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Margie & Bob von M (#47028174)
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Bio Photo FIND A GRAVE IS A GREAT SITE! Margie has been doing family tree research for well over FIFTY years - half a century! Her cemetery-loving mom, Doris (Kinkade) Allred Shones, started taking her to cemeteries when she was 8 years old. Margie has spent several decades concentrating on Stickney, Kinkade, Franklin, and Beaver families.
Margie photographed over 2000 graves at Washington Veterans Home in Retsil, Washington. She has created over 800 biographies from their free online files at We have no relatives in this cemetery and want these veterans to be remembered for their service. Margie is a Navy and Air Force veteran; Bob served in the Army.
I will do my best to help make any memorial as complete as possible. DigitalArchives.Wa.Gov is a FREE site for looking up WA state records and Google has a site for select Online newspapers that is also free. If I come across an obit when reading old papers, I will try and find that person at findagrave and send a correction; I am not usually related. I will cite the newspaper, date and page. There is also no need to ask permission for using any of my 2800+ grave photos - I consider them a public service and you can use them in your family history without crediting me. I also do not need credit for any obits as I always source the paper.

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Christine Kraft
RE: Margaret Jane Rooker
I just saw it and can't wait to read it. Thank you SO much!!!
Added by Christine Kraft on Oct 15, 2016 5:15 AM
Christine Kraft
RE: Margaret Jane Rooker
That would be fabulous. Thank you. Good luck with the outages! That's never any fun.
Added by Christine Kraft on Oct 14, 2016 4:50 PM
Christine Kraft
RE: Margaret Jane Rooker
Thanks for your response. In case you're interested, James Iddings Rooker was a surgeon at Shiloh! Family history has it that Margaret Jane Rooker's parents did NOT approve of her marriage fo JIR. If they were turning their noses up at their daughter's choice in husbands, it would seem they were snooty and I can't figure out why they don't have gravestones. I took a class last night and among other things I learned how to use dowsing rods to find gravestones. Next time I'm in Cinci I will try my luck at using dowsing rods to find any earth covered grave markers. Again, thanks for your input.
Added by Christine Kraft on Oct 14, 2016 2:31 PM
Christine Kraft
Margaret Jane Rooker
I know the gravesite of her parents at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, but there are no stones. Does anyone know why?
Added by Christine Kraft on Oct 13, 2016 4:30 PM
Ethel KinKade
RE: Elmer Love Photo
Hi Margie -

I got a copy of Elmer & possibly Alma's picture that you put in his Memorial and I updated some info on both of their Memorials. Have to enter Elmer's 2nd wife if that is possible. Thanks.

Ethel Mae Bates KinKade
Added by Ethel KinKade on Sep 29, 2016 11:34 AM
Ethel KinKade
RE: Elmer Love Photo
Thanks - I got it! I also put a picture of Susan Alma Bates in her Find A Grave Memorial. Now, I will have to scrutinize really hard to make sure the woman resembles our pictures. It does look like Elmer. Thank you, Margie. Ethel Mae
Added by Ethel KinKade on Sep 28, 2016 8:07 PM
Ethel KinKade
RE: Ralph & Effie Kinkade family of Riddle
Hi - Did you receive my e-mail to you a few days ago. We have been out of state on vacation so I was long in getting back to you.
Ethel Bates KinKade
Added by Ethel KinKade on Sep 27, 2016 8:38 PM
Michelle Prince Kennard
Bessie A. Wise Ryan
Hello, I just wanted to mention that I noticed her grave stone shows dob as Jan. 29, but article says it is Jan. 11. Thought you might like to correct. Thanks, Michelle
Added by Michelle Prince Kennard on Sep 22, 2016 8:09 PM
Ethel KinKade
RE: Ralph & Effie Kinkade family of Riddle
Hi - Sorry it has taken me so long to answer. I am married into the Kinkade family. My father's family (Bates) lived there in Riddle from 1904 til' their deaths (1910 & 1922) and children/family lived there til' 1964, about. The parents names were Thomas Jefferson Bates & Flora Snow Bates. Are your grandparents the Kinkade's that knew Elmer & Alma Love? Alma Bates Sims Love was my dad's half cousin. She was from Thomas's first marriage & my dad from Thomas' second marriage. My father, Emery Ray Bates died in January 1962 & burial was there at Riddle Cemetery. Thank you for connecting. Ethel Mae Bates Kinkade
Added by Ethel KinKade on Aug 29, 2016 8:12 PM
Memorial update-William H Petrie
Thank you for the information for William H. Petrie, a Spanish American War Veteran. I added the information you sent to his memorial. It is so thoughtful of you to send the information, to enhance his memorial
Added by Pam on Jun 04, 2016 2:18 PM
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