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Ed Smith (#47100545)
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
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Don Modlin
Are you related to the Dunsmoor's ?
Added by Don Modlin on Jun 28, 2016 7:30 PM
Kim Hartwick
Leonard Burdick
I am very interested in managing Leonard Burdick's memorial. My Great Uncle, brother to my Grandmother Ruby. He was a wonderful man who told great stories to my brother and I each night that he visited. He never had children though he married twice. His second wife was the widow of his brother Jesse Burdick. They were friends for many years and married in their last years, very happy. I would love to keep his memory going.
Kimberli Hartwick
Added by Kim Hartwick on Jun 23, 2016 7:37 PM
Laura Shultz Kinsey
Minnie Myrtle Johnson
Hi Ed, I was wondering if she's related to you? She had a brother Robert, sister Cora and brother David. Her mother was Melissa. Minnie's maiden name was Dalton. I'm not sure of her mother Melissa's maiden name and I don't know Minnie's and her siblings fathers first name. Her mother was widowed by 1900. Since the children were born after 1880. The 1890 census was destroyed in a fire. So I have not been able to find any other documentation between 1880 and 1900 for this family. If there is a family connection. Would you be able to help me fill in the gaps.
Thanks for your time.
Laura Kinsey
Added by Laura Shultz Kinsey on Jun 20, 2016 6:13 PM
Don Modlin
Mary Livina Dunsmoor
Mary was my 3 rd great aunt,her parents are Alless Dunsmoor and Aria Ann Hoover my 3rd great grand parents. I'm still searching to see if Mary and her husband George D Dunsmore are related before marriage.Or if it's 2 different Dunsmoor's. Don
Added by Don Modlin on Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM
Lee Merritt
RE: Ruben Haley
Thank you for finding this tombstone. I have quite a bit of information on his family if you are interested. Contact:
Added by Lee Merritt on Jun 18, 2016 9:57 AM
William Rogers
Shirley Rogers
Hi Ed, Thank you for all your edits, Links & Transfers. They're much appreciated.

Bill Rogers
Added by William Rogers on Jun 08, 2016 2:06 AM
PMS Sillix
James Roy Sadler
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by PMS Sillix on Jun 02, 2016 6:03 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Thank youuuu!!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jun 01, 2016 1:21 PM
Roxann Talbert Artino
Transfer of Grandmother
I thank you so very much💓
Added by Roxann Talbert Artino on May 28, 2016 9:29 AM
Story Chaser
Transfer Request
Mr. Smith,

Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Story Chaser on May 24, 2016 2:28 PM
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