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Claire (#46935342)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Genealogy is one of my passions. I have been helped by countless volunteers and am always looking for ways to repay that generosity. Findagrave (F.A.G.) is a perfect outlet for that. Thank you, to all my fellow F.A.G. contributors, for making this site what it is :)

This is my volunteer profile. The overwhelming majority of the memorials that I manage through the profile you are reading right now, are not my family. If you are related to anyone amongst my managed memorials, and wish to manage the memorial yourself, please send me a SAC request (last option listed) and I will most likely transfer. For my family, I have created a seperate profile (Bartran-Lee Family, #48769236) for the sole purpose of managing the memorials of my direct ancestors.

I live within walking distance from Bellerive Cemetery (fka Hiram Cemetery), and walking up and down the rows is where most of my memorials and photographs come from. Most of the grave markers in Bellerive are flat, so it's great exercise to search for someone's marker, which allows my genealogy obsession to have multiple benefits. I do avoid contact with the cemetery office as I know other F.A.G. volunteers have been charged $10 per look-up when asking for a burial location. I also try my best to respect the privacy of others I encounter there.

I want every memorial I have added to contain the most complete and accurate information available. I also strive to protect the privacy of the living. If there is not a death date apparent on a grave marker, and the individual would be younger than 110 years, I will NOT add a memorial for that person, unless I am able to locate an obituary or other documented proof that the person is deceased. Bellerive Cemetery does have a number of pre-need markers placed. If a marker contains at least one person's information with a death date, I will add a memorial for only the deceased. I will not edit the photograph to remove any living person's information.

Have fun, and be safe out there!
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Laura Charles
Fred Winters
burial could be in an unmarked grave in Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, have been doing research on this for awhile burials that long ago are hard but, not impossible to find
Added by Laura Charles on Jun 13, 2015 12:55 AM
Laura Charles
Sarah Margaret Lawhead Winters Karr
Oh yes please i would love to have a copy of the death certificate....

I do not know what ended the first marriage, i am thinking maybe he passed but, have not been able to verify anything on him
Added by Laura Charles on Jun 12, 2015 9:36 PM
Diana (Fick) Travis
RE: Calverts in Bellerive Cemetery
Thank you Claire! Yes - I definitely would like Helen's memorial transferred. I will check to see what other family members are buried there and let you know. Thanks again!
Added by Diana (Fick) Travis on May 05, 2015 8:31 PM
M Carter
RE: David Rood
I do not have any information on where his burial plot is. My guess would be where the most recent burials have taken place as I do not believe he had the plot for a very long time, a couple of years at the longest and maybe as little as six months. I appreciate your effort in taking the photo as he was a longtime friend of mine.
Added by M Carter on Feb 11, 2015 6:00 AM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Pruddie Pace Moore
You are very welcome, so glad that I can help!
Hope you have a Happy New Year!
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Dec 31, 2014 6:55 AM
Annye Mills
Thank you for the Annye Mills transfer. I appreciate the work you do.

Added by Shannon on Nov 05, 2014 7:41 PM
Peachy Pringle
RE: A G Williamson - Thank you!
You're welcome.
I'm sorry there wasn't more to be found. Evidently a good-while back, Mr. Williamson's tombstone broke and there was a sloppy attempt with an inappropriate adhesive to glue the stone back together without metal dowel pins. (This appears to have been done to several of the stones in the cemetery.) The adhesive didn't work permanently, and it messed up any engraving it ran down on. The white marks on the outer edges of the stone are possibly weed-whacker damage.
Well, we know he was a Mason.
Good luck in your research.
P. P.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Nov 02, 2014 6:37 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Rhoda Cook Bartran
I checked the Arkona Cemetery Index and you are correct. They list RHODA BARTRAN, wife of DAVID BARTRAN, died December 28, 1858, 30 years, 9 months.

The grave location is MAP I, Range 12, Lot 5 as you described in your request for photo. I'll have a look for you the next time I visit Arkona Cemetery.

The cemetery map is really hard to read and I'd like to send it to you as an attachment so you can try and locate where you think this lot is.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:34 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Rhoda Cook Bartran
I photographed the Bartram gravestone. Since I cannot contact you via an e-mail address, how can I send copies of the photographs to you?

You can contact me at if you wish.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:20 PM
Ron Spurr
Rhoda Cook Bartran
In the memorial for Rhoda Bartran you reference her husband David BERTRAND, not Bartran. In looking through the Arkona Cemetery index and walking the cemetery grounds this morning, I discovered the last name BARTRAM, but no Rhonda and no BARTRAN. Should I be looking for BERTRAND instead.

I am confused. Could you please clarify this for me?

Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 1:16 PM
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