesn't mean I have any further information on the person other than what is posted - but often I will look up that person on ancestry or footnote to verify a dob, dod or familiar connection. All the information I obtain will be posted - that is all I have, but hopefully it is useful to you. Again, I post everything I have at the time the memorial is entered. If I do not post a photo of a grave marker - it's simply because I don't have one.

* Sometimes I will post a photo of a grave that already has a photo posted - this isn't an error. It's usually because my photograph is clearer, has additional information or is what *I* deem more genealogically (is that even a word?) "worthy". Basically, it's just the photo I prefer. It's not done to offend the person who took the first photo - I assure you. Another reason I may add an additional photo in a memorial is because when a memorial starts to deteriorate - the entire look of the memorial can change very quickly - I think it's important to see an accurate representation of what a stone looks like "today" ... or as close to today as possible. I try very hard to get a good clean shots of a stone - sometimes this can be quite difficult, but I try. If I post photos from different angles - it's because sometimes multiple shots are needed to view all the engraving on the stone.

*When I photograph a cemetery - I will always do my best to find a transcribed roster or listing which I will post. This CAN and DOES lead to duplicates ... it happens, no one is perfect. If I've made a mistake, duplicate or omission - I can promise I didn't do so intentionally. Please let me know. Also, before you request that I delete a duplicate memorial - make sure MY memorial wasn't created first. I will not delete a duplicate memorial if mine was created first - regardless of the fact that the new memorial may have additional information or pictures. I would suggest submitting that additional information to the FIRST memorial through the "Edit" tab.

*If I post a name with no additional information or image, it's because I have no additional information or image. If I run across a cemetery listing or roster, I will post that information. *Some info* is better than "no info" ... a name is better than no name. Rest assured, I am not holding additional information hostage (yes, I was *actually* accused of that once! lol) - I post the information I have. Please don't email asking for additional information - if I had it, it would be posted. If a cemetery is local to me, I do try to get back there and photograph the names I've previously posted, but this is not always possible. If there isn't a photo posted on a memorial I created or maintain - you can request one by clicking on the "Request A Photo" link on the memorial.

"The history of the family is as important as the history of the world." Adalbert Stifter, 1862.

PS. If you leave me a message or send me an email, please don't be demanding and crabby. Actually, please don't be demanding OR crabby. I swiftly delete requests that are demanding, crabby and/or weird. I get a lot of them - they all get deleted, (except the weird ones ... those I post on facebook before I delete). I will *always* respond if you're nice, I promise. And I will try to do so on a timely basis. Please play nice and don't run with scissors.
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Messages left for Kellie Walton (50)[Leave Message]
RE: William Blanding V

I included the name of the book in the image on the memorial page ... "Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts". Search either or Google Books or Project Gutenberg for that title.
Added by kickstand on May 25, 2016 9:32 AM
Kellie Young
From one Kellie to another!

Hi there!

I am an 8th great-grand of George Chatfield so we have some kind of miniscule relation somewhere in there :)

Nice to see another Kellie who spells their name correctly ;)
Added by Kellie Young on May 24, 2016 6:29 AM
J Esford
RE: William Pike
You're very welcome Kellie. I'm happy to have been able to help.
Added by J Esford on Apr 29, 2016 6:12 PM
Donna Fuller Cusumano
Tallman Family
Hi Kellie,

I noticed that you are missing my great-grandfather as a child of Randall and Emma Hopkins Tallman. His name is Nelson Hopkins Tallman and he was born in July of 1864 and died 13 Dec 1941. He is buried in Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall, Delaware County, PA.

Are you a relative?

Donna Cusumano
Added by Donna Fuller Cusumano on Apr 08, 2016 1:11 PM
Carl Catherman
Mary Cleary
Thank you very much for accepting my edit suggestions. I notice now that she has two links to her husband. Was that my fault?
Added by Carl Catherman on Apr 06, 2016 6:37 PM
M Newton
Minnie and Mina Hyde
Thank you for making updates for Minnie and Mina Hyde and thanks for creating and maintaining their memorials.
Added by M Newton on Apr 06, 2016 8:07 AM

Thank you so much for the transfer of our family! Thank you for taking such good care of them. We do appreciate it.

Also thank you for all the work you do for others! All the edits I've found and sent. I feel as though the memorials are much richer and those in search can find them and know more about them. It is from all your hard work at entering that makes it possible. Thank you so much for all the time you give to creating memories.

In appreciation, Kat
Added by kat on Mar 19, 2016 12:18 PM
Paula Lloyd
Griffin / Hage
Thank you very much for the transfers! I appreciate all your work on!

Paula Lloyd
Added by Paula Lloyd on Mar 18, 2016 12:58 PM
Tueting Memorials

I know you have been busy as I've been updating a lot of your memorials. Thank you for all you do! I see your name so often and it helps while I try to locate so many while taking photos.

I've been attempting to reach you for months asking for transfers to our parents and siblings memorials at Hazel Ridge. Please contact me at you earliest convince.

Mother Betty Tueting 54079724 (She is still living)
Father John Tueting 54079629

Sister - Karen 54079483
Brother - Wayne 54079556
Bother - Jerry 54079434

Thank you for all you do for
Jeff and Kathie
Added by kat on Mar 12, 2016 6:32 AM
Deborah Nelson
Clifford Eugene Jurgensen
Hi. I am a cousin of Clifford Jurgensen. I send a link to his mother's burial in Iowa. I may have an obit for him somewhere.. need to look through my books. There is another memorial for Clifford a duplicate yours is the oldest and has photos of his grave. the other memorial number is
158127618 can we merge the two? I will also send a message to the person who created the new memorial.

I am on a quest to link all my relatives' find a grave memorials to each other, add obits for them where there is none, and create memorials once their grave is located if there is none.

Thank you for your help
Deborah Nelson contributor #48888572

Added by Deborah Nelson on Mar 02, 2016 10:41 AM
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