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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100. Check out this site:)

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. I don't have time to attempt to Photoshop them to make them easier to read but I wouldn't put them on the memorials if they weren't readable. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Jackie Elmlund
Here is a link to Jackie's obituary:

Thank you for posting those great newspaper links to your profile!
Added by Carisa on Sep 20, 2014 10:50 PM
Leana Rosentrater
Anna Smith Cork
You have her children listed right on findagrave and Frank S. Cork was their father. The 6 other children were her stepchildren. William Wallace Cork and his wife Cora Myrtle were the parents of her stepchildren. (Frank and Anna's children were: Vern, Ferris, Clifford, Hilda, and Glenn) (William Wallace Cork and Cora Myrtle's children were: Owen, Clayton, Fayer Sweek, Darrell, Lyle, and Orlan) Her obituary is confusing because the names of the towns seem like they are the names of additional children but you have it right on William Wallace Cork's findagrave (except for Orlan being listed twice and I have sent edits for the other children of Anna and Frank)
Remember Solomon married Hannah Henderson and does not even figure into the equation. That was a mistake originally from Thanks for fixing everything. Leana
Added by Leana Rosentrater on Sep 13, 2014 3:49 PM
Leana Rosentrater
Anna Smith Cork
Anna Schmidt/Smith's parents were Carl and Henrietta (Otto) Schmidt/Smith (written both ways and interchangebly). Anna is my great grandfather's Aunt. Her children would have been my great grandfather's 1st cousins. I cannot find any info on her parents on findagrave. If you would like more info about this family I will send a link to my tree on ancestry. Or more info in an email if you are not on ancestry. Thanks for the super fast edit. Leana R. Rosentrater
Added by Leana Rosentrater on Sep 12, 2014 5:46 PM
RE: Elizabeth Ward
You are very Welcome!

I was with three D.A.R. chapters this week and we cleaned over 86 stones in that cemetery. Your friends was one of them!

Is quite a beautiful place.

I am hoping to get updated photos in a few months and this stone should clear up.

Take care. Diane Enroughty Richmond, VA
Chancellor Wythe D.A.R.
Added by denroughty on Sep 07, 2014 12:00 PM
Reidar Sumstad
Henry Fisk, Barbara Fisk Perkins, Melvind Hardman
Hi Pam,
I just want to thank you for all the terrific memorials you have created and for the quick response in adding value to the memorials! I really enjoyed your bio and the avdice you have given in it! Today I went into the Eagle Valley News and found a 1917 obituary for Sarah T (Sharp)Wilkins. So I did a ton of research on her and her family and was able to find all her children and her parents in the Eagle Valley Cemetery. I was also able to find photos from a family member on and added them as well. I am hoping that the corrections will be made over the next week or so and the family will be joined back together again, thanks to you and your great counsel! I appreciate all you are doing!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Sep 01, 2014 10:08 PM
Charles Sears at St. Mary's Cemetery
Hi! Photos posted for him.

Also there:

Sophia F. Sears, 1909 - 1973, inscribed "Mother"

If you add a photo request for her I will post the photos that I took.

Added by Ace on Sep 01, 2014 3:55 AM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Ralph Holman
You are so welcome! Happy Day, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Aug 31, 2014 6:33 PM
Linda Cole
newspaper articles
Thanks so much for adding the old newspaper articles on find-a-grave. I've really enjoyed them on my family's (Williams and Dunlap) sites in Grant County, Oregon. They were my grandma's family( Gertrude Ella Munjar).
Added by Linda Cole on Aug 31, 2014 4:29 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Edward Bracy
I did a bit of research on trying to find any descendant. Edward had a daughter Helen Bracy born in 1913. Helen was married I think three times. She married a Robert Abel in 1932 and they divorced in 1934. There is a file on Robert Abel on that somebody did that includes Helen. Robert and Helen had a daughter Judith Carroll Bracy born 1934. I don't know what happened to her? She may still be alive is my best guess. She was born in 1934 and that was not that long ago. I found a marriage in WA for a Judith Abel to a Frank Sauce. Not sure if that is the right Judith??
Robert Abel remarried to a Lillian. Robert Abel is buried by himself in Lincoln Memorial and is on Find A Grave.
Helen Bracy Abel remarried to a Stanley Ayers in 1937. Both Stanley and Helen are on Find A Grave and are buried in Los Angeles County, in Eternal Valley Memorial Park. Stanley died in 1994 and Helen in 2006. Obits on Los Angeles area are nigh on to impossible to get.
Edward Bracy and his wife had a daughter Laverne Bracy also who died in 1922 at the age of 7. There is a funeral notice in the paper for her but it did not say where she was being buried. Groan. My best guess would be Lincoln Memorial. Laverne has never been added to Find A Grave.
There was also a daughter Sharon Bracy and I think she was from a second marriage of Edward Bracy but not sure?? I do not see her in the censuses so I think she may have been born after 1940? Don't know what happened to her. Probably still alive?
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 30, 2014 11:20 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Hamleys
Hi, I will send the list later sometime today. Lunda, sorry. Have a great Labor Day weekend! Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 30, 2014 11:47 AM
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