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Shirley Herring (#47035446)
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Bio Photo I have been doing this off and on for years, I just recently started being more adoment about it. I remember My great aunt Mina doing it when I was a lot younger.(back in the 50's & 60's) When we would go visit her it would be fun to see all the pics she had takin in her journey (while on vacation)around the country going to different places to do her research. She still doesn't use a computer except to store her data, she got all of her information the old fashion way by doing a lot of leg work. She is 84 now & told me awhile back she was so proud of me that someone was caring on with researching our family history. I mainly started doing this to trace my fathers side of the family like aunt Mina had on my mothers side. I guess you can say it is my life passion now to work on my ancesters on both sides of my family.
The names I am working on are Magner, Woolley, Colegrove, Shields, Venn, Veatch, Stockton, Sells, Prough, Ragains, Jones
I do not have a home page right now but will be getting one soon.
If there is (FHR) in the notes I have posted, I got that information from Funeral Home records.If ther is (CR) I got the information from cementery records. If there are any mistakes, please let me know & I will make the corrections. I will gladly transfer any memorial.
While visiting cemeterys to get pics of my ancesters, I started taking pics of markers of our service men & women. I feel they all should be remembered in some way for helping to keep this a free country. I am also taking pics of unusual markers, as I journey through the cemeterys.
I have moved back to Okla.after almost 30 years, to be near my Sad who is 77, he just can not do like he used to. I lice in Creek County, west of Tulsa
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Ellis Shields
Hi Shirley,

Thanks for all the work you do for Find a Grave! I have a question I am hoping you can help us resolve. There are 2 records for Find A Grave Memorial for Ellis Shields that appear to be for the same person. Summum Cemetery # 45703482 and also Summum Sixteen Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 38571902. The birth dates are the same, wife same, death dates are different by only 1 year. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Warm Regards, Jody.
Added by jmtho1501 on May 30, 2015 1:07 PM
Gary L. Tharp
RE: Tatums in Sharon Cemetery
Hello Shirley,

How is your research going these days, good I hope? Send me an email and we'll talk, ok?

Added by Gary L. Tharp on Apr 23, 2015 6:56 PM
Marilyn Hunt
Cash Cemetery, Decatur Co, Iowa
Just wanted to give you a big thanks for taking the time to enter information about this small family cemetery where many of my relatives are buried.
Marilyn Hunt
Added by Marilyn Hunt on Feb 17, 2012 9:43 AM
Patricia Fawn Carter- Ford-Cowdrey
Neal J Jones
Dear Shirley: I found a notice in the paper for Neal J. Jones where is passed away November 13 2010. His memorial # 29446299 if you would like to add it on. He is in Jones Cemetery.

Thanks Pat
Added by Patricia Fawn Carter- For... on Aug 01, 2011 9:17 PM
Ester Jones
Put up two photos, was not sure about the sun when I took the photo. It is the habit of this cemetery to put the graves behind the headstones, it appears that there is a grave about a year old behind Earl, but they have not put a death date on the stone for him. There are a ton of Jones's in this cemetery.
Will take whatever photos you need.
Added by Gloria on Jul 31, 2011 8:52 AM
Pet Your Kitty
RE: George Washington Shields 1871-1943
Hi Shirley,

I have asked his permission each time I've posted one of his photos and he has always said ok.

Go down to the bottom of the page and you will find an e-mail link. Feel free to ask the webmaster if he has given anyone permission to use his photos. If you're still not comfortable let me know and I'll be glad to take it down.
Added by Pet Your Kitty on Sep 01, 2009 6:32 PM
Terry Wasson
RE: Sylvia and Arthur Black
I'm not sure who takes care of this cemetery but I'll try to find out.
Take a look at your memorial to Samuel T. Lorenzo "Sam" Ragains. I did some repair work on the photo you posted.
Added by Terry Wasson on Aug 18, 2009 6:40 AM
Terry Wasson
Sylvia and Arthur Black
I attempted to remove the rust stain from the Sylvia and Arthur Black stone. I did reduce the stain some but the rust has already etched the stone. I Neutralized the rust so unless someone replaces the rusty horseshoe it should not get worse. I left the horseshoe next to the marker so please let your family know if the put it back on the stone it will destroy it in a few years.
Added by Terry Wasson on Aug 15, 2009 12:32 PM
Earl Munday
RE: Rachel Dollar
If you double click on the picture on findagrave, then right click and select "save as", you can download the picture to wherever you like.

Added by Earl Munday on Aug 12, 2009 12:31 PM
Ellie Sparks
RE: Garden Plains Cemetery, Minden Neb.
Hi Shirley: We have been traveling and just returned home. The 2 graves I created memorials for were Witters and Davis. They are not related to me and I would be happy to transfer them to you if you would send me your ID number.

Ellie Sparks
Added by Ellie Sparks on Aug 12, 2009 5:02 AM
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