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Owlisnapp (#46878071)
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Bio Photo In the last few years, I have been creating memorials for my family, as I discover where they are buried. This is still an on going project.


Find a Grave has implemented a new way to submit Edits! Unfortunately, there are far too many members for Find a Grave to notify everyone via email, so it's up to us to get the word out. If every member posts this message (or similar) in their profile, hopefully we can help spread the word.

To suggest a correction (SAC) click on the edit tab of the memorial that needs to be corrected. Then click on the link which best describes where your edit should occur. Enter your correction, when you're done, click submit edit. Your request will be sent to the manager of the memorial and will appear in the managers' profile under the Edits tab.

Managers will no longer receive emails. They must go directly to their profile page and click on the Edits tab. Managers can approve, deny or ignore, suggested corrections. It's quick and easy!

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Requesting a transfer other corrections are still handled the same way. Click on "suggest any other correction or addition," type your message and press "send this message." The manager of the memorial will receive an email.


Recently (Aug 2011), I transcribed The Bay City IOOF Cemetery. I have created a spreadsheet of this Cemetery, taken photos of all of the headstones and put this information on FindaGrave. I have tried to research something about the person and link them with their family members.

I have completed photographing all of the headstones at the Fairview Pioneer Cemetery. I have also received from the Tillamook Pioneer Museum a listing of all of the graves that are in This Cemetery, along with a map. It is quite a small cemetery and it is quite overgrown, there are not many headstones left that are readable.

My next goal is to transcribe the cemetery at the Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens. Thank you to everyone who helps me out on this journey.
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Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Wow another memorial transfer
Hello again,
You so rock...
thank you for transferring:
Charles Cleveland Watts # 78338496
I have added you to my list of friends.
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 21, 2016 4:08 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another transfer and another thank you
Hi there,
Marian Caroline Gary Watt # 71632802
I am running out of kind words for you. All I can say is that you exemplify what this site is all about...discovery, notations and sharing.
Thank you F*A*G friendů

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Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 19, 2016 5:50 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfers & thank yous X3
Hello again,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Sara May Watt Prentiss # 71572442
& her brother;
Robert Henry Watt # 71369237
& their sister;
Edith Elizabeth Watt # 71633103
to my care.
With your help, I have successfully connected them with their parents and each to their five siblings.
As I receive more information, I will be adding to Our shared memorials.
With sincerest appreciation,
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Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 18, 2016 4:54 PM
Kevin B.
Oscar Lucas
The source for the other obituary was the "True Republican" newspaper at Sycamore, IL. It was part of the Kingston News Column and was printed on July 26, 1919. Oscar had a sister, Mila Ann Lucas (1834-1863) who married Charles David Gibbs in 1861. After her death he was married 10 years later in 1873 to Amanda Bacon (a sister of my great great grandfather. Mila, Amanda and Charles are also buried at Blood's Point cemetery. Charles was a son of Willard Gibbs and Patience Main who came to Illinois in 1845 from Otsego Co., N.Y. His parents and maternal grandmother are also buried at Blood's Point. Thank You very much for making those corrections. B.T. W. Charles Gibbs was killed in a house moving accident in 1878. Amanda was pregnant with their 2nd son, who she named Charles Willard Gibbs for his father and grandfather. The house belonged to his cousin, Ami S. Gibbs who was married to Mila Jane Bacon, a niece of his 2nd wife, Amanda.
Added by Kevin B. on Jul 01, 2016 7:25 PM
Kevin B.
Oscar Lucas
I have his obituary. I will post it on his memorial so you can read it. Let me know after you have read it and I will delete it.
Added by Kevin B. on Jul 01, 2016 1:32 PM
Kevin B.
Oscar Lucas #9678945
Oscar F. Lucas #9678945 was born in Franklin township in DeKalb Co., IL and he died in Flora township in Boone Co., IL. He was married to my great great aunt, Almira Lawton.
Added by Kevin B. on Jun 27, 2016 7:30 PM
Jean Boling
George Washington Kearns
There are two more Kearns in Granite Hill - Loretta and William Willard. If interested, let me know and I'll give you the info I have. Don't know the gravesite of William, but he could be in the same area as GW and Loretta.
Added by Jean Boling on Jun 02, 2016 2:24 PM
S.A. Watts
Eward D Gervais
I have included all the resources that state that this is NOT the son of Joseph Gervais. I have been researching this family for 27 years...

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
St. Paul Oregon Volumes I, II, & III
Annotations [last section of book] page A-35
Gervais, Edward 1836 after 1912
Edward was a child of 4 when his mother Yaimist died [27 Jan 1840] and he was reared by a stepmother Angelique Chinook. [actual Tchinook] He married Nancy Nehalem at the coast, where he lived to a great old age, still remember about Tillamook as a guide, a teller of stories, a master hand at clam bakes, and a general town favorite --- " He always had a bunch of kids around him". All three of the younger sons of Joseph Gervais --- Isaac, Xavier [ this is Francois Xavier] and Edouard --- served in the Indian wars; Edouard is buried with a military stone in the Legion Cemetery in Nehalem

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
St. Louis, Oregon Volume I
Under Cecile Gervais [first section of book] Page 201 & 202 # S-8
The 27 November 1867, we undersigned priest have buried Cecile daughter of Theodore Gervais and Angelique, deceased yesterday, age 6 years and a half. Present Edouard Gervais uncle and Theodore father of the dead child. L.M. LeBas, MP Priest, Miss, a post.

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
Vancouver Volumes I & II Stellamaris Mission
Joseph Gervais and Marguerite Clatsoppe [first section of book] Page 31 &32 # M-20
This 28 January 1839, in view of the dispensation of 2 bans of marriage granted by us Vicar General, and the publication of the third between Joseph Gervais of Maskinonge in Canada, and farmer of this place, on the one part and of Marguerite Clatsoppe by nation on the other part, nor any impediment being discovered, We priest undersigned missionary have received their mutual consent of marriage and have given them the nuptial benediction in presence of Amable Arcouet and of Pierre Stanislas Jacquet, witness before the said [spouses] have recognized as their legitimate children, Isaac aged 10 years, Xavier aged 8 years, Francoise aged 7 years, Edouard aged 3 years, Adelaide aged 9 months, finally, Julie aged 19 years and David aged 16 years whom the groom has had with another woman now dead. The said spouses as well as spouses [ sic, witnesses is meant] have not known how to sign FN. Blanchet, Priest

Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest
Vancouver Volumes I & II Stellamaris Mission
Baptisms Edouard Gervais [ first section of book] page 33 & 34 # B-80
This 3 February 1839, we priest undersigned have baptized Edouard, age 4 years, legitimate child of Joseph Gervais farmer of this place, and Marguerite Clatsoppe. Godfather Francois Rivet who has not known how to sign. The father absent. F. N. Blanchet Priest V.g. [Edouard had also been baptized on 14 January 1838 in the Methodist religion as the Catholic Priest where not present in the Oregon Territory at that time]
Vancouver Volumes I & II Stellamaris Mission
under Edouard Gervais [back of book] page A-30 same printing as St Paul Oregon book, Vol I, II & III
Collection on Joseph Gervais [manuscript], 1944-1958. Author: Loeb, Betty L
Call Number: Mss 446 Location: Vault Collection Type: Manuscripts
Media type: Manuscript Database: OCLC-MARC Bibliographic (OCLC)

Letters, [manuscript] 1836-1837. Author: Gervais, Joseph, 1777-1861.
Call Number: Mss 83 Location: Vault Collection Type: Manuscripts
Media type: Manuscript Database: OCLC-MARC Bibliographic (OCLC)

Joseph Gervais : a familiar mystery man / Thomas Vaughan & Martin Winch.
Author: Vaughan, Thomas, 1924- Call Number: PAM 979.133 V369j
Location: Main Floor Publisher: Oregon Historical Quarterly, Date: 1965.
Collection Type: Pamphlets Media type: Pamphlet Database: OCLC-MARC
Bibliographic (OCLC)

Vertical File : Genealogy - Gervais family. Location: Main Floor Collection Type:
Vertical File Media type: Manuscript Database: OCLC-MARC
Bibliographic (OCLC)
The vertical file folders contain clippings from newspapers and magazines, brochures, leaflets, reprints, photocopied excerpts from printed sources, ephemera, short unpublished writings, and other miscellaneous material. The Gervais family file is large and contains biographies on Joseph, Isaac, Jean Baptiste Gervais among others.
Joseph Gervais (1777-1861) was a trapper and settler. He came to Oregon from Canada in 1811 with the Wilson Price Hunt Expedition. In 1834 his home was the location of first school in Oregon. He was one of four justices of the peace in 1841. The town of Gervais is name in his honor.
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Volume IX January 1908 pg 157
Joseph Gervais personally related to Henry Williamson
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Volume XLIII September 1942 By Oswald West
Oregon's First White Settlers on French Prairie
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Volume 4 Number 3 September 1903
"Reminiscences" Anne Sterling Cone, Mrs Rebeka Hopkins,
Mrs Anna Tremewan & Louis Labonte's Recollection of men"
Nehalem Valley Historical Society Online Archive
Family Genealogy of Betty Obeist written out in long hand.
She states that " Edward married Nancy ESAHTIN who was full blood Nehalem Indian". [Nancy's father was Chief of the Nehalem Tribe] Edward was Betty's Great Grandfather, & Grandfather James W. Hackman.
St. Paul Mission Historical Society
Gervais Register 1875 - 1893
Oregon County Marriages 1851 - 1995
Edward Gervais and Nancy Esahtin [b 1834 d 28 Dec 1916]
Married 4 November 1860 Clatsop County Oregon, witnesses Fredrick Kelehum & Sylvester Ingalls
Nancy Esahtin Gervais b. Dec 1833 d. 28 Dec 1916 in Bay City Tillamook County Oregon. Nancy is buried Bay City IOOF Cemetery Lot 82 grave # 2
Added by S.A. Watts on May 05, 2016 2:40 PM
RE: James M. Coburn
I do not accept Family Trees that have no source information. Therefore, I will not insert the exact date of birth without a primary source.

However, I will change the year of birth to 1830 based on the information in his obituary. Be aware that according to the 1860 census he was born about 1832 and according to the 1870 census he was born about 1831.

I was unable to find him in the District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964 to determine which year of birth was reported. His name must be indexed incorrectly.
Added by SLGMSD on Apr 01, 2016 11:07 AM
James M. Coburn
Find A Grave Memorial# 97068383

Your edit:
Birth Date:
Sep. 10, 1829
Birth Place:
District Of Columbia, USA

I have been unable to verify this date of birth. Can you please direct me to a source for this information? Thank you for your help.
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 31, 2016 12:28 PM
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