Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Merllene (#47157899)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 6 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I am an avid genealogy/history buff who was born and raised in Northwest Iowa, but now live in Northern California. I grew up in a small town where we always took shortcuts through the cemetery on the way home from school. The memorials always intrugued me, especially the older ones.

As I continue working on ALL my family histories I have found findagrave to be very helpful in locating family members. It is especially helpful to me when the obituaries are posted and I am making it my personal goal to help provide obituaries for the cemeteries I am most connected with in Iowa. If I send you an obituary transcript, please feel free to share it.

Findagrave provides a very valuable service to history and genealogy researchers. 20 years ago I walked the Dedham Cemetery in Iowa with my mom; this year I went back and discovered that many of the stones I photographed then have disappeared or are illegible. Such a shame, but time marches on. To have this information recorded on findagrave insures that those who came before us live on.

I welcome corrections/additions to memorials I have posted and will be happy to transfer those to whom I am not related to those who are direct descendents.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 8,011 Memorials Added
 • 8,010 Memorials Managed
 • 29 Memorials/Week
 • 2,501 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 63 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Friend
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Just~Us Relativ...
Messages left for Merllene (271)[Leave Message]
Geo Clinton
Thanks for the Gibbons obituaries. I added them to the memorials. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Geo Clinton
Thanks for 2 more obituaries. they can be hard to find, especially if people passed away in a different town. Georgea
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 24, 2014 6:41 AM
Andrew Rice
I made the correction, is he in your family?

Added by Sherry on Nov 22, 2014 3:43 PM
Jesse James Felkey #46913358
Thank you for your obituary suggestion for Jesse James Felkey.
Added by Tinkalew on Nov 22, 2014 7:21 AM
Jennie Isabelle Davis Felkey
Thank you for leaving an obituary suggestion for Jennie Davis Felkey. Have a blessed day, Tinkalew
Added by Tinkalew on Nov 22, 2014 7:13 AM
Geo Clinton
So sad that Glenn drowned in only 4 foot of water. Thanks. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 15, 2014 7:57 AM
Geo Clinton
Jessie Flier
Much thanks for Jessie's obituary. Georgea
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 14, 2014 7:09 AM
Geo Clinton
Vida Flier
again, thanks for the great obit. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 11, 2014 8:42 AM
Geo Clinton
RE: Felkey
The Felkeys are not part of my research.

I found my grandmothers husband, Fred Goodge in the Armstrong cemetery. One or more of his wives is buried beside him with no marker. He is related to the Coulsons so I do that family too. Fred was unlucky enough to have 5 wives, all of whom died before he did. My grandmother was his last wife.

When I was in Armstrong, I took pictures of several other stones in that cemetery and a few others.

Freds first wife, and mother to his children, was Susan Wood. I have entered all the Wood memorials (stones) I have found into Find A Grave but still have not linked her to any of them. Isn't genealogy fun!!

Thanks so much for all the work you do! Georgea
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 10, 2014 8:39 PM
Geo Clinton
Thanks for all the Felkey obituaries, etc. Are you doing the whole Armstrong cemetery? That is a big job! Thanks. Georgea
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 10, 2014 6:14 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service