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Melissa (#47264992)
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Bio Photo I inherited the genealogy bug from my mother. I ran across F.A.G. while trying to find information on ancestors. I believe F.A.G. is a wonderful site to find missing family links.

When photographing, I go row-by-row. I am not a greedy request-claimer who will go out, take a single pic, and run back to post it. From a genealogy perspective, I want to know if there are other family members in the cemetery that I may not already know of. Also, if someone has previously posted a pic of the headstone and I get a better one (I am using a HD camera), I will add mine as well.

If you would like me to transfer management of a memorial, please send me the request, and your relationship to that person. I try to transfer to family members if possible!

***** If you send me a message stating "this memorial is a dupe, please delete," please make sure the other memorial has at least as much information and pics as the one in my control. Otherwise it will remain as-is!!!

****If you would like me to add an obituary to a person, you MUST provide me with citation information!!!!!!!!
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Thank you
Hello. I wanted to thank you for taking a picture of my grandfathers headstone #110775001. I was very young when he passed away and was not even aware of where he was buried. I came across the picture while doing research with my son on ww2. Thank you.
Added by Chris on Feb 05, 2016 4:08 PM
Louis Svach
RE: Leslie Halek
Thank you, Melissa, for your quick reply and understanding about his boy and his two headstones and two memorials. Yes, I will try to find out more about the caretaker and/or cemetery association for the Fairbury Cemetery. My mother and grandparents are buried in New Tabor Cemetery in Republic County so I might be able to find someone who can work from that end too.

I plan to put a Note on my memorial that a duplicate memorials exists (with the memorial number) and that we are trying to find out which was the original burial site and if the body itself was moved.

Lou Svach
Added by Louis Svach on Jan 29, 2016 8:21 PM
Beverly Hayes,Dakovich
Stephen Purdy
Hi, Stephen is my great Uncle. Are you related to the Purdy family, if so would love to share/compare Purdy family history from Ia with you
Have a great winter's night.
Added by Beverly Hayes,Dakovich on Jan 15, 2016 7:14 PM
Debra Anderson
RE: Ruth Ann Cook memorial #111496520
7-25-2009. Hello I am wondering if you are related to Ruth Ann Comstock Cook. She is my 2x great grandmother. Her daughter is my great great aunt. I see that you added your memorial on the 30 of May 2013.
Mine was added 7-25-2009.
I know that the headstone reads one thing, however, the 1860, 1870, 1880, & 1900 all put her being born in 1851.
She was married to Stark Jacob Daniel Cook in may 22, 1870. Her one daughter Gladys G. Cook was a fine lady.
So if you wouldn't mine transferring over to me or deleting yours and place picture on mine that would be great.
thank you
Added by Debra Anderson on Nov 12, 2015 7:21 PM
Margo Reasner
Freddie Hudson
Thank you very much for the transfer. I appreciate it very much. -Margo-
Added by Margo Reasner on Nov 04, 2015 2:34 PM
Mamie's father Memorial #89529660, Harrison David Rice.
Thank you again,
Added by Jo on Nov 01, 2015 9:35 PM
Hi Melissa,
Mary Mae Gouge Furrow, her maiden name is Rice. Daughter of Harrison David Rice and Nancy Jane Cantrell.
Her first husband was Charles A. Gouge B:26 June 1898 Barry Co.,Missouri D: 26 Jan 1924 Aurora, Missouri, of this marriage two children were born,(1)Lucille Jane, B:19 Mar 1918 Missouri D:02 Jan 1999 Marshfield,Missouri and (2)LeeRoy.B:08 March 1922 Missouri D: 09 March 1970 Lancaster, California
Her nick name was "Mamie"
Her second marriage was to Furrow, no children were born.

Would you please add this info to her memorial.
Thank you

Added by Jo on Nov 01, 2015 9:27 PM
Keith Sanders
Memorial# 74150874
Lola Mae (Leathers) Sanders and her husband Jess G Sanders are my great-grandparents. Could you transfer them to me?
Keith Sanders
Added by Keith Sanders on Oct 13, 2015 9:42 PM
warren johnson
unmarked graves
Hello Melissa my name is Warren Johnson, grand son of Wesley Johnson buried in the Johnson Cemetery at Crocker MO, and my grand mother was Elizabeth buried together there.
my great grand father was Marion Jasper Johnson and Sarah Ann, I'm wondering where in the cemetery you found the two unmarked stones you put on Find A Grave, I have been all over that cemetery
for years
Added by warren johnson on Sep 30, 2015 8:50 PM
Kirk B Mayer
Eliza Sumpter #108430451
Melissa, My wife may be a distant relative of Eliza Sumpter, wife of William Sumpter. If they are relatives, they were both born (and married) in England. William was a minister.
How would I go about getting a copy of her obituary, to confirm the family connection. According to the headstone you photographed she died December 10, 1903 and is buried in Fairbury, Nebraska. Who should I contact to get a copy of her obituary? Thanks.
Kirk Mayer, East Wenatchee, WA. 98802.
Added by Kirk B Mayer on Sep 20, 2015 6:48 PM
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