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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo PFC James Rexford (Rex) Scowden KIA WW I buried in France, also has stone in Rose Hill Cemetery, McKean County, Pa

Corp. Steven John Skinner KIA WW I, buried in France
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ADRIENNE, FIND SOMETHING USEFUL TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE, MIND YOUR MEMORIALS AND LEAVE OTHER PEOPLE'S ALONE. This is an excerpt from your profile, apparently someone told you you were God. I really don't know why you think you're so smart and the rest of us are dumb!
" But –
If I sent you a handful of the same corrections
This is where you stop and think
"There's a distinct possibility that I uploaded
quite a few more like these -
Maybe I should take a while and check my data
and fix the rest before Adrienne sends me another handful!"

People that think I should read the FAG guidelines, might want to try it themselves.

How do I enter all married names for a woman's memorial when she was married more than once?

The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. INCLUDE OTHER MARRIED NAMES AS PART OF THE BIOGRAPHY SECTION. The 'maiden name' is only for her maiden name.

(If she was married more than once, they just link her to her other husbands, people will see it)
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I'd like to suggest that if you're doing a photo request, and there is no stone for that person, then take a photo of where it should be. I do that because I feel that way they can see there is no marker and maybe have a better feeling having a photo of the location, with other markers on each side for location.

Also if I find a woman that was buried as Mrs.____ don't hassle me over that. It's bad enough that they didn't even use her first name, now some people want to do the same thing with her memorial. If you know her first name, tell me, don't just think I should list her the same as her husband.

When I first found Find A Grave, I was excited and happy to be able to add to it. But sadly it's not that way anymore. I can fully understand the feelings off some of the contributors that have become unactive. When I added memorials, I fully thought family would turn up, want them and fix anything they considered an error. But that's not so either. With the automatic edits, in 21 days, they apparently are made whether you ignored or declined them. There doesn't seem to be much control over your memorials anymore. Just because someone disagrees with the way I've added them, not even family, they can be changed. We are all different individuals, so I can't see why other people, if they're NOT family, should be allowed to change yours. I thought difference of opinion was a way of life, not your right, so I'm wrong. Memorials shouldn't be changed just because someone else thinks they should. I thought the important thing was they were on there for family to find.

Also, I'm tired of people whining because someone might not transfer a memorial. "It's all about the numbers." I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. The number I added doesn't change, just the number I manage. So if I was in it for the numbers, I'd still be okay. Quit whining.

I do disagree with F.A.G. on obits and survivors (so they'll probably remove this). Obits are a wealth of information. I have been able to track and link families with the info that was in the obit. If survivors were worried about it, they wouldn't have their name put on tombstones along with their spouse.

As far as transfers, I don't necessarily stick to the FAG guidelines as far as relation. If you're a relative, I don't mind transferring (that's why they're on there) BUT it does depend on how you ask/tell me!

I also don't agree with the chalking ban. If a tombstone is so bad that the only way you can read it is to use chalk, that should be a good thing. At least for awhile, people will know who it is. If the picture is added to F.A.G., it'll be there for a long time.
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John Beardsley
Fred & Percie Beardsley's marker
Thank you for posting the photo of the marker.
Added by John Beardsley on Sep 03, 2015 11:54 AM
Bo Holm
RE: Sigred Sasserson
Sigfred Sasserson.

The most practical is to keep the memorial with most information, my in this case. Don't you agree?
Added by Bo Holm on Aug 30, 2015 2:50 AM
Carl and Judi
Bickel at Fairview
Thank you for the photo of Henry's headstone and helping me connect (in a small way) with a distant relative.

Judi
Added by Carl and Judi on Aug 24, 2015 6:13 PM
mygenpassion
Clifford
Thank you for the photos.
Added by mygenpassion on Aug 20, 2015 8:19 PM
LizaJean
bio
Thank you, love your post. I too feel like you and have been hassled along with no one change need info . so a guess we all go on. I just want to tell you that you have been doing a fine job and eave helped many myself included.
Added by LizaJean on Aug 14, 2015 1:05 PM
Cookie
Avanelle Riddle
Dear CABrown -- Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for my mom's Aunt Avanelle, and also creating a memorial for her husband, Warren. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!!

Thank you so much again and all the best to you!!

cookie
Added by Cookie on Aug 06, 2015 5:13 PM
Anna
RE: Hugh Palmer Bedient
Hi CAB
I'm sorry it came off that way. I will have to rethink that phrasing. Thing is, I'm an endless tweaked/polisher and I find it easier to write if I have the memorial. Some people don't want to lose the memorial permanently and I don't need to keep them so if someone wants it back, I'm happy to accommodate that.

I've got a long list of the baseball players who were killed in WW2 to,work through. I'll just send along the info when I get to him. Meanwhile, please accept my apology, no offense was intended.

Best wishes ( truly),
Anna Richter
Added by Anna on Aug 02, 2015 7:09 AM
Angel
Sherwood grave @ Kanesholm
Imagine my surprise when checking my tree on Ancestry, and one of the hints was find a grave!
Thank you so much for posting the Sherwood headstone in the Kanesholm Cemetary on Find A Grave! Loretta and Frank Sherwood are my grandparents. I only get back to Kane about once every 5 years and I always make a special trip to visit them when I'm there. Again thank you so much for doing this. DL Bostaph
Added by Angel on Aug 01, 2015 6:11 PM
Michael Cannon
Your Bio
After I sent that last message, I decided to look over your bio. I completely agree with you. I think some folks do take some things more personally than they should and I don't agree with some of the guidelines. Congratulations for speaking up.

Mike
Added by Michael Cannon on Jul 26, 2015 9:33 AM
Rosemary Rainbolt
RE: Noah Webster Geer
It's right! Yes. I went to http://www.searchforancestors.com/utility/birthday.html to calculate his birthdate. 2 days, 1 month, 31 years from 4 Sept 1877 definitely works out to the date of birth we have for him from other records: 02 Aug 1846. It really is his gravestone.
Also “Papa went before” would be very typical of what his wife Eunice B. Barton would have put on the stone. When their daughter Lena died giving birth, Eunice wrote and published a poem: “O Web, our beloved baby is gone. Did she fly away to you? Is she with you, O! my love? You were loathe to leave her so.” When Eunice applied for Web's Civil War pension a neighbor wrote the government documenting the circumstances of Web Geer's death in the planing mill accident. The National Archives sent me all these letters and documentation but none of it indicated where he was buried. It's very moving, all of this. Gosh we miss him even though of course we could never have known him in real life even if he hadn't have died at age 31.
It's just incredible that you found his grave. I planned to spend weeks looking for it when I got out that way next year. Can't wait to get there and see it in person! Thanks again.
Added by Rosemary Rainbolt on Jul 23, 2015 10:01 AM
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