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Shari Hanson Frey (#47119699)
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Bio Photo If I list someone you are related to, send me a note using the "EDIT tab," and I will transfer the page to you if I am not also a descendant. I will always follow Find A Grave guidelines and transfer within the generations stated. I usually go beyond this and will transfer older generations, if I am not also a descendant. However, if I have already completed extensive research on the person in question, by adding links, a biography etc, there is no need for a transfer. I myself use the great Find A Grave feature: Virtual Cemeteries. This is a wonderful way to keep track of family graves managed by others.

I am happy to add additional sourced information to memorials and also happy to correct any errors I may have made. Please use the EDIT tab for corrections if you find an error in my research or if you wish to add information [I will give you credit by linking your profile page from the added info in the bio].

When you use the EDIT tab I am sent an email with a link to the memorial. This prevents confusion about which memorial is referenced.

Best regards,

Here is a great website for calculating the birth date from stones that list only death date and age at death. Before you use the calculator, please read the fine print at the bottom of the page, which begins with; While doing some testing on this with 30+ death certificates already containing a birth date, death date, and age, I have found it to be only 39% accurate. It was 1-3 days off 38.5% of the time and more than 3 days the remaining 22.5%

Lives are commemorated, deaths are recorded, families are reunited, memories are made tangible and love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life; not death, of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering, always.
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Aurorae Little U.E.
Happened upon your photo of for the unrecorded dead.. Sharing my link for a calculator I use.. :)
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on May 26, 2015 11:24 AM
Yvonne Smith
RE: Alfred Smith #81013548
Thanks for checking. I had the death certificate and yeah, it wasn't much help. Someday, I will find his parents. I'm not giving up.
Added by Yvonne Smith on May 16, 2015 3:05 PM
Yvonne Smith
Smith's Mill or Chautauqua
Hi Shari,

I was impressed with the amount of info you had on a Smith in Smith's Mill Cemetery and was wondering if you could help me find my missing Smiths or at least point me in the right direction. I am looking for a Smith family in Chautauqua (I think) with a son named Alfred Deforest Smith, born in 1818. I have pursued many avenues, but with a name like Smith, there are many other avenues to search.

Anything you can do to help me would be so appreciated.
Added by Yvonne Smith on May 14, 2015 3:24 PM
Frances Blecha
RE: Mary Beranek #21670969
The early marriage records in Pawnee County of Edward J. Branek to Emma M. Wenzl on Nov 10, 1897, and Joseph Branek to Mary M. Burgert on Mar 26, 1889, list the parents as John Branek and Barbara Zelenka. In the old country it was spelled Branek. The cemetery is named "Branek-Burgert Cemetery". Those are the reasons I questioned the two memorials spelled Beranek. No problem ... just wondered about the difference. I know many Czechs changed the spelling for ease of pronunciation. Thank you for your reply.
Added by Frances Blecha on May 04, 2015 8:33 PM
Sharla Cerra
21670999 John Beranek
Hello there, from the Table Rock (Nebraska) Historical Society. I am checking to see if you might have a better copy of the picture of John and Barbara that you posted. We have two kitchen chairs in our log cabin museum from their granddaughter Julia. I know Julia is gone now, but they have probably been in the cabin since it was moved there in 1968. Julia said, per the tag on one of the chairs, that the chairs had belonged to John and Barbara since 1880. I would love to add their picture and just want to be sure we have the best that we can do for them. Thanks if you can help! Sharla Cerra. My email is
Added by Sharla Cerra on May 03, 2015 9:54 PM
John Woolson
Samuel Cortright Ransom
Thanks for the connection. My grandfather, Harry Eugene Ransom, was Samuel Cortright Ransom's brother. I followed your entries in Find A Grave to your father-in-law and your two sons. You have done a good job. If you want more info on HE Ransom's family, let me know at
Added by John Woolson on Apr 21, 2015 2:10 PM
John Woolson
RE: Samuel & George Palmer Ransom
Yes, my great grandfather was Jameson H. Ransom. I would be glad to send you information. John Woolson, 816 Robin Glen, Indianola, IA 50125
Added by John Woolson on Apr 21, 2015 6:29 AM
John Woolson
Ransom Connection
You have some interesting entries for the Ransom family. Are you a descendent of Samuel & George Palmer Ransom?
Added by John Woolson on Apr 20, 2015 5:08 PM
John Woolson
Ransom Connection
You have some interesting entries for the Ransom family. Are you a descendent of Samuel & George Palmer Ransom?
Added by John Woolson on Apr 20, 2015 5:08 PM
KA Miles
Rodney B. Smith
It would be an Honor for you to allow me to manage my 3X Great Grandfather's Memorial.
Please check out my profile KA Miles. Like you...I know there's more to a persons life that just dates and places. You've written a beautiful Memorial for my 3x Great Grandpa. If you allow me to care for him. I won't change a word.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Added by KA Miles on Apr 18, 2015 7:07 AM
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