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Merllene (#47157899)
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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.
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Armstrong Grove
Thank you very, very much for the Kingston obituaries. It's nice to know a little bit more about family :) I added the obits to their bios.
Added by KaryLou on Mar 18, 2015 10:27 PM
Garland Hill
Thank you
for the help on the Kesler
Added by Garland Hill on Mar 17, 2015 2:28 PM
George Nicholson
Thanks for the quick update.
Added by Deb on Mar 14, 2015 8:05 AM
Geo Clinton
Inez Kelly
Thanks for another obituary. You know I love having them on memorials! Is winter finally over? Sure looks like it! geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Mar 13, 2015 7:06 AM
James M. Richmond
Thanks, I made the changes to the listing of Robert Jessen.
Added by James M. Richmond on Feb 15, 2015 8:49 AM
Geo Clinton
Thanks for the obituaries. It is wonderful having the obituaries on memorials! Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Feb 08, 2015 7:38 AM
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Wellers & Watts
Thanks so much for the obits! I've added them, along with information derived from the obits.
Added by Family Tree Researcher on Jan 18, 2015 6:18 PM
James M. Richmond
Amanda Locke Wallace
I added the obits to her page. Thanks.
Added by James M. Richmond on Dec 05, 2014 7:45 AM
Geo Clinton
Thanks so much for the Yackle family obituaries. Are you doing the cemetery alphabetically? If so, you are about done!! Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Nov 30, 2014 11:41 AM
I got your corrections for Anna, Claus and Hiram Griese. Are you related? If so, I can make transfers.
Added by Koach on Nov 29, 2014 10:56 AM
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