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history4sure (#46997739)
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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2016 Update:
Sixty seven years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 60 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty five years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 31 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for over 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 25 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 950 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For over 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!


Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!


PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.

Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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Paul Rolfe
I didn't know anything about the family. I just happened upon the markers and was struck by the stone for "Baby Children". I did find Gertrude Green in the records, added a memorial for her, and linked it to William. So, thank you for that info. Also, I added info on another infant that is buried with them. The name "Infant of W. C." and the date of burial (4/20/1908) are identical but there are two burial locations - i.e. sections 07 and 01. W. C. and Gertrude are in 01 and both died later than the infant so I am betting the infant was initially buried in section 07 and later moved to be with the rest of the family. The listing in section 07 indicates it is not marked. Neither listing provides a date of death. There are also two more recent Children graves and I will add memorials for them since they are most likely related in some way. Edwin (d. 1978) and Frances (d. 2001) are buried in Cedar Lawn. I have no idea how Mabel ties in; W. C. outlived Gertrude by 18 years so he may have remarried. Thanks again for your contribution. Paul
Added by Paul Rolfe on Feb 11, 2016 12:21 AM
Paul Rolfe
Thanks for the response. Also, did you know there are four France graves here in Walnut Hill and one in Memorial Park? They are listed in findagrave; however, there are three more in Memorial Park and two in Cedar Lawn and these five additional graves were not in findagrave. I will list them this afternoon in case you would like to review them for relationships. I do not know any of them so I am willing to transfer any I have created. In case you are not aware, Cedar Lawn, Memorial Park, Ridgewood and Walnut Hill are referred to collectively as the Walnut Hill Cemeteries and the four cemeteries are co-located. Paul
Added by Paul Rolfe on Feb 09, 2016 12:24 PM
Paul Rolfe
I accepted the edits you proposed. I do not know the families and will transfer them if you are related and want to manage them.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Feb 08, 2016 7:47 PM
Ron Rader
Boulden at Rose Hill
You have been submitting additions/corrections for some of the Boulden families at Rose Hill in Missouri Valley. If these are your family and you would like to manage their memorials, just let me know. I can transfer them to you.

Have you heard how little Forest Ann Boulden died? I have the newspaper articles and/or obituary for her if you would like a copy. I can send it you in e-mail.
Added by Ron Rader on Feb 08, 2016 6:53 AM
Diane Finlinson Miller
Emily Dopp
Thank you so much for passing on this information regarding Emily Dopp. There are other sources
attached on her profile that verify the burial place, so I made that change.

Sounds like she made the wise decision to dump Mr. Wiser and look elsewhere! Take care, Diane
Added by Diane Finlinson Miller on Feb 06, 2016 12:14 AM
Donna Bellanger Gleason
Jessie Rickabaugh
Thank you for the additional info on her name. I've updated her memorial! #39513995

Added by Donna Bellanger Gleason on Feb 01, 2016 11:13 AM
Barbara McCully
Robert Hartschen
I don't have a photo of their stone. I created his memorial from the Ringgold County Cemetery book. It is also listed on the Ringgold County GenWeb page.
I can try to get a photo next time I am at the cemetery, but it may be some time before the weather is fit to do so.
Best regards-Barb McCully
Added by Barbara McCully on Jan 31, 2016 5:29 AM
Herman Weiland
RE: Stockton State Hospital Cemetery
You are probably correct as to burial here but it is not set up as you know. I did add comments about the Death Cert in the Bio section. Thanks for your help with that. I can't add anything further.
Added by Herman Weiland on Jan 31, 2016 2:45 AM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
Harriet Adams
Hi :) Just looked up the memorial for Harriet's mother and I agree there is a discrepancy! I had used family tree records for Serena's name but the "L" sure makes that unlikely...I see there is already a photo request for the stone so hope someone fulfills it so we can see her stone to be certain! I've put it on my list to investigate now as well. Thanks for the heads up on this!

Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Jan 28, 2016 10:35 AM
RE: Wayne Kay Harrop
Thank you for checking the information.

I have transferred his memorial to you. I am always happy to transfer to someone who is closer to the family.
Added by mickyo on Jan 27, 2016 8:28 PM
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