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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
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.
At one time I had my opinion of chalking memorials, and the whole profile was deleted. Again, it was my opinion, but because I didn't agree with management, they just removed it.
This was a great site, I thought I was doing good things,but apparently not everyone thinks so.
From FAG FAQ!!!!
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
What are your memorial naming conventions?
Memorial Naming Conventions
If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation.
Use a period after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial.
Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field.
Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names in any Name Field.
Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.
First name of the deceased. Put the entire first name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial. Do not include titles or other prefixes in the First Name field.
Middle name of deceased. Put the entire middle name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.
Nickname of deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes.
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and is only used if the individual was married and took the spouse's last name as their new last name. If the deceased was never married, then the last name is placed in the "Last Name" field, NOT in the "Maiden Name" field.
Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.
BURIAL UNKNOWN: Alas, a blatantly abused and sometimes misused feature. If you don't know where the person was buried, why create a memorial? Per FAG, the memorial in the actual burial location, regardless of when it was created, trumps the burial unknown memorial so please don't expect me to delete my cemetery memorial in favor of your old burial unknown memorial.
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|Chris Hobson||RE: Maple Grove|
Bell Run is actually in Potter and McKean Counties and the cemetery is in Annin and Ceres Townships but none of that is on Find A Grave at the moment so I had to go with what was closest....The nearest towns are Shinglehouse and Ceres....A lot of the memorials I did or helped with only have McKean County on them as no Bell Run is listed...Its one of those places 100 years ago it was its own community but no longer is....Most of my Mother's direct family are buried there...
|Ted K||Winter Project|
Ha ha! It's like a ball of yarn - the more you unravel, the more there is to do! Mare has added a LOT of memorials to Pine Grove recently - I'm trying to get as many linked as I can. Keeps me busy and out of trouble. Happy Holidays! Ted
Added by Ted K on Dec 20, 2014 8:05 AM
|Pam H||Theodorus Scowden|
Saw your message about the ability of others to make changes to your posting. I'd agree that others shouldn't automatically be able to make changes. Also, have noticed that the woman's middle initial is usually for her Maiden, rather than middle name.
I'm writing about Sarah Scowden Minnis, daughter of Theodorus. You have birth and death dates for Sarah, and I was wondering if you would share the source with me. Sarah is part of my Minnis family tree, and I've done quite a bit of searching without luck. I'm hoping you have the family Bible??!!!
Added by Pam H on Dec 14, 2014 10:44 AM
YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!! I thought I was the only one who was working on that premise. I do work for historical society and so run into alot of graves what have EXACTLY that-the initial is for the MAIDEN name. Seems we have too many busybodies who have nothing better to do than harass those of us who really take a genuine interest on what we post..should I list names of the bb's?
Keep up the good work!
Added by gennie on Nov 19, 2014 9:38 AM
According to the 1930 and 1940 census Joie was married to Lynn Ransom and is female.
Pauline Lopus and F. Pauline Lopus are the same person and I think my entry is right since it matches the stone. She was my guidance counselor in junior high school and I know she never married. Joie's maiden name was Lopus and all I see has her married to Lynn Ransom. Hope this is clear.
|Candace (Lane) Gullette||Good morning!|
I am (would be) Paula Sue Robertson (Gullette's) daughter in law. I am married to her youngest son, Matthew. Feel free to email me anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org Very excited to meet extended family. :)
|Grand View Volunteers||Burdell Goodman @ Grandview|
According to our records, he is interred in one of the community crypts in the lower level of the west mausoleum. I've cross-checked the dates and added them to his page, which appear to match yours, however, he also shows in the Rootsweb California Death Index as having died in Los Angeles County.
I'll be gone all day today, but will check further when I get back to the computer tonight....
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