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Sarah Gruwell (#47186162)
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Bio Photo I'm 30 years old who's just graduated college with my Associate's in Library and Information Science. I live in Great Falls, MT with my mom, little sister, and two cute pooches. I've just recently gotten interested in visiting cemeteries for genealogy purposes, but I've always found them relaxing and a great place to visit or learn an area's history.

The names in my family tree are:


Van Kuykendahl
McRae/Nicholson (not sure which it is right now)

Those are a brief list. There are tons more I'll have to look around and find.

I'm starting to transcribe and photograph some local cemeteries in Great Falls, Montana, Cascade County, and the surrounding counties. I'm also starting to transcribe some cemetery records as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me if anyone needs a local photograph or updates. I'm eager to help whoever needs it. I'm also more than happy to transfer management of any memorials I've transcribed as long as they're not my family. Just drop me a note. :) Thanks.
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John Callin
Thank you for transferring my Silvernales to me
Added by John Callin on Apr 18, 2014 11:05 AM
Ida Evans #67744849
That's odd. The # sent was correct. I had also sent the manager of Ida's memorial the link to her parents. Instead of linking, the manager apparently deleted her memorial entirely! Thanks for trying to make the link. And for letting me know. ~ Jan
Added by Jan on Apr 18, 2014 7:22 AM
Carol Lepley-Walls Tonn
Highland Cemetery
My 2nd great uncle Benjamin F Lepley [#53662243] moved from Venango County in Western Pennsylvania to the wilds of Montana. All of the Lepley's buried in Highland Cemetery come from this one family. I would like to join them to the rest of us who still live here. If you would --

Cleo E Lepley [#53741515]
James B. Lepley [#52317473]
Lillian M Lepley [#53741507]
Minta F Lepley [#53662477]
Oliver R Lepley [#53741523]
Samuel W Lepley [#53663285]

My mother and her parents are Lepley's and they are very special to me. Thanks Carol (Lepley-Walls) Tonn
Added by Carol Lepley-Walls Tonn on Apr 17, 2014 7:35 PM
anne h
Thank you!
Thank you Sarah for listing my grandmother here! It's the closest I'll get to meeting her, as she passed several years before I was born. Thank you.
Added by anne h on Apr 01, 2014 10:16 PM
Sally Bailey
RE: Charity R Gruwell Embree, FAG# 58907856
1900 U.S. Federal Census, Yakima Indian Reservation, Yakima, Washington, pg 1A, Roll: 1754. "William Embree, head, WM, April 1847, 53, marr 29y, OH OH OH, agency carpenter, govt. home; Jennie Embree, wife, WF, July 1852, 47, marr 29y, IN PA OH; Bert S Embree, son, WM, May 1878, 22, single, IA OH IN, no occup.; Cora Embree, dau, WF, August 1879, 20, single, IA OH IN, 9 mos school; Grace Embree, dau, WF, April 1887, 13, single, WA OH IN, 9 mos school; Margaret Embree, dau, WF, March 1890, 10, single, WA OH IN, 9 mos school; Charity Embree, mother, WF, August 1823, 76, wid, mo of 2 children/ 1 living, OH DE PA."

Please note the places of birth for Charity: Charity b. OH, her father b. DE, her mother b. PA.

My uncle was MIA in WWII, but my grandparents put a gravestone for him in the family plot. Future generations looking for him will assume that he is buried there. I think this practice is more common than we realize.

Sincerely, Sally Bailey, Find A Grave# 46578381
Added by Sally Bailey on Mar 04, 2014 6:51 AM
Sally Bailey
RE: Charity R Gruwell Embree, FAG# 58907856
Sarah, I was aware of your memorial for Charity and, in fact, had the Iowa burial place already in my database when I found this 1910 census record. Considering the fact that Charity (Gruwell) Embree was the mother of two children, one of them being William Embree, perhaps you could give this a re-think?

1910 U.S. Federal Census, Puyallup Ward 1, Pierce, Washington, pg 12A, T624_1665. "287 Margaret Ave., William H. Embree, head, MW, 63, marr 37y, OH OH OH, farmer own farm, OMF; Mary J Embree, wife, FW, 57, marr 37y, mo 7children/ 7 living, IN PA OH; Margaret Embree, dau, FW, single, WA OH IN; Charity Embree, mother, FW, 86, wid, mo 2 children/1 living, OH OH OH; Bert S Embree, son, MW, 32, single, IA OH IN, express messenger Railway."
Added by Sally Bailey on Mar 04, 2014 6:38 AM
David Hodson
Withee's at Highland Cemetery
Thanks for the transfer of the Withee's at the Highland Cemetery in Great Falls, Montana. Dave Hodson # 47358805.
Added by David Hodson on Mar 03, 2014 11:40 PM
Joyce Snell
William Mee
You posted a photo of William Mee, wife Ida and 2 young boys. Am wondering if they are related to the John Mee who married Ethel Holmes in Great Falls, MT in 1935.
Added by Joyce Snell on Mar 03, 2014 3:46 PM
Sally Bailey
Charity R Gruwell Embree, FAG# 58907856
Sarah, Please check out Find A Grave# 63505215. I believe this is the same person. And, do please let me know what you think. Thanks, Sally Bailey #46573381
Added by Sally Bailey on Feb 19, 2014 8:18 AM
Patti Podboy
John & Jennie Hamrell
Thanks for the transfers!
Added by Patti Podboy on Feb 18, 2014 3:21 PM
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