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Susan Kelly (#46812077)
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Bio Photo I became interested in genealogy almost 15 years ago and have been working at it ever since. Although I have crossed paths with "Find A Grave" several times previous, only recently did I discover the wonders of it. I hope in a small, or big way my efforts might help others in search of their roots.

Cemeteries I've worked on:
Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell, OR
City View Cemetery - Salem,OR
Hayesville Cemetery - Salem,OR
Butteville Cemetery - Butteville,OR
Clagget Cemetery - Salem,OR
Zoar Lutheran Cemetery - Aurora,OR
Lyman Cemetery - Lyman,WA
Mt.Hope Cemetery - Salem,OR
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Liz Weddle
Frank Guthrie, #43806633
Hi Susan,
I have been able to dig deep and find records for Frank Guthrie so I wondered if you would be interested in transferring him to me # 47297998)to add what I found? If not, I understand.
Best wishes, Liz
Added by Liz Weddle on Apr 30, 2015 12:35 AM
Liz Weddle
Obituary - Marcella Ida Grant, Claggett Cemetery
The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon) 25 Apr 1947

Marcella Ida Grant, 62, at a local hospital.
Wife: Lucy Taylor
three Daughters
two Sons
seventeen Grandchildren

Services: 28 Apr 1947, Clough-Barrick Chapel
Interment: Twin Oaks Cemetery, Turner

Estimated birth year: 1885
Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 16, 2015 12:40 AM
Liz Weddle
RE: The Bairs
Hi Susan,
Well done. I like the way you handled conflicting information -- very clear and concise. I think the mystery could be solved if the headstone itself was researched (who, what, where, why, when) or newspapers surrounding the time of placement to see if something was reported; then move forward from there. That's the academic researcher in me -- too bad I'm not in the area any longer. As we undoubtedly agree, this IS a solvable mystery.


Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 15, 2015 11:41 PM
Liz Weddle
Obituary - Judson N. Ganiard
Another Ganiard --
The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon
3 Jun 1941, pg. 5

passed away at age 68. Survivors were two daughters, Mrs. Fred Hugg (Mt. Angel) and Mrs. Avon Mayfield (Newport, Oregon) as well as four unnamed grandchildren and two nieces.

Arrangements: Clough-Barrick Chapel.
Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 15, 2015 10:17 PM
Liz Weddle
Obituary - Elizabeth Ganiard
Hi Susan,
Still plugging away at passing along information. For Elizabeth Ganiard, her obituary citation is:
The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon) 27 Sep 1924, pg. 5

I found this one on the Historica Oregon Newspapers website maintained by the University of Oregon, Eugene.

She passed away at home, age 81, on 25 Sep 1924. Survivors include one son (unnamed) and a daughter, Mrs. Edith Worden, Petersburg, Nebraska. Arrangements by Terwilliger Funeral Home.

Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 15, 2015 10:14 PM
#55441017 Sarah Ann Ullrey
Can you add her father George Ulery #40957586 to her page?
Added by BethAnne on Jan 15, 2015 1:52 PM
Liz Weddle
The Bairs
Hi Susan,
I was just reading your narrative related to Ella Bair and the fact that the family was not in Oregon at the time of her death. I thought you might be interested in another person on the family headstone - Fredric Bair. According to the Oregon Death Certificate, he died in Gold Beach, Curry County, Oregon and was buried in Gold Beach four years after the death year given on the headstone. That makes two people with "curious" dates. The headstone is beginning to sound like a "best guess" memorial perhaps surrounding one or more actual burials in that location.
Hoping you find this interesting and not a nuisance.

Best regards.
Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 12, 2015 2:35 AM
Liz Weddle
Obituary - John Calvin Bair
The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon) 18 Aug 1952
"J.C. Bair Dies on Vacation Near Prineville"

Source (microfilm):
Salem Public Library
Information & Reference Desk: 503-588-6052
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14810, Salem, OR 97309
Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 10, 2015 6:01 PM
Liz Weddle
Obituary - Ella Bair
As time goes on, I am wearing down and have decided to shorten obituary information to citations and source contact information. Are you interested in adding this information for Ella Bair?

Obituary -
The Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon) 25 Oct 1971
"Ella Bair"

Source (microfilm):
Salem Public Library
Information & Reference Desk: 503-588-6052
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14810, Salem, OR 97309
Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 10, 2015 5:56 PM
Liz Weddle
Obituary - Clara Austin
Hi Susan. Finishing up the Claggett research project and thought I would send along the obituary for Clara Austin. It took a while to find it because her last name was initially misspelled in the paper.

Daily Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon)
10 Dec 1912, pg. 2

"DIED. ANSTIN - At her home eight miles north of Salem, Friday, December 6, 1912, Mrs. Clara Austin, aged 42 years."

"Mrs. Austin leaves a husband and five children, the oldest of which is 12 and the youngest 3. The funeral was held at the family residence yesterday at 10 o'clock. Burial was in the Claggett cemetery."
Added by Liz Weddle on Jan 09, 2015 6:34 PM
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