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Mary Russell (#46598967)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo My name is Mary Russell Curious about the headstone on my Profile Page? You can find Him among my many memorials to read about him. He is my oldest brother who was a coach in Idalou, Texas and he and his passenger, the High School Football Head coach were killed instantly in a wreck. It left the small town devastated and resulted in the name of the football stadium's name being changed to the name of the coach. I hope you will leave flowers for him when you do read his memorial. I have been called the Yearbook lady by some here on FAG. I research many very old Yearbooks and have added some people who might never be added to FAG. I also research old documents, newspapers and scrapbooks to memorialize those that might not ever be remembered. Everyone deserves to be remembered and acknowledged as special.

If you see your family and you want me to transfer a memorial to you, I will be glad to do it except for those that are my family. I will not transfer anyone who is kin to me even as a distant cousin. I do not like transferring people that I am sponsoring because that means that I put in money and lots of time on that memorial. I am having more requests than usual asking me to transfer someone who is not your relative. I do not want you to ask me to transfer someone that is not your relative as I put time in on my memorials and most are me doing the research on them and I am researching many people from the 1800's and trying to add details about them that someone might not ever know about them. I am not your average "numbers only is what counts person" on FAG. I am about remembering a person. So, please do not ask for a transfer if you are not a relative. I always do make exceptions to the rule though, but I have to hear your reason for wanting a transfer if you are not a relative.

I am very glad to add people to find a grave for anyone who is unable to do so themselves and I will be glad to add a picture for you also. I love helping everyone.

I want to make a note here that I try very hard to not duplicate memorials and if you find I have duplicated one that you created before me, I cheerfully remove it. I will even transfer to you what information I have on my memorial. Please do not ask me to delete a memorial that I created before you did. Check the dates on the duplicates as the one who posted first has precedence. Also, please treat me with respect because I make mistakes just like everyone else and I never duplicate memorials on purpose.

Feel free to use my pictures if you feel the need for them. Please do not take the pictures that have not been taken by me personally as I have no say so about those.
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RE: Francis Willard Sands
"May I add a picture of this person's funeral invitation? Thanks"

I don't see why not!
Added by Andrew on Aug 20, 2014 3:05 PM
Bob Collins
RE: Judson George Brown
No relation. But I do volunteer photography in Green-Wood. The info I provided was found in the process of trying to locate the grave.
Added by Bob Collins on Aug 19, 2014 3:34 PM
Obits and memorials
Mary-there is a wide variety of perspectives from the folks who are here on Find A Grave. some don't even want to connect families, they look strictly at it as a FIND a GRAVE only and will tell you so on their bio page. But to me the connections are the context of the person in the memorial page. and since Find A Grave gives us the ability to link families in the memorial, I believe it is okay.
If you have time to see how nice Lucretia's page is now that I've transcribed the notice-its wonderful!
Again THANK YOU for sending that, we make a great team! If you need anything don't hesitate to holler at me.
Added by Marcialyn on Aug 18, 2014 5:23 PM
P.K. Magruder
Solomon Stoddard Death Notice
Thank you for asking. I personally don't like pictures of death certificates or death notices on the memorials. I feel the information is better placed in the biography for two reasons:
1. Information in the biography will show up in a Google search
2. The visually impaired who use "reader" technology can hear the information. The technology does not read the photo. It is the main reason why I enter the marker transcription even when the photo is perfectly clear.
If you don't mind transcribing the death notice, I will be happy to include it.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Aug 18, 2014 3:10 PM
RE: L. Brown notice
Yes it can be frustrating-trying to help with more information and feeling like you just hit a wall. My worst peeve are the managers who don't respond so the suggested edit just sits in limbo. I have added you to "My Friends" and would love to continue working with you, you have a wonderfully refreshing attitude!

Are you aware of Google's extensive newspaper holdingd?
Added by Marcialyn on Aug 18, 2014 11:11 AM
L. Brown notice
Got it! I will transcribe it tomorrow and she will have a much better memorial then :)

I'm grateful for your help!
Added by Marcialyn on Aug 17, 2014 11:08 PM
RE Lucretia Brown
Please send me the newspaper notice and I will add all the info. Thank you for asking about adding the article to the memorial-I prefer a typed notice NOT a photo of the article, so I will be happy to hand-copy it and add to her page under bio.

Again thanks for being so considerate, a happy and pleasant surprise for me!
My email is on my profile page.
Added by Marcialyn on Aug 17, 2014 8:13 PM
Paul Noyes
Rev. Daniel P. Noyes #49957351
Thank you for adding the copy of Rev. Daniel Parker Noyes' obit. I have also added it to my site as it is a slightly different version of the one I had posted.
Added by Paul Noyes on Aug 16, 2014 5:19 PM
Michael Harrington
Daniel Noyes
You wrote:

Their suggestion:
May I add a picture of his original obituary from the 1888 newspaper that I have to his memorial? I think it adds to it quite nicely. Thanks
Mary Russell


Hi, Mary.
Please feel free to add your picture. That would be a nice gesture.

Thank you.

Added by Michael Harrington on Aug 16, 2014 2:48 PM
rick pickwick
RE: susan hoyt
I did find some people in a us census. I recorded that in one of the memorials when I found it. I do not recall if the Hoyts were also in that home. I forget the name it is under, but it was an identified person.
I agree about the sadness. I wish there were more records. maybe somewhere and in time???? being an optimist. lol
Added by rick pickwick on Aug 15, 2014 7:51 PM
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