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betty wells (#47176435)
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Bio Photo Betty F. Templeton Wells - Since 1975 I have
researched my family genealogies and also my husband's genealogies. I am a retired cosmotolo-gist and so have more time toward researching now
and the computor helps to connect to others who are also researching. Names researching are Bowers, Templeton, Murren, Schroeder, Wilkinson, Bolton, Houser, Wells, McDole, O'Dowd among a few.
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Sarah Ridenour - 66460309
Hi Betty - I noticed something on the headstone that was created for Sarah Ridenour in Rose Hill Church Cemetery. It appears that her birth and death dates have been switched around. The newspaper index gives her information as - Ridenour, Sarah, 87y 11m 24d, b 14 Sep 1803 Summerset co, Pa; d 08 Sep 1891. (This is info from Pat O'Dell's obituary index of Page County, Iowa.) If you do the math, it comes out pretty close (off by one day to my calculations) if Sarah's birth was September 14, 1803 and death September 8, 1891 instead of what is on the created stone "born Sept 8 and died Sept 14." I sent you an automated update to change the dates but I wanted to let you know why I was sending the update : ) Let me know if you have any questions : ) Thank you!
Added by Calcat on Jul 03, 2014 10:49 PM
Beverly Dunn
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Thank you, Betty, for updating and linking. It is truly appreciated. It just thrills me to see family members linked! Find A Grave is a wonderful tool. Bev Dunn, Cincinnati
Added by Beverly Dunn on Mar 29, 2014 2:51 AM
Dr. Gowdy
No, I am not related to Dr. Gowdy. I came across the Gowdy graves while photographing graves of my family in Michigan. The Gowdys were such an important family in the area and so well documented that I couldn't resist linking to other existing graves after I published the pictures that I found. There are records of the family going back to before the American Revolution.

The family developed a lot of the summer resorts along lower Lake Michigan where my family summers. I had never heard of them until now.
Added by JanFamily on Nov 20, 2013 5:49 AM
Eileen Bridges
Betty - John Perkins Templeton, s/o Robert Templeton [1780-1853] and wife Anna, m/1 Jane Rankin in Shelby Co. ca 1833. He m/2 Eliza Abercrombie in 1846. I am not sure we are talking about the same John Templeton. If you would like, email me at
Added by Eileen Bridges on Nov 08, 2013 5:44 PM
Eileen Bridges
Yes, they are my ancestors . Will be glad to correspond. Prefer to do no transferring since I work actively with this line. Thanks.
Added by Eileen Bridges on Nov 08, 2013 6:25 AM
Steve Peacock
Hallie & William Cain

Thanks for your link with Hallie and William Cain as well as the place of birth and death.
Added by Steve Peacock on Jul 19, 2013 6:40 PM
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Hi Betty: I have some birth & death dates for some of your memorials, but did not want to type it all out if you are not able to fill in some of the "unknowns" at this time - I will put some on John Barr and see what happens! - please let me know.... Cheers~ Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jun 20, 2013 2:00 PM
Deena Gibson
Loyce Templeton Armstsrong
Betty, Maybe I should have given you more information on how we are related. My paternal grandmother was Grace Eleanor Houser Caton. So I guess we are related through the Houser Family!
Added by Deena Gibson on May 16, 2013 5:49 PM
Deena Gibson
RE: Armstrong
Hi Betty,

Thank you for responding. Loyce Templeton Armstrong is my 3rd cousin.
Added by Deena Gibson on May 15, 2013 5:13 PM
Deena Gibson
Loyce Emma Templeton Armstrong
Hi Betty,

I had requested a photo of her headstone & also Cleal Armstrong, both shown as being buried at Oaklawn Cemetery in Oakland, Iowa. They tell me there is no record of them at this cemetery. Are you sure about this being the cemetery for them?
Added by Deena Gibson on May 12, 2013 9:14 PM
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