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Cherie Atkinson Clark (#46796100)
 member for 11 years, 1 month, 19 days
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Bio Photo The day I found Find a Grave, I was on a grave hunting trip to Pennsylvania, dragging my long-suffering husband, John, with me while I took hundreds of digital photos of family graves! I also have a shoebox sized file box of "analog" photos, as well as records of other burials in places I have never visited! Since then, I have uploaded all my new photos and scanned most of my old ones! It's been a labor of love. Occasionally, I still find entries I've made that contain a note saying I plan to scan and upload a photo at a later time, if you see one of these, please drop me a note reminding me to do so. Obviously I have missed it.

I have been working on my family history since 1996, and most of my contributions are my own dead relatives, but I've always loved cemeteries, and sometimes I think my obsession with genealogy is just an excuse to walk thru old graveyards!

I also have (or can scan) better copies of most of the grave photographs that I have posted here. Please email me if you would like me to send you a larger copy!

I'm also on Twitter & Facebook now if anyone is interested!

Also feel free to contact me with corrections or additions to the info I've posted or to request transfers of your relatives memorials. I have recently changed the email address that I use for Find a Grave due to problems with AOL blocking the notifications from this site. You can contact me at my gmail account, or at my AOL address:

chersfmly@aol.com

I'm going to say right here that I ALWAYS give permission for people to use my FaG photos for your own research or to share elsewhere for genealogy or other research related websites, but I would really appreciate a note attached to the file saying where you found the pictures! I have started seeing a lot of the photos I've uploaded here shared on Ancestry.com without attribution. I WANT to share, but it bothers me that so many people are using pictures without bothering to say where they got them!

I love the automatic correction options and I try to check several times a week for new edits! I also tried the Photo Transcription option for the first time recently and loved how easy it made it to add several photos quickly!

Don't be afraid to ask for transfers of any of your family graves I might have entered. My personal policy is much more liberal than the official Find a Grave policy. Generally, I'll transfer anyone who is not a close relative to me!
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Ms.B. Taylor
Abraham Harris
I am looking for the grave of the above family members. He also had a son Willie Haywood Harris and I am trying to locate his grave. I did see Gertrude Harris Hendrick grave present there and Alice Oliva Harris these were the children of Abraham Harris.
Added by Ms.B. Taylor on Aug 17, 2016 12:20 PM
Diane Gravlee
Boot Hill
I sent the last emails for this cemetery this afternoon. Thanks so much for adding the info to each one.
Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on Aug 15, 2016 2:32 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Boot Hill!
Not a problem; I'll send another batch in the next day or so.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Aug 14, 2016 4:43 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Boot Hill!
Thanks for doing the first 3 bios. I'll send 4 more tonight. Let me know when those are done and I'll send the next batch.
Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jul 28, 2016 7:29 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Boot Hill Cemetery in Ogallala, NE.
I could definitely type out the bios from the brochure and I would do it as an edit "other", so that the memorial would be right there to click on and all you would have to do is copy and paste it in. How does that sound? It will take me several weeks to do by doing a few at a time, but the end result will be excellent. And besides you wouldn't want them all at once either. So I'll do a few every few nights. Let me know that you feel this will work for you.
Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jul 13, 2016 8:01 PM
Diane Gravlee
Boot Hill Cemetery in Ogallala, NE.
We visited this cemetery this afternoon as a tourist and got the nice brochure they created earlier this year (2016), which gives a bio about each burial. A few of the burials in this cemetery were later removed to another cemetery and this is explained. I think this information should be in the bio for each of the burials in this cemetery. Could you send me your home address to my email at dggravlee@gmail.com and I'll be glad to send you a copy of the bios for these burials. This would give a more complete picture for each of them. I am assuming that you created most, if not all, the memorials for this cemetery in 2006.

An example is Gertrude Fisher, which says:
She was only 18 years old when she died on November 4, 1884, a victim of a typhoid fever epidemic that hit the Ogallala area. Her parents were area homesteaders Aaron and Rebecca Fisher. Gertrude's body was eventually moved to the new cemetery [Ogallala Cemetery]. [This would make her memorial in Boot Hill a cenotaph].

Thanks. Diane Gravlee
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jul 12, 2016 12:10 AM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You
Cherie,
Thank you so much for the Welshan/Welshhans family transfers. What a great gift.
Merry Christmas to you,
Rita
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Dec 22, 2015 4:34 PM
Rita Wehunt-Black
Thank You Cherie
Cherie,
Thank you so much for the transfer of Joseph Welshhans. I have just finished completing his information and linked him to his parents. He was mentally handicapped and had no wife or family, and that is probably why no one remembered much about him.
Yes, I certainly would love to have the other Welshan/Welshhans that you have. I will go to each one and make a formal request for transfer and perhaps this will make it easier for you to transfer.
Thanks Again,
Rita
Added by Rita Wehunt-Black on Dec 22, 2015 10:26 AM
Tegan Baiocchi
Anna Francis Post
Hi Cherie, I just wanted to let you know that I was doing some research for a project, and came across Anna Post. It looks like Francis is actually her maiden name, rather than her middle. On Ancestry.com, the Pennsylvania Death Index for Anna lists her father as Mack Francis and her mother as Nancy Plants. Her Social Security claims application also lists her parents, as well as her full name "Ethalinda Anna Francis." Hope this helps!
Added by Tegan Baiocchi on Dec 02, 2015 10:24 PM
Jeanne Holder
Higgs' stones
I understand that not only Nancy I. Higgs but also her brother, Alexander and Martha (YOST) Higgs and their father, Permenius Higgs (1762-1859) are also buried there. I have taken photos of their stones, but they are not listed in the W. Alexander Cem. in Ohio Co. PA. I would like photos added, if possible. Thank you.
Jeanne in WA. State. jeanneholder@comcast.net
Added by Jeanne Holder on Oct 06, 2015 5:38 PM
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