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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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RE: Arthur Mosier
The stories are awesome! You've done a terrific job researching the family.
Added by EGF on Aug 29, 2015 10:00 PM
Dennis Sullens
RE: Rea Geinger
Zella Edith (Johnson) Gienger remained Archie Giengers wife until his death.

Edith (Martin) Riggs, Rea's 2nd and last wife was Rea Vernon Gienger's widow when he died in 1964. Edith signed Rea's Death Certificate. No 3rd wife.
Added by Dennis Sullens on Aug 27, 2015 7:56 PM
Lynette Holliday
Edmiston in Tilden, Il cemetery
I saw you were requesting photos for Harmon (1820-1834) and John (1829-1843) Edmiston. Can you give me an idea of their relatives. I have access to the old Tilden cemetery records as my husband is the current cemetery commissioner. I have not been able to find them yet but would be happy to continue to keep looking with a little more info.
Added by Lynette Holliday on Aug 26, 2015 7:27 PM
Dennis Sullens
RE: Rea Geinger
Please don't forget, in addition to Rea Vernon Gienger, there is the correction of Zella Edith (Johnson) Gienger, who is NOT Rea's 2nd wife. Edith (Martin) Riggs is Rea's 2nd wife. I have not been able to find her findagrave memorial yet. Thank you, for all the loving efforts for our deceased relatives. For we are all sons and daughters of Adam,ancient of days, and Eve, mother of all living.

Dennis E Sullens
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Added by Dennis Sullens on Aug 26, 2015 5:07 PM
Linda Killebrew
RE: Elizabeth and Thomas Kent
You are welcome. Sorry they are so dark but the location is surrounded by trees. My daughter lives very close and will try to get better shots at different times of the day/year.
Added by Linda Killebrew on Aug 25, 2015 5:38 PM
R & J Black & G Key
Philina Pendleton
Pam, I am most interested in the edits you just submitted for Philina Pendleton Find A Grave Memorial# 26807888. Can you please provide a source for the exact birth date? Census never gives the day of birth and I have not found a documented exact birth yet, and would like to have this source for my personal records as well as to document the memorial. Please send reply to my e-mail. Thank you.
Added by R & J Black & G Key on Aug 25, 2015 3:34 PM
Lois Ahntholz
Franklin H Young
I believe the parents of Franklin "Frank" Young, 1916-1977 on the Canyon City Cemetery are Franklin W. Young, 1880-1923, and Minnie E. Young 1888-75, also buried on the same cemetery. The dates match ours, and Minnie would be his mother. We're also looking for graves for his two wives, Sue and Juanita, although we don't have any dates for them.
Added by Lois Ahntholz on Aug 19, 2015 2:39 PM
Mary Louisa Hughes Lemon
Hi Pam,
Where did you get the picture of Mary Louisa Hughes and Henry Lemon (and I am guessing that the little girl is Ferne Lillian Lemon)? Mary Louisa Hughes is the sister of my great grandfather.

Added by Kathy on Aug 15, 2015 5:25 PM
Creighton James Sundeleaf
I added photos of his memorial niche.
Added by Piper on Aug 13, 2015 5:33 AM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE: Nesum Rask
You are most welcome Pam. I wish the photo was a little better but I literally had to dig away the overgrown edges of the ground level headstone to reveal his information. Please let your friend know I have also added two more Rask memorials. that are connected to Nesum. One for Edward T "Eddy" Rask who shares the same plot with Nesum and one for Mary Elizabeth Rask - aka "Mrs. Vaughn Rask" - who is buried next to them at Holy Cross. Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Aug 12, 2015 10:58 PM
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