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Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo The virtual cemeteries on my list that start with an asterick are one memorial in each of the international cemeteries I have worked on. I use this to easily find each cemetery.

Interesting projects I have been working on. (Newest work at top of list):

The Sinking of the USS Conestoga A US Naval tugboat that disappeared from outside the San Francisco Bay in 1921, and was never heard from again. It was believed that the ship sank 2,000 miles away from where it was discovered in the Greater Farallones Islands in Oct. 1915.

Murulla Railway Disaster A midnight train collision in the Upper Hunter Valley on Sept. 13, 1926 near Murrurundi, New South Wales. The different cemeteries are interlinked.

Victims of the Sunshine Station Railway Disaster Forty-four people died when one train ran into another in a crowded train station in suburban Melbourne in 1908. Newspaper articles and photos of those killed. Hyperlinks at the bottom of each page will carry you to the different cemeteries involved.

Coranderrk Aboriginal Cemetery, Healesville, Victoria, Australia. Amazing 150 year old photos of the residents of this Aboriginal Station, who believed that Queen Victoria had given the reserve to them in perpetuity.

Dom St. Petri, Bremen, Germany with photos from Sept. 2014.

Goodwood Motor Circuit Cemetery, Chichester, England with photos.

Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex, England with photos.

National Cathedral of Denmark, Copenhagen. With translations.

Sankt Petri Kirke, Copenhagen.

Oude Kerk, Amsterdam is a 14th century church that became an indoor cemetery. Each stone in the floor covers between 2 and 7 graves. I have found a lot of genealogical information and I have photographed both the stone and the area of the church the stone is in; you get a sense of the size of this place. BACK OFF, girls! The silver fox in a number of the pictures is MINE!

China Ashes is my list of people who died in China and the disposition of their ashes was lost. It is especially interesting considering how many of these individuals I could find photos for.

Royal Naval Cemetery - Liu-kung-tao

Holy Trinity Cathedral and the story of the ashes there (or are they?)

Taiyuan Massacre Graves

The Rebellion Cemetery of 1900

Yangpu Public Park

Heping Park

Weihsien Civilian Assembly Center

-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!


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Bill Day
Corrells and Cenotaphs and Duplicates
Hi Rebecca, I have just been notified of a duplicate memorial, and need your help in figuring out how to handle it. 1. You created Irvin Henry Correll (79219242), and his wife as Mrs. Irvin Henry Correll (79219271), from their markers in Yokohama. The links section of Find A Grave dropped the Mrs., and I got confused when looking for his wife, and created Sarah Jane Long Correll (159451493), the duplicate wife of Irvin Henry. In the interim, the person who notified me of the duplicate took photos of the gravesite in Yokohama and attached them to 159451493. 2. I would like to request transfer of 79219242, as Irvin is one of my wife's great-grandfathers. 3. I would also like to have management of his wife (one of my wife's great-grandmothers). Only because more complete information is already recorded on 159451493, I would like it to be the spouse to 79219242 instead of 79219271. I am not trying to cut out your creation credit for Sarah Jane Long, just trying to simplify us moving forward; if you want to retain credit for 79219271, I will request transfer of her to me, and whether you grant that or not, correct all information there to what we know about Sarah Jane Long Correll, and delete 159451493. Your choice on how we handle this step. 4. Both of the markers in Yokohama you created are cenotaphs. I am having a bit of trouble understanding Find A Grave guidance on how to handle cenotaphs, so hopefully you know how to treat them. As you already know, 79219242 died and was buried at sea, but I don't think what has been done for him is completely in accord with Find A Grave guidance on cenotaphs. As for 79219271 / 159451493, her marker in Yokohama is also a cenotaph, as she returned to the USA after the death of Irvin, and later died at the home of her daughter in NJ. I have so far been unable to locate a specific record of her death or burial. Nevertheless, the marker in Yokohama needs to be marked as a cenotaph. OK, I think that's it. Sorry if I have confused you. Should we take this one step at a time? What do you recommend? Thanks! Bill Day
Added by Bill Day on May 22, 2016 3:09 AM
Eva Spengler McGuire-Cox Corrections
This is to correct the INCORRECT INFORMATION provided by the Find A Grave Report Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103155665; Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX

1. Eva was born Eva Spengler, not Eva Spongler to Adolph and Justina, not Annie, Spengler. Justina's maiden name is unknown.

2. Eva was born in 1842, not 1845. She was born in Germany not in Detroit, MI.
On one census Detroit was reported as her place of birth; however, most likely this was done as her attempt to identify with non-German society. Proof of her birth is the New Orleans immigration ship manifest record as would have been reported to the ship capitan by her father and on their German emigation documentation:
Name: E Spengler
Age: 6
Est. Birth Year: abt 1842
Gender: Female
Ship Name: Seth Sprague
Arrival Date: 23 Nov 1848
Origin: Germany
Port of Departure: Antwerp

Corrections submittedby GYM, her gg-grandniece
Added by gym on May 02, 2016 8:50 AM
Brad Evans
RE: Evelyn Fawcett in Abney Park # 21273623
Hi Rebecca. I can confirm that the burial site is definately Abney Park. Try searching again - adding the surname of Pyle. Good Luck.
Added by Brad Evans on Apr 24, 2016 6:29 AM
Bill Day
Pending Edits for Irvin Correll
Hi Rebecca,
I have some pending edits with you. Is there anything I can do to help you decide how to handle them?
Bill Day
Added by Bill Day on Apr 01, 2016 4:04 PM
Barbara Campbell
Greetings, I have sent you several edits for the crew. I once got fussed at for too many edits because someone duplicated an entire cemetery so I stopped at around 10 edits per Find A Grave rules. My information comes from NOAA_Conestoga_Biographies.pdf found at
If you wish to add birth and place information along with biographical info. All the information should be public information and free to use coming from the Navy.
Added by Barbara Campbell on Mar 24, 2016 8:39 AM
79272656 Frank Stelle Booth
Would you be so kind as to connect
158436093 Rev Eugene Samuel Booth
as father
to the memorial above done by you.

Thank you for your superb work.
Added by Udo on Feb 21, 2016 4:40 PM
virginia paz
#111715174 Lillian Wetherley
I have bio data for Lilian Wetherley and request to Maintain her memorial thank you I am virginia paz #47512072
Added by virginia paz on Feb 15, 2016 4:28 PM
Chris White
Edward Gattey
Captain Edward Gattey RFA who died on 20 June 1924 at Wei-Hai-Wei, China while the Captain of RFA Francol was born on 12 March 1878 at Clapham, Surrey. He died from cerebal malaria - confirmed with the British Merchant Navy's Births, Marriages and Deaths Register held at the National Archives at Kew

Please note the spelling of his surname - I have confirmed this spelling with his 2nd Mates Ticket held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwhich and with his Death record in BMD Register at the National Archives at Kew


Chris White
RFA Historical Society
Added by Chris White on Feb 11, 2016 2:27 PM
Nikki Brown
Lester G Dillon
Hi you run Lesters and i was wondering if you'd be willing to switch his over to me. i am his granddaughter. His oldest daughter Patricia is my mother, thank you
Added by Nikki Brown on Feb 03, 2016 5:51 AM
Frances Willess
#76081009, Martha M. Willess
A record of the Willess family written by Martha Mihallie Bundrant Willess shows she wrote her name "Mihallie" and not "Mahalia" as most spell it.
Frances Barkley Willess

Added by Frances Willess on Jan 24, 2016 2:17 PM
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