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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.

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Linda Allison
Samuel Marks (#13355986)
Samuel Marks is my great grandfather. His daughter, Viola Marks McCloskey, married my grandfather, David McCloskey, Jr. I found this out in researching our family through Could you share with me where you secured your information on his family and if you have any information on family members.

Thank you for your time.

Linda (McCloskey) Allison
Added by Linda Allison on Aug 26, 2014 10:22 AM
Alan barber
RE: John and Mary Cole
Tombstones made out of wooded crosses have rotted away .Cemeteries have multiple names.I started out finding Genealogy and progressed to findagrave.
Added by Alan barber on Aug 24, 2014 4:07 PM
Alan barber
RE: John and Mary Cole
What is your interest in John and Mary Cole.My Genealogy Family Henry helped raise Cole Children . Of all the thousands of Cemetery records why do you find my Sole Cole so interesting . Are they your ancestors. I am willing to help.
Added by Alan barber on Aug 24, 2014 4:00 PM
Alan barber
RE: John and Mary Cole
Sally Cole (1800-1835)
Sally Cole was born in New York in 1800. She married John Cole there and had two sons and moved to Bath Township . she died at the age of 35 on April 1,1835.
John , 36, met an 18 year old young woman named
Mary Ruggles, married her five months later, and hadfive more children (Mary, Eleanor, Eliza, Harvey, and Laura.) They lived in Northampton and later Boston Township. As a widow, Mary later lived in Bath
Added by Alan barber on Aug 23, 2014 1:49 AM
Moved a couple of Ritchey's, deleted others, deleted a William Young. I think I caught all the errors. If not, please let me know.
Added by spanielfam on Aug 22, 2014 3:11 PM
Hoff & Mt. Sinai
Ok can't find the email, but did some looking at these two and I think I know what your talking about. Deleted one Baird and moved another. If I'm missing more, please let me know.
Added by spanielfam on Aug 22, 2014 3:01 PM
Hoff vs. Mt. Sinai
Don't know what to say but here goes: Are you talking to me??? I didn't get an email from you - hence why no answer, but I'm not sure what your talking about so are you sure you are talking to me??? LOL let me know.
Added by spanielfam on Aug 22, 2014 6:46 AM
Ellen Ellis, Memorial # 11474928
I'm not sure if you are aware that there is a ceremony scheduled for the Fergus Falls State Hospital Cemetery on September 7, 2014. Email me directly at and I will send you information.

By the way, the location of her grave is: Section 43, Grave 8, Cemetery 2

Added by SJF on Aug 22, 2014 5:54 AM
David Mosier Miller
Emma Matilda (Houser) Armstrong's tombstone photo

I have attempted to contact the submitter (Karan) of Emma Matilda's tombstone photo to see if see could delete her photo. In the meantime, I will go to Loyal Oak Cemetery and see if I can get a photo of the correct stone (I live close by).

David (in Akron, OH)
Added by David Mosier Miller on Aug 20, 2014 9:07 AM
Of Immigrants
Thank you so much!
Added by Of Immigrants on Aug 19, 2014 6:35 PM
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