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Stephen Ranum (#46897796)
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Bio Photo I've been doing Genealogy since 1995. I have over 7100 people in my database, and of course, it keeps on growing. My relatives are from Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and Mississippi for the first few generations. My main list of surnames are: Ranum, Hargrove, Miller, Wilson,Chmela, Bray, Gray, Fulmer, Viken Sørlien, Volsacha, Risher, Hartman, Scott, Merritt to name a few.

I have cataloged and/or photographed the following cemeteries:


United States Air Force Academy Cemetery (2007)


Reflection Pointe (2011)
Ascension (2011)


Beauvoir (2008)


Fulmer (2008)


Ebenezer (2007)


Braxton (2008)


Floral Ridge (2010)

State Veterans Home - Hot Springs(2010)


Elk Vale (2007)
Piedmont (2007)
Valley View - Blackhawk (2007)
Elm Springs (2007)
Lakeside Cemetery (2010)


New Underwood(2007)
Larsen (2007)
Balogh Family Cemetery (2007)
Old Iowa Settlement Cemetery (2007)
Harney Peak Ranger Lookout (2007)
Rockerville (2007)
William Coogan Gravesite (2009)
Mount Calvary Cemetery (2009)
Mountain View Cemetery (2009)
Bell Park Cemetery (2010)
Owanka Cemetery (2010)
Viewfield Cemetery (2010)
Hill City Cemetery (2010)


Lewter (2008)
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MISSISSIPPI, Harrison County, Biloxi, headstone photo of my grandfather, Felson Washington.
Thank you, and I will add a photo soon of him and his family.
Great job, going over to the segregated cemetery and adding our military hero.
Added by Foxx on Dec 05, 2016 5:58 PM
Bruce Gordon
RE: George Buchanan, Mountain View, Rapid City
Thanks Stephen,

So I'm guessing that as there is no picture associated with the memorial a monument was not found.

I'll reach-out to Ellen and the Rapid City genealogical society as well.

Thanks again for all the work you've put in over the years. I'm working on a Pioneer Cemetery in my home area and can appreciate just how much work is entailed.


Added by Bruce Gordon on Oct 13, 2016 10:45 AM
Bruce Gordon
George Buchanan, Mountain View, Rapid City
Hi Stephen,

I'm tracing George Buchanan a descendant of a pioneer preacher in Canada who died 28 Mar 1897 at Keystone just outside Rapid City.

I know the year of death as 1897 from a family history and records from Behrens Mortuary show a George Buchanan who died 28 Mar 1897 being transferred "Plateau to La Varne, MN" 6 Jul 1903.

Plateau Cemetery existed in Rapid City until it was closed in 1929 and the remains were placed in a mass grave at Mountain View Cemetery.

You have created a record for George's wife Anna Cecilia McCain "Mrs. Anna Buchanan" who died 22 Oct 1919 at Cleveland at Mountain View and one of their daughters Lucy Bell (Buchanan) Lewis is also interred there.

I find it likely that the memorial you created for the aforementioned George is the one I am seeking and suspect the date you have recorded is the date he was interred at Mountain View.

Could you shed some light on what sources you used when recording Mountain View?


Bruce Gordon
Ottawa, Ontario
Added by Bruce Gordon on Oct 13, 2016 2:17 AM
Julie Stevens
Owanka Cemetery
Stephen can you tell me if there are any stones visible in the Owanka cemetery in Pennington county, South Dakota?

Thanks in advance

Julie Stevens
Added by Julie Stevens on Oct 12, 2016 10:47 PM
Carolyn Russell
Thank you for the tombstone photo for Georgene McIntyre.
Added by Carolyn Russell on Oct 03, 2016 5:53 PM
Linda Berney
Thanks so much for the quick transfer! That is very much appreciated. Keep up the great work on this site.
Added by Linda Berney on Oct 02, 2016 7:30 AM
Linda J. Morris
Hi I am from a Schnepp that I think this family is from but no proof.
1- Donald F. Schnepp was from Iowa.
2- His mother is listed on the Calif. death list as McKinney.
3- There was a baby, Catherine Schnepp born and died in Missouri. Listed on the death certificate is John Schnepp Iowa and wife McKinney. But she was taken back to Nebraska to be buried.

Now to my knowledge, all the Schnepp's in Iowa and Nebraska are from the same family.

What I am in hopes of is you being one of them. Please would you contact me. I have a Schnepp family going back to 1731 with loads of Rev.War Vets and who knows how many other war vets.

Thank you.

Added by Linda J. Morris on Sep 28, 2016 9:33 PM
Sheri Lungren
Nancy Snow
Thank you so very much!! You are so kind to do this.
Added by Sheri Lungren on Sep 27, 2016 11:31 AM
Anne S.
Pvt Curvin Marsh
Father is Jacob Bittenbender Marsh
B. Jul 01, 1833 in Sciota, Monroe,Pa
D. Dec 20 1881 in Brodheadsville, Monroe, Pa.
Cannot locate where he is buried
Married Feb 02, 1858 to Emma Rees Marsh
Added by Anne S. on Sep 23, 2016 9:48 AM
deanna french
FAll River;Civil War Soldiers/ photos
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and at present am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many "old soldiers' that had ties to Vt.Samuel Blair and Samuel Preston are two such patriots. May I use the photo's that you have contributed to their Find A Grave Memorials. to post on the Vt.C.W. site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 22, 2016 7:20 PM
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